By Norman Lewis
Initially released in 1951, it's acknowledged Dragon obvious encouraged Graham Greene to visit Vietnam and write The Quiet American. Norman Lewis traveled in Indo-China throughout the precarious final years of the French colonial regime. a lot of the appeal and grandeur of the traditional local civilizations survived until eventually the devastation of the Vietnam warfare. Lewis might nonetheless meet a King of Cambodia and an Emperor of Vietnam; within the hills he may remain within the extraordinary longhouses of the highlanders; at the plains he can be enchanted by way of a humans whom he came across ""gentle, tolerant and devoted to the pleasures and satisfactions of a discriminating sort.
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The icons (mountain peak, scenic view, pond or river, waterfall, historic area, bird-watching, or wheelchair-accessible area) are intended to give you an easy-to-identify symbol that you can use when you flip through the book looking for a hike. MOUNTAIN PEAK SCENIC VIEW POND OR RIVER WATERFALL HISTORIC AREA BIRD-WATCHING WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE RATINGS The hikes are rated as easy, moderate, or strenuous. Easy denotes hikes with little elevation gain or loss that are not more than ten miles in length.
Avoid bodies of water and low places where water can collect. Avoid high places, ridges, open places, tall objects, metal objects, rock outcroppings, wet caves, and ditches. If possible, find a stand of trees and sit with your knees pulled up to your chest, head bowed, and arms hugging knees. BEE STINGS Although most insects (other than black flies, deer flies, and ticks) will try to avoid you, bees and wasps (yellow jackets in particular) are attracted to food, beverages, perfume, scented soaps and lotions, deodorant, and bright-colored (and dark) clothing.
Disposing properly of your solid waste will keep the wilderness much more appealing and cleaner, too. TRAIL MAINTENANCE Give back to the Trail and the hiking community by becoming involved in trail maintenance. Maintaining a section of existing trail or helping out with blazing new trails are good ways to pay back the outdoors for the good times you have received from it. Trails are beginning to crisscross the entire country, and there is sure to be a new or old trail somewhere near you. Contact your local trail clubs to see what you can do to help out.
A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam by Norman Lewis