Einmal rund um die japanische Insel Shikoku: Eine by Gérard Krebs

By Gérard Krebs

So wie der Pilgerweg nach Santiago de Compostela in Europa ist in Japan derjenige zu den 88 heiligen Orten auf der Insel Shikoku zweifellos der bekannteste. Der Legende nach soll der buddhistische Mönch Kobo Daishi diesen über tausend Kilometer langen Rundweg vor 1200 Jahren begründet haben. Bis auf den heutigen Tag gehen jährlich Tausende und Tausende von Pilgern „auf seinen Spuren“, die meisten heute allerdings mit dem Bus oder dem eigenen vehicle. Gérard Krebs hat nach seiner Pensionierung 2011 als Auftakt zu einem neuen Lebensabschnitt den ganzen Weg zur Hauptsache zu Fuß zurückgelegt. Das vorliegende Buch entstand aus seinen Aufzeichnungen unterwegs, die er durch vielseitige Recherchen vor und nach der Reise bereichert hat. So entstand ein lebendiger, intestine nachvollziehbarer Bericht, der Leserinnen und Lesern eine Vielzahl von Informationen nicht nur von der Insel Shikoku und dem dortigen Pilgerweg, sondern auch von Japan ganz allgemein vermittelt.

Gérard Krebs, in der Schweiz geboren und aufgewachsen, lebt seit bald forty Jahren in Finnland. Nach diversen Lehrtätigkeiten in der Schweiz und in Finnland conflict er zuletzt Privatdozent an der Universität Helsinki. Nebst zumeist literaturwissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen hat er als freier Mitarbeiter größerer Zeitungen auch zahlreiche Reiseberichte aus Europa und anderen Kontinenten verfasst. Sein besonderes Interesse an Japan und seiner Kultur begann bereits in den 1970er-Jahren, als er sich zum ersten Mal im Land der aufgehenden Sonne aufhielt. Am liebsten reist er zu Fuß oder mit der Eisenbahn.

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Malaysia: "Kuching" at Borneo Island by your own self. by Kyung Suk Oh

By Kyung Suk Oh

if you have an opportunity to pay a trip “Kuching”, the cat urban at Borneo Island, take a walk at the Sarawak River prom first. Then, you are going to meet wonderful eating places, pubs, road singers and the normal constructions status on either side of the river.

At the tip of the prom, flip your foot to the left. And, you'll meet Indian highway earlier than the recognized shopping center of Parkson, that's status at Merdeka sq.. Kuching city Mosque, Anglican Cathedral and Merdeka Palace can be found close to the sq.. it really is stated “Downtown of Kuching” during this book.

The evening Cruise journey at the river offers you an unforgettable reminiscence. peculiarly, should you fly to Bako nationwide Park via a small boat, you can't aid snatch the pole at the boat tightly.

Only have a look at the loose pattern of this e-book and you'll come to understand the explanation why you will get all points of interest via your individual self. Even Bako nationwide Park, which takes 1 hour from Kuching by way of bus, you could totally get pleasure from your individual trip to the jungle.

Maps and images indicated via arrows and explaining bins including certain info specifically at the “ways” to the sights offers you complete confidence.

Download this publication and fly to Kuching at Borneo Island. Then, your cell phone will exhibit you all of the how you can the must-visits on the cat urban. you wish neither to chase after a advisor nor to invite passers-by on your vacation spot. you may get all of them by way of your personal self.

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Slithering South by Steve Van Beek

By Steve Van Beek

One guy, one boat, 720 miles via Thailand, from the Golden Triangle to the ocean. A tiny teak boat set within the Ping River deep in Thailand’s northern borderlands takes the writer on a 58-day voyage of discovery via Thailand’s center. alongside the best way, he meets Sin the Buffalo guy, the Cowboys of Tha Sala, Jamrat and the “Boom increase Girl”, and dozens of different fascinating characters. One darkish evening, poachers prey on him; on one other, he's a homicide suspect, as he learns way more approximately rural Thailand—and himself—than he bargained for.

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Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet

By Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling consultant to Japan*

Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the main suitable, updated suggestion on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. discover a bamboo grove in Arashiyama, wonder at Shinto and Buddhist structure in Kyoto, or sit back within the scorching springs of Noboribetsu Onsen; all together with your depended on go back and forth significant other. Get to the guts of Japan and commence your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet Japan Travel Guide:

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  • Free, handy pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over one hundred forty maps
  • Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Nikko, Narita, Kamakura, Hakone, Nagoya, Gifu, Kanazawa, Nagano, Kyoto, Kansai, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Matsue, Sapporo, Shikoku, Tokushima, Fukuoka, Okinawa and extra

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The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Japan, our such a lot complete consultant to Japan, is ideal for either exploring best attractions and taking roads much less travelled.

Looking for a consultant occupied with Tokyo? try out Lonely Planet Tokyo advisor for a finished examine the entire urban has to provide; Best of Japan, a photo-rich advisor to the country's most well known points of interest; or Pocket Tokyo a handy-sized consultant enthusiastic about the can't-miss points of interest for a fast journey.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's major go back and forth media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic trip items, and a devoted visitor group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious visitors to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas during which they locate themselves.

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Chinas Bauch: Warum der Westen weniger denken muss, um den by Marcus Hernig

By Marcus Hernig

Siebenmal Fühlen ist besser als hundertmal Denken, weiß guy in China. Während im Westen der Kopf regieren will, entscheidet im Osten weit freimütiger der Bauch. Freude, Wut, Trauer, Angst, Liebe, Hass und Begehren: In China bilden diese sieben Grundgefühle die sozial akzeptierte Grundlage des menschlichen Verhaltens.

In 14 Episoden und ungewöhnlichen Begegnungen spürt der Journalist und Asienkenner Marcus Hernig dem Fühlen der Menschen nach. Nichts entgeht dem genauen Beobachter. Ungeschönt, aber voller Humor und mit großer Empathie erzählt er von ihrem Miteinander, ihrem Glück, ihrem Leid. Schnell wähnt sich hier der Leser in ihrer Mitte.

Ein sehr persönliches Porträt der chinesischen Gesellschaft. Und ein Kultur(ver)führer für alle, die das Reich der Mitte von seiner anderen Seite kennenlernen wollen.

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In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi: and Other Travels in by John Lang

By John Lang

Novelist, intrepid visitor, barrister-at-law, newspaper editor and uninhibited gossip, John Lang lived for a couple of years in pre- and post-Mutiny British India, and his writings represent one of the most brilliant documents of the time.

Lang describes his assembly with the Ranee of Jhansi-soon to turn into the point of interest of the rebellion-as good as his suggestions to her; he additionally chronicles the wondrous and tragic lifetime of 'Black and Blue', a boy of combined British and Indian parentage, and his claims to a peerage in England. And, narrating a march within the top Provinces, Lang presents an eyewitness account of 8 thousand monkeys, amassed in Deobund for a extended family meeting.

Written with a historian's experience of aspect, a raconteur's have fun with the unforeseen, and a willing feel of the absurd, John Lang's trip diary is a riveting read.

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Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, by Jody Houton

By Jody Houton

A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted yet perceptive examine one of many world's so much visited international locations from the perspective of a tender overseas resident.

More than simply a Thai shuttle consultant, it deals a concise yet insightful tackle Thailand for travelers, expats, would-be expats, and others—anyone, in truth, with an curiosity in traveling or studying in regards to the Land of Smiles.

Packed with brief articles followed via sidebar tales and interviews and evocative colour photos, the writer paints a shiny and revealing photo of a rustic outfitted on a deep reverence for state, faith and monarchy, but with its personal certain, individualistic standpoint.

Subjects variety from the touchstones of Thai tradition and heritage, resembling its politics and financial system, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on conventional Thai layout and craftsmanship, together with its hugely acclaimed structure and fantastic silk textiles. There also are chapters at the globally renowned Thai nutrition and leisure like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters at the Thai personality and cultural do's and don'ts will let the reader to head past the Thai smile.

For viewers to the rustic, the writer contains his most sensible ten issues to work out and do usually vacationer locations in addition to an account of the most gala's and pointers on getting around.

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Willkommen im Reich der Gegensätze: China hautnah (German by Britta Heidemann,Gerrit Heidemann,Oliver Harms

By Britta Heidemann,Gerrit Heidemann,Oliver Harms

Wenn Britta Heidemann durch ihre Lieblingsstadt Peking schlendert, merkt sie an jeder Ecke: Chinesen ticken einfach anders. Ein Verkehrsunfall wird zur munteren Diskussionsrunde, an der sich Passanten rege beteiligen, die Wartenden an der Bushaltestelle sind allesamt in Tiefschlaf gefallen und im Park halten sich Rentner mit Tanzen und Tai-Chi healthy. China hat sich in kürzester Zeit vom Agrarstaat zur Wirtschaftsmacht entwickelt. Dieser Wandel spiegelt sich auch im Alltag der Metropole Peking wieder.

Britta Heidemann nimmt uns mit auf einen Rundgang durch alte Gassen, moderne Einkaufstempel und traditionelle eating places. Sie erklärt kulturelle Hintergründe, erläutert sozioökonomische Zusammenhänge, bricht mit manchem Vorurteil und staunt selbst immer wieder über das vielseitige Reich der Mitte.

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I Prefer Dirt Roads by Katie de Carteret,Julie Chinnery

By Katie de Carteret,Julie Chinnery

tales of by chance crossing the Lao-Chinese border on bike, with neither passport, visa nor feel. tales of unwittingly urinating in public, to the satisfaction of a whole village. tales of loneliness, of lamingtons, and of the sounds we make in mattress. yet, such a lot of all, tales of friendship, cultures and beauty. And of a rustic – and a lady – dancing at the doorsteps of time, area and discovery. those are the tales of writer Katie de Carteret written in the course of her four years dwelling, operating, respiring and surviving in a northern Lao mountain city, Luang Nam Tha. Little tales, tremendous tales, tales of lifestyles. tales from a distinct standpoint of the improvement and transition of a small state and its open, sincere humans, as television, the web, foreigners and the skin international commence making their means in. those are a suite of reports advised ‘from the airborne dirt and dust road’, as that’s the way in which de Carteret enjoys lifestyles best.

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