by Theodore Koukouvitis
First Edition: published 9 October 2012
Do you care what other people think about you?
For most of us, the answer is that we care at least about what some people think about us, some of the time – whether we’re applying for a job, asking someone out on a date or even just choosing what clothes to wear for a special occasion. For a business, the answer has to be a resounding “yes” – your business flourishes or perishes on the basis of its reputation.
So if what other people think about you is important, what about the things that people are saying about you?
by Kay McMahon
First Edition: published 24 September 2012
The second of our …Basics – 101 Tips books, this is another collection of useful tips for visitors based on the author’s personal experience and on-the-ground research, amassed in over six years of visiting Siem Reap and Phnom Penh – the two cities on which the book focuses.
Cambodia’s recent past was notoriously horrific and dominated by civil war, genocide and extreme poverty. Although the country’s now emerging from that past, the economy and infrastructure are still a long way behind what most of its visitors will be used to from their own countries and their travels elsewhere. This book helps the newcomer to Cambodia smooth off some of the rough edges they might otherwise encounter in travelling around the country, and make the most of their time among the charming and hospitable Cambodian people.
by Theodore Koukouvitis
First Edition: published 20 September 2012
When you consider that Greece is considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation and that it’s also the chosen destination of millions of tourists each year, it seems a pity that there’s so little connection between those two facts.
That’s the reason why Theodore Koukouvitis’s The Smart Tourist’s Guide to Greece is unlike any guidebook to Greece that you’ll ever have read before. A professional writer by trade who’s spent much of his life dealing with the Greek hospitality industry as both a customer and a worker, he has a rare grasp of what the average international tourist in Greece gets to experience – and, crucially, what gets missed out.
by Kay and David McMahon
Second Edition: published 10 March 2014
This short book is a collection of tips to help visitors to Bangkok get the most out of their time in the throbbing Thai metropolis.
It’s not a guidebook – there are plenty of guidebooks on the market if you want to find about about visiting the temples or other sights. Rather, it’s an insider’s guide to where to go and what to do. Kay and David have spent a considerable amount of time in Thailand over the last quarter of a century, and this book is based on their personal experience and on-the-ground research.