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Bad Karma

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Bad Karma

Confessions of a Reckless Traveller in Southeast Asia

By Tamara Sheward

Academy Chicago Publishers, Paperback, 9780897335652, 303pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007

Conducting a wayward journey through the underbelly of Southeast Asia, an Australian traveler peppers "Bad Karma" with swindlers, sleazeballs, and sanctimonious hippies as she puts backpacker culture through the wringer.

About the Author
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."

Praise For Bad Karma

“Sheward’s writing is fast and furious. A roller coaster off the rails, with beers.”—Adventure Travel Magazine


“The girls make a delightful comic duo. Sheward’s prose is superb.”

Backpacker Magazine


“Wild-child writer Tamara Sheward, whose adventures are recounted in a humorous collection of politically-incorrect tales of Asian drug dealers and stoned backpackers . . . is irrepressible.”—Sydney Morning Herald