Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Central Asia - Kazakhstan (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Central Asia - Kazakhstan (PDF Chapter)

The world’s ninth-biggest country is the most economically advanced of the ’stans’, thanks to abundant reserves of oil and other valuable minerals. The capital, Astana, on the windswept northern steppe, has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture.

- dine out in leafy, sophisticated Almaty and hike in the spectacular mountains on its door-step

- stay in hospitable homestays and trek amid gorgeous alpine scenery in the Kolsai Lakes

- be awed by Turkestan’s beautiful Timurid architecture at Kazakhstan’s holiest site

Coverage includes: Almaty & Around, Medeo & Chimbulak, Ozero Bol-shoe Almatinskoe Area, Southeast Kazakhstan, Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes, Altyn-Emel Na-tional Park, Karkara Valley, Central Tian Shan, Southern Kazakhstan, Taraz, Shymkent & Around, Turkestan, Otrar, Kyzylorda, Aral, Western Kazakhstan, Aktau & Around, Uralsk, North-ern Kazakhstan, Astana & Around, Lake Burabay, Karaganda, Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Altay Mountains, Semey & Around, Understand Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan To-day, History, People, Arts, Environment, Survival Guide, When to Go, Visas & Permits, Itineraries, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Resources.

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Caribbean Islands - Martinique (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Caribbean Islands - Martinique (PDF Chapter)

Martinique is a mountainous stunner crowned by the still-smoldering Mont Pelée. It is a cos-mopolitan and sophisticated island that boasts stunning beaches, superb hiking, top-notch culi-nary experiences, an enormous array of activities and rich cultural life.

- swim and sun yourself at Grande Anse des Salines, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches

- drive the Route de la Trace, the scenic road through the center of the island, stopping for a walk in the foothills of Mont Pelée

- soak up the sun and sand by day and the gourmet flavors by night at Presqu’île de Caravelle

Coverage includes: Fort-de-France, Southern Martinique, Northern Marti-nique, Understand Martinique, History, People & Culture, Landscape & Wildlife, Survival Guide, When to Go.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

South Bank to St Paul's (Lonely Planet London)

What is the best walk in London?
Millennium Bridge to St Paul's (London). Photo ebooktravelguides.com

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London city guide - 10th edition

Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of London, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. One of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times.

Check out cutting-edge art at the Tate Modern, wander the historic Royal Parks and explore riverside pubs and the bars of Shoreditch; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of London and begin your journey now!

Covers: the West End, the City, the South Bank, Kensington & Hyde Park, the East End and more

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Travel by ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island (Lonely Planet)

What is the best thing to see in Hong Kong?
Ferry service between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Photo © ebooktravelguides.com

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Hong Kong - Plan your trip (PDF Chapter)

Your journey to Hong Kong starts here. You’ll find the tools to plan your adventure: where to go and when, how much to budget, plus in-depth info on local cuisine.

Coverage includes: Welcome to Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s Top 16, What’s New, Need to Know, First Time Hong Kong, Getting Around, Top Itineraries, If You Like: Views, Traditional Culture, Unusual Eats, Hiking, Chinese Architecture, Colonial Architecture or Parks & Gardens, Month By Month, With Kids, Like a Local, For Free, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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Guatemala's Mighty Volcanic Lake Atitlán (Lonely Planet)

What is the best thing to see in Guatemala?
Guatemala's Volcanic Lake Atitlán. Photo © Simon Raven

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Guatemala - Antigua

A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture, Antigua remains Guatemala’s must-visit destination. The city boasts an impressive catalog of colonial relics in a magnificent setting. Its churches, plazas and markets are throbbing with activity.

- resurrect your high-school Spanish at highly regarded language schools

- witness scattered slabs of masonry, such as at the Catedral, that display mute evidence of Antigua’s quake-ridden history

- admire and acquire traditional Maya wear at Casa del Tejido Antiguo, with its seminal collection of huipiles (embroidered tunics) and cortes (wraparound skirts)

Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Jocetango, Ciudad Vieja & around, San Cristóbal El Alto, San Juan Comalapa, Santiago Sacatepéquez & Sumpango.

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Kenya - Masai Mara & Western Kenya (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Kenya - Masai Mara & Western Kenya (PDF Chapter)

For many travellers, the magic of western Kenya is summed up in two poetic words: Masai Mara. Few places on earth support such high concentrations of animals, and the Mara’s wildebeest-spotted savannahs are undeniably the region’s star attraction.

- watch one of the greatest wildlife shows on Earth in the Masai Mara National Reserve

- enjoy one of East Africa’s finest wildlife territories, Naboisho Conservancy

- look for birds and primates in Kakamega Forest Reserve, Kenya’s last true rainforest

Coverage includes: Masai Mara, Narok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Maji Moto Group Ranch, Mara North Conservancy, Naboisho Conservancy, Olare-Orok Con-servancy, Olderikesi Conservancy, Siana & the Southeastern Conservancies, Lake Victoria, Ki-sumu, Homa Bay, Ruma National Park, Mbita & Rusinga Island, Mfangano Island, Western Highlands, Kisii, Kericho, Kakamega, Kakamega Forest, Eldoret, Kitale, Mt Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park

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New York City - Lower Manhattan & the Financial District (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - Lower Manhattan & the Financial District (PDF Chapter)

Home to icons such as Wall St, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and the Statue of Liberty, the southern end of Manhattan pulses with businesslike energy during the day. For an evening buzz on any night, head to Tribeca’s renowned eateries and drinking dens.

- climb up inside America’s most famous statue, the Statue of Liberty, peer out from her crown and see the world’s greatest city spread out before you

- reflect on loss, hope and resilience at New York City’s beautifully transformed Ground Zero, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

- zip up to the top of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, One World Trade Center, for a knockout panorama of Manhattan and beyond at One World Observatory

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

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Sweden - The Southeast & Gotland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Sweden - The Southeast & Gotland (PDF Chapter)

Southeastern Sweden is a treasure trove of stoic castles, story-book villages and mystical is-lands. Carved by the epic Göta Canal, Östergötland boasts lovable, lakeside Vadstena, home to a hulking Renaissance castle, and candy-crazed Gränna.

- climb the stairs behind the cathedral for stunning views in Visby

- make your every storybook castle dream come true at Kalmar Slott

- walk down memory lane in the retro Husqvarna Fabriksmuseum

Coverage includes: Östergötland, Norrköping, Linköping, Vadstena, Småland, Jönköping-Huskvarna, Gränna, Eksjö, Växjö, Kalmar, Glasriket, Oskarshamn, Väs-tervik, Vimmerby, Öland, Borgholm, Northern Öland, Southern Öland, Gotland, Visby, Northern Gotland, Fårö, Southern Gotland.

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Quito (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Quito (PDF Chapter)

High in the Andes, Quito is dramatically situated, squeezed between mountain peaks whose greenery is concealed by the afternoon mist. Houses creep partway up their slopes, and busy commercial thoroughfares lined with shops and choked with traffic turn into peaceful neighborhoods on Sundays.

- explore the cobblestone streets that crisscross the Old Town, one of South America’s finest colonial centers

- gaze at Oswaldo Guayasamín’s monumental paintings at the Capilla del Hombre, and visit his treasure-filled home

- ride an aerial tram up Volcán Pichincha for magnificent views over the Andean capital

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

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Thailand's Islands & Beaches - Phuket & the Andaman Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Thailand's Islands & Beaches - Phuket & the Andaman Coast (PDF Chapter)

The Andaman is Thailand’s dream coast: one of those places that you see on a postcard which make you want to quit your job and live in flip-flops…forever. Pure-white beaches of soft sand meet a turquoise sea, with towering limestone cliffs and jungle-covered isles.

- buzz across jade-green waters between white-sand beaches in the Trang Islands

- snorkel over colourful corals off Ko Lipe and explore the untouched nearby islands

- experience the heady mix of luxury lodgings, super spas and street-food treats in Phuket

Coverage includes: Ranong Province, Ranong Town, Ko Chang, Ko Phayam, Laem Son National Park, Phang-Nga Province, Khuraburi, Surin Islands Marine Na-tional Park, Khao Sok National Park, Ko Phra Thong & Ko Ra, Khao Lak & Around, Similan Is-lands Marine National Park, Natai, Ao Phang-Nga, Phuket Province, Phuket Town, Laem Phan-wa, Ko Sireh, Rawai, Hat Patong, Hat Kata, Hat Karon, Hat Kamala, Hat Surin, Ao Bang Thao, Sirinat National Park, Thalang District, Krabi Province, Krabi Town, Railay, Ao Nang, Hat Nop-pharat Thara, Ko Phi-Phi, Ko Lanta, Ko Jum & Ko Si Boya, Trang Province, Trang, Trang Beach-es, Trang Islands, Satun Province, Satun, Pak Bara, Ko Tarutao Marine National Park, Ko Bulon Leh.

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Nepal - Biking, Rafting & Kayaking (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Nepal - Biking, Rafting & Kayaking (PDF Chapter)

Nepal’s world-class rapids and exhilarating mountain descents are made for white-water rafting and mountain biking. It boasts rafting and kayaking routes suitable for beginners and pros alike, and your choice is dependent on how much of a buzz you can handle.

- savour dawn views over the Himalaya during a two-day cycle

- explore historic Newari towns off the beaten track

- get the adrenaline pumping while navigating rapids on a raft

- learn to kayak surrounded by jungle scenery

Coverage includes: Mountain-Bike Routes, The Scar Road from Kathmandu, Kathmandu to Pokhara, Upper Mustang: Jomsom to Lo Manthang, Muktinath to Pokhara, Kathmandu Valley Loop via Nagarkot & Namobuddha, The Rajpath from Kathmandu, Pokhara to Sarangkot & Naudanda, Rafting & Kayaking Routes, Trisuli, Bhote Kosi, Upper Sun Kosi, Seti Khola, Upper Kali Gandaki, Marsyangdi, Karnali, Sun Kosi, Tamur, Other Rivers.

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Monday, 13 August 2018

Discover University City Szeged (Lonely Planet Hungary)

What is the most beautiful town in Eastern Europe?
University of Szeged, Hungary. Photo ebooktravelguides.com

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Understand Hungary & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

All the info you need on everything from history, the arts, wine and outdoor activities to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet...you name it. Get hints on the gay and lesbian scene and tips for women travellers, kids and travellers with disabilities, as well as a handy language guide and glossary.

Coverage includes: Understand Hungary, Hungary Today, History, The Arts, The Hungarian People, The Wines of Hungary, Outdoor Activities, Survival Guide, Directory, Transport and Language.

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The Ancient City of Pécs (Lonely Planet Hungary)

What is a good place to visit in Hungary?
The Ancient City of Pécs, Hungary. Photo ebooktravelguides.com

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Understand Hungary & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

All the info you need on everything from history, the arts, wine and outdoor activities to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet...you name it. Get hints on the gay and lesbian scene and tips for women travellers, kids and travellers with disabilities, as well as a handy language guide and glossary.

Coverage includes: Understand Hungary, Hungary Today, History, The Arts, The Hungarian People, The Wines of Hungary, Outdoor Activities, Survival Guide, Directory, Transport and Language.

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Russia - Golden Ring (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Russia - Golden Ring (PDF Chapter)

Touring the Golden Ring, a string of medieval towns northeast of Moscow, is like settling into the comforting arms of Mother Russia: it’s a bucolic realm of whitewashed churches with golden onion domes, flower-covered meadows, and samovars bubbling away in colourful gingerbread cottages.

- ramble through bucolic beauty while church bells sigh in the distance in Suzdal

- stroll alongside the Volga River in an artist’s serene dream in Plyos

- feed carrots to elk and tasting their milk at Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm

Coverage includes: Vladimir, Suzdal, Plyos, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Ros-tov-Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Sergiev Posad.

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Escape the heat in Dolomite Cortina! (Lonely Planet Italy)

Where is a good place to go hiking in Italy
The ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo. The Dolomites, Italy. Photo © ebooktravelguides.com

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Italy travel guide

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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Florida - Florida Keys & Key West (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Florida - Florida Keys & Key West (PDF Chapter)

If Florida is a state apart from the USA, the Keys are islands apart from Florida – in other words, it’s different down here. This is a place where those who reject everyday life on the main-land escape.

- watch the sun set over the ocean as you sit and take in the raucous show at Mallory Square

- dive around the rainbow reefs at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

- paddle out to eerie, lonely, beautiful Indian Key Historic State Park

Coverage includes: Upper Keys, Key Largo & Tavernier, Islamorada, Mid-dle Keys, Grassy Key, Marathon, Lower Keys, Big Pine Key, Bahia Honda Key & Looe Key, Sugarloaf Key & Boca Chica Key, Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park.

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Switzerland - Zurich (PDF Chapter)

The lakeside city of Zürich is this canton’s centre of attention, with a clutch of excellent museums and restaurants in the walkable Altstadt (Old Town), not to mention happening bars, galleries and boutiques with urban edge in the revitalised Zürich-West neighbourhood.

- bask in the glow of Marc Chagall’s stained-glass windows in the Fraumünster

- admire the extensive art collections in the Kunsthaus, Zürich’s impressive fine-arts gallery

- join the throngs for the August Street Parade

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

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Colombia - Bogotá (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Colombia - Bogotá (PDF Chapter)

Bogotá is Colombia’s beating heart, an engaging and vibrant capital cradled by chilly Andean peaks and steeped in sophisticated urban cool. The city’s cultural epicenter is La Candelaria, the cobbled historic downtown to which most travelers gravitate.

- ponder Colombia’s El Dorado myths at the Museo del Oro, one of the continent’s top museums

- step through the looking glass into the surreal nightlife world at Andrés Carne de Res

- trek up the Cerro de Monserrate, the towering symbol of Bogotá, with the Sunday pilgrims

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

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Drive the Transfagarasan (Lonely Planet Romania)

Transfagarasan Mountrain Road. Romania. Photo © Simon Raven

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Romania & Bulgaria travel guide

Ponder the sheer scale of the Palace of Parliament, spot wildlife in the magnificent Danube Delta, or take a spin along the unforgettable Transfagarasan Road; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Romania & Bulgaria and begin your journey now!

Coverage Includes: Bucharest, Wallachia, Transylvania, Marmures, Crisana & Banat, Moldavia & the Bucovina Monasteries, the Danube Delta & Black Sea Coast, and more
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New York City - Queens (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - Queens (PDF Chapter)

Of the city’s five boroughs, Queens is top dog in size and runner-up in head count. Any-where else, it would be a major city in its own right. So where to begin?

- feel inspired at the Museum of Modern Art’s cross-river sibling, Moma PS1. This cultural hub displays edgy, world-class artwork, not to mention lectures, performances and an electric summer party series.

- relive your favorite film and TV moments at Astoria’s contemporary tribute to the small and silver screens, the Museum of the Moving Image

- head out to the seaside at Rockaway by subway (or better yet ferry) for surfing, rock-loving waterfront eateries and miles of shimmering beaches

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

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