Greece (Insight Guides) [EPUB]
04 January 2014, 13:52
2013 | EPUB | 139.97MB
Insight Guide Greece is a full-color, comprehensive travel guide to one of Europe’s most popular destinations, a country famous for its ancient sites and breathtakingly beautiful islands. Each chapter is illustrated by stunning travel photography that gives a vivid portrait of contemporary life in Greece. Be inspired by our Best of Greece section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences, and lavish Photo Features on what makes Greece unique: its treasure-filled ancient sites, folklore, and island flora. With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Greece’s history, from the rich civilizations of Ancient Greece through the Byzantine and Ottoman eras, up to modern times and the Euro crisis. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read.
A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around the regions and myriad islands which make up this fascinating country, from the impressive Parthenon in Athens and the central region, mythical centre of the ancient world, to the exquisite beaches of its surrounding islands, and Byzantine and Ottoman architecture up in the north.
A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels and restaurants are the personal recommendations of our regional specialists.
China (Insight Guides) [EPUB]
04 January 2014, 13:44
2013 | EPUB | 145.68MB
Insight Guide China is a handsome 480-page guidebook offering in-depth coverage of this enigmatic destination.
Following on from the inspirational Best Of China section, the first 100 pages comprise a series of essays describing China’s long history and its fascinating culture – from the booming economy to the subtleties of the many regional cuisines and the venerable artistic heritage. New for the 12th edition are features on Environmental Issues, Red Tourism and the amazing development of infrastructure around the country.
The Places chapters contain descriptive region-by-region accounts of all the sights worth seeing across the length and breadth of the country. Chinese characters are included for towns, cities, significant sights and restaurants, and also appear on the 36 maps. There are also reviews of over 300 recommended restaurants across the country, from Beijing and Shanghai to Kunming and Kashgar.
At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section contains all the practical information you'll need to make the most of your trip, including over 250 recommended hotels.
Australia (Insight Guides) [EPUB]
04 January 2014, 13:40
2013 | EPUB | 126.83MB
Insight Guide Australia is a full-color travel guide that offers a comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one the world’s most enticing destinations. Engaging and inspirational History and Culture chapters explain the country’s fascinating past of aboriginal culture and colonial rule, and the factors influencing its identity; from ancient aboriginal culture, through to the arrival of the British, to the country’s development as a modern nation. The vibrant arts scene, local cuisine, sporting opportunities and breathtaking landscape are fully explored so that visitors can gain a sense of how Australia’s character and culture have been shaped. Encompassing all of Australia’s states and territories, the Places chapters cover Australia’s major cities of Sydney and Melbourne in detail, and also suggest where to visit and what to do in Australia’s great outdoors to help with planning a trip to some of the world’s most amazing sights – such as the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, the Great Ocean Road, Fraser Island, and Kakadu National Park. Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the beauty of the Australian landscape more than any other guide to the country on the market and give a true flavor of Australian life today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips offer selective advice on where to stay, what to eat and the type of activities that are available.