Postcards From Elsewhere (paperback)
Winner 2006 Whitcoulls Travel Book of the Year Award
A run-down hotel in Clarkesdale, Mississippi, the home of the blues; a remote island off the coast of Korea; fight night in Bangkok; a bizarre slice of Holland in southern Japan; cruising Miami's mean street in a police patrol car; and erotic art in Barcelona.
In Postcards From Elsewhere, well-known journalist Graham Reid travels from the back roads of America to a cockroach-ridden hotel in Taiwan, from ancient Spain to modern-day Korea. With humour, insight, an eye for art and an ear for popular music, Reid makes these journeys informative, amusing and sometimes downright strange. This collection contains stories, images and characters which will remain with you – and makes you want to pack your bags for some adventuring of your own.
Auckland journalist Graham Reid's writing has covered the arts, diplomacy and foreign affairs, and travel. As well as having won the Media Peace Award and prizes at the Cathay Pacific Travel Media awards, he is one of New Zealand's best known music journalists. Many of his music stories feature on his website www.elsewhere.co.nz. This is his first book.