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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Buenos Aires is the ultimate travel guide to the capital of Argentina. It guides you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and neighbourhoods. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best caf�s, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Argentina, with all the practical information you need for travelling around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health and outdoor activities.
Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Argentina.
(Equivalent printed page extent 104 pages).
Now available in ePub format.
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Northern Ireland has made headlines around the world for three decades. The province has become synonymous with conflict, terrorism and tortuous efforts to forge peace. But what is life there really like? In this enchanting and highly original book Martin Fletcher presents a portrait of Northern Ireland utterly at odds with its dire international image. He paints a compelling picture of a place caught in a time warp since the 1960s, of a land of mountains, lakes and rivers where customs, traditions and old-world charm survive, of an incredibly resourceful province that has given the world not just bombs and bullets but the Titanic, the tyre and the tractor, a dozen American presidents, two prime ministers of New Zealand and a Hindu god. He meets an intelligent, fun-loving, God-fearing people who may do terrible things to each other but who could not be more welcoming to outsiders. He describes a land of awful beauty, a battleground of good and evil, a province populated by saints and sinners that has yet to be rendered bland by the forces of modernity.
Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar mountains to the spectacular fjords of the Musandam peninsula and the dramatic dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Culturally, the country boasts a variety of absorbing sights, ranging from the traditional souks of Muscat, Nizwa, and Salalah to the atmospheric mudbrick towns and towering forts of the interior.
The new Rough Guide to Oman is the first in-depth guide to this fascinating country, complete with
detailed coverage of all sights, new state-of-the-art maps, and practical information including comprehensively road-tested information about driving and walking routes both on and off the beaten track.
The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Gal�pagos Islands is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of Ecuador's incomparable wildlife, vibrant indigenous cultures and awe-inspiring scenery �- from the Amazon rainforest to the heights of the Andes, via some glorious, laid-back beach resorts - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life.
Discover Ecuador's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best colonial cities, participating in ancient festivals, how to scale volcanoes and where to learn Spanish, straddle the Equator and swim with turtles, penguins, sea lions, and even sharks. The guide includes extensive coverage of the capital, Quito, and the Gal�pagos Islands, the world's premier wildlife destination. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Gal�pagos Islands.Now available in ePub format.
The Rough Guide to Southwest USA is the definitive handbook to the fabled desert wildernesses of the Wild West.
As well as step-by-step hiking and driving guides to spectacular national parks like Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon, it provides full coverage of the region's Native American heritage, from the ancient ruins of Canyon de Chelly and Mesa Verde, to the modern Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples. Its detailed, up-to-the-minute restaurant, bar, hotel and nightlife reviews, tailored to suit every budget, will help you make the most of the Southwest's cities too, whether you're cruising down Las Vegas's legendary Strip, or strolling the adobe-lined streets of Santa Fe. Colour photos, easy-to-read maps and suggested itineraries make it easy to plan your own tour of Western landmarks, such as Monument Valley, with its signature red-rock buttes, or Tombstone, where the OK Corral still rings to the sound of daily gunfights.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Southwest USA.
The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century - a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 6,000 miles on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse-thieves, and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and told him their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepe and forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several million livestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world.
Agatha Christie's personal memoir about her travels to Syria and Iraq in the 1930s with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan, where she worked on the digs and wrote some of her most evocative novels.
Most British travel writers head south for a destination that is hot, exotic, dangerous or all three. Harry Pearson chose to head in the opposite direction for a country which is damp, safe and of legendary banality: Belgium. But can any nation whose most famous monument is a statue of a small boy urinating really be that dull? Pearson lived there for several months, burying himself in the local culture. He drank many of the 800 different beers the Belgians produce; ate local delicacies such as kip kap (jellied pig cheeks) and a mighty tonnage of chicory and chips. In one restaurant the house speciality was 'Hare in the style of grandmother'. 'I didn't order it. I quite like hare, but had no wish to see one wearing zip-up boots and a blue beret.' A TALL MAN IN A LOW LAND commemorates strange events such as The Festival of Shrimps at Oostduinkerke and laments the passing of the Underpant Museum in Brussels. No reader will go away from A TALL MAN IN A LOW LAND without being able to name at least ten famous Belgians. Mixing evocative description and low-grade buffoonery Harry Pearson paints a portrait of Belgium that is more rounded than a Smurf after a night on the mussels.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Istanbul will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. 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. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Istanbul.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Istanbul - showing you what others only tell you.
Now available in PDF format.
The best New York has to offer, Pocket Rough Guide New York City is your essential guide to the cultural capital of the USA, with all the key sights, restaurants, shops and bars.
Whether you have an afternoon or a few days at your disposal, our itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of New York section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss, from MoMA's incredible modern art collection to towering skyscrapers like the Empire State.
Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guide's trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the places to eat, drink and dance, from the best Jewish delis to the city's most historic jazz clubs.
Make the most of your time with The Pocket Rough Guide to New York City.