Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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

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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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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

Denmark - Bornholm (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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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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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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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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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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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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Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package.

Listen to the sound of pounding hooves as wildebeest stampede across the Serengeti; pick your beach from over 100km of Indian Ocean coastline; track chimpanzees in Tanzania’s remote western parks.

Coverage Includes: Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Southeastern Tanzania, Southern Highlands, Western Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Central Tanzania, Northern Tanzania, Northeastern Tanzania, and more

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Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef Lonely Planet travel guide

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Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef

Let it all hang out in Queensland: Australia’s holiday haven offers beaches, reefs, jungles, uptempo locals and a laid-back tropical pace of life. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef.

Dive or snorkel in the dazzling Great Barrier Reef, spot wildlife in the lush Daintree Rainforest, or sail in slow search of paradise around the Whitsunday Islands.

Coverage Includes: Brisbane, Cairns, the Daintree, the Whitsunday Islands, Noosa, Fraser Island and more

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Texas - Houston & East Texas

More down-home than Dallas, more buttoned-up than Austin, Houston has money and cul-ture, but wears them like a good ol’ country boy come to town. Within day-trip distance you can visit NASA and the place where Texas won its independence.

- kick back on a shady patio, drink at hand, in an atmospheric Houston bar like Porch Swing Pub

- explore newly gussied-up Buffalo Bayou Park, which is surprisingly naturalistic, in the very heart of Houston

- ponder what was, what might have been and what still could be at Space Center Houston, the heart of NASA’s US space program

Coverage includes: Houston, Clear Lake & Around, Kemah, La Porte, Seabrook, Huntsville, Washington County, Brenham, Burton, Round Top, La Grange, Chappell Hill, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Bryan–College Station, Northeast Texas, Nacogdoches, Tyler, Canton, Kilgore, Jefferson, Caddo Lake, Carthage, Edom & Ben Wheeler.


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The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming megacities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people.

Pick your strip of pearly white sand; snorkel with gentle whale sharks at Donsol or dive at Puerto Galera; cruise through the reefs and islands of the Bacuit Archipelago.

Coverage Includes: Manila & Around, Mindoro, Palawan, Boracay, Western Visayas, Mindanao, Cebu, Eastern Visayas, Southeast Luzon, North Luzon, and more
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Central Asia travel guide

With its medieval blue-domed cities, kinetic bazaars and remote yurtstays, Central Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk Road like nowhere else.

Enjoy booming Almaty’s cafes, clubs and shops; wind through rugged mountains past ancient tombs, hot springs, and remote Kyrgyz yurt camps on Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway; or wonder at the architecture in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand.

Coverage Includes: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and more

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