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Short Journeys: Kazakhstan By Andrew Boland
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Kazakhstan - the world’s 9th-biggest country, perched in Central Asia bordering China, Russia and other central Asian states. Today it is a country emerging into the world with a vibrant... More > economy, wonderful culture and tradition, and stunning landscapes from the flat steppe to beautiful mountains. I loved my time in this amazing country. Astana stands somewhere near the middle with its Norman Foster architecture, a Dubai in the middle of nowhere. The future of this exciting country is being created here with some of the most amazing futuristic buildings in the entire world. In the south is the biggest city in Kazakhstan – Almaty. Full of culture and style, beautifully situated surrounded by mountains, this is the ‘soul’ of Kazakhstan. To the north-west is Semey, an interesting city where you can visit the museum to Kazakhstan’s most revered poet. If that doesn't fulfill you desire to explore the literary history of the region, there is also a small museum to Dostoevsky, in the house where he once lived.< Less
The Nine Horizons By Mike Robbins
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In 1987 Mike Robbins, a young journalist in London, felt restless and decided to travel. He never really stopped. In the quarter century that followed he lived and worked in countries as diverse as... More > the world itself. The pieces in this book take the reader from rural Sudan to the headwaters of the Amazon, from Semana Santa in Quito to Buddhist temples in the Himalayas, across Bhutan on a motorbike, into the ancient souk of Aleppo, to the steppes of Central Asia and finally to New York. Along the way there is Ethiopian gin, a sex tourist in Moscow, Kyrgyz women in cycling pants, a surreal toilet in Brussels, echoes of slavery in Brazil, and an encounter with Helen of Troy in Third Avenue. The Nine Horizons is an anarchic snapshot of a troubled but beautiful world in transition.< Less
Mule Train to Afghanistan By Frank Villafaña
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In the sequel to Rice with Mango, Ralph, now a CIA operative, finds himself in the middle of the Cold War. Traveling to China to purchase oriental rugs for his shop in Ohio, he knows that he has... More > traveled far from his first flight out of Cuba. In this historical work of fiction, set in the early 1980´s, Afghanistan has been invaded by the Soviet Union. The CIA covert program to support the mujahedeen, is getting serious Congressional scrutiny. Rug salesman by day, Ralph’s new assignment entangles him in the middle of the CIA´s support of the Afghanistan mujahedeen. His nemesis, Baimurat, the KGB Station Chief in Kashgar, is not the brightest, but that makes him much more unpredictable and dangerous. Firefights that never get reported in the morning news, but still leave dead bodies, are surrounding him and killing his friends. Then there are the internal demons that may lead him to self-destruction or the sexy redhead with a healthy appetite, which offer dangers that were not included in his CIA training.< Less
Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute By Theophilus F. (Theophilus Francis) Rodenbough
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Calendar: Silk Road 2019 By Jan Balster
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Samarkand and Buchara - names from 1001 nights, grand architecture of a century-old history Central-Asia. An expedition through the northern countries Central-Asia between Uzbekistan to China. The... More > observer succumbs to the fascination of outstanding photographies that is sedate in scene optimally. Each leaf of the calendar is printed on both sides, a photography is in the upper area and in the low part of the calendars of the respective month. Additionally, spaces present themselves there for own enrollments sufficiently. Information: www.auf-weltreise.de / www.editioneurasien.de< Less
The Bus to Beijing By Jonathan Wilson
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The Bus to Beijing is a true-life odyssey across Asia. In this fast-paced adventure Jonathan Wilson journeys by bus, boat, train and car (but never by aeroplane) experiencing life on the road as an... More > independent traveller. Keeping firmly off the beaten track, he explores lands less visited from Eastern Europe through Turkey, Transcaucasia and Central Asia before unexpectedly arriving in Beijing. This is no holiday. During his six months on the road Jonathan encounters numerous sticky situations in which he has to pit his wits against the challenges he faces. He is tormented by taxi drivers, pursued by prostitutes and falls victim to daylight robbery. But not every situation is sticky. This is also a story of kindness, laughter and serendipity. Where strangers become friends and chance events bring delight. With an amusing, informative and inspiring narrative, The Bus to Beijing is essential reading for anyone considering an overland adventure of their own or has ever just wondered, what if...< Less
The Bus to Beijing By Jonathan Wilson
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The Bus to Beijing is a true-life odyssey across Asia. In this fast-paced adventure Jonathan Wilson journeys by bus, boat, train and car (but never by aeroplane) experiencing life on the road as an... More > independent traveller. Keeping firmly off the beaten track, he explores lands less visited from Eastern Europe through Turkey, Transcaucasia and Central Asia before unexpectedly arriving in Beijing. This is no holiday. During his six months on the road Jonathan encounters numerous sticky situations in which he has to pit his wits against the challenges he faces. He is tormented by taxi drivers, pursued by prostitutes and falls victim to daylight robbery. But not every situation is sticky. This is also a story of kindness, laughter and serendipity. Where strangers become friends and chance events bring delight. With an amusing, informative and inspiring narrative, The Bus to Beijing is essential reading for anyone considering an overland adventure of their own or has ever just wondered, what if...< Less
I Am A Punishment Sent To You By God By Ridvan Ganioglu
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“I am God’s punishment. If you haven’t committed great sins, God would not send me to punish you” -Genghis Khan Born in 2015, Temujin's early life was childhood was a... More > rough-and-tumble time. God sends him a secret as a gift. Thank to this, Temujin brings massive countries such as China, America, Russia and India to their knees and dominates the world. He puts a new world order in place. He doesn't intervene in anyone's faith. He establishes new administrations in all religious centers in Jerusalem, Mecca, Medina and many other places. Temujin's real task is to unite the world around concepts such as justice and morality and protect it from an extraterrestrial invasion, as God wants him to do. After he established the world order, God reveals this task to him. He makes massive preparations in order to protect the world from invasion. Invaders consist of two races who live in Urganacin System, which is a different solar system. Yaca and Maca races are set out to invade the world to destroy humanity.< Less
From There to Here: The Pleasures and Perils of the Import/Export Business By Don Tickle
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From very modest beginnings in rural North Carolina, author Don Tickle made his mark on the international stage as one of the pioneers in the import/export furniture business. As one of the... More > first Americans to venture into the then unexplored Asian market, Don quickly made friends worldwide with his open personality, creative spirit and his deep respect for other cultures. The result was a highly successful career with offices throughout the US and centered in High Point, NC, the hub of the American furniture design business. Don's experiences sometimes resulted in humorous situations and sometimes in unexpected calamities. Occasionally, they led him into life-threatening danger. He now shares his unique view of international travel in these tales of the pleasures and perils of the furniture trade, a world that most of us have never imagined or encountered.< Less
Decoding Kashgar By Serdar Aydin & Marc Aurel Schnabel
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This photobook portrays Kashgar, the westernmost city in China and once considered one of the best preserved examples of a traditional Islamic city in Central Asia. With a renewal project, a large... More > portion of old houses have been replaced with new ones that just look sufficiently old to make a visitor feel in a fictional world of Kashgar’s maze-like urban pattern with narrow alleyways and tunnels. This book offers a visual engagement with Kashgar in 13 sections, each with their own stories and themes based on a series of specific content ranging from historical architecture to people of Kashgar and from black-and-white urban scenes to 3D digital reconstructions.< Less

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