Poland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

The adjustments in Polish lifestyles, tradition, economics, and improvement were amazing. And the speed of swap indicates little signal of abating. via twenty-five years of post-Communist transformation and ten years as a member of the eu Union, a few Polish towns, like Warsaw, Kraków, Poznan, and Wroclaw, have skilled an financial renaissance thank you mostly to direct international funding, european money, and an inflow of visitors. a lot of the nation-state, and towns like Lódz and Lublin, besides the fact that, are shadows in their former selves. The mass emigration of Polish staff following ecu integration has had as major an impact on Poland because it has at the vacation spot international locations, reminiscent of the united kingdom. regardless of a situation of self assurance within the country’s course, a swing towards political populism, and the tragic dying of the Polish president within the Smolensk catastrophe of 2010, Poland is the single ecu member to not have suffered monetary contraction within the years following the 2007–08 worldwide monetary drawback. That Poland keeps to boost in progress and impression is a testomony to the mythical Polish get to the bottom of within the face of adversity. This new, up to date variation of Culture shrewdpermanent! Poland provides viewers with an perception into daily life in today’s Poland. From the country’s wealthy and tragic historical past to the expansion of a latest financial system, from the country rural geographical region to the Warsaw hipster scene, the reader will achieve an appreciation of Polish tradition a lot deeper than that to be present in traditional trip guides.

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Indonesia Travel Atlas: Indonesia's Most Up-to-date Travel Atlas

By Periplus Editors

Discovering your manner round the a variety of areas of Indonesia is a breeze with this convenient Tuttle trip Atlas. Designed for the adventurous tourist and containing all of the maps you'll want in your explorations, this atlas contains many perspectives which are on hand nowhere else.
This Atlas is very easily divided into the foremost areas of Indonesia: Jakarta, West Java, imperative Java, East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. all the one hundred forty four maps during this atlas is gifted in a logical, easy-to-follow demeanour, with emphasis at the such a lot frequently-visited components. All towns, cities, villages, locations of curiosity and nature reserves are listed for fast reference.
Comprehensive: specified insets of significant towns, commute locations and enterprise hubs in Indonesia
Informative: detailed destinations of all renowned attractions, lodges, eating places, temples, purchasing department stores and different crucial locations.
Practical: The convenient dimension, well-designed key maps and accomplished index assist you locate locations you're looking for quickly.
Reliable: The maps during this atlas are completely researched and often up to date by way of the major writer of Asia Pacific maps.

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The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

What you want to understand sooner than you hit the trails

Whether you're backpacking for the 1st time or a veteran follower of the paths, this greatly useful consultant contains every thing you must understand, from crucial ideas similar to map and compass paintings to the abilities wanted for extra distant wasteland trips. The Backpacker's Handbook additionally provides the newest details on equipment. you can find the final word on:

  • How to decide on packs and footwear―and be certain they healthy
  • What garments to tackle the path
  • Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and different equipment
  • GPS, cellphones, and different digital units
  • And even more

Reviews from prior editions
"The latest and entire advisor to gear and strategy on hand anywhere."
--Backpack (UK)
"A transparent and finished primer on backpacking equipment. Townsend's wisdom is immense."
"Belongs in each bookcase facing outdoors subject matters. . . . Chockablock packed with beneficial, functional, common sense information. . . . for those who tramp the outside, get this book."
Maine Sportsman
"For these deliberating taking a backpack trip, The Backpacker's Handbook is needed reading."
Daily neighborhood News (West Chester, PA)

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The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir

By Nikki Moustaki

"This could be the most unusual cross-species love tale i have ever learn. half travelogue, half restoration memoir, and a hundred percent compelling." -Gwen Cooper, writer of the New York Times bestselling Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless pussycat story, or How I realized approximately Love and lifestyles with a Blind ask yourself Cat

"[An] epiphany-provoking gem of a narrative, skillfully crafted, vibrant and wealthy with feeling." -Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and writer of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

"A attractive, extraordinary memoir from a lady who really is aware and appreciates birds . . . a charming, heart-warming story and a pleasant, inspiring read." -Joanna Burger, writer of The Parrot Who Owns Me: the tale of a Relationship

Nikki Moustaki grew up in Eighties Miami, the single baby of folks who labored, performed, and traveled for luxurious activities vehicle dealerships. At domestic, her doting grandmother cooked for and fed her, however it was once her grandfather-an evening-gown fashion designer, riveting storyteller, and fowl expert-who was once her mentor and dearest companion.

Like her grandfather, Nikki fell difficult for birds. "Birds stuffed my childhood," she writes, "as blue stuffed the sky." Her grandfather confirmed her how you can hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and deal with child birds. He gave her a white dove to unlock for good fortune on every one birthday. And he suggested her to, sometime, stopover at the chook marketplace of Paris.

But by the point Nikki graduated from collage and moved to manhattan urban, she was once succumbing to an alcohol dependancy and was once more and more not able to take care of her flock. whilst her grandfather died, guilt-ridden Nikki drank much more. In a last-ditch attempt to honor her grandfather, she flew to France hoping to go to the chicken marketplace of Paris to liberate a white dove. And there, whatever unbelievable occurred that kept Nikki's life.

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Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics (Vintage Departures)

By Alexander Frater

Alexander Frater was once born to a relations of Scottish expatriates at the tiny island of Irikiki within the South Seas. Following his desires of being a author, Frater left domestic, however the name of the tropics forced him to come back many times. sign up for him as he dines with the Queen of Tonga; makes his manner via civil wars; visits the spots the place browsing and bungee leaping originated; and expresses his love for the area the place he's straight away a vacationer, explorer, adventurer, and local son. From Tahiti to Thailand, Mexico to Mozambique, Frater offers us a richly defined, without end impressive photograph of this varied, feverish, languorously attractive global.

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San Francisco & Northern California. (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

The uniquely visible "DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant San Francisco & Northern California" is your indispensible consultant to this fascinating zone. This absolutely up to date consultant comprises distinct cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of all of the must-see websites, plus street-by-street maps of the entire significant towns and cities. it is also choked with images and illustrations best you directly to the simplest points of interest in San Francisco and northerly California, together with citadel Mason and the Yerba Buena Gardens. "DK's Eyewitness go back and forth advisor San Francisco & Northern California" may also help you find the world region-by-region; from jogging the Golden Gate Bridge to crusing out to stoic Alcatraz, exploring Lake Tahoe to experiencing the delights of a few of the richest wine areas on the earth. distinctive listings will consultant you to the simplest resorts, eating places, bars and outlets for all budgets, when certain functional details may help you to get round, no matter if by means of teach, automobile or ferry. "DK Eyewitness commute advisor San Francisco & Northern California" - exhibiting you what others basically inform you.

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While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal

By Elizabeth Enslin

Love and marriage introduced American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a global she by no means deliberate to make her personal: a lifestyles between Brahman in-laws in a distant village within the plains of Nepal. As she confronted the demanding situations of married lifestyles, start, and childrearing in a international tradition, she found as a lot approximately human resilience, and the skill for braveness, as she did approximately herself.

While the Gods have been slumbering: A trip via Love and uprising in Nepal tells a compelling tale of a lady remodeled in intimate and unforeseen methods. Set opposed to the backdrop of accelerating political turmoil in Nepal, Enslin’s tale takes us deep into the lives of neighborhood ladies as they declare their rightful position in society—and make their voices heard.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Heidi Schneider

Best effortless Day Hikes Mount Rainier nationwide Park comprises concise descriptions and targeted maps for thirty easy-to-follow trails, from effortless low elevation loops to a little bit tougher scenic routes via Mount Rainier. Get a close-up panoramic view of Nisqually Glacier at the well known Skyline path; get pleasure from Emmons Glacier, the most important glacier within the contiguous usa or strength throughout the hilly Rampart Ridge for unobstructed perspectives of Mount Rainier.
Look within for:
• Casual hikes to full-day adventures
• After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes
• Hikes for everybody, together with families
• Mile-by-mile instructions and transparent path maps
• GPS coordinates

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Washington Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)

Washington Off the overwhelmed Path positive aspects the things travelers and locals want to determine and experience––if in simple terms they knew approximately them. From the simplest in neighborhood eating to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden sights, distinctive unearths, and weird locales, Washington Off the crushed Path takes the reader down the street much less traveled and divulges a side of Washington that different guidebooks simply do not offer.

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