“This is a book I wish I could read again for the first time,’ TBEX speaker Mike Sowden said of the rich language of Touch the Dragon, the journal of a Canadian teenager who set off to Thailand, and 1993 winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction.
This is my introduction to the book as well so I will be tracking down a copy for myself.
Thailand and Japan are my recommendations for first-time Asia. Yes, Thailand is over-touristed. However, it has everything of the exotic Asia of dreams, from the glittering sequin temples and elephants on the expressways of Bangkok, to the hill trekking in the north, to the beaches and islands of the south. Plus all the unprintable stuff that allures (and ensnares) many. Visa policies are liberal, logistics are easy.
Please leave a Thailand-related comment with valid email address by Monday, June 3 at 23:59 EDT. Available to US entrants/addresses only. One winner will be selected at random. Note that this book is out of print so the winner will receive a second-hand copy.
And the winner is #8, Mikey, who wrote: “Nice place to visit for a short vacation, but living there as an expat is no so much fun as one would imagine .”