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As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee
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Price: $8.49 USD. Words: 85,930. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by SilverWood Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
One man's search through Spain in the footsteps of writer Laurie Lee.
Buddha On The Bus
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Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Nate Damm shares a short travel story about a long bus ride. When everything goes wrong, Nate finds himself focusing closely on the characters around him for some entertainment as the trip is delayed time and time again. His seatmate during the trip is a strange young man named Bud, whose odd antics are questioned by everyone on the bus.
The Wrong Shade of Yellow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
I was middle aged and homeless, soon to be penniless, and really and truly no different from that bag lady sitting on the bench over there. I couldn’t jack it in and go home, because I didn’t have a home to go to anymore. The bicycle and the tent were now home. Wherever I found myself on any given night was now home. And that meant, for tonight, Genoa Piazza Principe Railway Station was home.
Coffee Für Tod
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Getting a morning cup of coffee is a cherished daily ritual the world over. But while travelling this custom can become both an adventure and an ordeal. More often than not the desire for a fix coupled with the exchange of money can overcome any cultural or language obstacles...but then sometimes you find yourself at a train station in Berlin, Germany on a cold winter morning.
Montana Air Views From A Transplant
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
These views from a transplant from civilization, if read by native Montanans, will either bore them to tears or cause hysterical laughter. It’s all normal and routine to them. But to other transplants and foreigners, there may be some small amusement. Montana is a magical and gorgeous place. I think only a foreigner can recognize that with true depth. We have lived so long outside of paradise.
What Did You Do With That Bug Repellent?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,330. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
"If David Sedaris operated an African Safari tour, the result would be something like this." -Dr. Volmer Enghausen, zoologist and stand-up comic.
Travel Observations and Revelations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Do you always end up sitting next to passengers with colds or flu on crowded flights? Do you amaze even yourself with your inane utterances on long road trips? Do you smile smugly as you recall a travel deal that you scored ten years ago? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you will be able to relate to this compilation of travel anecdotes intended to amuse and inspire.
Блондинка вокруг света или I did it my way
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,880. Language: Russian. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Хочешь сбежать? спроси меня как
Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations
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Price: $6.25 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Possibilities Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, getting stoned at Fijian kava ceremonies, and witnessing the ancient ritual of land diving on Pentecost Island is the stuff of National Geographic cover stories – and Nevin Martell’s childhood vacations.Freak Show Without a Tent is a grandly hilarious memoir-misadventure that is equal parts National Lampoon’s Vacation, Romancing the Stone and Crocodile Dundee.
A Year of Transformation
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Series: Paddlin' On Trademark Series, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
A Year of Transformation is Mary Anne Smrz's third book in the Reflections from the Red Kayak Trademarked series. Mary Anne takes readers halfway around the world, paddling toward their authentic selves, as she reveals nature's life lessons, discovered during a year of kayak excursions.
In the Words of a Song
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
“I’ve heard many bad stories about you, and you must admit that most of them are true!” Or were they just the product of a fertile imagination? Either way, I will love you and leave you for the fiftieth time with this…
Borrowed Expressions
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The English language owes much of its richness to the countless expressions borrowed from other tongues, and Japan has made some notable contributions to the lexicon. Very few native speakers of English are aware, however, of the etymology of some of the Japanese words they use. How many people would have realised, for example, that “karaoke” is partly a corruption of English?
The Gardens Of Jerusalem: A Journey Through The Heart Of Africa
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 160,670. Language: British English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Peter Winton sets out alone on a 10,000 mile journey around Africa. He travels the hard way overland, encountering astonishing hardship and poverty, but also some of the most extraordinary natural wonders on the planet. On an odyssey into the unknown, where chance encounter is everything and where contentment and joy are found in the ordinary, the everyday, and the most unexpected of places.
Dining Out
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Move over, Paris! An introduction to Tokyo, the official gourmet capital of the world, ranging from the Michelin Diet of my imagination to the real-life American supermodel peanut butter diet and everything in-between. Includes some practical advice for tourists visiting Japan and Taiwan on a budget and some irreverent comments about Japanese “obatarian” (battleaxes) and Starbucks.
Tea Leaves in Coffee Cups
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Just when you thought it was safe to dine out… Sometimes it is better not to know those secret ingredients in the food and drinks we consume, but in some circumstances, such lack of knowledge could kill us. When it comes to food poisoning, no one is immune and nowhere is safe! My first job in Japan leads to me question some aspects of food safety and hygiene in advanced countries.
Pracowałam na statku pasażerskim i w Arabskich Liniach Lotniczych (polish)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,890. Language: Polish. Published: May 26, 2014 by EscapeMagazine. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Pracowałam na statku pasażerskim i w Arabskich Liniach Lotniczych to książka, a właściwie zbiór maili pisanych do rodziny i przyjaciół.
Billy Idol Gone Wrong
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
I have been called many things in my time, but "Billy Idol gone wrong" surely takes the cake! Look beyond the differences in fashion sense and demeanour, however, and his fans might be surprised to discover that my supposed antithesis and I actually have some things in common. A reflection on how we expatriates come to assimilate physically in our adopted countries either by accident or design.
Naked Communication
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Japanese naked communication was once too much for prudish American sailors to take, but attitudes had changed significantly by the time Marilyn Monroe arrived in Tokyo on her honeymoon. Today, people come from all over the world to engage in the practice, often unaware that there is more to it than just hot water. Here, I discuss the dynamics of communal bathing from a multicultural perspective.
Reef Beach
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
My late aunt and uncle enriched the lives of countless Australians and instilled in me a greater appreciation of opera, conservation, and religion. They also introduced me to the delights of Reef Beach, a haven for nudists on Sydney Harbour, before it fell victim to a misinformation campaign by some "moralistic" local residents. This is our story, plus some off-the-wall revelations from Japan.
City Walks
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Whenever I visit another country on business or for pleasure, I always make a point of seeing how the local people live and picturing how different my life would be if I lived among them. Part of my routine is to explore entire neighbourhoods on foot, but sometimes travelling as a semi-respectable, law-abiding male can present challenges of its own…