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The best travelers' tales, 2004 : true stories from around the world

Author: James O'Reilly; Larry Habegger; Sean O'Reilly
Publisher: San Francisco : Travelers' Tales, ©2004.
Series: Travelers' Tales guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stories in this collection span the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing personal reactions to India's caste system, navigating the 'oldest tourist trap in the world' in Egypt,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James O'Reilly; Larry Habegger; Sean O'Reilly
ISBN: 1932361022 9781932361025
OCLC Number: 54697474
Notes: ISSN: 1548-0224.
Awards: Winner of IndieFab awards (Travel Essays) 2004
Description: xx, 292 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Publisher's preface / James O'Reilly --
Introduction / Simon Winchester --
The snake charmer of Guanacaste (Costa Rica) / Patrick Fitzhugh --
Mohammed Ali, ear cleaner (India) / Brad Newsham --
Citizen Mulenge (Zaire (Congo)) / Joseph Diedrich --
Learning to breathe (Laos) / Alison Wright --
The bird king of Buenos Aires (Argentina) / Larry R. Moffitt --
Bracelets and hunger (Vietnam) / Ayoung M. Kim --
My new best friend (Nepal and Tibet) / Jeff Greenwald --
City undone (Thailand) / Jhana Bach --
The summer of the lost ham (Canada) / Laurie Gough --
Where I am (Malawi) / Bradley Charbonneau --
Doublestar (why I write) (Alaska) / Dustin W. Leavitt --
The tao of bicycling (China) / Stephanie Elizondo Griest --
Walking the Kerry Way (Ireland) / Tim O'Reilly --
Hard by the Irrawaddy (Burma) / Richard Sterling --
The laundromat on Rue Cler (France) / Phil Thompson --
In the kitchen with Yuyo (Mexico) / Augusto Andres --
Uncomfortably numb in Prague (Czech Republic) / David Farley --
Onionskin (Italy) / Gayle Keck --
Paris, when it drizzles (France) / Richard Goodman --
It's Dar es Salaam and I am not dead (Tanzania) / Jono Marcus --
El Imperfecto (Ecuador) / Amy Thigpen --
I follow the white dog (Russia) / Kevin McCaughey --
Between air and water (Italy) / Elizabeth Wray --
First flight (USA) / Larry Habegger --
Running the current of Cripple Creek (Nevada and Utah) / Judy Zimola --
A perfect rose (Pakistan) / Mary Louise Clifford --
Anthem soul (Syria) / Rolf Potts --
Under the protection of the cow demon (Japan) / Ed Readicker-Henderson.
Series Title: Travelers' Tales guides.
Responsibility: edited by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, and Sean O'Reilly.

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