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Rough Guide to Crete travel guide


Beautiful beaches, rugged landscapes, atmospheric towns and lost-in-time mountain villages make Crete the ultimate Greek-island getaway. Whether you want to walk in the footsteps of the Minoans at Knossos, trek down the Samariá Gorge, while away the hours on Crete’s idyllic beaches, explore its many off-shore islands, enjoy the views at the scenic Lasithi plateau or dance till dawn in Ayios Nikolaos, this fully updated and entertaining, ‘tell it like it is’ Rough Guide, is packed with exhaustive practical information and honest independent recommendations for the very best seaside hotels, hilltop villas, rustic tavernas and raki bars.

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Crete Top 10

1. Loutro

2. Traditional Music and Dance

3. Knossos

4. Archeological Museum, iraklio

5. Lasithi Plateau

6. Elafonisi

7. Windsurfing

8. Wildlife

9. Hiking

10. Hania

Features of The Rough Guide to Crete:

- Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas.

- Regions covered include: Iráklio, Lasíthi, Réthymno and Haniá.

- Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Crete.

- Meticulous mapping: always full colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Navigate the entire island, from east to west, without needing to get online.

- Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the imposing White Mountains, the verdant Amari Valley and the picturesque southern coastline.

- Things not to miss: Rough Guides’ rundown of Iráklio, Lasíthi, Réthymno and Haniá’s best sights and top experiences.

- Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences.

- Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more.

- Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Crete, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors: John Fisher, Geoff Garvey

Discover Crete with this Whether you plan to The Rough Guide to Crete will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.


The City of Light is undimmed. From the Gothic magnificence of Notre-Dame to the iconic silhouetteof the Eiffel Tower, there's awe-inspiring architecture everywhere you look, plus new museums, galleries and green initiatives - such as the Parc Rives de Seine - keeping Paris at the cutting edge.

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And what's more there's the food and drink: let this fully updated Rough Guide lead you to the very best pâtisseries and neo-bistros; then, for a nightcap, follow the cool crowd to SoPi and Canal St-Martin. Whether you plan to stroll along the Seine, sip apéritifs at classy left-bank cafés or browse modern art at the Palais de Tokyo, The Rough Guide to Paris will show you ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Inside The Rough Guide to Paris

– Independent, trusted reviews written in 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 medieval lanes of the Quartier Latin or the Marais’s swanky shopping streets without needing to get online.

– Stunning, inspirational images

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

– Detailed city coverage – whether in the city centre or out in the suburbs, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered: the islands; the Marais; the Quartier Latin; St-Germain; Montparnasse; Montmarte; Disneyland Paris. Attractions include: Eiffel Tower; Musée Rodin; Puces de St-Ouen; Pompidou Centre; Notre-Dame; Père-Lachaise; Musée Picasso; Musée d’Orsay; Fondation Louis Vuitton; Sainte-Chapelle; Berges de Seine; Place des Vosges.


– Listings chapters – from accommodation to clubs and live music, plus festivals, events and Paris for children.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, the media, living in Paris, health, bike tours, boat trips, public holidays and more.

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

Authors: Ruth Blackmore, Samantha Cook

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

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With its handsome gabled houses, olive-green canals, vibrant markets and exquisite art, Amsterdam never fails to charm. However, there are plenty of surprises too: the city is shrugging off itsold anything-goes image and smartening up its look, from reviving the long-neglected docklands to revamping showpiece sights in the Museum Quarter. But for all its reinvention, amsterdam retains a laidback, small-city vibe that's hard to top; this Rough Guide will help you to discover both sides to the capital.

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Discover Amsterdam with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations. Whether you plan to explore the Museum District, visit the moving Anne Frank Huis, hole up in a cosy brown café or cycle the leafy lanes of Vondel park, The Rough Guide to Amsterdam will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Inside The Rough Guide to Amsterdam:

- Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Old Centre; Red Light District; Grachtengordel; Jordaan; western docklands; old Jewish quarter; Plantage; eastern docklands; Amsterdam Noord; NDSM shipyard; Museum Quarter; DePijp; Amsterdamse Bos.

- Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Amsterdam.

- Meticulous mapping: always full colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Navigate the trendy NDSM Wharf neighbourhood, the narrow streets of Jordaan and many more locations without needing to getonline.

- Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including postcard-pretty Begijnh of and the colourful Bloemenmarkt.

- Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Amsterdam's best sights and top experiences, including Koninklijk Paleis, the Anne Frank Huis, Joods Historisch Museum, EYE Filmmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

- Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences.

- Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more.

- Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into
Amsterdam, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors: Martin Dunford, Maciej Zglinicki

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Pristine Coastline, lush mountains and cascading waterfalls await you in Jamaica, one of the Caribbean's most beautiful and distinctive islands. Whether you want to plan to visit Trench Town to walk in Bob Marley's footsteps, seek out white sand coves and cascading waterfalls or enjoy the best jerk chicken from a roadside stall, absorb reggae's heritage at Kingston's Trench Town Culture Yard, go caving in Cockpit Country, watch turtles on Treasure Beach or simply soak up the sun - and a rum cocktail or two - on Negril's dazzling Seven Mile Beach. Discover this laid-back Caribbean island nation with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market.

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Inside The Rough Guide to Jamaica:

-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 chapter maps throughout - explore the fishing villages along Treasure Beach or soak up Kingston's legendary nightlife without needing to get online.

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

- Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Jamaica.

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

- Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril,The Blue Mountains, Port Royal, Cockpit Country, Port Antonio, Treasure Beach, Portland, Bluefields Bay. Attractions include: Dunn's Riverwaterfall, Blue Lagoon, Trench Town Culture Yard, Peter Tosh Museum, National Gallery, Appleton Estate, Rio Grande, Luminous Lagoon.

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

- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the environment, religion, music, language and recommended books.

Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Jamaica.

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REVIEW: Belgium & Luxembourg travel guide

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Bruges canals, Antwerp fashion, Luxembourg bubbles, Trappist beers, chocolate and chips, belfries and castles, crazy carnivals… These two small countries certainly punch above their weight. Escape the crowds in Bruges’ majestic art collections, walk on 12th century cobbles in Brussels’ Grand Place; conduct your own countrywide chocolate and beer survey; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Mark Elliott explains why he loves Belgium & Luxembourg. "As a school child, some of my most vivid memories were of Luxembourg's Clervaux castle rising spookily through the mist. And of Brussels' baffling Atomium that seemed to be related more to my chemistry lessons than to practical architecture. Later, living 15 years in Belgium, I came to realise that my country's love of surrealism goes deeper than Magritte's pipe or the orange-lobbing Gilles at Binche carnival, creating a self-deprecating humour in people for whom their country's very creation sometimes still seems like an 1830 geopolitical joke."

Belgium & Luxembourgs' Top 10

1. Bruges

2. Brussels' Grand Place

3. Carnival Capers

4. Chocolate

5. Flemish Primitives

6. Belfries Begijnhoven

7. Castles

8. Antwerp Art & Fashion

9. Belgian Beer

10. Art Cities

Inside Lonely Planet’s Belgium & Luxembourg Travel Guide:

- 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

- Honest review 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 - Belgium & Luxembourg

- Today, History, The Belgian People, Creative Cuisine, Belgian Beer, Arts & Architecture
Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version)

Coverage includes:Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Northwest Belgium, Antwerp & Northeast Belgium, Wallonia, Luxembourg and more

Curator: Mark Elliott

Writers: Catherine Le Nevez, Helena Smith, Regis St Louis, Benedict Walker

Get to the heart of Belgium & Luxembourg and begin your journey now!

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REVIEW: Croatia travel guide

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If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn them into reality. Take the cable car up Mt Srđ for a view over majestic Dubrovnik, traverse the exquisite watery world of Plitvice Lakes National Park, sample the best of regional food in Istria; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Peteer Dragicevich explains why he loves Croatia. "I'll admit, with my grandparents hailing from Croatia, I'm more than a little biased, but this is quite simply my favourite country to visit. It offers a unique combination of all the things I love: breathtaking natural beauty, great swimming, summertime sun, oodles of history, interesting architecture, incredible wine, delicious seafood...I could go on. True, Croats don't always present the sunniest face to complete strangers, but break through that initial reserve and you'll discover the friendliest, most hospitable people you could hope to meet. Even without a family connection, I'd still adore the place."

Croatia's Top 10

1. Majestic Dubrovnik

2. Plitvice Paradise

3. Istria Wining & Dining

4. Flashy, Trashy Hvar

5. Coffee Fix in Zagreb

6. Unmissable Vis

7. Spectacular Korčula

8. Cracking Krka

9. Split's Roman Soul

10. Buzzy Zadar

Inside Lonely Planet’s Croatia Travel Guide:

- 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

- Honest review 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 - Croatia Today, History, The Croatian Mindset, Architecture, the Natural Environment, The Arts

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version)

Coverage includes: Zagreb, Inland Croatia, Istria, Kvarner, Northern Dal-matia, Split, Central Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, Southern Dalmatia and more

Curator: Peter Dragicevich

Writers: Anthony Ham, Jessica Lee

Get to the heart of Croatia and begin your journey now!

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REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Berlin travel guide

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Berlin’s combo of glamour and grit is bound to mesmerise all those keen to explore its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, intense parties and tangible history. Visit the iconic Berlin Wall, enjoy local street art and nightlife, and be dazzled by the Reichstag. 

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

Lonely Planet writer Andrea Schulte-Peevers explains why she loves Berlin. "Berlin is a bon vivant, passionately feasting on the smorgasbord of life, never taking things - or itself - too seriously. To me, this city is nothing short of addictive. It embraces me, inspires me, accepts me and makes me feel good about myself, the world and other people. I enjoy its iconic sights, its vast swathes of green, its green, its sky bars and chic restaurants, but I love its gritty sides more. There's nothing static about Berlin: it's unpredictable, unpretentious and irresistible And it loves you back - if you let it in."

Berlin's Top 10 

1. Brandenburger Tor

2. Reichstag

3. Museumsinsel

4. Nighlife

5. Berlin Wall

6. Street Art Alternative Living

7. Schloss Charlottenburg

8. Holocaust Memorial

9. Potsdamer Platz

10. Kulturforum

Inside Lonely Planet’s Berlin:

- 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, religion, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Historic Mitte, Museumsinsel, Alexanderplatz, Tiergarten, Scheunenviertel, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer, City West, Charlottenburg, and more

Curator: Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Get to the heart of Berlin with this trusted guide and begin your adventure now!

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REVIEW: The Rough Guide to Brazil travel guide

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From the tumbling waters of Iguacu Falls and the wildlife-rich Pantanal in the Amazon jungle to the crowning glory of Rio de Jaeiro, with its world-famous beaches and stunning natural setting. Brazil is one of the most exhilarating countries on the planet. Whether you plan to hit the beaches of Rio, take a boat up the Amazon or explore the gorgeous colonial towns of Minas Geraisto, immerse yourself in a Brazilian Carnaval, discover the captivating city of Salvador or dive with dolphins at Fernando de Noronha, this fully updated guide will help you make the most of an unmissable destination.

Brazil's Top 10

1. Views From the Corcovado

2. Salvador

3. Brasilia

4. Paraty

5. Carnaval

6. The Amazon

7. Fernando de Noronha

8. São Paulo

9. The Pantanal

10. Currascarias of Porto Alegre

Inside the Rough Guide to Brazil 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 chapter maps throughout – to explore Rio’s beach neighbourhoods and remote Amazon towns without needing to get online.

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

Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of the best sights and experiences in Brazil. Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organise your trip. Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Bahia, the Northeast, the Amazon, Brasilia, the Pantanal and the South, covering Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Attractions include: Rio’s Corcovado, Iguacu Falls, Salvador’s old town, Rio Amazon as boat trips and the Ilha do Mel.

Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events,sports and outdoor activities and more
Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the environment, music, cinema, football and recommended books, as well as a guide to Brazilian Portuguese.

Authors: Daniel Jacobs, Stephen Keeling, Madelaine Triebe and Chris Wallace

Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Brazil.

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REVIEW: The Rough Guide to Colombia travel guide

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Dazzling Caribbean beaches, whitewater rafting, Andean coffee plantations and lost jungle cities - Colombia truly has it all. The land of Garcia Marquez and Shakira rewards adventurous travellers with exuberant festivals, a rich stew of indigenous, Afro-Colombian and Spanish cultures, and food and art scenes to rival anywhere in Latin America. Whether you plan to experience the buzz of reborn Medellín, learn salsa in Cali or go diving in gorgeous Providencia, soak up the colonial elegance of Cartagena and Monpox or the wild Pacific coast, the Rough Guide to Colombia has you covered.

Colombia's Top 10

1. Providencia

2. Museo del Oro, Bogotá

3. The Statues of San Agustin

4. The Colonial Churches of Popatan

5. Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados

6. Medellin

7. Mompox

8. Coffee Farms

9. Amazon Jungle Excursions

10. Adventure Sports in San Gil

Inside the Rough Guide to Colombia 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 barrios of Bogotá or Cartagena’s atmospheric Centro Histórico without needing to get online.

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

– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Colombia’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 include: Bogotá and around; the Caribbean coast; San Andrés and Providencia; Medellín and the Zona Cafetera; Cali and the southwest; the Pacific coast’ Los Llanos and Amazonas.

Attractions include: the colonial churches of Popayán; Parque Nacional Natural LosNevados; Bogotá’s museums; adventure sports in San Gil; the tombs of Tierrandentro; Johnny Cay; Villa de Levya; the statues of San Agustín; Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona; Cartagena’s Old Town; Zipaquíra Salt Cathedral; salsa in Cali; and Mompox.

Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, health, culture and etiquette, shopping, travelling with children and more.
Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, nature, music, religion and recommended books, plus a Spanish language section and glossary.

Authors: Daniel Jacobs, Stephen Keeling

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

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REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton travel guide

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With its raging geysers and howling wolf packs, Yellowstone stands as one last pocket of a wild, primeval America. 

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wolves and grizzlies in Lamar Valley, watch geysers erupt in Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe at Jackson Lake.

Lonely Planet writer Carolyn McCarthy explains why she loves Yellowstone & Grand Teton. "I've seen a wolf pack claim a bounding pronghorn, watched grizzly shake off after his alpine swim, and logged long backcountry miles to see peaks lapping to the horizon. At a time when the natural world is facing serious pressure, the Greater Yellowstone region remains one of the last intact ecosystems of the northern hemisphere. This is the great American wilderness. See for yourself - it's nothing short of sublime. yellowstone and the Tetons are nature as it is meant to be: both powerful and restorative."

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Top 10

1. Wildlife-Spotting in the Lamar Valley

2. Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin

3. Paddling the Teton's Alpine Lakes

4. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

5. Backpackingthe Tetons

6. Museum of theRockies

7. Climbing the Grand Teton

8. Grand Prismatic Spring

9. Moose-Watching

10. Skiing Jackson Hole or Big Sky

Inside the Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide:

- User-friendly 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, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations

- Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation

- Over 47 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout

- Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes

Coverage Includes: Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, Jackson and more

Curator: Bradley Mayhew


Writers: Carolyn McCarthy, Christopher Pitts

Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton with this trusted guide and begin your adventure now!

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REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Madrid travel guide


REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Madrid travel guide

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No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live.

Lonely Planet’s Madrid is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. View the marvellous frescoes at Plaza Mayor, enjoy tapas in La Latina and take a stroll with the locals in the Parque del Buen Retiro – all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Anthony Ham explains why he loves Madrid. "More than a decade after I fell for Madrid and decided to call it home, the life that courses relentlessly through the streets here still excites me. Here is a place where the passions of Europe's most passionate country are the fabric of daily life, a city with music in its soul and an unshakeable spring in its step. But Madrid is also one of the most open cities on earth and it doesn't matter where you're from for the oft-heard phrase to ring true: 'If you're in Madrid, you're from Madrid."

Madrid Top 10

1. Museo del Prado

2. Plaza Mayor

3. Tapas in La Latina

4. Parque del Buen Retiro

5. Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

6. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

7. Palacio Real

8. Plaza de Santa Ana Night-time Huertas

9. Malasaña Chueca Nightlife

10. Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida

Inside Lonely Planet’s Madrid:

- 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, religion, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Salamanca, Plaza Mayor, Royal Madrid, La Latina, Lavapiés, Malasaña, Chueca, Parque del Oeste, Sol, Santa Ana, Huertas, El Retiro, and more

Curator: Anthony Ham

Writers: Josephine Quintero

Get to the heart of Madrid with this trusted guide and begin your adventure now!

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REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Germany travel guide


REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Germany travel guide

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Prepare for a roller-coaster ride of feasts, treats and temptations experiencing Germany’s soul-stirring scenery, spirit-lifting culture, big-city beauties, romantic palaces and half-timbered towns.

Lonely Planet’s Germany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the glamour and grit of Berlin, tour hilltop castles in the fairy tale Black Forest and sail along the romantic Rhine – all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Kerry Christiani explains why she loves Germany. "My first trip to Germany some 20 years ago sparked a lifelong love affair. The snowbound spruce forests and castle-topped villages of Bavaria and the Black Forest were more ludicrously beautiful than my wildest childhood dreams. I was so smitten with the south of the country that I spent six years living in the depths of the black forest: hiking, cycling and berry picking in summer, mushrooming in the crisp days of autumn, and cross-country skiing in winters where the landscape was transformed into a Christmas card scene. Still today, when I return to the Schwarzwald, it's like coming home."

Germany TOP 10

1. Berlin

2. Munich

3. Schloss Neuschwanstein 

4. The Black Forest

5. The Romantic Rhine

6. Heidelberg

7. Bamberg

8. Trier

9. German Food & Drink

10. Potsdam

Inside Lonely Planet’s Germany:

- 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 - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Berlin and around, Saxony, Munich and Bavaria, Stuttgart and the Black Forest, Frankfurt, Cologne, the Rhineland, Lower Saxony and Bremen, Hamburg and the North, Central Germany and more

Curator: Marc Di Duca

Writers: Kerry Christiani, Anthony Ham, Catherine Le Nevez, Ali Lemer, Hugh McNaughtan, Leonid Ragozin, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Benedict Walker

Get to the heart of Germany with this trusted guide and begin your adventure now!

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REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Berlin travel guide


REVIEW: New Lonely Planet Berlin travel guide

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Berlin’s combo of glamour and grit is bound to mesmerise all those keen to explore its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, intense parties and tangible history. Visit the iconic Berlin Wall, enjoy local street art and nightlife, and be dazzled by the Reichstag. 

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

Lonely Planet writer Andrea Schulte-Peevers explains why she loves Berlin. "Berlin is a bon vivant, passionately feasting on the smorgasbord of life, never taking things - or itself - too seriously. To me, this city is nothing short of addictive. It embraces me, inspires me, accepts me and makes me feel good about myself, the world and other people. I enjoy its iconic sights, its vast swathes of green, its green, its sky bars and chic restaurants, but I love its gritty sides more. There's nothing static about Berlin: it's unpredictable, unpretentious and irresistible And it loves you back - if you let it in."

Berlin's Top 10 

1. Brandenburger Tor

2. Reichstag

3. Museumsinsel

4. Nighlife

5. Berlin Wall

6. Street Art Alternative Living

7. Schloss Charlottenburg

8. Holocaust Memorial

9. Potsdamer Platz

10. Kulturforum

Inside Lonely Planet’s Berlin:

- 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, religion, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Historic Mitte, Museumsinsel, Alexanderplatz, Tiergarten, Scheunenviertel, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer, City West, Charlottenburg, and more

Curator: Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Get to the heart of Berlin with this trusted guide and begin your adventure now!

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REVIEW: New Lonely Planet New York & Mid-Atlantic's Best Trips

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Lonely Planet have selected 27 amazing road trips through New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Maryland and Delaware, and Virginia, from three day escapes to week-long adventures, and packed them full of expert advice and inspirational suggestions. You can journey through the wine regions or explore small roads in postcard-perfect Pennsylvania Dutch Country, all with this trusted travel companion.

Backcountry wilds are a short drive from iconic skylines. This region, the heart of the East Coast, stretches along hundreds of miles of Atlantic Ocean and inland to remote mountains. And to take in all its variety, the physical and cultural landscape behind those peculiar accents and the local delicacies, you need to get in your car and drive. These 27 road trips take you through Virginian
backwoods to Chinatown alleyways. Up the Hudson Valley and down the Skyline Drive. They traverse the Adirondacks and the Appalachians and visit Niagara Falls and Chesapeake Bay. Explore colonial-era America and follow the route of Civil War armies. Make a pilgrimage to architectural and artistic icons. Escape to the beach or to far-off hiking trails. And if you only have time for one trip, make it one of our eight Classic Trips, which take you to the very best of New York & the Mid Atlantic states.

Check out Lonely Planet's amazing favorite routes:

1. Hudson Valley (5 Days)

2. Finger Lakes Loop (3 days)

3. The Jersey Shore (3-7 Days)

4. Pennsylvania Dutch Country (3-4 Days)

5. Maritime Maryland (4 Days)

6. Skyline Drive (3 Days)

7. The Civil War Tour (3 Days)

8. Blue Ridge Parkway (3 Days)

Inside Lonely Planet’s New York & the Mid-Atlantic’s Best Trips:

- Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout

- Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests

- Get around easily - 42 easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions

- Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads

- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip

Coverage Includes: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and more

Curator: Simon Richmond

Writers: Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, Gregor Clark, Michael Grosberg, Brian Kluepfel, Karla Zimmerman

Get to the heart of New York & Mid-Atlantic's Best Trips and begin your road trip now!

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Review: NEW Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest travel guide


Review: NEW Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest travel guide

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Hilltop castles and green energy, beer halls and luxury cars, Alps and edgy art – southern Germany blends thighslapping tradition with clear-headed modernity like nowhere else on earth. Discover this fascinating country with your trusted and easy-to-use travel companion. 

Lonely Planet writer Marc Di Duca explains why he loves Southern Germany. "Is it the sap-scented hills and trails in forests Black and Bavarian, the Franconian beer and dark tourism of Nuremberg or the emotions stirred by the tragic Ludwig II story? Or is it a mildly envious admiration for southern Germany’s knack of producing cars that work, its galleries packed with modern art or the awe I feel for the German intellect as I face yet another devilishly complex Deutsche Bahn ticket machine (perhaps not)? I suppose it’s all the above and heaps more that has me returning time and again to this quirky yet level-headed corner of Europe."

Top Tips for Your Trip

 - Holidays such as Easter or Christmas aren’t good times to travel
to Germany. Things are often completely dead.

- Schedule some time away from southern Germany’s big cities to
sample life at a slower, more traditional pace.

- If you are not going to Oktoberfest, don’t even think about going
to Munich in late September when the city is booked up.

 - Make sure you are insured for any extreme activities such as
winter sports in the Alps.

- When travelling around Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg by train, put off your journey until after 9am when you can use a Land ticket giving you unlimited travel in either region all day for €24 (BadenWürttemberg) or €25 (Bavaria).

Here are Lonely Planet's TOP 10 things to see and do.

1. Munich

2. Oktoberfest 

3. Beer Halls & Gardens

4. Romantic Road

5. Baden-Baden

6. Hiking

7. Nuremberg

8. Schloss Neuschwanstein

9. Salzburg

10. Christmas Markets

Inside Lonely Planet’s Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest:

- 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 - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Munich, Bavaria, Stuttgart, the Black Forest, Salzburg and more

Curator: Marc Di Duca
Writers: Kerry Christiani

Get to the heart of Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest and begin your journey now!

Review: New Insight Guides Flexi Map Berlin


Review: New Insight Guides Flexi Map Berlin

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This easy to use, full-colour, water-proof map is all you need to navigate Berlin. It also includes handy destination detail on the Unter Den Linden area, and tips on top attractions and getting around.

· Combines clear, up-to-date cartography with destination detail, stylish design and stunning photography

· The main map is at a scale of 1:20 000, with prominent public buildings, hotels and other places of interest highlighted in the extensive index, including the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag.

· Secondary maps cover the Under Den Linden area in greater detail, a detailed plan of the Messe Berlin and a map of the wider Berlin area, with a separate U-Bahn and S-Bahn network map located on the back cover for easy reference

· But it's also much more than a map! - includes tips on top attractions, galleries, museums, heritage sites, travelling further afield, and getting around

· Laminated finish is tough, waterproof and can be written on with a non-permanent marker pen - just write and wipe as required

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Review: The NEW Pocket Rough Guide Tenerife & La Gomera

Discover these exciting volcanic islands with the most incisive and entertaining travel guide on the market. You can take this handy, pocket-sized book out with you anywhere, any time. Whether you plan to explore the backstreets of Santa Cruz, relax on a black-sand beachor hike in the shadow of Mount Teide, Pocket Rough Guide Tenerife & La Gomera will show you the ideal places tosleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10.

1. Garajonay, La Gomera
2. Parque Nacional del Teide
3. Whale and dolphin watching
4. La Laguna
5. Masca
6. The Anaga
7. La Orotava
8. Garachico
9. Candelaria
10. Jardin Botanico


Inside the Pocket Rough Guide Tenerife & La Gomera


- Perfect for short trips - compact and concise, with all the practical info you'll need for a few days' stay.

  - Free pull-out map, as well as full-colour maps throughout - navigate the cobbled old town of La Orotava or work your way along Calle del Castillo in Santa Cruz without needing to get online.

- Things not to miss - our rundown of Tenerife and La Gomera's unmissable sights and experiences.

- Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your visit.

- Independent, trusted reviews - written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, with options to suit every budget.

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

- Detailed island coverage - whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Chapters cover each area in depth, with all the sights and the best of the nearby shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.

- Areas covered include: Santa Cruz; La Laguna; the Anaga; Candelaria andGüímar; Puerto de la Cruz; La Orotava; Garachico; the Teno; the west coast; thesouthwest resorts; the south coast; Teide; the interior; San Sebastián andPlaya de Santiago; Valle Gran Rey; northern La Gomera.

- Attractions covered include: Barranco del Infierno; Costa Martiánez; Teide National Park; Parque García Sanabria; Icod de los Vinos; El Sauzal; Acantilados de Los Gigantes; El Encantadora.

- Accommodation - our unbiased selection of the top places to stay, to suit every budget.
Essentials - crucial pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, leisure and sports, health, tourist information, festivals, events and more.

- Background information - an easy-to-use chronology, plus a handy Spanish language section.

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About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

Review: New Insight Guides Rome city guide

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this Insight Guides book is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Rome, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like the Colosseum, and hidden cultural gems like Trastevere.

Visitors to Rome soon discover that cultural residues from different eras are often interwoven: a pagan mausoleum is also a papal fortress, a medieval church has a baroque facade, and a Renaissance palace overlooks a modern traffic junction. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve come to Rome for the grandeur of the ancient remains, the revered pilgrimage sites of the Catholic Church or the inspired works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini – you’ll end up seeing a glorious hotchpotch of them all.

Insight Guides is all you need to inspire every step of your journey. This easy-to-use guidebook has stunning photography,

In-depth features on history and culture and detailed maps.This Insight Guide now includes a free Rome city guide destination app and Rome ebook, all for the same great price.

Top Things to see

1. The Forum
2. Vatican Museums
3. Colosseum
4. Capitoline Museums
5. Trevi Fountain
6. Spanish Steps
7. Trastevere
8. Pantheon
9. Piazza Navona
10. Villa Borghese


Inside the Insight Guides to Rome


· City Guide Rome is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Piazza Navona to discovering Villa Borghese

· In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on Roman fashion and Mussolini's Legacy, all written by local experts

· Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all City Guides come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel,bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings

· Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning

· Outstanding orientation information will save you time while you explore

· Excellent Editor's Choice recommendations will make your trip more memorable

· Inspirational colour photography throughout

· Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Insight Guides Rome city guide.

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About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus onhistory and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool toinspire your next adventure.

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of New Zealand, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Rotorua, Rakiura National Park and Otago, and hiddencultural gems.

Insight Guides is all you need to inspire every step of your journey. This easy-to-use guidebook has stunning photography, In-depth features on history and culture and detailed maps.

This Insight Guide now includes a free New Zealand destination app and New Zealand ebook, all for the same great price.

Top Things to see

1. Glacier walking, Franz Josef or Fox Glacier
2. Maoei culture
3. Waipoua Forest, Northland
4. Adventure sports
5. White Island, Bay of Plenty
6. Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua
7. River adventures, Queensland
8. Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves, the Waikato
9. Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island
10. New Zealand food and wine, Hawke's Bay and Marlborough

Inside the Insight Guide to New Zealand


- Explore the country's vibrant history and culture, and understand its modern-day life, people and politics.

- Discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, and be inspired by stunning photography.

- Uncover the Best of New Zealand, which highlights the most special places to visit around the country.

- Explore Maori culture and discover New Zealand's food and wine.

- Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track.

- Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy reading experience.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Insight Guides New Zealand.

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Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Sri Lanka

"One of the world's great islands, Sri Lanka has it all. In one trip, you can watch whales off palm-fringed beaches, track leopards in lush rainforests and hike through the hill country to verdant tea plantations. Get an insight into Sri Lanka's culture by exploring Buddhist monuments, clambering over colonial forts and indulging in its flavoured cuisine."

Discover Sri Lanka with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to explore the ancient ruins of Sigiriya, wander amid Ella’s verdant tea plantations or explore the cave temples of Dambulla, The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10.

1. Cricket
2. Adam's Peak
3. Big Buddhas
4. Galle
5. Yala National Park
6. World's End
7. Rice and Curry
8. Birds
9. Kataragama
10. Anuradhapura

Inside The Rough Guide to Thailand


– 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 chapter maps throughout – to find your way amid Colombo’s bustling bazaars or the museums and temples in Kandy without needing to get online.
– Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

Things not to miss 

– Rough Guides’ rundown of the best sights and experiences in Sri Lanka.

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

– Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

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

– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, Sri Lankan Buddhism, Buddhist art and architecture, wildlife, tea and books, as well as a helpful language section and glossary.

Areas covered include: Colombo, Kandy, Ella, Galle, Sigiriya, Mirissa, Arugam Bay, Kataragama, Weligama, Horton Plains, Jaffna, Dambulla. Attractions include: Adam’s Peak, Temple of the Tooth, Yala National Park, World’s End, Anuradhapura, The Pettah.

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

Written by Gavin Thomas

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Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Thailand

"Thailand, one of Southeast Asia's most iconic destinations, is home to a rich, well-maintained culture, sophisticated cuisine and an enchanting mix of the traditional and the modern. Whether you choose to take in the dazzling golden temples and floating markets of Bangkok, or explore the palm-fringed tropical beaches and untouched national parks that lie beyond."

Island-hop your way down the Andaman coast, sample street food at Bangkok’s night markets or trek to the hill tribes around Chiang Mai. The Rough Guide to Thailand will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10.

1. Ko Kood
2. Ayutthaya
3. Nakhon Si Thammarat
4. Khao Yai National Park
5. Vegetarian Festival, Phuket
6. Chatuchak Weedend Market
7. Folk Museum, Phitsanulok
8. Khao Sok National Park
9. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
10. Songkhran

Inside The Rough Guide to Thailand


– 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 Bangkok’s backstreets and stroll around Krabi town without needing to get online.

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

– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Thailand’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.

 – Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, spas and traditional massage, meditation centres and retreats, culture and etiquette, travelling with children, and more.

– Background information- a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, art and architecture, flora and fauna, environmental issues, music, hill tribes, film and recommended books, plus a handy language section.

Areas covered include: Bangkok; Chiang Mai; Ko Samui; Ko Pha Ngan; Ko Lanta; Phuket; Ko Phi Phi; Krabi; Ko Tao; Ko Chang; Ko Kood; Ko Samet; Ko Mak; Pai; Ayutthaya; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Nan; Ao Phang Nga.

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

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Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Korea


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Korea

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From Gangnam style to mud festivals, via folk villages and Buddhist temples, there's always something new to discover in Korea. Just hours from Seoul - the dizzying, open-all-hours capital - life continuous as it has for generations, with tiny islands laden with idyllic villages, and Confucian academies clinging to hillsides. Whether you want to browse traditional fish markets, warble K-pop in a noraebang, wander between bustling markets and malls in Seoul, island-hop the West Seaarchipelago, set foot in infamous Pyongyang or tiptoe across the border to the infamous North, this fully updated Rough Guide covers it all and will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10

1. Gwangjang Market.
2. Pyongyang Marathon.
3. Makgeolli.
4. Paekdusan.
5. Sokcho.
6. Pyongyang.
7. Gongsanseong.
8. Jeongdongjin.
9. Beopjusa.
10. Boryeong Mud Festival.

Inside the Rough Guide to Korea.

- 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 chapter maps throughout – to find your way amid Seoul’s maze of skyscrapers or discover Busan’s bustling fish markets without needing to get online.

– Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of the best sights and experiences in Korea.

– Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Seoul, Pyongyang, Sokcho, Gyeongju, Busan, Incheon,Suwon, Mokpo, Jeju Island, Danyang, Jeonju, Samcheok, Jeongdongjin. 

Attractions include: the DMZ, Gwangjang Market, Jirisan National Park, West Sea islands, Changdeokgung, Seoraksan National Park, Guinsa, Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun, Pyongyang Water Park.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, sports, culture, etiquette and more.
-Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, film, books and contemporary Korea, as well as a helpful language section and glossary.

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

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo

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Discover these sun-drenched islands with the most incisive and entertaining travel guide on the market. You can take this handy, pocket-sized book out with you anywhere, any time. Whether you plan to explore Malta’s record number of World Heritage Sites, relax on the burnished sands of Gozo’s Ramla Bay or swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon on tiny Comino, Pocket Rough Guide Malta and Gozo will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10

1. Gozo's Citadel.
2. Valletta.
3. Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temple Complex.
4. Birgu.
5. The Blue Lagoon, Comino.
6. Mdina.
7. Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
8. Dwejra, Gozo.
9. The Marsaxlokk Fish Market.
10. Fort St Elmo & The National War Museum.

Inside the Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo.

 -Perfect for short trips – compact and concise, with all the practical info you’ll need for a few days’ stay.

– Free pull-out map, as well as full-colour maps throughout – navigate Valletta’s tight grid of streets or Gozo’s bays and gorges without going online.

– Itineraries – carefully planned days and weekends to make the most of your trip.

– Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, with options to suit every budget.

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

– Detailed island coverage – whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Chapters cover each neighbourhood in depth, with all the sights and the best of the nearby shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Areas covered include: Valletta; Floriana; The Three Cities, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua; Sliema and St Julian’s; Mdina and Rabat; Central Malta (Attard, Balzan, Lija, Naxxar, Mosta); The North (Bugibba, St Paul’s Bay, Mistra Bay, Mellieha, Mellieha Bay, Paradise Bay); The South (Zetjun, Marsaxlokk, Tarxien, Wied Iz-Zurrieq); Gozo; Comino.

Attractions include: Hal Salfieni Hypogeum; The Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta; Hagar Qim Temple and Interpretation Centre; St Paul’s Catacombs, Rabat; The Blue Lagoon, Comino; The Blue Grotto; Dwejra, Gozo (The Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, once home to the Azure Window); Sliema-St Julian’s Promenade; Fort St Elmo and the National War Museum; St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Museum; Marsaxlokk Fish Market.

– Day-trips- venture beyond Malta to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino.
-Accommodation – our unbiased selection of the top places to stay, to suit every budget.

– Essentials – crucial pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, health, tourist information, festivals and events, and more.


– Background information – an easy-to-use chronology, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo.

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Poland


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Poland

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From the elegant cities of Kraków and Zamość to forward-looking Warsaw and Łódź, Poland is home to a surprising variety of places, cultures and landscapes. Head beyond its historic towns and cities to discover primeval forests, epic mountain ranges, picturesque villages and pristine beaches along the Baltic Coast. With insider tips on where to sample the best vodka and pierogi, this truly updated Rough Guide provides all the advice and information you need to make the most out of your trip.

Top 10

1. Rynek Główny Kraków 
2. Wooden Churches.
3. Zamość.
4. European Solidarity Centre Gdańsk.
5. The Tatras.
6. Wawel, Kraków.
7. Lublin.
8. The Bieszczady.
9. Polin Museum of the History of Polish, Jews, Warsaw.
10. Kazimierz Dolny.

Inside the Rough Guide to Poland.

– 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 cobbled alleys of Lublin or Warsaw’s New Town without needing to get online

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

– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Poland’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 include: Warsaw, Mazovia and Lodz, the Bay of Gdansk and the Wisla Delta, Torun, Mazuria and Podlasie, Lublin, Zamosc, the Polish Carpathians, Krakow and Malopolska, the Tatras and the Pieniny, Upper Silesia, Wroclaw and Lower Silesia, Wielkopolska, Pomerania. Attractions include: the Mazurian Lakes; wooden churches near Zakopane; Auschwitz-Birkenau; Malbork Castle; Kazimierz Dolny; Slowinski national park; Wieliczka Salt Mine; Bialowieza national park; Bieszczady national park; Rynek Glowny, Krakow, and much more.

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

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


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

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Peru


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Peru.

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Peru's enchanting landscapes have been attracting intrepid travellers for centuries: you can go sloth-spotting in the jungle, marvel at breathtaking views from Andean peaks and drift in a slow boat down the Amazon. Visit Inca citadels and village fiestas for a glimpse of the country's heritage, embrace its modern side by tasting Lima's world-class cuisine, or indulge in a pisco sour (or three). Fully updated and with detailed maps, this Rough Guide will lead you down colonial streets and winding mountain tracks to see the very best Peru has to offer.

Top 10

1. Hiking to Machu Picchu.
2. Peruvian Wildlife.
3. Marcahuasi.
4. Textiles.
5. Lagunas de Llanganuco.
6. A Traditional Festival.
7. Kuélap.
8. Lago Titicaca.
9. Pisco Sour.
10. Pre-Inca Craftwork.

Inside the Rough Guide to Peru.

-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 chapter maps throughout – to navigate the colonial heart of Lima or wander the ancient streets of Cusco without needing to get online.

-Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.
Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of thebest sights and experiences in Peru.

-Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.
-Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Lima; Trujillo; Cusco; the Sacred Valley;the Peruvian Amazon; Tarma and the Central Sierra; Arequipa and Lake Titicaca;Nazca; Huarez and the cordilleras; the south and Ancash coasts. Attractions include: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail; theNazca Lines; Huascaran National Park; Kualap; the Ballestas Islands; ReservaNacional Paracas; Sacsay huaman; Pisac market; the Valley of the Pyramids.

Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, costs and more.

Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife and literature, plus a language section.

Writers: Sara Humphreys, Steph Dyson, Todd Obolsky.


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Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Chile & Easter Island


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Chile & Easter Island.

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"Dazzling and diverse, Chile is a South American county like no other. Bounded by the mighty Andes, the Atacama Desert and the pounding Pacific surf, this serpentine land encompasses shimmering saltflats and snow-capped volcanoes, vast glaciers and lush vineyards, unspoilt sandy beaches and bohemian cities."

Whether you plan to sail around the glaciers of Patagonia, soak your bones in volcanic hot springs, taste wines in the picturesque Maule Valley, hike through the rainforests of Chiloé or gaze upon Easter Isand's mysterious moai, let this fully updated Rough Guide show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way, and lead you to the best Chile and Easter Island have to offer.

Top 10

1. Southern Patagonia.
2. Wine Tasting, Colchagua Valley.
3. Parque Nacional Lauca.
4. Valparaiso.
5. Rodeos and Huasos.
6. Paragliding in Iquique.
7. Penguins.
8. Laguna Verde.
9. Surfing in Pichilemu.
10. Chinchorro Mummies.

Inside the Rough Guide to Chile & Easter Island

- 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 chapter maps throughout - so you can explore Torres del Paine National Park or the lively towns of Santiago and Valparaíso without needing to get online.

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

- Things notto miss - Rough Guides' rundown ofthe best sights and experiences in Chile and Easter Island.

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

- Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

Areas covered include: Santiago, Valparaiso, ElquiValley, Atacama Desert, Iquique, Parque Nacional Lauca, Chiloe, Pucon, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, PuertoWilliams, EasterIsland, Parque Nacional Patagonia, Parque Nacional Pumalin, Carretera Austral, Futaleufu

Attractions include: Travelling though the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, Visiting the former homes of Pablo Neruda: Isla Negra, La Chascona and La Sebastiana, Sampling the nightlife in historic Valparaiso, Exploring the culture and myths of Chiloe, Sailing through the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, Spotting the moai statues of Easter Island, Wine tasting in the Central Valley, Hiking- and ice hiking - in Torres del Paine, Visiting the San Rafael Glacier, Stargazing in the Elqui Valley, Driving the Carretera Austral, Hiking in Parque Nacional Patagonia, World-class white water rafting on the Futaleufu

Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, national parks, shopping and more.

Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, landscape and the environment, recommended books, music and Chilean Spanish.

Writers: Anna Kaminski, Nick Edwards, Shafik Meghji, Sorrel Moseley-Williams.

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Great Britain


Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Great Britain

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"Viking knees-ups, crumbling castles and dizzyingly diverse cities: for a small place, Great Britain packs a lot in. The long history of these islands is visible around every corner, in ancient stone circles and genteel seaside resorts, soot-blackened sites of Victorian industry and cutting-edge modern art galleries. Great Britain is full of surprises, and this fully updated Rough Guide will lead you down twisting alleyways, along precipitous coast paths and over heather-strewn moorland to find the very best it has to offer."

Discover Rough Guides’ home patch with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to tuck into a balti in Birmingham, get your thrills at Blackpool Pleasure Beach or tackle Scotland’s majestic North Coast 500, The Rough Guide to Great Britain will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10.

1. The Gower Peninsula.
2. Hampton Court Palace
3. Stonehenge
4. The Lake District.
5. West Highland Railway.
6. Whale-and-Dolphin Watching.
7. Southwold.
8. Whitby.
9. Oxford and Cambridge Colleges.
10. The British Museum.

Inside The Rough Guide to Vietnam

– 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 medieval lanes of York or Bath’s Georgian streets without needing to get online.

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

- Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Britain’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.

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


– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history and film, plus recommended books.

Areas covered include: London and the southeast; the Cotswolds; Bath, Bristol and the southwest; East Anglia; the Midlands and the Peak District; Leeds, Manchester and the northwest; Yorkshire; Newcastle and the northeast; Cardiff and South Wales; Snowdonia; Edinburgh and the Lothians; Glasgow and the Clyde; the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Attractions include: Hampton Court Palace; Oxford’s colleges; the Eden Project; Manchester’s Northern Quarter; Hadrian’s Wall; the Lake District; Portmeirion; Welsh castles; Edinburgh Festival and the West Highland Railway.

Review: New Lonely Planet Maldives travel guide


Review: New Lonely Planet Maldives travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Maldives travel guide. Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. 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 - all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Tom Masters explains why he loves Maldives: "I first came to Maldives with no idea how different it was to the rest of the world, how fragile or challenging life seems here at the mercy of the sea, with so few resources locally available. I instantly formed a bond of respect and friendship with the people who make these inhospitable coral islands home. It's such a contradiction that this is also where to find some of the world's most luxurious hotel properties, and this is a paradox - among many - that I continue to enjoy every time I return to this astonishing beautiful country."

TOP 10

1. Becoming a luxurious Castaway.

2. Hanifaru Bay.
3. Learning to Dive.
4. Staying in an Island Guesthouse.
5. Chilling on Maafushi.
6. Diving with the Hammers.
7. Swimming with a Whale Shark.
8. Taking a Seaplane.
9. Male: Maldives' Micrometropolis.
10. Watching a Bodu Beru Performance.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Maldives:

- 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: Male, North & South Male Atolls, Ari & Rasdhoo Atoll, Northern Atolls, Southern Atolls

Curator: Tom Masters

Writers: Joe Bindloss

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

Review: New Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island travel guide


Review: New Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island travel guide. Chile is nature on a colossal scale, but travel here is surprisingly easy if you don't rush it. 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.

Lonely Planet writer Carolyn McCarthy explains why she loves Chile & Easter Island: "I've worked in Chile as a hiking guide, documented pioneer life in Patagonia and return to spend part of each year in the south. For me, Chile has always meant nature as it should be, in so many places a tangled and vast wilderness unmarred by the human hand. You could spend a lifetime discovering its wonderful, wild places. Precious few of these places remain on the planet, yet they are fundamental to our well-being and survival."

TOP 10

1. Parque National Torres del Paine.

2. Chasing Big-City Culture.
3. Moai of Easter Island.
4. North-Coast Surfing.
5. Churches of Chiloé.
6. Wine Tasting.
7. Swooning over Valle de la Luna.
8. La Araucania's National Park Trifecta.
9. Elqui Valley.
10. Skiing the Andes.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Chile & Easter Island:

- 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

- Over 97 maps for easy navigation

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

Curator: Carolyn McCarthy


Writers: Cathy Brown, Mark Johanson, Kevin Raub, Regis St Louis

Discover this fascinating country with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chile & Easter Island, and begin your journey now!

Review: New Lonely Planet Tasmania travel guide


Review: New Lonely Planet Tasmania travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Tasmania travel guide. Revelling in isolation, Tasmania is busting out with fab festivals and sensational food and drink, riding a tourism-fulled economic boom that's the envy of all Australia. Laugh, be appalled, be turned on by art for grown-ups at MONA; hike to the summit of Cradle Mountain for spectacular views; and sample a hoard of gourmet local produce - all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Charles Rawlings-Way explains why he loves Tasmania: "I spent my childhood in Hobart, wheeling my bike between the beach and the bush. it was the '70s, man - Tasmania was a magical, laid-back place to be a kid. Like so many other islanders, I was lured away in my 20s by the mainland big smoke - but I return to the small smoke as often as possible, and am thrilled to see MONA firing Tasmania's cultural scene and turning the world's understanding of the island on its head. Not to mention the beer, the wine, the whisky...Whos's for a drink?"

TOP 10

1. MONA.

2. Three Capes Track.
3. Hobart.
4. Freycinet National Park.
5. Port Arthur Historic Site.
6. Cradle Mountain the Overland Track.
7. Larapuna/Bay of Fires.
8. Rafting the Franklin River.
9. Tasting Gourmet Produce.
10. Maria Island National Park.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Tasmania:

- 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: Hobart & around, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, the Southeast, Cradle Country & the West, Devonport & the Northwest, Launceston & around, Midlands & Central Highlands, the East Coast

Curator: Charles Rawlings-Way

Writers: Virginia Maxwell

Discover the fascinating island state off Australia with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tasmania, and begin your journey now!

Review: New Lonely Planet Thailand travel guide


Review: New Lonely Planet Thailand travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Thailand travel guide. Friendly and fun-loving, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue, from its glittering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile. Learn to cook authentic Thai dishes in Chiang Mai; rock-climb the limestone karsts (or watch from the sugar-white beaches) of Railay; trek through dense jungle and stay in tree-top bungalows in Kanchanaburi - all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Austin Bush explains why he loves Thailand: "I'm tempted to say that the thing I love most about Thailand is the food. But then I'm reminded of that feeling of freedom when on a motorcycle trip upcountry. And of the sensory overload of a busy morning market or a wild night out in Bangkok. And of encounters with history and culture, the new and the old, at just about every turn. Did I mention the white-sand beaches, jungles, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples? Indeed, the food satisfies, but on second thought Thailand offers so much more."

TOP 10

1. Bangkok.

2. Chiang Mai.
3. Railay.
4. Chiang Rai Province.
5. Ayuthaya.
6. Kanchanaburi.
7. Similan Islands Marine National Park.
8. Pai.
9. Sukhothai Historical Park.
10. Mekong River.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Thailand:

- 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, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

- Over 85 maps

- Coverage Includes: Bangkok, Central Thailand, Ko Chang, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, Hua Hin, Southern Gulf, Ko Samui, Lower Gulf, Phuket, Andaman Coast

Curator: Anita Isalska


Writers: Tim Bewer, Celeste Brash, Austin Bush, David Eimer, Damian Harper, Andy Symington

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

Review: New Lonely Planet's Best of Florida travel guide


Review: New Lonely Planet's Best of Florida travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet's Best of Florida travel guide. Explore the magic of Walt Disney World resort, stroll and peruse paintings on a Miami art walk, or get under the surface and take a snorkeling trip in the Keys.

Unlock Florida in style with your trusted travel companion.

The Lonely Planet team have collected Florida's best sights, itineraries and local secrets into one easy-to-use package, carefully crafted by their experts. This guide is the only toolkit you need for the perfect trip to Florida. The book gives you ideas on the must-see sights so you don't miss a thing. It has insider tips for authentic local experiences. And itineries and walking tours to help you make the most of your time in the Sunshine State.

TOP 10

1. Miami.

2. Orlando.
3. The Everglades.
4. The Space Coast.
5. Key West.
6. St Augustine.
7. St Petersburg.
8. Gainesville.
9. Apalachicola.
10. Sarasota.

Inside Lonely Planet Best of Florida:

- Full-color 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, culture, art, literature, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues, cuisine, lifestyle, customs

- Over 53 color maps

Coverage Includes: Walt Disney Resort, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Miami, Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, Tampa Bay, Gulf Coast and more

Curator: Adam Karlin

Writers: Kate Armstrong, Ashley Harrell, Regis St Louis

Discover the fascinating Sunshine State with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florida, and begin your journey now!

Review: New Lonely Planet New Orleans city guide


Review: New Lonely Planet New Orleans city guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet New Orleans city guide. The things that make life worth living - eating, drinking and merrymaking - are the air that New Orleans breathes. Take the St Charles streetcar past grand homes and enormous oaks, catch some jazz on Frenchmen St and search out po’boy perfection - all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Adam Karlin explains why he loves New Orleans. "On those days when I can relax, New Orleans is there to ease me into the experience. I can have a few day drinks at a favorite bar, eat a meal at a corner restaurant, watch a parade or theater or music unfold in the street itself, and all the while be ensconced in an architectural pastiche that is simply heart-rending. Down here there's beauty, for all the senses, all the time - but it's a lived-in beauty, and it sets my heart right."

TOP 10

1. Loving Live Music.

2. Creole Architecture.
3. Madi Gras.
4. Eating a Po'boy..
5. Drinking Classic Cocktails.
6. Second Lines.
7. Crescent Park.
8. St Charles Avenue Streetcar.
9. Shopping on Magazine Street.
10. Bayou St John.

Inside Lonely Planet’s New Orleans city guide:

- 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, politicsCovers French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny & Bywater, CBD & Warehouse District, Garden, Lower Garden & Central City, Uptown & Riverbend, Mid-City, the Tremé, and more

Coverage Includes: French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny & Bywater, CBD & Warehouse District, Garden, Lower Garden & Central City, Uptown & Riverbend, Mid-City, the Tremé, and more

Curator: Adam Karlin

Writers: Ray Bartlett

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

Review: New Lonely Planet Europe on a Shoestring travel guide


Review: New Lonely Planet Europe on a Shoestring travel guide

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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Europe on a Shoestring travel guide. Hit the streets and free museums of one of the world’s greatest capital cities, London; soak up history and art by day and party by night in Berlin; pick your Greek island for fresh food and golden beaches. All with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Brendan Sainsbury explains why he loves Europe. "Like many young travellers, I began my life on the road in the late 1980s with a £140 Inter-rail ticket. Not having travelled outside Britain as a child, I'll never forget the excitement of arriving at Paris' Gare du Nord after dark to explore the 'City of Light'. Since then I've travelled around Europe multiple times, returning regularly to my favourite places (Andalucia, the Loire, the Dolomites, London and the English Lake District) and revelling in the diversity, intensity and complexity of this multilayered continent that I'll need at least 10 lifetimes to explore properly."

TOP 10

1. London Nightlife.

2. Lost in Venice.
3. Scaling Paris' Eiffel Tower.
4. Ancient Rome.
5. Remembering the Berlin Wall.
6. Santorini.
7. Prague.
8. Imperial Vienna.
9. Amsterdam by Boat.
10. Budapest.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Europe on a Shoestring:

- Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Extensive planning tools and budget calculators

- 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

- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, cinema, landscapes

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Useful features: First Time Europe; Big Adventures, Small Budgets; Off the Beaten Track; Border Crossing; Splurge; and Responsible Travel

Coverage Includes: Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic Coast, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Belgium, Austria, and more

Curator: Mark Baker

Writers: Korina Miller, Simon Richmond, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Andy Symington, Nicola Williams

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

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Review: New Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring travel guide

Review: New Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring travel guide


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Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring travel guide. 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.

Lonely Planet writer Joe Bindloss explains why he loves Southeast Asia. "Part of being a traveller is working out which places get your juices flowing. I first encountered Southeast Asia on a round-the-world trip in the early 1990s, and something clicked. It might've been the waft of incense, the gleam of gold leaf, lotus blossoms floating in a temple pool, or the roots of jungle trees thrusting through Angkor Wat's ruins. I've never stopped being amazed at how every country in Southeast Asia offers its own unique version of the East, but all drawn from the same narrative of faith, lost empires and the ebb and flow of the monsoon rains."

TOP 10

1. Temples of Angkor (Cambodia).

2. Hoi An (Vietnam).
3. Bangkok (Thailand).
4. Bail (Indonesia).
5. Komodo & Flores (Indonesia).
6. Bagan (Myanmar).
7. Halong Bay (Vietnam).
8. Penang (Malaysia).
9. Chiang Mai (Thailand).
10. Palawan (Philippines).


Inside Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring:

- Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Extensive planning tools and budget calculators

- 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

- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, cinema, landscapes

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Useful features: First Time Southeast Asia, Big Adventures Small Budget, Off the Beaten Track, Border Crossing, Splurge, and Responsible Travel

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

Curator: Brett Atkinson

Writers: Tim Bewer, Joe Bindloss, Greg Bloom, Celeste Brash, Lindsay Brown, Austin Bush, Jayne D'Arcy, David Eimer, Michael Grosberg, Paul Harding, Damian Harper, Ashley Harrell, Trent Holden, Anita Isalska, Mark Johanson, Hugh McNaughtan, Rebecca Milner, Nick Ray, Simon Richmond, Iain Stewart, Andy Symington, Phillip Tang, Ria de Jong

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

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Review: New Lonely Planet Costa Rica travel guide

Review: New Lonely Planet Costa Rica travel guide


Click HERE to buy the Costa Rica travel book & visit the Lonely Planet shop.

Packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Costa Rica Lonely Planet travel guide. Centering yourself on a surfboard or yoga mat, descending into bat-filled caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks, hiking, biking or ziplining. 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 - your only limit is your return date. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!

Lonely Planet writer Brian Kluepfel explains why he loves Costa Rica. "We New Yorkers never really ease up. In Costa Rica, there's no choice. I learned to surf. I enjoyed a gallo pinto breakfast with rich, dark local coffee. And I found lots of people living the expat dream: yoga practitioners, organic farmers, surfer chefs and mountain bikers. As a birder, i was amazed daily i picked one hotel because two trogans were perched on a branch outside, and my raft tailed a cormorant down raging rapids in Sarapiqui. But my favorite moment was when a new Tico friend texted me: "Hey, man, you're in Costa Rica. Relax!"

TOP 10

1. Mal Pais & Santa Teresa is Lonely Planet's top things to do in Costa Rica.

2. Parque Nacional Tortuguero.
3. Volcan Arenal & Hot Springs.
4. Parque Nacional Corcovado.
5. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.
6. White-Water Rafting.
7. Southern Caribbean Coast.
8. Wildlife-Watching.
9. Montezuma.
10. Bosque Nuboso Monteverde.


Inside Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica:

- 53 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: 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

Curator: Ashley Harrell

Writers: Jade Bremner, Brian Kluepfel

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

Review of Lonely Planet's new Sydney travel guide

Review of Lonely Planet's new Sydney travel guide

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Professionally researched and packed full of trustworthy and up-to-date advice, check out the new Lonely Planet Sydney. Spectacularly draped around its glorious harbour and beaches, Sydney has visual wow factor like no other cities. Scratch the surface and it only gets better. Be in the know on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take to the water and explore the spectacular harbour by boat; laze on the beach at Bondi and watch the waves – and the surfers – roll in; and hunt down the latest trendy bars and restaurants. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sydney!

Lonely Planet writer Andy Symington explains why he loves Sydney. "Sydney is full of charms, and the wonderful thing about the city is that people make a point of getting out there and enjoying them. Beaches, harbour, bars and restaurants; it's always buzzing with multicultural Sydneysiders out for a good time. But they're out there enjoying nature too. Growing up in a bushy suburb, I've always appreciated the extraordinary amount of wild space pervading this large metropolis. Walking national park and shoreline paths is one of the city's great hidden delights, especially if you can get there on a harbour ferry, another love of mine."

TOP 10

Sydney Opera House is Lonely Planet's #1 on the list of top things to do in Sydney.

2. Sydney's Harbour Bridge.
3. Eateries. Taste the Sydney's dinning scene has never been more diverse.
4. Bondi Beach.
5. Sydney Harbour National Park.
6. Art Galley of NSW.
7. Royal Botanical Gardens.
8. Taronga Zoo.
9. The Rocks.
10. Aboriginal Rock Art.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Sydney:

- 43 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, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Circular Quay, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour, City Centre, Haymarket, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, Inner West, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Paddington, Centennial Park, Bondi, Coogee, Manly

Curator: Andy Symington

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

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Review of 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!
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

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 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

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.

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: 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!

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


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!

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Vietnam


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"Emerald paddy fields, water buffaloes, conical hats: these may be the classic images of Vietnam, but there's much more to it than that. This Rough Guide will help you make the most of your trip, whether you want to explore the Mekong Delta's floating markets, experience the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City or cruise between Ha Long Bay's limestone isles. Insider reviews and crystal-clear maps will lead you to Hanoi's best street food, while expert features introduce Vietnam's people and turbulent history."

One has to admire Vietnam - despite its tumultuous recent history, this resilient nation has bounced back to become a big-hitter on the Southeast Asia circuit. Discover this exciting destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to take a boat trip through stunning Ha Long Bay, trek in the mountains around Sa Pa or browse Ho Chi Minh's markets, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Vietnam will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

The Rough Guide's number one place not to miss - Hoi An

Inside The Rough Guide to Vietnam

- 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 tangle of streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter or Ho Chi
Minh's Cho Lon district without needing to get online.

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

- 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 include: Mekong Delta; Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An; Da Lat; Nha Trang; My Son; Mui Ne; Da Nang; Hue; Cat Ba Island; Sa Pa. Attractions include: Ha Long Bay; Cu Chi Tunnels; Lak Lake; Tam Coc; Po Klong Garai; Cao Dai Great Temple; Bahnar villages; Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark; The Citadel, Hue and Tet.

- Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, crime and personal safety, festivals and religious events, sports and outdoor activities, shopping, travelling with children and more.

- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion and beliefs, Vietnam's ethnic minorities, environmental issues, music and theatre, books, movies and film, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors Ron Emmons, Rachel Mills, Martin Zatko.

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Bolivia travel guide


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"Dazzling white Saltpans and vast savannas, meandering jungle rivers and high-altitude deserts, frenetic city markets and remote rainforest lodges - Bolivia offers a beguiling mix in the heart of South America. Too often overlooked, this landlocked country rewards adventurous travellers with its extraordinary landscapes, exuberant local festivals, diverse wildlife and indigenous arts."

Discover Bolivia with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to swim with pink river dolphins, cycle the world's most dangerous road, or follow in the footsteps of Che Guevara and Butch Cassidy, The Rough Guide to Bolivia will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Inside The Rough Guide to Bolivia

- Independent, trusted reviews written in 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 steep, narrow lanes of La Paz's market district or the ordered colonial streets of Sucre's historic centre without needing to get online.

- Stunning, inspirational images

- 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 include: La Paz; Oruro; Potosí; Sucre; Cochabamba; Santa Cruz; and Rurrenabaque. Attractions include: Mercado de Hechihería; Tiwanuku; Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol; Coroico and the "Death Road"; the Inca trails; Salar de Uyuni; Reserva de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa; the Che Guevara trail; the Jesuit missions of Chiquitos; Parque Nacional Madidi and the Amazon.

- Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, fiestas, health, national parks and reserves, outdoor activities, crime and personal safety, culture and etiquette and more.

- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife and ecology, books, music and dance,plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors Daniel Jacobs and Shafik Meghji.

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Spain

As Rough Guide writers advice "First-time visitors be warned: Spain is addictive. We might all think we know Spain, but scratch beneath the surface and you'll find an addictively diverse destination of different cultures, traditions and languages. From Basque cuisines to Barcelona's exhilarating architecture, via the Moorish cities of the south and the wild Galician coast."

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Check out this review of Rough Guides brand new Spain travel book that is hot off the press. You'll have all the expert advice, insider tips and itinerary ideas you'll need to explore every corner of the captivating country.

Discover Spain with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan on exploring Andalucia’s White Towns, sampling the legendary nightlife of Madrid or hiking in the Picos de Euuropa, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Spain will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Inside The Rough Guide to Spain

– Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit.

– Full-colour maps throughout – navigate the backstreets of Barcelona or Granada’s Albaicín without needing to get online.

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

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

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

– Detailed city coverage – whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Andalucía, Castilla y León, La Rioja, the País Vasco, Navarra, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia, Aragón, Barcelona, Catalunya, Valencia, Murcia, and the Balearics. Attractions include: Museo del Prado, Reina Sofía, El Escorial, Mérida, the Alhambra, La Mezquita, Parque Nacional Coto de Doñana, Univeridad de Salamanca, Burgos Cathedral, Museo Guggenheim, Santiago de Compostela’s cathedral,Sagrada Família, Fundació Joan Miró, Teatre-Museu Dalí, La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, and the Palma Cathedral.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, festivals, culture and etiquette; sports and outdoor activities, tourist information and more

– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife flamenco and books and with a handy language section covering Castilian (Spanish), Catalan, Basque and Galician.

Authors: Simon Baskett, Esme Fox, Eva Hibbs, Geoff Garvey, Jo Kirby, AnneLise Sorensen, Joanna Styles, Steve Tallantyre, Greg Ward.

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

About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our “tell it like it is” attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we’ve published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

Review: Lonely Planet New York City travel guide



Review: Lonely Planet New York City travel guide

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Epicenter of the arts. Dining and shopping capital. Trendsetter. New York City wears many crowns, and spreads an irresistible feast for all. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of New York City, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Lonely Planet’s New York City is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. 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.

Lonely Planet writer Regis St Louis loves New York and says "I've always loved the energy here. There's so much creativity, with wildly imaginative works filling the city's galleries and concert halls - not to mention the restaurants, with ever more inventive mash-ups of global cuisines. I never tire of exploring the metropolis."

Inside Lonely Planet’s New York City:

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 insightsprovide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

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.

Curator: Regis St Louis

Writers: Robert Balkovich, Ray Bartlett, Michael Grosberg, Brian Kluepfel, Ali Lemer

"All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!" Tony Wheeler, cofounder - Lonely Planet

Review: Lonely Planet Argentina travel guide


Review: Lonely Planet Argentina travel guide

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

Lonely Planet writer Carolyn McCarthy says "Argentina, like mate, proves a hard addiction to kick. I've lived there and keep returning. It's a place that begs for deeper exploration. Blame it on the energy and intrigue of Buenos Aires. Or a culture that stirs the imagination with its offbeat sensibility, melancholy tango and great literature. Or the inherent  power of its vast landscapes, from desert north to the frozen south.  And then there's the Argentines themselves, whose playfulness and resilience has so much to teach us all."

Lonely Planet’s Argentina is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. 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!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Argentina:

- Color maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itinerarieshelp you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tipsto 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 insightsprovide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

- Over 84 mapsfor easy navigation

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

Curator: Isabel Albiston

Writers: Cathy Brown, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Michael Grosberg, Anna Kaminski, Carolyn McCarthy, Anja Mutic, Adam Skolnick

"All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!" Tony Wheeler, cofounder - Lonely Planet

Review for lonely planet London


Review for lonely planet London

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 London is one of the world’s most visited cities and Lonely Planet writer Emilie Filou profoundly describes London “as a place of historic splendour, tireless innovation, wide open green spaces and tightly packed architectural marvels, London has it all: take your pick.”
  
London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of the city, with wonderful travel experiences and the best planning advice.

The guide book is jam-packed full of cleverly detailed sections for planing your trip, exploring, understand and survival; and there is also extra reading with sections explaining the fascinating history, architecture, literary, theatre and dance, art and fashion that makes London a cultural gem.

  Inside Lonely Planet London Travel Guide:


 - Full-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, music, shopping, food, theatre.


 - Free, convenient pull-out London map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps.

  Be inspired and in-the-know with this professionally researched, easy to use and trusted travel guide. Don’t miss a thing and let Lonely Planet make your visit to London truly amazing. 


      Curator: Damian Harper

      Writers: Peter Dragicevich, Steve Fallon, Emilie Filou


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