A Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, by Jody Houton

By Jody Houton

A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted yet perceptive examine one of many world's such a lot visited nations from the perspective of a tender international resident.

More than simply a Thai shuttle consultant, it deals a concise yet insightful tackle Thailand for travelers, expats, would-be expats, and others—anyone, in truth, with an curiosity in traveling or studying in regards to the Land of Smiles.

Packed with brief articles observed by means of sidebar tales and interviews and evocative colour images, the writer paints a shiny and revealing photo of a rustic equipped on a deep reverence for state, faith and monarchy, but with its personal designated, individualistic perspective.

Subjects variety from the touchstones of Thai tradition and historical past, equivalent to its politics and economic climate, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on conventional Thai layout and craftsmanship, together with its hugely acclaimed structure and superb silk textiles. There also are chapters at the globally renowned Thai nutrients and leisure like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters at the Thai personality and cultural do's and don'ts will enable the reader to move past the Thai smile.

For viewers to the rustic, the writer contains his most sensible ten issues to work out and do broadly speaking vacationer locations in addition to an account of the most fairs and tips about getting around.

A Geek in Thailand comprises titbits that at the floor could appear as bizarre as they're marvelous yet are guaranteed to spark the reader's curiosity.

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