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I'm opening my new section Books with this book on Thailand, released last year. It helps to better understand the way of life and thought of Thais. Things not so easy to pin down for farangs (foreigners) that we are.
The Thailand of Thais
Collection "The Other Guide" - Ed. Liana Levi
The author is an Italian writer and journalist, who divides his time between Europe and Asia. It demolishes many ready-made ideas about Thailand, which persist in Western minds.
Everything is accompanied by beautiful photos and always put in context in an illuminating way (history and politics, religion and philosophy, geography and society, etc.). We learn a lot. In short, a book that changes the usual travel guides on Thailand ...
Small extract: "It's because of its openness to the western world that Thailand's understanding is difficult. Indeed, because it is well known and highly visited, it has always been the victim of inaccurate and superficial interpretations, often based on clichés. Starting with the "orientalist" vision that has been developed since the first contacts with Europeans. [...] »