Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India

By Rory Maclean

Within the Sixties thousands of younger westerners, encouraged by means of Kerouac and the Beatles, blazed the 'hippie trail' overland from Istanbul to Kathmandu looking for event, enlightenment and a bit affordable dope. because the summer time of affection the international locations that provided loads to those dreamers have faced the complete strength of modernity, remodeled from worlds of western fable to political minefields. via a panorama of breathtaking good looks Rory MacLean retraces the trail of the as soon as well-worn path from Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan to Pakistan, India to Nepal, assembly path veterans and locals on his approach, and relives wide-eyed adventures as he witnesses an international of amazing and terrifying transformation.

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Frommer's Guatemala (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By Eliot Greenspan

  • Our writer, an established resident of relevant the US, hits all of the highlights, from Lake Atitlán to the Pacific coast. he is looked at all of Guatemala's attention-grabbing areas, has visited the simplest inns and eating places in individual, and provides authoritative, candid experiences to help you locate the alternatives that fit your tastes and budget.
  • You'll additionally get up to the moment assurance of procuring and nightlife; in-depth assurance of Maya archeological websites; large information regarding outside actions and hard-to-reach common parts; and recommendation on making plans country-wide itineraries.
  • Frommer's Guatemala comprises numerous pages of exact, precise maps, in addition to all the details you must plan a winning trip.

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A Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai and Kickboxing

By Jody Houton

A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted yet perceptive examine one of many world's so much visited international locations from the point of view of a tender international resident.

More than simply a Thai commute consultant, it deals a concise yet insightful tackle Thailand for travelers, expats, would-be expats, and others—anyone, actually, with an curiosity in traveling or studying in regards to the Land of Smiles.

Packed with brief articles observed by means of sidebar tales and interviews and evocative colour pictures, the writer paints a bright and revealing photograph of a rustic outfitted on a deep reverence for kingdom, faith and monarchy, but with its personal certain, individualistic standpoint.

Subjects variety from the touchstones of Thai tradition and background, resembling its politics and economic climate, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on conventional Thai layout and craftsmanship, together with its hugely acclaimed structure and high quality silk textiles. There also are chapters at the globally well known Thai meals and leisure like kickboxing and cabaret. Chapters at the Thai personality and cultural do's and don'ts will enable the reader to move past the Thai smile.

For viewers to the rustic, the writer contains his most sensible ten issues to work out and do primarily vacationer locations in addition to an account of the most fairs and tips about getting round.

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Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

By Sam Howe Verhovek

The attractive tale of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to layout a secure and profitable passenger jet.

In Jet Age, journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the appearance of the 1st new release of jet airliners and the folk who designed, equipped, and flew them. the trail to jet shuttle was once triumphal and amazingly rapid-less than fifty years after the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, nice Britain led the realm with the 1st advertisement jet aircraft carrier. but the pioneering British Comet was once cursed with a sad, mysterious flaw, and an upstart Seattle corporation positioned a brand new competitor within the sky: the Boeing 707 Jet Stratoliner. Jet Age vividly recreates the race among countries, international airways, and rival groups of magnificent engineers for bragging rights to the 1st jet provider around the Atlantic Ocean in 1958.

on the heart of this tale are nice minds and brave souls, together with Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, who spearheaded the improvement of the Comet, at the same time of his sons misplaced their lives flying prior types of his plane; Sir Arnold corridor, the bright British aerodynamicist tasked with uncovering the Comet's deadly flaw; invoice Allen, Boeing's deceptively mild-mannered president; and Alvin "Tex" Johnston, Boeing's swashbuckling yet supremely expert try pilot. the extreme airplanes themselves become characters within the drama. because the Comet and the Boeing 707 pass head-to-head, flying two times as quick and excessive because the propeller planes that preceded them, the ebook captures the electrifying spirit of an period: the Jet Age.

within the spirit of Stephen Ambrose's Nothing love it within the World, Verhovek's Jet Age deals a stunning rendering of a thrilling age and engaging know-how that completely replaced our perception of distance and time, of a triumph of engineering and layout, and of an organization that took a tremendous gamble and gained.

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The Enchanted April

A recipe for happiness: 4 ladies, one medieval Italian fortress, lots of wisteria, and solitude as needed.

The girls on the heart of The Enchanted April are alike purely of their dissatisfaction with their daily lives. They locate each one other—and the fortress in their dreams—through a labeled advert in a London newspaper one wet February afternoon. the women count on a delightful vacation, yet they don’t count on that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their actual natures and reacquaint them with pleasure. Now, if an analogous transformation should be labored on their husbands and enthusiasts, the appeal should be complete.

The Enchanted April was once a best-seller in either England and the U.S., the place it was once a Book-of-the-Month membership choice, and trigger a craze for tourism to Portofino. extra lately, the unconventional has been the muse for an important movie and a Broadway play.

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The Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them (General Reference)

By Lonely Planet

Find the easiest factor to do each day of the 12 months, from one-day occasions like India's Holi competition or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal occasions like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like finishing the journey de Mont Blanc. This vivid, useful and addictive e-book covers the 365 most sensible fairs, exercises, adventures and traditional phenomena.

For an individual trying to find proposal for the place to move whilst, Best position to be Today deals a wealth of rules, inspiring pictures, and dates galore.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top trip consultant writer with guidebooks to each vacation spot in the world, in addition to an award-winning web site, a collection of cellular and electronic shuttle items, and a committed tourist neighborhood. Lonely Planet's venture is to permit curious guests to adventure the area and to actually get to the center of the locations they locate themselves in.

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'Lonely Planet courses are, without problems, like no other.' - long island Times

'Lonely Planet. it is on everyone's bookshelves; it truly is in each traveller's palms. it really is on cellphones. it really is on the net. it is far and wide, and it really is telling complete generations of individuals the best way to trip the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Coasting: A Private Voyage

By Jonathan Raban

Positioned Jonathan Raban on a ship and the consequences might be interesting, and not extra so than whilst he’s crusing round the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his local England. during this acutely perceived and fantastically written ebook, the bestselling writer of Bad Land turns that voyage–which coincided with the Falklands warfare of 1982-into an celebration for meditations on his kingdom, his adolescence, and the elusive concept of domestic.

Whether he’s talking to bored tax exiles at the Isle of guy, wrestling down a mainsail in the course of a colossal gale, or crashing a Scottish condo social gathering the place the kilted visitors develop into american citizens, Raban is alert to the slightest nuance of which means. you could learn Coasting for his distinct naturalistic descriptions or his mordant reviews at the new England, the place the important seems the promoting of Englishness. yet one constantly reads it with excitement.

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The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

By Andrew McCarthy

“A soulful and looking out e-book. brilliant and elegant…McCarthy’s prose shines with intelligence and intimacy. One feels pulled along…the booklet gaining momentum and that means web page via web page” (Cheryl Strayed, The long island occasions publication Review).

WITH soaking up HONESTY AND AN IRREPRESSIBLE style for experience, award-winning shuttle author and actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply own trip performed out amid a number of the world’s so much evocative locales. not able to decide to his fiancée of approximately 4 years—and without transparent realizing of what’s retaining him again— McCarthy unearths himself at a crossroads, suffering from doubts that experience clung to him for an entire life. although he ventures from the treacherous slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro to an Amazonian riverboat and the dense Costa Rican rain forests, McCarthy’s genuine trip is likely one of the spirit. Disarmingly likable, McCarthy isn’t afraid to reveal his soul at the web page, and what emerges is an intimate memoir of self-discovery and an unforgettable love music to the girl who will be his spouse.

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Our World Tour: A Photographic Journey Around the Earth

By Mario Dirks

Designed to motivate international tourists and photographers alike, this booklet takes you on a trip worldwide in the course of the eyes of photographer Mario Dirks. within the fall of 2011, digital camera and lens producer Sigma despatched Mario on a yearlong experience to photo the main appealing areas in the world. As Sigma's global Scout, he spent 50 weeks vacationing a complete of seventy seven towns, forty eight nations, and six continents. He took one zero one flights and traveled 2,500 miles taking walks. the results of his journey is a suite of 347 outstanding pictures showcasing attention-grabbing locations and scenic destinations from worldwide.

With this wealth of pictures and stories, Mario Dirks has created a various picture of our earth. the photographs during this e-book express international points of interest just like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Petra, the Grand Canyon, and Ayers Rock, in addition to architectural masterpieces, designated average landscapes, and images of individuals and animals.

Mario's photos are followed by way of anecdotes from his travels, making this booklet a visible delicacy not just for touring photographers, yet for an individual drawn to viewing eye-catching photos from worldwide. include the writer on a trip to the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia; immerse your self within the colourful and interesting number of our international; and event what nice go back and forth images is made of.

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Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's best go back and forth consultant publisher

Lonely Planet Washington, DC is your passport to the main correct, up to date recommendation on what to work out and bypass, and what hidden discoveries anticipate you. Spend hours below the spell of the Smithsonian Institution's many museums, see the monuments and memorials lit up at evening, or store alongside historical Georgetown's cobbled lanes; all along with your depended on commute spouse. Get to the guts of Washington, DC and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet Washington, DC go back and forth Guide:

  • Full-color maps and pictures all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to avoid wasting money and time and get round like a neighborhood, heading off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web pages, transit guidance, costs
  • Honest stories for all budgets - consuming, slumbering, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, hidden gem stones that the majority guidebooks leave out
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra lucrative shuttle event - together with historical past, politics, arts, media, structure, activities, food, leisure, and extra.
  • Free, handy pull-out Washington, DC map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour local maps
  • Covers nationwide Mall, Foggy backside, the White condominium, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Adams-Morgan, U highway, Columbia Heights, Southeast, Northeast, Northwest, Northern Virginia, and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Washington, DC, our so much finished advisor to Washington, DC is ideal for either exploring most sensible attractions and taking roads much less traveled.

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Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's major go back and forth media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a devoted vacationer neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious tourists to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations within which they locate themselves.

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