Beautiful, vibrant, exuberant and welcoming, Brazil is truly a country to explore. From the miles of pristine and often deserted beaches along the coast to the mighty virgin forest of the Amazon, from the charm of cobbled colonial towns to the urban excitement of its busy metropolises, this guidebook will help you make the most of your visit to this magnificent country.
* Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the country, including carnivals, wildlife and waterfalls
* Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from birdwatching in the rainforest to unforgettable beaches
* Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
* Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
* Full-colour planning section to inspire you and help you find the best experiences
From the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro to the powerful, tumbling waters of Iguacu Falls, Footprint's fully updated 9th edition will help you navigate this diverse destination.
Perfect for a weekend break in any season, Budapest is a destination that offers an abundance of attractions, cultural, historical and natural, whether it's snowing or the sun is shining. Insight Guide Explore Budapest is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 12 easy-to-follow routes around the city, from the vast views of the Buda Hills to the grandeur of the Palace District. Inside Explore Budapest:Discover the appeal of the Hungarian capital, from the historical Freedom Square and the lavishly decorated Opera House to the relaxing bath and spa facilities found throughout the city.Experience classic Budapest: Visit Buda castle, exploring the delights of Central Market Hall and stroll over the Chain Bridge to the other side of the city. Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Budapest's traditional cuisine, natural hot spring baths, extraordinary buildings and key historical dates. Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets. Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures the beauty of this picturesque capital city.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guidebooks and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
Part of the trilogy of memoirs that inspired the television show The Durrells in Corfu: A naturalist’s adventures with animals—and humans—on a Greek island. When his family moved to a Greek island, young naturalist Gerald Durrell was able to indulge his passion for wildlife of all sorts as he discovered the new world around him—and the creatures and people who inhabited it. Indeed, Durrell’s years growing up on Corfu would inspire the rest of his life. In addition to his tales of wild animals, Durrell recounts stories about his even wilder family—including his widowed mother, Louisa, and elder siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo—with undeniable wit and humor. The final chapter in Durrell’s reflections on his family’s time in Greece before the start of World War II, The Garden of the Gods is a fascinating look at the childhood of a naturalist who was ahead of his time. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
This book is an amalgamation of two Korea Through Photographs volumes: From Seoul to Jeju and From the DMZ to Daegu. As noted in the other two volumes, South Korea is worth a stop on any traveler’s itinerary and can provide a varied range of adventures within a short time and on a very small budget. This book contains hundreds of images from journeys spanning several months through the following locations: the cities of Seoul, Busan and Daejeon, and the provinces of Chungcheongbuk/nam-do, Gangwon-do, Jeollanam-do, Jeju-do, the DMZ, Everland amusement park and the Korean Folk Village (in the province of Gyeonggi) and the cities of Andong, Gyeongju and Pohang (in North Gyeongsang province) and a special chapter on the city of Daegu. From old temples and burial mounds, to skincare shops and central business districts, traditional markets and historical attractions, everything from scenery, architecture, food, people and consumer goods are shown in hundreds of beautiful photographs.
This coffee table book for adults and children is a wonderful collection of high-quality images produced by a series of professional photographers. Please note that this book contains no text, information or facts only an unique selection of medium sized images that portray the subject.
Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End.
This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of walking through San Francisco's sublime terrain, while at the same time tying that experience to a history as rollicking and unpredictable as the city herself. From her absurd beginnings as the most distant and moth-eaten outpost of the world's most extensive empire, to her instantaneous fame during the Gold Rush, from her apocalyptic destruction by earthquake and fire to her perennial embrace of rebels, dreamers, hedonists and misfits of all stripes, the City by the Bay has always followed a trajectory as wildly independent as the untrammeled natural forces that created her.
This ambitious, eclectic, and beautifully written book draws on everything from on-the-ground reporting to obscure academic papers to the author's 40-year life in San Francisco to create a rich and insightful portrait of a magical corner of the world. Complete with hand-drawn maps ofthe 49locations, this handsome package will sit comfortably on the short shelf of enduring books about places, alongside E. B. White's Here is New York, Jose Saramago's Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City.
Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the sea gypsy” Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining an Inuit whale hunt at the northern tip of Canada, Griffiths takes readers on an adventure both charted and un-chartable. She divides her meditations on these travels into sections named after the ancient elemental properties of the universeEarth, Air, Fire, Ice, and Waterbecause her subject matter is not merely the places traveled to but the depths of mind and the cultural narratives revealed by place. It is a universal story told of far-flung groups of humans, with vastly different ways of life, connected through the varied wilderness that sustains them. By describing the ways in which human societies and the human mind have developed in response to the wilder elements of our homelands, Savage Grace reveals itself as a benediction for the emotional, intellectual, and physical nourishment that people continue to draw from the natural world. Under the sway of Griffiths’ charisma, her poetic prose, and her deeply learned and persuasive case for the wild roots of our shared human being, we learn that we are all, each and every one of us, a force of nature.
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