Monday, 17 December 2018

Walk in the World of Game of Thrones (Insight Guides Croatia)



Love the TV show Game of Thrones? Well now Insight Guides are offering themed trips following a new fashion for traveling to filming locations.

Nicknamed “TV Tourism”, holidaymakers are also traveling to the location where the UK TV Reality Show Love Island was filmed in addition to big budget epics.

Details of the Game of Thrones trip in Split, Croatia can be found on Insight Guides website; a well-timed launch as the final series of the show is due to air in April 2019. 

A local expert in Croatia has created the Game of Thrones tour so that travelers can spend less time researching where all the locations are and how to reach them, and spend more time relaxing on their trip. The added bonus with the GoT tour is that you are also given the chance to learn about the history of the region in mind blowing locations and discover the local way of life first hand. 

“Our experienced guide was a background actor in the series,” said local expert Sofija Đorđević, “so you will hear some intriguing facts from behind the scenes! You will see the stunning scenery that was featured as the backdrop in the HBO series and get to know the fictional city of King's Landing.”

During the tour you will explore the medieval walls of Trogir and the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, visit King's Landing palace gardens and climb to the top of Fort Lovrijenac in order to see King's Landing from above. 

Find out more about the Game of Thrones trip on Insight Guides >

About Insight Guides

Insight Guides provides a bespoke trip planning service that uses the expertise of local experts across the globe. The local experts live in their destinations and use this knowledge to create fully customisable cultural excursions to an increasing amount of destinations.


Paperback – 1 Apr 2019

Discover Croatia with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations.

Whether you plan to taste biscuits and sweets in Korcula, take in the maritime panoramas from Vis's Mount Hum or head to the Museum of Broken Relationships, The Rough Guide to Croatia will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Zagreb; Inland Croatia; Istria; the Kvarner Gulf; Northern Dalmatia; Split; the south Dalmatia coast; the southern Dalmatian islands; Dubrovnik.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

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

Download the Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Thailand (PDF Chapter)

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Thailand (PDF Chapter)

Thailand is an abundant land with naturally good looks and warm hospitality. A stunning coastline lapped at by cerulean seas invites winter-weary travellers, while the northern mountains that cascade into the misty horizon invite scenic journeys.

- join the crowds and the chaos in hyperactive Bangkok

- overdose on sunsets on Ko Pha-Ngan

- get dive certified on Ko Tao

Coverage includes: Bangkok, Ayuthaya, Lopburi, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Chiang Mai & around, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Kanchanaburi, Sangkhlaburi, Mae Sot, Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Khao Yai Nation-al Park, Phanom Rung Historical Park, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, That Phanom, Nong Khai, Eastern Gulf Coast, Ko Samet, Chanthaburi & Trat, Ko Chang, South-ern Gulf Coast, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ko Samui, Ko Pha-Ngan, Ko Tao, Surat Thani, Hat Yai, The Andaman Coast, Ranong, Ko Chang, Ko Phayam, Khao Sok National Park, Hat Khao Lak & around, Surin Islands Marine National Park, Similan Islands Marine Na-tional Park, Phuket, Krabi Town, Railay, Ko Phi-Phi, Ko Lanta, Ko Tarutao Marine National Park, Understand Thailand, Thailand Today, History, People & Culture, Arts, Food & Drink, Envi-ronment, Survival Guide.

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo

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Discover these sun-drenched islands with the most incisive and entertaining travel guide on the market. You can take this handy, pocket-sized book out with you anywhere, any time. Whether you plan to explore Malta’s record number of World Heritage Sites, relax on the burnished sands of Gozo’s Ramla Bay or swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon on tiny Comino, Pocket Rough Guide Malta and Gozo will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10

1. Gozo's Citadel.
2. Valletta.
3. Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temple Complex.
4. Birgu.
5. The Blue Lagoon, Comino.
6. Mdina.
7. Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
8. Dwejra, Gozo.
9. The Marsaxlokk Fish Market.
10. Fort St Elmo & The National War Museum.

Inside the Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo.

– Perfect for short trips – compact and concise, with all the practical info you’ll need for a few days’ stay.

– Free pull-out map, as well as full-colour maps throughout – navigate Valletta’s tight grid of streets or Gozo’s bays and gorges without going online.

– Itineraries – carefully planned days and weekends to make the most of your trip.

– Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, with options to suit every budget.

-Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

– Detailed island 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. Chapters cover each neighbourhood in depth, with all the sights and the best of the nearby shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Areas covered include: Valletta; Floriana; The Three Cities, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua; Sliema and St Julian’s; Mdina and Rabat; Central Malta (Attard, Balzan, Lija, Naxxar, Mosta); The North (Bugibba, St Paul’s Bay, Mistra Bay, Mellieha, Mellieha Bay, Paradise Bay); The South (Zetjun, Marsaxlokk, Tarxien, Wied Iz-Zurrieq); Gozo; Comino.

Attractions include: Hal Salfieni Hypogeum; The Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta; Hagar Qim Temple and Interpretation Centre; St Paul’s Catacombs, Rabat; The Blue Lagoon, Comino; The Blue Grotto; Dwejra, Gozo (The Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, once home to the Azure Window); Sliema-St Julian’s Promenade; Fort St Elmo and the National War Museum; St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Museum; Marsaxlokk Fish Market.

– Day-trips- venture beyond Malta to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino.
-Accommodation – our unbiased selection of the top places to stay, to suit every budget.

– Essentials – crucial pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, health, tourist information, festivals and events, and more.

– Background information – an easy-to-use chronology, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

FREE Thailand Lonely Planet (PDF) Download


Download a FREE PDF preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries for Thailand.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help plan your journey and get inspired!

Top Itineraries

1 Week: Bangkok & Around
2 Weeks: Thailand's Highlights
3 Weeks: Southern Islands & Beaches
4 Weeks: The Grand Tour

Off the Beaten Track Maps

1. Phrae 
2. Bueng Kan (Mekong River town)
3. Phu Phrabat Historical Park
4. Tha Ton
5. Phayao
6. E-Thong
7. Um Phang
8. Ao Khanom
9. Ko Sukorn
10. Kuiburi National Park
11. Ko Phayam
12. Ko Tarutao

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

FREE Southeast Asia Lonely Planet (PDF) Download


Download a FREE PDF preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries for Southeast Asia on a Shoestring.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help plan your journey and get inspired!

Plan your trip itineraries

The Best of Southeast Asia (8 Weeks)
Almost Everything
Islands, Beaches Jungles (8 Weeks)
Mainland to Borneo the Philippines (10 Weeks)
Mekong Meander (4 Weeks)
Where the Wild Things Are (6 Weeks)
Temple Trails (6 Weeks)

Off the Beaten Track Map

1. Upper Ayeyarwady (Myanmar)
2. Ko Tarutao (Thailand)
3. Mondulkiri province (Cambodia)
4. BA Be Natiponal park (Vietnam)
5. Tham Kong Lor (Laos)
6. Siargao (Philippines)
7. Togean Islands (Indonesia)
8. Atauro Island (Timor-Leste)

Saturday, 8 December 2018

FREE Europe on a Shoestring Lonely Planet (PDF) Download


Download a FREE PDF preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries for Europe on a Shoestring & off the beaten track map.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help plan your journey and get inspired!

Plan your trip itineraries

1. First-Time Europe (8 Weeks)
2. East to West (8 Weeks)

Off the Beaten Track Map

1. Inari (Finland)
2. Daugavplis (Latvia)
3. Brest (Belarus)
4. Abisko (Sweden)
5. The Westfjords (Iceland)
6. Odesa (Ukraine)
7. Chisinau (Moldova)
8. Galicia (Spain)
9. Western Algarve (Portugal)

FREE Tasmania Lonely Planet (PDF) Download

Lonely Planet travel guide Tasmania

Download a FREE PDF preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries and an off the beaten track color map for Tasmania.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help plan your journey and get inspired!

Top Itineraries

4 Days: Hobart as a Hub
3 Weeks: The Food & Wine Route
2 Weeks: Tasmania with Kids
10 Days: East Coast Classic
2 Weeks: Cradle Country & the Northwest

Off the Beaten Track Map

1. Mt William National Park
2. Pyengana Waterfall
3. Narawntapu National Park (Beaches)
4. The Western Explorer
5. Coal Mines Historic Site
6. Tinderbox
7. Hartz Mountains National park
8. Tarraleah Tourist Village

Friday, 7 December 2018

FREE Chile Lonely Planet (PDF) Download


View a FREE preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries for Chile & Easter Island.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help 

plan your journey and get inspired!

Top Itineraries

4 Weeks: Best of Chile
2 Weeks: La Capital & Wine Country
4 Weeks: Pioneer Patagonia
1 Week: Desert Solitaire

FREE Ecuador Lonely Planet (PDF) Download


View a FREE preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries for Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help plan your journey and get inspired!

Itineraries

2 Weeks: Best of Ecuador
3 Weeks: Exploring the Andes
2 Weeks: Southern Ecuador
3 Weeks: Adventure in the Oriente
10 Days: Surf & Sun

FREE Spain Lonely Planet PDF Download

Off the beaten track map of Spain, Lonely Planet

Download a FREE preview of Lonely Planet's recommended top itineraries for Spain.

Follow the link and click "LOOK INSIDE" below the cover image to browse maps and a full list of travel itineraries to help plan your journey and get inspired!

Itineraries

1 Week: Barcelona & Around
1 Month: Grand Spanish Tour
10 Days: Andalucian Adventure
2 Weeks: Essential Spain
2 Weeks: Castilla & Aragon
10 Days: Northern Spain
2 Weeks: Mediterranean to Mountains
10 Days: Extreme West

Off the Beaten Track
* Color map
- Rias Altas (Galicia)
- Sierra de Francia
- Sierras Subbeticas
- Cazorla
- Valles de Hecho & Anso
- Cistercian Route
- Albarracin
- Cabo de Gata & Almeria
- Cartagena

Review: NEW Spain 12th Edition by Lonely Planet


Spain travel guide by Lonely Planet (12th Edition Nov 2018)

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The 12th Edition of Lonely Planet’s travel guide to Spain is hot off the press and ready to assist you on your journey. The cover of the guide promotes Spain as "a stereotype come to life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined." Packed full of useful suggestions and providing a clear overview of this much visited destination in southern Europe, the guide is brimming with inspiring photography, maps and independent unbiased advice that we have come to expect from one of the world's most popular travel guide companies.

Lonely Planet enforce a strictly no freebies policy, and update their guides with visits to all the places they write about. This new edition includes city walks, local knowledge, planning features and top itineraries and advice on getting off the beaten track.

Look out for the special features on Spain's best beaches, the genius of Gaudi, art & architecture, and how to eat and drink like a local.

Why I Love Ecuador
By Anthony Ham, Writer

"The life that courses through the streets here always gives me a feeling that this is a place where anything can happen. The passions of Spain's people are the fabric of daily life; this is a country with music in its soul, a love of fine food and wild landscapes, and a special talent for celebrating all that's good in life. Spain is home to me now, something I feel keenly whether in the night silence of a remote Castilian village built of stone or immersed in the irresistible joy of a Madrid street."

TOP 10

1. Barcelona
2. Seville
3. The Alhambra 
4. Madrid's Golden Art Triangle
5. Pintxos in San Sebastian
6. Cordoba's Mezquita
7. La Sagrada Familia
8. Camino de Santiago
9. A La Playa (beach)
10. Madrid Nightlife

Inside Lonely Planet Spain

- 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
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, Toledo, Santiago de Compostela, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, Extremadura, Andalucia, Murcia and more.

Curator: Gregor Clark
Writers: Sally Davies, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Catherine Le Nevez, Isabella Noble, John Noble, Josephine Quintero, Brendan Sainsbury, Regis St Louis, Andy Symington

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Review: NEW Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands by Lonely Planet

Cover of the 11th Edition of Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

New Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands travel guide by Lonely Planet (11th Edition August 2018).

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The 11th Edition of the number one bestselling guide to Ecuador by Lonely Planet is now available. Promising to lead you to "postcard-pretty colonial centers, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking heights of the Andes", this astonishingly thorough guide is easy to use and brimming with travel inspiration. 

Lonely Planet enforce a strictly no freebies policy, and update their guides with visits to all the places they write about. This new edition includes Ecuador's top 20 amazing experiences, city walks, the best of local knowledge, a section that helps you to plan the perfect trip (with recommended top itineraries) and advice for getting off the beaten track.

Watch out for the special features on Galapagos planning & wildlife, indigenous Ecuador and The Natural World. 5 Star!

Why I Love Ecuador
By Isabel Albiston, Writer

"Ecuador is a compact country, but its size is one of its greatest appeals. From lush Amazonian jungle, to snow-capped volcanoes, the the sandy beaches and relaxed rhythms of the coast, to the the sublimely beautiful Galapagos Islands, there is such diversity to be found within Ecuador's borders that you might feel you need never travel elsewhere again. The country's hospitable people and delicious and varied cuisine are yet another plus for this wonderful place. No wonder, then, that just seven months after my first visit I returned for more. One trip is never enough."

TOP 10

1. Iguana-Spoting in the Galap
2. Quito Old Town
3. Parque Nacional Cotopaxi
4. Parque Nacional Yasuni
5. Cuenca
6. Beaches of the Northwest Coast
7. Quilotoa Loop
8. Soaking in the Steaming Waters of Papallacta
9. Riding the TeleferiQo
10. Whale-Watching off Isla de la Plata

Inside Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

- Color 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
- Essential info at your fingertips- hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Quito, Northern Highlands, Central Highlands, Cuenca & the Southern Highlands, The Oriente, North Coast & Lowlands, South Coast, The Galapagos Islands

Curator: Isabel Albiston
Writers: Jade Bremner, Brian Kluepfel, Wendy Yanagihara

Monday, 3 December 2018

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Korea


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Korea

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From Gangnam style to mud festivals, via folk villages and Buddhist temples, there's always something new to discover in Korea. Just hours from Seoul - the dizzying, open-all-hours capital - life continuous as it has for generations, with tiny islands laden with idyllic villages, and Confucian academies clinging to hillsides. Whether you want to browse traditional fish markets, warble K-pop in a noraebang, wander between bustling markets and malls in Seoul, island-hop the West Seaarchipelago, set foot in infamous Pyongyang or tiptoe across the border to the infamous North, this fully updated Rough Guide covers it all and will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10

1. Gwangjang Market.
2. Pyongyang Marathon.
3. Makgeolli.
4. Paekdusan.
5. Sokcho.
6. Pyongyang.
7. Gongsanseong.
8. Jeongdongjin.
9. Beopjusa.
10. Boryeong Mud Festival.

Inside the Rough Guide to Korea.

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

– Full-colour chapter maps throughout – to find your way amid Seoul’s maze of skyscrapers or discover Busan’s bustling fish markets without needing to get online.

– Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of the best sights and experiences in Korea.

– Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Seoul, Pyongyang, Sokcho, Gyeongju, Busan, Incheon,Suwon, Mokpo, Jeju Island, Danyang, Jeonju, Samcheok, Jeongdongjin. 

Attractions include: the DMZ, Gwangjang Market, Jirisan National Park, West Sea islands, Changdeokgung, Seoraksan National Park, Guinsa, Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun, Pyongyang Water Park.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, sports, culture, etiquette and more.
-Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, film, books and contemporary Korea, as well as a helpful language section and glossary.


Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Korea.

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Poland


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Poland

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From the elegant cities of Kraków and Zamość to forward-looking Warsaw and Łódź, Poland is home to a surprising variety of places, cultures and landscapes. Head beyond its historic towns and cities to discover primeval forests, epic mountain ranges, picturesque villages and pristine beaches along the Baltic Coast. With insider tips on where to sample the best vodka and pierogi, this truly updated Rough Guide provides all the advice and information you need to make the most out of your trip.

Top 10

1. Rynek Główny Kraków 
2. Wooden Churches.
3. Zamość.
4. European Solidarity Centre Gdańsk.
5. The Tatras.
6. Wawel, Kraków.
7. Lublin.
8. The Bieszczady.
9. Polin Museum of the History of Polish, Jews, Warsaw.
10. Kazimierz Dolny.

Inside the Rough Guide to Poland.

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

– Full-colour maps throughout – navigate the cobbled alleys of Lublin or Warsaw’s New Town without needing to get online

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

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

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

-Detailed regional coverage – whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Warsaw, Mazovia and Lodz, the Bay of Gdansk and the Wisla Delta, Torun, Mazuria and Podlasie, Lublin, Zamosc, the Polish Carpathians, Krakow and Malopolska, the Tatras and the Pieniny, Upper Silesia, Wroclaw and Lower Silesia, Wielkopolska, Pomerania. Attractions include: the Mazurian Lakes; wooden churches near Zakopane; Auschwitz-Birkenau; Malbork Castle; Kazimierz Dolny; Slowinski national park; Wieliczka Salt Mine; Bialowieza national park; Bieszczady national park; Rynek Glowny, Krakow, and much more.

-Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities and more.

– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, books, music and film, plus a handy language section and glossary.



Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Poland

Caribbean Islands - Guadeloupe (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands - Guadeloupe (PDF Chapter)

Caribbean Islands - Guadeloupe (PDF Chapter)

Guadeloupe is an archipelago of over a dozen islands that combine to offer travelers a wealth of attractions from deserted beaches to soaring mountains. Grande-Terre’s string of beach towns offer visitors marvelous stretches of sand to laze on and plenty of activities.

- hike through the rainforest to the misty summit of the brooding, active volcano of La Soufrière

- nourish your inner gourmet and encounter boaties from around the world in the charming fishing village of Deshaies

- touch the underwater Jacques Cousteau statue at the reserve that bears his name, off Pigeon Island

Coverage includes: Grande-Terre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Gosier, Ste-Anne, St-François, Le Moule, Northern Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre Island, Deshaies, Plage de Malen-dure & Pigeon Island, Ste-Rose, Trois-Rivières, Les Saintes, Terre-de-Haut, Terre-de-Bas, Ma-rie-Galante, La Désirade, Understand Guadeloupe, History, People & Culture, Landscape & Wild-life, Survival Guide.

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South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland travel guide by Lonely Planet

Download the Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland travel guide

South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland travel guide

Fill your days with beaches and wineries in Cape Town, spot wildlife galore in Kruger National Park, and hike past majestic mountains in the Drakensberg region – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland and begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes: Cape Town, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Johannesburg & Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, North West Province, Northern Cape, Lesotho, Swaziland

Writers: Robert Balkovich, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Lucy Corne, Shawn Duthie, Anthony Ham, Ashley Harrell, Simon Richmond

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West Coast Australia - Perth & Fremantle (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the Lonely Planet West Coast Australia - Perth & Fremantle (PDF Chapter)

West Coast Australia - Perth & Fremantle (PDF Chapter)

Perth is a modern-day boom town, stoking Australia’s economy from its glitzy central business district. Fremantle, the raffish port town with a great food and arts scene, maintains its own distinct personality – proud of its nautical ties, working-class roots and bohemian reputation.

- stretch out on the lawn in Kings Park, with the glittering river and city spread out below you

- experience Perth’s restaurant scene in the eateries of Mt Lawley, Northbridge and the city centre

- explore a wealth of local art, including a significant Indigenous collection, in the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Coverage includes: Perth: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Fremantle: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Peru


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Peru.

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Peru's enchanting landscapes have been attracting intrepid travellers for centuries: you can go sloth-spotting in the jungle, marvel at breathtaking views from Andean peaks and drift in a slow boat down the Amazon. Visit Inca citadels and village fiestas for a glimpse of the country's heritage, embrace its modern side by tasting Lima's world-class cuisine, or indulge in a pisco sour (or three). Fully updated and with detailed maps, this Rough Guide will lead you down colonial streets and winding mountain tracks to see the very best Peru has to offer.

Top 10

1. Hiking to Machu Picchu.
2. Peruvian Wildlife.
3. Marcahuasi.
4. Textiles.
5. Lagunas de Llanganuco.
6. A Traditional Festival.
7. Kuélap.
8. Lago Titicaca.
9. Pisco Sour.
10. Pre-Inca Craftwork.

Inside the Rough Guide to Peru.

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

-Full-colour chapter maps throughout – to navigate the colonial heart of Lima or wander the ancient streets of Cusco without needing to get online.

-Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.
Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of thebest sights and experiences in Peru.

-Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.
-Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Lima; Trujillo; Cusco; the Sacred Valley;the Peruvian Amazon; Tarma and the Central Sierra; Arequipa and Lake Titicaca;Nazca; Huarez and the cordilleras; the south and Ancash coasts. Attractions include: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail; theNazca Lines; Huascaran National Park; Kualap; the Ballestas Islands; ReservaNacional Paracas; Sacsay huaman; Pisac market; the Valley of the Pyramids.

Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, costs and more.

Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife and literature, plus a language section.

Writers: Sara Humphreys, Steph Dyson, Todd Obolsky.



Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Peru.