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Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
by Nell Stevens

Language

English

Pages

243

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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When she was twenty-seven, Nell Stevens—a lifelong aspiring novelist—won an all-expenses-paid fellowship to go anywhere in the world to write. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Not exactly. Nell picked Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. Other than sheep, penguins, paranoia, and the weather, there aren’t many distractions, but as Nell soon discovers, total isolation and 1,085 calories a day are far from ideal conditions for literary production. With deft humor, this memoir traces her island days and slowly reveals the life and people she has left behind in pursuit of her writing. It seems that there is nowhere she can run—an island or the pages of her notebook—to escape the big questions of love, art, and, ambition.
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step ...
by Mark Adams

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

June 30, 2011

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<b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR<br /><br />What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?<br /><br /></b>In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.<br /><br /><i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i> is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what <i>was</i> Machu Picchu?
Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third Ed...
by Gilda Nissenberg

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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<p><i><b>Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice!</b></i></p><br />From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. <i>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar</i> focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: <ul><li>Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up</li> <li>Advice on how to avoid common mistakes</li> <li>A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks</li> <li>Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app</li> </ul>
The Adventurer's Guide to Mexico's Yucatán (A Zennie Guide)
by Deanna Keahey

Language

English

Pages

360

Publication Date

September 07, 2019

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Fifteen Adventures to Discover Lost Cities, Deserted Beaches, and the Soul of the Yucatán:<br /><br />* You're atop a mighty pyramid, deep in the rainforest<br />* You're on the shore of the incredible pink lagoon<br />* You're watching a thousand flashy flamingos<br />* You're exploring a cave dripping with stalactites<br /><br />Go beyond the typical Yucatán vacation, and step into adventure. <br />This unique book brings you 15 diverse adventures to Yucatán places most tourists will never see. You'll explore ancient cities, undersea worlds, magical towns, mystical caverns, undeveloped beaches, and exquisite cenotes where you swim amid hanging vines. It's all waiting for you.<br /><br />Ranging from day trips to multi-day expeditions, each adventure includes enticing photos, intriguing details, and all the "how to" information you need to make the experience your own:<br /><br />* Where it is<br />* How to get there<br />* When to go<br />* Site details<br />* Where to stay<br />* Be prepared<br /><br />Turn your vacation into the adventure of a lifetime!
Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
by , Edward F. Ricketts

Language

English

Pages

598

Publication Date

July 08, 2009

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The collaboration of two friends—one a novelist, one a marine biologist—produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. <i>Sea of Cortez</i> is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely Gulf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking.<br /><br /> The teeming and wildly competitive world of the sand flats is seen in terms of history, politics, ethics, and sociology; a starfish is important, not only because it is a new variety, but because it is essential to the delicate balance of the whole region in which it is found. Steinbeck and Ricketts are the opposite of “pure” scientists: it is not only their work that fascinates them, but the complicated and enormously exciting implications of that work.<br /><br /> <i>Sea of Cortez</i> is a book to be read and remembered on two levels. It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world, a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.
Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica...
by Nadine Hays Pisani

Language

English

Pages

243

Publication Date

June 19, 2011

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TWO PLANE TICKETS, NO PLAN, ONE DREAM<br /><br />Happier Than A Billionaire shares one couple's celebration of risking it all for the dream of living a happier life.<br /><br />In this humorous and witty account, Nadine Pisani shares what it is like to follow her dream of quitting her job and starting a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica. Along the way, she finds reliable utilities are not that reliable, quirky neighbors are unavoidable, and tackling red tape takes the strength of a linebacker. <br /><br />But with all its challenges, you'll learn why Costa Rica is ranked as one of the happiest places on earth. If you've ever considered risking it all to start over in a tropical place—or just enjoy a little armchair travel—this is the book for you.
La serpiente líquida: Un viaje amazónico con los chamanes y las...
by Alfonso Domingo

Language

Spanish

Pages

350

Publication Date

May 02, 2018

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Los chamanes del Amazonas tienen razón: todos los grandes ríos son viajes iniciáticos. A través de la cuenca del río Amazonas –serpiente líquida que atraviesa Ecuador, Perú, Colombia y Brasil– se pueden realizar múltiples viajes. Mientras se desciende por el río más largo y caudaloso del planeta, se escucha la sabiduría selvática de chamanes y curanderos, que diagnostican y sanan enfermedades del cuerpo y del alma. Reino del agua en el que se siente el poder de las plantas, el Amazonas es un mundo cambiante donde nada es lo que parece. Los hitos los marcan los chamanes y las plantas maestras, sobre todo la Ayahuasca, «la soga de los muertos».<br /><br />Este libro es un repaso por los sueños que estas tierras míticas han producido siempre en el ser humano: desde las indias guerreras del Amazonas y el oro en la época de la conquista española hasta las fiebres del proceso extractivo de los metales preciosos, el caucho, el petróleo o la incidencia del narcotráfico.<br /><br />Gracias al contacto con los habitantes del Amazonas se toma el pulso a la realidad diaria y a las bondades y problemas derivados de vivir en el almacén de agua dulce más grande del mundo, un ecosistema único y prodigioso.
Why We Left An Anthology of American Women Expats
by Janet Blaser

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

February 23, 2019

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Millions of Americans dream about living in Mexico - and millions more do! From Oaxaca to Baja, Guanajuato to Puerto Vallarta, Lake Chapala to the Yucatan, more than two dozen women from all over Mexico share their stories in this new book. “Why We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats” is a fun, inspiring and humorous read you'll enjoy from cover to cover, full of useful and encouraging words of wisdom from 27 women who made the move and couldn’t be happier. In inspiring words straight from the heart, the contributors share their plans and preparations, hardships and challenges, joys and satisfactions as their new lives in Mexico unfold.<br />
Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Costa Rica </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. Pick a river for some heart-pounding white-water rafting; lounge in a hammock or snorkel off uncrowded beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast; and spot monkeys, crocs, toucans and iguanas. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Costa Rica</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> San Jose, Central Valley & Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal & Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa</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’s <i>Costa Rica </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</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 traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. 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><i>TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category</i></p> <p><i>‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times</i></p> <p><i>‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</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>
San Miguel de Allende Secrets: Welcome to Town, Seamlessly Transi...
by Joseph Toone

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

August 29, 2019

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"Welcome to Town" is filled with San Miguel de Allende’s history, romance and traditions to help your move to town, or your dreams to move to town. The best-selling author’s stories vary in subjects from exploring the town to ex-pat specific issues in adapting to a new culture to understanding more fully what is going on around you. Plus a whole lot of fiestas and fireworks!

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