Thursday, 21 June 2018

Why wait until July to buy these new Lonely Planet travel guides. Download today!

If you're a big fab of paperback you will have to wait until July to buy the new Lonely Planet travel guides. Or you can download the ebook right now! Check out these 2 brand new Lonely Planet travel guides all ready to download.

1. Ukraine travel guide - 5th edition

Big, diverse and largely undiscovered, Ukraine is one of Europe’s last genuine travel fron-tiers, a nation rich in colourful tradition, warm-hearted people and off-the-map experiences.

Sip coffee in cosy cafes in Lviv; hike the flower-filled upland pastures and wide, snaking valleys of the Carpathian Mountains; take a guided tour of Chornobyl.

Coverage Includes: Kyiv, Central Ukraine, Lviv & Western Ukraine, The Carpathians, Southern Ukraine, Crimea, Eastern Ukraine

2. East Africa travel guide - 11th edition

East Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peo-ples and wildlife in one of our planet’s most beautiful corners. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of East Africa.

Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Coverage Includes: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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East Africa PDF travel guide by Lonely Planet

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East Africa PDF travel guide by Lonely Planet

East Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peo-ples and wildlife in one of our planet’s most beautiful corners.

Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Coverage Includes: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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Amsterdam - De Pijp (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Amsterdam - De Pijp (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

De Pijp’s village-like character is due in part to the fact that it’s an island, connected to the rest of the city by 16 bridges. With gentrification continuing apace, this arty, foodie neighbourhood retains a community-oriented bohemian spirit.

- feast your senses on the international free-for-all of fresh produce, cheese, fish, colourful clothing, accessories and quirky Dutch souvenirs at Albert Cuypmarkt, the largest street market in Europe to open daily (except Sunday)

- stroll through an urban oasis of lawns, statues, ponds and fountains in Sarphatipark, De Pijp’s central park.

- hop between exuberantly friendly neighbourhood watering holes, starting with borrel (drinks) at lively bars such as Boca’s

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

Kyrgyzstan is a nation defined by its natural beauty. Joyously unspoilt mountainscapes, stark craggy ridges and rolling summer pastures are brought to life by seminomadic, yurt-dwelling shepherds. It’s easy to see why Kyrgyzstan is the gateway of choice for many travellers in Central Asia.

- stargaze and experience life in a summer herder’s yurt at high-altitude Lake Son-Köl

- trek amid the Alay Valley’s snowy peaks en route to China or Tajikistan, or scale 7134m Peak Lenin

- explore surrounding mountains by foot, bike or horseback, from right outside your guest-house door in Jyrgalan

Coverage includes: Bishkek, Chuy Oblast, Ala-Archa Canyon, Chunkurchak Valley, Alamedin Valley, Kegeti Valley, Issyk-Ata Valley, Tokmok, Suusamyr Val-ley, Talas Oblast, Northern Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Köl Oblast, Issyk-Köl Northern Shore, Karakol, Ak-Suu Region, Issyk-Köl Southern Shore, Naryn Oblast, Kochkor, Son-Köl, Jumgal, Naryn, Eki-Naryn, Tash Rabat, Jalal-Abad Oblast, Sary-Chelek, Jalal-Abad, Arslanbob, Kazarman, Osh Oblast, Osh, Uzgen, Alay Valley, Understand Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan Today, History, People & Culture, Religion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Resources.

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The Italian Lakes travel guide

Formed at the end of the last ice age, and a popular holiday spot since Roman times, the Italian Lakes have an enduring, beguiling beauty.

Lonely Planet The Italian Lakes is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the vineyards of Lombard, get active on Lake Garda, be awed by Milan’s Duomo, 600 years in the making and now yours to explore.

Coverage Includes: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Lake Lugano, Lake d’Iseo, Lake Orta, Milan, Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, Cremona, Mantua, Bellagio and more

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Denmark - Bornholm (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Denmark - Bornholm (PDF Chapter)

The sunniest part of Denmark, Bornholm lies way out in the Baltic Sea, 200km east of Co-penhagen. But it’s not just (relatively) sunny skies that draw the hordes each year. Mother Nature was in a particularly good mood when creating this Baltic beauty.

- snoop around commanding clifftop Hammershus Slotsruin

- feast on extraordinary New Nordic cuisine at the island’s Michelin-recognised hotspot, Kadeau

- tuck into smoked fish at a traditional røgeri (smokehouse), like Nordbornholms Røgeri in Allinge

Coverage includes: Rønne & Around, Interior Woodlands, Dueodde, Nexø, Svaneke, Gudhjem & Around, Melsted & Around, Sandvig & Allinge, Christiansø.


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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Moscow - Day Trips from Moscow (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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 Moscow - Day Trips from Moscow (PDF Chapter)

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Moscow and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include Sergiev Posad and Abramtsevo.

- home to the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, Sergiev Posad’s easy distance from Moscow and historic atmosphere ensure it’s the most visited destination in the Golden Ring

- an artists colony and country estate, Abramtsevo was a font of artistic inspiration during the 19th-century renaissance of traditional Russian painting, sculpture, architecture and arts
the 12th-century capital of medieval Rus was formative in establishing a distinctively Rus-sian architectural style. Ancient Vladimir still shows off several remarkable structures that date back to its heyday

- dating to the 11th century, Suzdal was a medieval capital and a spiritual centre. The village is still ringed with monasteries and peppered with merchant churches, making for an idyl-lic fairy-tale setting

- the site of turning-point battles in the Napoleonic War of 1812 as well as the Great Patriotic War (WWII), Borodino battlefield is also an idyllic destination far from the crowds, traffic and smog

Coverage includes: Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo, Vladimir, Suzdal, Boro-dino.

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Morocco - Atlantic Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Morocco - Atlantic Coast (PDF Chapter)

This windswept coast is home to Morocco’s cultured capital, Rabat, and its economic hub, Casablanca. The Mauresque architecture and liberal attitudes on display in both cities are a far cry from the medieval medinas and conservative lifestyles of inland cities such as Fez and Marrakesh

- wander through the oceanside medina in Essaouira and watch traditional wooden boats being constructed in the bustling port

 - explore the historic walled medina and evocative Kasbah in Rabat

 - feast on freshly shucked oysters next to a tranquil lagoon in Oualidia

Coverage includes: Casablanca (Dar el-Baïda), Rabat & Around, Salé & Around, Moulay Bousselham, Larache, Lixus, Asilah, El Jadida, Azemmour, Oualidia, Safi, Essaouira, Diabat and Sidi Kaouki.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Download the Kenya PDF travel guide by Lonely Planet right now!

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Kenya travel guide Lonely Planet (PDF)

Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. Traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. Welcome to Kenya.

Gape at a million wildebeest migrating across the rolling savannah of the Masai Mara; try to calm your breath as you get close to big cats and mighty elephants; take your pick from national parks for mountain hiking, wildlife spotting or snorkelling.panion. Get to the heart of Kenya and begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes: Nairobi, Southeastern Kenya, Mombasa & the South Coast, Lamu & the North Coast, Southern Rift Valley, Masai Mara & Western Kenya, Central Highlands & Laikipia, Northern Kenya, and more

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Finland - Tampere, Pirkanmaa & Hame (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Finland - Tampere, Pirkanmaa & Hame (PDF Chapter)

Modern cities and traditional settlements exist side by side in this historically replete region. Here, you can explore Finland’s rural past at ancient wooden churches, learn about its unsettled history at Hämeenlinna’s castle and admire its rich industrial heritage in Tampere.

- admire world-class art, architecture and landscape design in the attractive forest-edged art town of Mänttä

- absorb the laid-back but culturally engaged vibe and check out the vibrant local bar and restaurant scene in Finland’s second-largest city, Tampere

- attend a Sibelius performance at Lahti’s architecturally significant and acoustically excel-lent harbourside concert hall, Sibeliustalo

Coverage includes: Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Ruovesi, Helvetinjärvi National Park, Keuruu, Mänttä, Häme, Iittala, Hämeenlinna, Lahti.

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Russia - Kaliningrad Region (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Russia - Kaliningrad Region (PDF Chapter)

For all of its chaotic history and cultural foibles – or perhaps because of them – ‘Little Russia’ is a fascinating place to visit. The city of Kaliningrad teems with interesting sights and surprising-ly sophisticated accommodation and dining options; seaside towns, pine forests and tranquil vil-lages make for a serene sojourn.

- pay your respects at philosopher Immanuel Kant’s grave, then attend an organ concert in Kaliningrad Cathedral

- explore Russia’s maritime history on former expedition vessels and a submarine at Kali-ningrad’s Museum of the World Ocean

- soak up the beauty of the Curonian Spit in Kurshskaya Kosa National Park, where the for-est dances and the dunes roll on as far as the eye can see

Coverage includes: Kaliningrad, Yantarny, Svetlogorsk, Zelenogradsk, Kurshskaya Kosa.
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Monday, 18 June 2018

SunExpress to launch four new Turkey connections from Luton Airport

Antalya is the first of four brand new destinations which the airline is launching this month, with Bodrum, Ankara and Gaziantep also set to enjoy new connections.

SunExpress also continues to offer twice weekly flights to Izmir, as it has done for the past three years.

The flights to Ankara and Gaziantep are the only direct flights to operate to these destinations from the UK.

A launch event was attended by Taner Beyoglu, new director of the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office for the UK & Ireland.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sweden - Uppsala & Central Sweden (PDF Chapter) by Lonely Planet

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Sweden - Uppsala & Central Sweden (PDF Chapter)

In Central Sweden you’ll see plenty of old Volvos, Dalahäst (carved wooden horses), saunas, sunsets over lakes and candles in the windows. It’s a paradise of forests, mountains and mead-ows and oh so much water, and is within easy reach of Stockholm and Gothenburg.

- ponder the weird and wonderful in Uppsala’s fabulous old museum, Museum Gustavi-anum

- get inspiration for living in Sweden’s favourite heritage home, Carl Larsson-gården, outside Falun

- enjoy outdoor opera in the Dalhalla amphiteatre outside Rättvik

Coverage includes: Uppsala, Nyköping, Eskilstuna, Västerås, Sala, Nora, Örebro, Karlstad, Sunne, Torsby, Falun, Lake Siljan, Orsa, Sälen, Idre.

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Cruise Ports Caribbean

From mountain peaks to shimmering reefs, spicy salsa rhythms to deep rolling reggae, pirate hideouts to sugar-sand beaches, the Caribbean is a dizzyingly diverse region to explore on a cruise ship.

Sip cocktails on the colorful portside of Curacao; sail into the very heart of the West Indies in down-to-earth St Kitts & Nevis; and escape the crowds on stunning St John.

Coverage Includes: Miami, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, St Thomas, St Kitts & Nevis, St-Martin/Sint Maarten, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Antigua, Bonaire, Curacao, Barbados

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Jordan travel guide - 10th edition

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Jordan travel guide

A safe haven in a region of conflict, Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries with its World Heritage Sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes.

Dive kaleidoscopic coral gardens in the Red Sea; channel Lawrence of Arabia and stay at a Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum; watch the sun set over the honeycombed wonder of Petra.

Coverage Includes: Amman, Jerash, Irbid & the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Highway, Madaba & the King’s Highway, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum & the Desert Highway, Azraq & the Eastern Desert Highway

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