Yangon and Shwedagon Pagoda

Newest guidebook by T. F. Rhoden!

The newest travel guidebook from Other Places Publishing is called Yangon and Shwedagon Pagoda. Guidebook is available on Kindle and in paperback from all major book distributors, including the publisher, and on Amazon.

Description

Myanmar is turning a new page and Yangon is at the center of a vibrant cultural, political and economic renaissance. This publication, the first travel guide in over half a century to focus only on Myanmar’s most famous city, explores this transforming city from a local’s perspective with firsthand, on-the-ground research that highlights the city’s best sites, restaurants and eateries while providing all the context and insight a traveler needs to fully appreciate the local culture. Written by people who love to travel, let us be your guide to this amazing town, and reveal the most unique and memorable experiences that Yangon has to offer.

– Unique insight into Yangon’s history, people and culture, plus need-to-know information on preparing for travel and what to expect when visiting Yangon.

– Reviews and personal recommendations for 102 sites, 111 nightlife venues, 164 accommodations (from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels), and 343 eateries.

– A chapter dedicated solely to Shwedagon Pagoda, including a full write-up of the major halls and stupas found in and around the temple complex.

– Detailed maps, sprawled over 35 pages, cover nine unique areas of Yangon.

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Other Places Publishing (2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935850164
ISBN-13: 978-1935850168
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 15 ounces

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Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand

Coolest travel guide for the North of Thailand!

Other Places Publishing newest guidebook by T. F. Rhoden is entitled Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand. Find on the publisher’s website, through the normal book distributors, or online via Amazon.

Description

The North of Thailand is emerging as a standalone, off-the-beaten-path destination in the otherwise well-traversed Southeast Asia travel route. With the northern mountains covered in verdant jungle and sprinkled with age-old hill tribes, elephant camps, and ancient ruins, it is no wonder that the North is becoming an unforgettable experience for travelers. Laid back cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai offer a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene that provides the perfect respite after experiencing the natural beauty of Northern Thailand.

T. F. Rhoden has spent seven years exploring this fascinating country. First as a graduate student, then as a Peace Corps volunteer, and finally as an aid worker on the Thai-Burma border. Through his unique experiences, Rhoden provides insight into the country that has become his second home. With a comprehensive background section covering the history, culture, and logistics of travel, and sixteen sections dedicated to each stop on his recommended travel route, this book will allow travelers to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty that the North has to offer.

Sights & Activities: From the elephant treks around Chiang Mai to the ancient ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park, we provide everything you will need to experience the beauty of the North.

Volunteering: There are a lot of opportunities to give back, and in so many different ways. Our guidebook will tell you where, why—and most importantly—how to get involved.

Nightlife: The North offers travelers a night out that many thought only Bangkok could offer. Find the best spots to steal a cocktail, spend a relaxing evening, or party with the best of Thailand.

Guesthouses & Resorts: Discover vibrant backpacker guesthouses and a world-class lineup of luxurious hotels and spas; all without breaking your budget.

Language: Thai is not an easy language to learn, so we provide the essential everyday phrases and a few more slangy ones just for fun!

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Other Places Publishing (2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935850032
ISBN-13: 978-1935850038
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

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Outrageous Thai: Slang, Curses and Epithets

New book on Thai language!

First-ever real guidebook to learn Thai slang, published by Tuttle Publishing, entitled Outrageous Thai: Slang, Curses and Epithets. Purchase through any normal book distributor or online with Amazon.

Description

The Thai people love fun and laughter. They appreciate foreigners who speak their language. But how would they react to foreigners who throw insults in the Thai language and know how to make them blush at the use of direct and vulgar Thai words? This Thai phrasebook, while designed to teach non–Thais to understand that spoken language on the street or in everyday life, also teachers powerful words that could easily get them punched in the face–probably worse. So, be cautious. This little book contains powerful words. A non–Thai, especially a Westerner, will appreciate the opportunity to learn some really strong and direct language that his Thai colleagues would rather he not know. Learn how to call someone hot or ugly, a walrus or a potbelly, stupid or a hypocrite. Know how to put off lechers by saying “Piss off!” in the strongest possible way.

Intended for just about anyone who wants to get the most reactions from any Thai within hearing distance, this book is simply the best reference you need to survive Thailand. Not just a simple phrasebook, Outrageous Thai teaches how to really speak Thai, and understand the Thai language. Know what Thais really mean and answer back. Features of this Thai phrasebook are:

– Compact travel size.
– Hundreds of colorful Thai phrases organized by topic and use.
– Extensive explanations of context and culture.
– All phrases shown in written Thai script, Romanized Thai and English.

Intended for students of all levels and anyone interested in how Thai is really spoken, this book is absolutely indispensable for foreigners who live in Thailand and want to know what is being said when someone insults you in Thai!

Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Original ed. edition (2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0804840539
ISBN-13: 978-0804840538
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces

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