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By: Ian Browne

What the Monsoon Knows

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The Monsoon shakes and shudders within many a varied landscape…

Come and find yourself along the back lanes of the world’s most intense cities. Visit the tribal longhouses of the headhunter tribes of Borneo; be enchanted by the steaming hot jungle ruins of Asia. Ponder the lives of the women of India and Myanmar as ‘change’ stalks the landscape. Meander along the soothing waters of the Mekong in Laos, dodge Yala’s leopards and elephants. Be invited to the curiosity of Bollywood on Langkawi. Travel south of the equator to meet Mari the Lithuanian jungle vegan and other alternative folk of the Byron Bay region of New South Wales. Become tantalized by the colourful multicultural market lifestyle of tropical Darwin, while being feathered by the intimacy of Australia’s beautiful first nations people.

Art, music, food; vulnerable societies clinging to hard-fought cultural sanctity. The laughter - the sadness - the bruises and stomach bugs - lavished with a profound respect for the folk and fauna of such stunning locations, this expedition into exotica will see you arrive home with a sense of belonging to this multifaceted world.

 Ian Browne will challenge your senses, your empathy, whether you are the battle-hardened traveler, or those that desire familiar comforts in a hotel by the sea, discover why this creative story teller’s love of this planet has seen him being invited to Buckingham Palace, and a request to engage in project work within sustainability for the UN.

“What the Monsoon Knows”

Well, come along on the journey & discover this for yourself…

The son of a New Zealand mother and Australian father, Ian Browne grew up in southern coastal Sydney. He loves the surf, snorkeling, trekking through rainforest; awestruck by thunderstorms, nature in general; culture, and indie-alternative music. He calls the Northern Rivers of New South Wales home. He has studied widely. His work with Indigenous groups has opened a door to a world few Australians understand. He enjoys penning articles for various media outlets within Australia. For ten years, Ian travelled Asia to capture many aspects of life with his camera. His stories have been read in more than 80 countries.

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  • John BRADY

    I have read many travel books over the years, and “What the Monsoon Knows” would have to be one of the most well written, well researched books that I have read. The gracious, gentle, brave author took me to locations that I have only dreamt of going to in my lifetime. The book was so entertaining with its colourful depiction of people and places in Asia and Australia, that I was captivated from the outset and found it so hard to put the book down. I can’t wait for the next book by this author.

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