Welcome to this compendium of interesting, unexpected and downright bizarre geographical anomalies that are guaranteed to delight and inspire. The world is full of little-known facts that have sometimes been a source of diplomatic or military struggle. Many still exist under the radar now to be revealed by this entertaining treasure trove.
Discover hundreds of ideas for your next trip and begin to plan it with Lonely Planet's Trip Builder. With extensive coverage of regions across the world, there's something to appeal to all ages and interests. Featured itineraries include inspirational photography, maps, stop-by-stop listings, travel connection details and suggested extensions.
The perfect companion to Peter May's million-selling Lewis trilogy, and a photographic journey through the Hebridean Islands
Lonely Planet's Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the piazzas, feel the history at the Roman Forum, and gaze in wonder at the Sistine Chapel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rome and begin your journey now!
A fresh approach to visiting the "city of love".
Illustrator Cierra Block shares 50 maps showing the best places that London has to offer, whether it's the food or history, culture, shopping, beautiful buildings or gardens.
That they might be capable of making music in such a hostile landscape feels like a miracle.
The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an absorbing story about a piano hunt - a quixotic quest through two centuries of Russian history and eight time zones stretching across an eleventh of the world's land surface.
In March 2022, Michael Palin travelled the length of the River Tigris through Iraq to get a sense of what life is like in a region of the world that once formed the cradle of civilisation, but that in recent times has witnessed turmoil and appalling bloodshed. In the journal he kept during his trip he describes the war-ravaged city of Mosul and the children he encounters growing up amid its ruins. He contemplates the graffiti-strewn ruins of Saddam Hussein's former palaces, and he notes the constant presence of armed guards. But there are patches of light amid the dark: boisterous New Year celebrations in Akre, the friendliness of generals and colonels at 'Checkpoint Cheerful', and public poetry readings in Baghdad. People getting on with their lives.
At the same time, Michael charts the course of one of the great rivers of the world, showing how the water that gave life to such ancient settlements as Babylon and Ur is now becoming a scarce and hotly contested resource. And he considers the role that Iraq's other great natural resource - oil - plays in both providing wealth and threatening political stability.
Illustrated throughout with colour photographs taken on the trip, and permeated with his warmth and humour, this is a vivid and varied portrait of a complex country.
A photography book that is a vital accompaniment to the many fans of Hilary Mantel's bestselling Wolf Hall Trilogy
Un guide rédigé par des auteurs qui habitent Paris depuis des années et en connaissent tous les secrets.
Des pages thématiques et des suggestions de balades pour élaborer sa propre feuille de route en fonction de ses goûts et de ses envies.
Chaque chapitre de quartier est organisé autour d'expériences pour sortir des sentiers battus, découvrir les sites incontournables de manière originale, changer sa manière de voyager : découvrir les plus belles représentations de l'amour au Louvre, passer une nuit à Pigalle, partir sur les traces du fantôme de l'opéra Garnier, prendre un café dans les jardins du Palais Royal, danser le long de la Petite Ceinture, faire ses courses dans les magasins de la Goutte d'Or ou au marché d'Aligre, se balader à Ménilmontant dans les pas d'Édith Piaf, déguster une pâtisserie d'Europe centrale dans la rue des Roziers...
Des pages magazine écrites par des experts sur le palais du Louvre vu de l'extérieur, les figures féminines de Montmartre, la culture africaine à Paris, le quartier multiculturel de Belleville, la place de la Bastille à travers le temps...
Des suggestions d'excursions : Versailles, la forêt et le château de Fontainebleau...
De nombreuses cartes simplifiées pour se localiser en un coup d'oeil et un plan détachable de la ville.
Idéal pour une utlisation quotidienne ou lors d'un séjour, le plan MICHELIN Paris et banlieue par arrondissement est destiné à ceux qui souhaitent se repérer dans la capitale et ses alentours. Retrouvez les 30 communes limitrophes de Paris classées par ordre alphabétique. Pour compléter l'information : rues piétonnes, sens uniques, stations Vélib', renseignements pratiques, transports en commun et index des rues. Avec le plan MICHELIN Paris et banlieue par arrondissement, ne perdez plus votre chemin dans et à l'extérieur de la capitale !
IN THIS VOLUME, Catherine Dunne, Colum McCann, Mark O'Connell, and Sara Baume, among other Irish writers tell of a country striving to stay a step ahead of time.
A new title from the author/illustrator of the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey to the City of Angels that is sure to delight and inspire tourists and armchair travelers alike.
A vivid new translation of a Bengali classic -- Syed Mujtaba Ali's account of his travels in 1920s Afghanistan.
Bursting with beautiful photography, this alternative bucket list takes some of the world's best-known sights, experiences and destinations - everything from over-visited national parks to crowded museums - and reveals more than 100 fascinating alternatives.
Planning a trip to Rome's Colosseum? Why not try the ancient amphitheatre in Nimes instead. A visit to the Grand Canyon is on everyone's bucket list - but how about adding Namibia's spectacular Fish River Canyon to yours? And while Japan's cherry blossoms are hard to beat, the seasonal display of hydrangeas in the Azores is just as beautiful.
Featuring expert advice and practical tips, Go Here Instead will open your eyes to a wealth of new, and more sustainable, travel ideas. We've organized the book by types of trip, so whether you're a wannabe art critic, an outdoor adventurer or you're into your history, this epic bucket list has an alternative adventure for you. So, why not give Machu Picchu a break and travel beyond the crowds. Go Here Instead: The Alternative Travel List is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
Inside Go Here Instead: The Alternative Travel List you will find:
- 100 entries each focusing on an alternative to a well-known destination/sight/experience
- Stunning photography throughout with colour-coded maps and chapters
- Stylized locator maps pinpointing the alternative sights, experiences and destinations.
- A beautifully designed gift book that showcases inspiring alternatives to the world's most popular sights, experiences and destinations
- Covers: Architectural and Historical Sights, Festivals and Parties, Great Journeys, Architectural Marvels, Natural Wonders, Art and Culture and Cities
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One woman's around-the-world adventure, and an exploration of borders, freedoms and womanhood.
The Road to Wigan Pier for the 21st Century.
533 days in the life of a great writer, reflecting on his immediate surroundings on the island of Menorca, on literature, global affairs and his place in the universe.
Un guide d'#instavisite de Paris pour découvrir et photographier les lieux les plus instagrammables de la capitale.
L'instagrammeuse Didineta révèle ses meilleurs spots et compile tous ses tips pour prendre les plus beaux clichés de la capitale. Chaque lieu, indiqué par des coordonnées GPS, fait l'objet d'un descriptif et de conseils pratiques (saison, lumière, cadrage, composition) pour mieux en capter la magie.
A #instavisit guide to Paris for discovering and photographing the French capital's most instagrammable spots Instagrammer Didineta reveals her top spots and terrific tips on taking the most stunning shots of Paris. Each place can be located thanks to GPS coordinates and is accompanied by a description and practical pointers (season, light, framing, composition) on capturing its magic.
A Parisian by predilection and a fan of architecture, Amandine Goetz is a Social Media Manager and runs the Instagram account @didineta (10.3 K subscribers).
An expert guide to the highlights and unexpected treasures of British collections.
If you find yourself in Hull, Cork or Dundee, what paintings should you go and look at? Many masterpieces are waiting for you around the British Isles, sometimes neglected, in our galleries and museums. Here, the distinguished broadcaster and critic Christopher Lloyd identifies over 265 masterpieces in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, from the National Gallery to The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. Some are acknowledged greats, others are surprising and quirky: all are richly rewarding. All the paintings are the personal selection of Lloyd who has come across and enjoyed or admired them in public collections during the course of his career. His purpose throughout is to encourage others to visit the same places and experience the same pleasures. For tourists, this book offers a treasure trail; for the art lover, a knowledgeable companion; for all, an expert guide to the highlights of British collections.