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Silicon Valley Monk: From Metaphysics to Reality on the Buddhist Path by J. A. Kempf
Price: Free! Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
"Silicon Valley Monk" is a memoir of one man's attempt to wake up amid the reality distortion field of Silicon Valley - and his own mind.
Scared of Scorpions: My Year of Hell in the Holy Land by Chauncey Roberts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Songwriter Chauncey Roberts is robbed of his movie camera in Syria, beginning a hellish year in which his Palestine, My Heart Concert in Bethlehem is cancelled because of the Gaza Flotilla Tragedy, his TV sitcom nearly comes into being, and he begins Camp Evil in which Jewish settlers attack a scout camp. He overstays his Israeli visa by nine months, escaping at Tel Aviv's airport.
Riding the Dragon's Back: The Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze by Richard Bangs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Desktop Adventure. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
The thrilling and true account of the competition to be the first river rafting team down the Yangtze, one of the world's longest and most mythic rivers. When a group of American rafters begins its trip high in the Tibetan Plateau, China's patriotic youth rush to the river to beat the foreigners down their own historic waterway, the "dragon" of the title.
Lance's Travels - UK by Lance Leuven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 131,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
With a few of beers coursing through his veins and an upcoming 30th birthday on his mind Lance felt the need for one last bout of foolishness, so the next day he quit his job and gave notice on his flat. His plan was to spend the summer months travelling the UK. Four weeks later he departed, armed with little more than an antiquated Ford Mondeo, an unreliable Sat Nav and a genuine 1980s caravan.
44 Days Backpacking in China : The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass by Jeff J. Brown
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 186,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Summary: “An intimate social, cultural and political look into historical and modern China, while comparing these observations to the history and current trends of the United States and Europe.”-Provided by publisher.
Just One Cornetto: London to Sicily in a Small Motorhome by Keith Mashiter
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 113,050. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Just one Cornetto is the delightful story of Keith and his wife Gail’s six-month, 11,000-kilometre winter journey round Italy including Sicily and his addiction to cream or chocolate filled cornetti. Who can resist encounters with Tony Blair’s friend; a ninety-year old boar hunter; or a local trying to get planning permission and being offered ‘help’ by a well-known organisation?
Mongolia: Travels in An Untamed Land by Jasper Becker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China’s Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan’s capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border tracing the course of Yellow River.
A Traveler's Highway to Heaven: Exploring the History and Culture of Northern Spain on El Camino de Sanitago by William Bonville
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 129,010. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
The perfect travel companion that adds historical and cultural meat to the bones of the hiker’s El Camino experience for those who yearn to course El Camino de Santiago without handling the rigors of walking the 800 kilometer Way.
Bird Poop Farang Smile/s by Hugh Watson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,380. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Secrets of the White Devil Barbarians There are many smiles and now readers can examine the Barbarian smile/s at the end of each chapter. This work is a continuing look at the ups and downs of modernization in Thailand. Said progress makes Thailand one of the better choices for expat residence. The reason so far has been high-tech and low prices. This is a heady mix and attracts many foreigners e
Being Down, Looking Up: The Adventures of an Itinerant Shoeshiner by Rob Walters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,790. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is about an unusual journey. A few years ago Rob Walters decided to become a shoeshine boy. He stowed his shoeshine kit, a tent, and a few items of clothing in a trailer, connected the trailer to his push bike and set off from Oxford to visit the old shoe-making cities of middle England. Along the way he polished many shoes and gained a fascinating insight into his own country.
Boxed Set Volume 2 by Matt Owens Rees
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,270. Language: British English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
"Thailand Take 2" is a no holds barred exposé of Thais and Thailand, presented through the words and actions of real Thais. These ordinary Thais show how Thailand’s culture is so different from that of the West."Escape to Thailand" is an account of an English expat’s move to Thailand and his early days here, a “fly on the wall” experience for the reader. Seeing what the average tourist never sees.
Ride the Wings of Morning: Letters to and from Africa by Sophie Neville
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,510. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A conventional English girl arrived in South Africa, to help a friend run horseback safaris on a game reserve in the Northern Transvaal. It was 1992. There were yellow road signs declaring "Dit is die Volkstaat". Sophie had heard of "biltong" but knew nothing of Afrikaans culture.
Cut out the Middleman by John Daysh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,750. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In this novel By John Daysh tropical island life flips upside down as rat-race drop out Nick falls into a world of drugs and crime, while looking for was a slice of paradise in the sun.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish by Alastair Scott
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Much more than adventurous travel, this book is an exploration of Ireland and her people, past and present. Observed with humour, sensitivity and insight, it is an engrossing account of encounters and experiences - astonishingly diverse - by a seasoned travelwriter. Everything from Dervla Murphy to the Mary Celeste. A journey packed with fact and anecdote that carries you along like the tide.
Carolina Blue by Jaeme Haviland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,360. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Carolina Blue is a collection of travelogs, stories and short essays taken from the author's journal about his time in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, as well as tales from his days on the road exploring the southeastern US.
A Scot Returns - A Journey from Bali to Skye by Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 144,720. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The last of a trilogy, by turns comic and astonishing, of a remarkable five-year pilgrimage around the world. Travelling on foot, camel, elephant and public transport Scott slips, trots and lumbers through the cultures of the Far and Near East. He carries a notebook, a will to understand, a bent towards absurdities and…(ever the optimist)…a universal bath plug where there are no universal drains.
A Scot Goes South - A Journey from Mexico to Ayers Rock by Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 136,680. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Here is the sequel to Alastair Scott's highly acclaimed Scot Free, describing the next two years of his five-year odyssey, this time in Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. He writes with the same infectious brio as in his first book, a photographer's eye enriching the writer's, seizing with delight upon the egregious and eccentric, the larger-than-life that turns out to be life.
Scot Free - A Journey from the Arctic to New Mexico by Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The first in the trilogy describing Alastair Scott's epic five-year journey around the world, much of it wearing a kilt. On and (sometimes very far) off the beaten track, he brings the unusual and the eccentric vividly before our eyes, giving many an unforgettable portrait of people with whom he shared, for brief moments or extended periods, his own delight in humanity in all its forms.
Tracks Across Alaska - A Dog Sled Journey by Alastair Scott
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 132,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A Scotsman dreams of driving a dog sled across Alaska. Arriving there with no experience, he learns the hard way. This is much more than the story of that feat of self-reliance and endurance; it defines the deep bond between man and dog; it is a portrait of the land - beautiful, rich, empty, sometimes murderous - its history and the people who live there. And it has become a classic.
Smart Guide Italy: Central Italy by Alexei Cohen
Series: Smart Guide Italy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 170,280. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Museums of the World
Smart Guide Italy: Central Italy is a practical guide to Italy's most fascinating regions. It features useful information on major sights, towns, beaches and parks. The guide provides essential background details as well as suggestions on where to shop, eat, sleep and experience Central Italy. Regions covered include: Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria, Le Marche, Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna and Molise.