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The Rough Guide to China (Travel Guide eBook) - Rough Guides Cover Art

The Rough Guide to China (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to China (Travel Guide eBook) by Rough Guides

The new, fully updated The Rough Guide to China is the definitive guide to this enchanting country, one of the world's oldest civilisations. From the high-tech cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai to minority villages in Yunnan and Buddhist temples of Tibet, China's mixture of modernity and ancient traditions never fails to impress. With stunning new photography and all the best places to eat, sleep, party and shop, The Rough Guide to China has everything need to ensure you don't miss a thing in this fast-changing nation. Detailed, full-colour maps help you find the best spot for Peking duck or navigate Beijing's backstreets. Itineraries make planning easy, and a Contexts section gives in-depth background on China's history and culture, as well language tips, with handy words and phrases to ease your journey. All this, combined with detailed coverage of the country's best attractions, from voyages down the Yangzi River to hiking the infamous Great Wall, makes The Rough Guide to China the essential companion to delve into China's greatest treasures.

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Vietnam Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak around towering limestone peaks into grottoes and lagoons in Halong Bay; wander the warren-like lanes of Hoi An’s Old Town; and sample the freshest, tastiest local specialities (and learn to cook them yourself). All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vietnam and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Vietnam :  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 93 maps for easy navigation Covers Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam, Southeast Coast, Southwest Highlands, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Siem Reap & the Temples of Angkor The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Vietnam is our most comprehensive guide to Vietnam, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.  Travelling farther afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Iain Stewart.  About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.    TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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Fodor's Essential Japan

Fodor's Essential Japan by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia. Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities. Fodor’s Essential Japan includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the latest in culture, dining, and art. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Japan to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-have experiences, including Japan’s history and cuisine, shopping in Tokyo, gorgeous sites like Mount Fuji and temples in Kyoto and Shikoku, the art of Monozukuri, a walking tour through Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, and more. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor's Japan features a beautifully illustrated Japanese Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on everything from etiquette to the tea ceremony to the Japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving tips help travelers make the most of their yen. Each individual chapter has its own planner section with all visitors need to know about regional transportation and accommodation. •JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND TRANSLITERATIONS: This edition includes Japanese characters and transliterations across our listings for hotels, restaurants, sights and more, making the guide indispensable for solo exploring. •SPECIAL EVENTS COVERAGE: Information on experiencing the Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place from March to May (or February in Okinawa). •COVERS: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Okinawa, Sapporo, Hiroshima, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Looking for a more in-depth look at Japan’s capital city? Check out Fodor’s Tokyo .

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Myanmar (Burma): The Temples of Bagan (Travel Guide) - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Myanmar (Burma): The Temples of Bagan (Travel Guide)

Myanmar (Burma): The Temples of Bagan (Travel Guide) Travel Guide by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2019 ! With more than 120 high-resolution images, maps and a detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitive guide to Bagan in Myanmar (Burma).  Bagan, the ancient Buddhist capital in central Myanmar (Burma) that thrived from 850-1300, is one of the most magnificent and inspiring sites in Southeast Asia. It is yours to uncover. What’s in this guidebook: * Comprehensive look at Bagan’s art and architecture. We provide an overview of Bagan’s art and architecture, laying out the two types of religious structures (temples and stupas) and the art forms used to decorate them (paintings and sculpture). To make things come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolution images. * A tour that goes deeper on the most important sites. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we offer a detailed tour of twenty-one of the premier sites. For each, we present information on its history, a detailed plan that highlights its most important architectural and artistic features, high-resolution images and a discussion that ties it all together. * Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook supplies logistical advice, maps and links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips for getting the most from your experience while on location. * Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and images are marked up with text that explains important features. * NEW! Customers can now print this guidebook with our new PDF-on-Demand service. See the final chapter in the book for details. ABOUT APPROACH GUIDES Travel guidebooks for the ultra curious, Approach Guides reveal a destination’s essence by exploring a compelling aspect of its cultural heritage: art, architecture, history, food, or wine. PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES  Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.  - Travel + Leisure

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India Revealed: Delhi, Agra, & the Taj Mahal - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

India Revealed: Delhi, Agra, & the Taj Mahal

India Revealed: Delhi, Agra, & the Taj Mahal North India Guidebook by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2019 ! With more than 80 high-resolution images, videos and detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitive travel guide to India's Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal.  Delhi and Agra are the former capitals of Islamic dynasties that controlled much of the Indian subcontinent from the 13th-19th centuries. Together, the cities hold an unrivaled collection of art and architecture: mosques with towering minarets that call the faithful to prayer; gardens with designs that recreate Quranic paradise; and tombs with inlaid stone decoration that spark contemplation of the divine. Not to mention the culmination of it all: the Mughal dynasty’s famed Taj Mahal, an “equal to it the eye of the Age has not seen under these nine vaults of the enamel-blue sky.” It is yours to discover. What’s in this guidebook * Art and architecture review. We provide an overview of Indian Islamic art and architecture, isolating trademark features that you will see again and again while touring Delhi and Agra. To make things come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolution images. * Tour of the highlights. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we offer a tour of Delhi and Agra’s greatest Islamic monuments (see itinerary below). For each, we reveal its most important architectural and decorative features and offer a discussion that ties it all together. * Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook supplies logistical advice, maps and links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips for getting the most from your experience while on location. * Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and images are marked up with text that explains important features. * NEW! Customers can now print this guidebook with our new PDF-on-Demand service. See the final chapter in the book for details. TOUR ITINERARY Delhi:    Humayun’s Tomb   Jama Masjid   Quwwat-al-Islam Mosque (Qutb Minar and Alai Darwaza Gateway)   Safdarjung’s Tomb   Tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq. Agra:    Akbar’s Tomb   Taj Mahal   Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) ABOUT APPROACH GUIDES Travel guidebooks for the ultra curious, Approach Guides reveal a destination’s essence by exploring a compelling aspect of its cultural heritage: art, architecture, history, food, or wine. PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES  Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.  - Travel + Leisure  What started as one couple’s travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com — a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What’s hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor’s famous temple structures in Cambodia.  - LA Times

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Be More Japan - DK Eyewitness Cover Art

Be More Japan

Be More Japan The Art of Japanese Living by DK Eyewitness

Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, Be More Japan helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practice them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transportation, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan. You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world.

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Rice, Noodle, Fish - Matt Goulding Cover Art

Rice, Noodle, Fish

Rice, Noodle, Fish Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture by Matt Goulding

Finalist for the 2016 IACP Awards: Literary Food Writing An innovative new take on the travel guide, Rice, Noodle, Fish decodes Japan's extraordinary food culture through a mix of in-depth narrative and insider advice, along with 195 color photographs. In this 5000-mile journey through the noodle shops, tempura temples, and teahouses of Japan, Matt Goulding, co-creator of the enormously popular Eat This, Not That! book series, navigates the intersection between food, history, and culture, creating one of the most ambitious and complete books ever written about Japanese culinary culture from the Western perspective. Written in the same evocative voice that drives the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, Rice, Noodle, Fish explores Japan's most intriguing culinary disciplines in seven key regions, from the kaiseki tradition of Kyoto and the sushi masters of Tokyo to the street food of Osaka and the ramen culture of Fukuoka. You won't find hotel recommendations or bus schedules; you will find a brilliant narrative that interweaves immersive food journalism with intimate portraits of the cities and the people who shape Japan's food culture. This is not your typical guidebook. Rice, Noodle, Fish is a rare blend of inspiration and information, perfect for the intrepid and armchair traveler alike. Combining literary storytelling, indispensable insider information, and world-class design and photography, the end result is the first ever guidebook for the new age of culinary tourism.

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Japan Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Japan Travel Guide

Japan Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore a bamboo grove in Arashiyama, marvel at Shinto and Buddhist architecture in Kyoto, or relax in the hot springs of Noboribetsu Onsen; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Japan 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 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, festivals, hiking, onsen, cuisine, architecture, sport, traditional accommodation, geisha, visual arts, performing arts, literature, music, environment, cinema Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 140 maps Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Nikko, Narita, Kamakura, Hakone, Nagoya, Gifu, Kanazawa, Nagano, Kyoto, Kansai, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Matsue, Sapporo, Shikoku, Tokushima, Fukuoka, Okinawa and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Japan , our most comprehensive guide to Japan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Tokyo? Check out Lonely Planet Tokyo guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; Best of Japan, a photo-rich guide to the country’s most popular attractions; or Pocket Tokyo a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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A Beginner's Guide to Japan - Pico Iyer Cover Art

A Beginner's Guide to Japan

A Beginner's Guide to Japan Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer

From the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness- -one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers--a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan. After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. "Arguably the world's greatest living travel writer" (Outside). He draws on readings, reflections, and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.

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The Silk Road Revisited - Julie Hill Cover Art

The Silk Road Revisited

The Silk Road Revisited Markets, Merchants and Minarets by Julie Hill

In Revisiting the Silk Road , experienced author and traveler Julie Hill takes us on a spellbinding journey into the heart of a little known but volatile region, stretching from Western China to the shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea and beyond to the Black Sea. Hers is not only a series of journeys overland or a march through ancient history, but an informed and contemporary view of life in both the liveliest cities and the farthest-flung outposts of what once was the worlds stoutest and longest economic artery. Julie Hills journey focuses on bazaars as a recurrent motifbazaars being the economic, social, and cultural centers of the Silk Roadand radiates from these bazaars to the life around them. Because she speaks their languageliterally and culturallyJulie is often welcomed by her hosts not as a customer or a trader but as a confessor and a friend, and she vindicates their trust by bringing their stories to life. In Iran, the author hears the predicament of women crying for freedom, frustrated by the deteriorating economy and the conservatives stranglehold on power. While inescapably exotic in its subjects and imagery, the book is also a penetrating report on the effects of the recent geopolitical upheavals that have coursed through the regionseen not from the distance of spy satellites or high government places but on the ground, often literally on the street or in the homes of ordinary folk. The realities of todays Silk Road are far more complex than often understood, and this book provides an absorbing and authoritative guide to any reader in search of both a magical adventure and a hard-nosed investigation into one of the worlds most important and dynamic regions.

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Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze - William Sparrow Cover Art

Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze

Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze by William Sparrow

Sexy, entertaining, and thoroughly informative, this collection of reports offers a glimpse into what is enticing, insightful, and unknown about sex in Asia. It looks at the sex scenes and unseens in the ‘usual suspects’ of Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan as well as in less obvious countries such as Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Covering the gamut of love, lust, passion, and pleasure across Asia, these articles offer unique insights into the sometimes shadowy world of the carnal pleasures on offer and the hypocrisies surrounding them. Gathered from the views of unrepentant ‘sexpats’, wayward tourists, and the locals themselves, in Red-light Nights, Bangkok Daze, you’ll find revelations about the varied experiences this huge cast of characters participates in. Succumb to the lights, and weather the daze; you’ll find yourself exhilarated and waking to a newfound awareness of the complex, interesting and yet confusing world of sex in Asia.

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Okinawa Travel Guide 2012 - Penny van Heerden Cover Art

Okinawa Travel Guide 2012

Okinawa Travel Guide 2012 by Penny van Heerden

== The Complete Guide to Okinawa, Japan - fully updated for 2012 == Okinawa is a Japanese Jewel in the East China Sea. A variety of driving and walking tours allows you to custom make your Okinawan experience whether you are staying for a weekend, a week or longer. The tours include attractions, places to eat, shop and stay along the planned routes, taking the headache out of planning. * Visit many little known features as well as all the well known places. * This guide will save you time and frustration and will guide you step by step on the holiday of a lifetime. * Walking and shopping tours in popular areas of Naha City and Chatan. * A variety of suggested road trips covering the whole island and designed to encourage visitors to see more of what Okinawa has to offer. * Information on car hire and climate. * Insider tips of over 100 places to see, eat, shop and sleep. * Advice on various activities and tours to take part in. * The best hotels & restaurants as well as nightlife and entertainment options.

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Untangling My Chopsticks - Victoria Abbott Riccardi Cover Art

Untangling My Chopsticks

Untangling My Chopsticks A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto by Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Two years out of college and with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria Riccardi left a boyfriend, a rent-controlled New York City apartment, and a plum job in advertising to move to Kyoto to study kaiseki , the exquisitely refined form of cooking that accompanies the formal Japanese tea ceremony. She arrived in Kyoto, a city she had dreamed about but never seen, with two bags, an open-ended plane ticket, and the ability to speak only sushi-bar Japanese. She left a year later, having learned the language, the art of kaiseki, and what was truly important to her. Through special introductions and personal favors, Victoria was able to attend one of Kyoto’s most prestigious tea schools, where this ago-old Japanese art has been preserved for generations and where she was taken under the wing of an American expatriate who became her mentor in the highly choreographed rituals of this extraordinary culinary discipline. During her year in Kyoto, Victoria explored the mysterious and rarefied world of tea kaiseki, living a life inaccessible to most foreigners. She also discovered the beguiling realm of modern-day Japanese food—the restaurants, specialty shops, and supermarkets. She participated in many fast-disappearing culinary customs, including making mochi (chewy rice cakes) by hand, a beloved family ritual barely surviving in a mechanized age. She celebrated the annual cleansing rites of New Year’s, donning an elaborate kimono and obi for a thirty-four-course extravaganza. She includes twenty-five recipes for favorite dishes she encountered, such as Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl, Japanese Beef and Vegetable Hotpot, and Green-Tea Cooked Salmon Over Rice. Untangling My Chopsticks is a sumptuous journey into the tastes, traditions, and exotic undercurrents of Japan. It is also a coming-of-age tale steeped in history and ancient customs, a thoughtful meditation on life, love, and learning in another land.

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Kaleidoscope City - Piers Moore Ede Cover Art

Kaleidoscope City

Kaleidoscope City A Year in Varanasi by Piers Moore Ede

Situated on the left bank of the Ganges, in the state of Uttar Pradash, Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. For Hindus there is nowhere more sacred; for Buddhists, it is revered as a place where the Buddha preached his first sermon; for Jains it is the birthplace of their two patriarchs. Over the last four thousand years, perhaps no city in the world has stood witness to such a flux of history, from the development of Aryan culture along the Ganges, to invasions that would leave the city in Muslim hands for three centuries, to an independent Brahmin kingdom, British colonial rule, and ultimately independence. But what is the city like today? Home to 2.5 million people, it is visited by twice that number every year. Polluted, overpopulated, religiously divided, but utterly sublime, Varanasi is a living expression of Indian life like no other. Each day 60,000 people bathe in the Ganges. Elderly people come to die here. Widows pushed out by their families arrive to find livelihood. In the city center, the silk trade remains the most important industry, along with textiles and the processing of betel leaf. Behind this facade lurk more sinister industries. Varanasi is a major player in the international drug scene. There's a thriving flesh trade, and a corrupt police force that turns a blind eye. As with Suketu Mehta's Maximimum City Piers Moore Ede tells the city's story by allowing inhabitants to relate their own tales. Whether portraying a Dom Raja whose role it is to cremate bodies by the Ganghes or a khoa maker, who carefully converts cow's milk into the ricotta like substance that forms the base of most sweets, Ede explores the city's most important themes through its people, creating a vibrant portrait of modern, multicultural India.

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South India & Kerala Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

South India & Kerala Travel Guide

South India & Kerala Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Float along Kerala’s backwaters as the sun sinks behind whispering palms, hit the beach in Goa and watch incense-clouded evening processions around Madurai’s joyful Meenakshi Amman Temple – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South India & Kerala and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala : • Full-colour 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, drink, sport, politics • Easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate  • Covers Mumbai, Goa, Bengaluru, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman Islands and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala is our most comprehensive guide to South India & Kerala, and is perfect for discovering both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s India for an in-depth guide to the country. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.   TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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Goa & Mumbai Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Goa & Mumbai Travel Guide

Goa & Mumbai Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Goa & Mumbai is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Laze in your beachfront hammock in-between yoga sessions at Palolem Beach, poke about in boutiques and book shops in Panaji, and explore extravagant Victorian architecture in Mumbai – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Goa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Goa & Mumbai : • Full-colour 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, drink, sport, politics • Easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate your destination • Covers Mumbai (Bombay), Panaji & Central Goa, North Goa, South Goa and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Goa & Mumbai is our most comprehensive guide to Goa & Mumbai, and is perfect for discovering both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s India for an-depth guide to the country.  eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.    TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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In Search of Sikkim: a Family Pilgrimage - Cherry Cooke Cover Art

In Search of Sikkim: a Family Pilgrimage

In Search of Sikkim: a Family Pilgrimage by Cherry Cooke

An English family travel from a small town in Norfolk in search of Rumtek Monastery, in Sikkim. When the Karma Kagya sect fled Tibet, from the invading Chinese in 1959, they carried their ancient relics, statues and sacred objects across the Himalayas. Andrew, Cherry, and five-year-old son Thomas, go in search of this Shangri-la, carrying notebooks, pens, a globe and educational books for the young monks of Rumtek. They cannot get there unless they travel, illegally, on a donkey, across the mountains. So instead, staying with two Tibetan girls, and their old father, they find a much greater treasure…

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Autumn Light - Pico Iyer Cover Art

Autumn Light

Autumn Light Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer

From one of our most astute observers of human nature, a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, have a small home. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying. In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, this question is more urgent than anywhere else. Iyer leads us through the year following his father-in-law's death, introducing us to the people who populate his days: his ailing mother-in-law, who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother-in-law, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping-pong club, who, many years his senior, traverse their autumn years in different ways. And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

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Tokyo, Japan: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Tokyo, Japan: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel)

Tokyo, Japan: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents: Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Safe | Units Conversion 1. General: Tourist Info Center | History | Religion | Geography | Climate | Economy 2. Maps: Japan | Central Tokyo | Wards | Izu Islands | Asakusa | Shinjuku | Shibuya | Ueno | Odaiba | Roppongi | Subway | Toei | Expressway | JR Yamanote Line | Highways | Imperial Palace 3. Transport: Get in | Get Around | Airports | Subway | Tokyo Station | Railways | Shinkansen | Shuto Expressway 4. By Area: Districts | Neighborhoods | Get Out 5. Culture: Museums | Theater | Events 6. Landmarks: Top 20 | Buildings & Structures | Temples & Shrines | Parks | Scenic Views 7. Attractions: See & Do | Itineraries | Disney Resort | Hot Springs/Spa | Sports | Buy

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Bangkok

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Bangkok by DK Eyewitness

Discover the best places to visit in Bangkok, from the fascinating National Museum to the splendid temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho. Seven easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting areas-from bustling markets to leafy parks-while reviews of the best hotels, nightlife, and restaurants in Bangkok will help you plan your perfect trip. True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Bangkok covers all the major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. + Itineraries help you plan your trip. + Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more. + Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time. The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Bangkok .

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Traveler's Paradise - Southern Asia (India) - Traveler's Paradise Cover Art

Traveler's Paradise - Southern Asia (India)

Traveler's Paradise - Southern Asia (India) Travel Guide for Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai & Goa by Traveler's Paradise

Have you always wanted to explore the mysteries of India? Are the bustling cities, stunning countryside and ancient landmarks calling you to visit? If you, like millions of others, want to explore the crowded markets, ancient temples, fortresses and fading glory of India’s greatest cities, then preparing for your trip is a must. With Traveler's Paradise - Southern Asia (India): Travel Guide for Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai & Goa, you will get the facts on what to expect when you visit this fascinating region, through chapters which tell you: The top attractions of Delhi Planning a trip to Jaipur The best places to see in Agra Mumbai and Goa And lots more… If you like to relax by taking long walks along pristine beaches, enjoy savoring delicious and unusual foods, or simply enjoy exploring lively market places or incredible architectural wonders, then India has it all and is the place for you. As with any country, of course, there is plenty you should know about it before you even get on the plane and Traveler's Paradise - Southern Asia (India) explains much of that for you in detail. So, before you go, make sure you prepare yourself properly and get a copy of the fascinating book!

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Saigon Secrets - Elly Thuy Nguyen Cover Art

Saigon Secrets

Saigon Secrets by Elly Thuy Nguyen

Don't get ripped off in Vietnam. Buying any product or service in Vietnam can frustrate the bravest travelers. Often there are no posted prices, and visitors are fleeced. Don't be clueless. Don't get scammed.  Saigon Secrets  is Elly Thuy Nguyen's insider guide to paying local prices and saving money in Vietnam. You'll know where to shop, what to buy, and all the hows and whys of saving money in Vietnam. Most Vietnamese locals don't know all this.   Elly gives you the lowdown. Saigon Secrets  details prices Vietnamese people pay for everything from a cup of coffee to a motorcycle taxi ride to a massage to a bowl of noodles. It also covers tipping tips: don't believe the lie told to tourists that you must tip everywhere, but at the same time, know where tipping is absolutely required. Don't fall for common scams. Don't unknowingly hand your money to the mafia, thinking you're helping street children.   Shop like you mean it. Some things are a great deal in Saigon: for example, unbranded (or fake-branded) clothes, and top-quality eyeglasses and dental work. Other things are way too expensive in Saigon: for example, brand-name clothes and cosmetics, and most types of electronics. Know the difference, and know where to buy what.  Saigon Secrets  is like having a knowledgeable local friend in Saigon.   Learn the locals' hacks. You can skip the line at the airport visa counter and you can also get a ride from the airport into town for under $0.50 USD. You're welcome.   Saigon Secrets is looking out for you in Vietnam. Elly can't be there with you. She'd love to actually, but, well, no, she has to go to work and get her motorbike fixed and take care of her cat and have dinner with her grandparents. So she's sending you into town with this book. It's almost as good as having Elly along with you, and unlike Elly, it's not always stopping to drink coffee and take pictures. Enjoy Vietnam. Vietnam is a spectacular place. With  Saigon Secrets , you can avoid the bad stuff, and focus on the good.

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand Travel Guide

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most buzzing cities, sail past the limestone peaks of Halong Bay, or experience the transcendent tranquillity of Angkor Wat; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand 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, religion, art, cuisine, wildlife, environment, architecture Over 70 maps Covers Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Vientiane, Luan Prabang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand , our most comprehensive guide to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on the individual countries included in this destination? Check out Lonely Planet Vietnam guide, Laos guide, Cambodia guide or Thailand guide for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer; or Lonely Planet Best of Thailand or Best of Vietnam , photo-rich guides to the countries’ most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.  About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Tokyo Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Tokyo Travel Guide

Tokyo Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Tokyo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spend all-night in a karaoke parlour in Shinjuku, walk the forest path to Tokyo’s largest Shinto shrine, Meiji-jingu, or sample the delights of Mitsukoshi’s food hall; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tokyo and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Tokyo 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 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, pop culture, performing arts, visual arts, tea ceremonies, cinema, literature, architecture, onsen, festivals, cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 40 colour maps Covers Marunouchi, Nihombashi, Tsukiji, Ginza, Roppongi, Ebisu, Meguro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ueno, Asakusa, Odaiba, Shimo-Kitazawa, Korakuen, Yanaka, Nikko, Hakone, Hamakura, Mt Fuji and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Tokyo , our most comprehensive guide to Tokyo, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Japan guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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CultureShock! Korea - John Bocskay Cover Art

CultureShock! Korea

CultureShock! Korea by John Bocskay

About the Book CultureShock! Korea is a compelling, elegantly-written and funny guide for anyone planning a stay in South Korea.  Can you tell your bibimbap from your gimbap ? Why is age such a big deal when addressing people? Do people really give bathroom tissue and laundry detergent at housewarming parties? What’s so appealing about noraebangs ? When introduced to someone, do you shake hands, bow or do both? And why do Koreans cheer you on by exclaiming, “Fighting!”? Whether you’re in South Korea to do business, seek pleasure or find your inner Hallyu diva, if you are lucky enough to find yourself on this peninsula where stunning natural scenery meets hyper-modern cities, get the most out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide. About the Series CultureShock! is a dynamic, indispensable series of guides for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, working in or moving to. Each title explains the country’s customs, traditions and social and business etiquette in a lively, informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.  About the Author John Bocskay is a full-time EFL instructor based in Busan, Korea. Originally from Westchester County, New York, he has been in Korea since 1998.  He used to publish a monthly magazine called  The Beat  in Busan, and now writes for local newspapers, websites, and blogs. He has also co-written a dozen textbooks for a Seoul-based EFL institute franchise. He is interested in many facets of the expatriate experience, and has written on assimilation, the 'expat bubble', the changing nature of emigration, among other things. He also writes short narrative non-fiction, humorous personal essays, and occasional forays into satire and live comedy. He is currently working on an oral history of US expats. 

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Best of Malaysia & Singapore Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Best of Malaysia & Singapore Travel Guide

Best of Malaysia & Singapore Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Malaysia & Singapore is your passport to Malaysia and Singapore’s top sights and most authentic experiences.  Enjoy some of Malaysia’s best food in charismatic George Town, hunt out giant rafflesia flowers in Sarawak or sing karaoke at the Jonker Walk Night Market, all with your trusted travel companion. Offering visually-inspiring content along with the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you, this photo-rich, user-friendly guide makes planning fun and easy. Discover the best of Malaysia and Singapore and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Best of Malaysia & Singapore : In-depth coverage of the destination’s must-see sights along with hidden gems that most guidebooks miss to get you to the heart of a place Intuitively organized with essential information at your fingertips Eye-catching full-colour design and easy-to-use layout with maps and images throughout Annotated images that bring a destination to life Practical planning and transport tools including a fold-out map (included in print version) that gives instant access to must-see sights to help you navigate as you plot out your itinerary Short and extended itineraries to help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests to make the most of your time on the road Insider tips and insights to save time and money, avoid crowds and trouble spots, and to get to know the destination like a local Honest recommendations for all budgets Cultural insights and background information to put top sights and experiences in context and to give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience (includes history, multiculturalism, religion, arts, architecture, food, environment) Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version) Over 70 color maps Covers Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, the Cameron Highlands, George Town, Palau Langkawi, Kota Bharu, Taman Negara, Palau Tioman, Melaka City, Mt Kinabalu, Semporna Archipelago, Sarawak and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of Malaysia & Singapore , our easy-to-use, expertly curated guide, is filled with inspiring and colourful photos and focuses on the destinations’ most popular attractions and authentic experiences for those looking for the best of the best and have minimal time for planning. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, a range of gift, food and kids books, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, magazines, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Thailand Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Thailand Travel Guide

Thailand Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Thailand’s Islands & Beaches is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. 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. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now! 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   • Covers Bangkok, Central Thailand, Ko Chang, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, Hua Hin, Southern Gulf, Ko Samui, Lower Gulf, Phuket, Andaman Coast The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Thailand, our most comprehensive guide to Thailand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Bangkok and Pocket Phuket , handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Thailand’s Islands & Beaches and Bangkok guides for a comprehensive look at all those regions have to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Anita Isalska, Austin Bush, Tim Bewer, Celeste Brash, David Eimer, Damian Harper, Andy Symington.  About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet).   TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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Philippines Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Philippines Travel Guide

Philippines Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to the Philippines*   Lonely Planet Philippines is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Swim at secluded beaches in the Bacuit Archipelago, take part in a colourful fiesta, dive remote reefs and magnificent walls at Apo Island or Balicasag; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Philippines and begin your journey now!  Inside Lonely Planet Philippines 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  • 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, etiquette, people, culture, politics, environmental issues, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine.  • Over 90 maps   Covers Manila, Corregidor, Luzon, Zambales Coast, Lingayen Gulf, Ilocos, the Cordillera, Batanes, Bicol, Masbate, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Mindoro, Boracay, the Visayas, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Mindanao, Palawan and more  The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Philippines , our most comprehensive guide to the Philippines, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a shoestring guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.  About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.  *Best-selling guide to The Philippines. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, February 2014-January 2015

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Frommer's EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai - Graham Bond Cover Art

Frommer's EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

Frommer's EasyGuide to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai by Graham Bond

Known for years as the sleeping giant of tourism, China has now awakened with a roar, attracting 120 million inbound tourists each year (including two and a half million Americans), and accounting for increasing sales of guidebooks to its three major attractions: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Our author of this 288-page guide to those three primary cities--Graham Bond--has lived in China for many years, is currently pursuing a doctorate in Chinese history, but continues to keep his touristic information up-to-date and rewarding through constant travels there. He is already the author of Frommer's Shanghai, a previously-published guidebook, and now cements his reputation as the nation's foremost authority on visits to China by American and other western travelers. The book is profusely illustrated with maps, and provides every detailed assistance on the mechanics of living in and touring China.

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CultureShock! Hong Kong - Betty Wei & Elizabeth Li Cover Art

CultureShock! Hong Kong

CultureShock! Hong Kong A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Betty Wei & Elizabeth Li

Despite the modern high-rise buildings, international brand names and many Caucasian faces, Hong Kong still retains much of its Asian character. Learn how fung shui influences the way of life and the importance of the concept of ‘face’, which affects interpersonal relationships and business transactions. Packed with practical tips and a comprehensive resource section, CultureShock! Hong Kong is all you will need to survive and succeed in this highly competitive society. Betty Wei is a graduate of the Chapin School in New York and Bryn Mawr College. She received a master’s degree in International Relations from New York University and a doctorate in History from the University of Hong Kong. A research historian, Betty Wei is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong. She also holds honorary appointments as Professor at the Institute of Qing Studies, People’s University in Beijing, and the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong. Her latest publication is Ruan Yuan 1764–1849: The Life and Work of a Major Scholar-Official in China before the Opium War (Hong Kong University Press, 2006). Elizabeth Li is a ‘change agent’ in the fields of Organization Development and Strategic Management. She worked for over ten years in industry, before becoming a management consultant in 1986. She is bicultural as she was born in Hong Kong, grew up in New York and has lived in London. Li returned to Hong Kong in 1980 where she devoted herself to education and explored the concept of cultural integration. Her vision is to have a community college in Hong Kong that reflects the integration of Western concepts in Hong Kong society

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Pocket Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Pocket Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor Travel Guide

Pocket Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Pocket Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Witness sunrise over spectacular Angkor Wat, experience the last great capital of the Khmer empire, Angkor Thom, and explore the floating world of Tonle Sap Lake ‒ all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor :  • 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Over 17 colour neighbourhood maps • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time • Covers The Temples of Angkor, Roluos Temples, Pub St, Wat Bo Rd Area, North Siem Reap, South Siem Reap & Tonle Sap, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor is our colourful, easy to use, handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Cambodia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Nick Ray.  About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.    TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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Fodor's Essential India - Fodor's Travel Guides Cover Art

Fodor's Essential India

Fodor's Essential India with Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai & Kerala by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential India is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Delhi, Mumbai, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this India travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. India is a country of vibrant and enticing contrasts: exquisite palaces are juxtaposed against simple temples, and modern high-tech industry coexists with ancient customs and rituals. There's much to see and do in this vast and geographically diverse country, and Fodor's Essential India covers the must-see sights better than anyone else. Fodor’s Essential India Includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: India is changing rapidly, and this fully updated guide includes the best new hotels, restaurants, and more in its vibrant cities and stunning countryside, from Delhi and Rajasthan to Mumbai, Kerala and Goa. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout India to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photos will help inspire you. The illustrated features on the iconic Taj Mahal, the holy city of Varanasi on the Ganges, and the amazing cave temples at Ajanta and Ellora will give you a deeper understanding of these historic sites. The "Understanding India" chapter, with illustrated sections on modern society, religion, food, dance, music, and shopping, provides insight into contemporary Indian life as well as the past. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: A full-color feature on getting around India includes indispensible information on buses, trains, taxis, and rickshaws, along with tipping information and an easy-to-use "Travel Times Chart." Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car, bus, and train. •COVERS: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala, Kolkata, The Taj Mahal, Rajastan, Beaches, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting more of Asia? Check out Fodor’s Essential Thailand and Fodor’s Essential China .

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A Geek in Japan - Héctor García Cover Art

A Geek in Japan

A Geek in Japan Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony (Revised and Expanded with New Topics) by Héctor García

Created specifically for fans of Japanese "cool culture," A Geek in Japan is one of the most iconic, hip, and concise cultural guides available. Reinvented for the internet age, it is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs and presents all the touchstones of traditional and contemporary culture in an entirely new way. A Geek in Japan decodes the mysteries of the Japanese language, Japanese social values and daily habits, business and technology, the arts, and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Japanese. This revised and expanded edition contains many new pages of materials on all sorts of topics including Kyoto, Japanese architecture, and Japanese video games. It also features a guide to author Hector Garcia's favorite Tokyo hangouts and tips on visiting many "secret" places around Japan. Highlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths, and answering nagging questions such as why the Japanese are so fond of wearing face masks, Garcia has written an irreverent, insightful, and highly informative guide for the growing ranks of Japanophiles around the world.

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CultureShock! China - Angie Eagan & Rebecca Weiner Cover Art

CultureShock! China

CultureShock! China A survival guide to customs and etiquette by Angie Eagan & Rebecca Weiner

CultureShock! China is an essential read for anyone intending to live or work in the world’s fastest-rising economic powerhouse, the People’s Republic of China. This book guides you through settling in and socialising, from choosing your accommodation and employing an ayi, to finding good restaurants and enjoying China’s varied and exquisite cuisine. Get first-hand knowledge about working in China and about the Chinese language. Learn about this beautiful country’s 5,000 years of rich history and visit the spectacular splendour of its mountains and rivers which contrasts with the towering skylines of metropolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Be enlightened on Chinese culture and discover how the people balance traditions and customs with modernity. Filled with practical information, CultureShock! China is a must-have guide that will equip you with the confidence to try out everything in this exciting country.  Angie Eagan, like many long-term residents, came to China ‘on a three-week trip’ in 1995, and has lived and worked in the country since. Deeply involved with the community, she served two years as the Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, and co-founded a charity race in Outer Mongolia (http://www.ultramongolia.org ) to support sustainable tourism in Lake Hovsgul National Park. Angie is the General Manager of an American company in China.  Rebecca Weiner spent 11 years in China, including five years in Shanghai. She has now returned to the United States to live with her husband Mike Rastelli and their daughter Sarah, but is always up for return visits to the land of zongzi and jazz

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Oracle Bones - Peter Hessler Cover Art

Oracle Bones

Oracle Bones A Journey Between China's Past and Present by Peter Hessler

A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.

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The Milk Lady of Bangalore - Shoba Narayan Cover Art

The Milk Lady of Bangalore

The Milk Lady of Bangalore An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan

The elevator door opens. A cow stands inside, angled diagonally to fit. It doesn’t look uncomfortable, merely impatient. “It is for the housewarming ceremony on the third floor,” explains the woman who stands behind the cow, holding it loosely with a rope. She has the sheepish look of a person caught in a strange situation who is trying to act as normal as possible. She introduces herself as Sarala and smiles reassuringly. The door closes. I shake my head and suppress a grin. It is good to be back. When Shoba Narayan—who has just returned to India with her husband and two daughters after years in the United States—asks whether said cow might bless her apartment next, it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between our author and Sarala, who also sells fresh milk right across the street from that thoroughly modern apartment building. The two women connect over not only cows but also family, food, and life. When Shoba agrees to buy Sarala a new cow, they set off looking for just the right heifer, and what was at first a simple economic transaction becomes something much deeper, though never without a hint of slapstick. The Milk Lady of Bangalore immerses us in the culture, customs, myths, religion, sights, and sounds of a city in which the twenty-first century and the ancient past coexist like nowhere else in the world. It’s a true story of bridging divides, of understanding other ways of looking at the world, and of human connections and animal connections, and it’s an irresistible adventure of two strong women and the animals they love.

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Country Driving - Peter Hessler Cover Art

Country Driving

Country Driving A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler

“Hessler has a marvelous sense of the intonations and gestures that give life to the moment.” —The New York Times Book Review From Peter Hessler, the New York Times bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town, comes Country Driving, the third and final book in his award-winning China trilogy. Country Driving addresses the human side of the economic revolution in China, focusing on economics and development, and shows how the auto boom helps China shift from rural to urban, from farming to business.

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Kings of Cocaine - Guy Gugliotta & Jeff Leen Cover Art

Kings of Cocaine

Kings of Cocaine Inside the Medellín Cartel - An Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money and International Corruption by Guy Gugliotta & Jeff Leen

This is the story of the most successful cocaine dealers in the world: Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, Carlos Lehder Rivas and Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. In the 1980s they controlled more than fifty percent of the cocaine flowing into the United States. The cocaine trade is capitalism on overdrive -- supply meeting demand on exponential levels. Here you'll find the story of how the modern cocaine business started and how it turned a rag tag group of hippies and sociopaths into regal kings as they stumbled from small-time suitcase smuggling to levels of unimaginable sophistication and daring. The $2 billion dollar system eventually became so complex that it required the manipulation of world leaders, corruption of revolutionary movements and the worst kind of violence to protect.

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Beijing, China: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Beijing, China: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel)

Beijing, China: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents: Essentials: Mandarin Phrasebook | Cantonese Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Cope | Units Conversion 1. General: History | Politics | Economy | Demographics | Climate 2. Maps: China | Central Beijing | Districts | Forbidden City | Subway | Fortifications | Great Wall 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Roads | Railway | Subway 4. By Area: Geography | Districts | Streets & Squares | Get out 5. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Do | Buy | Amusement parks 6. Culture: Architecture | Music Venues | Education 7. Landmarks: Museums | Buildings & Structures | Parks & Gardens | Forbidden City | Great Wall Essentials: Mandarin Phrasebook | Cantonese Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Respect | Cope | Stay healthy | Stay Safe | Units Conversion 1. General: History | Politics | Economy | Demographics | Climate 2. Maps: Central Beijing | Districts | Forbidden City | Subway | Fortifications | Great Wall | China 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Roads | Railway | Subway 4. By Area: Geography | Districts | Streets & Squares | Get out 5. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Do | Buy | Museums | Buildings & Structures | Parks & Gardens | Forbidden City | Great Wall 6. Culture: Architecture | Music Venues | Education 7. China: Do & See | Buy | Contact

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Bangkok, Thailand: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Bangkok, Thailand: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel)

Bangkok, Thailand: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Respect | Cope | Contact | Stay Safe | Units Conversion 1. General: Name | Climate | Economy & Demographics | Administration | History | Orientation 2. Maps: Thailand | Bangkok | Sytrain | Railway | Transport | Mass Transit Routes | Ayutthaya | Chao Phraya River 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Airports | Metro | Boats | Skytrain | Railway 4. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Do | Buy | Markets 5. Culture: Museums | Cultural venues | Emerald Buddha | Sport  6. Landmarks: Palaces & Wats | Buildings & Structures | Places of Worship | Parks & Gardens 7. By Area: Geography | Districts | Streets & Squares | Get out | Itinerary: Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City  8. Thailand: Do | History | Culture | Parks | Islands 8.1 Other Destinations: Chiang Mai | Ayutthaya | Pattaya | Chiang Rai | Hat Yai | Kanchanaburi | Sukhothai

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Beijing Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Beijing Sights

Beijing Sights a travel guide to the top 25+ attractions in Beijing, China. Includes the Great Wall with map, the Forbidden City with map, and more by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary [three walking tours] with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. Please search for "Travel Beijing," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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Panda - Tony Xu Cover Art

Panda

Panda by Tony Xu

Watching giant panda eating, playing and sleeping through pictures and videos taken from China. Learn panda in detail from many colorful pictures in this book.

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Vietnam: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Vietnam: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

Vietnam: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents:  Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe 1. General: History | Geography | Government & Politics | Economy | Culture | Demographics 2. Maps: Vietnam | Regions | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City 3. Transport: Get In | Get Around 4. By Area: Regions | Cities | Other Destinations 5. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Buy | Holidays 6. Hanoi: Tourist Center | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Safe 6.1 General: History | Economy | Education 6.2 Transport: Get In | Get Around 6.3 Attractions: See | Do | Buy | Get Out 7. Other Cities: Haiphong | Dalat | Ho Chi Minh City | Hoi An | Hue | Nha Trang | Phan Thiet | Vinh 8. Other Destinations: Con Dao | Cuc Phuong National Park | DMZ | Ha Long Bay | Kontum | My Son | Tay Ninh | Tam Coc | Bach Ma National Park

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Saigon City Guide: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Au Nguyen Cover Art

Saigon City Guide: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Au Nguyen

An ultimate guidebook to traveling in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) with up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and some of the city's best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Saigon. This travel guide is a result of the rich experience and in-depth research by a Vietnamese American author who had lived in Saigon for 24 years before he moved to the United States. You will walk away informed and amazed by practical and honest advice. Some of the exclusive features include: +  Full-color, easy-to-read maps of the whole districts instead of small areas, making it easier to navigate +  Insightful reviews  of the city's best local eateries that have never been covered +  Highlights  of where to eat, drink, stay, and have fun, so that you can tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests +  Comprehensive introduction  of the Vietnamese cuisine, featuring 60 popular dishes and popular local eateries specializing in those dishes. +  Visual contents  of all attractions, restaurants, bars, and hotels for lively illustration +  Coverage of Phu My Hung , Saigon’s upscale residential area, offering you a pleasant escape from the frantic pace of downtown

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Tokyo Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Tokyo Sights

Tokyo Sights A Travel Guide to the top 30 Attractions in Tokyo, Japan by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included where possible.  Please search for " Travel Tokyo ," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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Hong Kong: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps - MobileReference Cover Art

Hong Kong: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps

Hong Kong: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents Essentials: Mandarin Phrasebook | Cantonese Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Contact | Units Conversion 1. General: History | Religion | Geography | Climate | Demographics | Talk | Economy | Education | Governance 2. Maps: Hong Kong | Hong Kong City Map | Hong Kong Island | Districts | Lantau Island | MTR 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Airport | MTR | Central Station | Airport Express | Peak Tram | Star Ferry | Central Mid Level Escalator 4. By Area: Districts | Hong Kong Island | Kowloon Peninsula | Get Out 5. Attractions: Top 10 | See | Do | Buy | Itineraries 6. Culture: Museums | Festivals | Respect 7. Landmarks: Architecture | Buildings & Structures | Places of worship | Parks | Streets & Squares

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Shanghai, People's Republic of China Illustrated Travel guide, phrasebook, and maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Shanghai, People's Republic of China Illustrated Travel guide, phrasebook, and maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: Most attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents: Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Cope | Stay healthy | Stay Safe | Units Conversion 1. General: History | Economy | Politics | Climate 2. Maps: China | Districts | West | East | Metro 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Bus | Expressways | Railway | Port | Air | Metro 4. Attractions: Top 10 | See | Do | Buy | Itinerary 5. Culture: Architecture | Education | Sports 6. Landmarks: Museums | Buildings & Structures | Places of Worship | Parks & Gardens 7. By Area: Geography | Districts | Streets & Squares | Get out 8. China: History | Culture | Regions | Cities

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Shadow of the Silk Road - Colin Thubron Cover Art

Shadow of the Silk Road

Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor, the mythic progenitor of the Chinese people, to the ancient port of Antioch—in perhaps the most difficult and ambitious journey he has undertaken in forty years of travel. The Silk Road is a huge network of arteries splitting and converging across the breadth of Asia. To travel it is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions and inventions. But alongside this rich and astonishing past, Shadow of the Silk Road is also about Asia today: a continent of upheaval. One of the trademarks of Colin Thubron's travel writing is the beauty of his prose; another is his gift for talking to people and getting them to talk to him. Shadow of the Silk Road encounters Islamic countries in many forms. It is about changes in China, transformed since the Cultural Revolution. It is about false nationalisms and the world's discontented margins, where the true boundaries are not political borders but the frontiers of tribe, ethnicity, language and religion. It is a magnificent and important account of an ancient world in modern ferment.

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Seoul, South Korea: Illustrated Travel Guide, Korean Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Seoul, South Korea: Illustrated Travel Guide, Korean Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Respect | Stay Safe | Units Conversion 1. General: History | Geography | Climate | Economy 2. Maps: Seoul | Districts | Metro | South Korea 3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Bus | Upass | T-money | Subway | Cable car 4. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Do | Buy | Places of Worship | Palaces | Buildings | Parks | Gates 5. Culture: Museums | Cultural venues 6. By Area: Districts | Streets | Get out 7. South Korea: Regions | History | Geography | Culture

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Radio Shangri-La - Lisa Napoli Cover Art

Radio Shangri-La

Radio Shangri-La What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli

Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan—said to be one of the happiest places on earth.   Long isolated from industrialization and just beginning to open its doors to the modern world, Bhutan is a deeply spiritual place, devoted to environmental conservation and committed to the happiness of its people—in fact, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness rather than in GNP. In a country without a single traffic light, its citizens are believed to be among the most content in the world. To Lisa, it seemed to be a place that offered the opposite of her fast-paced life in the United States, where the noisy din of sound-bite news and cell phones dominate our days, and meaningful conversation is a rare commodity; where everyone is plugged in digitally, yet rarely connects with the people around them.   Thousands of miles away from everything and everyone she knows, Lisa creates a new community for herself. As she helps to start Bhutan’s first youth-oriented radio station, Kuzoo FM, she must come to terms with her conflicting feelings about the impact of the medium on a country that had been shielded from its effects. Immersing herself in Bhutan’s rapidly changing culture, Lisa realizes that her own perspective on life is changing as well—and that she is discovering the sense of purpose and joy that she has been yearning for.   In this smart, heartfelt, and beautifully written book, sure to please fans of transporting travel narratives and personal memoirs alike, Lisa Napoli discovers that the world is a beautiful and complicated place—and comes to appreciate her life for the adventure it is.

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