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  • Tremors – Travel Adventures in Post Earthquake Japan

    $4.99$14.99 Broadhead, Paul
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    The day before Paul Broadhead was due to travel to Japan for the first time, an earthquake and tsunami rocked the North East coast of the country, killing thousands and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Undeterred, he flew out for a three week trip through a country coming to terms with devastating loss.
    Tremors is a personal account – sometimes funny, occasionally sad, but always eye-opening – of a gaijin in Japan, at a time when nothing is certain and everything is subject to change…

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  • This is Thailand

    $4.99 Johnson, Jeffrey
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    Unexpected Danger…
    I was walking around at work and deliberating the day’s activities that were ahead of me, when my mobile phone rang. It was my wife calling who had dropped me off, not more than thirty minutes before. She was frantic and crying. ‘I’m in the car. Something bit me – I’m Pain – I’m pain!’
    The best I could do was to tell her I was coming and would meet her at the hospital. I dropped everything and ran for the door. As quick as I could make my way down to the first floor, I notified someone in the office that I had an emergency, and I was leaving. I ran to the front of the building and flagged down a motorcycle taxi. They are easy to spot by the blue vests they wear, with the large numbers printed on the front and the back. Of course I can’t speak enough Thai to tell him where I wanted to go and he could not understand my English. But in my haste, he understood my emergency and I just pointed. Away we went, with me pointing the turns out, until we got to the hospital.
    I dashed to the front desk and wrote my wife’s name on a piece of paper with a question mark below it……

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  • The Unfinished Dream and Other Stories

    $6.99$14.99 Namgyal, Pem
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    The Unfinished Dream and Other Stories brings together nineteen remarkable tales from the hidden Kingdom of Bhutan.
    Pem Namgyal provides glimpses of a country that remained secluded from the rest of the world for centuries and, only recently, is waking from its ancient slumber.
    These stories tell of the dreams and the travails and of love and life of the ordinary people of this beautiful country as they struggle to bridge their past with their future…

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  • A Year in the ‘Kok

    $4.99$14.99 Horse, Crazy
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    A Novel of Bangkok Nights
    Ripped straight from the nightlife of Bangkok City Center and the off the wall pages of Western Man in Asia, notorious blog author Crazy Horse reveals all about his crazy first year in the ‘Kok.

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  • My Unforgettable Summer in SEA

    $4.99$12.99 Poet, Jack
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    Jack Poet has written a legendary diary detailing the bawdy side of the Philippines and Thailand as he experienced them in the summer of 2011. His alter ego, Lucky J, is one part Huckleberry Finn and one part Hunter S. Thompson: A wayward soul, spinning semi-heroic tales of debauchery.  Join Lucky J as he tells his story of one unforgettable summer in Southeast Asia.

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  • Malevolence

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Karma of the Thailand Underworld

    Best-selling author of books about Thailand and Asia Peter Jaggs takes time out from his more usual light-hearted travelogues to bring his readers a haunting tale of violence, greed and retribution in the Thai underworld. First told to him as a true story in a bar in Pattaya by an ancient mamasan, Jaggs has molded the old woman’s reminiscences into a chilling tale that those of a weak constitution might do better to leave well alone. Peppered with almost Dickensian characters from the backstreets of Bangkok and Pattaya and seasoned with insights into the sub-culture of the outcasts of Thailand, ‘Malevolence’ is a book that will keep you turning the pages in fascinated horror, towards a harrowing twist in the final pages that will keep the nightmares recurring for many months to come.

    Jaggs’ writing can be insightful, but don’t expect it to be too politically correct PROSTITUTION RESEARCH CENTRE

    (Jaggs) will make the neck hair stand up in recognition PATTAYA TRADER MAGAZINE

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  • Thailand Old Hand

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Thirty Years around the Bars and Backstreets of Asia

    Peter Jaggs has the unerring ability of being able to blunder into a good story wherever he travels in Asia. Whether perusing the bars and brothels of Pattaya and Angeles City, meeting up with an archaic spirit doctor in the wilds of the Isaan countryside, losing his way in the war-time tunnels of Cu-Chi in Vietnam, becoming embroiled in a punch-up with the local tough-guy in a Philippine backstreet or encountering an ethereal ghost on a deserted, moonlit beach in Thailand, he tells the tale with his own peculiar stamp of originality, humor and accuracy.
    The twenty true short stories in this – the author’s eighth book – are as colorful, diverse and sometimes as confusing as the continent of Asia itself. Many will make you laugh, others may make you want to cry and one or two will probably appall you. Whatever your reaction may be to some of the memories of a man who has spent almost three decades making the most of what Asia has to offer, ‘Thailand Old Hand’ makes for a rattling good suitcase read and is a book you will find hard to put down.

    “The author is an Old Thailand Hand; it’s apparent he has been around long enough to become insightful” Bangkok Post

    “Jaggs has become like a master brewer, skillfully distilling a wealth of living experiences into some very funny moments” Pattaya Trader

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  • Thai Lite 2: The Refill

    $5.99$11.99 Tsow, S.
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    S. Tsow gives you the lowdown on:

    • Thai nicknames
    • Thai coeds
    • Quality tourists
    • Scum tourists
    • The Spa experience
    • Toilets for elephants
    • Western Romeos
    • How to get rich in Bangkok
    • and much more..
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  • Discovering Metal Detecting on a Thailand Beach

    $4.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Hunting for pirates’ hidden gold and silver in the golden sands of a palm-fringed, exotic tropical island was the daydream of many of us when we were school kids. Unfortunately it is a fantasy that almost nobody can ever fulfill. This unusual and completely original book will tell you how anyone can embark on the next best thing though, and will take you on a layman’s treasure hunt under tropical moons and blazing sunrises; sharing a few of the secrets of how to recover some of the millions of lost items of jewelry and coins that lie buried beneath the surface of many beaches around the world.

    Peter Jaggs spent six months searching the seashore of a Thai tourist town without previously ever having had any experience of beach metal detecting, and the diary he wrote whilst learning how to do so provides a humorous, enlightening and entertaining read.

    Whether you are a novice or an expert, or even if you have never picked up a metal detector before, you will find that ‘Discovering Metal Detecting on a Thailand Beach’ is very much more than a technical guide to amateur treasure hunting and the stories and incidents recounted in this book will amuse and surprise followers of the hobby as well as those who are merely curious.

    Join Peter Jaggs and share in the sights, meet some of the characters and unearth some of the treasure he found during the time he passed using a C-Scope CS4PI metal detector on the sands of an engaging beach resort in Thailand.

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  • Buddhism in Thailand – a guide for expats and visitors

    $4.99$14.99 Whiting, Lawrence
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    Almost all visitors to Thailand will come into contact with Buddhism in some way. There are more than 200,000 monks in Thailand so you will see monks and novices out and about on the streets. There are more than 30,000 temples (wat in Thai) so you will see and may visit a temple, or several. Those lucky enough to spend some time with a Thai family will find themselves witnessing and even participating in many of the rituals and customs that are part of everyday Buddhism in Thailand.
    This is NOT a book for the serious student of Buddhism, but rather a description and explanation of what you might encounter in everyday life in Thailand.

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  • Her Apparitions & Other Human Longings

    $9.99 Furtado, Lisa
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    LISA FURTADO’S Fatima is a young American girl of the 1980’s. She comes ‘of age’ in the disenfranchised era after the ‘Flower Power’ movement, as the daughter of a proud American military leader. Her father’s frequent absences, and strict, intolerant manner, drive Fatima, (and her mother) into different quests that take them from the mainstream of the American idealized family.

    Wanting to escape from both her parents’ obsessions (and her own inner urgings), Fatima strikes out on-her-own in the wild world, hoping to connect with an older, married man who has preceded her to Asia. In her back packing travels, Fatima is exposed to adventures that challenge her perceptions and require her to look from a new light at her pre-conceived notions of relationship, independence, self reliance, submission, rebellion and self worth.

    She is accompanied by a ghost of the atrocities that have been wreaked on Banda’s home country; and finds the contrast of devastation & rebirth, beauty & ravishment, despair & hope, intermingled in the lush greenery of Vietnam and Cambodia.

    Having fallen into traps of seemingly free choice; (sex, power, adoration, slavery, violence, drugs, political intrigue, and collapse), a devastated woman awakens in a hospital in Saigan, Vietnam. Here she reads Fatima’s diary, and her drug riddled, recuperating mind begins to piece together the truth of who she is, and of the values of life.

    The devastated woman’s drop into the seething abyss of life is the propellant that awakens her to the beauty of forgiveness, genuine love, values, and hope for fresh beginnings.

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  • Die Schmetterlingsfalle

    $6.99$15.99 Jon, Dennis
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    Rückblickend betrachtet war es vielleicht keine so gute Idee, abseits der roten Linie des Reiseführers zu flattern. Aber Jon blickt, während sein Urlaub in Echtzeit vergeht, weder zurück noch nach vorne. Indem er handelt, ohne Konsequenzen tragen zu müssen, entdeckt er, dass das wahre Leben spassiger, verrückter und interessanter ist als die Fiktion und begegnet dabei Fussbal-Hooligans, unehrlichen Tourführern, Domino-Stricherinnen, Wurzelverkäufern, transvestiten Karaoke-Stars, Toiletten-Massage-Gangs und Engeln. Nicht solchen mit Flügeln und Heiligenscheinen, sondern solchen mit G-Strings und hohen Absätzen.
    Während der Verfolgung der Befriedigung seiner oberflächlichen Triebe entdeckt er, dass er selbst in Gefahr schwebt, ein fiktionaler Charakter zu werden, und ringt darum, die Linie zwischen Fantasie und Wirklichkeit zu definieren. Denkend, die Wahrheit sei zu kompliziert, spinnt er ein Netz von Täuschungen, welches sich schliesslich entwirrt und ihn kopfüber in die Schmetterlingsfalle führt.

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  • The Butterfly Trap

    $6.99$12.99 Jon, Dennis
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    In hindsight, maybe fluttering off the tour guide’s red line wasn’t such a good idea. But Jon has neither hindsight nor foresight as his vacation unfolds in real time. Acting without consequence, he discovers that real life is funnier, crazier, and more interesting than fiction, as he encouters crooked tour guides, transvestite karaoke stars, restroom massage gangs, and angels – not with wings and halos, but g-strings and high heels.

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  • Living Thai Ways

    $5.99$8.99 Keller, Michael
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    What’s inside?

    • Expat survival guide
    • Social customs & Thai holidays
    • Code of conduct
    • Sanook = Fun!
    • Discover Thailand
    • Monsoon rain
    • Visa run
    • Tuk-Tuk and longtail boat
    • and much more…
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  • Bangkok Budget Apartment Guide

    $6.99 Ferrett, Andrew
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    As a foreigner arriving in Bangkok, finding suitable (and affordable) apartments can be a huge undertaking. The backpacker rooms available in every Soi seem cramped & squalid, and the large serviced condos seem pretentious and overpriced.
    Good properties below 30,000 Baht per month just aren’t found easily. Owners find it unnecessary to advertise as there is a ready demand, and agents are more interested in the higher commissions.
    This book is designed to give you access to most of the more interesting properties in this price range. Aimed primarily at rents from 8,000 Baht upwards, we have included some rooms as low as 3,000 Baht where we felt it worth mentioning. Every listing shows a photo of the property to give a real impression.
    Thai advertising doesn’t conform to internationally recognized trade descriptions, and beautiful pictures of properties can bear little resemblance to the reality. ‘5 minutes walk to the BTS’ can be a grueling half hour down a narrow Soi, the beautiful photo of a condo with parkland in front is actually a petrol station, and ’24 hour security’ can be left to the local Soi dogs.
    This guide features over 400 properties showing their address, phone numbers, price guide and approximate room sizes. We also give a personal opinion.

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  • You Can’t Hide an Elephant in an Omelet

    $3.99 Follett & Johnson
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    Brandon and Amy travel Southeast Asia with the idea that this beautiful region of the world with its unique geography and culture will not be experienced with a cocktail in hand, felt through a Thai massage parlor, or watched from a pool side.  Tasted by way of S. E. Asia omelets and interpreted by an American palate, they offer a fresh look at American culture and S. E. Asia travel.
    A few excerpts:
    The surprise omelet bonus at Simba’s is the really friendly cat. Recently, I have been trying to pet more cats and dogs while eating omelets. This is in preparation for my upcoming trip to Laos. I figure if I can be comfortable with a pet beside my omelet, then the next step of a pet inside my omelet will be easy to swallow. Today my omelet experience is going smoothly, and I feel really comfortable about going to Laos to try my first dog or cat omelet.
    Until I ate in the city of Chieng Kong, I was a racial food profiler. Several times I passed up Mexican, Italian, and Indian food in Thailand because the cooks didn’t have the right skin color. At the Riverside Bamboo Restaurant, I learned the hands that make a delicious quesadilla do not have to be Mexican.
    I’m eating a Cambodian-style fried egg omelet with steamed rice and vegetables on the side when I hear an oink oink.
    Eventually, the pleasure found in the omelet is killed by death, amputees, whores, and the reality that lurks behind book titles such as ‘Off the Rails in Phnom Penh: Into the Dark Heart of Guns, Girls, and Ganja.’ I now see the omelet as nothing more than a way to survive. I just need some energy to get out of this city.

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  • A Freshwater Fisherman in Thailand

    $5.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Stand outside a palm-shaded wooden hut in a Thai fishing park, and do battle with a colossal Mekong Giant Catfish. See an exotic Featherback pulled from a muddy canal by a rural Thai angler in a quiet, backwater town. Share a few beers and a magnificent catch of Rohu with a few new friends, and experience a fishing competition with an angry Thai bar-girl. Catch your first double-figure Carp sitting by the banks of a cliff-lined lake near the border of Thailand and Cambodia, or cast a lure from a deserted tributary close to the Bridge over the River Kwai, with only the birds and mosquitoes for company.
    Whatever your fishing preference, this country undoubtedly has it. This book will take you on an exciting journey through the diverse variety of freshwater fisheries in Thailand, and show you how to catch the incredible fish that swim in them.
    Peter Jaggs provides a humorous and panoramic portrait of the species, tackle, baits and waters; as well as some of the characters that the reader will encounter during his angling adventures in Thailand – the Disneyland of freshwater fishing.

    ‘An informative and long-overdue guide to freshwater fishing in Thailand.’
    JEAN-FRANCOIS HELIAS, FISHING ADVENTURES THAILAND

    ‘Especially useful as an ebook; the unknown species you catch in Thailand can be targeted and identified right by the water’s edge on your mobile phone or ebook reader.’
    ROB HOGG, ENGLISH COARSE FISHERMAN

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  • Bangkok A-Z…on the cheap

    $3.99 Williams, Paul
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    An A-Z look at Bangkok, based on a six month jaunt, with helpful information on getting the right accommodation, travel tips, eating and drinking haunts, plus much more, and doing it all on a budget.
    I have also covered my experiences on visa runs, taking in a world cup, experiencing a military coup, and how to get a visa for a partner, plus other snippets on life in Bangkok.
    I hope this book will give prospective long stayers to Bangkok an insight to living there, whether it is with a partner, working, or just holidaying, with some helpful tips and advice that will make your trip a success.

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  • boxing day

    $5.99 Jaymes, Christopher
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    Based on a true story surrounding the 2004 tsunami, we follow author Chris Jaymes as he accidentally exchanged his would-be vacation in for a six-week stint as an aid worker in one of the world’s most tragic disasters.
    Upon arriving in Bangkok International Airport, he was informed that a tsunami had devastated the west coast of Thailand and that the only hotel still standing in the town he was headed to was the hotel holding his reservation.
    Boxing Day is a satirical, yet astonishingly human commentary at the harsh realities of what actually goes on in a time where selflessness should flourish, but selfishness prevails. At times heart wrenching and other times laugh out loud funny, Jaymes leads us through an adventure of mental anguish while drug-infested degenerates and hallucinatory aid workers pull together in hopes of fulfilling their idealized dream of serving humanity.
    Boxing Day will awaken the part of your spirit that longs for the day you have your own disaster to embrace. At the core of ensuing madness, Jaymes examines the fine art of deflecting self-banter and the innate fear of the unknown that most all of us harbor in the depths of our souls.

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  • Monkey Business in Thailand

    $4.99$13.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Come to Thailand and meet a sexy Isaan girl, fall in love and build a small house for less than the price of a second-hand car in the peaceful serenity of the Thai countryside and live happily ever after, far away from the hassles and headaches of modern urban life. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out as planned. Monkey Business in Thailand tells the true story of what really happened when a Pattaya old-hand becomes disillusioned with the changes his favorite city has gone through during the past quarter of a century and succumbs to the charms of a determined young bar-girl, then attempts to do what many visitors to Thailand have contemplated. A must-read for anyone who is considering travelling or living in up-country Thailand, Peter Jaggs brings to life a host of unforgettable characters from the neon-lit backstreets of Pattaya to the dirt-roads and rice-fields of a rustic village in Sri Saket.
    This book also opens up a treasure chest of folk-lore tales and insights into rural Thailand, as well as providing a fascinating look at some of the bird and animal life of the area. Monkey Business in Thailand moves from the shameless to the subtle in the wink of a bar-girl’s eye and provides the reader with a humorous and panoramic portrait of a foreigner living amongst the Isaan people and countryside. Unlike the old days, when a crowbar at least was needed to pry most male visitors away from Pattaya, in recent times it appears that more and more men are actually listening to their Thai girlfriends when they are urged to consider moving away from the ever-increasing pace of Thailand’s busiest tourist resort to a quiet haven deep in the Thai provinces. Of course, there are those that have already made the change; some with a measure of success and others, like the author of this book, with complete, spectacular failure.

    “I have read many books written by falangs over the last twenty eight years in coming to Thailand, after a while they become very same-same; so I was surprised to read ‘Monkey Business in Thailand’ as I’ve learnt more interesting things that I would never had known. Peter Jaggs has a wonderful ability to describe characters/ places/ food/ countryside/ travel and heartache. Where I see Thailand through CARTOON EYES Peter sees the same but through multi-coloured words. Peter Jaggs diaries open the doors for you to step into another world, one few people have ever seen. A lot of his memories will haunt you long after you have finished reading his book. His vivid descriptions are second to none when he takes you into rural Thailand.” MIKE BAIRD, CARTOONIST

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