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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Paul Theroux

$34.99

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For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose.

In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas he writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets.
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Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest (Film Tie-In)

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest (Film Tie-In)

Beck Weathers

$22.99

Anyone who has read Jon Krakauer's famous account of the 1996 Everest disaster, Into Thin Air, will remember the story of Beck Weathers: the gregarious Texan climber who went snow-blind in the Death Zone below the summit and who spent a night out in the open during a blizzard that took the lives of a dozen colleagues and friends. Even as he staggered back into Camp 4 the next morning, Beck's condition was such that the other survivors assumed he would not make it back down the mountain. He was effectively left for dead, but drawing upon reserves of determination and courage he didn't know he had - as well as the extraordinary selflessness and bravery of a Nepalese helicopter pilot he'd never met - he finally made it to safety. Only then could a new battle begin: to rebuild his life with a family he'd taken for granted for too long. Heartstoppingly exciting and ultimately very moving, Left For Dead is a terrific read.
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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson

$22.99

In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors.
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Coming into the Country: Travels in Alaska

Coming into the Country: Travels in Alaska

John McPhee ,  Robert Macfarlane

$24.99

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers - ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.
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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

David Eimer

$19.99

Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.
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How to Talk About Places You've Never Been: On the Importance of Armchair Travel

How to Talk About Places You've Never Been: On the Importance of Armchair Travel

Pierre Bayard ,  Michele Hutchison

$29.99

If you want to be able to talk about a place, the best thing to do is stay at home. Extensive travel and the experience of foreign cultures seem to be becoming an essential requirement for the modern citizen.

However, actually visiting these places may not be the best way to discover them, as literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard reveals. He champions the importance of 'armchair travel', arguing that being able to describe somewhere you have never been may even prove crucial to your survival should you need to lie about where you were.

So within these two hundred pages, you will learn more about the world than Phileas Fogg did in eighty days. Bayard's psychoanalysis of travel 'experience' encompasses Marco Polo's medieval China (how far did he actually go?), Kant's Konigsberg (what could the famously stay-at-home philosopher who rarely ventured beyond the confines of his city know of the world?) and Chateaubriand's early modern North America (how much was invented to fit the views he already held?), and explores a host of phenomena, from lost islands and stolen marathons, to the invented worlds of cheats, murderers, lovers and adulterers. 

Travelling around the world, disregarding time, geography and reality and blurring the definitions of a 'true' story, Bayard will provoke you to re-examine how you travel and how you don't, and, most importantly, how to talk about it afterwards.
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The London Scene

The London Scene

Virginia Woolf ,  Hermione Lee

$22.99

From the docklands of the East End to the Houses of Parliament; from the bustle of Oxford Street to peaceful moments on Hampstead Heath - Virginia Woolf explores the city's hidden places and draws a remarkable portrait of the daily lives of Londoners. Capturing the London of the 1930s, but also the eternal city we recognise today, this is the perfect snapshot of an extraordinary metropolis...
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Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place

Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place

Dan Boothby

$32.99

Dan Boothby had been drifting for more than twenty years, without the pontoons of family, friends or a steady occupation. He was looking for but never finding the perfect place to land. Finally, unexpectedly, an opportunity presented itself. After a lifelong obsession with Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water trilogy, Boothby was given the chance to move to Maxwell's former home, a tiny island on the western seaboard of the Highlands of Scotland. Island of Dreams is about Boothby's time living there, and about the natural and human history that surrounded him; it's about the people he meets and the stories they tell, and about his engagement with this remote landscape, including the otters that inhabit it. Interspersed with Boothby's own story is a quest to better understand the mysterious Gavin Maxwell.
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Notes from A Small Island

Notes from A Small Island

Bill Bryson

$24.99

In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and 'Ooh lovely' at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.
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How to be French

How to be French

Alex Quick ,  Cyn Bataille

$19.99

Most British people, when attempting to get by in France, decide to learn the language. This is a mistake. The French are itching to speak English. You will just annoy them by fumbling along in their language. No, speaking French can wait: to be French you need to go deeper. For example, when in Paris, what's the best way to urinate in the street? Why, exactly, should you look someone in the eye when you clink glasses with them? What is the proper attitude to the fine products of McDo's? How late can you be for an appointment? With your lover? Your boss? In short, this modern guide to French culture aims to make you not so much functionally French as spiritually French. And when you do finally learn the language, you will already know that the proper form of address for the deity is tu.
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The Life & Love of the Sea

The Life & Love of the Sea

Lewis Blackwell

$59.99

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. Since time immemorial, humans have been captivated by water. No wonder: it's the most omnipresent substance on Earth and without it life itself would be impossible. From the plankton that provide more than half of our planet's oxygen to the blue whale, life in the ocean greatly affects life on land and plays a crucial role in regulating our climate and atmosphere. Combining images from world's leading marine and nature photographers, and the latest in underwater photography techniques, the bestselling author of The Life & Love of Trees and Rainforest, Lewis Blackwell, explores our innate relationship with the sea - from when our ancestors first emerged from the primordial soup to the sophisticated marine farming industry of today - and why our future depends on preserving and protecting our planet's single biggest ecosystem. Includes stunning bonus footage via a scannable QR code from multi award-winning underwater cameraman Steven Hathaway, whose work has featured in numerous documentaries on BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
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Lonely Planet Japan

Lonely Planet Japan

Lonely Planet ,  Chris Rowthorn ,  Ray Bartlett ,  Andrew Bender

$39.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop and dine in electric Tokyo, explore Kyoto's stunning temples and gardens, or hike the majestic Japan Alps; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Japan and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Discover Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu

Lonely Planet Discover Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu

Lonely Planet ,  Craig McLachlan

$34.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Discover Honolulu, Waikiki & O'ahu is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun set behind hula dancers at Waikiki Beach, snorkel in the turquoise waters of Hanauma Bay, or see Honolulu's extinct volcanic crater; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Honolulu, Waikiki & O'ahu and begin your journey now! 
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Lonely Planet Discover Kauai

Lonely Planet Discover Kauai

Lonely Planet ,  Sara Benson

$34.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Discover Kaua'i is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek up the valley to Hanakapi'ai Falls, hover inside a volcanic crater, or explore the beaches of crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Kaua'i and begin your journey now! 
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Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet ,  Andrea Schulte-Peevers ,  Jenny Walker

$29.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet 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. Learn about Dubai through lifelike dioramas, shop for dazzling jewellery at Deira's Gold Souq, or join a walking tour of the Bastakia Quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now! 
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands

$32.99

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, and street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. And, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of The Greek Islands effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands showing you what others only tell you.
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Lonely Planet Hawaii

Lonely Planet Hawaii

Lonely Planet ,  Sara Benson ,  Amy C. Balfour ,  Adam Karlin

$32.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Hawaii is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Learn to surf or lie in the sun on a sugary tropical beach, hike across ancient lava flows and up craggy peaks, or curve down Maui's lushest coast on the Road to Hana; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hawaii and begin your journey now! 
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland

Eyewitness Travel Guides

$34.99

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland 2016 is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland 2016 will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Ireland effortlessly.
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Lonely Planet Make My Day Amsterdam

Lonely Planet Make My Day Amsterdam

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Amsterdam is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, spend the afternoon in Vondelpark and then enjoy the evening on Reguliersgracht, the canal of seven bridges; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun.
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Lonely Planet Make My Day Berlin

Lonely Planet Make My Day Berlin

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Berlin is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day with a visit to the Reichstag, spend the afternoon at Museumsinsel and see in the evening at the Brandenburg Gate; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun.
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Lonely Planet Make My Day Hong Kong

Lonely Planet Make My Day Hong Kong

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Hong Kong is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day with a ride on the Star Ferry, spend the afternoon at Chi Lin Nunnery and enjoy the evening at Temple Street Night Market; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun.
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Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome

Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day with a visit to the Colosseum, spend the afternoon at St Peter's Basilica and then enjoy Trastevere nightlife in the evening; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun.
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Lonely Planet Make My Day Sydney

Lonely Planet Make My Day Sydney

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Sydney is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day enjoying the views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in the afternoon and explore Chinatown in the evening; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun.
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Lonely Planet Make My Day Washington DC

Lonely Planet Make My Day Washington DC

Lonely Planet

$24.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Washington, DC is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day at the National Air & Space Museum, visit the Washington Monument in the afternoon and enjoy the Kennedy Center in the evening; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun.
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Lonely Planet Middle East

Lonely Planet Middle East

Lonely Planet ,  Anthony Ham ,  Sofia Barbarani ,  Jessica Lee

$39.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet 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. Be awed by the grandeur of Istanbul's Aya Sofia, contemplate history at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, and explore the wonder of Giza's Pyramids; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Middle East and begin your journey now! 
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The Rough Guide to New Zealand

The Rough Guide to New Zealand

$39.99

The Rough Guide to New Zealand is the ultimate guide to this most beautiful of countries. Packed with detailed accounts, crystal-clear maps and stunning full-colour photographs, this new edition brings New Zealand's myriad attractions to life, from the North Island's white-sand beaches and kauri trees to the brooding fiords and penguin colonies of the south. There's insightful coverage on the country's iconic landmarks right through to secluded hot pools and how to pick the best cafes in Wellington, plus expert guidance on everything from Maori culture to multi-day hikes. Author picks and insider tips give you the scoop on the best accommodation for every budget, how to track down Marlborough's tastiest Sauvignon Blancs and where the most delectable Maori hangi can be found.
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Not for Tourists Guide to New York City

Not for Tourists Guide to New York City

Not For Tourists

$24.99

With details on everything from the Empire State Building to Max Fish, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs. The Not For Tourists Guide to New York City is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood dream guide designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy New Yorkers, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too. Each map is marked with user-friendly icons identifying NFT's favorite picks around town, from essentials to entertainment, and includes an invaluable neighborhood description written by locals, highlighting the most important features of each area. The book includes everything from restaurants, bars, shopping, and theater to information on hotels, airports, banks, transportation, and landmarks. Need to find the best pizza places around? NFT has you covered. How about a list of the top vintage clothing stores in the city? We've got that, too. The nearest movie theater, hardware store, or coffee shop - whatever you need, NFT puts it at your fingertips.
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Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet ,  Jenny Walker

$19.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket 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. Promenade along the waterfront Corniche, tour the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or relax at a sheesha cafe; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now! 
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Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai

Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai

Lonely Planet ,  Andrea Schulte-Peevers

$19.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore culture and architecture in the historic district, shop at the world's largest mall, or explore the chaos and charm of the Gold Souq; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Dubai and begin your journey now! 
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Lonely Planet Pocket Honolulu

Lonely Planet Pocket Honolulu

Lonely Planet ,  Craig McLachlan

$19.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Honolulu is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the beautifully restored Ioani Palace, eat and shop in Chinatown, or explore tropical gardens in the Upper Manoa Valley; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Honolulu and begin your journey now! 
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Lonely Planet Pocket Porto

Lonely Planet Pocket Porto

Lonely Planet ,  Kerry Christiani

$19.99

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Porto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Se cathedral, marvel at Casa de Musica and check out the stunning Palacio da Bolsa; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Porto and begin your journey now! 
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland

$34.99

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Poland effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Poland showing you what others only tell you.
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The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget

The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget

$49.99

This is the full-colour The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the ultimate guidebook for travelling the continent, from Colombia's Caribbean beaches to the ice-fields of Patagonia. It includes detailed colour maps and in-depth coverage of what to see, where to stay and how to get around will help you discover the best this dazzling continent has to offer. The guide features reviews of affordable accommodation, cheap places to eat and laidback bars, and all the information you need for hiking the Inca Trail, whale-watching in Argentina celebrating Carnival in Rio and much more besides. You can make the most of your trip of a lifetime with The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.
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111 Places in Florence and Northern Tuscany That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Florence and Northern Tuscany That You Must Not Miss

Beate C. Kirchner

$32.99

Michelangelo's David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the smooth cypress hills - these are among the celebrated must-see sights of Tuscany. Yet the cultural landscape of Florence and the surrounding country-side is an inexhaustible trove of visual and historical gems if you know where to look, that is. Where, for instance, can you find 1,000 Masonic objects and symbols? Where does the official championship in cheese-throwing take place? Where was a memorial dedicated to a king's assassin, and where can you see a double-dawn? This book will lead you right inside the turbulent history, exciting stories, and unexpected sites and pleasures of Tuscany. Discover frescos, sculptures and other great and peculiar works of art in hidden locales; try the culinary classics and lesser-known Tuscan treats enjoyed by locals; and seek out breath-taking views from unexpected locations.
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