Saturday, 21 September 2019

The Netherlands - Utrecht (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Don’t underrate the petite province of Utrecht. Its famous namesake city – with its throngs of students, tree-lined canals and medieval quarter – deserves the limelight. No set piece, it has a plethora of hip, fun bars and cafes.

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- see clear to Amsterdam from the tower of the Domtoren, Utrecht’s ‘missing’ cathedral, whose foundations also make for fascinating guided explorations

- combe medieval atmosphere with what was, in the late 19th century, the epitome of technologically advanced interiors, all in one moated, neo-Gothic castle, the Kasteel de Haar

- get into the mind of abstract artist Piet Mondrian, then stroll the pretty central streets and canal-sides in Amersfoort

Coverage includes: Utrecht City, Amersfoort.

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Iceland - West Iceland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Geographically close to Reykjavík, yet far, far away in sentiment, West Iceland (Vesturland) is a splendid microcosm of what Iceland has to offer. Yet many tourists have missed the memo, and you’re likely to have remote parts of this wonderful region to yourself.

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- tramp through crunchy lava fields, along windswept coastlines, and over Snæfellsjökull, the icy heart of magical Snæfellsjökull National Park

- wander past charming chocolate-box houses in buzzy Stykkishólmur

- follow seabirds past trailside crags on the slender trail east from Hellnar to Arnarstapi

Coverage includes: Hvalfjörður, Akranes, Borgarbyggð, Borgarnes & Around, Upper Borgarfjörður, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Stykkishólmur & Around, Grundarfjörður & Around, Ólafsvík, Rif, Hellissandur, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Southern Snæfellsnes, Dalir, Eiríksstaðir, Búðardalur, Laugar.



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Friday, 20 September 2019

Explore the Ellora temples with the NEW South India & Kerala - Maharashtra (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet


India’s third-largest and second-most populous state, Maharashtra is showcase of many of India’s iconic attractions. There are palm-fringed beaches; lofty, cool-green mountains; Unesco World Heritage Sites; and bustling cosmopolitan cities (and gorgeous vineyards in which to es-cape them).

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- be amazed by the intricate beauty in the Ellora temples

- wander through ancient cave galleries and admire sublime ancient Buddhist art at Ajanta

- search for big cats inside Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Coverage includes: Northern Maharashtra, Nashik & Around, Auranga-bad, Ellora, Ajanta, Jalgaon, Nagpur & Around, Southern Maharashtra, Konkan Coast, Matheran, Lonavla, Pune & Around, Kolhapur, Mahabaleshwar.



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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Dine like a maharaja with the NEW Goa & Mumbai - Mumbai (Bombay) (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet


If Mumbai is your introduction to India, prepare yourself for its furious energy. It contains some of the world’s grandest colonial-era architecture, but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife.

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- marvel at the magnificent Unesco-listed colonial-era architecture, including monumental Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

- wage war on your senses at Sassoon Docks, Mumbai’s cinematic fishing docks

- dine like a maharaja at one of India’s best restaurants, such as Peshawri

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



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Discover Vienna’s opulent Habsburg palaces with the NEW Western Europe - Austria (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet


Austria’s past glories still shine in the resplendent baroque palaces and chandelier-lit coffee houses of Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg, but beyond its storybook cities, Austria’s allure is one of natural beauty and outdoor adventure.

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- discover Vienna’s opulent Habsburg palaces, coffee houses and cutting-edge galleries

- survey Salzburg’s baroque cityscape from the giddy heights of 900-year-old Festung Ho-hensalzburg

- send your spirits soaring from peak to peak hiking and skiing around Kitzbühel

Coverage includes: Vienna, The Danube Valley, Krems an der Donau, Melk, Upper Austria, Linz, The South, Graz, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, The Salzkammergut, Hallstatt, Tyrol, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Lienz, Hohe Tauern National Park, Survival Guide.



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Dive into the old town of Patiala with the NEW India - Punjab & Haryana (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet


The glittering highlight of this understated region is Amritsar’s unmissable Golden Temple. Punjab is studded with gleaming gurdwaras, but it’s the Golden Temple that everyone comes to see. Visiting it is a spiritual experience that will stay with you long after you leave.

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- feel the spiritual energy at Sikhism’s holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amristar

- dive into the old town of Patiala before sizing up its charming 18th-century fort, Qila Mubarak

- climb the towering walls of Govindgarh, Punjab’s oldest and most magnificent fort, and look out from its ramparts across little-known Bathinda

Coverage includes: Chandigarh & Around, Morni Hills, Pinjore (Yadavin-dra) Gardens, Punjab (India), Amritsar & Around, Kapurthala, Faridkot, Bathinda, Patiala, Anandpur Sahib, Haryana, Kurukshetra (Thanesar), Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.



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Experience a walk inside Stonehenge’s ring with Great Britain - Bath & Southwest England (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


England’s southwest offers something for everyone: buzzy big cities, iconic monuments, green countryside and golden beaches galore. Beautiful Bath is a dazzling showpiece of Georgian architecture, and without doubt one of the gems in England’s crown.

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- secure a space on a magical dawn walk inside Stonehenge’s ring

- ferry-hop around the UK’s most idyllic archipelago, the Isles of Scilly

- see how the Romans bathed 2000 years ago at Bath’s Roman Baths

Coverage includes: Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Wells & Around, Glastonbury, Hampshire, Winchester, New Forest, Isle of Wight, Cowes & Around, Ryde & Around, Ventnor & Around, Steephill Cove, West Wight, Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole, Lulworth Cove & Around, Dorchester & Around, Weymouth, Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Wiltshire, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Longleat, Lacock, Avebury & Around, Exmoor Na-tional Park, Dulverton, Dunster, Porlock & Around, Lynton & Lynmouth, Devon, Exeter, Torquay & Around, Dartmouth & Around, Totnes & Around, Plymouth & Around, Dartmoor National Park, Croyde & Braunton, Ilfracombe & Around, Cornwall, Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac, Pad-stow & Rock, Newquay, Perranporth to Porthtowan, St Ives, Zennor & St Just, Sennen & Land’s End, Mousehole, Penzance, The Lizard, Falmouth & Around, Truro, Fowey, Looe, Bodmin Moor, Isles of Scilly, St Mary’s, Tresco, Bryher, St Martin’s, St Agnes.



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Belize - Southern Belize (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


The beaches of villagey Hopkins and chilled-out Placencia are inviting, with their opportunities for diving, fishing and slacking, while offshore is an alluring string of cays including Tobacco Caye and Glover’s Reef.

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- eat, drink, slack and snorkel at Placencia, the mainland ‘cay you can drive to’

- hike, zipline and waterfall rappel in the jungle in Mayflower Bocawina National Park

- hang out on reef with backpackers at Belize’s best budget cay, Tobacco Caye

Coverage includes: Stann Creek District, Dangriga, Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Central Cayes, Hopkins, Sittee Point, Sittee River, Maya Center, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Placencia, Red Bank, Toledo District (Deep South), Punta Gorda & Around, Big Falls & Indian Creek, San Miguel, San Pedro Columbia, San Antonio, Blue Creek.



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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Download the NEW Europe - Bulgaria (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Soul-stirring mountains, golden beaches and cities that hum with music and art. There’s a lot to love about Bulgaria: no wonder the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Turks all fought to claim it as their own.

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- explore Rila Monastery’s artistic and religious treasures

- soak up Plovdiv’s ancient ambience and revitalised artistic quarter

- sun-worship or club all night long at the Black Sea resorts of Sozopol and Varna

Coverage includes: Sofia, Southern Bulgaria, Rila Monastery, Melnik, Plovdiv, Central Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, Veliko Târnovo, Black Sea Coast, Varna, Nesebâr, Burgas, Sozopol, Survival Guide



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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This chapter contains the Welcome to Arabian Peninsula, Arabian Peninsula’s Top 15, Need to Know, What’s New, If You Like..., Month by Month, Itineraries, The Hajj, Expats, Activities, Family Travel, and Countries at a Glance chapters from Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula guidebook.

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Your journey to Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula 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 family travel.

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

- list of highlights and best experiences

- everything you need to know about the Hajj

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

Coverage includes: Welcome to Arabian Peninsula, Arabian Peninsula’s Top 15, Need to Know, What’s New, If You Like: Desert Landscapes, Adventure, Museums, Forts & Castles, Architecture, Wildlife, Shopping, Month by Month, Itineraries, The Hajj, Expats, Activi-ties, Family Travel, and Countries at a Glance.



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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Yucatan State & The Maya Heartland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Yucatán is sophisticated and savvy, and the perfect spot for travelers more interested in cultural exploration than beach life. While there are a few nice beaches in Celestún and Progreso, most people come to this area to explore the region’s ancient Maya sites.

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- marvel at colonial architecture, feast at one of the excellent restaurants, or enjoy a free con-cert in the cultural capital, Mérida

- spend a full day wandering through the extraordinary Maya complex of Chichén Itzá, and find out why they named this ruin one of the ‘new seven wonders of the world’

- scan the horizon for flamingos, other birds and wildlife in the salt pans and lagoons of Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Lagartos

Coverage includes: Mérida & Around, Mérida, Oxkintok, Grutas de Calcehtok, Uxmal, Santa Elena, Kabah, Ruta Puuc, Ruinas de Mayapán, Cenotes de Cuzamá, Ticul, Oxkutzcab, Tekax, Celestún, Dzibilchaltún, Progreso & Around, Eastern Yucatán State, Izamal, Chichén Itzá, Valladolid, Ek’ Balam, Tizimín, Río Lagartos, El Cuyo, San Felipe.



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Panama - Veraguas Province (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Unesco World Heritage Site Isla Coiba, the so-called Galápagos of Central America, draws divers, birdwatchers and paradise-seekers. Surfing village Santa Catalina is a destination in its own right. Hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes around Santa Fé offer an off-the-beaten-path re-treat.

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- explore the astounding natural beauty of Parque Nacional Coiba, both above and below the water

- ride some serious waves at Santa Catalina, Panama’s top spot for surfing

- ascend to the highland village of Santa Fé, famous for its waterfalls, steep hills and lush forests

Coverage includes: Santiago, San Francisco, Santa Fé, Santa Catalina, Parque Nacional Coiba, Isla Cébaco, The Sunset Coast.



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Nicaragua - Granada (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Nicaragua’s oldest town is also its most beguiling and photogenic, and many travelers use it as a base. Just out of town, adventures take you to an evocative archipelago waterworld at Las Isletas and fun beaches at the Peninsula de Asese.

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- check out gorgeous, centuries-old churches and feast on some of Nicaragua’s most innovative cuisine in Granada

- paddle your kayak at dawn among the fishermen and ample birdlife in Las Isletas de Granada, and relax on a private island

- hike below the imposing summit of Volcán Mombacho and taste locally produced coffee

Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Granada, Volcán Mombacho, Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo, Isla Zapatera, Isletas de Granada.



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Bali, Lombok & Nusa Tenggara - North Bali (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


The big draw is the incredible diving and snorkelling at nearby Pulau Menjangan. Arcing around a nearby bay, booming Pemuteran may be Bali’s best beach escape. To the east is Lovina, a sleepy beach strip with cheap hotels and even cheaper sunset beer specials.

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- plunge into the depths at Bali’s best dive spot, Pulau Menjangan

- explore underwater marvels while staying at the idyllic beach town of Pemuteran

- get a glimpse of local village life on the way to Sekumpul Waterfall

Coverage includes: Yeh Sanih, Singaraja, Lovina, Seririt, Pemuteran, Banyuwedang, Labuhan Lalang, Bali Barat National Park.



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Indonesia - Java (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


The heart of the nation, Java is a complex island of great antiquity. Monuments, mosques and temples that reflect its spiritual complexity exist alongside a spectacular tropical landscape spiked with smoking volcanoes.

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- enjoy the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur at sunrise

- explore Java’s golden age in Yogyakarta, its dynamic cultural capital

- plod through a moonscape of ash and spectacular vistas on Gunung Bromo

Coverage includes: Jakarta, Thousand Islands, West Java, Banten, Merak, Carita, Labuan, Ujung Kulon National Park, Bogor, Around Bogor, Cimaja, Cibodas, Gede Pangrango National Park, Cianjur, Bandung & Around, Ciwidey & Around, Pangandaran & Around, Central Java, Wonosobo, Dieng Plateau, Borobudur, Yogyakarta, South Coast, Kaliurang & Kal-iadem, Selo, Prambanan, Solo, Gunung Lawu, Tawangmangu, North Coast, East Java, Suraba-ya, Trowulan, Pulau Madura, Malang & Around, Purwodadi, Gunung Arjuna-Lalijiwo Reserve, Gunung Penanggungan, Batu, South-Coast Beaches, Blitar, Panataran, Pacitan, Watu Karang, Probolinggo, Gunung Bromo & Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Bondowoso, Ijen Plateau, Kalibaru, Jember, Meru Betiri National Park, Alas Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi, Baluran National Park.



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Download the NEW South America - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet


This chapter contains the Welcome to South America, South America’s Top 15, Need to Know, First Time South America, If You Like..., Month by Month, Itineraries, Big Adventures, Small Budgets, Activities, and Countries at a Glance chapters from Lonely Planet’s South America guidebook.

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Your journey to South America starts here. You’ll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go and when, how much to budget, plus in-depth info for first-time visitors.

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

- list of highlights and best experiences

- everything you need to know about outdoor activities

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

Coverage includes: Welcome to South America, South America’s Top 15, Need to Know, First Time South America, If You Like: Colonial Splendor, Big Cities, Ancient Ru-ins, Dramatic Scenery, Festivals & Events, Hiking & Trekking, Wildlife, Month by Month, Itineraries, Big Adventures, Small Budgets, Activities, and Countries at a Glance.



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Monday, 16 September 2019

NEW The Rough Guide to Singapore travel guide


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

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Famous as Southeast Asia's glitzy and westernized centre of commerce, Singapore might just confound your expectations; in among the high-rises, ethnic traditions thrive in distinctive neighbourhoods, from Little India's Hindu temples and curry houses to the street food and restored shophouses of Chinatown. Ever-ambitious, the island city-state delivers world-class bars, a thriving arts scene and curation of nature to spectacular effect; let this fully updated Rough Guide show you the best of it all.

Singapore Top 10

1. Chinatown

2. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

3. The S.E.A. Aquarium

4. The Arts scene

5. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

6. Little India

7. Arab Street

8. Marina Bay Sands

9. Boat Quay

10. The National Gallery

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Download the NEW Cruise Ports European Rivers by Lonely Planet


European river cruises are elegantly casual affairs, perfect for exploring the arts and culture that beckon ashore. Lonely Planet is your passport to Europe’s rivers, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Sip your wine while watching picture-perfect European scenery breeze past – castles, medieval villages and fields of flowers.

- Full-colour maps and images throughout

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

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

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

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, art, architecture, food, wine

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 21 colour maps

Coverage includes: Northern Rhine (Germany), Southern Rhine (France, Germany & Switzerland), Western Danube (Austria & Germany), Eastern Danube (Hungary & Serbia), Seine (France), Elbe (Czech Republic & Germany), Moselle (Germany), Douro (Portugal), Dnieper (Ukraine), Rhône (France), Main (Germany), and more



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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula - Bahrain (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


This is the Bahrain chapter from Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula guidebook.

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Like an oyster, Bahrain has a rough exterior that takes some prising open, but it’s worth the effort for its growing art and foodie scene and wealth of activities enjoyed on its azure waters.

- explore the narrow streets and alleyways of Manama Souq

- plunge into the azure waters like a seasoned pearl diver and seek your fortune on a pearl diving tour

- put your feet up and enjoy street food with a 70-year heritage at Haji’s Cafe 1950

Coverage includes: Manama, Muharraq Island, Around Bahrain Island, Bahrain Fort & Museum, A’Ali, Saar, Al Jasra, Riffa & Around, Bahrain International Circuit, Al Areen, Tree of Life, Oil Museum, Sitra & Al Dar Islands, Understand Bahrain, Bahrain Today, History, People & Society, Environment, Survival Guide.



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