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Sightseeing

Author : Rattawut Lapcharoensap
ISBN : 9781786498700
Genre : Fiction
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'This debut show more than mere promise: it is a fine achievement in its own right.' -- Guardian In poignant, tough, heart-catching episodes, Rattawut Lapcharoensap takes his readers beneath the surface of Thailand to a place that is dynamic and corrupt, full of pride and passion and fear. In these intergenerational stories of luck and loss, mother and son, Thai and tourist, healthy and sick are bound together. Sightseeing introduces its readers to the young boy and his brother speeding on a moped to the Cafe Lovely, a brothel in Bankok; Priscilla the Cambodian, a girl whose mouth is stuffed with the family fortune; a woman approaching blindness who barters for a last pair of sunglasses; and a pig called Clint Eastwood. Sightseeing reveals, slowly and powerfully that no place is too far away from home when it comes to pain, anger, love or hurt. It explores through confident and unforgettable storytelling what it means to be a son, a brother, a parent, a lover, a Thai - and a disenfranchised resident of the global village.
Category: Fiction

Sightseeing

Author : Edwin M. Woods
ISBN : 0595628206
Genre : Travel
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Travel on six contnents and numerous places on the planet. Travel covers trips from 2005 to 2008 and tells of people, places and cultures through the author's eyes. It will take you on adventures that few people experience. You will be next to glaciers and icebergs and penguins of Antarctica and in the palaces of Russian Tsars. You will travel on the Nile, and cruise the Amazon Rivers. You will experience the depths of the Amazon rainforest on an eco-tour. You will go inside a hut in a Zambian village, to Victoria Falls, and sunset on the Zambezi River. It visits Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho,and other biblical cities. The author travels to the Taj Mahal in India, the bathing ghats of Varanasi and to Katmandu and takes an aerial view of Mount Everest. In turkey you will experience the countryside and see the rock formations and underground city in Cappadocia and you will visit Ephesus and Istanbul. You will be taken on an illusive quest to see the fall colors of New England, USA.
Category: Travel

The Ethics Of Sightseeing

Author : Dean MacCannell
ISBN : 9780520948655
Genre : Social Science
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Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? In this challenging book, Dean MacCannell identifies and overcomes common obstacles to ethical sightseeing. Through his unique combination of personal observation and in-depth scholarship, MacCannell ventures into specific tourist destinations and attractions: "picturesque" rural and natural landscapes, "hip" urban scenes, historic locations of tragic events, Disney theme parks, beaches, and travel poster ideals. He shows how strategies intended to attract tourists carry unintended consequences when they migrate to other domains of life and reappear as "staged authenticity." Demonstrating each act of sightseeing as an ethical test, the book shows how tourists can realize the productive potential of their travel desires, penetrate the collective unconscious, and gain character, insight, and connection to the world.
Category: Social Science

Doctor Who Book 4 Sightseeing In Space

Author : David Bailey
ISBN : 9781405908139
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Exciting action-packed original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, each containing two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures. A distress signal calls the TARDIS to the Black Horizon, a spaceship that is being attacked by scavengers. But the scavengers aren't the only thing the Doctor needs to worry about, there's something out there creating a Web in Space! In Terminal of Despair, the TARDIS crew find themselves trapped in a quarantined spaceport where the waiting passengers have lost all hope of ever getting home. Can the Doctor save them?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Dark Tourist

Author : Dom Joly
ISBN : 9781847377920
Genre : Travel
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'Dark tourism is the act of travel and visitation to sites, attractions and exhibitions which have real or recreated death, suffering or the seemingly macabre as a main theme' Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection -- the schoolboy currency of Beirut. Dom's upbringing was interspersed with terrifying days and nights spent hunkered in the family basement under Syrian rocket attack or coming across a pile of severed heads from a sectarian execution in the pine forests near his home. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places. And in this brilliantly odd and hilariously told travel memoir, Dom Joly sets out on a quest to visit those destinations from which the average tourist would, and should, run a mile. The more insalubrious the place, the more interesting is the journey and so we follow Dom as he skis in Iran on segregated slopes, picnics in the Syrian Desert with a trigger-happy government minder and fires rocket propelled grenades at live cows in Cambodia (he missed on purpose, he just couldn't do it). Funny and frightening in equal measure, this is a uniquely bizarre and compelling travelogue from one of the most fearless and innovative comedians around.
Category: Travel

Sightseeing

Author : Michael Onofrey
ISBN : 1944866442
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Sightseeing is a tale of lust and art set in Paris, France. Intrigue haunts the prose where hilarity and evil arise in a twist of collaboration. Minus any personal background, a woman and a man explore one another while regarding masterpieces of fine art and the historic sites of Paris. Sightseeing, stealthily and meticulously explores Paris and art in a tale that delves into questions of personal choice and identity with a knowing immediacy that has us questioning our own perceptions and views of art and storytelling. Ed Meek, author of Luck, What We Love and Spy Pond A mystery woman lures a willing stranger into a fantasy world where time is fluid, and art informs life. With its noir intrigue reminiscent of French new age cinema and its masterful prose, this remarkable novella will keep you guessing. Alexis Rhome Fancher, author of Enter Here and Junkie Wife Onofrey's prose has a mannered veneer that is made strange, made fascinating by how exacting and mysterious it is. Fans of Kazuo Ishiguro, or Dead Ringers-era David Cronenberg, here's a book for you. Alex Higley, author of Old Open
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When In Rome

Author : Matthew Sturgis
ISBN : 9781781010228
Genre : Travel
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DIV There is no place like Rome. Throughout its long, long history, its many changes in form and fortune, Rome has always been a tourist centre. In every age - Classical, Christian, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, people have flocked to see its wonders. This is the story of what Rome's visitors have looked at over the past two thousand years, the buildings, the statues, the paintings, the artefacts that have most impressed each generation of travellers from the time of the Roman Republic in the second century BC up to the present age of mass tourism. It is the history both of how Rome has changed with the centuries and how the taste of those who have visited the city has changed with it. /div
Category: Travel

Tokyo Today

Author : Nihon Kōtsū Kōsha
ISBN : UVA:X002267498
Genre : Travel
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Category: Travel