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Night Train to Turkistan: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road (Traveler)

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The first account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed to foreigners since 1949, shows a world where bureaucratic hazards often loom larger than geographical ones.

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Katherine Stevens, July 25, 2012 (view all comments by Katherine Stevens)
Ever wanted to go to China but can't afford it? Well, this is the perfect book, because, unlike some travel books, it won't make you jealous of the author who did go. It will, in fact, make you never, ever, ever want to go to China (even though it's probably changed heavily in the last 20 years). From packed, dirty, freezing cold, vomit-filled bus trips through the high desert to fun with Chinese bureaucracy (they really put the red in red tape), this is a great book not just for fans of Fleming's The News from Tartary, which the book tries and fails to copy, itinerary-wise, but for sadists as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780871131904
Author:
Stevens, Stuart
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Silk Road
Subject:
Silk Road Description and travel.
Subject:
China Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Traveler
Series Volume:
86-4
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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