Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The NEW Rough Guide to Peru


The NEW Rough Guide to Peru.

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Peru's enchanting landscapes have been attracting intrepid travellers for centuries: you can go sloth-spotting in the jungle, marvel at breathtaking views from Andean peaks and drift in a slow boat down the Amazon. Visit Inca citadels and village fiestas for a glimpse of the country's heritage, embrace its modern side by tasting Lima's world-class cuisine, or indulge in a pisco sour (or three). Fully updated and with detailed maps, this Rough Guide will lead you down colonial streets and winding mountain tracks to see the very best Peru has to offer.

Top 10

1. Hiking to Machu Picchu.
2. Peruvian Wildlife.
3. Marcahuasi.
4. Textiles.
5. Lagunas de Llanganuco.
6. A Traditional Festival.
7. Kuélap.
8. Lago Titicaca.
9. Pisco Sour.
10. Pre-Inca Craftwork.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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Friday, 15 November 2019

Hike through the Canadian Rockies with the NEW The Rough Guide to Canada



Canada operates on a giant scale. The world's second-largest country brings you the mighty Rocky Mountains, show-stopping Niagara Falls, and Whistler ski resort's epic slopes. It's easy to find adventure, hit the highway to the Arctic Circle, go beluga and polar bar-spotting in Chrurchill, or watch icebergs sail past over a Newfoundland lobster lunch. Among all this are Canada's cool and distinctive cities, from Vancouver to Toronto. Let the expert advice in this fully updated Rough Guide inspire your trip.

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Discover Canada with this comprehensive, entertaining, ‘tell it like it is’ Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts’ honest and independent recommendations.

Whether you plan to do snowboarding in Whistler, go whale-watching off the spectacular coasts, hike through the Canadian Rockies, or marvel at the Niagara Falls, The Rough Guide to Canada will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Canada TOP 10

1. Vancouver

2. Dawson City

3. Polar Bears in Churchill

4. Whale-Watching

5. Jasper

6. Niagara Falls

7. Ottawa's Canadian War Museum

8. Snowboarding in Whistler

9. Lunenburg

10. Art Gallery of Ontario

Western Balkans - Serbia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Diverse, welcoming and a hell of a lot of fun – everything you never heard about Serbia is true. Best of all, this landlocked country in the heart of the Balkans is still delightfully off the tourist trail.

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revel in the intriguing melange of faded Yugo-nostalgia, cutting-edge Balkan cool and fascinating history of Belgrade

hike, raft on the Drina or ride a narrow-gauge railway around the most scenic slice of Serbia, Tara National Park

join thousands of revellers each July for eclectic beats at EXIT Festival in Novi Sad’s formidable fortress

Coverage includes: Belgrade, Vojvodina, Novi Sad, South Serbia, Niš, Survival Guide.

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Thursday, 14 November 2019

South America - Argentina (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

With its gorgeous landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and lively culture, Argentina is a traveler’s paradise. Now is a great time to visit, so get your spirit in gear and prepare for an unforgettable adventure!

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eat, shop, dance, and party all night long in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s sophisticated capital

take in the world’s most amazing waterfall, Iguazú Falls, stretching almost 3km long

explore Argentina’s second-largest city, Córdoba, an attractive destination with alternative culture

Coverage includes: Buenos Aires & Around, Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Northeast Argentina, Rosario, Santa Fe, Paraná, Parque Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes, Resistencia, Posadas, San Ignacio, Puerto Iguazú, Parque Nacional Iguazú, Northwest Argentina, Córdoba & Around, La Rioja, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, Cafayate & Around, Sal-ta, Jujuy, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Atlantic Coast, Mar del Plata, Villa Gesell, Pinamar, Bahía Blanca, Sierra de la Ventana & Around, Central Argentina, San Luis, Mendoza, Uspallata & Around, San Juan & Around, Malargüe, Las Leñas, The Lake District, Neuquén, Junín de los Andes, Parque Nacional Lanín, San Martín de los Andes, Villa la Angostura, Bariloche, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, El Bolsón & Around, Esquel, Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Patagonia, Puerto Madryn, Reserva Faunística Península Valdés, Trelew & Around, Comodoro Rivadavia, Los Antiguos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Río Gallegos, Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Parque Nacional Tierra Del Fuego, Understand Argentina, Argentina Today, History, Culture, Arts, Cuisine, Sports, Environment, Survival Guide.

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Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra - Agra & the Taj Mahal (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Taj Mahal rises from Agra’s haze as though from a dream. When you first glimpse it through the arched entryway, you might find yourself breathless with awe. Many hail it as the most beautiful building on the planet.

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bask in the beauty of one of the most famous buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal – a must-see!

roam Fatehpur Sikri, a sprawling palace complex from Mughal times, with an immense and fascinating 450-year-old mosque next door

wander the many rooms of Agra Fort, one of India’s most impressive ancient forts

Coverage includes: Agra & Around, Fatehpur Sikri.

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South India & Kerala - Telangana & Andhra Pradesh (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Hyderabad, one of Islamic India’s greatest cities, is reason enough on its own to visit this region. Its skyline is a sight to behold, defined by the great domes and minarets of ancient mosques, mausoleums and palaces of once-mighty dynasties.

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explore Hyderabad’s Old City and its unique markets, architectural marvels and hidden shrines

absorb the meditative ambience at beautiful Sankaram, as well as Bavikonda, Thotlakonda and Guntupalli, all destinations on the 2300-year-old monastic trail

revel in the genius of Kakatiya sculptors at the temple near Palampet

Coverage includes: Telangana, Hyderabad, Bhongir, Warangal, Palampet, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada, Amaravathi, Nagarjunakonda, Visakhapatnam & Around, Tirumala & Tirupati.

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India - Odisha (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

A favourite destination for adventurous travellers, Odisha (Orissa) rewards those who make the effort to stray off the beaten track with an intricate patchwork of archaeological wonders, fascinating tribal culture, and natural beauty, along with an old-fashioned sprinkling of sun and sand.

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marvel at the artistic magnificence of the Sun Temple, Konark’s 800-year-old edifice

venture deep into the hills of Odisha’s tribal country, for Koraput’s markets and villages

cruise past enormous estuarine crocodiles in mangrove swamps in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

Coverage includes: Bhubaneswar & Around, Southeastern Odisha, Puri, Konark, Chilika Lake, Gopalpur-on-Sea, Southwestern Odisha, Koraput & Around, Rayagada, Jeypore, Northern & Northeastern Odisha, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Mangarajpur, Pusphagiri Ruins, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Western Europe - Switzerland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Don’t depend just on your postcard images of Bern’s and Lucerne’s chocolate-box architecture, the majestic Matterhorn or those pristine lakes – Switzerland is a place so outrageously beautiful it simply must be seen to be believed.

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discover zesty Zurich via a daytime stroll along the city’s sublime lake followed by a rollicking night out

marvel at the iconic Matterhorn and wandering around car-free Zermatt

enjoy the charm of Bern and Lucerne: think medieval Old Town appeal, folkloric fountains and art

Coverage includes: Geneva, Lake Geneva & Vaud, Lausanne, Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura, Gruyères, Valais, Zermatt, Bern, Central Switzerland, Lucerne, Bernese Oberland, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen, Jungfraujoch, Gimmelwald, Mürren, Schilthorn, Zürich, Northwestern Switzerland, Basel, Ticino, Locarno, Lugano, Graubünden, St Moritz, Survival Guide.

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Eastern Europe - Montenegro (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Imagine a place with spectacular sapphire beaches, rugged peaks, elegant palazzi and ancient towns. Now wrap it up in a Mediterranean climate and squish it into an area two-thirds the size of Wales, and you start to get a picture of Montenegro.

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stroll the cafe-lined streets and leafy parks of Chisinau, Moldova’s friendly capital

designate a driver for tours to world-famous wine cellars and boutique wineries, like Crico-va, outside Chisinau.

explore the fantastic historic cave monastery of Orheiul Vechi, burrowed by 13th-century monks

Coverage includes: Coastal Montenegro, Perast, Kotor, Ulcinj, Inland Montenegro, Lovcen National Park, Cetinje, Durmitor National Park, Survival Guide.

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Europe - Germany (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This is the Germany chapter from Lonely Planet’s Europe guidebook.

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Few countries have had as much impact on the world as Germany. You’ll encounter history in towns where streets were laid out long before Columbus set sail, and in castles that loom above prim, half-timbered villages where flower boxes billow with crimson geraniums.

- discover your inner party animal in Berlin; save sleep for somewhere else as there’s no time here with all the clubs, museums and bars

- experience Oktoberfest, a bacchanale of suds, or just soak up the vibe in a beer garden in Munich

- go slow in Germany’s alluring small towns like Bamberg, with winding lanes, smoked beer and a lack of cliché

Coverage includes: Berlin, Saxony, Dresden, Leipzig & Western Saxony, Central Germany, Weimar, Erfurt, Bavaria, Munich, Bavarian Alps, The Romantic Road, Nurem-berg & Franconia, Regensburg & the Danube, Stuttgart & the Black Forest, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, The Black Forest, Southern Rhineland, Frankfurt am Main, Romantic Rhine Valley, Moselle Val-ley, Cologne & Northern Rhineland, Cologne, Northern Rhineland, Northern Germany, Ham-burg, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony & Bremen, Bremen City, Survival Guide.

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Set sail through The Whitsundays with Lonely Planet's NEW Best of Australia travel guide


australia is a place where the world's oldest cultures share vast ochre plains, stylish laneways and unimaginably blue waters with successive waves of new arrivals from across the globe.

Lonely Planet’s Best of Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

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Explore magnificent Sydney Harbour, see the Great Barrier Reef and watch the sunset at Uluru – all with your trusted travel companion.

Australia's TOP 10 

1. Great Barrier Reef the Daintree
Kaleidoscopic coral and ancient rainforest

2. Uluru the outback
Big boulders and endless desert skies

3. Kakadu national park
Wilds and wildlife in the tropical top end

4. Sydney
An iconic city that's beachy and beautiful

5. Great Ocean Road
A classic Australian road trip

6. Byron Bay
Counter-cultural mecca by the sea

7. The Whitsundays
Set sail through a tropical archipelago

8. Melbourne
Soul, style and substance down south

9. Margaret River
Wild coast and world-class wines

10. Adelaide south Australia's wine region
Fine wines and refined urban vibes

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

See the Northern Lights in Reykjavik - Lonely Planet's NEW Best of Europe travel guide


There simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its natural beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity.

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Lonely Planet’s Best of Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See the Northern Lights in Reykjavik, party in Amsterdam and ride through the canals of Venice – all with your trusted travel companion.

Europe TOP 10

1. London, Great Britain

2. Venice, Italy

3. Paris, France

4. Rome, Italy

5. Berlin, Germany

6. Dubrovnik, Croatia

7. Prague, Czech Republic

8. Vienna, Austria

9. Amsterdam, Netherlands

10. Budapest, Hungary

Explore Mérida, Mexico's cultural capital with the NEW Lonely Planet Best of Central America travel guide


With cerulean seas and verdant forests, magnificent Maya ruins and smoking volcanoes, central america is like a tropical fairy tale - except all of it is real.

Lonely Planet’s Best of Central America is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

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Laze over dinner in a beachfront thatched hut on Bocas del Toro, Panama; explore remarkable jungle temples in Tikal, Guatemala; and stroll the picture-perfect cobblestone streets of Granada, Nicaragua. All with your trusted travel companion.

Central America's TOP 10

1. Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala
Central America's most picturesque crater lake

2. Northern Cayes, Belize
Belize's ultimate tropical-island getaways

3. Bocas del Toro, Panama
A dreamy Caribbean island chain

4. Mérida, Mexico's Yucatán & Chiapas
The Yucatán Peninsula's undisputed cultural capital

5. Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Lago de Nicaragua's twin volcano centerpiece

6. Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica
Iconic volcano and bubbling hot springs

7. Tikal, Guatemala
Guatemala's remarkably restored jungle temples

8. Bay Islands, Honduras
A backpacker's Honduran island dream

9. Panama City, Panama
Panama's seaside and high-octane capital

10. Palenque, Mexicos's Chiapas
Some of the Maya worlds finest ruins

Explore Daintree Rainforest - Lonely Planet's NEW Australia's Best Trips


Australia is big and diverse and is custom-made for some of the best road trips on the planet. From the sea cliffs of southern Tasmania to the rainforests of the tropical north, from stirring coastal odysseys to the lonely outback, Australia's paved roads take you on journeys that showcase the extraordinary beauty of this vast continent.

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Discover the freedom of the open road with Australia’s Best Trips. We’ve selected 38 amazing road trips through the Australia, from two-day escapes to two-week adventures, and packed them full of expert advice and inspirational suggestions. Whether you want to explore the Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, the Nullarbor or outback Queensland, we’ve got the trip for you.

Australia's Best Trips TOP 10

1. Great Barrier Reef

2. Kakadu National Park

3. Twelve Apostles

4. Byron Bay

5. Daintree Rainforest

6. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

7. Bungle Bungles

8. SA Wine Regions

9. Whale Watching

10. Wilsons Prom

India - Northeast States (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet



This is the Northeast States chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.

Sometimes the Seven Sisters of the Northeast hardly seem like India at all. Cloudy Himalayan valleys near the border of Tibet are dotted with colourful monasteries, echoing with Buddhist chants and clashing cymbals.

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- roam the expansive grasslands of Kaziranga National Park in search of rhinos

- touch the clouds at the 4176m Se La pass before descending to the Tibetan Buddhist realm of Tawang

- hike down 2600 steps to the amazing root bridges of Nongriat near Cherrapunjee

Coverage includes: Assam, Guwahati & Around, Manas National Park, Tezpur, Nameri National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Jorhat, Majuli Island, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, Nagaland, Dimapur, Kohima & Around, Northern Nagaland, Manipur, Imphal, Loktak Lake, Mizoram, Aizawl, Rural Mizoram, Tripura, Agartala, Neermahal & Melaghar, Udaipur, Unakoti, Meghalaya, Shillong, Cherrapunjee (Sohra).

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Maine & Acadia National Park - Portland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This is the Portland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Maine & Acadia National Park guidebook.

Maine’s largest city has capitalized on the gifts of its port history – the redbrick warehouse buildings, the narrow cobblestone streets – to become one of the hippest, most vibrant small cities in the Americas.

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- wander slowly past paintings by masters global and local at the well-curated Portland Museum of Art

- watch the fog roll in over Portland Head Light, the oldest functioning lighthouse in Maine

- drink your way across the city’s breweries and enjoying all of the beers this brew-mad town can serve

Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping

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Pocket Madeira travel guide by Lonely Planet


Lonely Planet’s Pocket Madeira is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, and is packed with the best sights and experiences for a short trip or weekend away.

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It's your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spend a night discovering the bars and restaurants of Zona Velha, ascend to the cool, leafy neighbourhood of Monte on a cable car, and explore the elegant mansion house museum of Quinta das Cruzes – all with your trusted travel companion.

Coverage Includes: Madeira and Around, Funchal, the North Coast, the Mountains of the Interior and more.

Writers: Marc Di Duca

Get to the heart of Madeira and begin your journey now!

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New England's Best Trips - 4th edition Lonely Planet


New England is one of America’s best road-tripping regions; steeped in history and culture, chock-full of culinary and architectural delights and crisscrossed by scenic byways from the ancient Appalachians to the shores of the mighty Atlantic.

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Lonely Planet is your passport to New England’s Best Trips, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Spot birds and climb lighthouses along Cape Cod National Seashore, drive through vivid fall foliage, and take in views in Acadia National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New England’s Best Trips and begin your journey now!

Coverage includes: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and more

Writers: Benedict Walker, Isabel Albiston, Amy C Balfour, Robert Balkovich, Gregor Clark, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Regis St Louis, Mara Vorhees

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Download the NEW San Francisco city guide - 12th edition Lonely Planet


Lonely Planet’s Pocket Rome is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, and is packed with the best sights and experiences for a short trip or weekend away.

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It's your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the sensational sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces at Villa Borghese, experience the awe-inspiring ancient amphitheatre that is the Colosseum, and walk one of the world’s oldest roads: the Appian Way – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rome and begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes: Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, the Quirinale, Monti, Esquilino, San Giovanni, Celio, Aventino, Trastevere, Vatican City and more.

Writers: Duncan Garwood, Alexis Averbuck, Virginia Maxwell
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