THE MISADVENTURES OF AN AUSSIE IN RURAL CHINA
In a classic fish out of water story Australian Rob Harvey travels to rural China and gets himself tangled up with the language, the culture, the cuisine and the history.
This very personal adventure will have you laughing from one side of China to the other through dumplings, dragons and diaolous.Download 2 Free Chapters
The style is instinctively Hemmingway.- David Crann
The warped red envelopes story cracked me up!- Andrew Channing
The interaction with the local people in the village was charming- Melissa Vaughan
Gweilo is a Cantonese slang term meaning "ghost man" or white man. The Diaolou are defensive watch towers only found in the villages and towns of Kaiping county in the province of Guangdong, China.
This book takes an Australian man, with no Chinese language skills whatsoever, communicating only through his partner, to Kaiping and the little village of Niu Lu Tao. Despite the language barrier, he forms close and connecting bonds with friends and family with a combination of humour, respect and compassion.
If you love a good travel adventure laced with humour, then you will love Rob Harvey's Gweilo in the Diaolou.
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Respect. I started to get really emotional already. I'm truly touched by his respect to our culture.
Remarkable! I loved how it was all tied up in the third part, in a way that was totally unexpected. That part was very moving to me.
Tout Magnifique! Part 3, the Search for Brammall Maegraith - is excellent.
The Bottlebrush. How on earth did you find a bottlebrush tree in China? Go Aussie!
Gweilo in the Diaolou: Chinese Edition is now available in paperback or ebook versions through the following options. The transaction is through PayPal, either through a PayPal account, or simply via credit card. (You don't have to have an account with PayPal):
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