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A Traveler's Greece: Exploring the History and Culture of Mainland Greece
This is not just another travel book. Nor is it your standard history book. It is a literary adventure that takes you exploring the history and culture that made Greece what it was and is. Call it history on the hoof, your personal discovery of a whole new kind of travel experience. Sit with Agamemnon in the palace chamber where he gathered his chiefs to plan the expedition against Troy. Stand on the knoll at Thermopylae where remnants of the Spartan three hundred were cut down by a storm of Per... more info>>
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50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America, 2nd Edition
Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women's travel for the growing number of women--young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed--who are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and and entice--and suit every occasion, mood, and pocketbook. From fun-filled weekends in New York, Quebec, and San Francisco to festive forays to Las V... more info>>
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A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan: An Australian Family in the Land of the Thunder Dragon
When novelist and former editor Bunty Avieson's husband found his work led him to India and the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Bunty decided to take her young baby and travel with him. This resulting travel narrative outlines the joys and horrors of travelling in the developing world with a small child.
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A Basketful of Snowflakes: One Mallorcan Spring
It's the peak of orange harvesting season at the Kerrs' little farm in the entrancing Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca, and the family are trying to relax into their new life on the sunny Spanish island. But it's also crunch time and, after an eventful first year, hard facts have to be faced. Will all the work they've invested in restoring their finca provide them with a decent living, or will their dream turn into a nightmare? Will Peter's new-found aptitude for manananess delay their home impr... more info>>
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A Traveler's Two Sicilies: Exploring the History and Culture of Southern Italy and Sicily
Travel at its best meets culture and its history first hand at street level on shoeleather. These Sicilian walks meet that criterion. Take this book in hand. Use it to enjoy a unique travel experience. Let it guide you through a region that for millennia lent primary impulses to world history while sorting out a destiny of its own. The Two Sicilies even today are a world apart in mood. Europe seems left behind. The feel of the place is that different. Imagine a cultural recipe that blends the fl... more info>>
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Adrift In China
This is not an objective account. How could it be, having consumed such a slice of my life? China is the third largest country in the world, holds nearly a quarter of the earth's population and claims a recorded history going back more than 3,000 years. Foreigners' reactions to China and its people veer from one extreme to the other, as if the gargantuan size of the place demands a sweeping response. This is understandable. Time is needed for such a big and complex country, and time is something... more info>>
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Alaska Highway Adventure Guide 4th edition
The far north was once a land feared by many, traveled by few. Now it's the kind of place people travel hundreds of miles to visit. This quiet sanctuary of quiet rivers and lakes that come in all shades of blue and green, is also home to some of the most unusual wildlife in the Americas--caribou, bison, whales, musk oxen. This is the most detailed guide to traveling the Alaska Highway, a road that is a feat of engineering in itself. The authors detail all the major towns along the way from Briti... more info>>
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Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time
How wide is the gulf in understanding between the West and the Muslim world? How real is the risk of nuclear war on the subcontinent? What will be the long term effects of the Afghan Wars? How widespread--and how justified--is resentment towards the US and the West? Ethan Casey examines these compelling questions while living, working and teaching in Lahore, Pakistan--a Muslim country on the frontline of the US-declared 'war on terror'.
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Autumn Rambles in New England
From Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" to the Berkshires of Massachusetts, from the Green Mountains of Vermont to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Hidden side-roads, hiking trails, shops, historic sites, festivals, quaint villages, cool streams, slect accommodations.
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Background Notes: Caribbean, January 2004
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, ... more info>>
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Background Notes: East Africa, June, 2006
Bureau of African Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and dem... more info>>
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Background Notes: East Asia, November, 2005
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal go... more info>>
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Background Notes: Eurasia, August, 2006
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land,... more info>>
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Background Notes: Pacific, July, 2006
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and princi... more info>>
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Background Notes: Southern Europe, October 2005
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Andorra, Cyprus, France, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and Turkey. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and demograp... more info>>
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Background Notes: West Africa, April, 2006
Bureau of African Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea--Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal governmen... more info>>
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Belgium - Culture Smart! !: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successfu... more info>>
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Berserk in the Antarctic: Sailing to the World's Most Uninhabitable Continent
Three men in a boat--as never seen before ... "This is suicide!" Manuel screamed frantically. So begins David Mercy's amazing true story of his journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After a year travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent he had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn't take him, and tourist cruises didn't appeal. Then he saw a little boat in the harbour, its name inscribed on... more info>>
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Bon Courage
A dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn set amidst thirteen acres of overgrown woodland and unkempt pasture might not be many people's vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet of the Limousin region of France is perfect. Tussles with French bureaucracy allied with fierce storms that wreak havoc on the property do little to dampen resolve as they immerse themselves in the calm of this quiet corner of Fra... more info>>
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Bonne Chance!--Building a Life in Rural France
Deep in the Limousin countryside, Richard Wiles bought his dream home. But little did he expect to be living full time in the dilapidated farmhouse while struggling to finish the conversion during the insect plagues of summer and the harsh blizzards of winter. Watched by his bemused neighbours, Richard also pursues his more unusual dreams of raising llamas, hot-air ballooning and marathon running whilst trying to keep the roof over his head. Told with unfailing humour and optimism, this is a uni... more info>>
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Botswana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successfu... more info>>
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Brazil: Life, Blood, Soul
"In Brazil the motto seems to be: if you've got it, flaunt it, and if you don't, flaunt it even more--" Brazil: an eclectic nation that evokes images of vibrant carnivals, crowded shanty towns and football on the beach. Shaped by its many cultures, the Portuguese, African, Native Indian and European communities have ensured the evolution of a colourful, diverse population. John Malathronas fell prey to Brazil's seductive allure in the early eighties, a fascination that continues to this day. His... more info>>
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Britain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successfu... more info>>
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China - Culture Smart!
The spectacular Beijing Olympics of 2008 signalled China�s arrival as a superpower on the world stage. The global economic crisis that followed in 2008�9 saw it become banker to the West, poised to eclipse the United States. This new edition of Kathy Flower�s bestselling Culture Smart! China has been revised and updated by the author to take on board the transformation in China�s fortunes and the changing face of Chinese society. As China flexes its economic and political muscle abroa... more info>>
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Cruising the Eastern Caribbean: A Guide to the Ships & Ports of Call
A guide that is about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. The book offers an ideal mix of practical travel info along with activities. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information--history, culture, geography and climate--gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites a... more info>>
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