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  • Winds of the Steppe

    Walking the Great Silk Road from Central Asia to China

    by Bernard Ollivier and 1 more

    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

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    by Heinrich Harrer and 1 more

    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

    $15.99 AUD

  • Walking to Samarkand

    The Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia

    by Bernard Ollivier and 1 more

    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

  • TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD

    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

  • Taste of Persia

    A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

    by Naomi Duguid

    **Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017)Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017)Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal“A reason to celebrate . . . a fascinati. ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • A Travel Junkie's Diary

    Searching for Mare's Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits

    by Dina Bennett

    Dina Bennett’s on the road again—and she can’t stop! Having completed the 7,800-mile Peking to Paris Classic Car Challenge while braving carsickness and patching rocky marital relations, she’s once more in over her head, enduring 100,000 miles of road trips through the world’s out-of-the-way places.Drawn to strange foods and intriguing views into the kaleidoscope of local life, and with a knack ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Lost Heart of Asia

    by Colin Thubron

    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 outstanding guide to the history, people and culture of a vast region resonating with history and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

  • To the Edge of the World

    The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

    by Christian Wolmar

    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

    $12.64 AUD

  • 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

    $3.99 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

  • The House on Carnaval Street

    From Kabul to a Home by the Mexican Sea

    by Deborah Rodriguez

    I hadn't been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left . . .Intimate, honest and touching, this is the story of Deborah Rodriguez's often hilarious journey of self-discovery. Forced to flee her life in Afghanistan, she leaves behind her friends, her possessions and her two beloved businesses: a hair salon and a coffee shop.But life proves no ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Trekking Nepal

    A Traveler's Guide

    by Stephen Bezruchka and 2 more

    "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

    $36.84 AUD

  • Travels into Bokhara

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

    by Alexander Burnes

    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

    $13.08 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

  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel

    Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) Travel Guide - Tiki Travel The Tiki Travel guides use the text from WikiTravel.org, 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 WikiTravel.org, 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

  • Historic Treasures of Uzbekistan

    Journey of Discovery along the Silk Road

    by Peter Clarke

    A fascinating insight into the author's journey along part of the Great Silk Road through Uzbekistan where he discovers a wealth of original and restored architecture dating back to the time when Genghis Khan came, conquered and destroyed it in the 13th century. Local hero Amir Temur (Tamerlane) rebuilt the stunning minarets, mosques, madrassahs and mausoleums to make it the centre of his great ... Read more

    $6.49 AUD

  • A Little Bit Up

    Meandering in Nepal

    by Ian Stanley-Eyles

    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

    $12.31 AUD

  • Keeper of the Mountains: The Elizabeth Hawley Story

    The Elizabeth Hawley Story

    by Bernadette McDonald and 1 more

    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

    $12.31 AUD

  • Turkmenistan Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel

    Turkmenistan Travel Guide - Tiki TravelThe Tiki Travel guides use the text from WikiTravel.org, 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

  • Tajikistan

    by Sophie Ibbotson

    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

    $24.52 AUD

  • Indonesia Travel Guide

    by The Non Fiction Author

    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