Kim Fay

author of The Map of Lost Memories

ABOUT KIM'S BOOKS

The Map of Lost Memories
Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam
To Asia With Love
Guidebook Series
We Are Family

About the To Asia With Love Guidebooks


In Asia, travelers are a community. They share a special relationship with one another, with the locals they encounter, and with the landscapes they travel through. It was with this in mind that I conceived To Asia With Love: A Connoisseurs’ Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Published in 2004 by ThingsAsian Press, it consists of stories by more than fifty expatriates, travelers, and locals about their favorite destinations and experiences in the region. Each personal story is paired with a practical fact file that makes the book part armchair travel, part guidebook. Along with earning praise for its unique approach, it inspired an entire series.

The first volume, To Vietnam With Love, was published in 2008, followed by To Myanmar With Love, To Japan With Love, To North India With Love, and To Cambodia With Love. Developing a relationship between the reader and a country, each book in the series offers its country as a gift—taking armchair travelers on a journey of the heart and inspiring those who do hop on a plane to look at the places they visit from an entirely new perspective.



"One of the strongest points of the [To Asia With Love] series, which now encompasses a variety of Asian nations, is the wealth of different writing styles and perspectives. Gone is the omniscient guidebook voice that is out of tune with the globalized times. ... This is a must-read and a keepsake for repeat visitors, expats, and Vietnamophiles." - Traversing the Orient

To Vietnam With Love received second place in the travel guidebook category for the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards.



“Ditch the run-of-the-mill guidebooks and discover the majestic mountains, offbeat adventures and delicious flavours that define the Kingdom in the new book, To Cambodia With Love ... a marvellous compendium to give to visitors.” Phnom Penh Post

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Praise for To Asia With Love

"... breaks new ground in the travel writing field ..." - Untamed Travel

"... a guide with depth and color that most of [its] competitors lack ..." - Thai Day (International Herald Tribune)

"... a refreshing addition to the traveler's bookshelf ... evocative and eclectic ..." - Chic Travel Thailand

"... a delightful introduction to Cambodia and the Mekong region for those looking for some inspiration and adventure." - Lonely Planet Cambodia


Imagine that on the eve of your upcoming trip to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, you are invited to a party. At this party are fifty guests, all of whom live in or have traveled extensively through these countries. Among this eclectic and well-versed group of connoisseurs are authors of acclaimed guidebooks, popular newspaper columnists and pioneering adventurers. As the evening passes, they tell you tales from their lives in these exotic places. They whisper the names of their favorite shops and restaurants; they divulge the secret hideaways where they sneak off to for an afternoon (or a weekend) to unwind. Some make you laugh out loud, and others mesmerize you with their poetry and lyricism. Some are intent on educating, while others just want to entertain. Their attitudes are as unique as their personalities, but they are united in one thing ... their love of the region. If you can envision being welcomed at such a party, then you can envision the experience that this guidebook aspires to give you. They whisper the names of their favorite shops and restaurants; they divulge the secret hideaways where they sneak off to for an afternoon (or a weekend) to unwind. Some make you laugh out loud, and others mesmerize you with their poetry and lyricism. Some are intent on educating, while others just want to entertain. Their attitudes are as unique as their personalities, but they are united in one thing ... their love of the region. If you can envision being welcomed at such a party, then you can envision the experience that this guidebook aspires to give you.



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