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Oman

Author: Tony Walsh,Diana Darke

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770205

Category: Travel

Page: 360

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Bradt's is the most up-to-date and informative guide to Oman, the Arabian peninsula's most welcoming destination, fully revised and updated by an author who has been living in Oman and Arabia since 1986. Oman is finally reaping the economic benefit of its location between Europe, Africa and Asia with substantial investment in major shipping ports and significant expansion of the national airline with new routes to Western Europe and East Asia. Despite being at the crossroads of great trade routes and empires, Oman has remained an independent country through much of its long history, and today tourism and travel are a major focus for Oman's government. This new edition covers the recent substantial investment in new airport facilities and upmarket accommodation and also features the historic UNESCO towns of Samharam and Al Balid. If you want to live like a local, the guide also tells you how to slow cook the traditional spiced meat shuwa and how to be a perfect guest if invited into an Omani home. Oman is not merely a desert. While it has the classic sand seas - Wihibah Sands - home to the nomadic Bedouin and their camels, this sultanate also boasts lush monsoon-soaked valleys near Salalah, mountain villages surrounded by green terraced fields of fruit trees and rose bushes, and the reef-fringed Ad Dimaniyyat Islands. With such a varied wilderness there is huge scope for adventure. Oman is increasingly perceived as a high-end cultural destination. The new Opera House has opened, directly supported by the Sultan, with top-notch international performers like Placido Domingo. The guide includes advice on property buying, since Omani law changed to allow expatriates to buy, explaining the rules and regulations. There is also a detailed overview of language schools teaching Arabic, not found in other guides. With advice on cultural etiquette, basic Arabic phrases and political history - as well as full practical information on where to stay and eat, and what to see and do - this fully updated edition remains the essential guide for travellers looking to discover the real Oman.
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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

Author: Jenny Walker,Stuart Butler,Anthony Ham,Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742200095

Category: Travel

Page: 527

View: 9403

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula 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. Feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes, dine on top of Burj Khalifa, theworld's tallest building, or wander through the labyrinthine souqs.
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Yemen

The Bradt Travel Guide

Author: Daniel McLaughlin

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622125

Category: Travel

Page: 248

View: 6397

Yemen is shrugging off its image of being a country with a security issue, to reveal its stunning landscape and fascinating culture – justifiably worth visiting by professional archaeologists, historians, the business traveller, or those making the most of Yemen’s adventure sports, such as hiking and scuba-diving. All will gain thrills treading on ground which is the site of the Sabaean dynasty, the era of the fabled Queen of Sheba. Yemen is undoubtedly the choice of those interested in digging deeper into regional culture.
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Bradt Svalbard

Spitzbergen with Frank Josef Land & Jan Mayen

Author: Andreas Umbreit

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 1841624594

Category: Travel

Page: 254

View: 3571

This stunningly gorgeous, seriously remote Arctic archipelago is about as far from civilization as you can get in Europe. Permafrost freezes the ground up to half a kilometre in depth, while winter temperatures can drop to over 40 below zero. But Svalbard's glorious mountains, majestic fjords and sprawling valleys are the perfect setting for adventurous journeys out to the back of beyond - by snowmobile, snowshoe or Siberian husky. Much of David Attenborough's BBC documentary Frozen Planet was shot on and around Svalbard. This new edition includes extensive information on the history, wildlife and landscape of this unique destination with detailed information on national parks and areas of exploration unavailable in other books. It is essential reading for visitors to the region and serves as an introduction to scientists, journalists, politicians and polar enthusiasts.
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Central & South America

Author: Isabelle Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864500530

Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 9063

Getting the most out of your travels means staying healthy. Healthy Travel Central & South America is a user-friendly guide to minimising health risks and dealing with problems while on the road. -- clear guidelines on treating common travel illnesses -- illustrated guide to useful rainforest plants -- essential guidelines on coping with high altitude -- how to recognise and avoid wildlife hazards, from leeches to piranhas and tarantulas -- comprehensive first aid section Written by Dr Isabelle Young, with a team of travel health experts, Healthy Travel Central & South America provides advice on planning your trip, staying healthy while travelling, and what to do if you run into problems.
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629227

Category: Ethiopia

Page: 640

View: 5626

Ethiopia travel guide: expert travel tips and holiday advice on everything from Addis Ababa hotels and restaurants to ancient rock churches and archaeological sites. This guide also includes natural history and wildlife, Bale Mountains National Park, South Omo, Tigrai, Lake Tana and Lalibela churches, Axum's stelae, Gondar and the Danakil Depression.
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Sri Lanka

Author: Royston Ellis

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623466

Category: Travel

Page: 294

View: 1771

The civil war has ended, 2011 has been declared ‘Visit Sri Lanka Year’ and all regions of this ‘resplendent land’ are now accessible to visitors. The island offers everything from snorkelling and sandy beaches to golf and hill country tea plantations; from game park photographic safaris to white-water rafting; from ancient temples and ruins to shopping opportunities in Colombo’s bustling streets. Author Royston Ellis combines experience with enthusiasm to help visitors get the most from this magical isle, with accommodation ideas to suit all budgets; from cheap guesthouses to boutique villa luxury. Watch the national cricket team while enjoying a cup of the world’s finest tea, admire colonial architecture or visit World Heritage sites; everyone will find something to admire in this enchanting ‘tiny teardrop’. ‘An engaging written companion with practical information of the sort only a resident could impart.’Book magazine for librarians
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Oman - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Simone Nowell

Publisher: Kuperard

ISBN: 1857336224

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 7686

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
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Eastern Turkey

Author: Diana Darke

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623393

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 411

A world away from Istanbul, the rugged region of eastern Turkey is now opening up to travellers after years of instability. Here visitors can see churches and entire cities hewn from rock, fairytale castles on looming crags and fantasy palaces built by power-crazed Anatolian chieftains. Turkey expert Diana Darke provides all the essential practical advice on trekking and mountaineering; wildlife and bird watching; and accommodation and eating options. Bradt's Eastern Turkey is the only guidebook dedicated to this fascinating region and includes first-hand accounts about everything from soaking in thermal pools to the ascent of Turkey's highest peak, Mount Ararat.
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Madagascar Highlights

Author: Daniel Austin,Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 184162425X

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 9175

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.
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Iraq

The ancient sites and Iraqi Kurdistan

Author: Geoff Hann,Karen Dabrowska,Tina Townsend Greaves

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624888

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 8134

This brand-new edition of Iraq gives up-to-date travel information on a country with a staggeringly rich culture.
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A Tourist in the Arab Spring

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624756

Category: Travel

Page: 245

View: 7955

An honest view, from the ground up, of the effects of the Arab Spring.
Rwanda

Rwanda

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629278

Category: Rwanda

Page: 344

View: 8211

Two decades alter the civil war and genocide, Rwanda has flot only recovered but is thriving. s Explore the rapidly modernising capital Kigali, s swim on Lake Kivu's mountain-ringed shores, seek out chimpanzees in the misty forests t of Nyungwe, or venture into Akagera's wild s savannah in search of elephants, buffalos, hippos and newly re-introduced lions. Corne to Rwanda for the mountain gorillas, but leave enriched by this inspiring country and its warmly welcoming people. s Building on 15 years of research and now in its sixth edition, this is still the only Englishlanguage guidebook dedicated to Rwanda and remains an indispensable companion during a trip to the `Land of a Thousand Hills'.
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The Rough Guide to Zanzibar

Author: Jens Finke

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288680

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 7242

The 'Rough Guide to Zanzibar' is a guide to Africa's legendary Spice Islands. There are lively and informative accounts of every attraction from pristine beaches and coral reefs to the atmosphere of labyrinthine Stone Town. Practical coverage includes all the island's hotels and restaurants, from basic lodgings in Stone Town to luxury east-coast resorts, together with a mass of practical info on diving and touring the interior. Also covering the neighbouring island of Pemba, this new pocket-format guide is the ideal companion for any visit specifically to Zanzibar, or as an enhancement of the coverage in the 'Rough Guide to Tanzania', by the same author.
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Uganda

Author: Philip Briggs,Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770221

Category: Travel

Page: 584

View: 7543

The Bradt Guide to Uganda, now more than 500-pages long, is the definitive travel handbook to this wonderful but oft-neglected destination, not only providing comprehensive background information to its varied national parks, towns and other cultural attractions, but also including detailed reviews of the ever-growing selection of world-class lodges and budget hotels that service them. Uganda boasts the most varied – and arguably the most exciting – safari circuit in Africa. The lush montane forests of Bwindi protect the world’s largest remaining population of mountain gorillas, many of which have become habituated to tourists and can be tracked to within a few metres on foot. Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth National Park, set below the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and abundant buffaloes. Elephants abound in Murchison Falls National Park, coursed through by a dramatic stretch of the White Nile dense with hippos, crocodiles and waterfowl, while Kibale Forest offers superb chimpanzee tracking as well as the opportunity to see ten other monkey species in their natural jungle habitat. For birders, an astonishing checklist of more than 1,000 species – in a country similar in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon ¬– includes dozens of Western rainforest specials difficult to see elsewhere, as well as the iconic great blue turaco and shoebill. Philip Briggs is the world’s foremost writer of guidebooks to Africa. He has been exploring the continent’s highways, byways and backwaters for over 30 years.
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Kosovo

Author: Gail Warrander,Verena Knaus

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623318

Category: Travel

Page: 326

View: 3444

Ringed by high mountains and once ravaged by ethnic tensions, Kosovo is enjoying a tourism renaissance. Welcoming Kosovars have rebuilt their country and now is the perfect time to discover the potential of this once-unknown region. Fully updated and revised by two Kosovo experts, who both lived in the newly independent state for many years, Bradt's Kosovo explores a land rich in cultural heritage and stunning scenery. From hip urban hotspots to remote mosques and monasteries, Kosovo offers up delights for every type of traveller. With detailed descriptions of the lively café culture as well as the burgeoning restaurant, bar and shopping scene, plus accommodation to suit all budgets, this second edition to a ground-breaking guide is the ideal companion for tourists, NGOs and long-term visitors.
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Armenia

with Nagorno Karabagh

Author: Deirdre Holding

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841625558

Category: Travel

Page: 366

View: 5033

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.
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Northern Tanzania

With Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622927

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 3016

The north is the most popular destination for first-time visitors to Tanzania. The second edition of this tightly focused guide is fully updated throughout, including revised information on the best accommodation in every price bracket, from luxury lodges to simple hotels and hostels, and the best of the safaris. There's specific coverage of the wildlife and natural history of the region, making it the indispensable companion to a safari in northern Tanzania's renowned national parks. Plus there's an introduction to the Swahili language.
History

Sultan in Oman

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Eland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781906011178

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 8728

An account of the first crossing of the Omani desert by motorcar, as Jan Morris accompanied the Sultan on his royal progress, with the winds of change - oil and revolution - in the background.
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Bhutan

Author: Erin Levi

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 9781841625607

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 1914

A proudly independent and peaceful Buddhist kingdom, Bhutan is back on the tourist trail after decades of self-isolation. A country of spectacular biodiversity, Bhutan has over 678 recorded species of birdlife and 200 species of mammal, including the Bengal tiger and red panda. Bradt’s Bhutan is the most up-to-date guide available and the only guidebook to devote a chapter to the southern region of the country and also a detailed wildlife section. Erin Levi first visited Bhutan in 2010 and has since worked for the country’s Tourism Council and a number of tour operators; this is her first guidebook.