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On the Plain of Snakes - Paul Theroux Cover Art

On the Plain of Snakes

On the Plain of Snakes A Mexican Journey by Paul Theroux

Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US–Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today’s brutal headlines. Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. With the same humanizing sensibility he employed in Deep South, Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north. From the writer praised for his “curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms” ( New York Times Book Review ), On the Plain of Snakes is an exploration of a region in conflict.  

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Patagonia - Chris Moss Cover Art

Patagonia

Patagonia A Cultural History by Chris Moss

Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. A vast triangle at the southern tip of the New World, this region of barren steppes, soaring peaks and fierce winds was populated by small tribes of hunter-gatherers and roaming nomads when Ferdinand Magellan made landfall in 1520. A fateful moment for the natives, this was the start of an era of adventure and exploration. Soon Sir Francis Drake and John Byron, and sailors from Europe and America, would be exploring Patagonia’s bays and inlets, mapping fjords and channels, whaling, sifting the streams for gold in the endless search for Eldorado. As the land was opened up in the nineteenth century, a crazed Frenchman declared himself King. A group of Welsh families sailed from Liverpool to Northern Patagonia to found a New Jerusalem in the desert. Further down the same river, Butch and Sundance took time out from bank robbing to run a small ranch near the Patagonian Andes. All these, and later travel writers, have left sketches and records, memoirs and diaries evoking Patagonia’s grip on the imagination. From the empty plains to the crashing seas, from the giant dinosaur fossils to glacial sculptures, the landscape has inspired generations of travellers and artists.

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Costa Rica Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Costa Rica Travel Guide

Costa Rica Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pick a river for some heart-pounding white-water rafting; lounge in a hammock or snorkel off uncrowded beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast; and spot monkeys, crocs, toucans and iguanas. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica :  • 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 50 maps for easy navigation • Covers San Jose, Central Valley & Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal & Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track. 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 Ashley Harrell. 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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Mexico Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Mexico Travel Guide

Mexico Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Mexico is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gather all your senses and dive head-first into the ancient Maya world at exquisite Palenque; sample the freshest local specialities from street food stalls and innovative restaurants; and soak in the colors of Oaxaca City’s fiestas, architecture, and arts scene. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Mexico :  • Color maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, 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 76 maps for easy navigation • Covers Mexico City, Around Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatán Peninsula, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Western Central Highlands, Northern Central Highlands, Baja California, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico, The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Mexico is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.  Traveling just around Cancun? Check out Lonely Planet’s Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan 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 personalize 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 Brendan Sainsbury. 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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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Delve into the past in Quito’s vibrant Centro Historico, hike around Cotopaxi for million-dollar views, and spot blue-footed boobies and red-billed tropicbirds in Punta Suarez – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands :  • Color maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, 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 75 maps for easy navigation • Covers Quito, Northern Highlands, Central Highlands, Cuenca & the Southern Highlands, The Oriente, North Coast & Lowlands, South Coast, The Galapagos Islands The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands is our most comprehensive guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.  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 personalize 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 Isabel Albiston  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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The Galapagos Islands - Silvio S. Heller Cover Art

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands The Miracle, Magic and Charm by Silvio S. Heller

It's a very detailed book containing stunning images of The Galapagos Islands with all the most have information that every nature lover must possess.. The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago located 1050 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. The archipelago includes 13 main islands, 6 smaller islands and 107 islets that crop up on both the northern and southern sides of the equator.

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Oaxaca Journal - Oliver Sacks Cover Art

Oaxaca Journal

Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders—he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich in human history and culture. He muses on the origins of chocolate and mescal, pre-Columbian culture and hallucinogens, the vibrant sights and sounds of the marketplace, and the peculiar passions of botanists. What other species would comb ancient Zapotec ruins on their hands and knees, searching for a new type of fern? Combining Sacks's enthusiasm for natural history and the richness of humanity with his sharp and observant eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a rare treat.

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Argentina Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Argentina Travel Guide

Argentina Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Argentina is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch enormous icebergs calve from Glaciar Perito Moreno, tour wineries and enjoy the finished product around Mendoza, and hike the rugged Fitz Roy Range for stunning mountain views – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Argentina and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Argentina :  Color maps and images throughout Highlights and 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 84 maps for easy navigation Covers Buenos Aires, The Pampas & the Atlantic Coast, Iguazu Falls & the Northeast, Salta & the Andean Northwest, Córdoba & the Central Sierras, Mendoza & the Central Andes, Bariloche & the Lake District, Patagonia, Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, Tierra del Fuego, Uruguay, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Argentina is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track. Looking for more extensive city coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Buenos Aires for a comprehensive look at all the capital 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 personalize 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 Isabel Albiston.  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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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica - DK Eyewitness Cover Art

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica by DK Eyewitness

From lush rain forests and sprawling beaches, to majestic jaguars and beautiful scarlet macaws, Costa Rica offers travelers a unique and vibrant experience. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica showcases this beautiful country to its fullest and is packed with photographs, illustrations, and full-color maps. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica also includes a 48-page field guide to Costa Rica's varied wildlife and habitats, providing detailed information on local species, national parks, and preserves, plus practical tips on how to plan your trip and photograph wildlife. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica truly shows you this beautiful country as no one else can.

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

Fodor's Essential Peru

Fodor's Essential Peru with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor's Essential Peru is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Peru travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in South America. Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca Lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Peru provides expert insider advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca. Fodor’s Essential Peru includes: •EXPANDED AND UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Special emphasis has been placed on trending Lima's dining scene and alternate Inca Trail-type hiking routes. Focused coverage on Peru's essential, must-see destinations includes new restaurants and hotels. •DETAILED COLOR MAPS: Full-size, easy-to-use maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and make the most of your time. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about museums, trails, and nightlife. “Fodor's Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Beautifully illustrated, in-depth coverage of Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, and the Nazca Lines with maps, history, and practical tips. Other features cover Peru’s history and ancient sites, the Amazon jungle, the Cordillera Blanca, Peruvian food, and more. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Includes a "Need to Know" feature offering top-line planning information about the country as a whole, "Top Attractions," "Great Itineraries," packing advice, frequently asked questions, extensive information on trusted tour operators, regional overviews, and transportation information for getting around by car, bus, and train. •COVERS: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Nazca, Amazon, Cordillera Blanca, and much 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 other destinations in South America? Check out Fodor’s Essential Chile and Fodor’s Essential Argentina .

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Ecuador - Culture Smart! - Russell Maddicks & Culture Smart! Cover Art

Ecuador - Culture Smart!

Ecuador - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Russell Maddicks & Culture Smart!

Squeezed between Colombia in the north and Peru in the south, Ecuador is named for its location on the Equator and has a landscape so varied that it has been described as a microcosm of every microclimate found in South America. This diversity makes it a magnet for tourists, mountain trekkers, volunteers, and increasing numbers of US retirees looking for a warm, culturally interesting, economical, and safe place to spend much of their time. The country is booming, thanks to high oil prices and investment in tourism, and a massive infrastructure program and the poverty-reduction measures launched by President Rafael Correa have endeared him to the poorest in society. Ecuador's multiethnic population reflects a unique blend of cultures, from traditionally dressed mountain peoples, whose ancestors inhabited their highland villages before the arrival of the Incas, to the Afro-Ecuadorians of Esmeraldas and the Chota Valley and the tribal peoples of the Amazonian rainforest. The Ecuadorians are proud, friendly, hospitable, and hardworking, but to know them well the foreign visitor needs to understand the complex historical divisions between the highlands and the coast, and the rigid class and racial hierarchy that has shaped the country's history. Culture Smart! Ecuador takes you beyond the usual descriptions of where to go and what to see, and gives you an insider's view of the people, their history, their food, and their culture. Special sections are designed to help food lovers get the most out of the menu, assist business travelers to gain an edge on the competition, and show expats, volunteers, and visitors how to meet and get on well with the Ecuadorians, who are as diverse and varied as the country's amazing geography.

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With You By Bike - Katrina Rosen Cover Art

With You By Bike

With You By Bike One Couple’s Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Katrina Rosen

After many years together Katrina and Mike's marriage has unravelled. In a quest to mend their relationship they embark on a year long, 13,000 kilometre cycling tour with the hope of strengthening their commitment to one another. Katrina is an adventure athlete who craves the wild; her husband, Mike, watches sports with his buddies. Like many couples, after 11 years in a relationship they’ve grown apart and have become mere acquaintances, as opposed to husband and wife. When they hit rock bottom they realize it's time for a change and they make the dramatic decision to travel the world by bike. The couple ride through barren landscapes, scorching fires, and humid jungles. From backcountry roads in New Zealand, sharing a picnic with a man and his multiple wives in Malaysia, or camping at an orphanage in Cambodia; at every turn, they are touched by locals who feed them stories and laughter. Together they repair 54 flat tires, navigate heat exhaustion in Vietnam, altitude sickness in Tibet, and two robberies before they face the last hard climb to the world’s tallest mountain. With You By Bike is honest and raw, describing Katrina’s search for forgiveness, acceptance, and change. It’s about rediscovering choice from the seat of a bicycle, exploring the world, and finding love by veering off the beaten path.

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Lands of Lost Borders - Kate Harris Cover Art

Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris

"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic."—Pico Iyer "Lands of Lost Borders is illuminating, heart-warming, and hopeful in its suggestion that we will explore not to conquer but to connect."—Booklist (starred review) A brilliant, fierce writer, and winner of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize, makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road—an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world. As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved—to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician—had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within. Lands of Lost Borders, winner of the 2018 Banff Adventure Travel Award and a 2018 Nautilus Award, is the chronicle of Harris’s odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore—the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here. Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of the self that can never fully be mapped. Weaving adventure and philosophy with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders celebrates our connection as humans to the natural world, and ultimately to each other—a belonging that transcends any fences or stories that may divide us.

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The Conquest of the Incas - John Hemming Cover Art

The Conquest of the Incas

The Conquest of the Incas 2012 Edition by John Hemming

On 25 September 1513, a force of weary Spanish explorers cut through the forests of Panama and were confronted by an ocean: the Mar del Sur, or the Pacific Ocean. Six years later the Spaniards had established the town of Panama as a base from which to explore and exploit this unknown sea. It was the threshold of a vast expansion. The Conquest of the Incas , John Hemming's masterly and highly acclaimed account of one of the most exciting conquests known to history, has never been surpassed. From the first small band of Spanish adventurers to enter the mighty Inca empire to the execution of the last Inca forty years later, it is the story of bloodshed, infamy, rebellion and extermination, told as convincingly as if it happened yesterday. This 2012 e-book edition includes an extensive revision and update of the text, bibliography, notes and other end-material, to report the latest theories and discoveries.  It also has a new appendix about recent finds of Inca ruins in Vilcabamba. A must-read book for anyone considering a trip to Peru or wanting to know more about the final days of the Inca empire. ‘The Conquest of the Incas is an extraordinary book.  In it, rigorous historical research and profound analysis combine with stylistic elegance to produce a work that conveys to us, in all its richness and diversity, the tragic and fabulous history of the Inca realm; it is as delightful to read as the best novels.’ Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian Nobel Laureate for Literature (2011) ‘It is distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of one’s way into the minds of the 16th-century Spaniards and Indians… it seizes hold of the imagination. It tells a dirty story. It makes you wonder why. It should be read.’ John Leonard, New York Times ‘A mountain of a book… but there is nothing arduous about the reading of it: the hard work has all been done by John Hemming. It is a superb work of narrative history…’ Antonia Fraser, Financial Times

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Peru Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Peru Travel Guide

Peru Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Peru : • Full-color 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, drink, sport, politics • Easy-to-use color maps to help you navigate your destination • Covers Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Peru , our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled  • 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 traveler 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 travelers. 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. 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 traveler'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 Buenos Aires

Fodor's Buenos Aires with Side Trips to Iguaz� Falls, Gaucho Country & Uruguay by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.  The most European of South America's capitals, Buenos Aires charms with its cobbled streets and wrought-iron balconies and dazzles with fast-paced tango dancing, thrilling soccer matches, and a seemingly endless array of eateries and nightclubs. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps  · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as Parque Tres de Febrero, Calle Museo Caminito, Plaza Dorrego, and Museo Evita · Side Trips from Buenos Aires including Buenos Aires Province, Iguazu Falls, Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, and Punta del Este · Coverage of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Gaucho Country, and Uruguay Planning to visit more of Argentina? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Argentina.

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Chile & Easter Island Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Chile & Easter Island Travel Guide

Chile & Easter Island Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Chile & Easter Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Strap on your pack and hike through winding forests to behold the granite mountain spires of Las Torres; watch sunset turn the Valle de la Luna intense purple, gold, pink and yellow; and puzzle over the giant statues of Easter Island. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chile & Easter Island and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Chile & Easter Island :  • Colour maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics • Over 97 maps for easy navigation • Covers Santiago, Middle Chile, Southern Heartland, Archipielago Juan Fernandez, Norte Grande, Norte Chico, Sur Chico, Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Easter Island The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Chile & Easter Island is our most comprehensive guide to Chile and Easter Island, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.  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 Carolyn McCarthy. 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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Central America Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Central America Travel Guide

Central America Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Central America * Lonely Planet Central America is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Scale the Maya temples of Tikal, surf the smoothest and most uncrowded waves in Latin America, or explore the colonial charms of Granada; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Central America:   • Color maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, current events • Over 90 maps • Covers Mexico’s Yucatán & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama 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 personalize 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 Central America is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. 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 traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Central America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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Fodor's Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo - Fodor's Travel Guides Cover Art

Fodor's Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo

Fodor's Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring two of the most exciting cities in Brazil. With the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have experienced rapid change. Rio continues to see an influx of visitors, and this colorful city, along with the equally vibrant metropolis of São Paulo, never disappoint. Whether you want to soak in the sun on Rio's glamorous Copacabana Beach, shop in São Paulo's cutting-edge fashion boutiques, or indulge in Latin American's most innovative cuisine, Fodor’s Rio De Janeiro & São Paulo will ensure that you get the most out of these two exciting cities. Fodor’s Rio De Janeiro & São Paulo includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated coverage on the best new restaurants, hotels, and sights throughout both cities. Includes expanded coverage on numerous side trips to national parks and resort towns in the surrounding areas, such as the pristine beaches at the ever-popular Buzios. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •SPECIAL FEATURES: The Experience chapter has in-depth information on visiting both cities, including the region’s best beaches and insider tips on attending Carnival. •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: Each chapter opens with an orientation and planning section that includes maps, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help you plan your time effectively and navigate around. •COVERS: Rio de Janerio, Copacabana, Ipanema, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Buzios, Paraty, São Paulo, Itaim, Jardins, Ilhabela, Embu, São Sebastião. 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 other places in South America? Check out Fodor’s Essential Argentina, Fodor's Essential Chile, and Fodor's Essential Peru .

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Marching Powder - Thomas McFadden & Rusty Young Cover Art

Marching Powder

Marching Powder A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail by Thomas McFadden & Rusty Young

Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the young Australian journalist went to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours. They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. The result is Marching Powder . This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison. Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants. Women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments, while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Violence is a constant threat, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by night. In San Pedro, cocaine--"Bolivian marching powder"--makes life bearable. Even the prison cat is addicted. Yet Marching Powder is also the tale of friendship, a place where horror is countered by humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit the same cell. This is cutting-edge travel-writing and a fascinating account of infiltration into the South American drug culture.

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Guatemala Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Guatemala Sights

Guatemala Sights a travel guide to the top 35+ attractions in Guatemala. Includes Lake Atitlan, Antigua, Tikal, Flores, and more by MobileReference

his 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. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. Please search for " Travel Belize & Guatemala ," 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, and a phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: Many 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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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Travel Guide

Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at Chichen Itza’s massive El Castilo pyramid, swim in a cenote, and party in a steamy Caribbean cantina in Merida; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Travel Guide:   • Color maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – cuisine, history, art, literature, Maya heritage, landscapes, wildlife, customs and etiquette • Over 30 maps • Covers Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Isla Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and the Southern Caribbean Coast, Yucatan State, Chichen Itza, Campeche, Chiapas 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 personalize 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 Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan , our most comprehensive guide to Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. 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 traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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South America Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

South America Travel Guide

South America Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s  South America   is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek past emerald terraces and steep peaks to Machu Picchu, lose count of wildlife species in the Amazon rainforest and party until the early hours in Rio de Janeiro – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now! Inside   Lonely Planet’s  South America : • Recommendations with honest reviews  - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Highlights and 1-3 month itineraries  help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips  to save time and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips  - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Cultural insights  provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, landscapes • Colour  maps and images throughout • Covers;  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s  South America  is perfect for taking a longer, multi-country trip, comprehensively connecting you with the cultures that you’re experiencing – from popular places to right off the beaten path. • 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 personalize 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:  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. ‘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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Peru Travel Guide. Includes Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Ica and more. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Peru Travel Guide. Includes Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Ica and more. Illustrated 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 itineraries with 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 | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe | Respect | Contact | Travel in developing countries | Altitude sickness 1. General: History | Government | Demographics | Economy | Culture 2. Maps: Peru | Regions | Top Destinations | Lima | Machu Picchu 3. Transport: Get in | Get Around | PeruRail 4. By Area: Regions | Cities | Other Destinations 5. Attractions: Top 10 | Itineraries | See | Buy 6. Lima: History | Geography | Economy | Culture | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe 6.1 Transport: Get In | Get Around 6.2 Attractions: See | Do | Buy | Architecture | Parks | Historic Centre 6.3 By Area: Districts | Get Out 7. Other Top Cities: Arequipa | Ayacucho | Cajamarca | Chiclayo | Cuzco | Ica | Iquitos | Nazca | Puno | Trujillo 8. Other Top Destinations: Chavín de Huántar | Chan Chan | Cordillera Huayhuash | Huaraz | Huascarán National Park | Lake Titicaca | Machu Picchu | Manú National Park | Nazca lines | Paracas National Reservation | Río Abiseo National Park | Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 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: Phraselist | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Respect | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe | Units Conversion  1. General: History | Climate | Social Conditions  2. Maps: Brazil | Subway | Rio de Janeiro | Centro/Downtown | The Santa Teresa Historic Tramway  3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Metro | Historic Tramway | Airports  4. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Buy | Do | Beaches  5. Culture: Events | Carnival | Samba | Museums | Sports  6. Landmarks: A-Z | Buildings & Structures | Churches | Palaces | Parks | Sites  7. By Area: Geography | Districts | Squares | Get out 8. Brazil: History | Geography | Culture | Electricity | Holidays

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Costa Rica's Pacific Coast - Bruce Conord & June Conord Cover Art

Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Costa Rica's Pacific Coast by Bruce Conord & June Conord

This is based on our full Adventure Guide to Costa Rica. It zeroes in on the Pacific Coast, including such destinations as Puntarenas, Isla del Coco, Carara Biological Reserve, Jaco, Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park, Dominical, Uvita & Playa Ojocha (Playa Tortuga), Talamanca Mountains, San Isidro de General, Chirripo National Park, and the Osa Peninsula. It contains all the practical travel information you need places to stay and eat, tourist information resources, travel advice, emergency contacts and more plus condensed sections on history and geography that give you good background knowledge of the destination. Plus, this edition is in full color throughout. The authors are fascinated with the destination and their passion comes across in the text, which is lively, revealing and a pleasure to read. Sidebars highlight unusual facts and tell of local legends, adding to your travel experience. Detailed town and regional maps make planning day-trips or city tours easy. Adventures covered range from town sightseeing tours and nature watching to sea kayaking and organized jungle excursions. Travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation may want to sign up for language classes or take a course on traditional regional cooking these cultural adventures will introduce you to the people and afford you a truly unique travel experience. We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners never before turned, helping you learn about the world in a new way - Adventure Guides make that possible. Following are a few reviews of the full guide: "I am here in Costa Rica in an internet cafe and had to take the time to tell everyone what a good book this is. It really gave us everything we needed to plan our trip and now that we are here, we use it to find just about everything. If you have not visited Costa Rica yet, get a copy of this book and come on down -- it is fabulous." -- PURA VIDA! "My husband and I just spent our honeymoon in Costa Rica and believe it or not, found this Adventure Guide to be the best resource for exciting things to do and see. It was also accurate for finding hotels that had that little bit of extra ambiance we wanted for romance. We had used Lonely Planet guidebooks on other trips but found this guidebook to be much better. It's easy to use, has lovely photographs, and for rainy nights it made good armchair reading. I heartily recommend the Adventure Guide for a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica." -- Amazon reviewer. "I took off a point for the pedestrian writing and the sub-standard photos. (The numerous quotes struck me as tangential, but I really liked the design ephemera, including the original luggage tag from Hotel Europa, CR's oldest hotel, a nice touch!) Now, on to the good stuff: First off, Bruce & June Conord's "alternative accomodations" was imaginative and indispensable for me, and of course, in the true spirit of "adventure." Secondly, of all the rough-and-tumble excursions they present, my favorite was their walking tour of historical San Jose. On foot is really the only way to see Costa Rica's one and only capital city." -- Amazon reviewer

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Cartagena Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Cartagena Sights

Cartagena Sights A Travel Guide to the Top Attractions In Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia 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.  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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Costa Rica Parks - MobileReference Cover Art

Costa Rica Parks

Costa Rica Parks a travel guide to the top 20+ National Parks in Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica," 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: 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.

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Mexico City - DK Eyewitness Cover Art

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Mexico City

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Mexico City by DK Eyewitness

Now available in ePub format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Mexico City will lead you straight to the very best the city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide and map is the perfect pocket-sized companion. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore this city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Mexico City and map.

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Sea of Cortez - John Steinbeck & Edward F. Ricketts Cover Art

Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research by John Steinbeck & Edward F. Ricketts

The collaboration of two friends—one a novelist, one a marine biologist—produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely Gulf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking. The teeming and wildly competitive world of the sand flats is seen in terms of history, politics, ethics, and sociology; a starfish is important, not only because it is a new variety, but because it is essential to the delicate balance of the whole region in which it is found. Steinbeck and Ricketts are the opposite of “pure” scientists: it is not only their work that fascinates them, but the complicated and enormously exciting implications of that work. Sea of Cortez is a book to be read and remembered on two levels. It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world, a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.

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Cancun Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Cancun Sights

Cancun Sights a travel guide to the attractions and activities in Cancun, Mexico 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. Please search for "Travel Cancun, Cozumel, and Yucatán Peninsula" 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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Cozumel Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Cozumel Sights

Cozumel Sights a travel guide to the main attractions in the island of Cozumel, Mexico 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. Please search for "Travel Cancun, Cozumel, and Yucatán Peninsula" 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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The Jaguar Smile - Salman Rushdie Cover Art

The Jaguar Smile

The Jaguar Smile A Nicaraguan Journey by Salman Rushdie

“I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.” So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile , Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of “a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision.” Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America’s behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.

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Running the Amazon - Joe Kane Cover Art

Running the Amazon

Running the Amazon by Joe Kane

The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage.

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Tropical Nature - Adrian Forsyth Cover Art

Tropical Nature

Tropical Nature Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and by Adrian Forsyth

Seventeen marvelous essays introducing the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. A lively, lucid portrait of the tropics as seen by two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists. Its seventeen marvelous essays introduce the habitats, ecology, plants, and animals of the Central and South American rainforest. Includes a lengthy appendix of practical advice for the tropical traveler.

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Travels in a Thin Country - Sara Wheeler Cover Art

Travels in a Thin Country

Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile by Sara Wheeler

Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. Eloquent, astute, nimble with history and deftly amusing, Travels in a Thin Country established Sara Wheeler as one of the very best travel writers in the world.

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Don't Go There. It's Not Safe. You'll Die. And Other More Rational Advice for Overlanding Mexico & Central America - Life Remotely Cover Art

Don't Go There. It's Not Safe. You'll Die. And Other More Rational Advice for Overlanding Mexico & Central America by Life Remotely

So what's this all about? In case the title isn't clear (blame Jessica) it's a guide for people who want to travel by car in Mexico and Central America. It is filled with information we gained during our eight-month journey from Seattle to Panama. It also contains advice for planning and preparing for an overlanding trip based on the hundreds of hours of research we did before leaving home.Best of all, it's free! No strings attached. All that we ask is that you pass the word along and share the book with others.What's Inside?- 315 pages of advice on planning, what to expect on the road, and specific information about each country between the USA and Panama.- How to choose a route and departure date.- Planning a budget, itinerary and more mundane preparations such as immunizations and insurance.- Tips for choosing, buying and outfitting your vehicle.- Advice from us and other overlanders about our favorite gear and modifications we've made to our vehicles.- How to handle money while you travel.- Advice for staying safe on the road.- What to expect in terms of the language barrier, accommodation options and how to stay connected via phone and internet.- Country-specific information such as border crossings, expenses, phone and wifi reports, road conditions and tips for saving money.

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Belize - The Cayes - Vivien Lougheed Cover Art

Belize - The Cayes

Belize - The Cayes Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, the Turneffe Islands & Beyond by Vivien Lougheed

We travel to grow -- our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is home to 500 species of birds, innumerable Maya ruins, as well as the world's second largest barrier reef. Encouraging eco-travel, Vivien Lougheed profiles many of the unique archeological sites, wildlife preserves, marine sanctuaries and conservation areas. Explore first-hand Belize's myriad attractions. This guide provides detailed information on travel to Belize as a whole, but it then goes on to cover the Cayes in depth -- the many islands offshore. Diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and sea kayaking are what most people do in Belize. Other travelers may read, tan, drink and eat seafood. For all this we head for the cayes. The cayes of Belize have the second-largest coral reef on the planet and their two atolls include some of the most challenging dive sites in the world. The area is huge, with only three cayes being densely populated. Many are uninhabited. If you want a party scene after a day playing on or in the water, then Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker or Tobacco Caye are the places to go. If seclusion and quiet is what you seek, head to Glover's Reef or a resort on one of the privately-owned cayes. If you need adventure in the sun, go kayaking in the south. About 450 islands are bordered by 150 miles of reef that runs between 10 and 40 miles from the shoreline. The islands are of four types. There are the wet cayes that are mainly mangrove and are often partially under water. There are coral islands that are solid clumps of dead coral. The sand cayes are the most habitable. They are a combination of sand, coral and mangrove. Finally, there are three atolls - Glover's Reef, Lighthouse Reef and the Turneffe islands. "A must for any traveler who wants to experience the outdoors of the country." -- Library Bookwatch. "As portable as they are helpful, and heavily illustrated as well, the volumes in this series remain very reliable in making certain that adventure is a major ingredient of your trip." -- Booklist.  "A perennial top seller, this book overflows with tips and recommendations for the first-time or veteran Belize traveler. An eco-traveler, Lougheed pays special attention to unique archeological sites, pristine wildlife preserves and marine sanctuaries." --Advance Magazine

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Galapagos Islands Travel Adventures - Peter Krahenbuhl Cover Art

Galapagos Islands Travel Adventures

Galapagos Islands Travel Adventures by Peter Krahenbuhl

There is no other place like these islands on earth! This unmatched archipelago is a world away from the mainland, yet it also helps define the identity of Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands captured the imagination of Charles Darwin and provided the catalyst for developing his theory of evolution, forever altering the written history of life on earth. Ever since the old pirate days, when the islands were referred to as the Enchanted Islands, the Galapagos have lured the inquisitive traveler with an unearthly beauty uniquely its own. Lying more than 600 miles off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos have evolved in relative isolation. The wildlife is majestic and friendly, with very little fear of people. Don't expect palm trees, white-sand beaches, and margaritas here. Expect jutting cliffs, volcanic moonscapes, emerald coves, and desert islands. Expect giant tortoises, swimming iguanas, friendly sea lions, and a rainbow of tropical fish. The Galapagos are often called the Islands Born of Fire. The older exposed islands are approximately four to five million years old, created by underwater volcanoes that are still active today. Thus, the archipelago is relatively young and continues to evolve. There are nearly 60 exposed landmasses that are currently named in the Galapagos. Thirteen are large islands, six are considered small islands, and more than 40 are islets. The largest is the 80-mile-long Isabela Island, with over half the archipelago's total land area. All told, the islands extend for more than 267 miles. It would take quite some time to visit them all. This guide covers all the islands, from Floreana to Baltra, with details on where to stay, what to see, the wildlife, tour guides and even where to eat.

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Panama City Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Panama City Sights

Panama City Sights a travel guide to the top attractions in Panama City, Panama 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.  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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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Travel Guide - Harry Lucas Cover Art

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Travel Guide

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Travel Guide Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights by Harry Lucas

Cabo San Lucas in Mexico is located at the southern end of the Baja Peninsula, also referred to as Baja California. It is located near the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and this auspicious position offers many attractions. One of the most picturesque is the natural rock formation known as El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.  Table of Contents: Cabo San Lucas - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - A-maze-in Cabo Race - El Arco de Cabo San Lucas - Museo de Historia Natural - Huichol Museum - Casa de la Cultura - Iglesia de San Lucas - Wild Canyon Ekopark - Magdalena Bay Whale Sanctuary - Swimming with Dolphins - Fishing in Cabo San Lucas - Scuba Diving Sites - Sand Falls - Blow Hole - Neptune's Finger - North Wall - Middle Wall - Lands End - Beaches of Cabo San Lucas - Golden Cactus Gallery - Beer & Tequila Tasting - Nightlife in Cabo San Lucas - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Seven Crown Hotel - Siesta Suites - Cabo Inn Hotel - Hotel Quinta Del Sol - Cabo Cush Hotel - Places to Eat - Burrito Surf, Burrito Shop 1895 Restaurant - Happy Ending Cantina Restaurant - El Coral Mezquite Grill Restaurant - Healthy Restaurant & Wine Bar - Cabo Blue Restaurant - Places to Shop - Vitrofusion Glass Blowing Factory - Mexican Pottery - Buying Tequila - Baja Anklet - Pepita's Magic of the Moon

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Dominican Republic - The Coconut Coast & Punta Cana - Fe Lisa Bencosme Cover Art

Dominican Republic - The Coconut Coast & Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - The Coconut Coast & Punta Cana by Fe Lisa Bencosme

Best known around the world as Punta Cana, the Coconut Coast is nothing less than central casting's vision of a Caribbean beach resort. All the superlatives are here along this 30-mile stretch of powdery white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and crystal-clear blue waters. What's more, the climate is as near-perfect as you can find: year-round sunshine, cloudless skies, and warm temperatures cooled by soft ocean breezes. The beaches are lined by dozens of mega-resorts positioned like dominoes along the sands, which help make Punta Cana one of the most internationally celebrated corners of the Dominican Republic. Located on the eastern tip of the island about 125 miles from Santa Domingo, Punta Cana is virtually a world unto itself. While many visitors make the resort life here the focus of their entire stay in the country, there's no law that says you can't use it for re-charging your batteries after a climb up Pico Duarte or a challenging cross-country bike ride. The atmosphere at these huge palaces is downright indulgent. Besides the all-you-can-eat buffets and free-flowing drinks, you can expect to find non-stop activities - ranging from beach sports to discos, casinos to Vegas-style entertainment. This is drawn from our larger guide to the entire Dominican Republic. An extensive introduction to the Dominican Republic as a whole gives you all the practical information you will need about getting here, getting around, the climate, flora & fauna, culture, history and much more. A language phrasebook and dictionary is included at the end of the guide. The authors -- one of whom is a Dominican Republic native -- share their intimate knowledge of this island nation. Virgin beaches, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's highest mountain, exotic wildlife and vast forest reserves will lure you here. And this book will show you around. Diving, hiking, wildlife, parks, tours, getting around, carnivals and celebrations, services, shopping -- all are covered in detail. Accommodations run the gamut from luxury resorts to bare-bones camping facilities. The authors recommend places to eat, too -- including roadside shacks selling local delicacies. Packed with all the practical travel information you could ever need, from places to stay and eat, tourist information resources, destination-specific travel advice, to emergency information. The authors' passion for the destination comes across in the lively, revealing and detailed text, which is always packed with the very best and most up-to-date information. Adventures covered range from from town walking tours and beach-combing to whitewater rafting and organized horseback riding excursions. Cultural activities might be dance lessons, art classes, attending a language school or visiting traditional communities in the area. The guide still contains all the practical travel information you need - places to stay and eat, tourist information resources, travel advice and more. Town and regional maps make planning day-trips or city tours easy.

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Belize and Guatemala Travel Guide: Incl. San Ignacio, Caye Caulker, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tikal, Flores. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Belize and Guatemala Travel Guide: Incl. San Ignacio, Caye Caulker, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tikal, Flores. Illustrated 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 where possible. 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: Many 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 1. Central America: Travel in developing countries | Countries & Destinations | History | Geography | Stay Safe 2. Maps: Central America 2.1 Belize: Belize | Regions | Cities & Attractions | Belize City 2.2 Guatemala: Guatemala | Regions | Cities & Attractions | Antigua | Lake Atitlan | Volcanoes | Flores & Surroundings 3. Belize: Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe | Respect 3.1 General: History | Geography | Politics | Economy | Culture | Talk 3.2 Transport: Get In | Get Around  3.3 By Area: Regions | Cities & Towns | Other Destinations 3.4 Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Mayan Sites 4. Guatemala: Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe 4.1 General: History | Geography | Culture | Politics | Demographics 4.2 Transport: Get in | Get Around 4.3 By Area: Regions | Cities & Towns | Other Destinations  4.4 Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Do | Buy | Mayan Sites

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Machu Picchu: The Ultimate Guide To Exploring Machu Picchu and its Hidden Attractions - Anton Swanepoel Cover Art

Machu Picchu: The Ultimate Guide To Exploring Machu Picchu and its Hidden Attractions

Machu Picchu: The Ultimate Guide To Exploring Machu Picchu and its Hidden Attractions by Anton Swanepoel

The Mountains and Hidden Places of Machu Picchu Do you want to know if climbing the mountains at Machu Picchu is worth it? Wondering how much time to plan for your visit and if you should sleep over at Machu Picchu? Wondering how exactly to get to the ruins, what train to take and where? Want to know how to get to the secret Lunar Temple and Grand Cavern? Want to know if you should walk up to the ruins or take a bus? Read on… Set atop a lofty mountain range, nearly 8000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu is a lifelong dream for many. Just thinking of visiting mystical ruins that overlook majestic mountain ranges and sacred valleys gets many a heart racing. There is literally no place like it on the planet. Sadly, many visitors miss much of its hidden gems. World traveler and author Anton Swanepoel spend two weeks at Machu Picchu, exploring all it has to offer. From climbing the mountains, exploring the ruins at every angle, to bathing in the hot springs as well as visiting the Lunar Temple and more. He has put together this walk-through guide with over 200 beautiful pictures to show you exactly where to go and what to expect. Visas, train tickets, online tickets for Machu Picchu and the mountains, and more, all explained in this easy to follow guide. In This Book You Will Discover: • New research and scientific findings on the purpose of Machu Picchu. • Location and how much time to explore each attraction on offer. • Descriptions for objects at the ruins and their possible uses. • What to pack and what to leave behind, accommodation, visas, and more. • Full details on getting to Machu Picchu Ruins. Machu Picchu for many is a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t pass up some of the hidden treasures. Bonus Included. Picture walk-through of the following places: • Machu Picchu town. • Machu Picchu ruins. • Both large and small mountain sites. • The Doorway of the Sun. • The Inca Bridge. • The Lunar Temple and the Grand Cavern • The Hot Springs. If you are planning to go to Machu Picchu, then This Book is For You. Click the Buy Button Now

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How to Be a Carioca - Priscilla Goslin Cover Art

How to Be a Carioca

How to Be a Carioca The Alternative Guide for the Tourist in Rio by Priscilla Goslin

An international bestseller since 1992, this is a humorous look at what makes up one of the world's most colorful characters: the Carioca--those charming inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, written by a U.S. native who has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. If you dream of blending in with the locals while visiting Rio, help is at hand. Natives of Rio have a unique way of maintaining an up-beat samba-like swing while dealing with the woes of the day-to-day in paradise. How to Be a Carioca will help any traveler understand the endearing Carioca attitude about life and gives an insider's view into the unique daily rituals of the charming natives who populate this marvelous city.

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Colombia Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Colombia Travel Guide

Colombia Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Colombia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through the bougainvillea-lined streets and magnificent squares of Cartagena’s Old Town, hike through majestic tropical scenery on a jungle walk to Ciudad Perdida, and learn to dance salsa in Cali – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colombia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Colombia :  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 71 maps for easy navigation Covers Bogotá, Boyacá, Santander & Norte de Santander, Caribbean Coast, San Andres & Providencia, Medellin & Zona Cafetera, Cali & Southwest Colombia, Pacific Coast, Amazon Basin, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Colombia is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.  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 Jade Bremner.  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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Maya Ruins of Mexico: Guide to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Palenque - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Maya Ruins of Mexico: Guide to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Palenque

Maya Ruins of Mexico: Guide to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Palenque (Travel Guide) by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2019 ! With more than 130 high-resolution images and new videos, this is the definitive guide to the most important ancient Maya ruins in Mexico, including Chichen Itza, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Palenque, and more.  Maya religious centers are one of Mexico’s cultural treasures, the vestige of a great civilization that prospered for 2,000 years (peaking from 600-800 CE) in Mesoamerica and created some of the most impressive art and architecture in the New World. This Approach Guide serves as an ideal resource for travelers seeking a deeper understanding of this Maya cultural legacy through a comprehensive exploration of five ancient cities. What’s in this guidebook ★ Background. We start off by providing some critical background information — focusing on cosmology and the role of the dynastic ruler — that makes sense of the forms and symbols of the unique Maya aesthetic. ★ Tours that go deeper on the most important sites. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we then turn our attention to Mexico’s premier Maya cities: Bonampak, Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tulum and Yaxchilan. For each city, we start by introducing the distinctive features of its art and architecture, isolating key features and concepts that you will see again and again as you make your way through the site. The tours walk you through the highlights, aided by high-resolution images and a discussion that ties it all together. ★ Tours of Maya-connected civilizations. Finally, to put these Maya sites into context, this guide profiles the capital cities of three Mexican civilizations that were closely connected to the Maya over its long history: La Venta (Olmec civilization), Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan civilization) and Tula (Toltec civilization). Detailed tours of these locations reveal the back-and-forth exchange between the Maya and its neighbors to the north. ★ Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook offers logistical advice and provides links to online resources. Plus, we provide 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 mocked 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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Puerto Vallarta Video Guide - Dave Brookhouser Cover Art

Puerto Vallarta Video Guide

Puerto Vallarta Video Guide The iPad MultiMedia Tourguide by Dave Brookhouser

Designed exclusively (from the ground up) for the iPad. This comprehensive interactive multi-media tour guide includes over a hundred high resolution images, extensive interactive maps, "best of restaurant guide" complete with full menus, web links, insider excursions (and how to make them happen) all with high definition videos taking you to paradise before you arrive in Puerto Vallarta.

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The Wonder Trail - Steve Hely Cover Art

The Wonder Trail

The Wonder Trail True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World by Steve Hely

Steve Hely, writer for  The Office  and  American Dad! , and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America. Part travel book, part pop history, part comic memoir, Hely's writing will make readers want to reach for their backpack and hiking boots.   The Wonder Trail is the story of a trip from Los Angeles to the bottom of South America, presented in 102 short chapters. From Mexico City to Oaxaca; into ancient Mayan ruins; the jungles, coffee plantations, and remote beaches of Central America; across the Panama Canal; by sea to Colombia; to the wild Easter celebration of Popayán; to the Amazon rainforest; the Inca sites of Cuzco and Machu Picchu; to the Galápagos Islands; the Atacama Desert of Chile; and down to wind-worn Patagonia at the bottom of the Western Hemisphere; Steve traveled collecting stories, adventures, oddities, marvels, bits of history and biography, tales of weirdos, fun facts, and anything else interesting or illuminating. Steve's plan was to discover the unusual, wonderful, and absurd in Central and South America, to seek and find the incredible, delightful people and experiences that came his way. And the book that resulted is just as fun. A blend of travel writing, history, and comic memoir,  The Wonder Trail  will inspire, inform, and delight.

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Quito Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Quito Sights

Quito Sights a travel guide to the main attractions in Quito, Ecuador 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.  Please search for " Travel Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands " part of the Mobi Travel series if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions in Ecuador with additional articles on history cultural venues 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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