¡Malditos viajes! (Spanish Edition) by Enric Balasch

By Enric Balasch

Viajes a ferias y congresos, viajes de incentivo, de peregrinación, viajes con niños... Descubre con humor los angeles cara menos amable de algunos viajes a los que muchos viajeros se someten (o se ven sometidos)

El turismo es uno de los mayores negocios que mueven al mundo y se alimenta de viajeros ávidos de conocer el rincón más remoto del planeta, tener los angeles experiencia turística más excéntrica o apuntarse al último grito en viajes. Por ello, en muchas ocasiones estos viajes, lejos de acabar en vivencias agradables y enriquecedoras, se tornan en auténticas pesadillas.

El autor analiza en este libro eleven tipologías distintas de hacer turismo (de congresos y ferias, de incentivos, de aventuras, de peregrinación, sexual...) con un ácido sentido del humor y un espíritu crítico. También trata sobre l. a. predisposición de algunos viajeros a disfrutar a toda costa de sus escapadas aunque las realicen a lugares o en condiciones que a otros muchos mortales les harían salir corriendo en dirección contraria. Y pone el acento en los angeles fina línea que existe entre turista unintended (y accidentado) y el viajero responsable.

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An African Trilogy: "Sand Rivers", "Tree Where Man Was by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen

in the course of the Seventies and Eighties, Peter Matthiessen took half in a couple of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and various peoples and natural world. The end result of those trips are 3 of the main remarkable essays at the wildlife of the past due 20th century.

The Tree the place guy was once Born records wild landscapes, peoples and animals, saw in a sequence of trips in East Africa, from the Sudan, south via Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological websites of the Rift Valley.

African Silences recounts expeditions made to West and primary Africa, together with Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the imperative African Republic.

Sand Rivers describes the Selous video game reserve in Southern Tanzania, one of many greatest, yet least-known refuges for animals left in the world, and offers an unforgettable portrait of this sector and the fierce, lonely males who created it.

These 3 vintage works characterize Matthiessen the naturalist at his most interesting; written an all-encompassing interest and information that brings alive the folks, locations and natural world he encounters, and up to date with a brand new creation via the author.

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Rural Rides - Volume 1 (Cosimo Classics Travel & by William Cobbett

By William Cobbett

Upon beholding the loads of structures, at Oxford, dedicated to what they name "learning," i couldn't aid reflecting at the drones that they include and the wasps they ship forth!
-from "Burghclere (Hants), Sunday, 18 Nov."

Son of an innkeeper, former soldier, champion of the operating classification, early anticorporate activist, and destiny Member of Parliament-Will Cobbett's exact eye deals us a standpoint on 19th-century England we will not locate wherever else.

Cobbett roamed Southern England on horseback within the years among 1821 and 1832, amassing his "economical and political observations relative to concerns acceptable to, and illustrated by way of, the country of" that fascinating a part of the area, one within the throes of big switch within the wake of the commercial Revolution.

Volume 1 covers the years 1821 to 1825 and contours slicing observations at the smokelike fogs of London, the cost of accommodations in Oxford, the meanness of landlords, and the pleasures of observing "very lovely ladies" of their Sunday top going to church.

This is a unprecedented list of a global gone, one little or no documented while it existed, by way of a voice who was once some distance sooner than his time.

British journalist and radical WILLIAM COBBETT (1762-1835) can also be the writer of The growth of a Ploughboy to a Seat in Parliament (1830).

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An American Provence by Thomas P. Huber

By Thomas P. Huber

"I have observed luscious wines and succulent fruit and beautiful dinners. yet there is not more evocative adventure of the 2 valleys than the scent of new-mown hay within the fields at nightfall. If anyone have been to shut their eyes, they can no longer inform in the event that they have been in Provence or the North Fork Valley. That candy, earthy smell is a part of the wonderful thing about those places."

-From An American Provence

In this poetic own narrative, Thomas P. Huber displays on possible unrelated places-the North Fork Valley in western Colorado and the Coulon River Valley in Provence, France-and reveals a shared panorama and feel of position. What started as an easy comparability of 2 like areas in far-off destinations changed into a extra advanced, attention-grabbing, and private job. a lot is similar-the mild, the valleys, the weather, the agriculture. and masses is much less so-the heritage, the geology, the actual make-up of villages. utilizing a geographer's eye and keenness for the land and other people, Huber examines the areas' similarities and adjustments to discover the typical emotional impression of every quarter. half intimate travelogue and half case learn of geography within the actual international, An American Provence illuminates the significance experience of position performs in who we are.

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Peer Gynt und das menschliche Maß: Gedanken zu einer by Ingeborg Bauer

By Ingeborg Bauer

Peer Gynt und das menschliche Maß -
Gedanken zu einer Norwegenreise

Reisen finden (auch) im Kopf statt. used to be wir wahrnehmen und verarbeiten, wird eingebunden in unsere Lebensgeschichte. Reisen verändern unseren Lebensteppich aus Erinnerungen.

Die norwegische Landschaft weist in ihrer Vielfalt und Großartigkeit den Betrachter in seine Schranken: das menschliche Maß wird auf den Prüfstand gelegt. Die Montonie der auch im Sommer noch eisigen Hochflächen und der sprühende Frühling der Fjordlandschaften sind atemberaubende Kontraste. Griegs Musik spiegelt das Dramatische, das Leichte und Lichte, den Zauber.

Der Mensch aus dem Norden erobert die Pole. Der Künstler bricht auf in die Welt, nach Mittel- und Südeuropa. Meist kehrt er von Erfolg gekrönt zurück. Literatur und Kunst in Skandinavien: Das sind Geschichten mit harten Kanten, Schattenspiele, Konturen gegen den Nebel einer verletzlichen Psyche.

In Ibsens "Peer Gynt" geht es u.a. um das menschliche Maß. Wie Odysseus kehrt er schiffbrüchig zurück und ist auch als Scheiternder ein moderner Nachfolger des mythischen Helden.

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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World by Rolf Potts,Timothy Ferriss

By Rolf Potts,Timothy Ferriss

Vagabonding is set taking time without work out of your common life—from six weeks to 4 months to 2 years—to realize and event the area by yourself phrases. Veteran shoestring traveller Rolf Potts indicates how a person armed with an self reliant spirit can in attaining the dream of prolonged in another country trip. Potts provides the required details on:

• financing your shuttle time
• settling on your vacation spot
• adjusting to existence at the road
• operating and volunteering in a foreign country
• dealing with shuttle adversity
• re-assimilating again into traditional life

Not only a course of action, vagabonding is an outlook on existence that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the expansion of the spirit.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Turn Left at the Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero's American by Brad Herzog

By Brad Herzog

all of it begun with a call for participation to a school reunion, major Brad Herzog to take inventory: How has he measured as much as his younger aspirations? What constitutes a heroic lifestyles? So this modern day Odysseus in Kerouac garments embarks on a cross-country quest for perception. yet rather than a voyage domestic to Ithaka following the Trojan battle, this would-be hero is making his method towards his alma mater in Ithaca, manhattan. beginning with a view of Washington's Mount Olympus, Herzog makes his means eastward, delving into his personal psyche and the lives of daily heroes alongside the best way. He meets a instructor in a rural one-room schoolhouse in Troy (Oregon), a lifelong hobo in Iliad (Montana), a bomb-diffusing soldier from Sparta (Wisconsin) and an 87-year-old paragon of reliability in Pandora (Ohio). flip LEFT on the computer virus is a philosophical, historic and conversational trek throughout the USA and during the common truths embedded in old myths. even though, in spite of everything it truly is easily the tale of 1 guy looking for his way.

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Gebrauchsanweisung für Katalonien (German Edition) by Michael Ebmeyer

By Michael Ebmeyer

Katalonien ist berühmt: für Dalí und Miró, für die Häuser von Gaudí, die Krimis von Vázquez Montalbán und die Schwarze Madonna von Montserrat. Für sagenhafte Weine, zehnstöckige Menschenpyramiden und eine unerschöpfliche Fülle seltsamer Anekdoten. Für sein Un­abhängigkeits­streben, für die katalanische Sprache und für den Wider­stand gegen Franco. Für die Costa Brava und die Py­renäen, für zauberhafte Küstenorte und weird and wonderful Fels­massive – und natürlich für Barcelona, die verspielteste Metropole Europas. In Katalonien wurde die Crème brûlée erfunden, und hier hat der Welttag des Buches seinen Ursprung. Einst ein eigener mächtiger Mittelmeer­staat, dann zwischen Spanien und Frankreich aufgeteilt, ist das nordöstlichste Dreieck der Iberischen Halbinsel ein besonders saftiges, aber schwer durchschaubares Stück vom Paradies. Dieses Buch führt Sie mitten hinein.

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Sky Shamans of Mongolia: Meetings with Remarkable Healers by Kevin Turner

By Kevin Turner

half travelogue, half experiential religious memoir, Kevin Turner takes us to go to with real shamans within the steppes and concrete facilities of modern day Mongolia. alongside the way in which, the writer, a working towards shaman himself, tells of spontaneous scientific diagnoses, all-night shamanic ceremonies, and amazing healings, all welling from a wealthy tradition within which divination, soul-retrieval, and spirit depossession are part of daily life.
Shamanism, defined within the Fifties through Mircea Eliade as "archaic concepts of ecstasy," is alive and good in Mongolia as a way of gaining access to "nonordinary realities" and the spirit international. After centuries of suppression by means of Buddhist after which Communist political powers, it's exploding in recognition in Mongolia. Turner provides compelling bills of healings and rituals he witnesses between Darkhad, Buryat, and Khalkh shamans, and is going directly to supply us together with his insights right into a common shamanism, rules that lie on the middle of shamanic traditions around the globe. This incredible, inspiring ebook will entice shamans and shamanic therapists, scholars of Mongolian tradition and comparative faith, and enthusiasts of off-grid commute memoirs.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Ein Jahr in Buenos Aires: Reise in den Alltag (HERDER by Lisa Franz

By Lisa Franz

Quién soy yo?, Wer bin ich? - In Buenos Aires stellt sich für Lisa Franz diese Frage neu und eindringlich. Die ersehnte Stadt begegnet ihr zunächst als großer Moloch, als Monster, was once sich im Laufe eines Jahres ins Gegenteil verändert: Buenos Aires verwandelt sich - vom Monster zur Muse. Und mit der Stadt erlebt auch Lisa eine ganz eigenartige, wunderbare Verwandlung.??

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