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Hotel Babylon: Inside the Extravagance and Mayhem of a Luxury Five-Star Hot el, Anonymous
1 Anonymous Hotel Babylon: Inside the Extravagance and Mayhem of a Luxury Five-Star Hot el
Blue Hen 2004 042520135X / 9780425201350 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The manager of an exclusive boutique hotel (who shall remain nameless) expo ses the low-life styles of the rich and famous. And we're not talking just loud all-night bashes... The anonymous author has encountered lavish drug parties, gorgeous call gir ls, naked guests falling out of windows, $9,000 bottles of wine, astronomic al telephone porn bills, bathtubs of Evian, and on more than one occasion, dead sheep. And every dirty word of it is true. This is a trawl through the decadence and debauchery of the ultimate service industry--where money not only talks, but gets guests the best room, the best service, and also entitles them to behave in any way they please. 
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2 Ashman, Anastasia M. Tales from the Expat Harem
Seal Press 2006 1580051553 / 9781580051552 Paperback Fine 
As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey , Tales from the Expat Harem reveals its most personal nuances. This illumi nating anthology provides a window into the country from the perspective of thirty-two expatriates from seven different nationsartists, entrepreneurs, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and otherswho establ ished lives in Turkey for work, love, or adventure. Through narrative essay s covering the last four decades, these diverse women unveil the mystique o f the "Orient," describe religious conflict, embrace cultural discovery, an d maneuver familial traditions, customs, and responsibilities. Poignant, hu morous, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and workplace s, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars along the Silk R oad, and deep into the feminine stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. Th e outcome is a stunning collection of voices from women suspended between t wo homes as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews. " 
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Travels in China, BARTHES, ROLAND
3 BARTHES, ROLAND Travels in China
Polity 2012 0745650805 / 9780745650807 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In 1974 Roland Barthes travelled in China as part of a small delegation of distinguished French philosophers and literary figures. They arrived in Chi na just as the last stage of the Cultural Revolution was getting underway - the campaign to criticize Lin Biao and Confucius. While they were welcomed by writers and academics, the travelers were required to follow a pre-esta blished itinerary, visiting factories and construction sites, frequenting s hows and restaurants that were the mainstay of Western visitors to China in the 70s. Barthes planned to return from the trip with a book on China: the book never materialized, but he kept the diary notes he wrote at the time. The notes on things seen, smelled and heard alternate with reflections and remarks - meditations, critiques or notes of sympathy, an aside from the surrounding world. Published now for the first time more than thirty years after the trip, these notebooks offer a unique portrait of China at a time of turbulence and change, seen through the eyes of the world's greatest semiotician. 
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Mustn't Grumble: In Search of England and the English, Bennett, Joe
4 Bennett, Joe Mustn't Grumble: In Search of England and the English
Simon & Schuster UK 2007 141652603X / 9781416526032 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday, but now it's time to come back. But how is the England of his memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, imported cheeriness, and chicken tikka poker machine pubs-things aren't what they used to be. The longer Joe travels, the more he wonders whether things were ever what they used to be in England. Even a century ago, H. V. Morton, the nation's most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England. Crisscrossing the country by varying means of transport and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland-part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe, it is a wonderful memoir that establishes Bennett as one of the most engaging travel writers. 
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The City of Falling Angels, Berendt, John
5 Berendt, John The City of Falling Angels
Penguin 2006 0143036939 / 9780143036937 Paperback Near Fine 

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A Stranger in Tibet: Adventures of a Zen Monk - Life of Kawaguchi Ekai, Berry, Scott
6 Berry, Scott A Stranger in Tibet: Adventures of a Zen Monk - Life of Kawaguchi Ekai
Flamingo 1991 0006544517 / 9780006544517 Paperback Good 
In 1900 a young Japanese monk crossed from Nepal to Tibet and became the fi rst outsider to reach the forbidden city of Lhasa. The idiosyncratic explor er overcame robbery, starvation and an appalling sense of direction to fina lly meet the Dalai Lama, and become a successful doctor. 
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Never Feel a Stranger, Biddlecombe
7 Biddlecombe Never Feel a Stranger
BPR Publishers 2001 034911448X / 9780349114484 Paperback Very Good 
Dogs tucked into handbags, verbally polluted airline companions, electronic hotel door keys and ridiculous money pouches worn by xenophobic English to urists - these are just a few of Peter Biddlecombe's least favourite things . He has dragged his beleaguered expense account around no fewer than 170 c ountries of variable merit, and the 20 destinations in this volume include Peshawar, Ulan Bator, Kiev, Palermo, Belize, Mecca - and London., Having vi sited over 170 countries, businessman Peter Biddlecombe is the most well-tr avelled travel writer around. In his eighth collection of his international escapades, he once more brings his journeys hilariously to life, and lets of steam about the parts of travelling he likes the least: being passed bac k and forth between bank branch and call centre as he tries to order his tr aveller's cheques; the 'super-fit yahoos' who can't carry their designer su itcases but have to wheel them everywhere they go; the perils and pitfalls of the check-in desk and the loudspeaker announcements from Planet Stupid. From Peshawar to Palermo, Bishkek to Belieze City, Never Feel a Stranger fi nds Peter Biddlecombe at his irrepressible, irreverent best. 
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Faster, They're Gaining, Biddlecombe, Peter
8 Biddlecombe, Peter Faster, They're Gaining
Abacus 1998 034911062X / 9780349110622 Paperback Near Fine 
Living out of a briefcase has become a way of life for travelling businessm an Peter Biddlecombe. In this sixth volume of his dispatches from around th e world, he visits cities including Minsk, Valletta, La Paz, Mandalay and P rague, casting an irreverent eye over what he finds. 
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The Perpetual Tourist, In Search of a Swiss Role, Bilton, Paul N.
9 Bilton, Paul N. The Perpetual Tourist, In Search of a Swiss Role
Bergli Books Ltd 1994 395200023X / 9783952000236 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This is the light-hearted diary of an Englishman, married to a Swiss, who decides to live and work in Zurich. It compares the values of the Swiss and the British with wit and insight, relating the pleasures and pitfalls of cross-cultural adaptation. He discovers the many different ways the world is viewed in Switzerland, attitudes about having a good time, getting a job and the qualifications for it, queuing and attention to detail. He observes how Swiss vote, pay bills and taxes, what they celebrate and how they get along with each other. He is astonished and amused at what the Swiss worry about (almost everything) that most British people do not even think about. He is also shocked at what the Swiss do not worry about (real candles on Christmas trees, three-pin plugs and lifts with no inner doors). He laughs his way through most bureaucratic formalities and relishes discussions in English with automatic cash dispensers. He claims his appreciation of cultural diversity comes from being a perpetual tourist - being ever surprised and fascinated by things new and different from one's own land. 
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Amazonian Penguin Book of New Womens Tra, Birkett, Sara Wheele
10 Birkett, Sara Wheele Amazonian Penguin Book of New Womens Tra
Penguin Putnam~trade 1998 0140268022 / 9780140268027 Paperback Very Good+ 
A collection of previously unpublished travel writing from women who are me mbers of the Amazonians club for women travel writers. Contributors include writers such as: Julia Blackburn, Robyn Davidson, Jenny Diski, Martha Gell horn and Katie Hickman. 
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Tickling the English, Briain, Dara O
11 Briain, Dara O Tickling the English
Michael Joseph 2009 0718154371 / 9780718154370 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib: Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain expl ores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tou r around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore isl ands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it's clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time? Why can't they accept they rank about 5th, in everything? And what's with all the fudge? But this Irishman loves a challenge; he's certainly got the gregarious pers onality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous Eng lish reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with h is audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neig hbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes h e brought over here with him too. As Dara goes door-to-door in search of England in this part tour diary, part travelogue, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle. 
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A Walk in the Woods, Bryson, Bill
12 Bryson, Bill A Walk in the Woods
Black Swan 2015 178416111X / 9781784161118 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors. 
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13 Bryson, Bill Down Under
Doubleday Publishing 2000 038540817X / 9780385408172 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country, Bryson, Bill
14 Bryson, Bill Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country
Black Swan 2001 055299703X / 9780552997034 Paperback Very Good 
It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parall el universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely differ ent. I can't tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunsh ine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly Bri tish bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket...' Of course, what greeted Bil l Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the world's sixth largest country and its largest i sland. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continen t that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desicca ted, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fa ct, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than an ywhere else. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistable currents, or left to stag ger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. Ignoring such dangers - yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptl y fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are chee 
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Notes from a Big Country, Bryson, Bill
15 Bryson, Bill Notes from a Big Country
Transworld Pub 1998 0385410190 / 9780385410199 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A delightful collection of comic pieces from Bryson's column in The Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine. 
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16 Bryson, Bill Notes From A Small Island
Black Swan 1999 0552996009 / 9780552996006 Paperback Good 

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The Lake Regions of Central Africa, Burton, Richard Francis
17 Burton, Richard Francis The Lake Regions of Central Africa
Dover Publications 1995 0486286185 / 9780486286181 Paperback Very Good 
An engrossing record of explorations of central Africa's lake regions. Acut e observations on village life, native character, religion and government. 
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18 Carr, Elliott Walking the Shores of Cape Cod
On Cape Publications 1997 0965328325 / 9780965328326 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: "This is a gracious Book about walking. It is an important book about the s hore..." -- The Barnstable Patriot About the Author Elliott Carr writes frequently on the environment and economy for the Cape Cod Times and Cape Codder. President of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank since 1982, he is the former president and chairman of the Massachusetts Bankers Association and a graduate of Dartmouth and of Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He lives in Brewster with his wife, Susan. 
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19 Cartwright, Justin Not yet home
Fourth Estate 1996 1857024036 / 9781857024036 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
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Lonely Planet Flightless: Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground (T ravel Literature), Cobb, Ellie (ed)
20 Cobb, Ellie (ed) Lonely Planet Flightless: Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground (T ravel Literature)
Lonely Planet 2008 1741790751 / 9781741790757 Paperback Good 
Is Getting There Really Half the Fun?The 26 real-life stories in this extra ordinary collection explore the complexities, delights and insights of surf ace travel, from walking to pedal boating, from camels to cargo ships and a nything from two to four wheels - or no wheels at all. Ever wondered just h ow far a tuk-tuk can take you? Who do you call when the ice cracks as you'r e walking across the Bering Straits? Do you know how long it takes to rolle rblade across the US? Ever considered riding a pizza-delivery bike through South America? Some of these writers explore a single destination, be it Oman, Japan or Italy, while others cross whole continents or circumnavigate the world. This inspiring and eclectic anthology includes contributions from well-known travel writers such as Tony Wheeler and Rory Stewart, environmentally responsible travel-bloggers, some favorite Lonely Planet authors and record-setting expeditioners. So sit back, relax and let your imagination do the flying. 
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