Friday, 17 August 2018

Philippines - Palawan (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Philippines - Palawan (PDF Chapter)

 Nothing defines Palawan more than the water around it. With seascapes the equal of any in Southeast Asia, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, the Philippines’ most sparsely populated region is also the most beguiling.

- snorkel your way in and out of lagoons in the Bacuit Archipelago

- island-hop till you drop in the paradisiacal Calamian Islands: hidden lakes and empty white-sand beaches

- explore the stunning beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and islands around El Nido, north Pala-wan’s main tourist town

Coverage includes: Puerto Princesa, Sabang & the Underground River, Southern Palawan, Port Barton, San Vicente, Taytay, El Nido, Busuanga & the Calamian Islands.

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Argentina - Mendoza & the Central Andes (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Argentina - Mendoza & the Central Andes (PDF Chapter)

A long, narrow sliver of desert landscape, the Mendoza region is home to two of Argentina’s claims to fame – the Andes and wine. The city itself is lively and cosmopolitan and the surround-ing area boasts hundreds of wineries.

- wine and dine over lunch at a rural bodega in Valle de Uco

- soak those aching bones in the mountainside thermal complex of Cacheuta

- gaze up at an crystal clear nighttime sky sparkling with stars in Parque Nacional El Leon-cito

Coverage includes: Mendoza & Around, Cacheuta, Potrerillos, Uspallata, Los Penitentes, Parque Provincial Aconcagua, Valle de Uco, San Rafael, Cañon del Atuel & Valle Grande, Malargüe, Las Leñas, San Juan, Barreal, Rodeo, Parque Provincial Ischigua-lasto.

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Norway - The Far North (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Norway - The Far North (PDF Chapter)

Norway’s northernmost counties of Troms and Finnmark arc across the very top of Europe, where broad horizons share the land with dense forest. Although winter tourism is on the rise, most travellers come in summer to enjoy Tromsø, the region’s major town.

- cycle or drive the spectacular, lightly trafficked northern coast of beautiful Senja

- visit the museums, parliament and knifemakers in Karasjok to learn about the unique cul-ture of the Sami

- explore Alta’s fabulous open-air museum, a Unesco World Heritage Site, to see stone-age rock carvings

Coverage includes: Troms, Tromsø, Lyngen Alps, Øvre Dividal National Park, Senja, Western Finnmark, Alta, Hammerfest, Nordkapp & Magerøya, Lakselv, Stabbursnes, Eastern Finnmark, Tana Bru, Vadsø, Vardø, Kirkenes, Pasvik River Valley, Inner Finnmark, Ka-rasjok, Kautokeino.


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Pocket Guides by Lonely Planet. Ideal for short breaks and weekends


These small, handy guides are concise, colourful and easy to use, getting you to the heart of a city with expert advice, neighbourhood chapters, top sights, walking tours and day planners.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

View over Athens from the ancient Acropolis (Lonely Planet Greece)

Where is the best place to go in Athens?
View over Athens from the ancient Acropolis (Greece). Photo © Simon Raven

Greece travel guide Lonely Planet

Greece travel guide

Ancient sun-bleached ruins pierce blue skies as the Aegean laps at the endless coastline. And Greek culture is alive with passionate music, inspired cuisine and thrill-seeking activities.

Coverage includes: Athens, Peloponnese, Central Greece, Northern Greece, Saronic Gulf Islands, Cyclades, Crete, Dodecanese, Aegean Islands, Evia, the Sporades, Ionian Islands, and more

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Hike with horses on Mount Olympus (Lonely Planet Greece)

Pack horses carry supplies to a refuge on Mount Olympus (Greece). Photo Simon Raven

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Greece - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

- tailor-made itineraries, arranged by region, themes and events

- list of highlights and best experiences

- everything you need to know about travel with children, the outdoors, and Greece’s famous food & drink

- user-friendly country overview ensures you won’t miss a thing

Coverage includes: Welcome to Greece, Greece’s Top 20, Need to Know, First Time Greece What’s New, If You Like: Ancient History, Art, Beaches, Regional Cuisine, Walking, Month by Month, Itineraries, Island Hopping, Cruising, Eat & Drink Like a Local, Outdoor Activities, Travel with Children, and Regions at a Glance.

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Top 5 Sun Escapes to Beat the European Winter

The winter is fast approaching, so our advice here in the ETG office is to start researching your winter escape. A few days of winter sun to boost your Vitamin D levels is a sure way to avoid winter colds and that low feeling induced by lack of daylight hours. Check out our list of the Top 5 Destinations to escape the European winter blues.


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Top 5 Sun Escapes to Beat the European Winter Blues


1. Canary Islands travel guide (PDF) Lonely Planet

On top of its renowned seafront resorts, the Canary Islands feature 'another world' landscapes, with looming volcanoes, prehistoric sites, lush pine forests, camel rides, and miles of pristine Sahara-style sand dunes.


2. Morocco - Marrakesh & Central Morocco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The pink city of Marrakesh is one of the great cities of the Maghreb, with a spectacular setting against the snow-capped High Atlas mountains. Beyond are gorges, valleys and sculpted sand dunes.


3. Africa - Tunisia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Tunisia’s sand-fringed, jasmine-scented coast is usually equated with Mediterranean sun holidays. The capital offers an enthralling mix of tradition and modernity, Islamic serenity and seaside hedonism. Inland, stunning Roman sites, forested hinterland, Saharan dunes and mountain oases can be experienced in a few days.


4. Southern Italy - Sicily (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Sicily chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italy guidebook.


5. Africa - The Gambia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

The Gambia’s beaches invite visitors to laze and linger on package tours, but there’s more than sun and surf. Fishing villages are nature reserves are within easy reach of the clamorous Atlantic resorts, ecolodges and small wildlife parks dot the inland, and it’s a bird lovers’ utopia.

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India - Rajasthan (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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India - Rajasthan (PDF Chapter)

It is said there is more history in Rajasthan than in the rest of all India. Welcome to the Land of the Kings – a realm of maharajas, forts and palaces. India is littered with splendid architecture, but nowhere will you find fortresses as magnificent as those in Rajasthan.

- wander the bustling alleys of the honey-coloured Jaisalmer, then ride a camel among desert dunes

- make a lakeside pilgrimage to Pushkar, Rajasthan’s holiest town

- search for tigers in the ravines and forests in Ranthambhore National Park

Coverage includes: Jaipur, Bharatpur & Keoladeo National Park, Alwar, Sariska Tiger Reserve & National Park, Ajmer, Pushkar, Ranthambhore National Park, Bundi, Kota, Chittorgarh (Chittor), Udaipur, Mt Abu, Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Fatehpur, Mandawa, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner.

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Rio de Janeiro - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Rio de Janeiro - Plan your trip

Your journey to Rio de Janiero starts here. You’ll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go and when, how much to budget, plus in-depth info on discovering samba in the city.

Coverage includes: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro’s Top 10, What’s New, Need to Know, Top Itineraries, If You Like: Beaches, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Gardens, Historical Sights, Art & Architecture or Free Attractions, Month by Month, With Kids, Carnaval, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Samba, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

Amazing deals on hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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

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Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Indonesia

Indonesia defines adventure: the only limitation is how many of its 17,000-odd islands you can reach before your visa expires. Whether it’s an idyllic remote beach, a glorious discovery underwater or a Bali all-nighter, Indonesia scores.

- surf by day, party at night and absorb amazing culture in Bali

- ascend the ancient Buddhist stupa of Borobudur before trawling the batik markets of nearby Yogyakarta

- gaze at the iconic dragons at Komodo National Park, then rock on in hopping Labuanbajo in Nusa Tenggara

Coverage includes: Java, Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Pangandaran, Batu Karas & around, Wonosobo, Dieng Plateau, Yogyakarta, Prambanan, Borobudur, Solo (Surakarta) around, Malang & around, Gunung Bromo, Bondowoso, Ijen Plateau, Banyuwangi, Bali, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu & around, Bukit Peninsula, Denpasar, Sanur, Nusa Lembongan, Ubud & around, East Coast Beaches, Semarapura (Klungkung), Sidemen Road, Padangbai, Candidasa, Tirta Gangga, Gunung Batur Area, Danau Bratan Area, Munduk, Lovina, Pemuteran, Nusa Tenggara, Lombok, Gili Islands, Sumbawa, Komodo & Rinca, Flores, West Timor, Sumba, Sumatra, Padang, Bukittinggi, Danau Maninjau, Danau Toba, Berastagi, Medan, Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Banda Aceh, Pulau Weh, Kalimantan, West & Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Pulau Derawan, Sulawesi, Makassar (Ujung Padang), Tana Toraja, Tentena, Poso, Ampana, Togean Islands, Gorontalo, Manado, Pulau Bunaken, Tomohon, Maluku, Pulau Ambon, Banda Islands, Papua (Irian Jaya), Jayapura, Sentani, Baliem Valley, Sorong, Raja Ampat Islands, Understand Indonesia, Indonesia Today, History, People & Culture, Environment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide.

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Spain - Aragon (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Spain - Aragon

Encompassing a dramatic sweep of land loaded with diversity, Aragón stretches from the Pyrenees to the southern city of Teruel, offering something for outdoor adventurers, lovers of Mudéjar architectonics, and aesthetes infatuated with the artistic genius of Goya.

- hike to the French frontier in Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido national park, pride of the Pyrenees

- amble over the cobblestones of Sos del Rey Católico in the foothills of the Pyrenees

- have medieval Moorish hallucinations among the pink-hued houses in Albarracín

Coverage includes: Zaragoza, Fuendetodos, Tarazona, The Aragonese Pyrenees, Sos del Rey Católico and around, Valles de Echo & Ansó, Valle de Zuriza, Santa Cruz de la Serós, Jaca, Valle de Tena, Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido, Torla, Aínsa, Benasque, Upper Ésera Valley & Maladeta­Massif, Alquézar, Huesca, Loarre, Fraga, Somontano Wine Region, Daroca, Laguna de Gallocanta, Teruel and Albarracín and around.

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Central Asia - Kazakhstan (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Central Asia - Kazakhstan (PDF Chapter)

The world’s ninth-biggest country is the most economically advanced of the ’stans’, thanks to abundant reserves of oil and other valuable minerals. The capital, Astana, on the windswept northern steppe, has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture.

- dine out in leafy, sophisticated Almaty and hike in the spectacular mountains on its door-step

- stay in hospitable homestays and trek amid gorgeous alpine scenery in the Kolsai Lakes

- be awed by Turkestan’s beautiful Timurid architecture at Kazakhstan’s holiest site

Coverage includes: Almaty & Around, Medeo & Chimbulak, Ozero Bol-shoe Almatinskoe Area, Southeast Kazakhstan, Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes, Altyn-Emel Na-tional Park, Karkara Valley, Central Tian Shan, Southern Kazakhstan, Taraz, Shymkent & Around, Turkestan, Otrar, Kyzylorda, Aral, Western Kazakhstan, Aktau & Around, Uralsk, North-ern Kazakhstan, Astana & Around, Lake Burabay, Karaganda, Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Altay Mountains, Semey & Around, Understand Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan To-day, History, People, Arts, Environment, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Resources.

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Caribbean Islands - Martinique (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Caribbean Islands - Martinique (PDF Chapter)

Martinique is a mountainous stunner crowned by the still-smoldering Mont Pelée. It is a cos-mopolitan and sophisticated island that boasts stunning beaches, superb hiking, top-notch culi-nary experiences, an enormous array of activities and rich cultural life.

- swim and sun yourself at Grande Anse des Salines, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches

- drive the Route de la Trace, the scenic road through the center of the island, stopping for a walk in the foothills of Mont Pelée

- soak up the sun and sand by day and the gourmet flavors by night at Presqu’île de Caravelle

Coverage includes: Fort-de-France, Southern Martinique, Northern Marti-nique, Understand Martinique, History, People & Culture, Landscape & Wildlife, Survival Guide, When to Go.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

South Bank to St Paul's (Lonely Planet London)

What is the best walk in London?
Millennium Bridge to St Paul's (London). Photo ebooktravelguides.com

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London city guide - 10th edition

Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of London, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. One of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times.

Check out cutting-edge art at the Tate Modern, wander the historic Royal Parks and explore riverside pubs and the bars of Shoreditch; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of London and begin your journey now!

Covers: the West End, the City, the South Bank, Kensington & Hyde Park, the East End and more

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Travel by ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island (Lonely Planet)

What is the best thing to see in Hong Kong?
Ferry service between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Photo © ebooktravelguides.com

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Hong Kong - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter)

Your journey to Hong Kong starts here. You’ll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go and when, how much to budget, plus in-depth info on local cuisine.

Coverage includes: Welcome to Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s Top 16, What’s New, Need to Know, First Time Hong Kong, Getting Around, Top Itineraries, If You Like: Views, Traditional Culture, Unusual Eats, Hiking, Chinese Architecture, Colonial Architecture or Parks & Gardens, Month By Month, With Kids, Like a Local, For Free, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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Guatemala's Mighty Volcanic Lake Atitlán (Lonely Planet)

What is the best thing to see in Guatemala?
Guatemala's Volcanic Lake Atitlán. Photo © Simon Raven

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Guatemala - Antigua

A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture, Antigua remains Guatemala’s must-visit destination. The city boasts an impressive catalog of colonial relics in a magnificent setting. Its churches, plazas and markets are throbbing with activity.

- resurrect your high-school Spanish at highly regarded language schools

- witness scattered slabs of masonry, such as at the Catedral, that display mute evidence of Antigua’s quake-ridden history

- admire and acquire traditional Maya wear at Casa del Tejido Antiguo, with its seminal collection of huipiles (embroidered tunics) and cortes (wraparound skirts)

Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Jocetango, Ciudad Vieja & around, San Cristóbal El Alto, San Juan Comalapa, Santiago Sacatepéquez & Sumpango.

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Kenya - Masai Mara & Western Kenya (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Kenya - Masai Mara & Western Kenya (PDF Chapter)

For many travellers, the magic of western Kenya is summed up in two poetic words: Masai Mara. Few places on earth support such high concentrations of animals, and the Mara’s wildebeest-spotted savannahs are undeniably the region’s star attraction.

- watch one of the greatest wildlife shows on Earth in the Masai Mara National Reserve

- enjoy one of East Africa’s finest wildlife territories, Naboisho Conservancy

- look for birds and primates in Kakamega Forest Reserve, Kenya’s last true rainforest

Coverage includes: Masai Mara, Narok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Maji Moto Group Ranch, Mara North Conservancy, Naboisho Conservancy, Olare-Orok Con-servancy, Olderikesi Conservancy, Siana & the Southeastern Conservancies, Lake Victoria, Ki-sumu, Homa Bay, Ruma National Park, Mbita & Rusinga Island, Mfangano Island, Western Highlands, Kisii, Kericho, Kakamega, Kakamega Forest, Eldoret, Kitale, Mt Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park

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New York City - Lower Manhattan & the Financial District (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - Lower Manhattan & the Financial District (PDF Chapter)

Home to icons such as Wall St, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and the Statue of Liberty, the southern end of Manhattan pulses with businesslike energy during the day. For an evening buzz on any night, head to Tribeca’s renowned eateries and drinking dens.

- climb up inside America’s most famous statue, the Statue of Liberty, peer out from her crown and see the world’s greatest city spread out before you

- reflect on loss, hope and resilience at New York City’s beautifully transformed Ground Zero, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

- zip up to the top of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, One World Trade Center, for a knockout panorama of Manhattan and beyond at One World Observatory

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

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Sweden - The Southeast & Gotland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Sweden - The Southeast & Gotland (PDF Chapter)

Southeastern Sweden is a treasure trove of stoic castles, story-book villages and mystical is-lands. Carved by the epic Göta Canal, Östergötland boasts lovable, lakeside Vadstena, home to a hulking Renaissance castle, and candy-crazed Gränna.

- climb the stairs behind the cathedral for stunning views in Visby

- make your every storybook castle dream come true at Kalmar Slott

- walk down memory lane in the retro Husqvarna Fabriksmuseum

Coverage includes: Östergötland, Norrköping, Linköping, Vadstena, Småland, Jönköping-Huskvarna, Gränna, Eksjö, Växjö, Kalmar, Glasriket, Oskarshamn, Väs-tervik, Vimmerby, Öland, Borgholm, Northern Öland, Southern Öland, Gotland, Visby, Northern Gotland, Fårö, Southern Gotland.

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Quito (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Quito (PDF Chapter)

High in the Andes, Quito is dramatically situated, squeezed between mountain peaks whose greenery is concealed by the afternoon mist. Houses creep partway up their slopes, and busy commercial thoroughfares lined with shops and choked with traffic turn into peaceful neighborhoods on Sundays.

- explore the cobblestone streets that crisscross the Old Town, one of South America’s finest colonial centers

- gaze at Oswaldo Guayasamín’s monumental paintings at the Capilla del Hombre, and visit his treasure-filled home

- ride an aerial tram up Volcán Pichincha for magnificent views over the Andean capital

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

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