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Conversations on the Costa By Karen O'Reilly
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Conversations on the Costa is a unique collection of the stories, experiences, thoughts and feelings of British people who have moved to Spain and the Spanish people they now live amongst. A mosaic... More > of memories from people from all walks of life - men and women, young and old, working and retired, rich and poor, happy and sad – it aims to portray the richness and complexity of life in Spain for European migrants. Written by a social researcher with ten years experience researching this subject, Conversations on the Costa is for those who live in Spain, for those who would like to live there, and for those who would like to move anywhere that offers a better quality of life.< Less
Harbour Ways By Valerie Poore
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Harbour Ways is the sequel to Watery Ways, Valerie Poore's first memoir about living on a barge in Rotterdam's Oude Haven in the Netherlands. This second book tells of the first two years that she... More > owned her own barge, the Vereeniging, and how she converts it from an empty hull into a home. Told with with Valerie's usual tongue-in-cheek humour, Harbour Ways can be read as a stand alone memoir or as the follow on to Watery Ways.< Less
African Ways By Valerie Poore
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This is the story of a young woman’s first encounters with rural South Africa. Coming from the all-mod-cons society of Britain at the beginning of the 1980’s, the author is literally... More > transplanted to a farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in what is now Kwazulu Natal. Once there, she finds her feet in the ways of Africa with the help of a charming, elderly Dutch couple, an appealing but wily African farm hand, his practical and motherly daughter and a wise and fascinating neighbour who has a fund of local knowledge. Set in the closing years of Apartheid, these stories are not about politics or the injustices of the system.They are tales about the people and a different kind of life, which include living without electricity, hand-milking cows, drought, veld fires and mad-cap adventures into the unknown. They are also stories told with deep affection and respect, and above all a liberal dose of tongue-in-cheek humour.< Less
Oriental Dispatch By Marie-Therese Le Roux
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A selection of writings upon a first wide-eyed encounter with the Orient.
Is That a Cricket In Your Pocket? By Haley Jacobson
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It's hard to end up in China by accident. But when you do, you'll be ready--so long as you take this handy pocket manual with you. With years of experience apartment-hopping through China, Haley... More > writes with humorous insight about cultural differences and mundane life events, with a flair for the absurd. Get ready for hilarious food misadventures, E-bike crashes, failed musical attempts, and what it's like to be in the presence of insect royalty. Haley is a recent graduate in Linguistics from Reed College. She has been telling stories since her first novel was accidentally erased at the tender age of five. This is her first full-length book; further writings can be found on her website www.Adventure-ish.com< Less
First Time Foreigner By Mariana Aguiar & Ana Gusso
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A BOOK FOR EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO LIVE ABROAD. First Time Foreigner is an essential guide to everyone who aims to live in an English-speaking country. This English version was written in very... More > accessible language to encourage the reader to start practicing English right now. In this book, we will give you insights on: • How to learn English faster and master the language. • How to succeed in your studies and make the most of your experience overseas. • How to build up confidence and step up in your career abroad. • The best ways to get a visa, a scholarship, and a job. • The best ways to find a house and meet new people. • How to adapt to the new culture. This book was written not only to give you information on the practicalities of living in an English-speaking country but to help you to accomplish your goals abroad.< Less
Soju Diaries By Sue-Elaine Oser
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Living abroad allows you to expand your mind and horizons. Oftentimes it is documented in journals and diaries. This book documents life in South Korea through poetry.
African Ways By Valerie Poore
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This is the story of a young woman’s first encounters with rural South Africa. Coming from the all-mod-cons society of Britain at the beginning of the 1980’s, the author is literally... More > transplanted to a farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in what is now Kwazulu Natal. Once there, she finds her feet in the ways of Africa with the help of a charming, elderly Dutch couple, an appealing but wily African farm hand, his practical and motherly daughter and a wise and fascinating neighbour who has a fund of local knowledge. Set in the closing years of Apartheid, these stories are not about politics or the injustices of the system.They are tales about the people and a different kind of life, which include living without electricity, hand-milking cows, drought, veld fires and mad-cap adventures into the unknown. They are also stories told with deep affection and respect, and above all a liberal dose of tongue-in-cheek humour.< Less
Old San Juan By James Tate
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Steeped in history with an old world ambiance and romantic European charm this Guardian of the Spanish Main is one of only two walled cities in the western hemisphere. Old San Juan is an... More > architectural treasure with four-hundred sixteenth and seventeenth-century colonial building, two world-renowned forts, four main plazas, Roman-like fountains, and blue cobble-stoned streets. This unique habitat is a World Heritage Site with more history and culture than a person can absorb in a lifetime. In 1521, Ponce de Leon founded the city that became Spain's most coveted outpost. Searching for an adventure, this book tells how to enjoy a life in an urban setting whose scale supports the human experience. For readers seeking to know about the city, or planning a visit, the book is full of history and up-to-date insights that only a resident-author could share. With stories of swashbuckling pirates, empire building, and conquest he conveys an image of how life in Old San Juan is like living on a Hollywood movie set.< Less
Tripe and Spanish onions By Geoff Sadler
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JOHN AND ANNE HAMMOND have burnt their boats. John has taken early retirement, they have sold their suburban bungalow and bought a cottage in southern Spain. Life will be perpetual sunshine and cheap... More > booze. But the realities of everyday living intrude. Encounters with builders, bureaucracy, odd-job men and their attempts to integrate into their new life are frustratingly humourous. John tries writing a best seller and his wife takes up painting again. But when they have to contend with the Spanish driving test and the traumas of family visitors, forest fires and the late hours of Spanish friends, the pressure becomes intense. Our naive Brits sit on their terrace, the sun warm on their backs drinking wine and contemplating their new, palm-fringed swimming pool. Across the valley, whitewashed cottages cluster around a blue-domed church. ‘Oo-o,’ Anne says. ‘It’s ever so nice!’ John nods. ‘I’ve never been one to complain.’ ‘Yes you are,’ says his better half. ‘You complain all the blooming time.’< Less

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