Opening up Hidden Burma: Journeys With - And Without - Author Dr Bob Percival
A unique anthology of insightful and quirky travel tales from enigmatic Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) spliced with heartfelt biography and loving reminiscences about Australian author, walking guide and Burmaphile Dr Bob Percival. "Above all else", writes Lucas Stewart, "this book poignantly reminds us all that even in the silent corners of the world, there are lives worth remembering." More
'Opening up Hidden Burma' offers the reader a rare insight into the mysterious and enigmatic nation of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).
From the seldom-visited small streets of downtown Yangon to the far-flung remote borderland regions of this undeveloped and unknown land, this unique travel anthology is more than a collection of travel tales and reminiscences.
With over 40 contributions from around the globe, more than two dozen different voices provide fresh perspectives about the time-trapped yet rapidly emerging country of Myanmar.
But it is much more than just a book about a place, as each story, poem, photo essay and letter is in some way connected to the late Australian author Dr Bob Percival who lived in the former capital Yangon up until 2017, working as a guide, historian and lover of things Burmese.
This collection of words and pictures gives a new appreciation of the ordinary and the everyday, and reveals how travel transforms, whether on a wild adventure in an exotic formerly forbidden land or on a early morning walk in a local neighbourhood.
From personal interactions in the seldom-visited small streets of downtown Yangon, to encounters with political prisoners, primitive hill-tribes and challenging country roads, 'Opening up Hidden Burma' transports readers to distant places and to another era, ultimately arriving at places of the heart. Through it all, in the tributes, reminiscences and love letters, we met the character of the man simply known as 'Mr Bob'.
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