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Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to ...
by K. Kris Loomis

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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<b>Ever wonder what it would be like to pick up one day and move abroad?</b> <br /><br />In the summer of 2013, Kris Loomis and her husband sold all their worldly possessions and, along with their three-legged cat, Triplet, did just that. They left their comfy life behind and moved to Ecuador!<br /><br />Follow along as they battle ‘mañana’ time, stinky buses, and the dreaded ‘Frankenstein’ shower. Will they adjust to South American culture? Will Triplet learn to meow in Spanish? Will the stupid black beans ever cook at that altitude?<br /><br /><i>Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador</i> is a humorous first-hand account of a couple stepping out of their comfort zone, holding on tight, and learning to breathe at 9,000 feet.<br /><br /><b>Also by K. Kris Loomis</b><br /><br /><i>How to Sneak More Yoga Into Your Life: A Doable Yoga Plan for Busy People</i><br /><i>How to Sneak More Meditation Into Your Life: A Doable Meditation Plan for Busy People</i><br /><i>The Monster In the Closet and Other Stories</i><br /><br />Visit www.kkrisloomis.com and get a FREE short story!<br /><br />You can connect with Kris on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @kkrisloomis.<br /><br /><i>Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador</i> is a fun read for anyone interested in travel or curious about other cultures, and future expats will get a glimpse of what moving abroad is <i>really</i> like!<br /><br /><br />
Andando por aí: crônicas de algumas viagens e "viagens"pelo Bra...
by Fred Mourão

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Portuguese

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Meu terceiro livro. <br />Creio que fecho uma trilogia. <br />Só me dei conta disso um dia desses quando discutia com uns amigos sobre meus livros e concluí que o primeiro, Saí pra dar uma volta..., foi o “durante” a viagem. O Como planejar sua viagem de mochila, o segundo, e que deveria ter sido o primeiro, pois é o “antes” da viagem e, agora, o Andando por aí, que reflete todos os sentimentos e impressões que tive nos primeiros anos após meu retorno.<br />... A volta? Claro que não é simples, afinal você vem com percepções do mundo muito mais abrangentes do que as que encontra na maioria das pessoas que aqui ficaram, mas aprende a entender que a percepção do mundo de quem ficou sempre será diferente daquele que ousou. Além disso, muitas pessoas te veem como um pária, pois você foi lá fora e vivenciou coisas que elas não querem ou não estão prontas para ouvir; hábitos e conhecimentos novos que muitas vezes mexem com o comportamento pre estabelecido, visões do mundo muito além das discussões do “dia a dia cotidiano diário” e que podem “corromper” o modus vivendi a que todos estão acostumados. Assim, muitas vezes a “reentrada” no mundo tido como real não é nem um pouco simples.<br />Minhas opiniões não são as mais acertadas ou as mais erradas, são apenas minhas e eu as exponho. Gosto tanto da sensação de compartilhar falando, quanto da sensação de compartilhar escrevendo... Quando escrevo tenho o prazer de dedilhar e analisar cada palavra que coloco no texto e poder sentir o efeito que o conjunto delas me causa e que espero poder causar em quem decidir ler meus textos...<br />Espero que você me entenda.<br /><br />
Letters from a Young Poet: A Lonesome Journey to the Heart of the...
by Michael Molyneux

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Inspired by a lonesome journey through South America, this collection of true stories documents an equally difficult journey through the dark corners of the human psyche via the colossal canyons of Peru, deserted strips of paradise in Ecuador, volcanic salt-flats in Bolivia, windswept grasslands of Patagonia, and the far reaches of Tierra Del Fuego. With engaging descriptions and intriguing tales, Molyneux delivers a sensual portrait of a wild continent, exploring cultural landscapes and the nature of human restlessness and ecstasy. Ultimately, these stories, as all others, are about the essential elements of the human condition: suffering and love.
Permission to Slurp: The Insider's Guide to Tasting Specialty Cof...
by Karen Attman

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English

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108

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p>Colombian coffee is known around the world. Grown on mist covered hills by successive generations of hard working families, coffee from Colombia is considered some of the best. However, appreciating and evaluating that coffee – whether you’re visiting a farm in a coffee growing region or you’re sitting at a café in a big city – can be a challenge.</p><p>Colombia’s specialty coffee scene is now in full bloom, but coffee experts often generate as many questions as they answer.</p><ul><li>Why do they ask you what <strong>flavors</strong> you taste?</li><li>How should you answer a barista who asks what <strong>coffee region</strong> you’d like to order?</li><li> What should you answer when they gesture to a series of bizarre <strong>coffee brewing methods</strong> and invite you to choose one?</li><li>And why do they insist you <strong>slurp</strong>?</li></ul><p>The good news is that you don’t have to run screaming out of the coffee shop or flee the farm. <em>Permission to Slurp</em> will prepare you to impress the pros and talk coffee on their terms. You’ll become an insider, cracking the secret code of the specialty coffee scene.</p><p>Yes, this book will guide you to the perfect cup of coffee. More importantly, it will set you on the path to a whole new world of flavors. You will learn about coffee plants and the care that everyone in the coffee chain – from coffee growers to roasters to baristas – lavishes on the precious coffee beans.</p><p><em>Permission to Slurp</em> will introduce you to the sweet discovery of a coffee culture you hadn’t experienced before. And you’ll realize that you can change lives and shape futures by understanding how hundreds of thousands of coffee growers and their families benefit when you purchase specialty coffee.</p><p>The heart of Colombia is coffee. Be a part of it, and start your journey with this book, <em>Permission to Slurp. </em></p><p><strong>About the author</strong></p><p>Karen Attman is an expert on Colombian specialty coffee. She is the owner of Flavors of Bogota, which brings to light the small and large aspects of coffee and food in Colombia. She is also the founder and operator of the Specialty Coffee Shop Tour that takes locals and visitors into the hidden world of specialty coffee in Colombia. You can probably find her on any morning getting her dose of Colombian coffee at specialty shops around Bogota. Or, follow her coffee adventures at FlavorsofBogota.com</p>
Our Man in Antigua: 2017 Special Edition
by Michael M. Sherer

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English

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Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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This special edition of Our Man in Antigua was prepared from Michael M. Sherer's last manuscript, completed in January 2017. No editing were done to Sherer's final work, and no attempt to verify the information within was made, so please enjoy this special edition as a keepsake only.<br /><br />Michael M. Sherer was a longtime resident of the city of La Antigua Guatemala, better known as simply Antigua, Guatemala. Writing and travel were his passions. Sherer updated his guide to his beloved city regularly, releasing a new edition every month. <br /><br />"La Antigua, Guatemala (where I live) changes every month. There are little known facts, history and recommendations. Consider it the ultimate insider's guide to Antigua." Michael M. Sherer
Insight Guides Portugal
by Insight Guides

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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<p>With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal is every bit as alluring as its Spanish neighbour - and gaining more and more in popularity. Be inspired to visit with our new Insight Guide Portugal, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this Iberian gem.</p><p><b>Inside Insight Guide Portugal:</b>An <b>updated new edition</b> by our expert authors.<b>Stunning photography </b>brings this delightful country and its people to life. <b>Highlights of the country's top attractions,</b> such as the royal residence of Sintra and the Alentejo wine route, are covered in the Best of Portugal feature, while in-depth features on its cultural traditions, such as the unique musical tradition of fado, give insight into the soul of the country.<b>Descriptive region-by-region accounts </b>cover the whole country from the capital, Lisbon, equal parts hip and historic, to the glorious beaches of the Algarve and the off-shore isles of Madeira and the Azores.<b>Detailed, high-quality maps</b> throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.</p><p>About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.</p><p><i/><i>'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' </i>- Wanderlust Magazine</p>
Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)
by , Luke Waterson

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English

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576

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

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<P><I>#</I> <I>1 best-selling guide to </I><I>Peru</I> <I>*</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Peru</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. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Peru</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, music, the arts, nature <LI><B>Over</B> <B>70 color maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country 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 personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>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><I>Lonely Planet Peru,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.<I> </I></P><UL> <LI>Looking for just the highlights? Check out <B><I>Discover Peru,</I></B><I> </I>a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions<I>.</I> </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet. </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. </P><P><I>*Best-selling guide to Peru. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.</I> </P>
Living in Guatemala, 2017 Edition: Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Othe...
by David Anicetti

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English

Pages

103

Publication Date

February 22, 2017

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Thinking about moving to Guatemala? Thousands already have, from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Holland and many other countries.What would cause people from all over the globe to choose to move to a third World Country? There are many answers- great weather, friendly people, low cost-of-living are just a few. But it's a very personal decision, and an important one. Before you pick up your life and move to another country, get the facts. This book will tell you everything you need to know to make a smart decision and will help you settle down and enjoy life when you get to your new home.
Istantanee da Cuba: Note, incontri e storie dall' Isola che, da q...
by Stefano Salteri

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Italian

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Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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Per molti Cuba oggi è Varadero, i Cayos, spiagge Caraibiche e splendide mulatte. Per chi, come me, è nato negli anni ’50, Cuba è la rivoluzione, Fidel, Ernesto Che Guevara, la vittoria sull’Imperialismo americano. Viaggiando nell’isola e incontrando la sua gente scopriamo che Cuba è molto di più. Una realtà complessa, sospesa fra un passato Socialista di paese allineato con il blocco Sovietico ed un futuro ancora indeciso fra il Capitalismo occidentale ed una sua potenziale, personalissima, Terza Via. Una storia raccontata dalle parole delle persone incontrate sul nostro cammino e dalle immagini catturate per strada.
Life and adventures of Buckskin Sam (1900) (Active Table of Cont...
by Samuel H. Noble

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English

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March 19, 2017

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". . . After being with the Indians and their chiefs all of these years that had passed and gone, I made up my mind to escape from the tribe, for which I had planned in times past. The first thing was to make my plans, and the next was to follow them without being recaptured by the pursuing party. . . ."<br /><br />Born in Maine in 1838, Samuel H. Noble's varied life of adventure encompassed adventures as a sailor, sheepherder, captive of giant Patagonian natives, British Soldier, big game hunter in India, and America soldier serving under General George Custer.<br /><br />The most surprising part of the book is how Noble got his nickname "Buckskin Sam". While working as a sheepherder in Patagonia he was captured and adopted into a now-extinct tribe of giants, whose chief named him "Buckskin Sam" due to his attire. Noble makes note of the great size of the Patagonian captors:<br /><br />"In person they are large, appearing gigantic; they are taller than any Indian I have ever seen, though it is impossible to give any accurate description. The only measurement I had was my own height, which is five feet six inches. I have many a time stood' under their arms and many of them were head and shoulders taller than myself. I should think some of them were seven to seven and a half feet in height." <br /><br />The ritual by which he was adopted into the tribe is described in part as:<br /><br />". . . you must drink three swallows of the blood. Then they all form a ring, Indians, squaws, big Injin, little Injin, and big squaw and little squaw; and they all dance around in a ring and the dogs join in barking and growling and snapping at each other. In all the din of noise is enough to drive a tame animal wild. Next the prisoner is made to run around the carcass of the dead horse three times; then stand upon him with your right hand' pointing to the east and your left to the west. Now the whole tribe dance around you. . . "<br /><br />In all, Noble lived among the now-extinct Patagonian Natives from age 12 until 18---when he made a daring escape and fled back to civilization and eventually to England via ship. <br /><br />In England, he was recruited to join the British military and was shipped off to India to quell rebellion by the Bengal army. They steamed to Alexandria where Noble describes one interaction between the British and local Egyptians: <br /><br />"...When she came up, the British soldier put out his hand and tore away the veil so as to show her face. She flung the basket of oranges upon the ground, and sat down and wept, covering her face with her hands. One of the Turkish soldiers standing near struck at his arm with his sword..."<br /><br />In 1858 after the mutiny was subdued Noble was dedicated to big game hunting, and includes stories of hunting both the tiger and lion. He describes an attack by an enraged lioness: <br /><br />"In her leap, she struck upon the right foreshoulder and knocked us upon the ground. At the same time clawing over both myself and horse she grabbed one of the natives by his hips and bounded off ..."<br /><br />Noble later deserted from the British Army and eventually made his way to Civil War era New York : <br /><br />"As I myself had just deserted from the British army, it looked like jumping from the frying-pan into the fire to enlist again in my own country's service. I went down to New Haven, Conn., and there was enlisted, under the command of General George A. Custer. . . . "<br /><br />Contents:<br /><br />I. FROM BOYHOOD TO MANHOOD.<br />II. MY FIRST VOYAGE. <br />III. ADVENTURES—TRAGIC AND COMIC. <br />IV. LIFE WITH THE INDIANS. <br />VI. SOUTH AMERICA TO LIVERPOOL. <br />VII. OFF TO INDIA. <br />VIII. A MARCH THROUGH THE HEAT OF INDIA. <br />IX. LIFE IN INDIA. The War Of 1857 <br />X. THRILLING HUNTING ADVENTURES. <br />XI. RETURN FROM INDIA TO ENGLAND. <br />XII. LONDON TO NEW YORK. <br />XIII. ANOTHER ENLISTMENT. CONCLUSION. <br />

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