All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important aspect of railway history for more than a century - from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets to foods purchased from platform vendors. For many travellers, the experience of eating on a railway journey is often a highlight of the trip, a major part of the 'romance of the rails'.
Food on the Move focuses on the culinary history of these famous journeys on five continents, from the earliest days of rail travel to the present. The engaging story and vivid illustrations invite readers to discover an array of railway feasts: haute cuisine in the elegant dining carriages of the Orient Express, American steak-and-eggs on the Santa Fe Super Chief, and home-cooked regional foods along the Trans-Siberian tracks. Readers will be tempted to eat their way across Canada's vast interior and Australia's spectacular and colourful Outback; grab an infamous `British railway sandwich' to munch on the Flying Scotsman; snack on spicy samosas on the Darjeeling Himalayan `Toy Train'; dine at high speed on Japan's `Bullet Train'; and sip South African wines in a Blue Train luxury lounge car featuring windows of glass fused with gold dust.
Journey back in time with this collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers. These extraordinary odysseys over land and sea captivated audiences and gave them a glimpse into countries, cities and cultures like never before.
Tales include Robert Falcon Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition of 1910-13; Robert Byron's ten-month journey through Persia to Afghanistan in the early 30s; Jack London's 1907 sailing adventure across the south Pacific; and Teddy Roosevelt's scientific exploration of the Brazilian jungle's exotic flora and fauna.
Each author and their piece of writing is introduced by editor Mark Mackenzie, who gives context to the work and provides an insightful look into how travel has changed since they were originally published.
A Paperback Original From the incomparable John Baxter, award-winning author of the bestselling The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in spring, summer, fall, and winter.
A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick. - Newsday When the common people of France revolted in 1789, one of the first ways they chose to correct the excesses of the monarchy and the church was to rename the months of the year. Selected by poet and playwright Philippe-Francois-Nazaire Fabre, these new names reflected what took place at that season in the natural world; Fructidor was the month of fruit, Floreal that of flowers, while the winter wind (vent) dominated Ventose.
Though the names didn't stick, these seasonal rhythms of the year continue to define Parisians, as well as travelers to the city. As acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter himself recollects, My own arrival in France took place in Nivose, the month of snow, and continued in Pluviose, the season of rain. To someone coming from Los Angeles, where seasons barely existed, the shock was visceral. Struggling to adjust, I found reassurance in the literature, music, even the cuisine of my adoptive country, all of which marched to the inaudible drummer of the seasons.
Devoting a section of the book to each of Fabre's months, Baxter draws upon Paris's literary, cultural and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light, and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there.
A melange of history, travel reportage, and myth, of high culture and low, A Year in Paris is vintage John Baxter: a vicarious thrill ride for anyone who loves Paris.
While flowers might not be the first thing you think of when you picture New York City, the city offers access to some of the best blooms on the planet. A companion to the popular Paris in Bloom, New York in Bloom reveals a softer side of New York, showcasing extraordinary parks, gardens, flower markets, and the work of some of the world's best florists, alongside the city's iconic architecture. Stunning photography from Georgianna Lane takes readers on a floral tour of the city, juxtaposing floral beauty with the city's trademark energy and grit. Also including a detailed list of recommended venues to explore and a guide to the season's signature blooms, New York in Bloom is a beautiful gift for New York lovers and New Yorkers alike.
'Will I ever really belong to this country? As a Chinese Australian? As a non-Indigenous Australian?... I was 32 years old and barely knew the country of my birth. It was time to change that.'
What happens when a 32-year-old first-generation Australian woman decides to chuck in a dream job, pack a sleeping bag and tent, and hit the long, dusty road for six months?
Thirty-thousand kilometres later, Monica Tan has the answer, and it completely surprises her.
In mid-2016, Monica left Sydney, unsure of her place in Australia. As a Chinese Australian city slicker, she couldn't have felt more distant from powerful mythologies like the Digger, the Drover's Wife and Clancy of the Overflow. And more importantly, Monica wondered, how could she ever feel she truly belonged to a land that has been the spiritual domain of Indigenous Australians for over 60,000 years?
Stranger Country is the riveting account of the six months Monica drove and camped her way through some of Australia's most beautiful and remote landscapes. She shared meals, beers and conversations with miners, greynomads, artists, farmers, community workers and small business owners from across the nation: some Aboriginal, some white, some Asian, and even a few who managed to be all three. The result is an enthralling and entertaining celebration of the spirit of adventure, a thoughtful quest for understanding and a unique portrait of Australia and all it means to those who live here.
'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Packing up her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.
From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.
Nigel Barley travels to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia to live among the Torajan people, known for their spectacular buildings and elaborate ancestor cults. At last he is following his own advice to students, to do their anthropological fieldwork `somewhere where the inhabitants are beautiful, friendly, where you would like the food and there are nice flowers. With his customary wit and delight in the telling detail, he takes the reader deep into this complex but adaptable society.
The mutual warmth of his friendships allows Barley to reverse the habitual patterns of anthropology. He becomes host to four Torajan carvers in London, invited to build a traditional rice barn at the Museum of Mankind. The observer becomes the observed, and it is Barley's turn to explain the absurd complexities of an English city to his bemused but tolerant guests in a magnificent, self-critical finale.
When local contacts tipped off Nigel Barley that the Dowayo circumcision ceremony was about to take place, he immediately left London for the village in northern Cameroon where he had lived as a field anthropologist for 18 months. The Dowayos are a mountain people that perform their elaborate, fascinating and fearsome ceremony at six or seven year intervals. It was an opportunity that was too good to miss, a key moment to test the balance of tradition and modernity. Yet, like much else in this hilarious book, the circumcision ceremony was to prove frustratingly elusive.
This very failure, compounded by the plague of caterpillars of the book's title allows Nigel Barley to concentrate on everyday life in Dowayoland and the tattered remnants of an overripe French colonial legacy. Witchcraft fills the Cameroonian air; add an earnest German traveller showing explicit birth-control propaganda to the respectable Dowayos, an interest in the nipple-mutilating practices of highlanders, unanswered questions of the link between infertility and circumcision and you have the ingredients of a comic masterpiece. But beneath all the joy and shared laughter there is a skilful and wise reflection on the problems of different cultures ever understanding one another.
An Australian writer and a Mexican scientist fall in love reading great Latin American books aloud. But it takes a decade of journeys across the region, together and apart, for them to learn to read each other.
Requiem with Yellow Butterflies is a love story and travel memoir that unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of Latin America in the 2000s. It takes us on a 1200-kilometre question-mark shaped loop through the newly socialist republics of the 'pink tide,' to a requiem mass for Mexico's disappeared and eventually back to Australia.
Through evocative, unexpected pairings of southern hemisphere places and authors - Jose Maria Arguedas's Andes and Judith Wright's Cooloola coast, the Argentine pampa and the central Queensland brigalow country - the book explores distinct but parallel postcolonial literary traditions, the disordering state of love and the strangeness of coming home.
The result of 7 years travel and research by a single author, Australia Free 3 is the latest edition of Australia's best guide on fun travel in Australia on a budget. Other books simply show you where to rest up or camp: fully half of Australia Free's content is actually about making the best use of your time once you get there. Listed - with photographs - are hundreds of free-access swimming spots, waterfalls and beaches, hundreds of free-to-enter museums, hundreds of free-access walks and lookouts, hundreds of free-access parks, gardens and opportunities for wildlife interaction, plus over 1500 of the best free roadside rest areas and camping spots.
Perfect for old and young travellers alike, for those on the big round-Australia tour and those looking to make the most of their budget holidays and weekends away. Previous editions have become the treasured companion of thousands of travellers who wanted to have the best time they possibly could without spending the fortune that Australian travel is often associated with.
Lonely Planet's France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a cafe creme at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix and explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of France and begin your journey now!
Go beyond the facade of the palazzi and take a turn down the cobblestone side streets of Florence to discover vintage stores housing designer names, restaurants offering farm-to-table dishes and boutique hotels in 16th-century buildings. Lost in Florence is a comprehensive guide to the very best places to eat, drink, shop and explore in this magical city.
Author Nardia Plumridge shares not only Florence's highlights, but also unlocks some of its secrets, so in no time you'll be living like a local. Full day itineraries help you navigate the best of the city, and the daytrip section to nearby Siena, Cinque Terre and the Chianti wine region allows you to make the most of your trip. Experience the best of the city and a bit of la dolce vita with Lost in Florence.
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!
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Discover Switzerland with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - marvel at the iconic Matterhorn, explore the fascinating art galleries and museums of Basel or stroll around the historic town of Lausanne on Lake Geneva. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Switzerland covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing.
Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there Reasons to love Switzerland- natural wonders, rural traditions and world-class skiing - what will yours be? See Switzerland from a different angle - 14 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country A year-long calendar of events in Switzerland gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons Expert advice covers the practical stuff- get ready, get around and stay safe Over 10 detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the impressive Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Bern's masterpiece-filled Kunstmuseum and the enchanting Ch teau de Chillon Covers Bern, Mittlelland; Bernese Oberland and Valais; Geneva; Western Switzerland; Northern Switzerland; Z rich; Eastern Switzerland and Graub nden; and Central Switzerland and Ticino DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Switzerland is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.
About DK Eyewitness Travel- For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. Now they have a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Tour through the beautiful Proven al villages and landscapes of the Petit Luberon, take in the glamour of Cannes, enjoy a dish of bouillabaisse in Marseille, or go wine tasting at Ch teauneuf-du-Pape- everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Provence and the C te d'Azur with this indispensable travel guide.
Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Provence & the C te d'Azur- - Over 15 color maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need -Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Provence and the C te d'Azur designed for every interest and budget -Illustrations show the inside of icons such as Nice's Musee Matisse, the Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa, Gardens on the Cap Ferrat, well-preserved The tre Antique et Musee d'Orange in Vaucluse, and more -Color photographs of the area's bustling cities and pretty towns, Roman-inspired architecture, white-sand beaches, elegant ch teaux, beautiful landscapes, and more -Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover the Riviera and the Alpes Maritimes; the Var and the Iles d'Hy res; Bouches-du-Rh ne and N mes; Vaucluse; and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience- learn about the region's fascinating history and culture, famous artists and writers, local festivals, traditional food and drink, including its world-famous wines, striking landscapes and diverse wildlife, unique souvenirs, and more - Essential travel tips- our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus how to get around, useful phrases, and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Provence & the C te d'Azur is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Provence and the C te d'Azur.
DK Eyewitness- Silver award winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018.
No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one. -The Independent Exploring beyond Provence and the C te d'Azur? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide France.
About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries.
Admire the world-renowned collections at the Art Institute of Chicago; stroll down the Magnificent Mile; enjoy spectacular views from Willis Tower's Skydeck; or take a boat tour from Navy Pier. From top 10 film locations to the top 10 blues and jazz joints - discover the best of Chicago with this easy-to-use travel guide.
Inside Top 10 Chicago- - Seven easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week - Top 10 lists showcase Chicago's best attractions, covering the Field Museum; Navy Pier; John G. Shedd Aquarium; Lincoln Park Zoo; Millennium Park; and more - Free laminated pull-out map of Chicago, plus five detailed area maps in colour, marked with the top highlights and listings of the area - In-depth neighbourhood guides explore Chicago's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters, divided by area, make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips, including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transportation, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers the Loop; Near North; Northside; the South Loop; and Far South Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to Chicago? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Chicago.
About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries.
Marco Polo Pocket Guide Phuket: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips
Explore Phuket with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the island's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all that Phuket has to offer...
Phuket is a real pearl, one of the most attractive destinations in Southeast Asia. Whether you prefer peace or action, a stage show or natural beauty, this island world of the Andaman Sea has it all. It is never far to the nearest glorious beach and visitors are met with a friendly smile... This is Phuket!
Your Marco Polo Phuket Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into this wonderful island. Enjoy yoga on the beach, go tubing in the jungle or dine in a gourmet restaurant while watching classic films.
Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in' Phuket experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.
Sightseeing - all the top sights are organised by area so you can easily plan your trip.
Discovery Tours - specially tailored tours will get you to the heart of Phuket. You can experience all of Phuket's unique character with these inspirational itineraries.
Phuket in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Phuket includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the island to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.
Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!
Road Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.
Useful Thai phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by.
Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Phuket to show you around this wonderful island. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Phuket has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
The latest edition of the Coffs Harbour Port Macquarie and Surrounds touring map has been fully revised and updated and features:
A Regional touring map covering along the coast from Emerald Beach in the north and Elizabeth Beach in the south, Stroud Road in the east and Armidale in the west.
Maps and street indexes for Coffs Harbour, Forster-Tuncurry, Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Taree Cundletown.
Maps of Bellingen, Crescent Head, Dorrigo, Gloucester, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Sawtell, South West Rocks, Wauchope and Wingham. A list of touring attractions for the region.
With all this information contained in this handy fold out map this is an essential mapping tool for both the local or tourist alike.