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  • High

    A Journey Across the Himalayas Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and China

    by Erika Fatland ...
    Translated by Kari Dickson ...
    "Enchanting" Independent"Fatland distinguishes herself from the stereotypes" Guardian"Fatland is a sensitive and insightful chronicler of quotidian lives and a compelling narrator" Observer"Erika Fatland ascends to new heights with her fascinating journey" Wanderlust**"A**n engaging snapshot of the current residents of this high-altitude battlegrou... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    Translated by Richard Graves ...
    A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Walking to Samarkand

    The Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia

    Translated by Dan Golembeski ...
    Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier continues his epic journey across Persia and Central Asia as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road.Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier’s stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi’an, China, along the Silk Road--the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where Out ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Winds of the Steppe

    Walking the Great Silk Road from Central Asia to China

    Translated by Dan Golembeski ...
    Bernard Ollivier pushes onward in his attempt to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Great Silk Road. “A gripping account. More than just a travel story—this is a quest for the Other.”—Alexis Liebaert, L’Événement**Picking up where Walking to Samarkand left off, Winds of the Steppe continues the astonishing tale of journalist Bernard Ollivier’s 7,200-mile walk from Turkey to ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Opium Nation

    Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

    by Fariba Nawa ...
    Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal explorationof Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corruptofficials to warlords and child brides and beyond. KhaledHosseini, author of The Kite Runner and AThousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation “an insightful andinformative look at the global challenge of Afghan drug trade. Fariba Nawa ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD


    An Odyssey From London To Hanoi

    by Heather Ellis ...
    Believing this is her last adventure, her one last search for meaning, Heather’s journey ultimately becomes one of destiny. Infused with a deep spiritual power, it is also a story that leaves the reader considering their own ‘time less’ journey called life.After riding her motorcycle across Africa, Heather Ellis is diagnosed with HIV in London. She is thirty years old and is given five years to ... Read more

    $10.21 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Eastern Horizons

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Award

    by Levison Wood ...
    Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Lost Heart of Asia

    by Colin Thubron ...
    Discover Colin Thubron's journey through central asia in the wake of the fall of the iron curtain.Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • To the Edge of the World

    The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

    Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Stans By Me

    a whirlwind tour through Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

    by Ged Gillmore ...
    Central Asia is the hot new travel destination. Curious to see what all the fuss is about?Join intrepid traveler, Ged Gillmore, as he journeys with an unlikely group of characters on a whirlwind tour through the five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.* Prepare yourself to come face to face with mesmerizing landscapes and striking citadels that look like sets ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers

    On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan

    by Mark Horrell ...
    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    This is the tale of Mark Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence.He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of which got quite a distance beyond Base Camp, and overcame many perilous circumstances along the way. The ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Trekking Nepal

    A Traveler's Guide

    "Any Nepal travel guidebook will give you details, details, details. But read Stephen Bezruchka's Trekking Nepal, the best for background and thorough trekking advice." -- Christian Science Monitor, on the 7th edition* Co-written by veteran Nepal trekkers with more than 60 combined years of experience in the region* New 8th edition reflects the most current political information and includes both ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Travels into Bokhara

    A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia

    At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled Bokhara. He travelled simply, disguised as a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel ...
    Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) Travel Guide - Tiki Travel The Tiki Travel guides use the text from, a complete and reliable worldwide travel guide written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. An active table of contents enables users to jump directly to the section selected. Table of contents: - Tiki Travel Guide Books - Copyright - Ulaanbaatar - Understand - Get in - Get ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Uzbekistan Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel ...
    Uzbekistan Travel Guide - Tiki Travel The Tiki Travel guides use the text from, a complete and reliable worldwide travel guide written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. An active table of contents enables users to jump directly to the section selected. Table of contents: - Tiki Travel Guide Books - Copyright - Uzbekistan - Understand - Regions - Cities - Other ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Road to Oxiana

    New edition linked and annotaded

    by Robert Byron ...
    The Road to Oxiana is an account of Robert Byron’s ten-month journey to Iran and Afghanistan in 1933–34 in the company of Christopher Sykes. This travelogue is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. Bruce Chatwin has described it as “a sacred text, beyond criticism” and carried his copy since he was fifteen years old, “spineless and floodstained” ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • A Little Bit Up

    Meandering in Nepal

    Sometimes the challenge in life is facing up to an experience well outside of your existing world. Join Ian and the members of the Thorung Five as they traverse the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Experience a country you may have never seen through the eyes of a first time trekker. Meet the lovely, friendly people of Nepal. Take the very steps of this group to the heights of the Thorung La Pass. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • A Beard In Nepal

    by Fiona Roberts ...
    'A Beard In Nepal' is the story of the five months Tod and Fiona spent in a small, remote village high in the Himalayas of Nepal, attempting to teach English to the village children.</... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Keeper of the Mountains: The Elizabeth Hawley Story

    The Elizabeth Hawley Story

    Beginning in 1946, Elizabeth Hawley worked for Fortune magazine as a researcher. Shortly thereafter, she left both her job and the United States itself to travel the world, and thus began her lifelong attraction to the exotic and remote sovereign state of Nepal. In the years that followed, she began reporting on the political and cultural events taking place in her adopted homeland for the likes ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Turkmenistan Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel ...
    Turkmenistan Travel Guide - Tiki TravelThe Tiki Travel guides use the text from, a complete and reliable worldwide travel guide written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe.An active table of contents enables users to jump directly to the section selected.Table of contents:- Tiki Travel Guide Books- Copyright- Turkmenistan- Understand- Regions- Cities- Other ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Indonesia Travel Guide

    A nation composed of over 18,000 islands spanning a distance equal to that between San Francisco and New York City, Indonesia is a world in itself. Bustling modern cities and tony beach resorts co-exist with ancient temples and iconic indigenous fauna such as Komodo Dragons, Java rhinos, and forest-dwelling orangutans. Indonesia is home to over 400 volcanoes, over 130 of which are considered ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tajikistan

    This new, thoroughly updated second edition of the most practical guide to Central Asia's smallest and least understood country brings to life the 'Roof of the World': Tajikistan. Enhanced trekking details and maps are included, along with more detailed practical information than any other guidebook. Travelling to and entering Tajikistan is easier than ever before with improved transport ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Ascent of Nanda Devi

    I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it

    by H.W. Tilman ...
    Book 3 - H.W. Tilman: The Collected Edition
    In 1934, after fifty years of trying, mountaineers finally gained access to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary in the Garhwal Himalaya.Two years later an expedition led by H.W. Tilman reached the summit of Nanda Devi. At over 25,000 feet, it was the highest mountain to be climbed until 1950.The Ascent of Nanda Devi, Tilman’s account of the climb, has been widely hailed as a classic. Keenly o... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Uzbekistan

    Written and updated by expert authors who have extensive experience of living and working in Central Asia, this new, fully updated third edition of Bradt's Uzbekistan remains the definitive and only standalone practical travel guide to this increasingly liberal destination - central Asia's most populous country and the heart of the Silk Road. Offering more detail for independent travellers than ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus