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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?
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>
Why We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats
by Janet Blaser

Language

English

Pages

226

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

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>
Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1...
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

514

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b><p>Written by locals, <i>Fodor’s Costa Rica 2019</i> is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Costa Rica travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Central America.</p></b><p>Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, <i>Fodor's Costa Rica</i> shows off the splendor of the country's stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide.</p><p><i><b>Fodor’s Costa Rica</i> Includes:</b></p><ul><b>•UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> Updated annually, Fodor’s Costa Rica provides a comprehensive guide to the country, including the newest hotel offerings on the Papagayo Peninsula.</ul><ul><b>•ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE:</b> A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Costa Rica 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> Full-color photos will help inspire you. Richly illustrated features cover canopy tours in the cloud forests, surfing for beginners and experts alike, sport-fishing off the Pacific coast, and bird-watching throughout the country. Costa Rica’s renowned national parks and eco-lodges are also covered in depth.</ul><ul><b>•ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can 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> Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights. A detail-rich chapter planning sections has on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car and bus. Special features cover the country's varied landscapes and help you plan a vacation based on particular activities, such as wildlife-viewing, or topography.</ul> <ul><b>•COVERS:</b> San José, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Limón, Tamarindo, Jacó, Osa Peninsula, and more.</ul><b><p>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>Planning on visiting other destinations in Central America? Check out <i>Fodor’s Belize</i> and <i>Fodor's Cancún & the Riviera Maya</i>.</p>
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 Colombia (Travel Guide)
by , Kevin Raub

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 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>Colombia </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. Wander through the bougainvillea-lined streets and magnificent squares of Cartagena’s Old Town, hike through majestic tropical scenery on a jungle walk to Ciudad Perdida, and learn to dance salsa in Cali – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colombia and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Colombia</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> Bogotá, Boyacá, Santander & Norte de Santander, Caribbean Coast, San Andres & Providencia, Medellin & Zona Cafetera, Cali & Southwest Colombia, Pacific Coast, Amazon Basin, 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><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>Colombia </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>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Lisbon
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<p>The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this culturally vibrant and enchanting maritime city.</p><p>Explore the maze of narrow lanes in historic Alfama, soak up views of the city from the Castelo de São Jorge, or admire spectacular palaces and scenery in Sintra: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Lisbon with this indispensable travel guide.</p><p>Inside <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Lisbon</i></b>:<br />- Over 25 color maps, and a transportation map, help you navigate with ease<br />- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need<br />- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Lisbon designed for every interest and budget<br /> - Illustrations and floor plans show the inside of icons such as the spectacular Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, tile-filled Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Palácio Nacional da Pena, and more<br />- Color photographs of Lisbon's historic sights, masterpiece-filled museums, elegant palaces, beautiful beaches and coastline, and more<br />- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about this city's fascinating history and culture, colorful festivals and events, delicious food, local wines, traditional Fado music, and more<br />- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Baixa and Avenida, Bairro Alto and Estrela, Belém, and beyond<br />- Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and visa and health information</p><p><b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Lisbon</i></b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Portugal's beautiful capital.</p><p>Want to explore beyond Lisbon? Try our <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal</i></b>.</p>
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 />
Mexico CIty: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler
by Jim Johnston

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

August 06, 2015

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Customer Reviews
Mexico City, as one of the largest metropoli on the planet, can overwhelm even the most adventurous visitor. Thankfully, Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler lends a thorough, guiding hand to help make the visitor's stay outstanding. Written by a longtime resident who knows the city inside and out, this travel guide delivers detailed walking tours of the city that include the most popular tourist sights as well as lesser-known spots. Johnston knows where to stay, what to do, and where to eat: everything from authentic market food to sophisticated Mexican cuisine.What began as a collection of notes to share with good friends is now available to every newcomer looking for a joyful, memorable stay in Mexico City.<br />"This is the guidebook that I want. Wonderfully written, airtight information, organized in the smartest possibly way. I can't imagine a better Mexico City guide for these times."-Tony Cohan, author of Mexican Days and On Mexican Time"<br /><br />Johnston is the friend you wish you had in every great city, toting you from palace to museum to park but never missing the exquisite pastelería, the grand hotel lobby or the clean public bathroom."-San Francisco Chronicle

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