Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Provence & the Cote d'Azur - Monaco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Provence & the Cote d'Azur - Monaco (PDF Chapter)

Squeezed into just 200 hectares, Monaco might be the world’s second-smallest country (only the Vatican is smaller), but what it lacks in size it makes up for in attitude.

- soak up Monte Carlo casino’s glitzy history on a day tour, or rubbing elbows with the high-rollers on an evening gambling spree

- thrill to the rhythm of revving engines at the world’s most iconic motor sports event, the Formula One Grand Prix

- watch fish frolic at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco, and dive into the history of underwater exploration

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Festivals & Events, Sleep-ing, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast - Salerno & the Cilento (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast - Salerno & the Cilento (PDF Chapter)

Salerno may not have the glamour of the Amalfi Coast resorts, but its gritty historic centre offers a great counter to the region’s more high-profile towns. The Cilento region has an undeveloped coastal strip and a little visited national park.

- visit Paestum and take a journey back to Magna Graecia at one of Europe’s most majestic archaeological sites

- count the multitude of patios, rooms, arches and columns in Certosa di San Lorenzo, the gigantic monastery in Padula

- stroll along Salerno’s tree-lined promenade in Campania’s most authentic southern city

Coverage includes: Salerno, Paestum, Agropoli, Castellabate & around, Acciaroli to Pisciotta, Palinuro & around, Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni.

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Andalucia - Almeria Province (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Andalucia - Almeria Province (PDF Chapter)

Silent mountain valleys, sublime beaches and vast tracts of semidesert scrubland – Almería province is an area of haunting natural beauty. Its obvious drawcard is its glorious coastline, but venture inland and you’ll discover plenty to explore in its sparsely populated and often other-worldly hinterland.

- hop around the heavenly beaches and plunging cliffs of Andalucía’s southeastern coastline

- patrol Almería’s formidable hilltop fort, once one of the most powerful in Moorish Spain

- go underground in the otherworldly cave complex of Cuevas de Sorbas

Coverage includes: Almería, Desierto de Tabernas, Níjar, Laujar de Andarax, Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar, Mojácar, Los Vélez, Vélez Blanco, Cuevas del Almanzora.

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Madrid - El Retiro & the Art Museums (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Madrid - El Retiro & the Art Museums (PDF Chapter)

With Paseo del Prado, one of Europe’s grandest boulevards that is lined with art galleries, other grand monuments and the city’s botanical gardens, El Retiro is very much a daytime neighbourhood.

- take a journey through the richest centuries of Spanish and European art at the Museo del Prado, beginning with Goya and Velázquez

- marvel at the sheer genius of Picasso as you ponder the many dimensions of Guernica, in the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

- tick off just about every European master under one roof in the astonishingly rich collection of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Shopping, and Sports & Activities.

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Berlin - Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Berlin - Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten (PDF Chapter)

This new quarter is a showcase of fabulous contemporary architecture. Culture lovers should not skip the Kulturforum museums. The leafy Tiergarten, with its rambling paths, monuments and hidden beer gardens, makes for a perfect sightseeing break.

- peruse an Aladdin’s cave of Old Masters – from Rembrandt to Vermeer – at the Gemäldegalerie

- stop for a beer and people-watch beneath the magnificent canopy of the svelte glass-and-steel Sony Center

- catch Europe’s fastest lift to take in Berlin’s impressive cityscape and enjoy refreshments in the sky at the Panoramapunkt

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

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Korea travel guide

Split by a hair-trigger border, the Korean Peninsula offers the traveller a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history. Explore the graceful Changdeokgung palace and horticultural idyll of Huwon, hike the dramatic volcanic landscape of Jeju-do and get dirty at the Boryeong Mud Festival.

Coverage Includes: Seoul, Incheon, Jeju-do, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Cheongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Sokcho, Samcheok, Chungju, Daejeon, Gongju, Daegu, North Korea, Pyongyang, Panmunjom, the DMZ, and more

Curator: Damian Harper

Writers: MaSovaida Morgan, Thomas O'Malley, Phillip Tang, Rob Whyte

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Malta & Gozo - Sliema, St Julian's & Paceville (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Malta & Gozo - Sliema, St Julian's & Paceville (PDF Chapter)

Malta’s cool crowd flocks here to eat, drink, shop and party, and if you’re looking for a base that mingles cosmopolitan sparkle with quiet backstreets, this is the perfect choice.

- wine and dine alfresco at the cafes and restaurants lining the compact coves at Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay in St Julian’s

- swim off flat, rocky and easily accessible Sliema Beach, then relax with a gelato or aperitivo cocktail at oceanfront cafes

- stay at one of the area’s good-value boutique hostels, offering either a party atmosphere or a quieter vibe

Coverage includes: Sliema & Around, St Julian’s & Paceville.

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TAP Air Portugal to launch Conakry, Guinea, service in July

TAP Air Portugal will launch flights between Lisbon and Conakry, capital of Guinea, on July 3rd.

The Portuguese carrier will offer three weekly flights between the two capitals.

Tickets are already available for sale on the new flights which will depart from Lisbon on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 19:25 and arrive in Guinea’s capital at 23:10.

Return flights will depart from Conakry on Monday, Thursday and Sunday at 00:05 and arrive in the Portuguese capital at 05:30.

With the launch of a new route to Africa, TAP now covers 17 African cities in 11 countries.

British Airways to fly to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, from December

British Airways has announced it will fly from Heathrow to Dammam in Saudi Arabia from December 1st.

The route will fly daily, via Bahrain.

Flights will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777-200 departing year-round from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport.

Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Province and is known as the heart of the country’s petroleum industry. It will be the third city in Saudi Arabia British Airways flies to with the airline already serving Riyadh and Jeddah with non-stop daily flights.

Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Inverness & the Central Highlands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Inverness & the Central Highlands (PDF Chapter)

This is the Inverness & the Central Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Scotland’s Highlands & Islands guidebook.

Not surprisingly, this part of the country is an adventure playground for outdoor-sports enthusiasts. Aviemore, Glen Coe and Fort William draw hill walkers and climbers in summer, and skiers, snowboarders and ice climbers in winter.

- hike among the hills, lochs and forests of Glen Affric, Scotland’s most beautiful glen

- wander through ancient Caledonian forest in the heart of the Cairngorms at Rothiemurchus Estate

- make it to the summit of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain – and be able to see the view

Coverage includes: Inverness & the Great Glen, Inverness & Around, Black Isle, Loch Ness, The Cairngorms, Aviemore & Around, Grantown-on-Spey, Kingussie & Newtonmore, Tomintoul & Around, Cockbridge & Around, Tomintoul Road, Royal Deeside, The Angus Glens, Highland Perthshire, Dunkeld & Birnam, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Lochs Tummel & Rannoch, Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Loch Tay & Ben Lawers, Fortingall, Glen Lyon, West Highlands, Glen Coe, Kinlochleven, Fort William & Around, Ardnamurchan, Road to the Isles, Knoydart, Small Isles, Rum, Eigg, Canna, Muck.

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Grand Canyon National Park - Around South Rim (PDF Chapter)

Stretching both north and south of the canyon is the Kaibab National Forest, and to the west of the park’s South Rim are the Hualapai and Havasupai Reservations that encompass thousands of acres of desert and rim-to-river Canyon lands.

- fall for Flagstaff’s laid-back charms, historic downtown and craft beer

- escape the park madness in peaceful Kaibab National Forest

- take a break from hiking and biking at Sedona’s art galleries and gourmet restaurants

Coverage includes: Kaibab National Forest (South Rim), Tusayan, Williams, Flagstaff, Havasupai Reservation, Sedona, Cameron, Lake Mead & Hoover Dam, Las Vegas.

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New York & the Mid-Atlantic - Philadelphia (PDF Chapter)

Blessed with the glamour and culture of a big city, Philly also delights visitors with its rich history and small-town charm. It’s a beautiful place that’s easy and rewarding to explore, its streets dotted with gracious squares and linked by cobbled alleys.

- immerse yourself in the history of the work of the Founding Fathers and the creation of the US at Independence National Historical Park

- peruse Philadelphia Museum of Art’s expansive art collection, behind the famous Rocky steps

- take a gastronomic trip around the globe at beloved Reading Terminal Market

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

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Germany - Hamburg & the North (PDF Chapter)

From the posh pleasures of Sylt in the west, to the fabled Baltic heritage of historic towns like Lübeck, Wismar, Stralsund and Greifswald, you can sense the legacy of the Hanseatic League in beautiful old quarters created with iconic black and red bricks.

- have a hard day’s night – like the Beatles – no matter what your taste, in St Pauli

- discover a world of enormous ships and fab city views on a Hamburg Harbour tour

- wander through one of German’s prettiest town centres in Lübeck

Coverage includes: Hamburg & Around, Stade, Lüneburg, Schles-wig-Holstein, Lübeck, Travemünde, Kiel, Laboe, Schleswig, Flensburg, Glücksburg, Husum, Sylt, Helgoland, Schwerin & the Mecklenburg Lake Plains, Schwerin, Güstrow, Neubrandenburg, Lud-wigslust, Müritz National Park, Neustrelitz, Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania, Rostock, Warnemünde, Bad Doberan, Baltic Coastal Resorts, Wismar, Stralsund, Rügen Island, Greifswald, Usedom Island, Hiddensee Island.

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Pocket Hamburg city guide by Lonely Planet

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Experience the city’s famous nightlife, uncover a world of enormous ships on a harbour tour and cycle past Schwerin’s palace and beautiful surrounding lakes.

Coverage Includes: Altstadt, Neustadt, St Georg, Speicherstadt and HafenCity, St Pauli and Reeperbahn, Altona and Elbmeile, and more
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France - Around Paris (PDF Chapter)

Whether you’re taking day trips from Paris or continuing further afield, a trove of treasures  - including the chateaux at Fontainebleu and Versailles, and Monet’s garden in Giverny – awaits in the areas around the French capital.

- relive the glory of the 17th- and 18th-century kingdom of France at the opulent Château de Versailles

- follow an adorable aspiring chef, rat Rémy, in his quest to prepare a Parisian meal aboard Disneyland Resort Paris’ larger-than-life Ratatouille ride

- hike, cycle, horse ride or rock climb in one of France’s loveliest forests, the Forêt de Fon-tainebleau

Coverage includes: Disneyland Resort Paris, Versailles, Giverny, Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chantilly, Chartres.

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Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks travel guide by Lonely Planet


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Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks travel guide

Connect with the mystery and mysticism of southern Utah in this fantastic and wild landscape of sand, stone and sky. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Hike the Cable Mountain trail in Zion, ride a horse or mule through Bryce or go swimming or tubing in Zion's Virgin River.

Coverage Includes: Zion National Park, St George, Snow Canyon State Park, Cedar City, Glendale, Bryce Canyon& National Park, Red Canyon, Panguitch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and more

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Pocket Bilbao & San Sebastian

Gaze at the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, soak in the history at Guernica and explore the perfect city beach at San Sebastián’s Playa de la Concha.

Coverage Includes: Bilbao, San Sebastián, Hondarribi, Pasajes, and more

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Europe on a Shoestring - Scandinavia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Europe on a Shoestring - Scandinavia (PDF Chapter)

Effortlessly chic cities and remote forests; rocking festivals and the majestic aurora borealis; endless day and perpetual night: Scandinavia’s menu is anything but bland. The great outdoors is rarely greater than in Europe’s big north.

- shop and nosh in Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s capital of cool

- tour urban waterways, explore museums and wander the Old Town in Stockholm.

- immerse yourself in Helsinki for the latest in Finnish design and nightlife

Coverage includes: Denmark, Copenhagen, Helsingør, Roskilde, Aarhus, Skagen, Denmark Survival Guide, Sweden, Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, Gotland, Norrland, Sweden Survival Guide, Finland, Helsinki, Turku, Lakeland, Lapland, Finland Survival Guide, Norway, Oslo, The Western Fjords, Northern Norway, Norway Survival Guide, Iceland, Reykjavík, The Golden Circle, The South, The North, Iceland Survival Guide.

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Mexico - Chiapas & Tabasco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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Mexico - Chiapas & Tabasco (PDF Chapter)

Chilly pine-forest highlands, sultry rain-forest jungles and attractive colonial cities exist side by side within Mexico’s southernmost state, a region awash with the legacy of Spanish rule and the remnants of ancient Maya civilization.

- scale the jungly hills and soaring Maya temples of Palenque

- stroll the high-altitude cobblestone streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas

- cruise through the waterway and sheer high rock cliffs of the spectacular Cañón del Sumidero

Coverage includes: Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Region, San Cristóbal Region, Ocosingo & Toniná, Palenque, Agua Azul & MisolHa, Bonampak, Yaxchilán & the Car-retera Fronteriza, Comitán Region, El Soconusco & Beaches, Tapachula Region, Tabasco, Villahermosa, Comalcalco.

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Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Chile & Easter Island


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Chile & Easter Island.

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"Dazzling and diverse, Chile is a South American county like no other. Bounded by the mighty Andes, the Atacama Desert and the pounding Pacific surf, this serpentine land encompasses shimmering saltflats and snow-capped volcanoes, vast glaciers and lush vineyards, unspoilt sandy beaches and bohemian cities."

Whether you plan to sail around the glaciers of Patagonia, soak your bones in volcanic hot springs, taste wines in the picturesque Maule Valley, hike through the rainforests of Chiloé or gaze upon Easter Isand's mysterious moai, let this fully updated Rough Guide show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way, and lead you to the best Chile and Easter Island have to offer.

Top 10

1. Southern Patagonia.
2. Wine Tasting, Colchagua Valley.
3. Parque Nacional Lauca.
4. Valparaiso.
5. Rodeos and Huasos.
6. Paragliding in Iquique.
7. Penguins.
8. Laguna Verde.
9. Surfing in Pichilemu.
10. Chinchorro Mummies.

Inside the Rough Guide to Chile & Easter Island

- Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.

- Full-colour chapter maps throughout - so you can explore Torres del Paine National Park or the lively towns of Santiago and Valparaíso without needing to get online.

- Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

- Things notto miss - Rough Guides' rundown ofthe best sights and experiences in Chile and Easter Island.

- Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.

- Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Santiago, Valparaiso, ElquiValley, Atacama Desert, Iquique, Parque Nacional Lauca, Chiloe, Pucon, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, PuertoWilliams, EasterIsland, Parque Nacional Patagonia, Parque Nacional Pumalin, Carretera Austral, Futaleufu

Attractions include: Travelling though the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, Visiting the former homes of Pablo Neruda: Isla Negra, La Chascona and La Sebastiana, Sampling the nightlife in historic Valparaiso, Exploring the culture and myths of Chiloe, Sailing through the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, Spotting the moai statues of Easter Island, Wine tasting in the Central Valley, Hiking- and ice hiking - in Torres del Paine, Visiting the San Rafael Glacier, Stargazing in the Elqui Valley, Driving the Carretera Austral, Hiking in Parque Nacional Patagonia, World-class white water rafting on the Futaleufu

Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, national parks, shopping and more.

Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, landscape and the environment, recommended books, music and Chilean Spanish.

Writers: Anna Kaminski, Nick Edwards, Shafik Meghji, Sorrel Moseley-Williams.