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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.
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
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.
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.
Throw a best-selling author of a dozen books about Thailand together with a naturally gifted cook from Chiang Rai, who has been preparing food for her family since she was seven years old; then season with a liberal dash of humor to ginger-up the generally rather dry narrative typical of the more conventional types of cookbooks to be found on the shelves of bookshops. Stir these spicy ingredients into a large selection of some of the most popular and authentic dishes to be found around the country from Mai Sai to Satun, and the resulting mix is the recipe for ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’. Designed for anybody who possesses the level of culinary skills and the physical co-ordination required to dip a spatula into a wok, ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ will instruct even most bungling of dummies, dunces and beginners to produce perfect Thai meals that range from delightful dips and appetizers, exotic curries, soups and noodle dishes, through to sensational stir-fries and desserts.
‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ also contains an extremely useful Thai-English glossary of Thai food ingredients, and each of the easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes is complimented by a light-hearted, co-author’s ‘verdict’ on each meal covered, which also provides a little background information about every one of the thirty-three dishes covered in the book. ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ is also going to be useful for first-time visitors who wish to sample the country’s food in the stalls and restaurants around the country, but have no idea of what to ask for, or even which ingredients the meals on the often confusing menus contain.Totally straightforward, and as free from pretension as the young woman whose time-served recipes make up this book, ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ is written with the essentially Thai philosophy in mind that cooking and eating should always be fun.