A Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai and Kickboxing (Geek In…guides)
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A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive take a look at one of the vital world’s most visited countries from the perspective of a young foreign resident.
More than just a Thai trip guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others—any person, if truth be told, with interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles.
Packed with short articles accompanied by sidebar stories and interviews and evocative color photographs, the creator paints a vivid and revealing picture of a country built on a deep reverence for nation, religion and monarchy, yet with its own distinct, individualistic standpoint.
Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles. There are also chapters at the globally popular Thai food and entertainment like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters at the Thai character and cultural do’s and don’ts will allow the reader to go beyond the Thai smile.
For visitors to the country, the creator includes his top ten things to see and do in the main tourist destinations in addition to an account of the principal festivals and tips on getting around.
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