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Download E-books Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination) PDF

By Krishna Dutta

Within the renowned mind's eye, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made infamous through the Black gap and the works of mom Teresa, Kipling referred to as it a urban of Dreadful evening, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gunter Grass, and Louis Malle revived its hellish snapshot. this can be where the place the West first actually encountered the East. based within the 1690s via East India corporation retailers beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into India's capital and the second one urban of the British Empire in the course of the Raj. Named town of Palaces for its neoclassical mansions, Calcutta was once additionally domestic to awesome Bengalis equivalent to Rabindranath Tagore, the 1st Asian Nobel laureate, and Satyajit Ray, one of the geniuses of global cinema. certainly, Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a urban of extremes, the place refinement rubs shoulders with commercialism and political violence. Krishna Dutta explores those a number of paradoxes, giving own perception into Calcutta's special historical past and glossy id as mirrored in its structure, literature, cinema, and song.

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Download E-books Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports PDF

You can anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to know whilst cruising the Mediterranean.

In this consultant, Rick Steves specializes in the various grandest attractions in Europe. As constantly, he has a plan that can assist you have a significant cultural event whereas you’re there—even with quite a few hours in port.

Inside you will find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or close to the main Mediterranean ports of name, including:
Barcelona, Marseille, Toulon, great, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and MonacoFlorence, Rome, Naples, and VeniceDubrovnik, break up, Athens, Mykonos, and SantoriniIstanbul and Ephesus

Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports explains tips to get into city from the cruise terminal, stocks sightseeing assistance, and comprises self-guided walks and excursions. you will examine which locations are top for an excursion—and that you could with a bit of luck stopover at by yourself. you are going to additionally get tips about reserving a cruise, plus tricks for saving money and time at the send and in port.

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Download E-books A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal PDF

By Anthony Bourdain

Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoors a Russian tub, Chef Bourdain travels internationally looking for the final word meal. the one factor Anthony Bourdain loves up to cooking is touring, and A Cook's journey is the shotgun marriage of his maximum passions. encouraged via the query, 'What will be the excellent meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts off out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish which might be ready in simple terms through specifically authorized cooks. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded street to Pailin into independent Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun membership, the place neighborhood fare is served up along a menu of obtainable firearms. In Saigon, he is taken care of to a maintaining meal of stay Cobra center prior to relocating directly to appreciate a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta. additional west, Kitchen personal lovers will realize the Gironde of Tony's adolescence, the 1st cease on his eu itinerary. And from France, it is directly to Portugal, the place a complete village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we are simply midway worldwide. . . A Cook's travel recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable sort, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.

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Download E-books My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others PDF

From the employees of New York journal comes the appropriate reward for the Manhattanite in we all. My First New York is a wonderful number of reminiscences and recollections as fifty of the city’s most renowned citizens recapture the kicks and thrills of first arriving within the long island. Actors and athletes, rock stars and porn stars, writers, artists, and politicos—from Yogi Berra to Liza Minnelli, from Chloe Sevigny to Andy Samberg to Diane Von Furstenberg—they all percentage their hilarious, touching, scary, notable early sizeable urban adventures in My First New York.

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Download E-books From China to Vietnam: A food journey along the Mekong River PDF

By Luke Nguyen

From China to Vietnam is an evocative culinary experience that explores Asia’s most renowned river. beginning in south-west China and traveling via Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, sooner than meandering all the way down to the colossal Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Luke Nguyen immerses himself within the cultures and groups who rely on this life-giving river. alongside the best way he discovers the neighborhood cuisines and learns the heart-warming tales from the folks he meets.

Filled with wonderful images and actual recipes from every one sector, From China to Vietnam captures the real essence of this marvelous river: its humans, meals, tradition and wonder.

Luke Nguyen is the landlord of Sydney’s well-known purple Lantern eating places. He has written 4 earlier cookbooks and is the presenter of numerous SBS cooking exhibits, together with Luke Nguyen’s better Mekong, the spouse to this e-book. Luke at present splits his time among Sydney and Vietna

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Download E-books Kerrigan in Copenhagen: A Love Story PDF

By Thomas E. Kennedy

Kerrigan is writing a consultant ebook to his followed urban of Copenhagen. in particular, a advisor to the city's ingesting establishments―of which there are greater than 1,500. hence, it's a undertaking very likely perpetually, and one with a specific amount of drunken numbness equipped into it. and that is the element: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a negative betrayal, has lots he desires to fail to remember. the one challenge along with his proposed undertaking is his study affiliate, a voluptuous green-eyed attractiveness who makes him tremble with forgotten desire.

But his affiliate additionally has a previous, and because the of them walk the cobblestoned streets, learning the artwork, structure, parks, and poetry of Copenhagen, additionally they research one another, circling with uncertainty―to love or to not love? To remorse or to renew?

A Joycean social gathering of 1 city's historical past, tradition, and other people, Kerrigan in Copenhagen is immediately a poignant romance and a raucous trip of discovery, of popping out of darkness to please back in life.

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Download E-books Among the Tibetans PDF

By Isabella L. Bird

Isabella Lucy chook (1831–1904) was once a nineteenth-century English traveler, author, and a typical historian. chook used to be born in Boroughbridge in 1831 and grew up in Tattenhall, Cheshire. Time spent in Britain regularly appeared to make her sick and, following her mother's loss of life in 1868, she launched into a chain of tours to prevent settling completely along with her sister Henrietta (Henny) at the Isle of Mull. chicken couldn't undergo her sister's family way of life, who prefer as a substitute to aid extra travels via writing. a lot of her works are compiled from letters she wrote domestic to her sister in Scotland. fowl ultimately left Britain in 1872, going first to Australia, which she disliked, after which to Hawaii (known in Europe because the Sandwich Islands), her love for which caused her moment e-book (published 3 years later). whereas there she climbed Mauna Loa and visited Queen Emma. She then moved directly to Colorado, then the latest member of the U.S., the place she had heard the air used to be very good for the infirm. Dressed virtually and using now not sidesaddle yet frontwards like a guy (though she threatened to sue the days for announcing she dressed like one), she coated over 800 miles within the Rocky Mountains in 1873. Her letters to her sister, first revealed within the journal rest Hour, comprised her fourth and maybe most renowned publication, A Lady's existence within the Rocky Mountains. Featured in journals and magazines for many years, poultry was once through now whatever of a loved ones identify. In 1892, she grew to become the 1st lady inducted into the Royal Geographical Society.

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Download E-books To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism PDF

By Chuck Thompson

The guru of utmost tourism units out to stand his worst fears in Africa, India, Mexico urban, and―most terrifying of all―at Disney World

In the widely-acclaimed Smile if you are Lying, Chuck Thompson laid naked the trip industry's dirtiest secrets and techniques. Now he is out to find if a number of the world's so much ill-reputed locations reside as much as their undesirable raps, whereas confronting some of his personal trip anxieties within the technique. even if he is touring around the Congo with a former bodyguard from infamous dictator Joseph Mobutu's retinue or diving into the guts of India's monsoon season, To Hellholes and Back can provide Thompson's trademark blend of hilarious tales and wildly provocative reviews, in addition to a few brilliant observations approximately America's evolving position within the world.

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Download E-books The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir PDF

By Nikki Moustaki

"This could be the most unusual cross-species love tale i have ever learn. half travelogue, half restoration memoir, and 100% compelling." -Gwen Cooper, writer of the New York Times bestselling Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless pussycat story, or How I discovered approximately Love and existence with a Blind ask yourself Cat

"[An] epiphany-provoking gem of a narrative, skillfully crafted, shiny and wealthy with feeling." -Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and writer of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

"A wonderful, unheard of memoir from a girl who actually knows and appreciates birds . . . an enthralling, heart-warming story and a pleasant, inspiring read." -Joanna Burger, writer of The Parrot Who Owns Me: the tale of a Relationship

Nikki Moustaki grew up in Eighties Miami, the one baby of folks who labored, performed, and traveled for luxurious activities motor vehicle dealerships. At domestic, her doting grandmother cooked for and fed her, however it was once her grandfather-an evening-gown clothier, riveting storyteller, and chicken expert-who used to be her mentor and dearest companion.

Like her grandfather, Nikki fell tough for birds. "Birds stuffed my childhood," she writes, "as blue crammed the sky." Her grandfather confirmed her how you can hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and deal with child birds. He gave her a white dove to unencumber for success on every one birthday. And he advised her to, sometime, stopover at the chook industry of Paris.

But by the point Nikki graduated from university and moved to long island urban, she was once succumbing to an alcohol dependancy and was once more and more not able to take care of her flock. whilst her grandfather died, guilt-ridden Nikki drank much more. In a last-ditch attempt to honor her grandfather, she flew to France hoping to go to the chicken marketplace of Paris to unencumber a white dove. And there, anything dazzling occurred that kept Nikki's life.

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Download E-books The Jim Corbett Omnibus: with an introduction by Ruskin Bond PDF

By Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett’s stories of tiger hunts are mythical. as a rule on my own, he may traverse the hills and jungles of India, looking his quarry utilizing blood trails, analyzing pug marks and following damaged twigs and branches, frequently placing himself in danger. Later, he turned a conservationist, taking over the reason for the endangered royal Bengal tiger.

This finished quantity includes a few of Jim Corbett’s best-known books and brief tales, from The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, a gripping story of a infamous leopard, to the interesting tales in Man-eaters of Kumaon and The Temple Tiger. Showcasing Corbett’s acute expertise of jungle attractions and sounds and enlivened by way of his descriptions of village existence, it is a must-read for these attracted to natural world and tiger stories.

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