New Release Books by Lydia Laube

Lydia Laube is the author of From Burma to Myanmar (2015), Is this the Way to Madagascar? (2010), Bound for Vietnam (2010), Temples and Tuk Tuks (2010) and other 3 books.

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From Burma to Myanmar

release date: Nov 24, 2015
From Burma to Myanmar
Lydia Laube is no stranger to near-death experiences. She encounters many on the five journeys she takes to discover Myanmar, or Burma as it was known on the first three of these. As ever Lydia chooses the route less travelled to reach and explore this

Is this the Way to Madagascar?

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Is this the Way to Madagascar?
I had noticed in Madagascar that many things are called Mad. Would you trust yourself to Mad travel (it sounds rather like what I do), eat in Mad cafe or, a real worry for a white-knuckle flyer, take to the skies with Mad Air, as Air Madagascar is generally known?' In all her travels across the globe, Lydia Laube had always wanted to visit the intriguing island of Madagascar and meet its famous residents, the lemurs. So she hops aboard a French cargo ship, replete with cleaver-wielding cook, to begin a wayward journey. After escapades in Singapore, Egypt, Malta and Italy, Lydia eventually lands on the place Arab sailors called the Island of the Moon. Here she makes friends with the locals, attempts to familiarise herself with their tricky language, and sets off to sample the country's food, accommodation, sights, and sounds - and to find her lemurs.

Bound for Vietnam

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Bound for Vietnam
A chance conversation on the Trans Siberian Express en route to Outer Mongolia causes Lydia Laube to veer off course and take a long way home. She heads south thousands of kilometres to the eerie mountains of South China, in search of a broachable pass into Vietnam. Lydia never takes no for an answer. Against all protests she finds ways to venture through rarely travelled parts of China, overcoming language barriers and standing her ground in crowded buses, boats and trains. She makes a meal of a snake and submits to the ministrations of the Dental Department of your worst nightmare. Leaving China by pedal-power, Lydia Laube enters Vietnam by motorbike and discovers a beautiful and resilient country. Sit tight as you ride with our brave lone traveller. Her adventures will amaze and impress you.

Temples and Tuk Tuks

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Temples and Tuk Tuks
The dinner menu had the usual interesting items such as Soap and A Fried Monk not to mention Chicken Amok. The waiter couldn't tell me what amok meant, but I tried it and it turned out to be, not a crazy chicken running around with a cleaver, but chicken pieces in a soup coloured a kind of caterpillar-innards green that was very tasty.' Lydia Laube discovers that Cambodia, a nation with a violent and horrific recent past, is also an ancient, beautiful country populated by friendly, generous people who like to ride motorbikes very fast around corners. Preferring the more sedate pace of tuk tuks, Lydia chooses this mode of transport wherever she can while visiting Cambodia's magnificent temples, markets, beaches and mountains - and, of course, the killing fields. Deciphering the menu is only part of the intrigue of this mysterious land only just now opening to tourists and travellers. Join Lydia, squashed into a taxi with nine or so others, for an unforgettable ride. Lydia Laube's first book, 'Behind the Veil: An Australian Nurse in Saudi Arabia', has sold 30,000 copies in Australia alone. 'Temples and Tuk Tuks' is her sixth travel book, following 'Behind the Veil', 'The Long Way Home', 'Bound for Vietnam', 'Slow Boat to Mongolia' and 'Llama for Lunch'.

Slow Boat to Mongolia

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Slow Boat to Mongolia
Who else but Lydia Laube would climb the Great Wall of China waving a pink parasol while riding a donkey? In 'Slow Boat to Mongolia' Lydia tells of her travels by ship, train and bone-shaking bus through Indonesia and China on her way to fabled Outer Mongolia. Lydia learns to use chopsticks with aplomb and ploughs her way through crowds to visit places few westerners have ever seen. She reaches Outer Mongolia, where she stays in a ger in the snow and rides a horse through waist-high silvery grass. The intrepid author of 'Behind the Veil' and 'The Long Way Home' returns with her most adventurous tale yet.

The Long Way Home

release date: Jan 01, 1994
The Long Way Home
After her adventures Behind the Veil, our intrepid Lydia Laube returns to Saudi Arabia, collects and her pay, and then decides to take The. Long-Way Home via Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, and India. The usual mayhem ensues as, in her wake, ships sink, hotels explode, and wars erupt.

Behind the Veil

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Behind the Veil
A nurse's Middle Eastern nightmare. Lydia went in search of knowledge and adventure and found herself subjected to her worst nightmare.
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