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|A Rough Guide Special First-Time Asia|
DESCRIPTION: A Rough Guide Special First-Time Asia... More of a pre-trip manual than a guide, this volume details useful Web sites, first-hand accounts from experienced travellers, practical tips on coping with the first night in Asia, accommodation, and staying healthy, and suggests itineraries within each country. First-Time Asia is full of the advice we give to friends heading out to Asia for the first time, and itís the book we both could have done with before setting off on our own first trips. Since then weíve returned again and again, backpacking across India, China and Southeast Asia; living and working in the Himalayas, Thailand and Japan; and researching and writing guidebooks to Indonesia, Thailand and Tibet. And we still choose to go back to Asia for our holidays, attracted by the chaos and drama of daily lives that still seem extraordinary to us; by the food, the landscapes and the climate; by the generosity and friendship of the people; and by the sheer buzz we get from hanging out in cultures that are so different from our own. This book is intended to prepare you for your big adventure, whether itís a fortnight in Malaysia or twelve months across the continent. It is not a guidebook: itís a book to read before you go, a planning handbook to help you make decisions about what type of trip youíd like to make. And, because we canít pretend to have explored every single corner of Asia ourselves, weíve also included tips, advice and funny stories from lots of other travellers. The first questions youíll need to address are which parts of Asia to visit and, much more difficult, which places to leave out, so the opening section of the book, Where To Go, looks at your options. We focus on the nineteen most accessible and most visited countries of Asia, giving you an opinionated taste of what these destinations hold in store for first-timers. Each country profile includes a roundup of the major highlights and tourist activities as well as a selection of personal recommendations and lesser-known gems. The most remote parts of the continent, north and west of Pakistan, rarely feature on first-timersí itineraries, so we havenít included them in this book. Burma (Myanmar) is also omitted in the hope that travellers will uphold the boycott on tourism requested by Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of the country. The middle section of First-Time Asia, The Big Adventure, deals with the nuts and bolts. This is where youíll find chapters on how to choose the right ticket and which guidebooks and Web sites to consult, plus advice on how long you can afford to stay away and what gear to pack. The second half of this section looks at life on the road in Asia, advising you on how to stay safe and healthy while youíre away, grounding you in local cultural dos and doníts, and giving you an idea of what to expect in terms of hotels and bus services. And finally, the Basics section at the back of the book is stuffed full of useful addresses, Web sites and phone numbers for further information on everything from Taiwanese visas and backpackersí homepages to mosquito-net suppliers and conservation projects. Even after youíve digested First Time Asia, we canít guarantee that youíll avoid every problem on the road, but hopefully youíll at least feel well prepared Ė and excited. When you come back from your trip, be sure to send in your own anecdotes for inclusion in the next edition. We can promise youíll have plenty of great stories to tell.
A Rough Guide Special First-Time Asia by Lucy Ridout and Lesley Reader
AUTHOR: Lucy Ridout and Lesley Reader
ISBN: 9781858285740 BINDING: softcover PAGES: 378
Year: 2001 Size: 129mm x 197mm x 19mm Condition: Our book has SOLD. Check on Amazon for a new or used copy.
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