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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 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.
Snakeskins and Signposts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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Loaded down with dehydrated rice and beans and her hunger for freedom, Sher pedals 2,000 miles from Bellingham, WA, through the Cascade Mountains to southern OR and back. Strangers are friends, the smell of a forest ravages the senses, every caw from a crow is a sign, and home will never be the same again. Told with humor and candor, this tale keeps readers perched on handlebars leaning forward.
In the Shade of the Sausage Tree
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 33,320. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A light-hearted account of a recent safari to the New Africa which revives the author's memories of life there 35 years before
Hoogtepunten van Rome
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: Dutch. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Als je naar Rome gaat, wil je zeker weten dat je niks gemist hebt. In deze reisgids kun je lezen wat nou de echte hoogtepunten van Rome zijn. Inclusief plattegronden en metrokaart
Ilha Formosa
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Japan has been my home for such a long time now that it has become second nature, but sometimes I just want to escape the harsh, mundane realities of my everyday life by running away to somewhere safe but exotic, where I cannot speak the language and every moment of the day brings some new discovery. For me, that place has become the “beautiful island” of Taiwan, and the attractions are many.
How I Came to Be Here
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Take an ordinary Australian boy, add some breakfast cereal, send him to school, and see what happens… Was it fate that led me to become a permanent resident of Japan, or am I simply another example of permissive parenting gone wrong? One man’s story of how he became a pioneering, expatriate law professor in Japan despite having no family connections to this country.
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.
Happier Than A Billionaire: The Sequel
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Series: Happier Than A Billionaire, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,260. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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Happier Than A Billionaire: The Sequel continues the journey of one couple’s adventures in Costa Rica. Follow the author and her husband as they move to the beach to build their dream home. Although the seafood is fresh and the sunsets are golden, it doesn’t take long for Nadine to find that this process won’t come easy, even when living in one of the prettiest places on earth.
Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, & Living the Zero Hour Work Week
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Series: Happier Than A Billionaire, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Two Plane Tickets, No Plan, One Dream. Have you ever rolled over, hit the snooze button, and wanted to blow off work—forever? Happier Than a Billionaire, is a lighthearted narrative for anyone who has ever dreamed of getting out of the office and starting over. Whether you are looking to retire or just visit, this narrative will keep you laughing all the way to the ticket counter.
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…
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.
Riding America: Boston to Berkeley on a BMW Motorcycle
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Riding America is a day by day account of my motorcycle pilgrimage from Boston to Berkeley in the summer of 2003. Undertaken while on sabbatical leave from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Riding America recounts my experiences and impressions of the state of Union and the people and places encountered along the way. Generously illustrated with over 70 of my color photographs.
What's in a Name?
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Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
If your name is John or you have ever known someone called John, then you will be well aware of the persecution we suffer in supposedly politically-correct countries such as America. Even in Japan, I am sometimes treated like a dog! Is this fair? We Johns of the world do not expect sympathy, but surely we deserve some respect?
Walking Through Shadows: el Camino de Santiago de Compostela
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,910. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Walking Through Shadows is an account of an out of shape  American’s pilgrimage  to Santiago de Compostela  in North West Spain.  Generously illustrated with over 150 of the author's color photographs, the daily journal  chronicles  the physical, mental, and spiritual challenges  encountered on this 36  day journey  of 500 miles on foot.
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.