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  • Manila’s Beaches

    $4.99$11.99 Doyle, Terence
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    The Capital’s Top 60 Seaside Escapes
    Searching for the Perfect “Top” Beach
    Whatever your idea of the perfect Seaside Escape, the Philippines is well placed to provide the answer. 
     
    It is a 1,800 km / 1,200 m long archipelago of 7,107 tropical islands, every one offering the chance to get away – soft sand beaches with crystalline waters protected by brilliant coral reefs, sheltered by swaying palm trees.
     
    The big island of Luzon, the largest of the lot, has the widest variety of escapes. Luzon is well known for its magnificent inland attractions – from Manila, the country’s capital, to mountainous rice terraces and spectacular volcanoes – but it remains a tropical island with 5,000 km / 3,000 miles of coastline – indented with bays and coves – plus 100s of smaller, off-shore islands – all harbouring wonderful Top Beaches.
     
    Manila makes the logical starting point for visits to all of these Top Beaches because it is the first port of call for most visitors to the country and the starting point for a network of roads which reach every corner of the island.
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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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  • From Beggar to Butterfly

    $5.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Experience a world of beggars, boxers, lady-boys and bar-girls and the men who come to meet them. Take a glimpse into the colourful lives and gain an insight into the secrets of some of the remarkable people who live on the streets of the extraordinary city of Pattaya.
    Extended ebook version with 10 new stories
    Reviews:
    “An ironic historical perspective, doses of broad humor and a wide range of Thai characters’.
    James Eckhardt, Phuket Gazette

    “The characters were so representative of the people I had met in Pattaya that I felt I knew many of them already”.
    Temujin, Prostitution Research Centre

    “I think Peter Jaggs’ books are in danger of being recognized as modern classics of Pattaya. I have never read anything so good set amongst the sois and bars of Pattaya”.
    Richard Ravensdale, Pattaya Trader

    “There are more than a few books by farangs about Pattaya, ‘From Beggar to Butterfly’ one of the best. While perusing it James Michener’s tales of the South Pacific came to mind”.
    Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post

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  • Visa Run: Pattaya to Sihanoukville

    $6.99$14.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Joe Bucket is a hard-bitten English ex-pat who first came to Pattaya when it was little more than a fishing village. He is an ordinary guy who likes beer, football and fishing — and loves Thai women even more.
    But with the great changes the city has undergone, perhaps it was inevitable that, after twenty-five years, even the fantastic had become familiar.
    That was until Joe met old Ron, a retired merchant seaman in a wheelchair who was not long for this world. The shrewd old seafarer persuaded Joe to carry out a last task for him, and the next thing the Pattaya old-hand knew, he was bound for Sihanoukville in Cambodia to search for a Khmer bar-girl the fading seafarer desperately needed to find.
    Accompany Joe Bucket from Pattaya to Cambodia and on his adventures among the streets, bars, brothels and beaches of Sihanoukville and let him introduce you to the gangsters, hookers and other misfits he meets along the way.
    Visa Run is written with humour and feeling and insight into the steamy worlds of Pattaya and Sihanoukville. The book is also filled with information of the sort that you certainly will not find in conventional travel guides.

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