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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>
Negril Beach Vacations a Comprehensive Guide for Travelers to Sev...
by Scott Hansen

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

July 09, 2014

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Customer Reviews
This is the third edition of my book and is up-to-date as of July 2014. The names of the little hotels, motels, cottages etc. sometimes change in Negril and it is hard to find information on all of these resorts. Also, there is no easy to find place or one book to go to, except this one, that has a complete list of the hotels on Seven Mile Beach. That is why I wrote this book. <br /><br />If you are planning a trip to Negril, Jamaica this book has all the tools you need to get the most of your travel experience. I have been to Jamaica five times in my life, so far, and every time I go I fall in love with it a little more. I find new places to stay, new places to eat, and I meet a bunch of new people who live there and who are visiting. It is unlike any other place I have been to on earth.<br /><br />If you have heard stories about Jamaica and are nervous about traveling there, then this book will help you out. Jamaica is a poor country. There is crime in Jamaica but thankfully most of the crime in Negril is property crime. I have never had anything stolen while staying in Negril or visiting Jamaica. I wrote this book in part, to help people out who have never been there. <br /><br />This book is a comprehensive guide to Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. If you are new to Negril or if you are a seasoned traveler, this book will help you plan your trip to Seven Mile Beach. It contains a complete list of all the available rooms to rent, a list of restaurants to try, a list of items to pack, a nice description of Seven Mile Beach, and any other information you will need to travel to Negril’s Seven Mile Beach.<br /><br />I have tried to make this the only reference material you will need when planning your trip to Negril. <br /><br />Eire!
Reiseführer Kuba: Reiseführer, Karten und Ausflüge. (German Ed...
by TOm Harvey

Language

German

Pages

74

Publication Date

October 18, 2018

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Customer Reviews
Reiseführer Kuba<br />Täglich sammeln und analysieren wir Reise- und Tourismusdaten. Finden Sie heraus, wann die beste Reisezeit ist.<br /><br />Schließen Sie sich der Familie HikersBay an - mehr als 20 Millionen Reisende entdecken mit uns die Welt!<br /><br />Dieses Buch präsentiert aktuelle Reiseinformationen. Wie in den Papierhandbüchern finden Sie hier Informationen wie z.B:<br /><br />Informationen über das Land und seine Geschichte<br />Hinweise für Reisende<br />Informationen über Klima und Wetter, Kultur, Traditionen und andere Dinge, die für Reisende relevant sind.<br />Datentabellen mit Treibstoff, Essen, Unterkunft, Restaurantpreise und vieles mehr!<br />Das Buch enthält auch detaillierte Karten, die Sie bei der Planung Ihrer Reisen verwenden können. Die Karten sind offline verfügbar, d.h. es fallen keine zusätzlichen Roaming-Gebühren oder Kosten an.<br /><br />Kuba ist die größte Karibikinsel zwischen der Karibik und dem Nordatlantik. Es liegt 145 km (90 Meilen) südlich von Key West, Florida, zwischen den Cayman Islands und den Bahamas, westlich von Haiti und nordwestlich von Jamaika.
Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know®
by Jorge Duany

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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Customer Reviews
Acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a Commonwealth, the island enjoys limited autonomy over local matters, but the U.S. has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections (although they are able to participate in the primaries). The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores. In recent months its colossal public debt has sparked an economic crisis that has catapulted it onto the national stage and intensified the exodus to the U.S., bringing to the fore many of the unresolved remnants of its colonial history.<br /><br /><em>Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know®</em> provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century.<br /><br />Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. While a popular tourist destination, few beyond its shores are familiar with its complex history and diverse culture. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved <em>isla del encanto</em>.
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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Customer Reviews
<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>
There's a Yacht More to Life: Loving, Working and Playing in Para...
by Cynthia and Winston Hovey

Language

English

Pages

345

Publication Date

November 26, 2018

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Customer Reviews
We wanted more out of life after forty. This is our story - a baby-boomer couple who abandoned our San Diego corporate lifestyle, and all our "stuff," for a life in the Caribbean. At times, we lowered our expectations to the depths of our souls. Spanning twenty-five years, the transition from minimum wage at a pirate bar living in a grass hut to handling millionaire yacht owners, make hurricanes look like child's play. We weathered twelve hurricanes and hosted 100 plus yacht charters, outlived three firings, endured five resignations, even survived life in a van without divorcing - all the while looking for that perfect job. There's a yacht more to the story that kept this romance underway at full speed. Our story might just compel you to revisit your own dreams, seize opportunities and, just maybe, find your own paradise.
Becoming a Sailor: A Singlehand Sailing Adventure
by Paul Trammell

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

December 25, 2017

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Customer Reviews
"Fear is here for us to face, and adventure waits on the other side. " <br /><br />This is a tale of chasing a dream. The story is told beginning with the vision and desire to sail on the ocean, through the training and education, buying a boat, gaining experience, and finally embarking on a 1000-nautical-mile journey home, singlehanded.<br /><br />An immersive nonfiction adventure story, "Becoming a Sailor" captures the scene as one would experience it. Readers will feel that they are sailing in the ocean on a dark and windy night, beating into a northwest wind and heavy seas while rounding Cape Canaveral. They will feel the cold water hit them in the face when waves crash into the little sailboat. They will experience the joy of a perfect day, sailing at hull-speed under bright sunshine across the open water halfway between Cuba and Florida. They will dive in the clear waters of The Bahamas and see the ancient and cavernous coral around which swim schools of blue tang, majestic queen angelfish, and the upside-down royal gramma. The reader will surf big waves in Puerto Rico, freedive into underwater caves in Florida, visit the remote Venezuelan outpost of Isla Aves, explore a huge and abandoned 1800's fort in the Florida Straits. Alligators will be encountered deep in the Okefenokee swamp. Manta rays, dolphin, sharks, Goliath grouper, and many colorful reef fish move in and out of the story.<br /><br />"Becoming a Sailor" also goes into technical detail about the repairs and additions to Sobrius, a 1972 Dufour Arpege, as well as the techniques the author had to learn in order to sail singlehanded on multi-day passages.<br /><br />The narrative moves back and forth in time, from the author's adventures leading up to the purchase of Sobrius to the final journey, singlehanded, from Tampa Bay to The Dry Tortugas, then Miami, and finally to St Augustine. When the author departed on this passage, he had little experience, but had done much preparation and study. Still he was not certain about many things, including his ability, the ability of the vessel, and whether or not he could sleep in 20 minute increments for three or four days at a time. All the unknowns of the author's first singlehanded voyage lead to a fascinating experience which is shared with vivid description of both scene and mind in this gripping tale of adventure at sea.
Fodor's Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

815

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. <br /><br />Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, and dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit France that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. <i>Fodor's Essential France</i> takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect French experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's army of France-based writers.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of full-color maps<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path<br />· Side trips from Paris including Chartres, Versailles, and Monet's Garden   <br />· Coverage of Paris Neighbourhoods, Western Ile-de-France, Eastern Ile-de-France, Loire Valley, and Grenoble<br /><br />Planning to focus on just part of France? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Paris and Provence & the French Riviera.
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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Customer Reviews
<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>
Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call (Travel Guide Book 17)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. <br /><br />Packed with information on more than 40 ports of call and a dozen ports of embarkation, Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call is a comprehensive guide to everything from sightseeing information and strategies to help cruisers plan their own shore excursions to some basic information on the cruise-ship experience.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of maps<br />· A "Cruise Primer" with the basics of cruising and "Cruising the Caribbean" with capsule overviews of every major cruise line<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Covered ports of call: Private Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Oranjestad, Aruba; Bridgetown, Barbados; Belize City, Belize; Bermuda; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Calica (Playa del Carmen), Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Costa Maya, Mexico; Willemstad, Curacao; Roseau, Dominica; Falmouth, Jamaica; Freeport-Lucaya, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands; St. George's, Grenada; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Key West, Florida; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; Charlestown, Nevis; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Progreso, Mexico; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras; Samana (Cayo Levantado), Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Domican Republic; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Gustavia, St. Barthelemy; Fredericksted, St. Croix; Cruz Bay, St. John; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Road Town, Tortola; and The Valley, Virgin Gorda<br />· Covered ports of embarkation: Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Galveston, Texas; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Port Canaveral, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa, Florida

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