Under the African Sun - A Description of the Native Races in Uganda Sporting Adventures and Other Experiences ab 35.49 € als Taschenbuch: . Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, English, International, Englische Taschenbücher,
Under the African Sun: a description of native races in Uganda sporting adventures and other experiences ... With 134 illustrations from photographs by the author and two coloured plates. ab 35.99 € als Taschenbuch: . Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,
I type "International Teaching Jobs" on the Google search line and find myself looking at a long list of teaching jobs all over the world. "Here's a job in the Congo", I tell my wife, Chantal. "Africa!?" she asks with obvious surprise in her voice. "Yeah...really. They want a calculus teacher!" I respond. "I can do that!" "Okay," Chantal says tentatively. "If you want." I hit the submit button and my resume is off across the world. What follows are four action-packed years of living, working and traveling in sub-Saharan Africa. This book chronicles the second, third and fourth years of these adventures, including the day-to-day life of a teacher at The American School of Kinshasa from 2007-2009 who deals with a marginal infrastructure while facing the everyday challenges of living in a war-torn third-world country, and has some great adventures in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Zanzibar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jashanananda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067574/bk_acx0_067574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early 20th century, a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters began leading safaris there for money. They became the legendary White Hunters of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, men who led manifold adventurers in pursuit of the world's biggest, most dangerous, and most sought-after game. White Hunters is a nostalgic and densely-packed history of these men and their adventures, from the turn of the century until the 1970s when politics, a growing population, civil strife, and concern about species destruction intervened. Brian Herne has written a virtual and anecdotal Who's Who of White Hunters, crammed with the details of hundreds of hunts and the dozens of men who led them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whitfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001335/bk_blak_001335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew Zimmern, the host of The Travel Channel's hit series Bizarre Foods, has an extraordinarily well-earned reputation for traveling far and wide to seek out and sample anything and everything that's consumed as food globally, from cow vein stew in Bolivia and giant flying ants in Uganda to raw camel kidneys in Ethiopia, putrefied shark in blood pudding in Iceland and Wolfgang Puck's Hunan style rooster balls in Los Angeles.For Zimmern, local cuisine - bizarre, gross, or downright stomach-turning as it may be to us - is not simply what's served at mealtime. It is a primary avenue to discovering what is most authentic - the bizarre truth - about cultures everywhere.Having eaten his way around the world over the course of four seasons of Bizarre Foods, Zimmern has now launched Bizarre Worlds, a new series on the Travel Channel, and this, his first book, a chronicle of his journeys as he not only tastes the "taboo treats" of the world, but delves deep into the cultures and lifestyles of far-flung locales and seeks the most prized of the modern traveler's goals: The Authentic Experience. Written in the smart, often hilarious voice he uses to narrate his TV shows, Zimmern uses his adventures in "culinary anthropology" to illustrate such themes as: why visiting local markets can reveal more about destinations than museums; the importance of going to "the last stop on the subway" - the most remote area of a place where its essence is most often revealed; the need to seek out and catalog "the last bottle of coca-cola in the desert", i.e. disappearing foods and cultures; the profound differences between dining and eating; and the pleasures of snout to tail, local, fresh and organic food. Zimmern takes listeners into the back of a souk in Morocco where locals are eating a whole roasted lamb; along with a conch fisherman in Tobago, who may be the last of his kind; and to Mississippi, where he dines on raccoon and possum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Zimmern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002010/bk_rand_002010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.