Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam
Edited & with contributions by Kim
(ThingsAsian Press, 2004)
in Asia can often be a mystery: the cryptic languages
and congested cities can stymie Westerners. To ease the
confusion, former Vietnam resident and world voyager Kim
Fay twisted the arms — and pens — of 50 expatriate
travel writers to share their inside knowledge of Cambodia,
Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Dine on stuffed frogs and roast quail in Vientiane with Lonely Planet author Joe Cummings or savor som
tam in Thailand with Bangkok Post columnist
Roger Crutchley. Seeking satori? In the Secret Gardens
chapter, grade school teacher and Nova Scotia native Candace
MacKay will guide you through the temples of Chiang Mai.
And for diehard souvenir hunters, Nancy and Nima Chandler
of Bangkok shopping map fame reveal privileged tips on crafts
fairs and markets. There is even a chapter on giving back
to the countries you visit. Adventurers, history buffs and
shoppers will all find sections that speak to them.
Fay, whom we should reveal is also Gayot’s hotel
editor, includes tips about everything from local etiquette
to travel bookings. The 248-page paperback, published
by ThingsAsian Press, features beautiful full-color photographs
by Fay’s sister, Julie.