Fried Eggs With Chopsticks

Fried Eggs With Chopsticks

[one Woman's Hilarious Adventure Into A Country and A Culture Not Her Own]

Book - 2006
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Polly Evans's itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and attempting a dubious ferry ride down the Yangtze River. Polly was getting to know China in a way she'd never expected--and would never, ever forget.

From battling six-year-olds in kung-fu class to discovering Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian adventure with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and determination. Whether she's viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or drinking yak-butter tea, this is Polly's eye-opening account of a culture torn between stunning modern architecture and often bizarre ancient mysteries…and of her attempt to solve the ultimate gastronomic conundrum: how exactly does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2006, c2005.
ISBN: 9780385339933
0385339933
Branch Call Number: 915. 1 EVA
Characteristics: xiv, 300 p. : map ; 21 cm.

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