Fried Eggs with Chopsticks (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 26, 2006 - Travel - 336 pages
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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


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Review: Fried Eggs with Chopsticks: One Woman's Hilarious Adventure into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own

User Review  - Ellen Pilch - Goodreads

I gave this 3 stars because the author is a good writer and has actually convinced me that I never want to go to China. I really could have done without knowing people really eat their pet dogs in ... Read full review

Review: Fried Eggs with Chopsticks: One Woman's Hilarious Adventure into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own

User Review  - Kfhoz - Goodreads

I appreciated Polly Evans' real-world view of traveling through China alone. The small vignettes in different places made me feel like I was there. I empathize with Polly wanting to retreat to a ... Read full review

Contents

Might Be a Little Bit Painful Heavenly Creatures Earthly Chaos
35
Welcome to China
43
At Home with the Waiigs
59
Once Were Vlarriors
83
A Good Kicking
101
New Message
118
A Night with Two Soldiers
129
Sea and
142
The Sun Doesnt Rise
161
Gathering Speed
177
Pilgrims Progress
195
Reconstructing Paradise
216
Reaching a Peakor
281
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About the author (2006)

Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.


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