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Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southea...
by , Kate Leahy

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English

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244

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<p><b>From the beloved San Francisco restaurant, a mouthwatering collection of recipes, including Fiery Tofu, Garlic Noodles, the legendary Tea Leaf Salad, and many more. Never before have the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking been so achievable for home cooks. </b></p><p>Known for its bustling tables, the sizzle of onions and garlic in the wok, and a wait time so legendary that customers start to line up before the doors even open—Burma Superstar is a Bay Area institution, offering diners a taste of the addictively savory and spiced food of Myanmar. With influences from neighboring India and China, as well as Thailand and Laos, Burmese food is a unique blend of flavors, and <i>Burma Superstar </i>includes such stand-out dishes as the iconic Tea Leaf Salad, Chili Lamb, Pork and Pumpkin Stew, Platha (a buttery layered flatbread), Spicy Eggplant, and Mohinga, a fish noodle soup that is arguably Myanmar’s national dish.</p><p>Each of these nearly 90 recipes has been streamlined for home cooks of all experience levels, and without the need for special equipment or long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. Stunningly photographed, and peppered with essays about the country and its food, this inside look at the world of Burma Superstar presents a seductive glimpse of this jewel of Southeast Asia.</p>
Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand
by Leela Punyaratabandhu

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English

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368

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p><b>From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world.</b><br /><br />Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand’s capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day—until now.</p><p> In <i>Bangkok</i>, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok’s spell.</p>
Fodor's Moscow & St. Petersburg (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

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English

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368

Publication Date

November 12, 2013

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Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Moscow and St. Petersburg, including Moscow's modern opulence, St. Petersburg's royal architecture, and top day trips. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.<br />MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from the Kremlin to Peterhof Palace<br />PERFECT HOTELS for every budget <br />BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes<br />Useful FEATURES on White Nights and the Bolshoi Theatre<br />VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save<br />INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts<br />Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip
Tamarind City
by Bishwanath Ghosh

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English

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354

Publication Date

May 22, 2012

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With mordant wit, this biography of a city spares neither half of its split-personality: from moody, magical Madras to bursting-at-the-seams, tech-savvy Chaennai. And, a minute into the book, the reader knows they are inserparable-and Bishwanath Ghosh refuses to take sides. What emerges is an evocative portrait of this unique city, drawn without reservation-sometimes with humour, sometimes with irony-but always with love.
Hot Tea across India
by Rishad Saam Mehta

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

May 22, 2012

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On Rishad Saam Mehta’s journeys — and as a travel writer and all-round road-trip junkie, he’s been on many — there’s a particular thing he noticed. There’s not a highway, road or dirt track in India where you can’t find a cup of chai whenever you want it. And with those cuppas come encounters and incidents that make travelling in India a fascinating adventure. In this riveting book, which includes stories of honey- and saffron-infused tea shared with a shepherd in Kashmir, and a strong brew that revives the author after almost getting lynched by an irate mob in Kerala, Rishad takes you across the length and breadth of India, from Manali to Munnar, from the Rann of Kutch to Khajuraho, with a wonderful combination of wit, sensitivity and insight.
Sand Buried Ruins of Khotan: Personal Narrative of a Journey of...
by Sir Aurel Stein

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English

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485

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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Sir Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) was a Hungarian-British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at Indian universities.<br /><br />Stein was also an ethnographer, geographer, linguist and surveyor. His collection of books and manuscripts taken from Dunhuang caves is important for the study of the history of Central Asia and the art and literature of Buddhism. He wrote several volumes on his expeditions and discoveries which include Ancient Khotan, Serindia and Innermost Asia.<br /><br />Stein's 'Sand-buried Ruins of Khotan,' is a personal narrative of his "Indiana Jones-like" journey of archaeological and geographical exploration in Chinese Turkestan during 1900 and 1901, which resulted in many most important antiquarian discoveries. Dr. Stein has some interesting pages on the Tibetan invasion and occupation of Eastern Turkestan in the eighth century A.D.<br /><br />The idea of archaeological work about Khotan first suggested itself to M. Stein in the spring of 1897, in consequence of some remarkable antiquarian acquisitions from that region and by the discovery among the papers left by the distinguished French traveller, M. Dutreuil de Rhins of fragments of ancient birch-bark leaves, which had been acquired in the vicinity of Khotan. These proved to be a Buddhist text in an early Indian script and language, and were soon recognised as the oldest Indian manuscript then known, going back by the first centuries of our era.<br /><br />Later on fragments of paper manuscripts, ancient pottery and similar relics came into the hands of Russians and English agents in Central Asia and found their way into various museums. While these materials accumulated, no reliable information was ever forthcoming as to the exact origin of the finds. <br /><br />Stein writes:<br />"The ruined sites explored by me have more than justified the hope which led me to Khotan and into its desert. Scattered over an area which in a straight line extents for more than three hundred miles from west and east, and dating back to very different periods these ruins throughout reveal to us a uniform and well-defined civilisation. It is easy to recognise now that this bygone culture rested mainly on Indian foundations. But there has also come to light unmistakable evidence of other powerful influences, both from the West and from China, which helped to shape its growth and to invest it with an individual character and fascination of its own.<br /><br />"The origin and history of the culture that once flourished in Buddhist Khotan, are faithfully reflected in the remarkable series of sculptures and paintings which the ancient shrines and dwelling places, after long centuries of burial beneath the dunes, have yielded up." <br /><br />Contents:<br />I. Calcutta to Kashmir<br />II. To Astor and Gilgit<br />III. Through Hunza<br />IV. On the Taghdumbash Pamir<br />V. In Sarikol<br />VI. On Muztagh-Ata<br />VII. Through the Gez Defile to Kashgar<br />VIII. Stay at Kashgar<br />IX. Khanui and Ordam-Padshah<br />X. Yarkand and Karghalik<br />XI. On the Road to Khotan<br />XII. Arrival in Khotan<br />XIII. To the Headwaters of the Yurung-Kash<br />XIV. Over the Kara-Kash Ranges<br />XV. Antiquarian Preparations at Khotan<br />XVI. Yotkan, the Site of the Ancient Capital<br />XVII. To the Ruins of Dandan-Uiliq<br />XVIII. Excavation of Buddhist Shrines<br />XIX. First Finds of Ancient Manuscripts<br />XX. Discovery of Dated Documents<br />XXI. Through the Desert to Keriya<br />XXII. To Niya and Imam Jafar Sadik<br />XXIII. First Excavation of Kharoshthi Tablets<br />XXIV. Excavation of Ancient Residences<br />XXV. Discoveries in an Antique Rubbish Heap<br />XXVI. Decipherment of Ancient Documents on Wood and Leather<br />XXVII. The Ruins of Endere<br />XXVIII. Expedition to Karadong Ruin<br />XXIX. The Search for Hiuen-Tsiang’s Pi-Mo<br />XXX. Ak-Sipil and the Sculptures of the Rawak Stupa<br />XXXI. Islam Akhun and His Forgeries<br />XXXII. Last Days in Khotan Oasis<br />XXXIII. From Khotan to London<br /><br />Kindle reformatted version of 1904 publication; may contain occasional imperfe
Quest for Kim
by Peter Hopkirk

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English

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288

Publication Date

February 16, 2012

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<p>This book is for all those who love Kim, that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boy's recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kim's footsteps across Kipling's India to see how much of it remains. </p><p>To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless. But Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary. Less a travel book than a literary detective story, this is the intriguing story of Peter Hopkirk's quest for Kim and a host of other shadowy figures.</p>
Japanese: 101 Common Phrases
by Alex Castle

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English

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22

Publication Date

August 21, 2015

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<h2>Japanese: 101 Common Phrases</h2><br /><br /><b>Are you planning your trip to Japan?</b><br /><br /><b>Would you love a few handy Japanese phrases to enhance your experience?</b><br /><br />As with all parts of the world, it's important to put your best tourist foot forward. One way to do this is to 'Leave only footsteps and take only photos'. Another way is to learn a little of the local language. A little goes a long way in Japan. <br /><br />This isn't full immersion, it's more like dipping your toe into the rich Japanese culture which will enable you to, among other things, be polite and respectful to your hosts, barter for souvenirs and communicate during emergencies. <br /><br /><b>Chapters include:</b><br /> <br />1. Brief Introduction<br />2. Basic Phrases & Greetings<br />3. Language & Communication<br />4. Shopping & Money<br />5. Transportation <br />6. Eating & Drinking<br />7. Directions<br />8. Sightseeing<br />9. Accommodation<br />10. Health & Emergencies<br />11. Basic Numbers
The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam
by Dana Sachs

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English

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360

Publication Date

September 08, 2000

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<DIV><B>A “vividly detailed” memoir of traveling to the formerly forbidden country and exploring life and culture in Hanoi (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> For years after the Vietnam War, Americans were unable to visit the country, so once tourist visas became available, young Dana Sachs eagerly applied. Born in the early 1960s, she had little memory of the war and its history, but yearned to know more about this Southeast Asian nation, with its odd mix of capitalism and communism and its streets crowded with bicycles.<BR />  <BR /> In this unusual travel memoir, she recounts arriving as a backpacker in the late 1980s; moving in with a family and earning her keep by teaching English; encountering a salesman offering remains of American “poes and meeas”—which she finally recognizes as “POWs and MIAs”—and falling for a motorcycle mechanic named Phai.<BR />  <BR /><I>The House on Dream Street</I> is a warm, witty portrait of a country on the cusp of change—and of a woman learning to know her own heart.<BR />  <BR /> “Engrossing . . . Sachs bravely renders Vietnam through fresh eyes.” —<I>Publishers Weekly</I></DIV>
Gaijin Girl: More Stories of a Curly-Haired Sensei
by Beth Matuska

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English

Pages

114

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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She's back with more stories to tell! Having spent eight years in total teaching English in Japan, the author has seen and experienced many aspects of Japan that most people don't even think about, and she's sharing stories with you! <br />In a follow-up to her earlier book, "Gaijin Girl: Stories of a Curly-Haired Sensei," she takes you through food, castles and even some of the creepy crawlies that you just might find cute, with colorful photos to let you see for yourself. From Hokkaido to Okinawa, she visited every major island, hitting places you've probably never heard of, but should definitely visit. You'll wonder at the strange obsession with soup. Enjoy this look into the life of an often-clueless gaijin!

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