Fried Eggs with Chopsticks
One Woman's Hilarious Adventure Into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own
By (author) Polly Evans
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Fried Eggs with Chopsticks by Polly Evans
Book DescriptionPolly Evans's itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and attempting a dubious ferry ride down the Yangtze River. Polly was getting to know China in a way she'd never expected-and would never, ever forget. From battling six-year-olds in kung-fu class to discovering Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian adventure with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and determination. Whether she's viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or drinking yak-butter tea, this is Polly's eye-opening account of a culture torn between stunning modern architecture and often bizarre ancient mysteries...and of her attempt to solve the ultimate gastronomic conundrum: how exactly does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385339933
Paperback / softback
(210mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Northern Lights Travel Guide - Holiday and travel advice about where and when to see the Northern Lights, covering Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska. Also advice on photographing the Northern Lights, what to wear, forecasting Northern Lights, the science of the aurora, and tour operators offering Northern Lights packages.
On a Hoof and a Prayer, Paperback (December 2011)
At the age of thirty-four, the author finally fulfilled a childhood dream - to learn how to ride a horse. But rather than do so conveniently close to home, she decided to travel to Argentina and saddle up among the gauchos. This title tells the story of her journey from timorous equestrian novice to wildly whooping cowgirl.
Kiwis Might Fly, Paperback (March 2010)
When Polly Evans read a survey claiming that the last bastion of masculinity, the real Kiwi bloke, was about to breathe his last, she was seized by a sense of foreboding. Abandoning the London winter she took off on a motorbike for the beaches and plains of New Zealand, hoping to root out some examples of this endangered species for posterity.
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When she learnt that the Chinese had built enough new roads to circle the equator sixteen times, Polly Evans decided to go and witness for herself the way this vast nation was hurtling into the technological age. But on arriving in China she found the building work wasn't quite finished.
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Author Biography - Polly Evans
Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.
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