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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Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms - Gerard Russell Cover Art

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell

Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive and strange faiths: one regards the Greek prophets as incarnations of God, another reveres Lucifer in the form of a peacock, and yet another believes that their followers are reincarnated beings who have existed in various forms for thousands of years. These religions represent the last vestiges of the magnificent civilizations in ancient history: Persia, Babylon, Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs. Their followers have learned how to survive foreign attacks and the perils of assimilation. But today, with the Middle East in turmoil, they face greater challenges than ever before. In Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms , former diplomat Gerard Russell ventures to the distant, nearly impassable regions where these mysterious religions still cling to survival. He lives alongside the Mandaeans and Ezidis of Iraq, the Zoroastrians of Iran, the Copts of Egypt, and others. He learns their histories, participates in their rituals, and comes to understand the threats to their communities. Historically a tolerant faith, Islam has, since the early 20th century, witnessed the rise of militant, extremist sects. This development, along with the rippling effects of Western invasion, now pose existential threats to these minority faiths. And as more and more of their youth flee to the West in search of greater freedoms and job prospects, these religions face the dire possibility of extinction. Drawing on his extensive travels and archival research, Russell provides an essential record of the past, present, and perilous future of these remarkable religions.

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Travel Israel  - MobileReference Cover Art

Travel Israel

Travel Israel by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide 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 and a pronunciation guide are also included.  Table of Contents:  Essentials: Hebrew Phrasebook | Buy | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Stay healthy | Electricity | Contact | Units Conversion 1. Israel: History | Climate | Physical Geography | Human Geography | Government | Economy | Population | Culture | Cities | Regions | Other Destinations | Transportation | Archaeology | Kibbutz | Itinerary 2. Maps: Israel | Tel Aviv | Haifa | Golan Heights | Galilee | Jerusalem: City Scheme | Old City Scheme | East Jerusalem | Via Dolorosa 3. Jerusalem: History | Geography | Culture | Religion | Transport | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Buy | Stay safe | Contact | Neighbourhoods 3.1 Landmarks: Old City | Buildings, Sites & Streets | Gates | Churches | Mosques | Synagogues | Museums | Itinerary 4. Tel Aviv: Orientation | History | Culture | By Area | Transport | Streets & Squares | Museums | Architecture | Landmarks | Attractions | Eat | Drink | Buy | Sleep | Stay Safe 5. Haifa: History | Transport | Landmarks | Museums | Buy | Eat | Drink | Sleep 6. North | Center | South 7. The Territories: West Bank | Gaza | Jericho | Bethlehem

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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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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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The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Bible Study Guide - Kathie Lee Gifford Cover Art

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Bible Study Guide

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Bible Study Guide Come to the Land Where It All Began by Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford always believed the Bible held the answers to every question a person could ask.   Her problem was: how could she be sure of what the Bible was really saying when we are so separated from the ancient Jewish culture in which it was written?   As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires.  In this six-session video study (DVD/video streaming sold separately), Kathie Lee invites you to join her as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her life. As she shares her story, Rabbi Jason Sobel, a messianic Jewish rabbi who was trained in the ancient rabbinical way, provides fascinating background details into the language, culture and heritage that make the story of the New Testament come alive. Kathie Lee and Rabbi Sobel will take you and your group beyond the typical "Sunday school" teaching to examine the original texts of the Bible.  Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:  The Rock (Jesus Christ): Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul. The Road (Israel): Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant. The Rabbi (God’s Word): Go beyond a Sunday-school approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.  Come! Explore the land of Israel and mine the treasures of God's Word. There is so much more!  Sessions include:   Bethlehem: Where It All Began Nazareth: The Early Years  Capernaum: Ministry Headquarters Galilee: Ministry Grounds  Mount of Olives: The Triumphal Entry  Jerusalem: Crucifixion and Resurrection   Designed for use with The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Video Study (9780310095033), sold separately.

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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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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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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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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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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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Israel & the Palestinian Territories Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Israel & the Palestinian Territories Travel Guide

Israel & the Palestinian Territories Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover the ruins of ancient Jericho, take an early morning walk to the Temple Mount for a breathtaking view of the Dome of the Rock, and float in the briny waters of the Dead Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories :  • 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 53 maps for easy navigation • Covers Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa & the North Coast, Lower Galilee & Sea of Galilee, Upper Galilee & Golan, West Bank, The Gaza Strip, The Dead Sea, The Negev, Petra The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories is our most comprehensive guide to the area, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.  Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East 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 Daniel Robinson, Orlando Crowcroft, Anita Isalska, Dan Savery Raz, Jenny Walker. 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 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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Jordan Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Jordan Travel Guide

Jordan Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Jordan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive kaleidoscopic coral gardens in the Red Sea, channel Lawrence of Arabia and stay at a Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum, and watch the sun set over the honeycombed wonder of Petra – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Jordan :  • 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 provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics • Over 46 maps for easy navigation • Covers Amman, Jerash, Irbid & the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Highway, Madaba & the King’s Highway, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum & the Desert Highway, Azraq & the Eastern Desert Highway The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Jordan 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. Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East guide 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 Jenny Walker, Paul Clammer. 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 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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Tel Aviv Sights

Tel Aviv Sights a travel guide to the top 15 attractions in Tel Aviv, 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.  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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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 - Anthony Grant Cover Art

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 - Orin Hargraves Cover Art

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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Istanbul Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Istanbul Travel Guide

Istanbul Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Istanbul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop in the colourful and chaotic bazaars, visit the majestic Aya Sofya basilica; or take a ferry to the Black Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Istanbul and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet 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 Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – music, tourism, politics, culture, history, architecture, literature, cinema, language, cuisine, culture/etiquette Over 35 colour maps Covers Sultanahmet, Bazaar District, Western Districts, Beyoglu, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Kurucesme, Kadıkoy 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 Istanbul , our most comprehensive guide to Istanbul, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for just the highlights of Istanbul? Check out Pocket Istanbul , a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip. 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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Holy Land Travels: Highlights of Israel and Jordan - Venice Kichura Cover Art

Holy Land Travels: Highlights of Israel and Jordan

Holy Land Travels: Highlights of Israel and Jordan Highlights of Israel and Jordan by Venice Kichura

Travel with me to the land of Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and other biblical people. "Holy Land Travels: Highlights of Israel and Jordan" is an eBook article, with photos, depicting my trip to the Holy Land and Jordan where I saw many biblical sites. It also includes helpful traveling tips. Besides Israel, I also visited Jordan where I learned more about ancient cities as Jerash and Petra. After my trip to the Holy Land, the Bible became more alive, as I had actually walked in the footsteps of Jesus. This eBook article has about 7,000 words.

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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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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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Dubai & Abu Dhabi Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

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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The Same River Twice - Pam Mandel Cover Art

The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel by Pam Mandel

Acclaimed travel writer Pam Mandel's thrilling account of a life-defining journey from the California suburbs to Israel to the Himalayan peaks and back. Given the choice, Pam Mandel would say no and stay home. It was getting her nowhere, so she decided to say yes. Yes to hard work and hitch-hiking, to mean boyfriends and dirty travel, to unfolding the map and walking to its edges. Yes to unknown countries, night shifts, language lessons, bad decisions, to anything to make her feel real, visible, alive. A product of beige California suburbs, Mandel was overlooked and unexceptional. When her father ships her off on a youth group tour of Israel, he inadvertently catapults his seventeen-year-old daughter into a world of angry European backpackers, seize-the-day Israelis, and the fall out of cold war-era politics. Border violence hadn't been on the birthright tour agenda. But then neither had domestic violence, going broke, getting wasted, getting sick, or getting lost. With no guidance and no particular plan, utterly unprepared for what lies ahead, Mandel says yes to everything and everyone, embarking on an adventure across three continents and thousands of miles, from a cold water London flat to rural Pakistan, from the Nile River Delta to the snowy peaks of Ladakh and finally, back home to California, determined to shape a life that is truly hers. An extraordinary memoir of going away and growing up,  The Same River Twice  follows Mandel's tangled journey and shows how travel teaches and changes us, even while it helps us become exactly who we have been all along.   

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Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea - Tom Brosnahan Cover Art

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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Jerusalem: Guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and Western Wall (2022 Israel Travel Guide by Approach Guides) - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Jerusalem: Guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and Western Wall (2022 Israel Travel Guide by Approach Guides)

Jerusalem: Guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and Western Wall (2022 Israel Travel Guide by Approach Guides) The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock, and Western Wall 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 guide to Jerusalem’s most important sites: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and Western Wall A wonderfully complex and multi-layered city, Jerusalem is the crossroads of the world’s three great Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The ancient monuments erected to celebrate these religions still pulse with their original sacred energy. They are yours to discover. What’s in this guidebook ★ Tour of the city’s highlights. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we offer a tour of Jerusalem’s most iconic structures: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Temple Mount’s Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall (details below). For each, we reveal its most important architectural and decorative features and provide a discussion that ties it all together. To make things come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolution images. ★ Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook offers logistical advice, maps and links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips for getting the most from your experience while on location. ★ Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and images are marked up with text that explains important features. ★ NEW! Customers can now print this guidebook with our new PDF-on-Demand service. See the final chapter in the book for details. TOUR ITINERARY ★ Church of the Holy Sepulchre. For the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which encloses the sites of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, we explore the changes that the structure has undergone through the ages in response to adversity and changing requirements. Specifically, we examine the how the present church’s architectural layout relates to those of the three earlier edifices that occupied the site: the enormous 4th century Constantinian church; the modest rebuilt 11th century Byzantine church; and the expanded 12th century Crusader church. ★ Temple Mount. Crowning the Temple Mount, the iconic 7th century Dome of the Rock is one of the earliest surviving Islamic structures. We explore its history, architecture, decoration and political significance. Further, we profile the Temple Mount’s other highlights: Al-Aqsa mosque, Dome of the Chain, Golden Gate and two Mamluk monuments. ★​​​​​​​ Western Wall. The Temple Mount’s history far pre-dates Islam’s presence on the scene. The Mount was the site of the three Jewish Temples, the first of which was built in 950 BCE. This guide discusses these temples — their histories and what they looked like — and profiles the only vestige of their existence, the Western Wall, the most sacred of Jewish religious sites. 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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Insight Guides Israel (Travel Guide eBook) - Insight Guides Cover Art

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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Cairo Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Cairo Sights

Cairo Sights a travel guide to the top 25 attractions in Cairo, Egypt. Includes Giza Plateau, Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx 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 Cairo " 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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Haifa Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Haifa Sights

Haifa Sights a travel guide to the top attractions in Haifa, 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.  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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Middle East Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Middle East Travel Guide

Middle East Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Middle East is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving ancient wonder; watch the sun set over the honeycombed magic of Petra; explore tree-lined boulevards and exquisite blue-tiled mosques in Esfahan, Iran; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Middle East and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Middle East :  • Colour maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics • Over 78 maps   • Covers Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Middle East, our most comprehensive guide to Middle East, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Jordan and Israel & the Palestinian Territories guides for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Anthony Ham, Jessica Lee, Jenny Walker, Daniel Robinson, Andy Symington. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet).   TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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The Road to Oxiana - Robert Byron Cover Art

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 - Peter North & Harvey Tripp Cover Art

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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Pocket Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

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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Saved by Beauty - Roger Housden Cover Art

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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Jerusalem and the Holy Land - James R. McCormick Cover Art

Jerusalem and the Holy Land

Jerusalem and the Holy Land The First Ecumenical Pilgrim's Guide by James R. McCormick

Make your journey to the Holy Land a richer experience. This book introduces the reader to the area, its history and its people, while providing invaluable information on traditional pilgrimage sites. Knowing what to expect in the Holy Land will help you get the most out of your journey. Jerusalem and the Holy Land, written from a broadly Christian perspective, is a must for anyone planning a trip to the Holy Land. It covers everything a pilgrim should know before undertaking the journey.

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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)

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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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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Istanbul & Its Surroundings

Istanbul & Its Surroundings Travel Adventures by Samantha Lafferty

The second you land in Istanbul two things hit you: how vast it is and how chaotic. The cauldron of noise builds in the morning with the first call to prayer. As the city springs to life, ferries and tankers weave their way across the Bosphorus  Strait from Asia to Europe and traffic chokes the streets. Hundreds of fishermen line the Galata Bridge in search of their daily catch to sell in cafes nestled below, while seagulls swoop and squall. At the end of the bridge, locals crush into the dark passageways at Eminonu's spice market and along the warrens of the Grand Bazaar for another day of haggling. But this is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, founded by Constantine (as Constantinople, home to Hagia Sofia, the church built by Justinian, the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Golden Horn, and much more. The author tells you everything there is to know, steering you away from the tourist traps and to the most rewarding sites. Nightclubs, the best hotels (and the bargains), where to eat, how to bargain for rock-bottom prices in the Grand Bazaar, where to sign up for Turkish language classes -- it's all here!

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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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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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Tribes with Flags

Tribes with Flags Adventure and Kidnap in Greater Syria by Charles Glass

‘Tribes With Flags’ is the gripping story of Charles Glass's dramatic journey through Greater Syria which provides background context to a troubled region once again in the headlines. Charles Glass began his journey through the former Arab nations of the Ottoman Empire by exploring farms, refugee camps and feudal palaces to capture the full spectrum of Levantine life. But his literary and spiritual ramble was abruptly interrupted when on 17 June 1987 he was kidnapped by Shi'a militants. What followed, 62 days later, was a daring escape that captivated the world’s media. In this classic travelogue, the former ABC Middle East correspondent records an adventure which took him through Turkey, Syria, Israel, Jordan and the Lebanon. An honest, colourful and immediate tale of wanderlust and history, ‘Tribes with Flags’ is an essential back-story to our understanding of the complexity of the region, and the gripping testimony of one of the few hostages who has escaped its maelstrom to tell his tale. Reviews Reviews for Tribes with Flags: 'I am a lifetime admirer of T.E. Lawrence, but I can’t help but remark what a great book his ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ would have been had he been as gifted a writer as Charles Glass’ Evening Standard ‘But for the daring escape, after more than two months in chains, he might be there still, and the world would have been denied a marvellous book’ Economist ‘A travel book in the classic style, discursive, inquiring, agreeable, and set in places well off the tourist track’ Independent About the author Former ABC News Chief Charles Glass has lived in Beirut for six years and covered the Middle East as a journalist for twenty-five years.

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An Armchair Traveller's History of Istanbul - Richard Tillinghast Cover Art

An Armchair Traveller's History of Istanbul

An Armchair Traveller's History of Istanbul City of Remembering and Forgetting by Richard Tillinghast

The author is an old Istanbul hand who has seen it change over the years from a provincial backwater to today’s vibrant metropolis. With Tillinghast as a guide through Istanbul’s cafés, mosques and palaces, and along its streets and waterways, readers will feel at home both in the Constantinople of bygone days and on the streets of the modern town.

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Ireland 15 [IRE15]

Ireland 15 [IRE15] by Lonely

Lonely Planetís Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Causeway Coast, have a pint in the pub, and drive the Ring of Kerry; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ireland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planetís Ireland Travel Guide:  Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020ís COVID-19 outbreak NEW top experiences feature - a visually inspiring collection of Irelandís best experiences and where to have them What's NEW feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas NEW pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel NEW Accommodation feature gathers all the information you need to plan your accommodation NEW Where to Stay in Dublin map is your at-a-glance guide to accommodation options in each neighbourhood Improved planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids 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, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Over 90 maps  Covers Dublin, Counties Wicklow & Kildare, Counties Wexford, Waterford, Carlow & Kilkenny, Cork, Kerry, Limerick & Tipperary, Clare, Galway, Mayo & Sligo, County Donegal, the Midlands, Belfast, Down & Armagh, Londonderry & Antrim, Fermanagh & Tyrone The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planetís Ireland, our most comprehensive guide to Ireland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Dublin, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day.  'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' ñ 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.' ñ Fairfax Media (Australia)

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