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Asian GEOgraphic


Asian GEOgraphic magazine is an entertaining publication, and quite beautiful. I was just introduced to this magazine, and am very impressed. According to the publisher, John Thet, the magazine was established in September 1999 to bring readers news and stories about Asia, with a dedication to environmental, conservation and wildlife issues. The volume I just reviewed, No. 47, Issue 8/2007, is typical of the publication, as it covers a diverse number of topics and is lavishly illustrated with high quality and entertaining color images. While the articles do not go nearly to the depth of the more well-known U.S. National Geographic, this magazine will appeal to persons interested in Asia, and who wish for a bit lighter reading.


The publisher has also created Asian GEOgraphic Journal, which is a compendium of "101 Things to Do in Asia." It is an equally colorful book and a nice enticement to travel and explore in that part of the world. From mountain climbing in China to paragliding in Nepal to horse trekking in Mongolia to white water rafting in Myanmar, this tidy and colorfully pictured book is a siren call for adventurers who love the outdoors. For financial reasons (I presume), the back matter of the book is a Gear Guide of advertised products, which I imagine will remain static and become outdated. But no matter, the meat of the book is up front, and therein is the reader beckoned to visit far-away places and enjoy the thrill of a lifetime. Adventures, Festivals, and Nature, for certain.

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