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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey
by Paul Theroux

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US–Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today’s brutal headlines.</b><br /><br /> Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. With the same humanizing sensibility he employed in <i>Deep South, </i>Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north.<br /><br /> From the writer praised for his “curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms” (<i>New York Times Book Review</i>), <i>On the Plain of Snakes</i> is an exploration of a region in conflict.<br />  
The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide: A Dictionary of Over 3,00...
by , Fernando Díez de Urdan...

Language

English

Pages

497

Publication Date

August 01, 2008

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If you were dropped into the middle of Managua, Mexico City, or Miami, would you know how to speak not only the language, but also the lingo? In <i>The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide</i>, the reader who is already familiar with Spanish will discover the banter and metaphor (both polite and rude) that enrich the spoken language as it is really used, hints on avoiding embarrassing mistakes in grammar, and a list of dreaded false cognates. Full of advice on pronunciation and tips on customs and manners, and keyed with time-saving symbols, this is the best guide available to understanding and appreciating Spanish as it is spoken in Latin America and the United States.
BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip from Hell
by Paul Wilson

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

November 10, 2019

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In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad. Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing. <br />Original photographs (including pre-kingpin El Chapo), and Wilson’s strong narrative style, combine to make this true story personal—in the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life by William Finnegan—except this tale had to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.<br /><br /><strong>“Bad Karma is one badass piece of work.”<em> – Jan Goode</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>“Hangin with El Chapo. Wow.”<em> – JBA</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>“What a great read! Very captivating and thrilling! This book had me hooked since the beginning!”<em> – Sam Pilot</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>“One of the funniest true stories I've ever read.”<em> – Penny Pennell</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>“Paul’s writing is so colorful, so real...”<em> – Jean Ready Froning</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>“What an awesome adventure! Easy reading that I couldn’t put down.<em> – Laura Herron</em></strong><br /><br />
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>
Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2020 (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b>Whether you want to surf on the Nicoya Peninsula, glide on a zipline through the rainforest in Monteverde, or stand in awe of Arenal Volcano, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Costa Rica are here to help! <i>Fodor’s Essential Costa Rica 2020</i> guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. </b><p>This <b>new edition</b> has been <b>FULLY-REDESIGNED</b> with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. </p><p><b>GET INSPIRED</b> </p><ul><b>•AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE</b> to the top things to see and do <p><b>•COLOR PHOTOS</b> throughout to spark your wanderlust!</p><p><b>•PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES </b>on the best beaches, eco-lodges, and food to try while you're there</p><p><b>•UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS </b>covering the most recommended sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more. </p></ul><p><b>GET PLANNING</b> </p><ul><b>•MULTIPLE ITINERARIES </b> to effectively organize your days and maximize your time<p><b>•SPECIAL FEATURES</b> on “Choosing a Beach,” “Coffee, the Golden Bean,” “Surfing Costa Rica,” and “Canopy Tours” </p><p><b>•COVERS:</b> San José, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Limón, Tamarindo, Jacó, Osa Peninsula, and more</p></ul><b>GET GOING</b> <ul><b>•MORE THAN 35 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP</b> to navigate confidently <p><b>•TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS </b>on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money </p><p><b>•HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS</b> providing rich context on the local people, government, sports, cuisine, geography, and more </p><p><b>•LOCAL WRITERS</b> to help you find the under-the-radar gems</p><p><b>•SPANISH LANGUAGE PRIMER </b>with useful words and essential phrases </p></ul><p>Planning on visiting other destinations in Central America? Check out <i>Fodor’s Belize and Fodor’s Cancún & the Riviera Maya.</i><br /><br /><br /></p><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. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at <b>fodors.com/newsletter/signup,</b> or follow us <b>@FodorsTravel </b>on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at <b>fodors.com/community</b> to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! </p><p></p><p><b><i>IMPORTANT NOTE: </i></b><i>The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images included in the physical edition. </i></p><p></p>
That Bear Ate My Pants: A Comedy Memoir... with Teeth and Claws!
by Tony James Slater

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

June 22, 2011

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<p><strong>**THE AMAZON #1 MEMOIR, #1 HUMOR AND #1 TRAVEL BESTSELLER**</strong><br /></p><h3><p>There comes a time in every man’s life when he says to himself, "Good grief! I’m about to be eaten by a bear!"</p></h3><br /><p>24-year-old Englishman Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a <em>real</em> man.<br />It never occurred to him that 'or die trying' might be an option…<br /></p><p>The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one.<br /></p><p>Just how do you 'look after' something that’s trying it’s damnedest to kill you and eat you?</p><p>And how do you find love when you a) don’t speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails?<br /></p><p>If only he’d had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he’d bought some travel insurance...<br /></p><p><em>That Bear Ate My Pants</em> is the incredible TRUE story of one man's struggle to survive in an Ecuadorian animal refuge. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones or sewing the head back on to a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony’s misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable and always entertaining.<br /></p><p>If you love animals, you’ll adore this hilarious and heart-warming tale of big cats, mischievous monkeys, and the humans that try to rescue them.<br /></p><p>Grab your copy of <em>That Bear Ate My Pants</em> today, for an adventure you’ll never forget.<br /><br /></p><p><strong>What readers are saying about <em>That Bear Ate My Pants!</em></strong></p><p>"…I laughed so hard I was screaming…"<br />"…move over Bill Bryson, there's a new talent on the block…"<br />"…Warning, do not read this book in a public place!"<br />"…witty, delightful, heart-rending, and just all-round enjoyable in every respect."<br />“…I am much more into mysteries and paranormal type stuff, but this has got to be one of the best books I have ever read!”<br />"…touching, tender, always funny, I laughed out loud, almost peed myself, and cried…"<br />"…I've recommended it to everyone I know. Now I'm recommending it to people I don't know!"<br />"…when I finished the book I actually shed a few tears because I was so sorry the story had ended…"<br />“Just read it. You won't find a story like it.”</p>
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 leading 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>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>'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><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>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan (Travel Guide)
by , Stuart Butler

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 01, 2019

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</i> </p><p><b><i>Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan</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. Marvel at Chichen Itza's massive El Castilo pyramid, swim in a cenote, and party in a steamy Caribbean cantina in Merida -all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan<i> </i>and begin your journey now!</p><p><b>Inside <i>Lonely Planet</i> <i>Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan</i> Travel Guide:</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, 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 - cuisine, history, art, literature, Maya heritage, landscapes, wildlife, customs and etiquette</li><li><b>Covers</b> Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Isla Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and the Southern Caribbean Coast, Yucatan State, Chichen Itza, Campeche, Chiapas<i> </i>and more </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b>Lonely Planet <i>Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan</i>, our most comprehensive guide to Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </p><p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b><i>Lonely Planet Mexico</i> </b>for a comprehensive look at all the country<i> </i>has to offer.</p><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. <br /></p><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>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
The Adventurer's Guide to Mexico's Yucatán (Travel Guide Book)
by Deanna Keahey

Language

English

Pages

355

Publication Date

September 07, 2019

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<b>Fifteen Adventures to Discover Lost Cities, Deserted Beaches, and the Soul of the Yucatán</b><br /><br />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 in this unique guidebook that brings you 15 diverse adventures to Yucatan places most tourists will never see. <br /><br />Hundreds of vivid color photos bring the magic of the Yucatan to life, and adventurous souls will find all the “how to” details you need to make each experience your own. Ranging from day trips to multi-day expeditions, each adventure in this Mexico travel guide includes enticing photos, intriguing details, and all the practical information you need: <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 /><b>Turn your Yucatan vacation into the adventure of a lifetime!</b>

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