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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?
Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America
by Kate McCahill

Language

English

Pages

364

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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Spanning four seasons, 10 countries, three teaching jobs, and countless buses, Patagonian Road chronicles Kate McCahill's solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina. In her struggles with language, romance, culture, service, and homesickness, she personifies a growing culture of women for whom travel is not a path to love but to meaningful work, rare inspiration, and profound self-discovery. Following Paul Theroux's route from his 1979 travelogue, McCahill transports the reader from a classroom in a Quito barrio to a dingy room in an El Salvadorian brothel, and from the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to the heights of the Peruvian Andes. A testament to courage, solitude, and the rewards of taking risks, Patagonian Road proves that discovery, clarity, and simplicity remain possible in the 21st century, and that travel holds an enduring capacity to transform.
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>
Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
by , Jade Bremner

Language

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><B>Effortlessly navigate </B>and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip </B>between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links </B>to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <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>
Casa Dos Cisnes - A Colonial Mexican Home Reimagined For Modern L...
by , Cathryn Arnell

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English

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Publication Date

December 07, 2018

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<h1><b>CASA DOS CISNES - A Colonial Mexican Home Reimagined For Modern Living</b></h1><br /><h3><i><b>Casa Dos Cisnes - A Colonial Mexican Home Reimagined For Modern Living</b></i> features stunning color photos of this beautiful luxury villa, combined with an overview of its architectural creation including detailed artistic depictions of its original vision, exterior, interior, furnishings, and more.<br /><br />The book reveals through text and beautiful photography:<br /><br /><ul><li>The story behind the villa's conception.</li><br /><li>The history of Colonial Mexican architecture and integration with modern design.</li><br /><li>The use of natural and artificial lighting to enhance the home's features.</li><br /><li>Details of the artwork and natural resources to exude the modernized Colonial charm.</li></ul></h3><br /><h2><b>A WORK OF ART IN ITSELF</b></h2><br /><h3>Carved into a mountainside, a ten-minute drive south of Puerto Vallarta, <b>Casa Dos Cisnes</b> is a dazzling expression of the owner's artistic vision and dream of creating a refuge at land's end on the Pacific coastal state of Jalisco, Mexico. <br /><br />Unfurling over four stories, exquisite living spaces marry traditional colonial features with modern decorative details to form a holistic integration of architecture, interiors and terrain in a family retreat that provides comfortable year-round living. Boasting state-of-the-art amenities, the villa provides unbridled comfort and convenience without intruding on the natural beauty that surrounds it.<br /><br /><b><i>Casa Dos Cisnes - A Colonial Mexican Home Reimagined For Modern Living</i></b> captures an everyday life that is punctuated with heavenly ritualistic pleasures that embody the soul and the sensuality of timeless Mexico.<br /><br /><b>A perfect gift for any occasion</b>, this book is for all who appreciate beautiful photography, unique architecture, and a glimpse of life-style design in an unspoiled paradise. </h3>
Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: Learn Latin American Spanish...
by , Camila Sánchez

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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<h1>Powerful and proven, a timeless method to develop your Spanish. Build experience before you ever encounter a native speaker. </h1><br /><p>Prepare for your next adventure by reading bilingual short stories in simple Spanish. 10 short stories written predominantly in the present tense and in a manner spoken throughout Latin America. This book will supercharge your confidence and solidify your foundation in Spanish. <b>It is the most useful collection of Spanish short stories available for beginners. </b></p><br /><h1>What’s inside </h1><br /><ul><h3><br /><li>10 Short Stories that are entertaining and insightful. 3 chapters per story.</li><br /><li>Chapter previews.</li><br /><li>Multiple Choice Questions to test your comprehension and the answer keys.</li><br /><li>Useful vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter for your reference and to help you review.</li><br /><li>An English translation below each paragraph.</li><br /></h3><h3></h3></ul><br /><p>Bilingual text effectively provides contextual definitions of vocabulary often confused when using a separate dictionary. It also enables greater insight into the use of idiomatic or colloquial phrases. If you are truly a novice, an English translation will also provide the necessary assistance you need to navigate the dialog and settings. </p><br /><p>This collection of short stories is an indispensable resource that will engage your imagination transforming the learning process into something fun you can do every day! Make fewer mistakes when speaking Spanish, boost your vocabulary, and expand your comprehension.<br /></p><h1> Learn faster and retain more with Spanish short stories for beginners. ¡Bienvenidos a su futuro! </h1><br /><br />
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.
Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)
by , Tom Masters

Language

English

Pages

896

Publication Date

September 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>Mexico </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. Gather all your senses and dive head-first into the ancient Maya world at exquisite Palenque; sample the freshest local specialities from street food stalls and innovative restaurants; and soak in the colours of Oaxaca City’s fiestas, architecture, and arts scene. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Mexico</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> Mexico City, Around Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatán Peninsula, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Western Central Highlands, Northern Central Highlands, Baja California, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico</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><B>Effortlessly navigate </B>and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip </B>between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links </B>to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Mexico </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>Traveling just around Cancun? Check out <B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan </I></B>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.</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>‘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>
The Shell of a Person
by Lance Pototschnik

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

January 04, 2014

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Customer Reviews
"Never have disgusting, miserable living conditions been so funny. When someone finally finds a way to send back a report from hell, I hope it will be Lance Pototschnik. Except this guy is going to heaven, for the way he writes." --The Kindle Book Review<br /><br />“Welcome to beautiful Costa Rica! Come and experience our diverse wildlife. Exhume nests of dead baby turtles and stay up all night while mosquitoes elicit blood from your very soul! Indulge in the local cuisine. Eat rice and beans until the malnutrition engenders hallucinations! Travel west to Guanacaste, to the peninsula that pokes into the Pacific like a fang. Visit the remote, cocoa-dust beaches where rare sea turtles crawl from the seething ocean to nest. Here, masochists will enjoy camping beside the water to leave civilization and all its conveniences behind. Burn bucketfuls of used toilet paper, shiver in an infested bed, and wade crocodile-filled rivers...every single day!” <br /><br />Lance Pototschnik and his friends must have booked their trip with that agency. Their incredibly affordable “vacation” was meant to be a relaxing time to meditate on the direction of their languid, aimless lives. Instead, they are introduced to hell and the insane diversity of its tortures. <br /><br />Marooned on a remote sea turtle conservancy with a handful of fellow unanchored souls, Pototschnik, in his hilarious debut memoir, ponders who he essentially is, and what he is likely to become. In Pototschnik, those who have fallen prey to the desolation of broken dreams, the young and the listless, finally find a voice with the talent to cast out demons and turn them into laughs. <br /><br />Beneath its shell, this rollicking, episodic story is also a treatise about finding your purpose, realizing your full potential, and learning to love your own life. Pototschnik's very personal book happens to be the story we have all been hoping for.
The New Neotropical Companion
by John Kricher

Language

English

Pages

940

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<p><b>The acclaimed guide to the ecology and natural history of the American tropics—now fully updated and expanded</b></p><p><i>The New Neotropical Companion</i> is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification.</p><p><i>The New Neotropical Companion</i> is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life.</p><p>Informative and entertaining, <i>The New Neotropical Companion</i> is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip.<br /><ul><li>Covers all of tropical America</li><li>Describes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitors</li><li>Includes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high Andes</li><li>Features a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals</li></ul></p>

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