Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Egypt - Egyptian Museum (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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One of the world’s most important collection of ancient artefacts, the Egyptian Museum takes pride of place in Downtown Cairo. Inside, the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharaohs lie alongside the grave goods, mummies and jewellery of Egyptians whose names are lost to history.

- wonder over King Tut’s treasures in the Tutankhamun Galleries

- admire the artwork commissioned by Akhenaten for Tell Al Amarna – and say hi to Nefertiti – in the Amarna Room

- time your visit to miss the crowds in the Royal Mummies Halls

Coverage includes: Ground Floor, Room 43 – Atrium, Room 48 – Early Dynastic Period, Rooms 47 & 46 – Old Kingdom, Rooms 42, 37 & 32 – Masterpieces of the Old Kingdom, Room 26 – Montuhotep II, Rooms 21 & 16 – Sphinxes, Room 12 – Hathor Shrine, Room 3 – Amarna Room, Room 10 – Ramses II, Room 34 – Graeco-Roman Room, First Floor, Rooms 56 & 46 – Royal Mummies Halls, Tutankhamun Galleries, Room 4 – Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, Room 2 – Royal Tombs of Tanis, Room 14 – Graeco-Roman Mummy Portraits, Room 34 – Pharaonic Technology, Room 43 – Yuya & Thuyu Tomb, Room 53 – Animal Mummies, Room 37 – Model Armies, Rooms 32 & 27 – Middle Kingdom Models.

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East Africa - Rwanda (PDF Chapter)

Stunning little Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills thanks to its endless mountains. Nowhere are they more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest, and hidden among the bamboo forests are some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.

- hike the forested slopes of the Virungas in Volcanoes National Park for a close encounter with mountain gorillas and golden monkeys

- hack through steamy rainforests in search of colobus monkeys and chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park

- confront the horrors of the genocide at the haunting Kigali Genocide Memorial

Coverage includes: Kigali, Northwestern Rwanda, Musanze (Ruhengeri), Volcanoes National Park, Gisenyi (Rubavu), Southwestern Rwanda, Huye (Butare), Nyanza (Nyabisindu), Nyungwe Forest National Park, Cyangugu (Rusizi), Kibuye (Karongi), Eastern Rwanda, Akagera National Park, Understand Rwanda, History, Rwanda Today, Culture, Reli-gion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Survival Guide.

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Bangkok - Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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The artificial island of Ko Ratanakosin boasts incredible remnants of the city’s history, in-cluding Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho. Across the river, neighbouring Thonburi has less to offer in terms of sights, but is great to explore.

- try to stop your jaw from dropping to the floor upon encountering Wat Pho’s enormous Re-clining Buddha for the first time

- get up close and personal with iconic riverside Wat Arun

- bask in the glow of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand’s most sacred tem-ple

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment.

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This is where you’ll find the steppe that was the ecological backbone of the great horse no-madic empires of history. Everywhere is grass, grass, grass and herders who have carved a life out of the marriage of livestock and prairie.

- spend a few days around log cabins and Chinggis Khaan legends in Dadal

- pay your respects to the local deities with an ascent of the sacred peak of Shiliin Bogd Uul

- tour Dariganga’s cultural relics and eerie volcanic landscapes

Coverage includes: Khentii, Chinggis, Binder, Dadal, Dornod, Khökh Nuur, Choibalsan, Buir Nuur, Sükhbaatar, Baruun-Urt, Dariganga, Shiliin Bogd Uul.

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Monday, 16 July 2018

France - Atlantic Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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France - Atlantic Coast 

With quiet country roads winding through vine-striped hills and wild stretches of coastal sand interspersed with misty islands, the Atlantic coast is where France gets back to nature. It’s more laid-back than the Med but with almost as much sunshine.

- gorging on exceedingly fine architecture, art, food and wine in Unesco-listed Bordeaux

- romping atop Dune du Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune, followed by lunch with sensational sea-and-sand view at La Corniche

- scaling ancient defensive towers, sailing to Fort Boyard and encountering sharks in la Rochelle’s incredible aquarium

Coverage includes: Upper Atlantic Coast, Nantes, Central Atlantic Coast, Poitiers, Marais Poitevin, La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Cognac, Lower Atlantic Coast, Bordeaux, The Médoc, St-Émilion, Arcachon, Around Arcachon.

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Top 9 Italian Summer Hot Spots

Italy travel guide

Italy is home to a host of magnificent cities, pristine wilderness, stunning beaches and a glorious coastline. To help you decide where to spend your vacation in this culturally rich and diverse country in southern europe, we've put together a list of destinations worth visiting.

Top 9 Italian Summer Hot Spots


Strewn with temples, castles and palaces, Campania includes some of Europe’s most fabled destinations, from haunting Pompeii and Herculaneum to celebrity-studded Capri and Positano. Naples is asprawl with operatic palazzi (mansions) and churches, mouthwatering markets and art-crammed museums.

2. Friuli Venezia Giulia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

While there are sights aplenty from Roman ruins to Austro-Hungarian palaces, this is also a destination for kicking back with the locals, tasting the region’s world-famous wines and discovering a culinary heritage that will broaden your notions of the Italian table.

3. Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria (PDF Chapter)

Southern Italy is the land of the mezzogiorno – the midday sun – which sums up the Mediterranean climate and the languid pace of life. From the heel to the toe of Italy’s boot, the landscape reflects the individuality of its people.

4. Trento & the Dolomites (Chapter) Lonely Planet

While they’re not Italy’s tallest mountains, the Dolomites’ red-hued pinnacles are the country’s most spectacular, drawing a faithful fan club of hikers, skiers, poets and fresh-air fanciers for at least the last few centuries.

5. Rome & Lazio (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Even in a country of exquisite cities like Italy, Rome is special. An ancient capital that has triumphed through three thousand years of tumultuous history, it’s a beautiful, chaotic sprawl of haunting ruins, monumental basilicas and awe-inspiring art.

6. Liguria, Piedmont & the Italian Riviera (Chapter) Lonely Planet

The beauty of northwestern Italy is its diversity. You only have to take a short train ride out of Turin and everything changes: food, culture, scenery – even the language. Italy, in the modern sense, was invented right here.

7. Milan & the Lakes (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Sprawling between the Alps and the Po valley, Lombardy has a varied landscape: industrious cities, medieval hill towns and lakeside resorts are interspersed with powdered slopes, lemon groves, vineyards and rice paddies. Dominating it all is Lombardy’s capital and Italy’s economic powerhouse, Milan.

8. Florence & Tuscany (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Laden with grand-slam sights and experiences, Tuscany offers the perfect introduction to Italy’s famed dolce vita. There are few places in the world where food, fashion, art and nature intermingle so effortlessly and to such magnificent effect.

9. Venice & the Veneto (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Gondoliers call ‘Ooooooeeee!’ round canal bends, nostrils flare at fresh espresso wafting from 250-year-old cafes, mouths water at cascades of purple artichokes on Rialto market stalls, and everywhere – constantly – water gently laps at your feet.

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Thailand's Islands & Beaches - Bangkok (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Same same, but different. This Thailish T-shirt philosophy sums up Bangkok, a city where the familiar and the exotic collide like the flavours on a plate of pàt tai.

- try to stop your jaw from dropping to the floor upon encountering the enormous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

- bask in the glow of the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew & Grand Palace

- burn baht on colourful souvenirs, vintage gear and food galore at Chatuchak Weekend Market

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

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Thailand - Central Thailand (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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History lives and breathes in central Thailand’s misty valleys and jungle-fringed rivers. The region’s crowning glory is Ayuthaya, Siam’s former royal capital. The town is practically an open-air museum, with dozens of breathtaking temple ruins peopled by stone Buddhas. Khmer-style temples are also a draw in Lopburi, 50km north, though the atmosphere is far less serene in Thailand’s ‘Monkey City’.

Heading west, Kanchanaburi’s museums chronicle the dark history of the Thailand–Burma Railway (aka the Death Railway) and WWII memorials pay tribute to thousands of lost lives. Scenery gets wetter and wilder following Mae Nam Khwae Yai northwest. The river’s tributaries are hugged by sedate villages (and the occasional riverside resort) and skirt national parks such as the waterfall-kissed Erawan and Sai Yok.

Life dawdles at an even slower pace in Sangkhlaburi in the multi-ethnic northwest, where villages and national parks bordering Myanmar have a beguiling, frontier feel.

- cycle between enigmatic ruins and colossal Buddhas in Ayuthaya, and watch the sunset paint them gold

- be rendered speechless by the harrowing history of the Death Railway in Kanchana-buri

- clamber up seven levels of waterfall to splash in aquamarine pools in Erawan National Park

Coverage includes: Ayuthaya Province, Ayuthaya & Around, Lopburi Province, Lopburi, Kanchanaburi Province, Kanchanaburi & Around, Nam Tok, Sai Yok National Park, Thong Pha Phum National Park, E-Thong, Sangkhlaburi.
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Ukraine - Lviv & Western Ukraine (PDF Chapter)

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Ukraine - Lviv & Western Ukraine (PDF Chapter)

More quintessentially Ukrainian than the rest of the country, and distinctly more European, is the Galician capital of Lviv. An emerging tourist magnet, the city is a truly captivating place, rich in historic architecture and with an indulgent coffee-house culture.

cobble-surf Lviv’s city centre packed with churches, museums and eccentric restau-rants

pay your respects to Lviv’s great and good of yesteryear at Lychakivske Cemetery

make a caffeine-and-cake halt at some of Ukraine’s best cafes

Coverage includes: Lviv, Ternopil Region, Ternopil, Kremenets, Volyn & Rivne Regions, Lutsk, Dubno.

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Argentina travel guide

Beautiful, defiant and intense, Argentina seduces with its streetside tango, wafting grills, fútbol (soccer), gaucho culture and the mighty Andes. It’s one formidable cocktail of wanderlust.

Watch enormous icebergs calve from Glaciar Perito Moreno, tour wineries and enjoy the finished product around Mendoza, and hike the rugged Fitz Roy Range for stunning mountain views – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Argentina and begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes: Buenos Aires, The Pampas & the Atlantic Coast, Iguazu Falls & the Northeast, Salta & the Andean Northwest, Córdoba & the Central Sierras, Mendoza & the Central Andes, Bariloche & the Lake District, Patagonia, Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, Tierra del Fuego, Uruguay, and more

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Start Planning France 2018!

Yes, France is beautiful, yes, it's time to start planning your summer of relaxation! France is a paradise destination for food and wine lovers, explore the stunning countryside and crumbling architecture, browse the colourful fruit and vegetable markets, laze on it's many beaches - climb mountains!

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Grab a cafe creme at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix or explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of France and begin your journey now!

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Kaua'i travel guide - 3rd edition

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Kaua'i travel guide

Emerald mountains, weeping waterfalls, red-rock canyons, jaw-dropping beaches, clear seas and big waves. Kaua‘i’s natural gifts are unparalleled in Hawaii, the USA, the world.

Kayak through sea caves along the Na Pali Coast, absorb the grand vistas of the Waimea Canyon, or surf the breaks at beautiful Hanalei Bay.

Coverage Includes: Lihu’e, Kapa’a, Hanalei, Po’ipu, Waimea Canyon and more

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Vietjet to launch new Ho Chi Minh-Osaka route in December

Vietjet is making it easier than ever to visit Japan, by adding a second route to Osaka, this time from Ho Chi Minh City.

The Ho Chi Minh City to Osaka route will commence operations on a daily basis from December 14th.

With an average flight time per sector of five hours, the flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 01:40 and arrive at Osaka at 08.30.

The return leg will depart at 09:20 and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 13:30.

The Hanoi to Osaka route, which was first announced last month, will fly on a daily basis from November this year, with an average flight time of four hours.

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Friday, 13 July 2018

Colombia travel guide - 8th edition by Lonely Planet

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Colombia travel guide - 8th edition

Soaring Andean summits, unspoiled Caribbean coast, enigmatic Amazon jungle, cryptic archaeological ruins and cobbled colonial communities. Colombia boasts all of South America’s allure and more.

Wander through the bougainvillea-lined streets and magnificent squares of Cartagena’s Old Town, hike through majestic tropical scenery on a jungle walk to Ciudad Perdida, and learn to dance salsa in Cali.

Coverage Includes: Bogotá, Boyacá, Santander & Norte de Santander, Caribbean Coast, San Andres & Providencia, Medellin & Zona Cafetera, Cali & Southwest Colombia, Pacific Coast, Amazon Basin, and more.

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands travel guide - 11th edition by Lonely Planet

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands travel guide

Postcard-pretty colonial centers, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking heights of the Andes – a dazzling array of wonders is squeezed into this compact country. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Ecuador & the Galápogos Islands, with amazing travel exp

Delve into the past in Quito’s vibrant Centro Historico, hike around Cotopaxi for million-dollar views, and spot blue-footed boobies and red-billed tropicbirds in Punta Suarez.

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

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fastjet to launch Harare-Bulawayo connection in Zimbabwe

fastjet will commence daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo from July 20th.

Ticket sales are already open on fastjet.com, fastjet shops and all travel agents, with a special Launch Fare starting at $59 taxes included.

Fastjet will be the first affordable airline to operate the Harare-Bulawayo route; the airline presently flies between Harare and Johannesburg four times daily, between Harare and Victoria Falls twice daily and up to three times a week between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Autumn in the Himalayas?

You will of heard of the more famous Fall in New England USA. But travel to the Himalayas in India or Nepal in the Autumn, and be prepared for a seasonal color explosion. Your reward for visiting this picturesque region in late October and early November will be the backdrop of snow capped mountains, dry weather and crisp clean air.

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Nepal travel guide

A trekkers’ paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villag-es and jungle wildlife-watching to offer one of the world’s great travel destinations.

Explore the historic temples of old Kathmandu, search for rhinos and tigers in the dawn mist of Chitwan National Park, and trek in the shadow of the world’s highest mountain on an Everest Base Camp expedition.

Coverage Includes: Kathmandu, Around the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara & Around, The Terai & Mahabharat Range.

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Vietnam travel guide - 14th edition by Lonely Planet

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Vietnam travel guide - 14th edition

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.

Kayak around towering limestone peaks into grottoes and lagoons in Halong Bay; wander the warren-like lanes of Hoi An’s Old Town; and sample the freshest, tastiest local specialities (and learn to cook them yourself).

Coverage Includes: Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam, Southeast Coast, Southwest Highlands, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Siem Reap & the Temples of Angkor
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

What is the best time to visit NYC?

Let's face it, there is never a bad time to visit the Big Apple. NYC is a global destination and a city that is very high on most people's bucket list. There are, however, numerous factors to consider when planning a trip to the skyscraper capital of the world. Winter can be very cold, summer uncomfortably hot. Visit in September and you have the advantage of beating the summer holiday crowds. At this time of year, when the US Open is in full swing, temperatures are often pleasant and accommodation is more affordable than the peak months of the year. 

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New York City guide - 11th edition

Epicenter of the arts. Dining and shopping capital. Trendsetter. New York City wears many crowns, and spreads an irresistible feast for all.

Food truck, deli, pizza parlor, pub – eat your way through a world of food; take a sunset stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge for romantic views of amber skies; and take in a spectacular show on Broadway.

Coverage Includes: Lower Manhattan & the Financial District, SoHo & Chinatown, East Village & Lower East Side, West Village, Chelsea & the Meatpacking District, Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy, Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side & Central Park, Harlem & Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens.

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