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!!> KINDLE ❅ One Foot in Laos ❂ Author Dervla Murphy – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us

One Foot in Laos Nestled Between Vietnam To The East, Myanmar And China To The North, Thailand To The West And Cambodia To The South, Laos Has Long Suffered From The Depredations Of Its Larger Neighbors But The Biggest Bully In Its History Was The United States Which, Starting In 1964, Carried On A Secret War Against Laos By The Time Of The Ceasefire In February 1973, Laos Had Become The Most Heavily Bombed Nation In The History Of The World.When Renowned Travel Writer Dervla Murphy Went To Laos In 1997, She Discovered A Country That Had Only Just Opened Its Borders To The West What She Found Was A Country Where The People Kind, Gentle, Welcoming Than Compensate For Everything That Can Go Wrong But She Also Discovered That The Persisting Problems Bequeathed By Its Recent Past Are Tragic And Other Problems Threaten Its Immediate Future A Series Of Chance Meetings Left Her With A Profound Sense Of A Beautiful Country And A Unique Culture Threatened Once Again By The Extreme Pressures Of The Modern World.

!!> KINDLE ❅ One Foot in Laos  ❂ Author Dervla Murphy – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Hardcover
  • One Foot in Laos
  • Dervla Murphy
  • English
  • 01 September 2018
  • 0719559693

    10 thoughts on “!!> KINDLE ❅ One Foot in Laos ❂ Author Dervla Murphy – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    Dervla Murphy self righteously refers to western travelers as wimps Meanwhile she rides a piece of crap bicycle with no brakes through Laos, terrorizing the villagers and drinking all of their beer This book is less a travel book than a long and annoying rant about the evils of the western world Though I share many of the author s views, I found her tone to be off putting and obnoxious I also found her translations, based as they were upon drunken charades rather than any actual language s Dervla Murphy self righteously refers to western travelers as wimps Meanwhile she rides a piece of crap bicycle with no brakes through Laos, terrorizing the villagers and drinking all of their beer This book is less a travel book than a long and annoying rant about the evils of the western world Though I share many of the author s views, I found her tone to be off putting and obnoxious I also found her translations, based as they were upon drunken charades rat...


  2. says:

    I bought this book in Ventianne airport as I left the country and heartily wished I d read it at the beginning of my journey As someone who was living in Cambodia at the time and had familiarised myself with Cambodian contemporary history this was an extraordinary companion piece to books like Sideshow Certainly Murphy is heartily pissed off and has a few decent rants, as some other reviewers have peevishly noted, and for damn good reason Terrible things happened in this country while the res I bought this book in Ventianne airport as I left the country and heartily wished I d read it at the beginning of my journey As someone who was living in Cambodia at the time and had familiarised myself with Cambodian contemporary history this was an extraordinary companion piece to books like Sidesho...


  3. says:

    Were I to return in a few years I would not find the same Laos , October 3, 2014This review is from One Foot in Laos Hardcover Published in 1999, after an intrepid lone tour of Laos by the author a charismatic 60 something lady on a bike From the temples and colonial architecture of the capital, up into remote mountains and tiny villages where foreigners are a rarity Ms Murphy chronicles her journey, from the amusing to the picturesque.This is, however, a serious book, focussing at lengt Were I to return in a few years I would not find the same Laos , October 3, 2014This review is from One Foot in Laos Hardcover Published in 1999, after an intrepid lone tour of Laos by the author a charismatic 60 som...


  4. says:

    I just finished the book today it is the first book by Dervla Murhpy I have read, and I am sure it is probably not the easiest read Dervla Murphy s views on colonial policies in small countries like Laos really hit the right spot and I agree with her views to a large extent Her knowledge is deep and goes so far beyond the shallow views of the silly Lonely Planet overview of things However, this comes with a price she tends to get preachy, and...


  5. says:

    I love all of Dervla Murphy s books Such a resilient woman who travels the world in the simplest of ways, meeting people and seeing parts others rarely reach This was the first of her books that I read since I was really interested to find outabout Laos and I have gone on to read every book of hers as it is published I d like to think ...


  6. says:

    a gutsy woman traveller much of the commentary is tinged with a delightful understated irony difficult to find books on travel in Laos apart from travel guides even those are few and far between will be interesting to compa...


  7. says:

    I loved Full Tilt and I am a fan of DM but the longer that she writes thepolitical that she becomes In addition, she has a somewhat bitter tone at times, I just seem to enjoy her earlier works a lot .


  8. says:

    As ever I find Dervla s total bias to Western society annoying but find the places and situations she gets into amazing Her default stance of anything modern instantly being bad can get tiresome That said I ll contine to read her books as they are fascinating.


  9. says:

    Boring Interesting stuff about international development tho There is no answer.


  10. says:

    superb writing from an adventurous and well educated Irish woman A beautiful vicarious experience of Laos.

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