Top Middle East Travel Ebook Best Sellers

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Cairo - Max Rodenbeck Cover Art

Cairo

Cairo The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck

From a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, here is a dazzling cultural excavation of that most ancient, colorful, and multifaceted of cities. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Saladin to Napoleon, Cairo--nicknamed "the Victorious"--has never ceased reinventing herself. With intimate knowlege, humor, and affection, Rodenbeck takes us on an insider's tour of the magnificent city: its backstreets and bazaars, its belly-dance theaters and hashish dens, its crowded slums and fashionable salons, its incomparably rich past and its challenging future. Cairo: The City Victorious is a unique blend of travel and history, an epic, resonant work that brings one of the world's great metropolises to life in all its dusty, chaotic beauty.

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Rick Steves Istanbul - Lale Surmen Aran & Tankut Aran Cover Art

Rick Steves Istanbul

Rick Steves Istanbul With Ephesus & Cappadocia by Lale Surmen Aran & Tankut Aran

Walk in the footsteps of emperors and sultans, marvel at some of the greatest monuments on earth, and experience the wonders of East and West with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Istanbul you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Istanbul Top sights and hidden gems, from the world's largest domed churches and monumental mosques to relaxing Turkish baths How to connect with local culture: Haggle with merchants in the lively Grand Bazaar, shop along sophisticated avenues, and watch whirling dervishes in action Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps for exploring on the go Strategic advice from trusted Rick Steves Europe tour guides Lale and Tankut Aran on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of their must-see favorites Useful resources including a packing list, a Turkish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Updated to reflect changes that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic up to the date of publication Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Istanbul's neighborhoods, plus a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Istanbul .  

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Insight Guides Oman & the UAE (Travel Guide eBook) - Insight Guides Cover Art

Insight Guides Oman & the UAE (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Oman & the UAE (Travel Guide eBook) by Insight Guides

Let us guide you on every step of your travels. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Oman and the UAE, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dhofar and the Musandam Peninsula, and hidden cultural gems like Bahla Fort.  This book is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring the Central Market Souk, the Jumerirah Mosque and snorkeling in Musandam, to discovering Snake Gorge and the Royal Opera House. - In-depth on history and culture: explore the region's vibrant history and culture, and understand its modern-day life, people and politics  - Excellent Editor's Choice: uncover the best of Oman and the UAE, which highlights the most special places to visit around the region  - Invaluable and practical maps: get around with ease thanks to detailed maps that pinpoint the key attractions featured in every chapter - Informative tips: plan your travels easily with an A to Z of useful advice on everything from climate to tipping - Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights, and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers: Muscat, Sohar and the Batinah Coast, Nizwa, Sur, the East and the Wahibah Desert, Dhofar, the Musandam Peninsula, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, the Northern Emirates and the Fujairah and the East Coast. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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DK Eyewitness Egypt

DK Eyewitness Egypt by DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt is your in-depth guide to the very best of the oldest tourist destination on Earth. Take day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, visit the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, experience local festivals and markets, and don't miss out on the delicious street food. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt . + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city map of Cairo includes street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt truly shows you this country as no one else can.

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The Yogurt Man Cometh - Kevin Revolinski Cover Art

The Yogurt Man Cometh

The Yogurt Man Cometh Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey by Kevin Revolinski

Part travelogue, part memoir, The Yogurt Man Cometh is the story of Kevin Revolinski's year-long adventure as an English teacher in Turkey. Revolinski relates in candid style his encounters in a foreign culture, all told with an open mind and a sense of humor. An enjoyable read for anyone who has spent time in Turkey or who plans to do so. "What do you do with six kilos of unwanted yogurt, and two strange men who want you to pay them an outrageous three million Turkish liras for it? Kevin Revolinski knows, and does it, and lives to tell us all about it and his many other adventures in Turkey. Humorous, insightful, informative and sensitive, this fluently-written memoir gets deep into what makes Turkey the wonderful―if sometimes confusing and surprising―place that it is." (Tom Brosnahan, author of Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea and the original Lonely Planet: Turkey)

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In an Antique Land - Amitav Ghosh Cover Art

In an Antique Land

In an Antique Land History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale by Amitav Ghosh

Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.    Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.

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Istanbul Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Istanbul Sights

Istanbul Sights a travel guide to the top 35+ attractions in Istanbul, Turkey 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 Istanbul," 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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Istanbul, Turkey: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Istanbul, Turkey: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel)

Istanbul, Turkey: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

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

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Jerusalem Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Jerusalem Sights

Jerusalem Sights a travel guide to the top 30 attractions in Jerusalem, Israel 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. The guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route.  Please search for " Travel Israel ", 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.

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Out of Istanbul - Bernard Ollivier & Dan Golembeski Cover Art

Out of Istanbul

Out of Istanbul A Journey of Discovery along the Silk Road by Bernard Ollivier & Dan Golembeski

Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier begins his epic journey on foot across the Silk Road. Upon retirement at the age of sixty-two, and grieving his deceased wife, renowned journalist Bernard Ollivier felt a sense of profound emptiness: What do I do now? While some see retirement as a chance to cash in their chips and settle into a comfy armchair, Ollivier still longed for more. Searching for inspiration, he strapped on his gear, donned his hat, and headed out the front door to hike the Way of St. James, a 1400-mile journey from Paris to Compostela, Spain. At the end of that road, with more questions than answers, he decided to spend the next few years hiking another of history’s great routes: the Silk Road. Out of Istanbul is Ollivier’s stunning account of the first part of that 7,200-mile journey. The longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time, the Silk Road is in fact a network of routes across Europe and Asia, some going back to prehistoric times. During the Middle Ages, the transcribed travelogue of one Silk Road explorer, Marco Polo, helped spread the fame of the Orient throughout Europe. Heading east out of Istanbul, Ollivier takes readers step by step across Anatolia and Kurdistan, bound for Tehran. Along the way, we meet a colorful array of real-life characters: Selim, the philosophical woodsman; old Behçet, elated to practice English after years of self-study; Krishna, manager of the Lora Pansiyon in Polonez, a village of Polish immigrants; the hospitable Kurdish women of Dogutepe, and many more. We accompany Ollivier as he explores bazaars, mosques, and caravansaries—true vestiges of the Silk Road itself—and through these encounters and experiences, gains insight into the complex political and social issues facing modern-day Turkey. Ollivier’s journey, far from bragging about some tremendous achievement, humbly takes the reader on a colossal adventure of human proportions, one in which walking itself, through a kind of alchemy, fosters friendships and fellowship.

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Down the Nile - Rosemary Mahoney Cover Art

Down the Nile

Down the Nile Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney

Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into the culturally and materially impoverished lives of rural Egyptians. Egyptian women don't row on the Nile, and tourists aren't allowed to for safety's sake. Mahoney endures extreme heat during the day, and a terror of crocodiles while alone in her boat at night. Whether she's confronting deeply held beliefs about non-Muslim women, finding connections to past chroniclers of the Nile, or coming to the dramaticm realization that fear can engender unwarranted violence, Rosemary Mahoney's informed curiosity about the world, her glorious prose, and her wit never fail to captivate.

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Petra: Jordan's Ancient City (2022 Travel Guide by Approach Guides) - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Petra: Jordan's Ancient City (2022 Travel Guide by Approach Guides)

Petra: Jordan's Ancient City (2022 Travel Guide by Approach Guides) Travel Guide Updated for 2022 by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2022! With high-resolution images, maps and a detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitive travel guide to Jordan's ancient city of Petra. Petra’s temples and tombs — carved into the sandstone cliffs of Jordan’s Negev Desert — are a sight to be seen. They stand witness to the greatness of the Nabataean civilization which thrived from 312 BCE - 106 CE. Just as the Nabataeans’ trading network brokered goods between East and West, its architecture bridged styles, yielding a creative mix of Mesopotamian (East) and Greek (West) traditions. It is yours to discover. What’s in this guidebook ★ Comprehensive look at Petra’s art and architecture. We provide an overview of Petra’s art and architecture, isolating trademark features that you will see again and again as you make your way through the old city’s highlights. As part of this review, we highlight those features that were likely borrowed from Mesopotamian and Hellenistic prototypes. To make things come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolution images. ★ A tour that goes deeper on the most important sites. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we offer a detailed tour of the premier sites. For each, we present information on its history, a detailed plan that highlights its most important architectural and artistic features, high-resolution images and a discussion that ties it all together. ★ Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook supplies logistical advice, maps and links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips for getting the most from your experience while on location. ★ Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and images are marked up with text that explains important features. ★ NEW! Customers can now print this guidebook with our new PDF-on-Demand service. See the final chapter in the book for details. ITINERARY In total, this guidebook profiles thirteen of Petra’s top sites for art and architecture. To help you prioritize your touring itinerary, we mark the absolute must-see sites with asterisks (*). ★ Outer Siq: Treasury (Khasneh),* Tombs 68 and 825 and Street of Facades. ★ Wadi Farasa: Broken Pediment Tomb, Renaissance Tomb, Garden Triclinium* and Roman Soldier Tomb.* ★ Royal Tombs: Urn Tomb,* Silk Tomb, Corinthian Tomb,* Palace Tomb and Sextius Florentinus Tomb.* ★ Jabal al Deir: Monastery (Deir).* 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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Full Moon over Noah's Ark - Rick Antonson Cover Art

Full Moon over Noah's Ark

Full Moon over Noah's Ark An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond by Rick Antonson

Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia. Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain’s nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson weaves vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering attempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds’ ambitions for their own nation’s borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat. What unfolds in Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark is one man’s odyssey, a tale told through many stories. Starting with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5600 BCE, through to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the Great Flood known to followers of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark takes readers along with Antonson through the shadows and broad landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, shedding light on a troubled but fascinating area of the world. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Frommer's EasyGuide to Israel - Robert Ullian Cover Art

Frommer's EasyGuide to Israel

Frommer's EasyGuide to Israel by Robert Ullian

Selling for a lower price than any similar guidebook, and deliberately limited to a short 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination:the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay. Because it is "quick to read, light to carry", it is called an "EasyGuide", and reflects Arthur Frommer's lifetime of experience in presenting clear and concise travel advice.

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Turkey Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Turkey Travel Guide

Turkey Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Turkey* Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Bath in a hammam; explore chaotic and colourful bazaars; or hot air balloon over Cappadocia’s honeycomb landscape; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Turkey and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Turkey :     Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – culture/etiquette, language, religion, cuisine, sports, history, architecture, art, craft, literature, music, cinema, dance, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues Over 110 colour maps  Covers Istanbul, Thrace, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula, Troy, Izmir, North Aegean, Ephesus, Bodrum, South Aegean, Ankara, Cappadocia, Black Sea Coast, Antalya, Eastern Mediterranean, Northeastern Anatolia and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Turkey , our most comprehensive guide to Turkey , is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 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)

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The Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land - Charles H. Dyer & Gregory A. Hatteberg Cover Art

The Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land

The Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land by Charles H. Dyer & Gregory A. Hatteberg

So you're going to Israel? Don't go without this guide. A trip to the Holy Land is, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In this one-stop guide, two professionals—Charles Dyer, a Bible scholar and veteran Holy Land tour guide, and Greg Hatteberg, graduate of the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem—help you make the most of your trip. With detailed maps and a full-color 16-page photo insert, this book walks you through five key biblical regions: Israel, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, and Turkey, giving you a preview of what’s to come and helping you make the most of every moment along the way. Packing lists, jet lag tips, passport requirements, and a wealth of other practical information will assure you that have everything you need, while a four-week prayer guide and Bible study prepare you for the spiritual journey you are about to take. The Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land traces the biblical events of over ninety of the most visited sites and will ensure that your trip is an exciting, spiritually satisfying, and unforgettable experience. This revised edition features newly excavated sites, up-to-date photos and maps, and relevant advice for preparing for and preserving your trip.

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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky - Jennifer Steil Cover Art

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky An American Woman's Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth by Jennifer Steil

"I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting dark. I was tired. I didn’t speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn’t I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn’t I survived fainting in a San José brothel?  Hadn’t I once arrived in Ireland with only $10 in my pocket and made it last two weeks? Surely I could handle a walk through an unfamiliar town. So I took a breath, tightened the black scarf around my hair, and headed out to take my first solitary steps through Sana’a."—from The Woman Who Fell From The Sky   In a world fraught with suspicion between the Middle East and the West, it's hard to believe that one of the most influential newspapers in Yemen—the desperately poor, ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, which has made has made international headlines for being a terrorist breeding ground—would be handed over to an agnostic, Campari-drinking, single woman from Manhattan who had never set foot in the Middle East. Yet this is exactly what happened to journalist, Jennifer Steil.   Restless in her career and her life, Jennifer, a gregarious, liberal New Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity in 2006 to teach a journalism class to the staff of The Yemen Observer in Sana'a, the beautiful, ancient, and very conservative capital of Yemen. Seduced by the eager reporters and the challenging prospect of teaching a free speech model of journalism there, she extends her stay to a year as the paper's editor-in-chief. But she is quickly confronted with the realities of Yemen—and their surprising advantages. In teaching the basics of fair and balanced journalism to a staff that included plagiarists and polemicists, she falls in love with her career again. In confronting the blatant mistreatment and strict governance of women by their male counterparts, she learns to appreciate the strength of Arab women in the workplace. And in forging surprisingly deep friendships with women and men whose traditions and beliefs are in total opposition to her own, she learns a cultural appreciation she never could have predicted.  What’s more, she just so happens to meet the love of her life.   With exuberance and bravery, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky offers a rare, intimate, and often surprising look at the role of the media in Muslim culture and a fascinating cultural tour of Yemen, one of the most enigmatic countries in the world.

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Frommer's Israel

Frommer's Israel by Anthony Grant

Though it’s a small country, there are few places on earth as vibrant, history-rich and intriguing as Israel — meaning that too many visitors end their vacation wishing they had more time. Let Frommer’s expert Anthony Grant — a long time resident of Israel — show you how to create the perfect itinerary, whether you can explore for a week…or a month. This book includes: - Detailed information on the history and culture of Israel, so you can better understand what you’re seeing - Recommendations for hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions in all price ranges - Exact pricing so there’s never any guessing - Dozens of detailed maps - Full color photos - Full size detachable map

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CultureShock! Morocco

CultureShock! Morocco A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Orin Hargraves

CultureShock! Morocco contains all the essential information to help you settle comfortably in this unique but oftern bewildering country. The book explores, the realities of Morocco and gives important insights into the lives and customs of the Moroccans. Understand their world view and how religion and the concept of fatalism and hshuma (shame) affects everyday actions and activities. Find out how to communicate with the locals  and how to conduct your work effectively and painlessly in this foreign land. The book also highlights several wonderful things about Morocco, such as the delicious cous-cous dish, and even guides you on what to do in a hemmam (public bath)! Filled with practical information and written in an easy-to-read style, CultureShock! Morocco will help you to navigate through the Moroccan maze and pave the way for a pleasant and meaningful stay. Orin Hargraves grew up in the mountains of south-western Colorado and graduated from the University of Chicago. His association with Morocco dates from 1980, when he began his service as a US Peace Corps volunteer there. Now he divides his time between rural Maryland, where he caretakes and cooks at a Buddhist retreat centre, and London, where he works as a freelance writer and lexicographer. His email address is [email protected]

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From the Holy Mountain - William Dalrymple Cover Art

From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East by William Dalrymple

In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos’s writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of these two monks, providing along the way a moving elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the people who are struggling to keep its flame alive. The result is Dalrymple’s unsurpassed masterpiece: a beautifully written travelogue, at once rich and scholarly, moving and courageous, overflowing with vivid characters and hugely topical insights into the history, spirituality and the fractured politics of the Middle East.

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DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian Territories by DK Eyewitness

Discover serene sacred sights and bustling Bauhaus boulevards. Whether you want to float in the Dead Sea, visit the ruby-colored city of Petra or tuck into Tel-Aviv's sumptuous food scene, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories have to offer. Infused with a fascinating mix of cultural influences and gilded with sacred sites and ancient ruins, this landscape of stunning desert outcrops and Mediterranean beaches has been enchanting visitors since the dawn of civilization. Our newly updated guide brings Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations. You'll discover: - our pick of Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems - the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay - detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy - easy-to-follow itineraries - expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe - color-coded chapters to every part of Jerusalem, Israel and the Palestinian territories, from the Mediterranean Coast to the Dead Sea, Galilee to Western Jordan Want the best of Israel in your pocket? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Israel and Petra.

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Revolutionary Ride - Lois Pryce Cover Art

Revolutionary Ride

Revolutionary Ride On the Road to Shiraz, the Heart of Iran by Lois Pryce

"A proper travelogue - a joyful, moving and stereotype-busting ride." - National Geographic Traveller , Book of the Year In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ... I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and wine!!! Your Persian friend, Habib Intrigued, Lois decides to ignore the official warnings against travel (and the warnings of her friends and family) and sets off alone on a 3,000 mile ride from Tabriz to Shiraz, to try to uncover the heart of this most complex and incongruous country. Along the way, she meets carpet sellers and drug addicts, war veterans and housewives, doctors and teachers - people living ordinary lives under the rule of an extraordinarily strict Islamic government. Revolutionary Ride is the story of a people and a country. Religious and hedonistic, practical and poetic, modern and rooted in tradition - and with a wild sense of humour and appreciation of beauty despite the comparative lack of freedom - this is the true story of real contemporary Iran.

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In Search of King Solomon's Mines - Tahir Shah Cover Art

In Search of King Solomon's Mines

In Search of King Solomon's Mines A Modern Adventurer's Quest for Gold and History in the Land of the Queen of Sheba by Tahir Shah

King Solomon, the Bible’s wisest king, possessed extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold from the porch to the inner sanctum, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. Long before H. Rider Haggard’s classic adventure novel King Solomon’s Mines unleashed gold fever more than a century ago, many had sought to find the source of the great king’s wealth. In this new adventure—“a hybrid of Indiana Jones and Herodotus” ( Sunday Times , London)—Tahir Shah tries his hand at the quest.  Intrigued by a map he finds in a shop not far from the site of the temple, Shah assembles a multitude of clues to the location of Solomon’s mines. Some come from ancient texts, including the Septuagint, the earliest form of the Bible, and some from geological, geographical, and folkloric sources. All point across the Red Sea to Ethiopia, the land of the Queen of Sheba, Solomon’s lover, who bore Solomon’s son Menelik and founded Ethiopia’s imperial line. Shah’s trail takes him on a wild ride—by taxi, bus, camel, donkey, and Jeep—that is sure to delight all travelers.

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Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered - Sarah Tuttle-Singer Cover Art

Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered

Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered One Woman's Year in the Heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

On a night in 1999 when Sarah Tuttle-Singer was barely 18, she was stoned by Palestinian kids just outside one of the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem. In the years that followed, she was terrified to explore the ancient city she so loved. But, sick of living in fear, she has now chosen to live within the Old City's walls, living in each of the four quarters: Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish. Jerusalem’s Old City is the hottest piece of spiritual real estate in the world. For millennia empires have clashed and crumbled over this place. Today, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians plays out daily in her streets, and the ancient stones run with blood. But it’s also an ordinary city, where people buy vegetables, and sooth colicky babies, where pipes break, where the pious get high, and young couples sneak away to kiss in the shadows. Sarah has thrown herself into the maelstrom of living in each quarter—where time is measured in Sabbath sunsets and morning bells and calls to prayer, in stabbing attacks and check points—keeping the holidays in each quarter, buying bread from the same bread seller, making friends with people who were once her enemies, and learning some of the secrets and sharing the stories that make Jerusalem so special, and so exquisitely ordinary. Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered is a book for anyone who’s wondered who really lives in Israel, and how they coexist. It’s a book that skillfully weaves the personal and political, the heartwarming and the heart-stopping. It’s a book that only Sarah Tuttle-Singer can write. The Old City of Jerusalem may be set in stone, but it’s always changing—and these pages capture that.

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Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea

Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea On the Road With a Travel Writer by Tom Brosnahan

Tom Brosnahan's humorous travel memoir recounts his service as a Peace Corps teacher in Turkey (1967-1969) leading to a career as a travel writer and author of dozens of travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Berlitz. Along the way he starred in a movie, sipped champagne in the sultans gilded palace,  was almost eaten by wolves on the Iranian border, and fell in love with a lot of girls named Jane—the last of which was the girl of his dreams.

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Turkey's Southwest Coast

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Turkey's Southwest Coast by DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Turkey's Southwest Coast will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, the best beaches, tastiest restaurants, or best nightspots, this fully updated guide with pull-out map is the perfect 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 ancient ruins to the Top 10 boat trips to the Top 10 museums, events and festivals, and activities for children. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of this region with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Turkey's Southwest Coast . Now available in ePub format.

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Blue Guide Istanbul

Blue Guide Istanbul by John Freely

Long-awaited new edition of the Blue Guide to this fascinating city, which straddles Europe and the Orient and whose history goes back to the days of ancient Greece. Superb coverage of all the major monuments, Classical, Christian and Islamic, with details on how to get around a busy city, what to eat and where to stay. John Freely was born in the United States. He is a long-term resident of Istanbul and has written a number of books on Greece and Turkey.

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Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Travel Guide

Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze at the architectural magnificence of the Temple Mount / Al Haram Ash Sharif, feel the spiritual power of the Western Wall and weave between mounds of fresh produce and cafes at Mahane Yehuda Market – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jerusalem & Tel Aviv and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv :  • Full-colour maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus over 17 colour neighbourhood maps • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Jerusalem’s Old City, East Jerusalem, Downtown Jerusalem, Givat Ram & Museum Row, Tel Aviv’s City Centre, South City Centre, Neve Tzedek, Jaffa (Yafo), and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend away. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories guide for an in-depth look at all the area has to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.   TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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The Road to Oxiana

The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron

The Road to Oxiana is the brilliant account of Robert Byron’s ten-month journey to Iran and Afghanistan in 1933–34. This classic travelogue is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing.

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CultureShock! Saudi Arabia

CultureShock! Saudi Arabia A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Peter North & Harvey Tripp

CultureShock! Saudi Arabia provides an insight into living and working in a kingdom where Islam governs almost every aspect of life. Uncover the true psyche of the Saudi people—the men clad in their thobes and gutra and women in their abayas—and their unique way of life, a lifestyle which foreigners may find alien and a challenge to cope with. Containing valuable information not only on the practical aspects of settling in, this book will give tips on how best to integrate into Saudi society. Learn about Saudi laws and be aware of what might get you thrown in jail or under the executioner’s axe . CultureShock! Saudi Arabia is essential for anyone who wants to fully understand this Islamic country and get the most out of his or her stay in the kingdom. Peter North first started living and working in Asia about 25 years ago. He has authored a number of books including CultureShock! Cambodia . Peter also contributes articles to various magazines, in particular Pacific Ecologist . He spends his time pursuing various interests in environment, current affairs, science and engineering. Harvey Tripp graduated from the University of Melbourne and has spent his corporate life in international business, holding senior management positions in various locations including the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Harvey has lectured on international business, including how to do business in Saudi Arabia, at Australian universities and has been on the advisory boards of universities and other tertiary institutions to help develop their international business programs. He is the co-author of CultureShock! Bahrain.

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Saved by Beauty

Saved by Beauty Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran by Roger Housden

Roger Housden traveled to Iran to meet with artists, writers, film makers and religious scholars who embody the long Iranian tradition of humanism, the belief in scholarship and artistry that began with the reign of Cyrus the Great. He traveled to the mountains of Kurdistan to learn from Sufis, whose version of Islam exhorts nothing but tolerance and love. From the bustle of modern Tehran to the paradise gardens of Shiraz to the spectacular mosques and ancient palaces of Isfahan, Housden met Iranians who were warm, welcoming, generous, intellectually curious, and who would recite the poetry of Hafez or Rumi at the slightest opportunity. Saved By Beauty weaves a richly textured story of many threads. It is a deeply poetic and perceptive appreciation of a culture that has endured for over three thousand years, while it also portrays the creative and spiritual cultures within contemporary Iran that are rarely given any mention in the West. It is a suspense story that reflects on the philosophical and aesthetic questions of good and evil, truth and beauty. And finally, it is the story of a man in his sixties on a personal quest to discover if the Iran of his youthful imagination continued to exist, or whether it had been lost forever under a strict totalitarian regime. In Iran, Roger Housden was brought face to face with the reality that beauty and truth, deceit and violence, are inextricably mingled in the affairs of human life, and was forever changed.

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Top 10 Cairo and the Nile

Top 10 Cairo and the Nile by DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you straight to the very best this area has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, cafes, 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. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best arts and culture, this guide is the perfect companion. Now available in ePub format.

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Jerusalem, Israel Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated) - Rebecca Kaye Cover Art

Jerusalem, Israel Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated) by Rebecca Kaye

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and is holy to the three major monotheistic religions of the world – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Once considered the center of the world, the city of Jerusalem has always fascinated travelers and pilgrims with its rich history and culture that dates back thousands of years. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Overview - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Old City - Gates of the Old City Wall - Christian Quarter (Jaffa Gate & New Gate) - Muslim Quarter (Lion’s Gate, Herod’s Gate & Damascus Gate) - Jewish Quarter (Zion Gate) - Armenian Quarter (Jaffa Gate & Zion Gate) - Mount of Olives - City of David - Garden Tomb - Via Dolorosa - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - New Palm Hotel - Lev Yerushalayim - Little House in Bakah - Palatin Hotel - Caesar Premier Hotel - Places to Eat - Scala - Mirror Bar - Yamani - Azzahra - Modern Restaurant Jerusalem - Places to Shop - Mahane Yehuda Market - Mamilla Mall - Eden Fine Art - Mea Sherim - Old City Jerusalem Gifts

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Travels with a Tangerine

Travels with a Tangerine A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith & Martin Yeoman

Ibn Battutah set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on the pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned twenty-nine years later, he had visited most of the known world, travelling three times the distance Marco Polo covered. Spiritual backpacker, social climber, temporary hermit and failed ambassador, he braved brigands, blisters and his own prejudices. The outcome was a monumental travel classic. Captivated by this indefatigable man, award-winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith set out on his own eventful journey, retracing the Moroccan's eccentric trip from Tangier to Constantinople. Tim proves himself a perfect companion to this distant traveller, and the result is an amazing blend of personalities, history and contemporary observation.

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Dubai & Abu Dhabi Travel Guide

Dubai & Abu Dhabi Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi 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 the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, wander the labyrinth of lanes and exotic souks in Bur Dubai and Deira, and shop for a new outfit before a night on the town – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai & Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi :  • 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 27 maps for easy navigation • Covers Deira, Bur Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah & Around, Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, UAE East Coast  The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi is our most comprehensive guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.  Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Dubai and Pocket Abu Dhabi , our handy-sized guides featuring the best sights and experiences. Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Andrea Schulte-Peevers. 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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Through Dust and Darkness

Through Dust and Darkness A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East by Jeremy Kroeker

Jeremy Kroeker is a Mennonite with a motorcycle. He doesn’t have a funny beard and he’s never even driven a buggy, but his family hails from the same Mennonite community that Miriam Toews fictionalized in A Complicated Kindness . From childhood through college, Kroeker attended Christian schools where he learned to think critically back to predetermined conclusions. Years later, when his faith begins to unravel, Kroeker stops short of tossing it all aside, choosing instead to leave every unanswered question hanging there on the edge of his mind. He might have gotten away with it, too, except for a drunken resolution that forces the issue of God back into his life. In the fall of 2007, Kroeker decides to ride his motorcycle across Europe and into the theocratic nation of Iran... a nation ruled by God. In the end, Kroeker finds himself on a forbidden visit to the holiest Muslim shrine in all of Iran. Once inside, invisible hands reach into Kroeker’s chest and rip from his heart a sincere prayer, his first in many years. And God hears that prayer. For before Kroeker can escape Mashhad, God steals into his hotel room one night to threaten him with death. At least, that’s one way to look at it. Throughout the narrative, Kroeker swings from dogmatic belief in God to overwhelming doubt before finally deciding that the key to approaching God is humility. He understands that uncertainty is not only an acceptable state of mind when considering the Divine, but it is necessary. He will always fear God. But who knows? Perhaps if he keeps riding, one of these days God will speak clearly. And that frightens him, too.

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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Travel Guide

Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the desert’s allure in Oman’s Sharqiya Sands, dine at the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, and see faith expressed in the masterpieces of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula : • Full-colour images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, food, sport, politics • Easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate • Covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula is our most comprehensive guide to Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula, and is perfect for discovering popular and off-the-beaten path experiences. Looking for more comprehensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi for an in-depth look at all these cities have to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. 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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Insight Guides Israel (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Israel (Travel Guide eBook) by Insight Guides

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook. Israel is intense. This new edition covers Israel's top attractions, from the holy sites of Jerusalem's Old City, Bethlehem and Nazareth to the pleasures of the coast and a Dead Sea mud bath. � Over 358 pages of insider knowledge from local experts � In-depth on history and culture, from chapters on the people and religions of Israel, the history of the kibbutz ot its rich and varied cuisine � Enjoy special features on the country's bustling markets, Old Jerusalem's city gates, Mini Israel and Israel's four seas � Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all Insight Guides to countries and regions come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings � Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning � Inspirational colour photography throughout � Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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All Strangers Are Kin

All Strangers Are Kin Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World by Zora O'Neill

An American woman determined to learn the Arabic language travels to the Middle East to pursue her dream in this “witty memoir” ( Us Weekly ).   The shadda is the key difference between a pigeon ( hamam ) and a bathroom ( hammam ). Be careful, our professor advised, that you don’t ask a waiter, ‘Excuse me, where is the pigeon?’—or, conversely, order a roasted toilet . . .    If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you know what happens when you first truly and clearly communicate with another person. As Zora O’Neill recalls, you feel like a magician . If that foreign language is Arabic, you just might feel like a wizard.   They say that Arabic takes seven years to learn and a lifetime to master. O’Neill had put in her time. Steeped in grammar tomes and outdated textbooks, she faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master Arabic, but also driving herself crazy. She took a decade-long hiatus, but couldn’t shake her fascination with the language or the cultures it had opened up to her. So she decided to jump back in—this time with a new approach.   In this book, she takes us along on her grand tour through the Middle East, from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon and Morocco. She’s packed her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humor, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. From quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets to the lively buzz of crowded medinas, from families’ homes to local hotspots, she brings a part of the world thousands of miles away right to your door—and reminds us that learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words.   “You will travel through countries and across centuries, meeting professors and poets, revolutionaries, nomads, and nerds . . . [A] warm and hilarious book.” —Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey   “Her tale of her ‘Year of Speaking Arabic Badly’ is a genial and revealing pleasure.” — The Seattle Times

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CultureShock! UAE

CultureShock! UAE A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Gina Crocetti Benesh

CultureShock! United Arab Emirates orientates you into a country that is moving forward at a breathtaking pace unlike any other. The thriving economy attracts a large and diverse expatriate workforce, while luxurious hotels, spectacular skyscrapers and top-class shopping places continue to draw tourists from all corners of the globe. Learn more about the Emiratis’ lifestyles, mentalities and religious practices, and pick up vital tips on how to behave, act and speak in a manner that will help you settle down into your new environment more comfortably. Gina Crocetti Benesh, an American, was born to a military family who frequently moved and often lived in foreign countries. Her early adaptation to other cultures fostered a deep curiosity about other people and perspectives. She earned her masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Portland State University in 1992 and accepted her first teaching position at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain. Through the generosity of the Emirati administrators at the UAE University, Mrs. Benesh also earned the widely respected Royal Society of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (RSA TEFLA) from Cambridge University while teaching full time. Mrs. Benesh returned to the US in 1999 and transitioned into the non-profit arena in the area of development. She works in the field of philanthropy today. A fan of education, Mrs Benesh continues to study and pursue a variety of interests from marketing to real estate development..

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Egypt - Culture Smart!

Egypt - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Jailan Zayan & Culture Smart!

This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship of the Arab Spring revolts. The uprising resulted in a political effervescence, with new parties, movements, and groups all jostling for space in the new political landscape. But the situation remains fluid. Free elections produced a parliament dominated by Islamists and the country's political and social identity has yet to be defined. Egypt's heady spirit of change is both rooted in and challenged by traditional and deeply conservative values. The timeless Egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home to 82 million people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World. It is the people who are Egypt's true wealth. They are friendly, cheerful, proud, and renowned for their sense of humor. In bringing the narrative up to date, this new edition of Culture Smart! Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life. It outlines the country's history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility. It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions. It opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians, how they behave at home, and how they interact with foreign visitors. It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas. It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clichés to the real people.

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Pocket Istanbul Travel Guide

Pocket Istanbul Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up the atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar; see stunning mosaic portraits in Aya Sofya; or take a ferry down Bosphorus strait; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Istanbul and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul : Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Beyoglu, the Bazaar District, Topkapi Palace, Eminonu, Ortakoy, Sultanahmet 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 Pocket Istanbul, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can’t-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Istanbul’s neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Istanbul guide. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 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)

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Istanbul

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Istanbul by DK Eyewitness

A strikingly unique city - Istanbul's fascinating past is evident in its phenomenal array of historic churches, mosques and palaces, while its lively arts scene, trendy cocktail bars and excellent selection of restaurants reveal the city's modern-day vibrancy. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Istanbul with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Istanbul into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, places to eat, shops and festivals. You'll discover: - Eight easy-to-follow itineraries , perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week - Detailed Top 10 lists of Istanbul's must-sees , including detailed descriptions of the TopkapI Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Archaeological Museum, the Grand Bazaar, the Süleymaniye Mosque Complex, the Church of St Saviour in Chora, the Çemberlitas baths, the Dolmabahçe Palace and on a Bosphorus river cruise - Istanbul's most interesting areas , with the best places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's activities and things to do for free - Streetsmart advice : get ready, get around, and stay safe DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Istanbul's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Istanbul .

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CultureShock! Turkey - Arin Bayraktaroglu Cover Art

CultureShock! Turkey

CultureShock! Turkey A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette by Arin Bayraktaroglu

CultureShock! Turkey is the essential handbook for anyone who wishes to comprehend the dynamic texture of the country. Besides explaining the rich culture that consists of everything from mosques to discos to kebabs to expensive haute couture, this book provides all the practical information essential for settling down, including how to find furniture for your home and the right way to greet people. CultureShock! Turkey will help you get the most out of your stay and enable you to get to the core of the Turkish character. Dr Arın Bayraktaroglu was Lector at the University of Cambridge 1977–1982, and lecturer 1994–1996. She had worked as co-director at The Cambridge Centre for Languages (1982–2002) where she is now Director. She also works as an Examination Setter for Turkish at Foreign and Commonwealth Office London. Her field of specialisation is Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.She visits Turkey regularly and spends considerable time there every year.

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Traveling Israel: Jerusalem Old City and Mount Olives - Oren Cahanovitc Cover Art

Traveling Israel: Jerusalem Old City and Mount Olives

Traveling Israel: Jerusalem Old City and Mount Olives by Oren Cahanovitc

The first site in this booklet is the Chapel of Ascension, the holiest site for Christians on the Mount of Olives. It is here that Jesus spent his last week, and I also wrote about two more important churches located nearby: Dominus Flevit, where Jesus saw the temple, predicted its destruction and cried over it, and Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion. From there the tour continues to the Old City through the Lions’ Gate and along the Via Dolorosa, the route that Jesus took from the place he was judged by Pontius Pilate to where he was crucified, on which spot the Church of the Holy Sepulchre stands today. Another chapter is dedicated to the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. I also added information about less well-known sites, such as a 2,000-year-old underground pool and the Syriac Chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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The Bible on Location - Julie Baretz Cover Art

The Bible on Location

The Bible on Location Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel by Julie Baretz

In this innovative guidebook Julie Baretz takes readers to twenty-one off-the-beaten-path locations in Israel where Bible stories are said to have happened. At each site she sets the scene by relating the historical context of the event, then follows with the biblical text itself and her own lively commentary. Captivating and complex Bible characters bring the locations to life as they face social, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas not unlike our own today. Baretz’s narratives draw on history, archaeology, academic scholarship, and rabbinic literature for interpretations that enhance the meaning of the biblical events. Each story is told in the voice of Baretz as the tour guide—knowledgeable yet informal and friendly.   The Bible on Location traces the chronology and narrative arc of the historical books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The book begins with the Israelites’ arrival in the land of Israel (following the exodus from Egypt and the forty years of wandering) and continues over more than six hundred years, until the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon to their homeland.  Baretz’s descriptions are accompanied by colorful maps and photographs that put actual and armchair visitors in the middle of the action. Each location reveals a new episode in the biblical narrative and provides inspiration and commentary that will enhance visits to the various sites.

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Iran Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Iran Travel Guide

Iran Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Iran* Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike among the Castles of the Assassins in Alamut Valley, Lose yourself in Esfahan’s historic bazaar, or ski in the Alborz Mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iran and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Iran Travel Guide:   Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - festivals, cuisine, religion, history, architecture, literature, music, crafts, environment Over 50 maps Covers Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kashan, Choqa Zanbil, Takht-e Soleiman, Tabriz, Masuleh, Mashhad, Garmeh, Alamut Valley, Alborz Mountains, Kaluts, Qeshm Island and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iran , our most comprehensive guide to Iran, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Iran. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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Dubai - BookViz Cover Art

Dubai

Dubai BookViz Travel Guide by BookViz

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially.  A relatively new tourist destination, Dubai was gaining popularity in recent years until the global economic crash of 2009. Dubai is essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards), that became popular for its excellent tourist amenities. Just 5 h from Europe and 3 h from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the subcontinent of India, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures. It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination. It has the largest immigrant population in the world. 

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The Jewish Deli: Nosh, Shmooz & Enjoy - Chefs Secret Vault Cover Art

The Jewish Deli: Nosh, Shmooz & Enjoy

The Jewish Deli: Nosh, Shmooz & Enjoy by Chefs Secret Vault

Classic Jewish delis were born of homesickness. The Eastern European immigrants that flooded into New York from 1881 to 1924 yearned for the Old Country. And they found it by sharing food and conversation in neighborhood eateries. We have hand selected 20 Best of the Best and most inviting Jewish Deli recipes like Spaetzels, Deli Style Brisket, Deli Borscht, Shmaltz, Kana's Chicken Salad, Stage Deli Potato Latkes, Balkenbrij (Liverwurst) and many more from the Chef's Secret Vault. Your friends and family will think you've been taking lessons in gourmet cooking. So don't miss this chance to add some treasured recipes to your personal collection today.

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Culture Shock! Egypt - Susan Wilson Cover Art

Culture Shock! Egypt

Culture Shock! Egypt by Susan Wilson

About the Book CultureShock! Egypt is invaluable to anyone who wants to blend into life in the country whose existence revolves around the River Nile. Containing much insight about the Egyptian people—the class system, the importance of family, their sense of honour—this guide also provides useful information and advice for settling into your new home and getting along with the locals. For example, learn about their notion of space and eye contact, and how the men may perceive foreign women who smile at them. On the business front, be aware of the necessity of having business cards as well as how to handle uniquely Egyptian business meetings. CultureShock! Egypt is all you need to settle effortlessly into and enjoy your new life in the Land of the Great Pharoahs and magnificent pyramids.   About the Series The   CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style.      CultureShock!   authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information.   About the Author Susan L Wilson is currently assistant professor of public health at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. Wilson has worked as an educator, advisor, negotiator, business consultant, planner, and intermediary since 1979. She began working in Egypt in 1987 while serving as a health and human resources delegate to Egypt from the Texas Senate where she was on staff. Since that time, Wilson has continued to actively assist development between Egyptian and American interests. She has written numerous publications, led university-based training programmes to Egypt, and conducted research in Egypt and the Gulf States. In 1994, she created, organised and directed a new international field school programme conducted in Egypt for the University of North Texas, Institute of Anthropology. Currently, she is exploring new ways to collaborate with Egypt through student and professional exchanges in medicine, nursing and public health. Wilson holds a BA from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and MA and PhD degrees from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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