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.
This new edition of the Bradt guide to Bratislava by expert author Lucy Mallows remains the most authoritative and reliable guide available to the city that combines history with hedonism like no other. Bradt's Bratislava is by far the most comprehensive and entertaining guide on the market - in any language. Maps, walking tours, historical perspectives and hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all covered. In addition, it features detailed information on shopping, sports, gardens and parks that you'll find in no other book. Not only does it include out-of-town ideas, but it goes into greater depth than other guides and is written in an engaging and colourful style that sets out very deliberately to entertain as well as inform.This third edition is thoroughly updated to include the vast number of new first class and boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés. It also offers an innovative tram map and guidance on city transport, an updated event calendar, and objective and practical advice on buying property in Bratislava. Straying out of the city itself, it also covers Kosice, 2013 European City of Culture.
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.
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
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.
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Bratislava remains the only guide dedicated to this compact and increasingly popular city. Split into 10 easy-to-follow chapters, everything from local politics and cultural etiquette are covered in the opening sections, followed by planning, practical information, local transport (including the new bike-sharing scheme), accommodation, eating and drinking, entertainment, nightlife, sports and shopping. City walks are also included, focusing on the main sights and beyond, plus sightseeing, from castles and palaces to museums, galleries, churches, gardens and parks. Beyond the city itself there are sections on Devín, Cervený Kamen, Ancient Gerulata - Rusovce, the Small Carpathian Wine Route, Senec, Piestany Spa, Trnava and Kosice. There are also useful reference sections on language (pronunciation and words and phrases) and sources of further information.The legendary Casanova knew Bratislava and declared it 'the most beautiful city in Europe', and he knew a thing or two about beauty. Situated by the mighty Danube River and nestling in the Small Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is a good-looking capital filled with good-looking people who look like they're enjoying life. This is a city which effortlessly blends history with hedonism, where world-class restaurants have been joined by a clutch of quality coffee houses and literary tea and bookshops.Bratislava's small size is satisfying: it's compact and visitor-friendly with many superbly-curated museums and not one but two opera houses, rivalling those in Budapest and Vienna. In short, Bratislava is the perfect destination for a weekend break, a romantic city break, a family holiday or as a base from where to discover the underrated attractions in the rest of Slovakia, and with Bradt's Bratislava you'll have everything you need for a successful trip.
Borneo's biodiversity is among the richest in the world.The first guide to focus on Malaysian Borneo and Brunei, this book gives full details on where and how to see the island's colourful flora and fauna. Tropical rainforest and rivers cover over 70% ofMalaysian Borneo, and this lush habitat is home to hundreds of unique species, from the jelly green snake and bearded pig to the proboscis monkey. Trek through one of the region's national parks or catch a glimpse of an orang-utan. Traditional rural lifestyles,tribal influences and ethnic variety also offer the visitor a rewarding cultural experience; take part in island festivities, spend the night in a longhouse or shop in the bustling markets. Borneo can provide for adventure travellers, divers and even sunbathers.Over 27,000 UK visitors travelled to Borneo in 2007, up 10% on the previous year.
Situated in the centre of Italy, Abruzzo lies just an hour's drive from Rome. Often overlooked, it has never been discovered by mass tourism. Abruzzo has something for everyone: hiking on the slopes of the Majella mountain range, wine tasting along olive-strewn roads that disappear into the labyrinths of ancient towns, shopping through the sunny, pastel streets of Pescara or skiing on the highest peaks of the central Apennines. This updated guide explores towns and villages well off the beaten track. It also goes into greater depth on the region than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants.
This extensively updated guide is essential for those wishing to explore this beautiful Baltic state. Detailing the country's medieval capital, Tallinn, the guide escorts the visitor down its timeless cobbled streets and pinpoints architectural highlights. Extensive coverage is given of the country’s complex cultural history, and its best artists, writers and musicians. With generous information on sites of interest and vital practical information, this guide remains a lively companion before, during and long after a visit to Estonia.