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Review: The Rough Guide to Nepal


Review: The Rough Guide to Nepal

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

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

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

Inside The Rough Guide to Nepal

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

– Full-colour maps throughout – navigate Kathmandu’s backstreets or Nepal’s trekking regions without needing to get online. – Stunning, inspirational images – Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organise your trip.

– Detailed regional coverage – whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way, including recent information on Nepal’s recovery since the 2015 earthquake.

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

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

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

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

Authors: Stuart Butler, Mark South, Daniel Stables

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

Review: The Rough Guide to Greece


Review: The Rough Guide to Greece

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

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

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

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

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

Inside the Rough Guide to Greece

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

– Full-colour maps throughout – navigate Athens’ bazaar area or plan your island-hopping route without needing to get online.

– Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review: The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei


Review: The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

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

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

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

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

Inside the travel guide

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

– Full-colour maps throughout – navigate the backstreets of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown or Singapore’s downtown shopping streets without needing to get online.

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

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

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

– Detailed regional coverage – whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Kuala Lumpur; Penang; George Town; Cameron Highlands; Langkawi; Perhentian Islands; Taman Negara; Sarawak; Sabah; Kota Kinabalu. Attractions include: Petronas Towers; Batu Caves; Gunung Mulu National Park; Ulu Temburong National Park; Mount Kinabalu; Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre; Little India; The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

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

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

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

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

Review: 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: NEW Lonely Planet Southern Africa travel guide


Review: NEW Lonely Planet Southern Africa travel guide

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

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

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

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

Inside Lonely Planet Southern Africa Travel Guide:

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

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

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

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

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

- Over 115 maps

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

Curator: Anthony Ham

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

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

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

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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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