Monday, 20 August 2018

Singapore - Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Garden (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Singapore - Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Garden (PDF Chapter)

The must-see sight here is the Singapore Botanic Gardens – set aside half a day to soak up its charms. Stock up on picnic food at upmarket Holland Village or leafy Dempsey Hill, or head to leafy Food Canopy a dirt-cheap hawker feed.

- take deep, blissful breaths of air in lush and velvety Singapore Botanic Gardens, picnicking on the lawns, slipping into ancient rainforest and exploring a string of tranquil themed gardens

- marvel at the beauty, diversity and sheer quantity of varieties on display at the National Orchid Garden set snugly in the Botanic Gardens

- shop for unique homewares in Dempsey Hill’s antique shops & galleries

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Shopping, Activities.

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Scandinavia - Tallinn (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Scandinavia - Tallinn (PDF Chapter)

Tallinn is lively yet peaceful, absurdly photogenic, bursting with wonderful sights – ancient churches, medieval streetscapes and noble merchants’ houses – and boasts delightful food and a atmospheric hotels and a vibrant modern culture.

- explore the medieval Old Town, the most fascinating locality in Estonia

- stroll through Raekoja plats to see the Gothic town hall, shop at the markets or people-watch from one of the outdoor cafes

- explore Tallinn maritime history at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and journey down the cramped corridors of a 1930s naval submarine

Coverage includes: When to Go, Best Places to Stay.

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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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France - Lille, Flanders & The Somme (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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France - Lille, Flanders & The Somme

In Lille and French Flanders, a down-to-earth Flemish vibe mixes easily with French sophistication and savoir faire. In Picardy and the Somme, WWI memorials marking the front lines of 1914 to 1918 render visitors speechless with their heartbreaking beauty.

- explore centuries-old alleyways and chic boutiques in Lille’s old town

- marvel at Amiens’ Gothic cathedral

- ramble the spectacular, windswept Côte d’Opale

Coverage includes: Best Places to Sleep, Lille, Flanders & Artois, Cassel, Arras, Lens, Côte d’Opale, Calais to Boulogne, Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Baie de Somme, Le Crotoy, St-Valery-sur-Somme, Battle of the Somme, Flanders & Artois Memorials, Picardy, Amiens, Compiègne, Laon, When to Go.

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New England - Around Boston (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New England - Around Boston (PDF Chapter)

Boston may be the state capital, but it’s not the only town in eastern Massachusetts with traveler appeal. Many nearby places with rich histories, vibrant cultural scenes and unique events merit a visit. Easily accessible from Boston, most of these are ideal day-trip destinations.

- cycle through history, from Cambridge to Lexington on the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

- hit the beaches of Gloucester, admire the art and feast on seafood

- traverse the Minute Man National Historic Park and recall the beginnings of American independence

Coverage includes: West of Boston, Lexington, Concord, Lowell, North Shore, Salem, Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich & Essex, Marblehead, Newburyport & Plum Island, South Shore, Quincy, Plymouth and New Bedford.

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Berlin - Scheunenviertel (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Berlin - Scheunenviertel (PDF Chapter)

Scheunenviertel packs bunches of charisma into its relatively compact size and is a joy to ex-plore. Its greatest charms reveal themselves in the labyrinth of quiet lanes fanning out from its main drags, Oranienburger Strasse and Rosenthaler Strasse.

- glimpse high drama, abstract mind-benders and glowing colour among the contemporary artworks at Sammlung Boros, a bunker-turned-art museum

- explore fashion boutiques, shops, galleries and cafes in the charismatic Hackesche Höfe courtyard maze

- strut your stuff to salsa, tango, ballroom, waltz and swing at funky retro ballroom Clärchens Ballhaus

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

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Peru - Lima (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Peru - Lima (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Shrouded in history, gloriously messy and full of aesthetic delights, Lima is also sophisticated, with civilization that dates back millennia. Stately museums display sublime pottery, galleries debut edgy art, solemn religious processions recall the 18th century, and crowded nightclubs dispense tropical beats.

- bite into Peruvian delicacies at the innovative restaurants of Miraflores

- explore sandy ruins with several civilizations’ worth of temples at Pachacamac

- admire pre-Columbian masterpieces, from sublime tapestries to intricate goldwork at Museo Larco

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

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Germany - Stuttgart & the Black Forest (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Germany - Stuttgart & the Black Forest

Beyond the high-tech, urbanite pleasures of 21st-century Stuttgart lies a region still ripe for discovery. On the city fringes, country lanes roll into vineyards and lordly baroque palaces, spa towns and castles steeped in medieval myth.

- tune into modern-day Stuttgart

- wallow in thermal waters and art nouveau grandeur in Baden-Baden, belle of the Black Forest

- hop between borders on Lake Constance, straddling Switzerland, Germany and Austria

Coverage includes: Stuttgart & Around, Max-Eyth-See, Grabkapelle Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Maulbronn, Swabian Alps & Around, Tübingen, Burg Hohenzollern, Schwäbisch Hall, Ulm, The Black Forest, Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Freudenstadt, Kinzig Valley, Alpirsbach, Schiltach, Gutach, Haslach, Gengenbach, Freiburg, Schauinsland, Steinwasen Park, Todtnauer Wasserfall, St Peter, Breisach, Feldberg, Titisee-Neustadt, Schluchsee, Triberg, Stöcklewaldturm, Martinskapelle, Villingen-Schwenningen, Rottweil, Unterkirnach, Lake Constance, Konstanz, Mainau Island, Reichenau Island, Meersburg, Pfahlbauten, Birnau, Affenberg Salem, Schloss Salem, Friedrichshafen, Ravensburg and Lindau.

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Brazil travel guide - 10th edition (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Brazil travel guide - 10th edition

Brazil is blessed with powdery white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and rhythm-filled metropolises. Its attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns, coral-fringed tropical islands and otherworldly landscapes of canyons and waterfalls to a national joie de vivre that embraces good food, great music and fabulous festivals.

Party at Carnaval in Rio, come face to face with monkeys and other creatures in the Amazon, or snorkel the aquatic life-filled natural aquariums of Bonito, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Brazil and begin your journey now!

Covers: The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Salvador, Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraiba, Rio Grande de Norte, Parana, Ceara, Piaui, Maranhao, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso and more

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Bolivia - The Cordilleras & Yungas (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Bolivia - The Cordilleras & Yungas

Caught between the Andes and the Amazon, this rugged transition zone has just about everything you could ask for from your Bolivian adventure, including treks into the past along preserved Inca trails, wildlife-watching aplenty and a pervading air of hard-won tranquility.

- travel on the path of the Inca on the inspiring El Choro Trek

- treat yourself to a few days of warm weather, a hammock and poolside drinks in Coroico

- swing over to Sorata for less-traveled climbing, hiking and biking opportunities

Coverage includes: Cordillera Real, Huayna Potosí, Condoriri Massif, Ancohuma, Illimani, The Yungas, Coroico & Yolosa, El Choro Trek, Takesi Trek, Yunga Cruz Trek, Chulumani & around, Caranavi, Guanay, El Camino del Oro (Gold Digger’s Trail), Sorata, Mapiri Trail, Aucapata & Iskanwaya, Cordillera Apolobamba, Charazani, Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Nacional Apolobamba and the Lagunillas to Agua Blanca (Curva to Pelechuco) Trek.

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

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Chicago - Day Trips from Chicago

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Chicago and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include Oak Park and Indiana Dunes.

- tour Oak Park to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and a slew of homes he designed for his neighbors; Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace is here too

- sunny beaches, woodsy trails, ranger-guided walks and towering sand dunes feature at Indiana Dunes, a combination of national and state park

- Wisconsin’s biggest city, Milwaukee, has a stellar lineup of beer, motorcycles, world-class art and a ballpark of racing sausages

- the artsy towns of Saugatuck and Douglas boom in summer thanks to their golden beaches, piney breezes, fruit pies and welcome-one, welcome-all mind-set

- Galena is quaint, with perfectly preserved, Civil War–era streets set amid rolling, cow-dotted hills by the Mississippi River

Coverage includes: Oak Park, Indiana Dunes, Milwaukee, Saugatuck & Douglas and Galena.

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Madagascar - Eastern Madagascar (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Madagascar - Eastern Madagascar

There is a wildness to Eastern Madagascar of primordial allure, from the misty mountains of Masoala, down the huge coastline with its pounding sea, to the lush waterways of the Pangalanes Lakes. Travel here can be frustrating and difficult, but also surprisingly and richly rewarding.

Coverage includes: Lac Mantasoa, Moramanga, Andasibe, Parc National Andasibe Mantadia, Réserve Spéciale d’Analamazaotra, Parc National de Mantadia, Parc Mitsinjo, Réserve de Torotorofotsy, Mahay Mitia Ala, Réserve de Maromizaha, Vohimana Forest, Pangalanes Lakes, Lac Ampitabe (Akanin’ny Nofy), Lac Rasobe & Manambato, Ambila-Lemaitso, Tamatave (Toamasina) & around, Parc Zoologique Ivoloina, Foulpointe (Mahavelona), Mahambo, Fenoarivo-Atsinanana (Fénérive Est), Soanierana-Ivongo, Manompana, Île Sainte Marie, Ambodifotatra & around, Île aux Nattes (Nosy Nato), Baie d’Antongil & the Masoala Peninsula, Mananara, Maroantsetra, Réserve de Nosy Mangabe and Parc National de Masoala.

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Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei - East Coast Islands, Kelantan & Terengganu (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei - East Coast Islands, Kelantan & Terengganu

What brings folks back to the region time and again are the tantalisingly beautiful islands of this region, with their white sands and swaying palms. The word ‘Paradise’ barely does them justice.

- tempt your taste buds at the street stalls, markets and restaurants of Kota Bharu

- learn about Malay culture and history at the excellent museums in Kota Bharu

- check out the Thai temples in the borderlands of Tumpat

Coverage includes: Kelantan, Kota Bharu and around, East Coast Islands, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Redang, Pulau Kapas, Coastal Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu and around, North of Kuala Terengganu and South of Kuala Terengganu.

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Seek out Khmer carvings at Angkor Wat (Lonely Planet Cambodia)

 Khmer carving on a temple wall at Angkor Wat. Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Cambodia travel guide

Ascend to the realm of the gods, Angkor Wat. Descend into hell at Tuol Sleng Prison. With a history both inspiring and depressing, Cambodia delivers an intoxicating present

Stand under the glimmering spires of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, trek the lush rainforest of the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, or explore the floating village of Kompong Luong.

Covers: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor, South Coast, Northwestern Cambodia, Eastern Cambodia and more

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Sunday, 19 August 2018

The mighty Kronborg castle in Helsingor (Lonely Planet Denmark)

16th Century Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark
16th Century Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark. Photo Simon Raven


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Denmark travel guide

Chart-topping contentment and quality of life, blockbuster dining and design, and a cheerful emphasis on hygge (cosiness) – explore (and envy) what makes Denmark tick.

Sample the freshest and best Danish food, immerse yourself in Viking history, and make a pilgrimage to the home of Lego.

Coverage Includes: Copenhagen, Sealand, Funen, Jutland, Møn, Falster & Lolland, Bornholm and more

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Explore vibrant Cartagena! (Lonely Planet Colombia)

San Pedro Square Cathedral in Cartagena, Colombia
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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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Discover Rio's UFO! (Lonely Planet Brazil)

What is the best art gallery in Rio?
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo ebooktravelguides.com


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Rio de Janeiro - Plan your trip

Your journey to Rio de Janiero 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 discovering samba in the city.

Coverage includes: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro’s Top 10, What’s New, Need to Know, Top Itineraries, If You Like: Beaches, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Gardens, Historical Sights, Art & Architecture or Free Attractions, Month by Month, With Kids, Carnaval, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Samba, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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Colombia - Boyaca, Santander & Norte de Santander (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Colombia - Boyaca, Santander & Norte de Santander (PDF Chapter)

Boyacá, Santander and Norte de Santander together form one of the first areas settled by Spanish conquistadores and its calling as Colombia’s heartland cannot be understated. It’s here that the seeds of revolution were sowed, ultimately leading to Colombia’s independence.

- wander the cinematic streets of Barichara amid colonial splendor

- hike beneath glaciers and among spectacular mountain peaks in the rarely visited Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy

- explore cobblestone streets, hidden waterfalls and prehistoric fossils in Villa de Leyva

Coverage includes: Boyacá, Villa de Leyva & Around, Santuario de Iguaque, Sogamoso, Monguí, Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Santander, San Gil, Barichara, Guane, Cañon del Chicamocha, Bucaramanga, Guadalupe, Norte de Santander, Pamplona, Playa de Belén.

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

New York City - Midtown (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New York City - Midtown (PDF Chapter)

Midtown is big, brazen and best seen on foot, so slice it up and enjoy it bit by bit. The top end of Fifth Ave makes for a fabled introduction, home to Tiffany & Co, MoMA and the Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock observation deck.

- play spot the landmark at the Rockefeller Center’s jaw-dropping Top of the Rock observation deck, or sip cocktails at grown-ups-only SixtyFive five floors down.

- hang out with Picasso, Warhol and Rothko, or grab a spectacular bite to eat or a fine cock-tail at this blockbuster Museum of Modern Art

- peruse the racks for fine art prints, fascinating old used books, or just inhale the ev-er-more-rare smell of an actual bookstore at Argosy

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


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Friday, 17 August 2018

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City (PDF Chapter)

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here.

- learning about the turbulence of conflict at the War Remnants Museum

- see highlights of the city’s French-colonial architecture at the iconic Notre Dame cathe-dral

- smother yourself in clouds of incense within the mystical world of the Jade Emperor Pa-goda

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

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