Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Bali, Lombok & Nusa Tenggara - Kuta & Southwest Beaches (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


In Seminyak and Kerobokan there is a bounty of restaurants, cafes, designer boutiques, spas and the like that rivals anywhere in the world, while Kuta and Legian are the choice for rollicking clubs, cheap singlets and carefree family holidays.

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- loll around on Kuta Beach, Bali’s original tourist magnet

- rave through the night in the manic clubs and legendary nightlife scene of Kuta

- ignore your resolve while shopping in Seminyak’s myriad boutiques and designer out-lets
restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Kuta & Legian, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Canggu Re-gion, Umalas, Canggu, Echo Beach, Pererenan Beach.


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Provence & Southeast France Road Trips - Lavender Route Trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Luberon and Vaucluse may be well-trodden destinations, but they retain their rustic charm. This trip takes you to exquisitely beautiful sights and also gets you exploring back roads, sleepy villages, and fields of glorious purple blooms.

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- see the dreamy 12th-century Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque framed by rows of lavender

- pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights

- stop off for wonderful sweets and nougat at confectioner André Boyer in Sault

- get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages

- breathe in the scent of a re-created medieval herb garden, Prieuré de Salagon

- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Coustellet, Gordes, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Sault, Banon, Forcalquier, Prieuré de Salagon, Manosque, Plateau de Valensole and France travel guide.

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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Lonely Planet travel guide - 8th edition. Download Today!


Few Mexican destinations can dazzle you with ancient Maya ruins, azure Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico waters and colonial cities all in one fell swoop. Actually, there’s only one – the Yucatán. Swim in the caverns at Cenotes de Cuzamá, savor the flavors of Yucatecan cuisine, or top off a visit to Tulum Ruins with a dip in the azure waters below.

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Coverage includes: Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Isla Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast, Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland, Campeche State, Chiapas & Tabasco, and more

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

20 Fun Things to do in Brazil


Tropical islands, lush rainforests and rhythm-filled cities set the scene for the great Brazilian adventure. Check out these fun things to do in Brazil.

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Brazil's Top 20


1. Wander among the picturesque cobblestone streets and baroque architectural treasures of Minas’ one-time capital, Ouro Preto

2. Climb Brazil’s third-tallest mountain, the 2892m Pico da Bandeira, in the Parque Nacional de Caparaó

3. Experience Mother Nature’s heart-stopping, thunderous roar at Garganta do Diablo, Iguaçu Falls’ most tumultuously glorious moment

4. Laze about the wild beaches and sandy trails in Ilha do Mel, Paraná’s car-free paradise

5. Sun, surf and beach-hop around the wild sands of beautiful Florianópolis, on the Ilha de Santa Catarina



6. Bask in the sunshine on Copacabana Beach followed by drinks at an oceanfront kiosk

7. Admire the Cidade Maravilhosa from the craggy heights of Pão de Açúcar

8. Taste your way through the gorgeous emerging wine region of Vale dos Vinhedos

9. Wander the picturesque cobblestone streets of historic Cidade de Goiás and investigate its restored 18th-century buildings


10. Gawk at incredible wildlife along Transpantaneira, the 145km Pantanal ‘highway’

11. Journey to the center of the earth at Abismo Anhumas near Bonito

12. Follow the sounds of the famous Olodum drum corps in Latin America’s inspiring Af-ro-Brazilian capital, Salvador

13. Snorkel, swim, hike to remote coastal villages, or learn to cook gourmet Brazilian food in the beautifully preserved historic coastal town of Paraty

14. Overwhelm yourself with cuisine, culture, coffee and chaos in São Paulo City, one of the world’s largest

15. Seek out Ubatuba’s deserted beaches, where mountains meet the sea along the lush and lovely Litoral Norte

16. Beach-hop the stunning – and gloriously empty – beaches of Fernando de Noronha

17. Pedal a bike along Maceió’s friendly beach paths, or take a jangada (boat) into the ocean to explore natural pools created by offshore reefs

18. Surf, chill, party and stare at spectacular sunsets in the magical village of Jericoacoara

19. Get your party on to the beat of Afro-Brazilian drums in São Luís

20. Explore the Amazon as it once was, with endless forests, waterways and wildlife, in Reserva Extrativista Baixo Rio Branco-Jauaperi

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10 Amazing things to do in Tanzania

Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. Check out these amazing things to do in Tanzania.

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Tanzania Top 10


1. Marvel at the House of Wonders, the most famous building in Stone Town, Zanzibar Town’s historic quarter

2. Head out to Mbudya and Bongoyo for snorkelling and picnics on pristine offshore islands

3. Witness one of the most epic wildlife shows ever in the Serengeti National Park

4. Experience stunning views of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano at Lake Natron



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5. Get to know the Barabaig, Sandawe and other traditional tribes of Central Tanzania on a cultural tour out of Babati or Kondoa

6. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells as you stroll Temple St and Makoroboi in Mwanza

7. Ponder the strange forces of nature that balanced the boulders at Jiwe Kuu

8. Venture into the forests to mingle with the chimps made famous by Jane Goodall’s studies at Gombe National Park

9. Relax on the tranquil shores of Lake Nyasa, where verdant mountains cascade down to quiet coves

10. Explore traces of bygone days at the old Swahili trading town of Mikindani

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Peru - Cuzco & the Sacred Valley (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


For Incas, Cuzco was the belly button of the world. Beyond lies the Sacred Valley, Andean countryside dotted with villages, high-altitude hamlets and ruins linked by trail and railway tracks to the continent’s biggest draw – Machu Picchu.

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- drink in the sublime grandeur of Machu Picchu, South America’s signature ruin

- explore the cobblestone streets of Cuzco’s San Blas, attend street festivals and sample the diverse culinary offerings

- wander the Sacred Valley’s ancient ruins and stay in the charming lodgings in stunning settings throughout the region

Coverage includes: Cuzco & Around, Saqsaywamán, Q’enqo, Pukapu-kara, Tambomachay, The Sacred Valley, Pisac & Around, Urubamba & Around, Salineras de Maras, Chinchero, Moray & Maras, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, The Inca Trail, Puno, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Ivochote, Puerto Maldonado, Abancay, Cachora, Choque-quirao, Abancay.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines expands Airbus A320neo order

Saudi Arabian Airlines has expanded its existing A320neo order from 35 to as many as 100 neo aircraft, including 35 options.

The additional firm order takes Saudi’s order of A320neo family aircraft to 65, of which 15 are A321XLRs.

Passenger demand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is experiencing strong growth on domestic, regional and international routes.

The additional aircraft will be deployed to support the national carrier’s plan to boost capacity.

Airbus and Saudia have also agreed to further expand their partnership with the development of technical training, maintenance and other services.

Saudia is the biggest Airbus operator in the country and currently operates a portfolio of 100 Airbus aircraft comprising A320ceo family and A330ceo.


This latest purchase is in line with the group’s transformation program, which includes the establishment and growth of a dual-brand strategy of operating airlines catering to the different customer segments in the kingdom, the region and beyond.

The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with over 6,500 orders from more than 100 customers.

Bali, Lombok & Nusa Tenggara Lonely Planet travel guide


Blessed with rich cultures, magnificent landscapes and some of the world’s best beaches, this string of tropical islands is as seductive as it is paradisiacal. Watch colourful passing temple processions, hit the white-sand beaches of the Bukit Peninsula, or look after your body and mind with a massage or yoga class.

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Coverage includes: Kuta & Southwest Beaches, South Bali & the Islands, Ubud Region, East Bali, Central Mountains, North Bali, West Bali, Lombok, Gili Islands, Nusa Tenggara and more

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

NEW Lonely Planet Nicaragua Paperback! Download Today!


An affable all-rounder, Nicaragua embraces travelers with diverse offerings of volcanic land-scapes, colonial architecture, sensational beaches, remote, idyllic islands, wave-battered Pacific beaches and pristine forests. Wander the cobblestone streets of Granada, laze on the white-sand beaches of Little Corn Island, or hike around the paradise of Isla de Ometepe.

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Coverage includes: Managua, Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos, Granada, Southwestern Nicaragua, León & Northwestern Nicaragua, Northern Highlands, Caribbean Coast, San Carlos, Islas Solentiname & the Río San Juan and more

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Belize - Northern Belize (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This chilled-out stretch of Belize, entirely void of crowds, with unbeaten paths, abundant wild-life, fine Maya ruins and deserted beaches, is well worth a look if you’re seeking to get away from the scene further south.

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- take a riverboat tour along the New River to the magnificent Maya ruins of Lamanai

- spot crocs and other lagoon inhabitants in Shipstern Conservation & Management Area

- tuck into the best street food in the north in Orange Walk Town

Coverage includes: Orange Walk District, Orange Walk Town, Lamanai, Río Bravo Conservation & Management Area, Corozal District, Corozal Town, Cerro Maya & Copper Bank, Sarteneja.

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Hong Kong - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


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 finding the locals’ Hong Kong.

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- tailor-made itineraries, arranged by region, themes and events
- list of highlights and best experiences
- everything you need to know about travelling with kids
- user-friendly country overview ensures you won’t miss a thing

Coverage includes: Welcome to Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s Top 16, What’s New, Need to Know, First Time Hong Kong, Top Itineraries, If You Like: Views, Modern Architec-ture, Parks & Gardens, Unusual Eats, Hiking, Colonial & Fusion Architecture, Markets, Traditional Culture, Chinese Architecture, Month By Month, Travel with Kids, Like a Local, For Free, Guided Tours, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, and Sports & Activities.

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Hong Kong - Central District (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


The minted heart of Asia’s financial hub is crammed with corporate citadels, colonial relics and massive monuments to consumerism. Dynamic day and night, Central and its raucous bed-fellows, Lan Kwai Fong and Soho, are where well-heeled Hong Kongers come to work and play.

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- cruise on the iconic green-and-white Star ferries, the midcentury vessels that cross Victoria Harbour all day and into the night

- admire how art and heritage are cleverly celebrated in Tai Kwun, the long-awaited reinven-tion of the old Central Police Station

- get up close and personal with skyscrapers made famous by the big screen, checking out stacks like the Bank of China Tower and HSBC Building.

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

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Brand NEW Panama Lonely Planet travel guide - 8th edition. Download Today!


From clear turquoise seas to the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.

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Kayak on the Panama Canal, enjoy the easygoing vibe in Panama City’s Casco Viejo, or dive with whale sharks; all with your trusted travel companion.

Coverage includes: Panama City, Panamá Province, Coclé Province, Península de Azuero, Veraguas Province, Chiriquí Province, Bocas del Toro Province, Colón Province, Comarca de Guna Yala, Darién Province, and more

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Brazil - Minas Gerais & Espirito Santo (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Minas’ natural wonders are alluring. The Serra do Espinhaço, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve running the length of the state, is just one of many refuges providing critical habitat for endan-gered species as well as exhilarating outdoor-recreation opportunities.

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- Explore two dozen galleries of contemporary art spread out in exquisite tropical gardens at the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

- wander among the picturesque cobblestone streets and baroque architectural treasures of Minas’ one-time capital, Ouro Preto

- climb Brazil’s third-tallest mountain, the 2892m Pico da Bandeira, in the Parque Nacional de Caparaó

Coverage includes: Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Mariana, Lavras Novas, Congonhas, São João del Rei, Tiradentes, Caxambu, Aiuruoca & the Vale do Matutu, Diamantina, Serro & Around, Parque Nacional da Serra Do Cipó, Tabuleiro, Parque Natural do Caraça, Parque Nacional de Caparaó, Espírito Santo, Vitória, Itaúnas, Guarapari & Around, Domingos Martins, Pedra Azul.

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Indonesia travel guide - 12th edition by Lonely Planet. Download the ebook


This beguiling nation of over 17, 000 islands has massive potential for adventures. It’s hard to beat Indonesia for the sheer range of experiences on offer.

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Search for dragons in Komodo National Park, linger on the Gili Islands’ sugar-white beach-es, tackle rapids and rainforests on the epic Cross-Borneo Trek; all with your trusted travel companion.

Coverage includes: Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Papua, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and more

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Central Asia - Uzbekistan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Central Asia - Uzbekistan (PDF Chapter)

The region’s cradle of culture for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is the proud home to a spellbinding arsenal of architecture and ancient cities. In terms of sights alone, Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s biggest draw and most impressive showstopper.

- marvel at Central Asia’s most stunning ensemble of larger-than-life Timurid architectural gems, in Samarkand’s Registan

- wander the exquisitely preserved holy city of Bukhara, boasting stunning 15th-century me-dressas, stylish B&Bs and fascinating history

- look for the ghosts of the last independent Central Asian khanate in Khiva, frozen in time behind mud walls in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert

Coverage includes: Tashkent & Around, Chimgan Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Fergana Valley, Kokand, Fergana & Around, Andijon, Central Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Termiz, Nurata, Bukhara, Khorezm, Urgench & Around, Khiva, Karakalpakstan, Nukus, Moynaq, Understand Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Today, History, People, Religion, Arts, En-vironment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Resources.

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16 Fun Things to do in Andalucia


The scent of orange blossom, the swish of a flamenco dress, the glimpse of a white village perched atop a crag: memories of Andalucía linger. Check out these fun things to do in Andalucia.

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Andalucia's Top 16



1. Soak up the kitesurfing, wind-surfing and beach-lazing scenes at Tarifa

2. Travel through 3000 years of history as you wander Cádiz’ sea-encircled old city

3. Take a trip from Picasso to modern graffiti in Málaga, Spain’s ever-evolving art city extraordinaire

4. Delve into a surreal subterranean world of stalagmites and stalactites beneath the tourist bustle of Nerja

5. Follow a narrow 100m-high path through the jaws of El Chorro gorge

6. Hike from one enchanted village to the next and taste creative regional cooking in Sierra de Aracena

7. Retrace the historic steps of Christopher Columbus in La Rábida, Palos de la Frontera and Moguer

8. Patrol Almería’s formidable hilltop fort, once one of the most powerful in Moorish Spain


9. Go underground in the otherworldly cave complex of Cuevas de Sorbas

10. Discover the marvellous Mezquita and much more in this fascinatingly historic but also buzzing contemporary city

11. Take in Zuheros, a charming white village with a craggy canyon backdrop, good walks and a perfectly perched castle

12. Investigate the tangle of stone lanes lined with beautiful Renaissance buildings in Baeza

13. Bask in the majesty of Spain’s most spectacular monument, the Alhambra

14. Snap those sunset shots of the Alhambra from a viewing balcony in Granada’s atmospheric Albayzín district

15. Hike through the villages and canyons of the Sierra Nevada’s southern slopes

16. Revel in the astonishing Mudéjar decor of Seville’s royal palace complex at Real Alcázar

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14 fun things to do in Croatia


If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn them into reality. Check out the top 14 things to do in Croatia.

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Croatia's Top 14 


1. Soak up the red-roof views from Katarinin Trg before strolling the Upper Town lanes to explore Zagreb’s most ancient section

2. Marvel at Mirogoj’s grand architecture and highly idiosyncratic tombs and crypts

3. Soak up fine architecture and the lively cafe scene in Slavonia’s main city, Osijek

4. Stroll Varaždin’s compact centre, rimmed by stately baroque buildings and topped with a turreted castle

5. Be wowed by the verdant views and lost-in-time charms of Motovun, Istria’s most atmospheric hill town, then delve deep into the forest on a truffle hunt

6. Watch the sun set over the coast’s prettiest old town, Rovinj


7. Marvel at the other-worldly turquoise lakes and dramatic waterfalls of Croatia’s top natural attraction, Plitvice Lakes National Park

8. Explore Roman ruins, intriguing museums, local eateries and hip bars within the marbled streets of Zadar’s old town

9. Discover Split’s ancient heart in Diocletian’s Palace, a quarter that buzzes day and night

10. Stretch out on Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most photogenic beach, in the pretty town of Bol

11. Soak up Kor?ula Town’s medieval atmosphere amid the marble streets of the walled town

12. Circle historic Dubrovnik’s mighty walls and then catch the cable car up Mt Sr? for breathtak-ing views from above

13. Wander the cobbled streets of ancient Rab Town

14. Sample Croatian specialities in Volosko

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16 Fun Things to do in Great Britain


The clue’s in the name. Great Britain packs so much greatness into its pint-sized shores: crumbling castles, soaring cathedrals, quaint villages, timeless landscapes and history galore. Check out these

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Great Britain's Top 16


1. Watch the world pass by in Regent’s Park, one of London’s loveliest parks

2. Shop, tan and party in Brighton & Hove, the hedonist capital of the southeast

3. Follow in the inspirational footsteps of literary greats as you explore Oxford’s magical colleges

4. Secure a space on a magical dawn walk inside Stonehenge’s ring

5. Canoe your way through the tranquil waterways of the Norfolk Broads

6. Survey the buzzing city of Birmingham from its library’s rooftop ‘secret garden’


7. Explore the medieval streets of York and its awe-inspiring cathedral


8. Explore Chester’s Tudor-era shopping district, the Rows




9. Trace a collision of rock and sea along the county’s coast on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path


10. Climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain


11. Visit Hay-on-Wye, the Welsh town that’s besotted with books


12. Explore Victoria Tunnel, a coal-wagon tunnel and WWII air-raid shelter beneath Newcastle’s streets


13. Climb Snowdonia’s second-most-famous peak, Cader Idris


14. Hike up an extinct volcano for an unparalleled Edinburgh panorama from Arthur’s Seat


15. Admire the 18th-century architectural genius of Culzean Castle, perched on wild sea cliffs


16. Strut with the peacocks at elegant Scone Palace, near where Scottish kings were once crowned

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