Tag: CHIANG MAI

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  • The Chiang Mai Food Diaries… and other tales

    $4.99$14.99 Gunn, Alexander
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    Chiang Mai is the most fascinating place on earth…and so is the food.
    Have you eaten a termite or met a Blacking Man? Have you seen the tree top spear fisherman, or tried to chew your way through a deep fried chicken head or a plateful of live shrimps? Have you ever wondered why there is a huge, stagnant, six mile and otherwise pointless canal running around the outer reaches of the south side of the city?
    This is a book about food, Chiang Mai, termites, sausages, ghosts, history, cooking, Islam, markets, death, noodles, forest fires, mushrooms and fish farming. (I think I’ve covered all bases).

    “Definitely on par with Bill Bryson but with more of a personal touch.” Alan, goodreads.com
    “Easily accessible, humorous and often embarrassingly honest.” Chiang Mai City Life
    “Love his books. Very funny, inspiring and interesting. Highly recommend to anyone.” Valerie, amazon.co.uk
    “Laugh out loud funny.” Sam, goodreads.com
    “He’s very, very funny and quirky and easy to read.” Ashley, amazon.com

    For more information about food and Chiang Mai visit the blog at: www.thelifechangepeople.com

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  • Living In Chiang Mai

    $4.99$14.99 Gunn, Alexander
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    After moving from the safety of middle class rural life in England, Alex and his family come to terms with living in Chiang Mai. It’s a little bit different. Well, to be honest with you, it’s about as different as having a nice quiet country walk and then deciding to see what it’s like to go ten rounds in the Saturday Night No Holds Barred Cage Fight Slaughterhouse Rumble hosted by the Creative Breaking legend Iron Knuckles Kane. It is excruciatingly different, and anybody who tells you otherwise is simply lying or well adjusted.

    Alex bumbles through another year treading prawns into the British Ambassadors carpet, unwittingly befriending The Triads, getting mixed up with the shadowy underworld of Chiang Mai’s Water Bandits and ending up in Chiang Mai’s police station.

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  • Venusberg Revisited: More Stories of Thailand

    $4.99$13.99 Cadet, John
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    The Venusberg of the title story is, of course, Bangkok and environs, its Tannhauser an ex-GI who discovers it’s best not to come back. As in ‘Occidental Adam, Oriental Eve’, Cadet’s principal theme is the meeting of two cultures, and in this and the other ten stories, his protagonists are seen at frightening, baffling, bizarre and occasionally extremely funny moments in those meetings. A former volunteer remembers the few minutes’ up-country violence that changed his life – an expatriate painter follows the regressive course of the ‘primrose path’ through Bangkok’s night-clubs – a dying tycoon sees heaven and hell in the familiar metropolitan setting – a resourceful country girl discovers a remarkable if chilling remedy for the poverty oppressing her – while down in Pataya, when the US Navy pays a visit, a no-less-resourceful city lady averts potential psycho-nuclear disaster…or so she tells us.

    John Cadet is well-qualified to write of East and Southeast Asia. He has made his home there, teaching and engaging in journalism, as well as researching Thai literature, since 1961. The shorter of his stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the region and beyond, mostly under the pen-name Charles Browne. The short stories, along with a number of his longer works, are now appearing on the Internet. His study of the Thai epic, The Ramakien, in multiple editions, was published world-wide by Kodansha International.

    “Cadet has something worthwhile to say. (his) characters – from lissome students to diplomatic mediocrities = embody human frailties which make them…real. Venusberg Revisited … is thoroughly recommended and deserves to be widely read.” (Bangkok Post Newspaper)

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  • Jumbo Love

    $3.99$12.99 Willemse, Marianne
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    When baby Mai was orphaned, her desperate need for nurturing became my obsession. Night and day, for 5 years, I cared for no one else, she was my full time baby.
    But I can tell you, nobody loved ‘being there’ more than me.
    There’s nothing more exciting and fun than being an elephant ‘mama’.
    When there’s a TON of LOVE coming at you every moment of the day, life becomes a celebration of happiness and joy.
    Every NANO SECOND counts!

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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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  • The Ming Inheritance

    $2.99 Locke, Thom
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    A six hundred year old legend brought to life~a heart stopping race against history…

    Phitsanulok, October 1465 AD. The long lost Ming Emperor Jianwen is secretly and finally laid to rest in the northern reaches of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. An Ayutthaya court official oversees the interment amidst the horrified screams of the Ming diplomats who accompany their emperor into the darkness.

    Boston, July 1998. A Boston City police detective is banished from his city for helping to create a scandal which could plunge the city into chaos. He is told to never return.

    Chiang Mai, October 2003. Sam Collins, a former Boston City Police detective, is happily retired in Chiang Mai, Thailand when his world is suddenly turned upside down. Innocently helping a friend track down a colleague, Sam finds himself entangled in a mystery over 600 years old.

    From the picturesque Mae Hong Song mountain hamlet of Pai to the alluring go-go bars of Pattaya, Sam is lured into a deadly race against time and history. Sex, murder, and mayhem are his constant companions as he journeys throughout Thailand in quest of the long forgotten Ming Inheritance.

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