Fodor s Thailand

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0770432077
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of the region, including Thailand's beaches, Myanmar’s sacred stupas, Cambodia’s temples, and mountain treks in Laos. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Chiang Mai to Angkor Wat PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes GORGEOUS FEATURES on the Buddha, hill tribes, and silk VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip

Fodor s Thailand 2011

Author: Margaret Kelly
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 067900923X
Format: PDF
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Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions and other valuable features. Original.

Fodor s Thailand

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 1400017440
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on travel, accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing, activities, nightlife, and resorts

Fodor s Vietnam

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 1101878851
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Buzzing cities, world-class cuisine, dramatic landscapes, and welcoming locals give Vietnam a distinct character and have made the country increasingly popular with American travelers. From Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta to the capital city of Hanoi and the northern highlands, Fodor's revitalized new edition has the essential coverage of Southeast Asia's most dynamic nation. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Vietnam · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Halong Bay, The Imperial City (Hue), and The Mekong Delta · Side Trips from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi including Angkor Wat · Coverage of Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, The South-Central Coast and Highlands, The Central Coast, Halong Bay and North-Central Vietnam, Hanoi and The Northwest

Frommer s Cambodia and Laos

Author: Daniel White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470497785
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new first edition guide introduces two exotic destinations fast becoming required stops for globetrotting tourists. Through our expert author, readers are exposed to the rich culture and poignant history in Cambodia and Laos. Discover the region's food and gift markets, lovely beaches and islands, colorful temples, and charming villages. This title covers highlights of both countries, including Cambodia's tourist Mecca and spiritual center Angkor Wat, capital Phnom Penh, and beach resort Sihanoukville. Laos covers the relaxed city Vientiane, Luang Prabang (a UNESCO World Heritage city for its blend of Laotian and European architecture), and top spots for ecotourism. The planning chapter includes extensive information on sustainable development and volunteer vacations. Special features include a Khmer and Laotian language primer and separate history and culture chapters for both nations.

The House on Dream Street

Author: Dana Sachs
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565128729
Format: PDF
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A “vividly detailed” memoir of traveling to the formerly forbidden country and exploring life and culture in Hanoi (Kirkus Reviews). For years after the Vietnam War, Americans were unable to visit the country, but once tourist visas became available, young Dana Sachs eagerly applied. Born in the early 1960s, she had little memory of the war and its history, but yearned to know more about this Southeast Asian nation, with its odd mix of capitalism and communism and its streets crowded with bicycles. In this unusual travel memoir, she recounts arriving as a backpacker in the late 1980s; moving in with a family and earning her keep by teaching English; encountering a salesman offering remains of American “poes and meeas”—which she finally recognizes as “POWs and MIAs”—and falling for a motorcycle mechanic named Phai. The House on Dream Street is a warm, witty portrait of a country on the cusp of change—and of a woman learning to know her own heart. “Engrossing . . . Sachs bravely renders Vietnam through fresh eyes.” —Publishers Weekly

Finding George Orwell in Burma

Author: Emma Larkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101118121
Format: PDF
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A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell, author of 1984 and ANIMAL FARM, in Southeast Asia Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has. But Burma's connection to George Orwell is not merely metaphorical; it is much deeper and more real. Orwell's mother was born in Burma, at the height of the British raj, and Orwell was fundamentally shaped by his experiences in Burma as a young man working for the British Imperial Police. When Orwell died, the novel-in-progress on his desk was set in Burma. It is the place George Orwell's work holds in Burma today, however, that most struck Emma Larkin. She was frequently told by Burmese acquaintances that Orwell did not write one book about their country - his first novel, Burmese Days - but in fact he wrote three, the "trilogy" that included Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. When Larkin quietly asked one Burmese intellectual if he knew the work of George Orwell, he stared blankly for a moment and then said, "Ah, you mean the prophet!" In one of the most intrepid political travelogues in recent memory, Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent traveling through Burma using the life and work of George Orwell as her compass. Going from Mandalay and Rangoon to poor delta backwaters and up to the old hill-station towns in the mountains of Burma's far north, Larkin visits the places where Orwell worked and lived, and the places his books live still. She brings to vivid life a country and a people cut off from the rest of the world, and from one another, by the ruling military junta and its vast network of spies and informers. Using Orwell enables her to show, effortlessly, the weight of the colonial experience on Burma today, the ghosts of which are invisible and everywhere. More important, she finds that the path she charts leads her to the people who have found ways to somehow resist the soul-crushing effects of life in this most cruel police state. And George Orwell's moral clarity, hatred of injustice, and keen powers of observation serve as the author's compass in another sense too: they are qualities she shares and they suffuse her book - the keenest and finest reckoning with life in this police state that has yet been written.

Fodor s Hong Kong

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 9781101878194
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With cutting-edge architecture, chic restaurants, and hip hotels alongside ancient temples, outdoor markets, and hole-in-the-wall dim sum joints, Hong Kong is an intoxicating destination. Whether travelers are stopping over on the way to another destination or spending a week in the city, this full-color guide will inspire them to experience all that Hong Kong has to offer. EXPANDED COVERAGE: New hotel and restaurant recommendations have been added throughout this new edition to keep up with Hong Kong's constantly evolving offerings. Coverage of nearby Macau is even more user-friendly and accessible than ever. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photographs throughout, as well as illustrated cuisine and shopping spotlights, bring Hong Kong to life. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features on the most colorful festivals. things to do for free, and what to do with kids make it easy to plan a trip. "Best Bets" lists for restaurants and hotels; easy-to-read color regional maps; and tips on how to make the most of your time make it easy to enjoy the best Hong Kong has to offer. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Hong Kong offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Hong Kong map gives travelers essential lay-of-the-land information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.

Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760341630
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Find your perfect white beach, rock-climb at Railay Beach or dive in the aquamarine waters of the Similan Island; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Phuket and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Over 10 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Phuket Town, Hat Patong, Hat Karon, Hat Kata, Rawai, Hat Kamala, Hat Surin, Ao Bang Thao, Thalang, Northern Beaches and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Thailand for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Discover Thailand, a photo-rich guide that focuses on the country's best experiences. Looking to have a beach-centric trip? Check out Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands and Beaches. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.