Saturday, 17 August 2019

NEW Lonely Planet's Best of Peru travel guide

Lonely Planet's easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on Peru's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.

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Peru is complex as its most intricate and exquisite weavings. festivals mark ancient rites, the urban vanguard fuels innovation and nature bestows splendid diversity. Its rich cultural heritage is never more real and visceral than when you are immersed streetside in the swirling madness of a festival. Peru is a place where age-old pageants unfold to the tune of booming brass bands.

Scale the heights of Machu Picchu; puzzle over the Nazca Lines; or visit the sweltering, seductive Amazon Basin, all with your trusted travel companion. Offering visually-inspiring content along with the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you, this photo-rich, user-friendly guide makes planning fun and easy.

Peru Top 10

1. Machu Picchu

2. Lake Titicaca

3. The Cordilleras

4. Arequipa

5. Cuzco

6. Canon del Colca

7. Nazca Lines

8. The Amazon Basin

9. Sacred Valley

10. Lima

Friday, 16 August 2019

Spain - Madrid & Around (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


Madrid has transformed itself into one of Spain’s premier style centres and its calling cards are many: astonishing art galleries, an exceptional live-music scene, a feast of tapas bars, and a population that’s mastered the art of the good life.

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- watch the masterpieces of Velázquez and Goya leap off the canvas at the world-famous Museo del Prado gallery

- search for treasure at the massive El Rastro Sunday flea market, then join the crowds in Parque del Buen Retiro

- soak up the buzz with a caña (small beer) or glass of Spanish wine on the gorgeous Plaza de Santa Ana square

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

Hotels in Madrid >>

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NEW Lonely Planet's Epic Bike Rides of the World out now!


Explore the Planet's Most Thrilling Cycling Routes

Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated paperback.

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From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started.

The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle.

European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders.

In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails.

Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

NEW Rough Guide Morocco travel guide


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For westerners, morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. Elemental deserts, vibrant souks, imperial cities, and wild beaches - Morocco is a country of kaleidoscopic colour and contrast, where you can embark on an array of eye-opening adventures. Whether you're navigating the blue streets of Chefchaouen, trekking in the High Atlas, discovering treasure in the souks of Marrakesh, admiring the architecture of Fez or kite surfing in Essaouira, the Rough Guide to Morocco has all you need to make the most of your time in this remarkable country.

Morocco Top 10

1. Chefchaouen

2. Koutoubia Mosque

3. Camel Trekking

4. Atlas Passes

5. Cascades D'Ouzoud

6. Fez

7. Tin Mal Mosque

8. Crafts

9. Bab Oudaïa, Rabat

10. Tea

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

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences: The Rough Guides Make the Most of Your Time on Earth


Experiential travel has always been at the heart of Rough Guides. For over 30 years, our authors have been sharing travel experiences that inspire readers to push themselves out of their comfort zones and to immerse themselves in a destination's culture and traditions.

Whether it's adrenaline-based adventures or stumbling across undiscovered restaurants, the ultimate travel experience comes in all shapes and sizes. However humbling, awe-inspiring or downright exhilarating they are, Rough Guides have handpicked recommendations cover the globe. So whether you want to trundle along Scotland's West Highland Railway, taste the world's best coffee in Panama or go wild camping on the Arabian Peninsula, this new edition is packed with enough adventures to last a lifetime.

Rough Guides' bestselling inspirational coffee-table book draws upon the insider knowledge of in-the-know writers to share the 1000 ultimate travel experiences across the globe. Make the Most of your Time on Earth is a handpicked curation of personal recommendations, from retracing Odysseus's footsteps on Mljet and hippo-spotting in the Bijagós Islands, to wild camping on the Arabian Peninsula and defying gravity at China's Hanging Temple. It might even be something as simple as walking among Hockney's landscapes on the Yorkshire Wolds Way, or eating among locals in the perfect setting: the definitive gelato in Rome or a mopane worm in Zimbabwe. Every one is special, and authentic, and - above all - inspiring.

NEW The Rough Guide to Romania travel guide


Discover Romania 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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Think Romania, think Dracula? A cast of far more appealing characters awaits: fabulous Gypsy bands, genial homestay hosts, Transylvanians living in almost medieval isolation, and even wild bears and wolves. Romania rewards getting off the beaten path - so from the wooden churches of Maramureș and Bucovina's painted monasteries, to the splendid Carpathian Mountains and outstanding Danube Delta birdlife, let this fully updated Rough Guide show you it all.

Romania Top 10

1. Bear-and-Wolf Tracking

2. Merry Cemetery, Săpânța

3. Wooden Churches of Maramureș

4. Timișoara

5. Peleș Castle, Sinaia

6. Bucharest

7. Black Sea

8. Danube Delta

9. Fortified Churches

10. Constantin Brâncuși

NEW The Rough Guide to Guatemala travel guide


Discover Guatemala 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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Lost Maya cities, smoldering volcanoes, jungle-fringed lakes - Guatemala is a beautiful and compelling destination. Its indigenous culture is among the richest in Central America, with countless fiestas and colourful highland markets, and its rainforest wildlife is out of this world. Whether you want to hike in the highlands, explore the colonial city of Antigua or kick back in a beach shack, this fully updated Rough Guide will help you get under the skin of this extraordinary country.

Guatemala Top 10

1. Lago de Atitlán

2. Maya Textiles

3. Centro Histórico

4. Rio Dulce

5. Quetzal

6. Volcán de Pacaya

7. Chicken Buses

8. Highland Hiking

9. Semana Santa

10. Studying Spanish

Monday, 12 August 2019

Explore the ruins of Ancient Salamis with the NEW The Rough Guide to Cyprus travel guide


Discover Cyprus 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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Windswept peaks dotted with ancient ruins, dazzling beaches and sapphire-blue seas, photogenic ports and painted churches - Cyprus is bewitching. Birthplace of Aphrodite and at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East, this vibrant island has seduced travellers for centuries.

Whether you plan to explore picturesque villages, discover on spectacular ruins, hike in the Troodos Massif or just laze on a pristine beach, The Rough Guide to Cyprus will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Cyprus Top 10

1. North Coast Beaches

2. Wine Tasting

3. Bellapais

4. Turtle-Watching

5. Girne (kyrenia)

6. Lemesos

7. Painted Churches of the Troodos Mountains

8. Omodos

9. St Hilarion

10. Kykkos Monastery

Hidden discoveries await you with Lonely Planet's NEW Pocket Tokyo


Lonely Planet Pocket Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip including the top sights and local experiences.

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A fusion of past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. more than any one sight, it's the city itself that enchants visitors. stretching as far as the eye can see, yet surprisingly easy to navigate, Tokyo presents the best of Japanese experiences, including superlative culinary and arts scene.

Attend the sumo in Ryogoku, visit Tsukiji Market, the world's largest fish market, pay homage at Meiji-jingu, Tokyo's Shinto shrine in the woods; all with your trusted travel companion.

Tokyo Top 10

1. Senso-Ji

2. Tsukiji Market

3. Meiji-Jingu

4. Imperal Palace Kokyo-Gaien

5. TeamLab Borderless

6. Roppongi Hills

7. Golden Gai

8. Tokyo National Museum

9. Rikugi-En

10. Kabukiza

Lonely Planet's NEW Travel Goals: Inspiring Experiences to Transform your Life


Be inspired and empowered by this collection of transformative travel experiences. From sleeping under the stars or learning a new craft, to more ambitious challenges like taking a big trip alone, helping to rebuild a community or saving an endangered species, this is your essential companion to a life well-lived.

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Each experience in this feel-good bucket list is enriching in some way, whether it's about forging a stronger connection with the natural world, helping the planet, or better understanding yourself. From the easily attainable to the aspirational, the variety of goals makes it easy to create a set that's right for you.

Every goal is accompanied by recommendations about where to try it, as well as websites and information to ensure each one is achievable.

The life-enhancing goals in this book include:

Travelling spontaneously.
Embracing the off season.
Retracing the steps of history.
Being a tourist in your own country.
Making a pilgrimage.
Having adventures with your children.
Learning from indigenous cultures.
Spending a night in the jungle.
Spending time on water.
Taking the slow road.
Becoming an ocean defender.
Travel on horseback.
Embracing your sexuality.
Meditating with masters.
Taking a big trip alone.
Making an epic overland journey.
Giving a year of your life to others.
Helping a community to rebuild

We hope this book will inspire you to think of travel as an opportunity for positive change, whether that's by learning about yourself, other cultures, or by giving back in some way. And of course to create your own set of goals that are personal to you. 

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Explore thrilling running routes with Lonely Planet's NEW Epic Runs of the World


Put on your running shoes – it’s time to hit the road, the trails and the great outdoors.

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In this comprehensive runner’s companion, you’ll find 50 of the world’s greatest running routes – from short city runs and must-do marathons to cross-country trails and challenging ultras – plus a further 150 courses around the globe to satisfy runners of all abilities.

Each run is accompanied by stunning photos and a map and toolkit of practical details – where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more – to help you plan the perfect trip. Suggestions for similar runs around the world are also included.

Organised by continent, Lonely Planet’s Epic Runs of the World takes runners past giraffes, zebras and rhinos in Africa, along courses the length of Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall in the Americas, offers spectacular views of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak in Asia and jogs along Rome’s Tiber River in Europe, while inviting athletes to push themselves to the limit in Oceania’s Blue Mountains Ultra.

Runs in Africa include:

The Lewa Safari Marathon (Kenya)
Marathon Des Sables (Morocco)
The Great Ethiopian Run
The Comrades Ultramarathon (South Africa)

Run in the Americas include:

The Big Sur Marathon (USA)
Havana’s El Malecon (Cuba)
Rio at Dawn (Brazil)
An Illuminating Ascent in La Paz (Bolivia)

Runs in Asia include:

The Great Wall Marathon (China)
Angkor Wat Half Marathon (Cambodia)
A Temple Ascent in Pokhara (Nepal)
Kyoto’s Riverside (Japan)

Runs in Europe include:

Amalfi Coast’s Path of the Gods (Italy)
A Classic Fell Run in the Lakes (England)
The Athens Marathon (Greece)
Dublin’s Wild Side (Ireland)

Runs in Oceania include:

Great Ocean Road Marathon (Australia)
The Kepler Track (New Zealand)
Freycinet Peninsula (Tasmania)
A Ghost Run in Waihi Gorge (New Zealand)

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Explore America’s most thrilling gravel, road and trail bike routes with Lonely Planet's NEW Epic Bike Rides of the Americas


Get ready to explore America’s most thrilling gravel, road and trail bike routes.

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This definitive companion for cycling enthusiasts showcases 200 of North, Central and South America’s best and most celebrated routes, from epic adventures off the beaten path to shorter urban rides. Go bikepacking in Baja, road riding in Colombia, mountain biking in Canada and gravel riding in Pennsylvania.

From easy one-day trips and family-friendly rail trails to backcountry bikepacking expeditions, gravel races, road routes, and mountain biking challenges, each ride shares one defining feature being truly epic.

Each ride is accompanied by stunning photos and a map and toolkit of practical details – where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more – to help you plan the perfect trip. Suggestions for similar rides around the world are also included.

Rides in Canada include:

The Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia)
Whistler Bike Park (British Columbia)
The Whitehorse Trails (Yukon)
Banff to Whitefish (Alberta)

Rides in the USA include:

Mountain Biking in Moab (Utah)
Great Allegheny Passage
Colorado Beer Ride
Glacier National Park Loop (Montana)
The Covered Bridges of Vermont
Rides in Central America & Caribbean

The Baja Divide (Mexico)
Oaxaca to Zipolite (Mexico)
Cuba’s Southern Rollercoaster (Cuba)

Rides in South America include:

The Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route (Ecuador)
Mendoza Wine Ride (Argentina)
The Lagunas Route (Bolivia)
To the Tip of Patagonia (Argentina)
The Peru Divide

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REVIEW: The Rough Guide to Barcelona


REVIEW: The Rough Guide to Barcelona

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Dynamic and inventive, Barcelona is a proud city in a constant state of flux, ahead of the game in everything from food to fashion - and, of course, football. However many times you've visited, there's always something new to discover in each of its distinctive neighbourhoods, and whether you're on a city break admiring Gaudi masterpieces in Eixample or taking a tapas-bar crawl through the medieval Barri Gotic, this new fully updated, incisive and entertaining  Rough Guide guidebook has everything you'll need to truly appreciate this extraordinary city.

Barcelona's Top 10

1. La Pedrera

2. City Beaches

3. A Tapas Tour

4. Camp Nou

5. Fundacio Joan Miro

6. La Seu

7. Transbordador Aeri

8. Tibidabo

9. Casa Batllo

10. La Boqueria

Inside The Rough Guide to Barcelona:

– Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit.

– Full-colour maps throughout and a handy city plan – navigate the back alleys of the Barri Gòtic or the Eixample’s grid of modernista buildings without needing to get online.

– Stunning, inspirational images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Barcelona’s best sights and experiences.

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

– Detailed city coverage – whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: the Ramblas, the Barri Gòtic, El Raval, Sant Pere, La Ribera, Ciutadella, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Port Vell, Montjuïc, Dreta de l’Eixample, Esquerra de l’Exiample. Glòries, Gràcia, Parc Güel, Horta, Les Corts, Pedralbes, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Tibidabo, Pacr de Collserola. Attractions include: Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Fundació Joan Miró, La Seu, Transbordador Aeri, La Bouqeria, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Museu Picasso, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Camp Nou.

– Listings – honest and insightful reviews of all the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, with options to suit every budget, along with the latest on Barcelona’s clubs, live-music venues, theatres, galleries and LGBT scene, plus in-depth sections on the city’s sports and outdoor activities, festivals and events, and children’s attractions.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, the media; tourist information; entry requirements and more

– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history and books and with a handy language section covering Castilian (Spanish) and Catalan.

Authors: Steve Tallantyre, Greg Ward

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

The Rough Guide to Sardinia (Travel Guide and Free Ebook) 2019


Secluded beaches, prehistoric nuraghi, Pisan churches, sleepy mountain villages: Sardinia's treasures are ripe for discovery. Undeniably and exuberantly Italian, yet expressing a unique regional identity, Sardinia presents a distinctive take on the Mediterranean island experience. Whether you're exploring the dramatic archipelago of La Maddalena, the ancient towers outside Cala Gonone, the rich culinary landscape of Nuoro or cycling the island’s mountainous interior and marvelling at the art-rich churches, this newly updated Rough will help you to discover the best of Sardinia.

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Sardinia Top 10

1. Walk to Tiscali

2. Ethnographic Museum, Nuoro

3. Easter Celebrations

4. Inland Gallura

5. Nora

6. Castelsardo Old Town

7. Tharros, Sinis Peninsula

8. Seafood in Alghero

9. Bosa

10. La Pelosa

Friday, 9 August 2019

NEW Lonely Planet's Best of Japan travel guide


Lonely Planet's easy-to-use guide is filled with inspiring and colorful photos, and focuses on Japan's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.

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Japan is timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world. There's an intoxicating buzz to Japan's urban centres, with their vibrant street life, glowing streetscapes, 24-hour drinking-and-dining scenes, architectural wonders that redeine what buildings - and cities - should look like. japan has a power to enthral even the most jaded traveller.

Lonely Planet Best of Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See traditional geisha in Kyoto, hike up Mt Fuji, or shop around the clock in Tokyo; all with your trusted travel companion.

Japan Top 10


1. Tokyo

2. Kyoto

3. Central Japan & The Alps

4. Nara

5. Fuji Five Lakes

6. Osaka

7. Hiroshima

8. Kagoshima

9. Naoshima

10. Hokkaido

NEW Lonely Planet Best of Malaysia & Singapore travel guide

Lonely Planet's easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on Malaysia & Singapore's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.

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Lonely Planet Best of Malaysia & Singapore is your passport to Malaysia and Singapore's top sights and most authentic experiences.

Southeast asia's dynamic duo offer sprawling metropolises, culinary sensations, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, soaring mountains, and national parks packed with wildlife. equally rich and diverse is the region's fascinating multi-ethnic cultural mix.

Enjoy some of Malaysia's best food in charismatic George Town, hunt out giant rafflesia flowers in Sarawak or sing karaoke at the Jonker Walk Night Market, all with your trusted travel companion. Offering visually-inspiring content along with the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you, this photo-rich, user-friendly guide makes planning fun and easy.

Malaysia & Singapore Top 10

1. Singapore

2. George Town

3. Taman Negara

4. Kuala Lumpur

5. Kuching

6. Cameron Highlands

7. Pulau Langkawi

8. Pulau Tioman

9. Melaka City

10. Mt Kinabalu

Thursday, 8 August 2019

NEW Lonely Planet Tokyo travel guide


Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. Lonely Planet is your passport to Tokyo, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Explore Shinjuku’s nightlife, shop for an outfit or two in Harajuku, escape the city for the calm of Meiji-jingū; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Rebecca Milner describes why she loves Tokyo. "I've lived in Tokyo for almost two decades now and am continuously surprised - sometimes on a daily basis - by something new. Such is the joy of living in a city that prides itself on constant renewal and reinvention; it seriously never gets old. Tokyo has everything you can ask of a city, and has it in spades: dynamic, cosmopolitan dining scene, more cafes and bars than you could visit in a lifetime, plenty of parks, awesome public transport and such a high level of safety and convenience that makes it hard to imagine living anywhere else."

Tokyo Top 10

1. Shinjuku Nightlife

2. Tsukiji Market

3. Contemporary Architecture & Design

4. Shopping in Harajuku

5. Meiji-Jingu

6. TeamLab Borderless

7. Senso-Ji

8. Yanesen

9. Sumo in Ryōgoku

10. Kabukiza

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


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

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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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

NEW Lonely Planet Borneo travel guide


It’s a jungle out there! Borneo has some of the world’s most wildlife-rich equatorial rainforests, incredible landscapes (above and below the waves) and rich indigenous culture.

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Explore Sarawak’s giant caverns, trek through Sabah’s dense jungle, meet orangutans in Kalimantan; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Anna Kaminski describes why she loves Borneo. "During my visits to Borneo the island has always struck me as the ultimate all-rounder. Whether you're trekking through remote, barely penetrable jungle, exploring underwater worlds brimming with reef fish, sharks and turtles, spotting unique wildlife or exploring vast caves, Borneo has it all. In contrast with the sophisticated coastal cities, the remote interior, rich in indigenous culture, is still imbued with a magic and mystique that has drawn travellers to Borneo for generations. Stay in a traditional longhouse, forage for your dinner in the jungle and experience tribal hospitality, and you'll depart with lifelong memories."

Borneo Top 10

1. Gunung Mulu National Park

2. Maliau Basin

3. Tanjung Puting National Park

4. Mt Kinabalu

5. Kelabit Highlands

6. Danum Valley

7. Kuching

8. Loksado

9. Derawan Archipelago

10. Kinabatangan River Safaris