Smiles and Spices: journeys and encounters in east Asia (Paperback)

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Come on a journey from the Great Wall all the way down to the Mekong Delta; from Korea right across to Mt Everest. See crumbling temples in the jungle; hear the crashing drums and cymbals of a dragon dance; taste the spices. Adventure through nine countries and many more ethnic and cultural identities.

With in-the-moment detail and light-hearted humour, join Carrie on a Beijing stopover; a Korean holiday; backpacking from Shanghai to Tibet and back and then down to Southeast Asia; and some hair-raising drives around Taiwan. Experience these diverse and contrasting places: from yaks to water buffalo and trishaws to tuk tuks; from bustling cities to peaceful mountains covered in terraces of rice paddies; from boiling mud pools to markets filled with colour and life (literally - sometimes the produce runs away ). Not to mention all the mad things you'll see on the back of Vietnamese motorbikes...

Product Details
ISBN: 9780645451429
ISBN-10: 0645451428
Publisher: Carrie's Travel Books
Publication Date: May 14th, 2023
Pages: 282
Language: English