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- Wakefield Press 1991; US$ 7.99
Cardiac resuscitation was often applied to a patient who was fast asleep. The hapless victim woke from a peaceful slumber to find somebody, often an infidel, jumping up and down on his chest.'Lydia Laube worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia in a society that does not allow women to drive, vote, or speak to a man alone. Wearing head-to-toe coverings... more...
- Wakefield Press 1994; US$ 7.99
I sat in the windowless and windscreenless front seat of the truck receiving proposals of marriage: only three, I must admit, but then I was only there three quarters of an hour and wasn't looking my best.'Lydia Laube worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and described her tribulations and triumphs in the best-selling traveller's yard Behind the Veil.... more...
- Wakefield Press 2003; US$ 7.99
The dinner menu had the usual interesting items such as "Soap" and "A Fried Monk" not to mention "Chicken Amok". The waiter couldnt 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... more...
- Wakefield Press 1999; US$ 7.99
?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... more...
- Wakefield Press 2007; US$ 7.99
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... more...
- Wakefield Press 2002; US$ 7.99
Lydia Laube, one of the world's dauntless, intrepid travellers, is off to South America in search of the sun. Braving hair-raising mountain tracks, bandits, immigration officials, jungle beasts and third-world dentists, she ventures across Mexico, through the Panama Canal, along the coast of Columbia, and into Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Lydia explores... more...
- Wakefield Press 1997; US$ 7.99
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... more...
- Wakefield Press 2010; US$ 7.99
After enduring a close call with Thai immigration officials, Lydia made it into Laos, and discovered a people and land easy to love. Travelling by boat, tuk tuk or any other means possible, she experienced the majesty of the Mekong River, the awe-inspiring Caves of the Buddha and the mysterious Plains of Jars. more...
- Wakefield Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Lydia Laube is no stranger to near-death experiences, including several while travelling to, from and through Myanmar, or Burma as it was known on her first trip there. As ever, Lydia takes the route less travelled as she discovers this wondrous land, with its pagodas, markets and attractions - including the world's biggest python and book. more...