Bad Karma by Tamara Sheward
Confessions of a Reckless Traveller in Southeast Asia

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Sheward hits the road with her twenty-something chum, Elissa, and they head for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with nary a plan. Sheward has a gift for writing humorous prose, with chapter titles such as "Smells Like Leprosy" amd "Subterranean Hoedown," and they find themselves in the most incredible situations. They meet these characters, like the Kip Kid and the Queen of Whatever, and a variety of stoned backpackers and slum runners, in what turns out to be a series of absurd and funny misadventures. Sheward is our guide on a wayward journey through the underbelly of Southeast Asia, so often bypassed by traditional travel writers.

About Tamara Sheward

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Tamara Sheward is a wild child Australian journalist with taste for adventure.  She is a freelance travel writer for Lonely Planet and continues to make her mark across the planet with her witty humor and bold personality.  She also has published a number of travel articles in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Published January 1, 2003 by Academy Chicago Publishers. 310 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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First-time author Sheward writes energetic prose and displays a keen appreciation for inane details, but her fluffy book is basically a parade of politically incorrect anecdotes.

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He tells Tamara – through a slur of beer fumes – that if she wants a place with hardly any foreigners she should try South East Asia.

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Bad Karma is the true account of the experiences of author Tamara Sheward and her best friend Elissa as they explore Southeast Asia in search of places undiscovered by other backpackers like themselves.

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