Valerie Astill, Travel Writer

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From Coconuts to Condors Temples and Tacos

Rice, Rats and Rickshaws

A journey through China from Hong Kong to Beijing

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This book is illustrated with maps and photographs and describes an eventful journey through China, from Hong Kong to Beijing, with Explore Worldwide. During the very first meal on the Chinese mainland, one of the group was attacked by a rat that had been hiding under the restaurant table.

This fascinating account not only covers visits to the main tourist attractions, some better known than others, but also provides an insight into the way of life, the beliefs and customs of the local people at that particular moment in time. Discover how the fishermen on the Li River train their cormorants, enter a home in rural Guilin, walk on a sacred mountain and experience a Sunday market in the country.

ISBN 978-178035-593-1           RRP 8.99

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