Born in Kuwait to Palestinian refugee parents, a chance meeting led Mostafa Salameh first to London and then to Edinburgh, where he partied to excess, despite having little money. Islam played almost no part in his thinking. Yet it was in Edinburgh that Mostafa had a dream – a profoundly religious experience that would see him renew his faith and change the course of his entire life.
One night, Mostafa dreamt that he was standing at the highest point in the world reciting the call to prayer. Despite having no prior mountaineering experience or training, he was inspired to follow his vision and climb Mount Everest. He failed to summit twice before finally reaching the top in 2008 – going on to become the first Jordanian ever to reach the North Pole, and to scale the 'Seven Summits'. In 2016 he reached the South Pole, the first Muslim ever to have done so.
Yet exploring is only half the story. Now a devout Muslim, Mostafa is committed to spreading the message of tolerant Islam. A motivational speaker and activist, he is working to turn Arab youth away from radicalisation. Through climbing, he has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. At a time when positive images
of Islam can seem few and far between, Dreams of a Refugee tells Mostafa's remarkable story, one of extraordinary faith and positivity. His message for our sceptical times is simple: that each of us has an Everest inside us, which we all can summit if only we dare to dream.
This audio book has been designed to be listened to on the spot, in front of Paris' monuments or sites of interest. This will enrich your visit experience. They can also be listened to again after your visit, or at any other time, to better know the monuments you like.
Each chapter of this book tells the story and architecture of a site, in a short format of a few minutes. Refer to the title of the chapter for the name of the monument.
Desticity will allow you to discover essential information on the history, architecture and cultural anecdotes of Paris' monuments, sites and tourist districts.
Your imagination will be stimulated by an immersion in the history of what you admire. These moments of visit are to be shared with family and friends.
Plug in your headphones and open your eyes wide... Enjoy your visit with Desticity!
Lee Gutkind’s memoir of motorcycling, and an ode to the solitude, independence, and exhilaration of the open roadFew things loom as large in our imaginations as the idea of a cross-country trip, exposed to the elements and open to whatever challenges lie around the bend. In the early 1970s, looking to experience and explain the allure of the road trip, Lee Gutkind embarked on a long motorcycle road trip, documenting the misadventures and magic that he found along the way. He writes of the men whose journeys continue to resonate, from Lawrence of Arabia to the Hell’s Angels. He explores the appeal of the motorcycle—his vehicle of choice—and its historically loaded place in the American imagination. And he revels in the country’s diverse and striking landscapes, as seen while moving through woods, plains, mountains, and deserts.An inspiring and evocative tribute to the power of the journey, Bike Fever is a classic rendering of the unique freedom wrought by a motorcycle and a long highway.
This history and battlefield guide is an essential reference for anyone visiting the sites of Wellington’s war with Napoleon in Spain and Portugal.Wellington's Peninsular War provides a concise and comprehensive account of the battlefields as they exist today, with historic context and practical details to help readers find and explore them. The Peninsular War of 1808 to 1841 was a major part of the twenty-year struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte’s imperial ambitions. Military historian Julian Paget presents a balanced picture of the conflict, covering the Duke of Wellington’s campaigns as well as the crucially important efforts of the Spanish and Portuguese. Paget begins with an overview of the war and its background, followed by a complete year-by-year account. He then presents a chapter on each of the major battles, includes maps and photographs of the battlefields, orders of battle, and helpful information about the battlefield today. The maps show the ground as it was at the time but also include modern features for easier identification.
3rd edition 2020 With over 3000 hours of sunshine, endless sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, the paradise of Fuerteventura is at your feet. The travel guide Fuerteventura in a different way! 2020 is the best and most up-to-date travel guide with the guarantee of pure holiday happiness. With extended maps and detailed location information you can easily find all the sights. Up-to-date background information lets you immediately immerse yourself in current and historical island events. In addition, 5 incomparable panoramic routes round off your holiday.To the north, discover the small, naturally protected island jewel of Los Lobos and head from the bustling Corralejo to the breathtaking shifting sand dunes and beautiful beaches of Playas Grandes. If you want even more sand under your feet, visit the long playade Sotavento, the popular Playas de Jandía and the secluded playa de Barlovento in Cofete. On no account should you miss the yet undiscovered popcorn beach. During city walks you will be immersed in the historical island history in La Oliva, Betancuria and La Ampuyenta. Walk in the footsteps of the natives through La Atalayita, see secret rock carvings in Casa Alta de Tindaya and learn about traditional country life in the open-air museum La Alcogida.Your excursion programme should also include a visit to the Faro de Tostón lighthouses with the Fisheries Museum, the picturesque Faro Punta de Entallada and the Faro de Jandía on the southern tip of Fuerteventura. You are guaranteed to be impressed by the numerous windmills, as well as the Molino de Antigua and the mill museum in Tascamanita.You will have fabulous views from the astronomical Mirador de Sicasumbre, the Morro Velosa above Betancuria and the Mirador Guise y Ayose, whose oversized statues are dedicated to the kings of the natives. Take a break and go shopping in the capital Puerto del Rosario in the island's largest shopping centre Las Rotondas, or browse for typical souvenirs at the handicraft and African markets. Visit the award-winning goat cheese dairies La Pared and Maxorata and taste the fine cheeses.Even as a family with children you will get your money's worth. Sunbathe and swim in the tranquil Caleta de Fueste bay, crown an unforgettable day at Oasis Wildlife Park with a camel ride, see and pet goats, visit the turtle nursery, or have fun at Acua Water Park in Corralejo.Don't miss any highlights and make your holiday an unforgettable experience: Dream beaches- Sahara- dune landscapes- popcorn beach- lonely bays- sightseeing- museums- historic towns and villages- viewpoints- handicraft markets- Africa- markets- cheese dairies and goat cheese- aloe vera- windmills- adventure tours- daily updated information of the Fuerteventura newspaper and activities for children.
“An engagingly written, personable, and intimate portrait of a president that walks in his footsteps and creates a cultural contextual lens through travel.” —Library Journal
America’s favorite president sure got around. Before Abraham Lincoln’s sojourned to the Oval Office, he grew up in Kentucky and began his career as a lawyer in Illinois. In fact, Lincoln toured some amazing places throughout the Midwest in his lifetime. In Lincoln Road Trip: The Back-Roads Guide to America’s Favorite President, Jane Simon Ammeson will help you step back into history by visiting the sites where Lincoln lived and visited.
This fun and entertaining travel guide includes the stories behind the quintessential Lincoln sites, while also taking you off the beaten path to fascinating and lesser-known historical places. Visit the Log Inn in Warrenton, Indiana (now the oldest restaurant in the state), where Lincoln stayed in 1844 when he was campaigning for Henry Clay. Or visit key places in Lincoln’s life, like the home of merchant Colonel Jones, who allowed a young Abe to read all his books, or Ward’s Academy, where Mary Todd Lincoln attended school.
Along with both famous and overlooked places with Lincoln connections, Ammeson profiles nearby attractions to round out your trip, like Holiday World, a family-owned amusement park that goes well with a trip to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park. Featuring new and exciting Lincoln tales from Springfield, Illinois; Beardstown, Kentucky; Booneville, Indiana; Alton, Illinois; and many more, Lincoln Road Trip is a fun adventure through America’s heartland that will bring Lincoln’s incredible story to life.
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