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  • A Year in Chiang Mai

    $4.99$13.99 Gunn, Alexander
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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on holiday and never go back? Alex and his wife Chrissy decided that if they were going to change their lives they had better do it before their 2 small children got too old and too settled. They gave up good jobs, put their house on the market, said goodbye to bemused friends and relatives, found new homes for their geese and goats and moved from rural England to the other side of the world.
    They chose the jungle city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand where they had no friends, no contacts and no income (and no geese or goats). A year later having survived near bankruptcy, rabies, cock fights, police road blocks, the mysterious elephant cowboys and a Yoda like monk who sold them a lucky charm wooden penis, they managed to set up what has become an award winning travel company, “The Life Change People”.
    This unusual business aims to change people’s lives in just 7 days. Reading this book might just change yours!

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  • Watching the Thais

    $4.99 Tuohy, Tom
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    Why does a Thai smile at you after crashing into the back of your car?
    Why do Thais deplore walking?
    The heat, the heat. What about the weather?
    Why is everything done as a pack?
    What is all this face stuff about?
    Lies?
    Confrontation?
    Sleeping and shopping?
    Just what is it with the Thais?
    What’s it all about?

    Author and academic Tom Tuohy answers all these questions and much more in his new book about the Thais and all their quirks.

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  • Khon Kaen – Thailand: Music Book With Slideshow

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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    Enjoy Rural Thailand

    Text in English & German
    Listen to music and watch the slideshow
    Listen to beautiful Thai music while watching the slideshow and enjoy rural Northeastern Thailand giving you some insights into the special life of this exotic culture.

    Thailand – Land der Harmonie, der Schönheit und des immerwährenden Glücks.
    Doch der Isan ist diese Art von Thailand, wo ein Farrang (ein Weißhäutiger) noch wie ein exotisches Wunder bestaunt wird. Wo man kleine Kinder lachend hochhebt und die Geschwister freudestrahlend rufen: „Farrang, Farrang“ – und dabei aus purer Lebenslust in die Höhe hüpfen, mit beiden Händen winkend und darauf hoffend, einen Blick auf dieses so besondere Wesen erhaschen zu dürfen.
    Hier, im Nordosten Thailands liegt Khon Kaen. Tauchen Sie ein in das quirlig bunte Treiben einer Stadt im Isan…die ungezwungene Art im Land des Lächelns macht Ihren Trip zu einem Erlebnis der besonderen Art – worauf warten Sie noch?
    Genießen Sie die charakteristischen Bilder vom turbulenten Leben dieser exotischen Kultur die untermalt sind mit den Klängen des Komponisten Chamras Saewataporn.
    Der eingeschriebene Text ist sowohl in Deutsch als auch in Englisch zu lesen.

    Exklusiv für iPad / Exclusively for iPad

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  • Two Faces of Isan, music book with slideshow

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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    Listen to this audio book, watch the slideshow and enjoy rural Northeastern Thailand experienced by two foreigners in the Isan area.
    Exclusively for iPad

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  • Zwei Gesichter des Isan Musikbuch

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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    Wir öffnen für Sie ein kleines Fenster hin zum Nordosten Thailands, dem Isan, um einen tieferen Einblick in das besondere Leben dieser exotischen Kultur zu vermitteln.
    Exklusiv für iPad erhältlich auf iBooks

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  • Two Faces of Isan, audio book with slideshow

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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    Listen to this audio book, watch the slideshow and enjoy rural Northeastern Thailand experienced by two foreigners in the Isan area.
    Exclusively available for iPad only.

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  • Zwei Gesichter des Isan Audiobuch

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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  • Schatten im Paradies

    $4.99$13.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Leben und Sterben in Pattaya
    Sie träumen vom Paradies, von Palmenstränden, Sonne und Frauen, gutem Essen und niedrigen Preisen.
    Es sind die Aussteiger und Rentner aus dem Westen. Oft soeben geschieden oder verwitwet, haben sie von Kollegen gehört, dass man in Pattaya mit nur wenig Vermögen oder kleiner Rente all das findet, was sich ein Mann wünscht.
    Ob mit Glatzkopf und Bierbauch, oder einer anderen Behinderung spielt absolut keine Rolle. Jeder findet eine junge und hübsche Freundin, solange die Kasse stimmt!
    Aber Vorsicht, wo die Sonne fast immer scheint, gibt’s nun einmal auch viel Schatten!

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  • Hans im Glück – Als Rentner in Thailand

    $4.99$11.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Als Rentner in Thailand
    Wenn ein Mann bereits eine oder mehrere gescheiterte Ehen hinter sich hat, kann er nicht damit rechnen, ausgerechnet in Thailand sein Glück zu finden.
    Hans ist einer dieser zahllosen FARANGS (Europäer), die es nochmals riskieren, und eine wesentlich jüngere Frau zur Partnerin nehmen. Aber ohne Lehrgeld zu zahlen, geht das in der Regel nicht, Hans hat Glück, er hat einen zuverlässigen und erfahrenen Kollegen, der ihm mit nützlichen Ratschlägen beistehen kann, und dennoch ist sein Weg mit Stolperdrähten versehen, aber lesen Sie selber weiter, wie er sich zurecht findet!

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  • Thailand – The Ups and Downs, Part Three

    $4.99 Little, Alan
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    The Ups and Downs Part Three continues on from where the story finished up, with the main character pondering over his future. How can anyone feel secure about living in a foreign country when visas have to be renewed on a yearly basis?
    Also he is drawn towards a return to England where he can earn a fortune compared to his salary as a teacher in Bangkok. Disaster seems to follow him like the plague in this issue, with more Ups and Downs in store for him due to the monsoon rains. Toey, a friend of Yao’s opens a restaurant on Koh Samui, and her husband trusts a tourist too much. He soon regrets his mistake!Isaan is always full of surprises and he is amazed by a DIY Isaan funeral. Is Yao’s jealousy trying to trick him again?
    Thank you for reading the first two books of this series and I hope that you enjoy this one.

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  • Bia’s Wedding

    $4.99 Stansbridge, Robert
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    The story of a man tricked into marriage.
    Rob’s alter ego is unleashed on the paradise island of Ko Samui. Guitar hero and sex god, he becomes too adventurous for his own good. Certainly no match for Bia, who likes his smile and decides to give fate a nudge.
    Rob leaves his brains in his suitcase as she leads him through a land of lady-bars and lady-boys to a world of water buffalo and singing policemen.

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  • I of the Sun

    $14.99 Arthur, Richard
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    In terms of your place in the world, it’s your actions that define you. Every moment of your life you are always, necessarily doing something. And so the question is – why do you do what you do? A young man travels on a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia to find out, in search of freedom and everything that comes with it. Free from responsibility, free from others, free from himself. He discovers paradise islands and electric cities, and gets hooked on crazy liquor, cheap pills, loose women and easy living. Navigating through a jungle of butterflies and ladyboys, socio-narcotic minefields, hustlers, mafia, mad men and mystics, he surfs the line between reality and imagination, sanity and madness, and life and death itself. I of the Sun also voyages through many areas of philosophy, science and history, to discover whether or not we truly have free will – and if we do, then how do we control ourselves? At turns hilarious and horrifying, beautiful and ugly, Richard Arthur’s debut novel takes you on an epic journey following the Sun around Southeast Asia and into the very heart of human consciousness, in this literary and philosophical tour de force.

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  • Ba Ba Boo Boo – Einladung zum Betrug

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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    Als Rentner in Thailand zu leben ist heutzutage kein Problem, man braucht einfach nur eine Menge Geld, Geduld und reichlich Mut. Doch, was ist, wenn man jünger ist? Funktioniert ein Geschäftsaufbau im Land der Glückseligkeit und wie ergeht es dabei einer Frau?
    Während Max nach Pattaya kam wegen der Liebe, wurden Christiane und der 11jährige Paul auf bizarren Wegen in dieses Land gebracht. Nach vielem hin und her, nach Sirias Vorwürfen und ihren Unterstellungen wird sie mit dem jüngsten Sohn der Familie buddhistisch verheiratet. Sie und Paul erfahren gemeinsam mit Max und seiner blinden Mama die ‘Geborgenheit’ einer alles umschlingenden Großfamilie im Nordosten Thailands, dem Isan. Intrigen, Verwirrungen und Mogelei lassen nach einem ersten blühenden Beginn ihr Leben in eine völlige Leere laufen und sie machen die gleichen Fehler, wie unzählige Farrang.
    ‘Warum gibst du ihm recht und nicht mir’, beschwert sich Max bei Siria. ‘Ich bin dein Mann.’ Ittiporn Wongwanit, der Schwager ist die Hinterlist in Person und ein stolzer Thai, der die Struktur im geschäftlichen Ablauf selbst bestimmen will. Er hasst den Farrang und will nur sein Geld. Die Aussage Farrang Ba Ba Boo Boo ist ein auf dem Land gebräuchlicher Satz und beschreibt ein klein wenig den Hintergrund der Thai-Seite bei der Ausnutzung eines Weißhäutigen.
    Bei so einer Weltanschauung und schockiert durch die Schizophrenie ihres thailändischen Ehemanns Prasong sucht Christiane lieber das Weite und freut sich auf die fesselnden Abenteuer in der Stadt. Zusammen mit ihrem Sohn.
    Selbst Max gelingt die Flucht aus dem ‘Gefängnis der Liebe’. Doch soweit ist es noch lange nicht und es gilt, eine Menge schrecklicher Dinge zu ertragen. Mit Vertrauen, Ausdauer und Beharrlichkeit erreichen sie ihr angestrebtes Ziel. Ein zufriedenes Leben mit geschäftlichem Erfolg aller Thai-Intrigen zum Trotz.

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  • Pattaya Parables

    $4.99$13.99 Griffiths, John Tudor
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    The author served in the Royal Hong Kong Police from 1960 to 1993 and, after discovering Thailand in the late sixties, visited the “Land of Smiles” at least once each year. After leaving Hong Kong and returning to his native Wales he continued to visit for a month each Spring and Autumn.
    He consummated his love for Thailand by marrying a young Thai lady who unfortunately died, still young, from cancer.
    In the course his visits he naturally became well acquainted with the night scene in Pattaya and, being an experienced observer, acquired the material that provides the basis for this book. The vignettes in this book capture a wide spectrum of Pattaya nightlife and provide the reader with an easy to read but interesting voyage into the pathos and the humour that exists behind the bright lights.
    For anyone who has visited Pattaya it will bring back memories and for those yet to visit a taste of what is awaiting them.
    The author has also published “Reminiscences of a Hong Kong Chailo” about his life in the police force in Hong Kong.

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  • Noy of Nakohn Panome

    $13.99 Jouppi, James
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    “If we get married in Thailand,” Noy said. “We’ll have to have a big wedding. Every district officer will have to be there. And, of course, you have to have my father’s permission?”
    I approached her father the very next Saturday. He told me Noy was free to marry any man she pleased.
    The Saturday after that, a powerful communist suppression officer whose title, in English, meant something akin to “Provincial Protector”, sent a marriage delegation to visit with Noy’s parents to negotiate a marriage fee. The week after that, an assistant district officer sent a marriage delegation to negotiate a marriage for himself.
    “Why didn’t you tell me about this custom?” I asked Noy. She said she hadn’t known about it herself. She also said she had no feelings for these men and that she hardly even knew them.
    I arranged a marriage delegation including six men I’d worked with on a village project. Included were a headman and his assistant, honorable men who could vouch for me and follow Thai protocol. Then I told Noy what I’d done.
    “You can’t send a marriage delegation, because my mother hates you, and the visit would cause her great pain,” Noy told me. “She says I can marry anyone I want but that he has to be Thai. You  have to move into my parents’ house and work on my father’s garden. You have to prove you respect my parents.”
    I could have worked on her father’s garden, but would that have made me Thai? Would that have proved I respected her parents? Before I’d extended for that third Peace Corps year, I’d worked  on projects, and, during my down time, I’d had an active social life wlth Thai bargirls. That life was now stripped away. My project areas were now off-limits, designated “red” by the American Consulate and Peace Corps. I no longer had a job, except, of course, the job of marrying Noy.

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  • Thailand’s Forgotten Nursery Rhymes

    $3.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    This book is a magical collection of twenty five traditional nursery rhymes and chants, all of which are about the animals and birds of Thailand. Despite first impressions, many Thai nursery rhymes are not really nonsense verses at all, but have been recited to children by their parents and grandparents for hundreds of years, in order to teach them something about the creatures that share their world. Sadly, throughout the course of time, many of these ancient rhymes and chants seem to have become all but forgotten by the modern generation of Thai children and this book is an attempt to preserve them before they are lost forever, as well as introducing them to the children of other countries. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant pictures that give the reader as much of an insight into everyday Thai life as do the rhymes themselves, this book will captivate and delight children of all nationalities and ages, as well as providing them with a great deal of knowledge about the people of Thailand and the natural history of the country. As well as the pictures and text (the rhymes are reproduced in both English and phonetic Thai language) this book also contains a list of the meanings of many of the rhymes and chants included, which will enable parents in countries all over the world to teach a valuable lesson about a different culture to their children in a way in which is both informative and fun.

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  • Zwei Gesichter des Isan

    $4.99 Kolonko, Hedwig
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    Das abenteuerliche Leben in einer ländlichen Großfamilie
    Waise und Halbwaise im Nordosten Thailands leben in einem für Reisende unsichtbaren Elend. Familien werden durch Auslandsjobs zerrissen, Prostituierte an den reichen Stränden des Südens lassen ihre Kinder bei überforderten Großeltern.
    Jake und Tine, beides Deutsche, treffen sich in Thailand und wollen gemeinsam ein Kinderdorf aufbauen, um zu helfen. Es gibt es Rückschläge und Erfahrungen, die die Strukturen der thailändischen Gesellschaft auf dem Land entzaubern. Erst jetzt kann die Aufgabe in die Hand genommen werden.
    Lomphulat, ein Heiliger des Isan, lebte vor mehr als 125 Jahren. Er half vielen Menschen in der Not und niemals wurde jemand von ihm abgewiesen. Ihm zu Ehren soll das Waisen-Kinder-Dorf seinen Namen tragen.
    Hedwig Kolonko lebt seit November 2001 im Nordosten Thailands, dem Isan. Geboren und aufgewachsen ist sie in Plochingen, Deutschland und hat erst in späteren Jahren das turbulente Leben in Thailand entdeckt. Hedwig hat zwei erwachsene Töchter und einen Sohn, der in Bangkok studiert. Sie war Übungsleiterin im Turnverein und als Kommunalpolitikerin im Ortschaftsrat.
    Mit diesem Buch will sie die Erfahrungen und die Sichtweise einer weißen Frau darstellen, die viele Ereignisse aus einem ganz anderen Blickwinkel sehen kann als ein Mann. Dieses Wissen, den richtigen Umgang mit der fremden Religion und einen Einblick in das Leben der anderen Kultur möchte sie dem Leser vermitteln.

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  • A Chilli too far

    $4.99 Kennett, Brian
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    The way in which we understand and appreciate the world will affect our whole approach to life. Over the last century physical science has shown that the cosmos is quite different from what was previously thought. It is far more stimulating and complex.
    This book describes how, over the centuries, certain simple observations have affected physical science and mathematics. We are now beginning to unearth mysteries and answers which previously were believed to be beyond solution.
    But science cannot provide all the answers. After first visiting and then living in Southeast Asia I found a range of different approaches which have proved invaluable when facing the challenges of life.
    A Chilli Too Far’ was written after completing a cycling tour of Southeast Asia in 2002/3. The region, formerly called ‘Indochina’, contains a wonderful tapestry of cultures – a result of Indian, Muslim and Chinese influences. Such outlooks complement the Western perspective. Although my initial intention was to have some fun, the tour turned out to have unexpected repercussions. I was to discover a variety of positive outlooks when tackling life’s problems and met people from differing cultures who radiated an inner sense of contentment.
    This book, although basing itself on the way in which physical science has developed over the centuries, attempts to show that a harmony is possible between the Oriental and Western perspectives. This seems to be particularly relevant in an age of ideological tensions.

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  • Thailand Bar Girls, Angels and Devils

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Men have been coming to Thailand for many years now to enjoy the infamous night-life of cities like Pattaya, Bangkok and Phuket and to experience the girls that work in the thousands of bars around them. Some have found out to their cost that there are devils amongst the young women that ply their trade in the neon-lit forests of the country and others have been lucky enough to have discovered angels. Peter Jaggs has spent the best part of the past thirty years in Thailand and his previous books about the characters and locations on the seedier side of the streets of Thailand have reached best selling status in their respective categories on Amazon’s lists as well as those of other distributors and have sold thousands of copies to date. His first work, ‘From Beggar to Butterfly’ was described by the legendary Bernard Trink in a review in the Bangkok Post as one of the best books on Pattaya written. ‘Thailand Bar-girls; Angels and Devils,’ is in the same genre and written in very much the same style. During more than a quarter of a century in Pattaya the author has seen and heard many tales of true love, deception and even murder and death, with Thailand’s bar-girls taking the part of the main players. This book contains the very best of them. Many of the stories are funny and others are heart-warming. Some are distressing and one or two are bizarrely insane. Once again, the author has produced another work that is a must-read for anyone intending to take a stroll down the bright lights of Thailand’s night-streets and it will give those who read it an unparalleled insight into the world of the country’s good-time girls and hookers that will prove invaluable for anybody planning a close encounter with Thailand’s bar-girls, and the angels and devils amongst them.
    ‘Peter Jaggs is a highly skilled writer supremely confident in his craft’ Daniel Schwartz, Pattaya Trader Magazine
    ‘Jaggs is a rare kind of ex-pat, not only relishing the atmosphere of Pattaya and its charming women but he can communicate the romantic ups and downs with a perfectly targeted common touch’ Richard Ravensdale, Vice President Pattaya ex-pats club

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  • Thailand Drifter

    $4.99$13.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Whether your idea of travelling Thailand is wandering around the ruined temples of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, swinging in a hammock outside a ramshackle hut on a deserted, backpackers’ beach, meeting the Akha Hill-Tribe people of the North or drinking beer and getting down and dirty with the bar-girls and lady-boys of Pattaya; Thailand Drifter has it all, plus a load of laughs and very much more.
    Over the past few years, a growing number of titles about roaming Thailand have appeared on the shelves of bookstores and on e-book websites, but what sets Peter Jaggs’ work apart from the others is the way in which the author’s words paint a perfect picture of the kind of situations and characters that any visitor to the country is bound to find themselves involved with, should they have come to Thailand for the diverse culture, the infamous night-life, the glorious beaches or simply for a relaxing holiday. After thirty years of floating around Thailand Jaggs knows what he is talking about and the thousands of copies his twelve titles have sold to date, despite only being on sale for only a few years, demonstrate this.
    The twenty unique and very humorous travel tales contained in this offering are inescapably relevant to any potential traveler to the country, because as well as the kaleidoscope of colorful individuals they will undoubtedly stumble across, the book also brings to life a wealth of locations and circumstances that the reader is almost certain to walk slap-bang into, when following in the footsteps of a confirmed Thailand Drifter.
    “Modern classics of Pattaya? I think so, you judge”. Richard Ravensdale, Vice President of Pattaya ex-pats club
    “It is clear that Peter knows what he is talking about to be able to write (them) so well”. Pattaya Trader Magazine

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