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The Indian Down Under: An essential resource to settling in Austr...
by Nelton D'Souza

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English

Pages

56

Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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Leaving one shore for another is adventurous but also a rollercoaster. Sure, you must have asked your friends and family and done extensive research on the internet, but you are not sure if it is enough. After all, starting over, from scratch, in the developed world, far from your near and dear ones is a not a walk in the park. But fear not. This guide will give you the much-needed answers to your questions; clear your doubts, give you tips to thrive and most of all, the much-needed confidence to take on what life has to offer. It will act as an essential resource to understand the jargon and be your one-stop reference guide. <br /><br />Written from an Indian perspective, it talks about dealing with the Australian culture, food, Indian stores and restaurants and getting around Australia among others. With each section written as a step guide, it will ensure you settle in comfortably and in no time.
Red Dust Dreams
by Lannah Sawers-Diggins

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English

Pages

623

Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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THE MIGHTY OUTBACK<br /><br />Spectacular. Extraordinary. Peaceful and so quiet it is almost eerie. It also almost seems to be endless. This is that enormous area in the middle of Australia – and stretching to the coast in some places – It is the ‘outback’. <br /><br />‘Red Dust Dreams’ focuses on the domestic side of life on those massive stations. It is not an easy life. These people cope with the loneliness, isolation and lack of convenience that is readily available in the urban areas of the nation. The research covered three to four years travelling around Australia, criss-crossing the outback of South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, going from station to station, interviewing, chatting with, observing and photographing these people going about their daily lives from the domestic angle. <br /><br />Aspects included in ‘Red Dust Dreams’ include entertainment, employment, education, shopping, mail, groceries, travel, holidays (what holidays?). Readers will learn where milk really does come from, meat, vegetables and fruit – and so much more.<br /><br />The people living out there are doing it tough, on stations so large that they can be compared to some of the large countries in Europe. Many are struggling on an almost daily basis, simply to survive. <br /><br />Lannah Sawers-Diggins grew up on one such station. It was isolated enough for her education to be through the School of the Air and correspondence. While she no longer lives on the family station, she remains passionate about that outback way of life.<br /><br />
A Year on Raro: two faces of paradise
by Karen Jeffery

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English

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Publication Date

May 18, 2017

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One Year in Raro is a memoir in the genre of midlife adventures in foreign places - Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in Provence - but with island flavors and a tropical twist. From an unexplained calling to a small island in the heart of Polynesia and introductions to endearing island characters, to transformation through assimilating island culture, my relocation to Rarotonga (Cook Islands) to remodel an historic house on the lagoon illustrates the sunny face of paradise…until an attack in my home shakes me up and offers a peek at the underbelly of this unforgettable island. I survive the freefall to a soft landing on yet another paradise.
Lion (Movie Tie-In)
by Saroo Brierley

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />Lion </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.<br /><br /><br /><b>Previously published as <i>A Long Way Home</i></b>
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Lee Slater

Language

English

Pages

672

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet New Zealand</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Maori culture, be wowed by beautiful glaciers or hike through gorgeous scenery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's New Zealand Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Maori culture, history, cuisine, arts, music, landscape, wildlife <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out touring map</B> (included in print version), plus over 90 maps <LI><B>Covers</B> Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Central Plateau, Rotorua, East Coast, Wellington, Marlborough, West Coast, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Fiordland, Southland and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet New Zealand</I></B> <B>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to New Zealand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for a guide focused on just the North or South islands of New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's<B> <I>New Zealand's South Island </I></B>guide or <B><I>New Zealand's North Island</I> </B>guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these islands to offer. <LI>Looking for just the highlights of New Zealand? Check out <B><I>Discover New Zealand</I>,</B> a photo-rich guide to the country's<I> </I>most popular attractions. </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
A Long Way Home: A Memoir
by Saroo Brierley

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

June 12, 2014

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />A Long Way Home </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.
She'll be right!: Tales and thoughts of a woman's motorcycle adve...
by Chantal Simons

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English

Pages

166

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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At the age of twenty-six, Chantal Simons, born and raised in the Netherlands, can no longer contain her adventurous spirit. Having seen enough of everyday life, she makes the bold decision to take to the roads of the vast Australian continent on her 250CC motorbike, lovingly known as the ‘Chook Chaser’. <br /><br />Starting her travels in Perth, Chantal heads east in the company of her father. After crossing the Nullarbor together the pair split up and Chantal continues her odyssey alone, riding all the way to Queensland where she temporarily settles down to a life of sun and surf on the Sunshine Coast. After a spell of teaching at a Brisbane university, she again heads off, in the company of a friend, into the red heart of Australia on a journey that will ultimately lead the pair all the way to Darwin.<br /><br />Along the way Chantal meets extraordinary people, has up-close encounters with local wildlife and visits some of the world’s most exquisite natural creations. Facing mental as well as physical challenges, she spends much of her time on the road pondering the deeper questions of life. The inevitable fears and doubts inherent in such ventures are dismissed, along with much cautionary advice from well-meaning others, as Chantal single-mindedly follows what she has decided is her destiny.<br /> <br />Life on the road teaches her to rely on herself and her intuition.<br /><br />She’ll be Right! is the story of a young woman’s journey around Australia, spiced with plenty of adventure, a pinch of soul searching and a sparkle of romance.<br /><br />
BALI - Zen Traveller: A Quick Travel Guide
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

114

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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<b>BALI IS MAGICAL! - beautiful, quiet, relaxed, joyful and inspiring…</b><br /><br />That is if you get away from the tourist crowds in the South and begin to explore the "real" Bali and her wonders….<br /><br /><br /><h2>Exploring the “Real” Bali</h2><br /><br /><b>The South East</b> around <i>Candidasa</i> and the diving paradise of <i>Amed</i>. The sleepy fishing villages along the <b>East Coast</b> with lush palm tree vegetation. You become relaxed just looking at it....<br /><br /><b>The North Coast</b> with many little gems to visit and a gorgeous countryside, incl. a pearl farm that employs only women, an award winning coral restoration project recognized by the United Nations, a winery, turtle and bee conservation projects and so much more....<br /><br /><b>The West Bali National Park</b> inviting to hiking, kayaking, and the remote diving/snorkeling island of <i>Menjangan</i>. A bird watcher's paradise, lush with wildlife and unusual fauna.<br /><br /><b>The rugged West Coast</b>, a surfer's paradise, with quiet, chill villages like <i>Medewi</i> - the way Bali used to be before tourism overran the South.<br /><br />And, of course, the spectacular volcanic mountain ranges in the <b>Inland regions</b> with massive lakes, luscious rain forest and gorgeous rice terraces - absolutely breath taking!<br /><br /><br /><h2>Bali will Enchant you</h2><br /><br />Whereever you go, Bali will enchant and inspire you with stunning vistas, soaring heights, and a vibe just quiet and relaxed - to get away from it all....<br /><br />Sadly most visitors never get to see that side of Bali and instead spend all their time on overcrowded beaches, parties and shopping malls in the South - Kuta, Seminyak or Sanur.<br /><br />If you want to see the "real" Bali and all her magnificent wonders, this book will be for you.<br /><br /><i>Zen Traveller BALI</i> covers <b>logistical and planning help</b>, so you know what to expect on your first visit to Bali. Communication, visa, currency/banking, accommodation, transportation, wifi/mobile usage and much more will be covered in Chapter 1.<br /><br />Next follows <i>Ubud</i>, the cultural centre of Bali, and still charming and lovely, despite heavy tourism influx.<br /><br /><i>Want to know where experienced Bali travelers go instead? - Ubud without the crowds?</i> - or where you can find an organic restaurant in the midst of rice fields with beautiful views and healthy, delicious food? The book will tell you.<br /><br />From Ubud we travel around the East and North coast and inland into the mountains - even into Java for the great volcanoes.<br /><br /><br /><h2>A Quick Guide…</h2><br /><br /><i>Zen Traveller BALI</i> is a quick guide, not an in-depth 400 page travel guide book a la Lonely Planet, Fodors and Frommers. It does not contain extensive lists of tour companies or accommodations for each area, tough a few are mentioned throughout the book based on the personal experiences of the author.<br /><br />Instead, this Bali guide from the <i>Zen Traveller</i> series by bestselling travel writer and blogger Gundi Gabrielle, will give you a great and thorough overview over the different regions with things to do along the way, practical logistical information and tips on where to get away from it all....<br /><br /><br /><h2>Are you ready?</h2><br /><br />Bali Reiseführer
In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

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English

Pages

436

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>A CLASSIC FROM THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF <i>ONE SUMMER </i></b><br /><br />Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller <i>A Walk in the Woods</i>. <i>In A Sunburned Country</i> is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.<br /><br />Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Roc...
by Carl Hoffman

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<p>The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.</p><p>Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors surfaced that he'd been killed and ceremonially eaten by the local Asmat—a native tribe of warriors whose complex culture was built around sacred, reciprocal violence, head hunting, and ritual cannibalism. The Dutch government and the Rockefeller family denied the story, and Michael's death was officially ruled a drowning. Yet doubts lingered. Sensational rumors and stories circulated, fueling speculation and intrigue for decades. The real story has long waited to be told—until now.</p><p>Retracing Rockefeller's steps, award-winning journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea, immersing himself in a world of headhunters and cannibals, secret spirits and customs, and getting to know generations of Asmat. Through exhaustive archival research, he uncovered never-before-seen original documents and located witnesses willing to speak publically after fifty years.</p><p>In <em>Savage Harvest</em> he finally solves this decades-old mystery and illuminates a culture transformed by years of colonial rule, whose people continue to be shaped by ancient customs and lore. Combining history, art, colonialism, adventure, and ethnography, <em>Savage Harvest</em> is a mesmerizing whodunit, and a fascinating portrait of the clash between two civilizations that resulted in the death of one of America's richest and most powerful scions.</p>

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