Exploring Phuket & Phi Phi: From Tin to Tourism (Odyssey Guides) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/3/30
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This book is a fresh, frank, and colourful look at two of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations. In spite of rising prices and over development much of this former paradise remains natural and delightful. This guide takes the independent traveller on a tour of the islands' history and natural attractions as well as pointing the way to the best places to stay from charming huts on secluded beaches to swank villas with infinity pools. Detailed maps, colour photos, and an engaging insightful text makes this guide an indispensable companion for anyone visiting or thinking of visiting these islands.It is an engaging insightful text written by resident of Thailand. It provides information on: the pick of where to eat and stay; in-depth history from early European travellers to Chinese tycoons; and, where to enjoy snorkeling, sea-kayaking, diving and hiking. It includes twenty seven maps and full-colour photography. It is a practical guide for discerning independent travellers. It is an indispensable companion for anyone thinking of visiting these islands.
Englishman Oliver Hargreave graduated with a BSc from the London School of Economics, majoring in International Relations. After some years of travel, which saw him teach English as a foreign language in Japan and Thailand, he returned to his England to study for an MA in TEFL from the University of East Anglia. After further stints of teaching in Saudi Arabia and Thailand he retired from teaching to take up writing and photography full time in 1995. Now he works as a writer and photographer full-time from his home in Thailand.