Monday, 24 September 2018

Review: The Rough Guide to Nepal


Review: The Rough Guide to Nepal

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Dizzying views of astonishing mountains, national parks rich with wildlife, villages clinging to steep rice-terraces, ancient cities with spellbinding temples: this is Nepal. Get the most out of the country's raw beauty and unique culture with Rough Guide's invaluable insiders' tips, stunning images and colour-coded maps. This fully updated Rough Guide offers expert advice on Nepal's world-class trekking, rafteing and mountain biking, as well as where to find the tasties daal bhaat and finest guesthouses along the way.

Hindus believe that the gods made their home in the mountains of Nepal, one look at the Himalayas, and you'll understand why. Squeezed between India and Tibet, Nepal's diverse scenery ranges from lowland dripping jungles, where tigers hide in the shadows, to mount Everest's frozen summit. Discover this exciting destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to trek in the spectacular Himalaya region, take a boat ride on Phewa Lake in Pokhara or get up close and personal with rhinos at Chitwan National Park, The Rough Guide to Nepal will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

#1 on the Rough Guide list of things to do and see is Everest - Trekking in the vicinity of the greatest mountain on earth is an unequalled scenic and cultural experience.

Inside The Rough Guide to Nepal

– 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 Kathmandu’s backstreets or Nepal’s trekking regions without needing to get online. – Stunning, inspirational images – Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organise 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, including recent information on Nepal’s recovery since the 2015 earthquake.

Areas covered include: Kathmandu; Patan; Bhaktapur; Nagarkot; Pokhara; Ghorka; Manakamana; Bandipur; Janakpur; Mustang; the Terai; Annapurna and Everest regions.

Attractions include: Chitwan National Park; Bardia National Park; Boudha; Lumbini; Phewa Tal; whitewater rafting; trekking; cycling; meditation and yoga retreats.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals, health, culture and etiquette, spiritual pursuits and alternative therapies, and more.

– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the people of Nepal, religion, development dilemmas, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors: Stuart Butler, Mark South, Daniel Stables

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

Review: The Rough Guide to Ireland


Review: The Rough Guide to Ireland

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The emerald isle's riches just keep on coming. Perhaps that's why driving routes such as the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's Ancient East and the Ring of Kerry have proved such hits. But Ireland demands you take your foot off the gas, too - Belfast and Dublin's cultural heritage are to be savoured, while landscapes such as Connemara, the Arans and the Mourne Mountains will stop you in your tracks. Wherever the road takes you, this expertly revised twelfth edition is the perfect travelling companion.

Over the past three decades, Ireland has transformed itself with quiet determination. Gone - or certainly on its way out - is the image of a conservative, introspective, dourly rural nation, while infamous unrest and violence have, mercifully, faded away. It's not called the Emerald Isle for nothing and Ireland's physical appeal endures clear and true as a jewel. Discover this evergreen destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to ride the length of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, take a foodie tour of the southwest or discover a city reborn in Belfast, The Rough Guide to Ireland will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Wild Atlantic Way is #1 on the Rough Guide list of things to see and do.

Inside the Rough Guide to Ireland

– 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 backstreets of Dublin’s Temple Bar or Derry’s famous city walls without needing to get online.

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

– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Ireland’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 (all Ireland’s counties) include: Dublin; the Midlands; Cavan; Mayo; Galway; Clare; Limerick; Kerry; Cork; Kilkenny; Kildare; Meath; Belfast; Antrim and Derry. Attractions include: The Giant’s Causeway; Dublin’s Trinity College; Titanic Belfast; the Wild Atlantic Way; Brúna Bóinne; Skellig Michael; Kylemore Abbey; Bantry House; the Burren and Croagh Patrick.

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

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

Authors: Paul Clements, Paul Gray, Ciara Kenny, Norm Longley, Ally Thompson

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

Review: The Rough Guide to Greece


Review: The Rough Guide to Greece

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From sleepy islands and dynamic cities to rugged mountains and spectacular beaches, Greece is a country of unparalleled beauty. Discover the coolest Athens neighbourhoods, explore awe-inspiring Classical ruins or stay up late eating meze in a taverna overflowing with locals. Updated by experts and packed with information on everything from Greek mythology to ferry routes, this comprehensive fifteenth edition of the Rough Guide makes the perfect travelling companion.

Despite the media battering its economic reputation has endured, Greece remains a premier-league travel destination. Its incredible historic sites span four millennia, encompassing both the legendary and the obscure. Its convoluted coastline is punctuated by superb beaches, while its mountains interior urges you to dust off your hiking boots and explore. Yet perhaps its greatest riches are the islands, ranging from backwaters where the boat calls twice a week to resorts as cosmopolitan as any in the Mediterranean.

Whether you plan to join in the Easter celebrations, kick-back on the idyllic island of Santoríni or explore the ruins at Delphi, The Rough Guide to Greece will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

The #1 on the list chosen by Rough Guide is Santorini

The authors have also chosen their favorite highlights with Olymbos, Thrace, the Antikythira Mechanism exhibit, Hania, Osios Loukas monastery, Finikounda.

Inside the Rough Guide to Greece

– 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 Athens’ bazaar area or plan your island-hopping route without needing to get online.

– Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography

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

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

– Areas covered include: Athens, the Peloponnese, the Pelion peninsula, the Píndhos Mountains, Thessaloníki, Mount Olympus, Macedonia, the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Cyclades, Crete, the Dodecanese, the East and North Aegean islands, the Sporades and Évvia, the Ionian Islands.

– Attractions include: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Tower of the Winds, Temple of Poseidon, Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre, National Archeological Museum, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, the Metéora, Víkos Gorge, Mount Olympus, Préspa lakes, Mount Athos, Temple of Aphaea, Delos, Caldera of Santoríni, Knossós, Samariá Gorge, Lindos Acropolis, National Marine Park of Alónissos-Northern Sporades, and more.

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

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

Authors: Nick Edwards, John Fisher, Rebecca Hall, John Malathronas, Martin Zatko

Review: The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei


Review: The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

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Tropical jungles, shiny megamalls, traditional longhouses and some of the best dive sites in the world: few places can beat Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei for sheer variety. Populated by a blend of Malays, Chinese, Indians and indigenous groups, there is a rich cultural heritage, from a huge variety of annual festivals and wonderful cuisines, to traditional architecture and rural crafts.

While some make a beeline for the colonial mansions of George Town or Kuala Lumpur's fashionable bars, others head off in search of orang-utans or take in the sunrise from Mount Kinabalu. Whatever yougo for, this fully revised Rough Guide will help you make the most of your trip, with in-depth travel advice, detailed maps and helpful insider reviews.

Discover these exciting destinations with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to trek through the Taman Negara rainforest, kick-back on the idyllic Perhentian Islands or explore Singapore’s dynamic art scene, The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

It's not possible to see everything in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, so inside there are the top 22 things not to miss. Rough Guide have picked Niah National Park as their #1 on the list.

Inside the travel guide

– 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 backstreets of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown or Singapore’s downtown shopping streets without needing to get online.

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

– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei’s best sights and experiences.

– Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organise 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: Kuala Lumpur; Penang; George Town; Cameron Highlands; Langkawi; Perhentian Islands; Taman Negara; Sarawak; Sabah; Kota Kinabalu. Attractions include: Petronas Towers; Batu Caves; Gunung Mulu National Park; Ulu Temburong National Park; Mount Kinabalu; Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre; Little India; The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

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

-Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors: Marco Ferrarese, Richard Lim, Simon Willmore, Charles Young.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

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Kenya travel guide by Lonely Planet

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Kenya travel guide

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. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Kenya, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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.

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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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Review: Lonely Planet New Zealand travel guide


Review of Lonely Planet's #1 Best-Selling Guide to New Zealand

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Get ready for mammoth national parks, dynamic Māori culture, and skiing. New Zealand can be mellow or action-packed, but it's always epic.

Writer Anita Isalska says "New Zealand lives up to the hype - not easy, in a country that wins lavish praise from millions of visitors. this land is more magical than its movie sets: volcanoes smolder, fiords are pinch-yourself pretty and beaches have dreamy surf. But it's NZ's understated charms that reeled me in, like New Zealanders' disarming honesty and humour, and the pioneer spirit that endures  in remote areas. Tolerant and eco-conscious NZ feels like a sanctuary in a turbulent world. I'd hide out here forever."

Lonely Planet’s New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka.

Wellington is Lonely Planet's #1 on the list of top things to do in New Zealand.

Inside Lonely Planet’s New Zealand:

- Special features - Māori culture, Hiking, Extreme sports, skiing & snowboarding

- 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: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland

Curator: Charles Rawlings-Way

Writers: Brett Atkinson, Andrew Bain, Peter Dragicevich, Samantha Forge, Anita Isalska, Sofia Levin

Discover this fascinating country with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Review: NEW Lonely Planet's #1 Best-Selling Guide to Mexico


Review of Lonely Planet's #1 Best-Selling Guide to Mexico

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Palm-fringed beaches, chili-spiced cuisine, steamy jungles, teeming cities, fiesta fireworks, Frida's creativity: Mexico conjures up diverse, vivid dreams. And the reality lives up to them.

Writer Anna Kaminski tells us why she loves Mexico. "I first set foot in Mexico as a teenager, was beguiled by its ancient civilizations at university, and have now spent half of my life traversing the country on numerous trips. Having explored Mexico's cities, coasts, ruins and mountains, having surfed the couches of a motley crew of locals and experts - from a gangster in Tijuana to a Vietnam veteran painter in San Miguel de Allende - and having tasted Mexico's incredible food, from eyeball tacos and mondongo (tripe stew) to Michelin-starred set menus, I am still firmly in love with Mexico's remarkable diversity and its people."

Lonely Planet’s Mexico has the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gather all your senses and dive head-first into the ancient Maya world at exquisite Palenque; sample the freshest local specialities from street food stalls and innovative restaurants; and soak in the colours of Oaxaca City’s fiestas, architecture, and arts scene.

Peerless Palenque is Lonely Planet's #1 Top Pick on the list of things to do.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Mexico:

- Special features include: Guide to the ancient ruins, The Mexican kitchen, Travel with children in Mexico, Landscapes & wildlife feature.

- 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: Mexico City, Around Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatán Peninsula, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Western Central Highlands, Northern Central Highlands, Baja California, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico

Curator: Brendan Sainsbury

Writers: Kate Armstrong, Ray Bartlett, Celeste Brash, Stuart Butler, Steve Fallon, John Hecht, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Liza Prado, Phillip Tang

Get to the heart of Mexico with your trusted travel companion and begin your journey now!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Review: NEW Lonely Planet Southern Africa travel guide


Review: NEW Lonely Planet Southern Africa travel guide

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An astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture, Southern Africa is Africa at its most memorable.

Writer Anthony Ham tells us why he loves Southern Africa "Southern Africa ticks all my Africa boxes at once. This is one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth. I love the sight of lions on a kill or black rhinos communicating in secret at an Etosha watering hole. Or the possibility of seeing desert elephants and tracking rhinos on foot amid the stirring beauty of Damaraland. Or the chance to learn the wisdom of the ancients in a San community in the Kalahari. And I love the search for Lady Liuwa as hyenas stream across the plain at Liuwa Plain in Zambia. What's not to love?"

Lonely Planet Southern Africa has the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world’s oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park.

Victoria Falls is #1 on Lonely Planet's Top 17 list.

Inside Lonely Planet Southern Africa Travel Guide:

- Special features include: Colour wildlife guide, Safari planning feature, Music & culture, Victoria Falls coverage

- 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cuisine, environment, wildlife, music, religion, literature, visual arts

- Over 115 maps

Coverage Includes: Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and more

Curator: Anthony Ham

Writers: James Bainbridge, Lucy Corne, Mary Fitzpatrick, Trent Holden, Brendan Sainsbury

Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Southern Africa, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice, all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Review: NEW Lonely Planet Norway travel guide


Review: NEW Lonely Planet Norway travel guide

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Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the essence of its appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

Writer Anthony Ham explains why he loves Norway. "The first time I stood on the waterfront at Aurland and contemplated the fjords, not long after having passed among the peaks of Jotunheimen National Park, I was utterly convinced that there was no more beautiful country anywhere on earth. On my many Norwegian journeys since then, in winter and in summer, I've never lost that feeling. even more than the fjords and the high country, I now find myself drawn to the gravitas of Svalbard, to the perfect juxtaposition of water, rock and human habitation in the Lofoten Islands, and to the far horizons and Sami encampments of Norway's Arctic North."

Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Norway, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice

Visit Oslo; Norway's cultural capital, hike glacier-strewn high country, or simply hope to catch the elusive Northern Lights.

Geirangerfjord is Lonely Planet's #1 thing to see in Norway.

Inside Lonely Planet Norway Travel Guide:

- 4 east-to-use sections - Plan your trip, On the Road, Understand & Survival Guide

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Brilliant pull-out map at the back of the book

- 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - lifestyle, multiculturalism, economy, history, Vikings, independence, landscapes, national parks, wildlife, environment, forestry, Sami, religion, arts, architecture, music, literature, cinema, cuisine, drinks
Free, convenient pull-out Oslo map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps

Coverage Includes: Southern Norway, Central Norway, Bergen, the Southwestern Fjords, the Western Fjords, Trondelag, Nordland, the Far North, Svalbard and more

Curator: Anthony Ham

Writers: Oliver Berry, Donna Wheeler

Explore this magical country with your trusted Lonely Planet travel companion. Get to the heart of Norway and begin your journey now!

NEW Chile & Easter Island Lonely Planet travel guide

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Chile & Easter Island PDF travel guide

Strap on your pack and hike through winding forests to behold the granite mountain spires of Las Torres; watch sunset turn the Valle de la Luna intense purple, gold, pink and yellow; and puzzle over the giant statues of Easter Island.

Coverage Includes: Santiago, Middle Chile, Southern Heartland, Archipielago Juan Fernandez, Norte Grande, Norte Chico, Sur Chico, Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Easter Island

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Chile & Easter Island travel guide - 11th edition

Strap on your pack and hike through winding forests to behold the granite mountain spires of Las Torres; watch sunset turn the Valle de la Luna intense purple, gold, pink and yellow; and puzzle over the giant statues of Easter Island. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chile & Easter Island and begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes: Santiago, Middle Chile, Southern Heartland, Archipielago Juan Fernandez, Norte Grande, Norte Chico, Sur Chico, Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Easter Island

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring travel guide - 19th edition

Watch the sun rise over Cambodia’s temples of Angkor; hang out, hit the beach and learn to cook in Vietnam’s cosmopolitan, buzzing Hoi An; and kayak around the turquoise waters of Laos’ Si Phan Don.

Coverage Includes: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Singapore, Vietnam.


Encounter hammerhead sharks on a dawn dive, find your perfect luxury beach resort or family-run guesthouse, and hop around by seaplane for a view of coral atolls, blue lagoons and tiny desert islands.

Coverage Includes: Male, North & South Male Atolls, Ari & Rasdhoo Atoll, Northern Atolls, Southern Atolls.

Cape Town & the Garden Route travel guide - 9th edition

Soak in the view from the summit of Table Mountain, take a boat to Robben Island for an insight into the country’s history, and explore the beaches, forests and verdant mountains along the majestic Garden Route.

Coverage Includes: City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant, East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory Gardens & Surrounds, Green Point & Waterfront, Sea Point to Hout Bay, Southern Suburbs, Simon’s Town & Southern Peninsula, Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Robertson, Hermanus, Stanford, Darling, Langebaan, The Garden Route.

Costa Rica travel guide - 13th edition

Pick a river for some heart-pounding white-water rafting; lounge in a hammock or snorkel off uncrowded beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast; and spot monkeys, crocs, toucans and iguanas. 

 Coverage Includes: San Jose, Central Valley & Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal & Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa

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California - San Francisco (PDF Chapter)

From misty Northern California redwood forests to sun-kissed Southern California beaches, the enchanted Golden State makes Disneyland seem normal. Sashay out onto San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, walk beneath ancient redwoods, or taste wine in Sonoma Valley.

Coverage Includes: San Francisco, Napa Valley, Coastal Highway 1, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada, Disneyland, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs and more

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Italy - Rome & Laziome & Lazio (PDF Chapter)

Home to many of the world’s greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other place.

Wander through chariot-grooved streets in Pompeii, sample the abundant varieties of wine and olives as you tour Tuscany, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Coverage Includes: Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and more

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Sardinia - Iglesias & the Southwest (PDF Chapter)

Sardinia captivates with its wild hinterland, out-of-this-world beaches and endearing eccentricities. Here coastal drives thrill, prehistory puzzles and four million sheep rule the roads.

Get pleasantly lost in Sardinia’s wild Barbagia and Ogliastra provinces, kayak through the sea grottoes of Golfo di Orosei, or boulder-hop at Gola Su Gorropu - Europe’s Grand Canyon.

Coverage Includes: Cagliari, the Sarrabus, Iglesias, Oristano, Alghero, Olbia, the Costa Smeralda, the Gallura, Nuoro, Orgosolo, Tiscali, Golfo di Orosei, Gola Su Gorropu, Grotta di Nettuno, Bosa, and more

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Malta & Gozo - Valletta (PDF Chapter)

Valletta may be small, but it’s packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage Site it described it as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’.

- enjoy the many different angles of Renzo Piano’s new Parliament Building

- check out the view that puts the ‘grand’ in Grand Harbour, from the Upper Barrakka Gardens & the Saluting Battery

- discover the glories of St John’s Co-Cathedral

Coverage includes: Valletta & Around, Floriana, Vittoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua (the Three Cities), Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples, Fort Rinella and Smart City.

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New York City - Harlem & Upper Manhattan (PDF Chapter)

The top half of Manhattan is a lot of territory to cover, with numerous points of interest a dis-tance away from one another and no subways to take you across town. So pick a neighborhood and explore.

- explore the fine artistry and hidden treasures inside the gloriously epic yet still-unfinished Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, the largest house of worship in the US

- take a fantastical journey into the Middle Ages at the Cloisters Museum & Gardens, replete with Flemish tapestries and other medieval masterpieces

- catch cutting-edge exhibitions from the Latin American diaspora at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem

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

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

New York City - Union Square, the Flatiron District & Gramercy (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - Union Square, the Flatiron District & Gramercy (PDF Chapter)

Though short on sights, there’s lots happening on and around Union Square, which bustles with a medley of protesters, buskers and businessfolk. North of there is grassy Madison Square Park, an elegant oasis en route to Midtown.

- mentally configure your fantasy loft while perusing floor after floor of wildly priced but uber­gorgeous home goods at Abc Carpet & Home

- prod fresh produce and sample artisanal treats at Union Square Greenmarket, which transforms into a delightful Christmas market

- slurp on flawless happy-hour cocktails at dark and decolicious Flatiron Lounge

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

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Greek Islands - Athens & Around (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Greek Islands - Athens & Around (PDF Chapter)

With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. The magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds Greeks daily of their heritage and the city’s many transformations.

- climb to the awe-inspiring Acropolis

- enjoy the majesty of the Parthenon sculptures in the Acropolis Museum

- stroll around the historic centre, the Ancient Agora

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Athens Ports, Around Ath-ens.

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Sri Lanka - The Hill Country (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Sri Lanka - The Hill Country (PDF Chapter)

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Sri Lanka, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Laze on a pristine, undiscovered beach, wander lost cities and ancient ruins, or hit the markets for a rainbow of exotic fruits and rich spices.

Coverage Includes: Colombo, Galle, Kandy, Arugam Bay, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Jaffna, Uda Walawe National Park, Bundala National Park, hill country, ancient cities, and more

Writers: Anirban Mahapatra, Bradley Mayhew, Iain Stewart

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