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Phaic Tan

Phaic Tan

Sunstroke on a Shoestring

By Santo Cilauro,and Tom Gleisner,and Rob Sitch


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From the authors of best-selling Molvana comes another hilarious send-up of the always-culturally sensitive travel guide. Whether you'd prefer to taste the Phaic Tanese dish guoman (a local duck delicacy whereby the bird is plucked, rolled in spices, and slowly roasted over hot coals before being brought to the table and killed), or go brown-water rafting on the mudslides of the heavily deforested jungles of the north, or gain insight into the unusual customs of the Phaic Tanese people (Phaic Tanese men will often touch a blonde-headed child because so doing is believed to bring gold, and will likewise touch the breasts of a blonde-headed woman because so doing is believed to bring pleasure), Jetlag's travel guide is the essential guide for the undiscerning traveler. A fascinating land of contrasts with one foot in the past and another striding determinedly forward, Phaic Tan truly is a nation going in circles.

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Size: 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 in;
Pages: 256 pp;
more than 300 color photos, maps and illustrations throughout
Format: Paperback
Publication: February 2006
ISBN: 9780811853651
ISBN10: 811853659
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, and Rob Sitch are founding members of Working Dog, one of Australia's most successful creative partnerships. They've collaborated on top-rated television shows, feature films, and books.