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A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

April 28, 2000

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<p>A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of <i>Annie John</i></p><p><i>"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."</i></p><p>So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.</p><p>Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, <i>A Small Place</i> cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.</p>
Cuban Flavor: Exploring the Island's Unique Places, People, and C...
by Liza Gershman

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>A lush journey through Cuba, its paladars, and its flavorful cuisine</b><br /> For Cubans, food is a complex story—a tapestry of love and loss woven so deeply into their culture that it goes well beyond that of history or sustenance. Gershman, who’s love affair with Cuba began long before her first visit, takes you along on a photojournalistic journey through the streets of Cuba and its paladares through her stunning photographs of the country’s glorious sights, the lively people, and, of course, the amazing variety of food.<br /><br /> Much more than a cookbook, <i>Cuban Flavor</i> is an introduction to a revolutionary era of Cuban cuisine: a new frontier. Growth and transition foster the seed of invention and innovation, and these shifts often begin with food. From the succulent spiced meat of the national Ropa Viejo, simmered in a tomato-based criollo sauce, to the sweet and sticky Arroz Con Leche or the local favorite, Flan served in a soda can, Cuban cuisine has something for every palate. Pair these delights with a warm, sultry night, an old convertible, and a jazz band, and sit back as you fall deeply in love again . . . or for the very first time.<br /><br /> This visually arresting volume features more than fifty Cuban recipes, from appetizers to main courses and drinks to desserts. Along with color photographs of the dishes, you’ll also get to meet the people who create them. This remarkable volume offers a taste of the little-known culture to a public that has long been deprived of its intoxicating flavors.
Fodor's Essential Hawaii (Full-color Travel Guide Book 2)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

592

Publication Date

December 25, 2018

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<b></b><p><b>Written by locals, <i>Fodor’s Essential Hawaii</i> is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Hawaii travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring some the most exciting islands in the United States.</b></p><p>Hawaii overflows with natural beauty, from its soft sand beaches to its dramatic volcanic cliffs. The islands' offerings, from urban Honolulu in Oahu to the luxe resorts of Maui to the natural wonders of Kauai and the Big Island, appeal to all tastes. There's also much to appreciate about the state's unique culture and the tradition of aloha that has welcomed millions of visitors over the years.</p><b><i></i></b><p><b><i>Fodor’s Essential Hawaii</i> includes:</b></p><ul><b>•UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> Fresh reviews of the best new hotels, restaurants, shops, and bars provide tips for staying and playing on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.</ul><ul><b>•ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE:</b> A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Hawaii to inspire you.</ul><ul><b>•DETAILED MAPS:</b> Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.</ul><ul><b>•GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:</b> Rich, full-color features invite you to experience the best of Hawaii, from what to eat and drink to how to cruise among the islands. Other magazine-style features help you understand everything that Hawaii has to offer, from Kauai's iconic Napali Coast to the lava flows of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, from historic Pearl Harbor to Hawaii's unique culture, including the significance of the lei, the luau, and the hula.</ul><ul><b>•ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.</ul><ul><b>•INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS:</b> Each island has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around. An island finder helps you pick a Hawaiian island that best matches your interests. Other features help you pick the best spots for your family vacation or your wedding.</ul><ul><b>•COVERS:</b> Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Wailea, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hana, and more.</ul><p><b>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS:</b> Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.</p><p>Plan on visiting a specific island in Hawaii? Check out <i>Fodor’s Oahu, Fodor’s Big Island of Hawaii, Fodor’s Kauai,</i> and <i>Fodor’s Maui</i>.</p>
Fifty Big Experiences on Ambergris Caye, Belize: A Small Things G...
by Rebecca Coutant

Language

English

Pages

153

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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<p><strong>Belize has SO much to offer - but where do you start?  </strong></p><p>SURE you want to snorkel with sting ray and sharks, of course, you want to see the Blue Hole but there is so much more that makes Ambergris Caye magic. For this author, it is the small things that made her fall in love with Belize’s most popular destination, Ambergris Caye.  Little BIG Experiences.</p><p>50 Big Experiences gives you the inside scoop on:</p><ul><li>Golf cart Adventures</li><li>Where to get the best local eats from breakfast tacos to fresh fruit popsicles</li><li>How you can live like a local</li><li>Try some DIY fly fishing</li><li>An afternoon trip to Caye Caulker</li><li>And lots more from someone who lives on Ambergris Caye...</li></ul><p>This humorous, informational, tips and trivia-filled guide includes maps, a bonus 9 activities for your “required” afternoon trip to Caye Caulker (our sister island just 30 minutes away) and lots and lots of things to do.</p><p>Small BIG experiences that will have you dreaming of returning to Belize.</p><p><strong>** Soft Copy Book available at the end of July</strong></p><p><em>''Rebecca Coutant takes readers off the beaten track on a local's journey through Ambergris Caye with her informative, humorous guide...a must-read for anyone visiting Belize's most popular destination. '' — Ali Wunderman, author of Frommer's guidebook to Belize</em></p>
Fodor's Essential Caribbean (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

960

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>Ready to experience the Caribbean? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. <i>Fodor’s Essential Caribbean</i> travel guide is packed with top recommendations, detailed maps of the Caribbean, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to stay at an all-inclusive resort, find the best beaches, or snorkel or scuba dive at some of the world’s best coral reefs, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. </b>Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. <p>This new edition has been<b> FULLY-REDESIGNED </b>with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! </p><p><i>Fodor’s Essential Caribbean includes:</i></p><ul><b>•AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE </b>that visually captures the top highlights of the Caribbean.</ul><ul><b>•SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES</b> throughout, including special features on the best beaches, best golf courses, what to eat and drink, and where to experience Carnival.</ul><ul><b>•INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS </b> identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.</ul><ul><b>•MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS</b> help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. </ul><ul><b>•EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS</b> offer options for every taste.</ul><ul><b>•TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include:</b> guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events.</ul><ul><b>•LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE</b> tells you where to find under-the-radar gems.</ul><ul><b>•HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS </b>add perspective and enrich your travels. </ul><ul><b>•COVERS: </b>Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Barth, St. Lucia, St. Maarten/St. Martin, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the U.S. and British Islands, and more.</ul><b>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: </b>Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.<p>Planning on visiting a specific Caribbean Island or taking a Caribbean cruise? Check out <i>Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call, Fodor’s Puerto Rico, Fodor’s In Focus Aruba, Fodor’s In Focus Barbados & St. Lucia, Fodor’s In Focus Cayman Islands, Fodor’s In Focus St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla, In Focus Turks & Caicos, or Fodor’s U.S. and British Virgin Islands. </i></p>
The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South: The Thornless Path to Wi...
by Bruce Van Sant

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

December 17, 2014

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<p>This is the Tenth and last Edition of the popular directions for sailing south to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.</p><br /><p>For more than twenty years Van Sant repeatedly surveyed nearly 200 anchorages between Florida and South America. He racked up well over 80,000 sea miles doing it, mostly single-handed. Why? You’ll find some interesting answers in his book of stories, <i>Margarita Cat</i>, but es­sentially, he did it because he <i>liked</i> doing it.</p><br /><p>Sailing up and down the chain of islands so much and so often, he got to looking for shorter and easier ways to navigate between each link in the chain, and he kept refining detailed nav plans for every leg.</p> <br /><p>He has systematically taken the thorns out of the route they used to call the <i>Thorny Path</i>. For example, he exploits the calming effects on wind and sea which result from land cooling on each side of an inter-island passage. Applying his many methods, both sail and power can make safe, comfortable and pleasant progress even against normally impenetrable trade winds and seas.</p> <br /><p><i>Passages South</i> offers an illustrated manual of instruction for specific passages and harbors down islands as well as a cruising guide for the Greater Antilles islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. It has sailed aboard tens of thousands of boats passaging between the Americas. It should sail with you too.</p>
Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)
by , Carolyn McCarthy

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<p><i>#1 best-selling guide to Cuba*</i> </p><p><b>Lonely Planet <i>Cuba</i> </b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! </p><p><b>Inside Lonely Planet's</b> <b><i>Cuba </i></b><b>Travel Guide:</b> </p><ul> <li><b>Full-color </b>maps and images throughout </li><li><b>Highlights</b> <b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests </li><li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots </li><li><b>Essential info</b> <b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices </li><li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss </li><li><b>Cultural insights</b> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture </li><li><b>Covers</b> Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more </li></ul><p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet <i>Cuba</i>,</b> our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled </p><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
by Ann Vanderhoof

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 13, 2004

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<b>Under the Tuscan Sun</b> meets the wide-open sea . . . <b>An Embarrassment of Mangoes</b> is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind -- and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.<br /><br />Who hasn’t fantasized about chucking the job, saying goodbye to the rat race, and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Canadians Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve did just that.<br /><br />In the mid 1990s, they were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their deadline-dominated, career-defined lives. So they quit their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat called Receta (“recipe,” in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery.<br /><br />In lavish detail that will have you packing your swimsuit and dashing for the airport, Vanderhoof describes the sun-drenched landscapes, enchanting characters and mouthwatering tastes that season their new lifestyle. Come along for the ride and be seduced by Caribbean rhythms as she and Steve sip rum with their island neighbors, hike lush rain forests, pull their supper out of the sea, and adapt to life on “island time.”<br /><br />Exchanging business clothes for bare feet, they drop anchor in 16 countries -- 47 individual islands -- where they explore secluded beaches and shop lively local markets. Along the way, Ann records the delectable dishes they encounter -- from cracked conch in the Bahamas to curried lobster in Grenada, from Dominican papaya salsa to classic West Indian rum punch -- and incorporates these enticing recipes into the text so that readers can participate in the adventure.<br /><br />Almost as good as making the journey itself, <b>An Embarrassment of Mangoes</b> is an intimate account that conjures all the irresistible beauty and bounty from the Bahamas to Trinidad -- and just may compel you to make a rash decision that will land you in paradise.
Reef Smart Guides Bonaire: Scuba Dive. Snorkel. Surf.
by , Otto Wagner

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

December 15, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<h6>Note from the publisher: this ebook is designed to work best on the Kindle Fire 3rd Generation.<br /></h6><h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ The Definitive Guide to SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling in Bonaire</strong></h3><p><strong>For  <em>Lonely Planet</em> fans comes a unique and essential SCUBA, snorkel, and surf travel guide.</strong></p><p><strong>A great Caribbean travel book:</strong> The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Bonaire. The detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, kitesurfers and windsurfers. This guidebook will help anyone wanting to make the most of their time on the island and in the water.</p><p><strong>Detailed descriptions and map art:</strong> Reef Smart catalogues the dive and snorkel sites in Bonaire as well as the beaches, and kitesurfing and wind surfing hotspots. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the regions' top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.</p><p><strong>Do not go diving without it:</strong> This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your SCUBA gear before you visit the shore diving capital of the Caribbean.</p><p>This guidebook provides:</p><ul><li>The best locations for diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing and windsurfing, and how to access them</li><li>Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water</li><li>Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you will encounter in Bonaire and its surrounding areas</li></ul><p><strong>A unique and comprehensive SCUBA diving book. Also look for <em>Reef Smart Guides Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach</em>, <em>Reef Smart Guides Barbados</em>, and <em>Reef Smart Guides Florida: Palm Beach</em>.</strong></p>
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica
by Zora Neale Hurston

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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Customer Reviews
<p>As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, <em>Tell My Horse</em> is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.</p>

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