Bratislava

City Guide
Author: Lucy Mallows
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841622293
Category: Travel
Page: 244
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One of the great Baroque cities of central Europe, Bratislava is situated on Europe's most important river, the Danube. Visitors can explore the car-free centre on foot soaking up the buzz of pavement cafés and bars.Also included is expanded coverage of day-trips outside Bratislava including the Small Carpathian Wine Route, a region full of wine cellars and internationally recognised winemakers.

Slovakia


Author: Lucy Mallows
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621883
Category: Travel
Page: 328
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Impressively situated on the Danube, Bratislava boasts stunningly-restored Baroque, Rococo and art-nouveau buildings. Beyond the capital visitors will find a country packed with architectural gems, the renowned wooden churches of the Presov region, imposing fortresses, romantic castles and medieval ruins - all within easy reach thanks to an excellent transport system.

Transylvania


Author: Lucy Mallows
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624195
Category: Travel
Page: 296
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A new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Transylvania, from creepy castles to medieval landscapes populated by vampires, bears and wolves.

Vienna & Bratislava Travel Guide

Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places to Stay
Author: Lisa Brown
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500534943
Category: Travel
Page: 72
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Vienna is the capital of Austria and the country's epicenter for tourism, culture, business, and politics. The city was once the focal point of the Habsburg Empire and Vienna's imperial city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bratislava on the Danube River has historic palaces, a medieval Old Town, and an interesting set of churches, museums and art galleries. It is the capital and largest city of Slovakia. Located in the southwest of the country, Bratislava is under one hour's drive from Vienna and is the only national capital in the world that borders two other countries (Hungary and Austria).

Serbia


Author: Laurence Mitchell
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624632
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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One of the most misunderstood corners of Europe, Serbia is a spirited and fascinating country. Belgrade and second city Novi Sad are lively, cosmopolitan and welcoming, while rural Serbia, with its hidden monasteries and breathtaking countryside, is an undiscovered gem. This edition of the guide features the burgeoning music festival scene, bird-watching, wine-tasting and Serbia's growing litany of sporting stars such as Novak Djokovic. This edition includes a new section on the Danube cycling route with details on where to stop, where to shop and sights to see on the way. Updated throughout, the listings include boutique hotels, eco-lodges and backpacker hostels to cater for all budgets. The guide goes into greater depth than its competitors with more detail on the history, politics, culture and sights and more detailed reviews of hotels and restaurants.

Iceland


Author: Andrew Evans
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624993
Category: Travel
Page: 464
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A brand new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Iceland, containing both the remotest offshore islands and the ins and outs of Reykjavik's music scene.

Transylvania


Author: Lucy Mallows
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841622309
Category: Travel
Page: 296
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Transylvania is a wild, wooded, intensely romantic region, filled with mountains, gorges and valleys, myths and legends, dragons, bears, wolves and vampires. This guide covers a whole range of attractions and gives full details of practicalities - accommodation, eating out and transport. Discover old Saxon merchants' towns such as Brasov, Sibiu, Cluj, Medias and Sebes; impressive citadels like Sighisoara, Bran and Hunedoara and the truth behind the Dracula myth. The villages of the historic Szekely region have been untouched for centuries, and there are many Dacian and Roman ruins to explore.

Armenia

with Nagorno Karabagh
Author: Deirdre Holding
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841625558
Category: Travel
Page: 366
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Rich in both history and spectacular scenery, Armenia is a truly captivating country. Whether seeking out ancient monasteries dotted within dramatic landscapes, wandering through one of Yerevan's impressive museums or admiring the intricate stone carvings at Noratus, you'll find opportunities to delve into this nation's past at every turn. Add to this the welcoming locals, superb hiking possibilities and abundant bird life, and you'll soon discover why Armenia is worth more than just a fleeting visit.Packed with detailed background information and invaluable, fully updated, practical advice, Bradt's Armenia remains the essential choice for anyone travelling to this beautiful country.

Rough Guide to the Czech & Slovak Republics


Author: Rob Humphreys,Susie Lunt,Tim Nollen
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858289045
Category: Travel
Page: 632
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This guide to the Czech and Slovak Republics features a full-colour section introducing the Czech and Slovak Republics' highlights. It also contains entertaining accounts of all the sights, from the handsome architecture of Prague to the spa towns of West Bohemia and the alpine splendour of the High Tatra mountains. There are listings of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in every region and for every budget. The author also provides informed background on Czech and Slovak history and contemporary life.

Lonely Planet Pocket Vienna


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787010422
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Vienna is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover the opulent Schloss Schonbrunn which was previously inhabited by royalty, lounge at the MuseumsQuartier, or stock up for a gourmet picnic at Naschmarkt; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Vienna and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Vienna: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Vienna map (included in print version), plus over 9 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhoods to help you determine the best spots to spend your time Coverage of Innere Stadt, MuseumsQuartier, Neubau, Josefstadt, Alersgrund, Wieden, Belvedere, Leopoldstadt, Donaupark, Schloss Schonbrunn, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Vienna is a handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance to travellers who seek only the can't-miss experiences. Colourful and easy-to-use, this neighbourhood-focused guide includes unique local recommendations to maximise your quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all of Vienna's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Vienna guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Austria guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times '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)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

Czech and Slovak Republics
Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405358882
Category: Travel
Page: 448
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The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Czech and Slovak Republics is the ultimate companion to the magnificent Czech and Slovak Republics. Whether you wish to explore the enchanting metropolis of Prague, view the magnificent Gothic, Medieval and Baroque architecture, take a scenic walk or drive through the stunning landscapes; this comprehensive guide is packed with the insider tips every visitor needs to make the most of the Czech and Slovak Republics. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of all the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns, and the new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Czech and Slovak Republics - showing you what others only tell you.

Tripping the Flight Fantastic

Adventures in search of the world's cheapest air fare
Author: Andrew Fraser
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1784770396
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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Nabbing flights for less than a fiver, Andrew Fraser took off on a month long jaunt around ten European cities for £144. In this entertaining account of his trip, he not only describes what he saw, but also how he did it, coaching aspiring travellers in how to create their own dream travel itineraries on flights which cost less than an airport latte. Join him on a bargain journey to some of Europe's weirdest, least visited backwaters, while also learning how to plan a ten-city adventure of your own. Andrew Fraser travelled 6,928 miles at an average cost of 2p per mile. Now you can, too.This unique title - the only one available that explains how to travel so far for so little - takes in some of Europe's least discovered cities, including Skopje, Girona, Thessaloniki, Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, as well as giving an entertaining overview of some more familiar places, such as Barcelona, Rome and Brussels. It tells you how to book secret five star hotels for three star prices with no mystery about where you are going to stay, how to travel the world cheaply from your local airport, and how to save a fortune and create an adventure by abandoning the notion of the linear return flight. Uncovering the little known travel gems which you can fly to for under a tenner, it is also an often surreal, idiosyncratic and funny account of one man's adventures on the move, from attending an octopus autopsy in Barcelona to unearthing uncomfortable secrets in Europe's new Capital of Culture and discovering hip Warsovian apartments which straddle the worlds of Molotov and Madonna. What's more, it's a journey in search of culture, gastronomy and history and - on occasions - the seamier side of life in some of Europe's most thrilling but least known cities.Andrew Fraser is former Travel Editor and Deputy Editor of Attitude magazine, and former Chief Writer of OK! Magazine. He has had a love of the obscure, a love of bargains, and a love of travel since he was a strange eight year-old-boy locked in his bedroom obsessing over maps of Narnia-esque towns, cities and regions on the red side of the European map, which he was told he would never be able to visit. When the Berlin wall fell in 1989, he rushed to Prague, Bratislava and Budapest where he enjoyed the greatest adventure of his life so far, costing little more than pennies. Now the internet and low cost airlines, have brought back those halcyon days of cheap travel bliss and Andrew Fraser's mission in life is to transport you to places beyond your wildest dreams for less than the cost of your airport latte. Come join him.

Madagascar Highlights


Author: Daniel Austin,Hilary Bradt
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 184162425X
Category: Travel
Page: 264
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Madagascar's isolation means most of its mammals, birds, and plants exist nowhere else on earth. This guide showcases the best of the island with details of all the sights included in tour operators' itineraries; trips along the Route Nationale 7, around Nosy Be, days trips around Antananarivo, and tours to the east and southwest of the country. Detailed maps include 'the top spots' - the six places most favoured by tour operators, and a birders' map identifies the island's key locations to spot birds. An authoritative chapter on conservation discusses many of the islands projects and outlines how visitors can help. With full colour photographs throughout, this handy book also acts as a field guide to lemurs, chameleons and a host of other exotic plants and animals.

Lonely Planet Vienna


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787010430
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Vienna is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Nibble your way along the market stands of the Naschmarkt, twirl at heady heights on the Prater ferris wheel, then ponder imperial excess in Schloss Schonbrunn; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vienna and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Vienna Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including art, music, architecture, opera, history, etiquette, coffee culture, cuisine, cinema, literature, and more. Free, convenient pull-out Vienna map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour maps Useful features - including Walking Tours, Museum Floorplans and Day Trips Coverage of Hofburg, Stephensdom & the Historic Centre, Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt, The Museum District & Neubau, Schloss Belvedere, Schloss Schonbrunn and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Vienna, our most comprehensive guide to Vienna, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Vienna? Check out Lonely Planet's Vienna Encounter, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Austria guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times '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)

Top 10 Vienna


Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241368669
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Vienna, includes insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, all designed to help you see the very best of Vienna. Follow in the footsteps of Empress Sissi at the Hofburg Palace, watch a performance at the magnificent State Opera House, marvel at Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere Palace or tuck into Sachertorte in Café Central. From top 10 restaurants to top 10 things to do for free, discover the best of Vienna with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Vienna: - Eight easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Vienna, covering the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Schönbrunn Palace and Stephansdom - In-depth neighbourhood guides explore the most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips, including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Central Vienna, Alsergrund, Museumsquartier, Mariahilf, Wieden, and Greater Vienna Staying for longer and looking for a comprehensive guide to Vienna? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vienna. Staying as part of a bigger trip around Austria? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries

Bradt City Guide

Lille
Author: Laurence Phillips
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621333
Category: Travel
Page: 274
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Winner of "The Best Guidebook 2004" from the British Guild of Travel Writers, Laurence Phillips''s "Lille is the ideal insider''s guide. This updated new edition is packed full of all the practical information needed for short city breaks or even day trips, and travelers will be entertained by both Phillips''s wit and charm in this compact guide. Lille is only a few hours travel time from either central London or Paris by rail and offers an ideal short excursion while on a European visit. Features include: >A cornucopia of gourmet restaurants, cafes, and hotels>A complete range of entertainment options, including nightlife, museums, art galleries, and sightseeing ideas in Lille and the surrounding district>The charm of shopping in old town Lille, including specialist shops and market bargains>Travel from England including Chunnel and ferry services

The High Tatras

Slovakia and Poland - Including the Western Tatras and White Tatras
Author: Renáta Nározná,Colin Saunders
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624736
Category: Travel
Page: 336
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With breathtaking scenery, some 600km of well-maintained, waymarked paths and a selection of characterful resorts, the Tatras mountains have all the elements of a perfect walking holiday. Straddling the border between Slovakia and Poland, the region boasts stunning mountain landscapes: rocky pinnacles, craggy peaks, jagged ridges and towering cliffs, mirror-surfaced tarns and dancing waterfalls. Covering the Western, High and White Tatras, and both sides of the Polish-Slovakian border, it presents 180 walks and scrambles routes of between 1km and 30km (both circular and linear and from easy to strenuous) linking the main resorts with peaks, lakes and mountain chalets. In Poland, there is just one base - delightful Zakopane - whereas in Slovakia, you can walk from several villages strung out along the foot of the range and linked by a tramway. The guide also includes a wealth of information about local services, facilities and attractions and extensive practical advice covering travel and insurance, accommodation and facilities, mountain guides, languages and safety in the mountains. The Tatras have been designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in recognition of their rich biodiversity and the guide presents a summary of the region's plants and wildlife, as well as its fascinating history. Other highlights include an ascent of Krivan, the national symbol of Slovakia, glorious ridge walks in the Western Tatras and gentler strolls taking in caves and waterfalls. Blending information with inspiration, this book is a must for anyone wishing to visit the High Tatras.

Secret Paris


Author: Jacques Garance,Maud Ratton
Publisher: Jonglez Publishing
ISBN: 9782361952709
Category:
Page: 384
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A priest who blesses animals, winemaking firefighters, a tree in a church, an inverted phallus at a well-known entrance, an atomic bomb shelter under Gare de l'Est, a real Breton lighthouse near Montparnasse, unsuspected traces of former brothels, a patron saint of motorists, royal monograms hidden in the Louvre courtyard, the presentation of Christ's crown of thorns, a prehistoric merry-go- round, a sundial designed by Dalí, war-wounded palm trees, bullet holes at the ministry, religious plants in a priest's garden, a mysterious monument to Freemasonry at the Champ-de-Mars, a solid gold sphere in parliament, a Chinese temple in a parking lot, the effect of the Bièvre river on Parisian geography, a blockhouse in the Bois de Boulogne ... For those who thought they knew Paris well, the city is still teeming with unusual and secret places that are easily accessible.