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Nowhere Like Home [Kindle Edition]

Jamie Alexander
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"...an exceptional piece of travel literature. It has both the wit and wry observations of Twain but the deep political insight of Michael Palin." — Scott Donald, Hungry Feet Media

"...by turns irritatingly funny and thought-provoking, often in the same paragraph." — Linda Parkinson-Hardman, the Woman on the Edge of Reality

Reader's Choice Awards 2014 nominee in Non-Fiction by indie book review blog BigAl's Books and Pals.

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"...I literally could not put this book down..."

"...witty, hilarious and unique..."

"...A fantastic read, and you could probably put it down as educational as well..."

"...It's hard to give this book justice in a paragraph. It is witty, educational, thought provoking, clever and a thousand more things … a must read!"


NOWHERE LIKE HOME

What kind of teenager would go halfway around the world to stir up a separatist movement in his summer break?


At nineteen, Jamie was nicely on track to becoming one of the most boring people in England, but an impulse trip to the jungles of Indonesian Borneo changed all that. Spurred on by what he encountered among the tribespeople of the Krayan, he made a decision to uncover the truth of the world around him, however uncomfortable that truth would turn out to be.

From the killing fields of Indonesia and the refugee camps of Palestine to the girly bars of the Philippines and beyond, this is the remarkable true story of how this decision came to define his life, seeing him visit some of the least accessible and most volatile places on earth, often armed with little more than a set of disarmingly rosy cheeks and a quirky sense of humour.

Exciting, hilarious and occasionally disturbing, Nowhere Like Home forces us to question not only the reasons people travel, but also the very foundations of our society.

About the Author

Jamie Alexander is a writer and photographer based in Oxfordshire, England, with a keen interest in current affairs and travel. When he isn't off doing ridiculous things in faraway places, he likes bouldering, eating cheese, and reading about people doing ridiculous things in faraway places.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 651 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ADSNCV8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,068 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jamie Alexander is a writer and photographer based in Oxfordshire, England, with a keen interest in current affairs and travel. When he isn't off doing ridiculous things in faraway places, he likes bouldering, eating cheese, and reading about people doing ridiculous things in faraway places.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A whole new take on travel literature 29 Nov 2012
By Rach
Format:Kindle Edition
Jamie Alexander has managed to write a book that made me want to both hide and go exploring! The way he descibes his encounters is vivid and enlightening, and above all shows the humility a Westerner needs in the big bad world. A fantastic read, and you could probably put it down as educational as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 21 Jan 2013
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It's all been said. A brilliant book. Incredibly well written. I couldn't put it down. Jamie Alexander is a born writer. His word pictures are as wonderful as the photos on his website. I feel so much better informed about those parts of the world that I will probably never visit. His understanding of the political situations in which he found himself belie his young age and he always had fun. Carry on travelling and writing Jamie
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of those books... 28 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
...that you just can't put down. Someone pops up out of nowhere and recommends it. And you think, I have a million and one other books on my "really should get round to reading these books" list. I don't know why but for some reason this one shot straight to the top. Real, honest, well written. An all round great read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! 12 Dec 2012
By Tammie
Format:Paperback
I read this book when I was meant to be writing my first assignment in my teacher training... This probably was not the best time to do this in hindsight, as not only could I not put it down, I now want to go travelling again and I still have 8 months of solid university left til I get my qualification!!!

This book is captivating, it grips you in Jamie's travels and makes you eager to see where he is off to next. This is not what you would expect to read from an early twenties travel story, he not only goes where others do not, he risks his life while doing it. If you love to travel and enjoy stories about different cultures and lifestyle then this book is definitely for you!

Absolutely brilliant!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written 6 May 2013
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I enjoyed this book a great deal,it was hard to put down.It gave a good insight into the not so popular touristy parts of the world. What a brave young man to embark on such off the beaten track travels.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant travel book 15 Jan 2013
By keith
Format:Kindle Edition
Read this book whilst on holiday in Morocco. Very thought provoking and deep at times with a wicked sense of humour. Makes you think about the world around us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere like home 11 Jan 2013
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Excellent read. Interesting facts and details on places across the globe that'd I'd barely heard of before but would now love to visit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not normal travel book 6 Jan 2013
By Katy
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Very powerful insight into why people travel and a disillusion with the western lifestyle. Not what i expected but well worth the read. Brilliant critique of neo liberalism.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great travel book
This is a thought provoking, interesting and intelligent travel memoir. It is actually a recollection of a number of travel experiences taking place over a couple of years, during... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Elainedav
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with wonderful insight
Thank you Jamie, you book provided me with the reasons I still like to travel and experience other cultures. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Kevin Matthews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
Bought this book because of its promising reviews. It is badly written and naive and I gave up after forty pages. Highly recommend you don't bother with it.
Published 1 month ago by James
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs a good editor
A good try but needs lots of editing. The style of writing is random and not funny. The author's naivety with the travel writing genre comes across in that there appears to be no... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Felix the Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed!
Well written with an inspiring story that had me hooked! Would definitely recommend to a friend and potentially re read.
Published 3 months ago by Hannah Coppins
1.0 out of 5 stars Adolescent tosh
I don't think I have hardly ever read in a printed and published book such adolescent self indulgent tosh. Read more
Published 3 months ago by orientimage
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
well worth a read
interesting places and takes on them good to see more insight than your usual traveller book
Published 3 months ago by Martin Black
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting look into some trips off the tourist trail
I liked that the book looked into the spirit of travelling and wasn't about mischief in far-off places (as most seem to be).
Published 5 months ago by Jamie Stasch
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
I could not put this book down. A brilliant descriptive, well written and humorous read, I cannot recommend it enough. Enjoy.
Published 5 months ago by Sarah
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading
This is a decent book that makes an effort to get beyond the usual 'foreigner in a strange place' cliches, as well as trying to avoid moralising or over-simplifying situations. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RR
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