An Irish-born adventurer in Russian service, Peter Dobell (1772-1852) embarked in 1812 on a long journey from Kamchatka across Siberia to Tomsk. This two-volume work, first published in 1830, contains a detailed and idiosyncratic account of his journey, painting an affectionate picture of the region and its people. The narrative includes ethnographic observations, descriptions of nights spent with local families, notes on the wildlife encountered, and discussion of the problems caused by the weather. Dobell also lived in China for many years, and his remarks on the experience are incorporated into the work. He gives opinionated observations on topics such as Chinese society, traditions, trade and medicine. Again, this narrative reflects Dobell's instinctive curiosity and enthusiasm. Volume 1 covers the first half of the journey, starting in Kamchatka and ending in Yakutsk. Volume 2 covers the concluding part, from Yakutsk to Tomsk. It also contains all of the chapters on China.
"A Quick Guide to Travelling with Kids" is an essential part of the travel process for parents. Within this book, you will learn how, and what to pack, how to entertain your children, and other essential information about travelling with kids, while keeping your sanity intact.
Created to shepherd the entire family unit through the unfamiliar territory of any new culture, this small and inexpensive volume will benefit both the traveler and the guardian remaining at home. It includes the planning stages, the challenges and joys of being immersed in a foreign experience, and re-assimilation. The parallel page lay-out allows both the traveler and the stay-behind a vicarious empathy for their opposite view. The book includes basic cultural concepts without lecturing.
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