Sunday, 14 October 2018

Top 6 Destinations for Backpacking 2019

Top 6 Destinations for Family Holidays 2019

Top 6 Island & Beach Destinations 2019

Top 10 World's Best Train Journeys (Lonely Planet)

Top 8 Southeast Asia Destinations 2019 (PDF) Lonely Planet

Top 5 South America Cities 2019 (Lonely Planet)

Top 10 Europe City Breaks 2019 (Lonely Planet)

Time to fly south - Where to go? (Lonely Planet)

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Cuenca & the Southern Highlands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Cuenca & the Southern Highlands (PDF Chapter)

The southern spine of the Ecuadorian Andes ushers intrepid travelers down lush valleys that hide pastel-hued colonial towns and remote villages where indigenous culture thrives. And – with the exception of the famous regional capital Cuenca – the highways and byways are far less traipsed.

- wander the cobblestone streets of the colonial town of Cuenca, a Unesco World Heritage Site

- hike in the eerie, lake-bejeweled moors of windswept Parque Nacional Cajas

- ponder the engineering mysteries of Ecuador’s most important Inca ruins, Ingapirca

Coverage includes: Cuenca & Around, Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Zamora, Vilcabamba, Zumba & the Peruvian Border, Catacocha, Macará & the Peruvian Border.

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Colombia - Caribbean Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Colombia - Caribbean Coast (PDF Chapter)

Sun-soaked and stewed in culture, Colombia’s dramatic Caribbean coastline is its dazzling crown, capping the country with myriad ecosystems, from the dense jungles of the Darién Gap on the border with Panama, to the hauntingly atmospheric desert of La Guajira near Venezuela.

- soak up the history as you stroll the colorful colonial streets of unforgettable Cartagena

- beach-hop through the magical coves of Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Tayrona

- trek through thick Colombian jungle to Ciudad Perdida, the mysterious pre-Columbian cap-ital of the Tayrona people

Coverage includes: Cartagena & Around, Islas del Rosario, Playa Blanca, Volcán de Lodo El Totumo, Northeast of Cartagena, Santa Marta, Minca, Taganga, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Palomino, Ciudad Perdida, La Guajira Peninsula, Riohacha, Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas, Valledupar, Southeast of Cartagena, Mompós, Southwest of Cartagena, Tolú, Islas de San Bernardo, Turbo, Capurganá & Sapzurro.
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New York City - SoHo & Chinatown (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - SoHo & Chinatown (PDF Chapter)

Like a colorful quilt of subneighborhoods sewn together in mismatched patches, the areas orbiting SoHo feel like a string of mini republics. Style mavens boutique-hop in Nolita, Italo-Americans channel Napoli in ever-shrinking Little Italy, and Chinese families gossip over xiao long bao in hyperactive Chinatown.

- max out the credit cards on SoHo’s big-name fashion streets, then hunt out lesser-known labels on the cognoscenti sidewalks of nearby Nolita and NoHo

- slurp soup dumplings and haggle for designer wares of ambiguous authenticity amid the sizzling lights of Chinatown

- get your fix of rich sugo or a delicate tiramisu, while listening in on grandfathers sipping grappa and speaking in the mother tongue in Little Italy

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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Argentina - Iguazu Falls & the Northeast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Argentina - Iguazu Falls & the Northeast (PDF Chapter)

Northeast Argentina is defined by water. Muscular rivers roll through plains that they flood at will, while wetlands support myriad birdlife, caimans and cuddly capybaras. The peaceful Río Iguazú dissolves in fury and power in the planet’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls.

- drop your jaw in stunned amazement at the beauty and power of the Iguazú Falls

- get personal with the mighty Paraná in livable, lovable Rosario

- coo at the cute capybaras of the Reserva Provincial Esteros del Iberá

Coverage includes: Along the Río Paraná, Rosario, Santa Fe, Paraná, Corrientes, Mercedes, Parque Esteros del Iberá, Along the Río Uruguay, Concepción del Uruguay, Colón, Parque Nacional El Palmar, Concordia, Paso de los Libres, Misiones, Posadas, San Ignacio, Santa Ana & Loreto, Saltos del Moconá, Iguazú Falls, Puerto Iguazú, Parque Nacional Iguazú, Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Brazil), Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil), The Gran Chaco, Resisten-cia, Juan José Castelli.


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Vietnam - Southeast Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Vietnam - Southeast Coast (PDF Chapter)

This stupendous coastline of ravishing white sands and azure bays is Vietnam’s premier des-tination for beach holidays. Whether your idea of paradise is reclining in front of turquoise waters or scuba-diving, snorkelling and surfing, you’ve come to the right place.

- search for the perfect beach, snorkel coral reefs and scooter along empty coastal roads on the Con Dao islands

- chill by the coast with fellow travellers and locals at tranquil Bai Xep

- chase the wind by day and eat fresh fish at night in the kitesurfing mecca of Mui Ne

Coverage includes: Quang Ngai, Cha Ban Cham Area, Quy Nhon, Bai Xep, Tuy Hoa & Around, Nha Trang & Around, Phan Rang, Thap Cham, Ninh Chu Beach, Ca Na, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet & Around, Ho Coc Beach, Ho Tram Beach, Vung Tau, Con Dao Is-lands.

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Cape Town & the Garden Route - Around Cape Town (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Cape Town & the Garden Route - Around Cape Town (PDF Chapter)

There’s an abundance of day and overnight trips you can make from Cape Town. Northeast the magnificent mountain ranges around Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl provide ideal mi-croclimates for growing vines: this is South Africa’s premier wine region.

- explore elegant Stellenbosch, and its colonial architecture, good museums and scores of wineries

- decide which of the many excellent restaurants to eat at in the gourmet paradise of Franschhoek

- admire old Cape Dutch architecture and vineyards in Paarl, the Winelands’ largest town

Coverage includes: Winelands, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, Robertson, The Overberg, The Elgin Valley, Hermanus, Gansbaai, Stanford, West Coast, Darling, Langebaan, Paternoster.

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Brunei Darussalam (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Brunei Darussalam (PDF Chapter)

Look beneath the surface of this well-ordered and tightly regulated sultanate and you’ll see the underlying warmth of Brunei’s people and the wisely conserved wildness of its natural environment. Old-growth, primary forest abounds, especially in verdant Ulu Temburong National Park.

- climb high into the rainforest canopy and swim in a cool jungle river at Ulu Temburong National Park

- visit a mosque, museum or shopping mall and exploring the restaurant scene in Bandar Seri Begawan

- spot proboscis monkeys and glimpse royal palaces from a water taxi on the Sungai Bru-nei

Coverage includes: Bandar Seri Begawan, Temburong District, Bangar, Ulu Temburong National Park, Understand Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam Today, History, People & Culture, Survival Guide.


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The Travel Book 3 (Paperback) The Perfect Xmas Gift!

The Travel Book 3 (Paperback) The Perfect Xmas Gift!

The Travel Book 3

Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture.

With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household!

Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country.

All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography.

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Lonely Planet's Amazing Train Journeys. The perfect Xmas gift

Experience 60 of the world’s greatest adventures with the Lonely Planet's Amazing Train Journeys.

Lonely Planet's Amazing Train Journeys

From classic long-distance trips like Western Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide’s The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines.

Amazing Train Journeys is the culmination of asking more than 200 travel writers for their absolute favourites.

Some are epic international adventures, others short suburban routes along stunning coastline. There are incredible feats of engineering, trains that snake their way through mountain peaks, and even those which have achieved Unesco World Heritage status.

Each profile contains practical information including ticket options, timetables and stops, plus inspiring photos and illustrated maps. Journeys include:

Africa & the Middle East:

Johannesburg to Cape Town (South Africa)
Andimeshk to Dorud (Iran)
Bulawayo to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
The Americas:

The California Zephyr (USA)
Perurail’s Lake Titicaca Railway (Peru)
The Serra Verde Express (Brazil)
Asia:

The Darjeeling Toy Train (India)
The Reunification Express (Vietnam)
Beijing to Shanghai by High-Speed Rail (China)
Europe:

The Glacier Express (Switzerland)
Belgrade-to-Bar Railway (Serbia & Montenegro)
London to Fort William on the Caledonian Sleeper (UK)
Oceania:

South Coast Line (Australia)
The TranzAlpine (New Zealand)
The Northern Explorer (New Zealand)

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Europe on a Shoestring travel guide Lonely Planet

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Europe on a Shoestring travel guide

Lonely Planet’s Europe on a Shoestring is your passport to having big experiences on a small budget, offering the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Hit the streets and free museums of one of the world’s greatest capital cities, London; soak up history and art by day and party by night in Berlin.

Coverage Includes: Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic Coast, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Belgium, Austria, and more

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Friday, 12 October 2018

New York City - Harlem & Upper Manhattan (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - Harlem & Upper Manhattan (PDF Chapter)

The top half of Manhattan is a lot of territory to cover, with numerous points of interest a dis-tance away from one another and no subways to take you across town. So pick a neighborhood and explore.

- explore the fine artistry and hidden treasures inside the gloriously epic yet still-unfinished Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, the largest house of worship in the US

- take a fantastical journey into the Middle Ages at the Cloisters Museum & Gardens, replete with Flemish tapestries and other medieval masterpieces

- catch cutting-edge exhibitions from the Latin American diaspora at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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Best of Switzerland Lonely Planet travel guide

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Best of Switzerland travel guide

Hike through flower-strewn meadows, ski through fresh powder in the Alps, or relax by the shores of Lake Geneva.

Inside Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland Travel Guide:

- Full-colourmaps and images throughout

- Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tipsto save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insightsgive you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, the Swiss way of life

Coverage Includes: Geneva, Lake Geneva, Zermatt, St Moritz, Zürich, Ticino and more

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