Travel

Slow Trains to Venice

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 319

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, he travels as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, he heads back via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.
Europe

Slow Trains to Venice

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Europe

Page: 321

View: 586

Do you love trains and adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks with no set plans. As the trains lead the way, his trip takes him as far east as Ukraine before winding back to his destination.
Europe

Slow Trains to Venice

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Europe

Page: 320

View: 589

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland he goes, travelling as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, his trip takes him onwards via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.
Travel

Slow Trains Around Spain

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 509

Between soaring mountains, across arid deserts, parched plains and valleys of fruit orchards and olive groves, down glittering coastlines and along viaducts towering above plunging ravines... there is no better way to see Spain than by train. Tom Chesshyre hits the tracks to take in the country through carriage windows on a series of clattering rides beyond the popular image of “holiday Spain” (although he stops by in Benidorm and Torremolinos too). From hidden spots in Catalonia, through the plains of Aragon and across the north coast to Santiago de Compostela, Chesshyre continues his journey via Madrid, the wilds of Extremadura, dusty mining towns, the cathedrals and palaces of Valencia and Granada, and finally to Seville, Andalusia’s beguiling (and hot) capital. Encounters? Plenty. Mishaps? A lot. Happy Spanish days? All the way.
Travel

Park Life

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 532

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it's that people love parks As horizons shrank, we took stock. At first, a sense of panic set in: nowhere to go, nothing to do... Then we all went to the park, and we realized something: we need greenery – we crave it. Whether we’re in Colombia or Korea, America or Australia, urban parks are places where we can find calm amid the chaos. They can also (more often than we may realize) conceal intriguing hidden histories, and can tell us something about modern life in our frenzied world, too. With fondness and humour, travel writer Tom Chesshyre recalls 50 of his favourite urban parks from across the world, in a love letter to the green escapes that bring us joy in our cities.
Fiction

Two Short Dramas

Author: Lee J Morrison

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 491

Against a background of blazing Lancashire Moorland Yaneck embarks on a hot relationship with charismatic performer Heather Firebrand, in his isolated Shooting Lodge. This secret ‘House in the Clouds’ has been the intimate locale for himself and his wife Yolanda only and his new relationship with Heather is exposed by the Paparazzi who covertly follow them. Yaneck desperately tries to keep the existence of his wife from Heather as he is willing to go down the path of Polygamy and combat Blackmail to satisfy his overriding infatuation for her. Yolanda finds unexpected comfort with their old friend, Glaswegian Comedian Mac the MacKinty. A startling discovery in Edinburgh, at first alarming, proves to be greatly beneficial to Yaneck as he struggles with his conscience. For Ralph Cannon there is a surprise at the end of his Poetic reverie, as he drives out of New York and out of a relationship. Should he return to the reassuringly familiar, or continue in search of fresh experiences and excitement? Written entirely in verse, this Dramatic collection of Poems explores the mystery and simplicity of love and relationships, sometimes with humour. I hope that these two contrasting short Dramas are absorbing and entertaining. Lee J Morrison.
Travel

Moon Living Abroad in Italy

Author: John Moretti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 999

View: 810

John Moretti left his job as a small-town reporter in Vermont for an extended vacation in Rome, realized he didn't want to go home, and eventually relocated to Milan for four years. John provides insight and first-hand advice on navigating the language and culture of Italy, outlining all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Moon Living Abroad in Italy makes the moving and transition process easy for businesspeople, students, teachers, retirees, and professionals. Moon Living Abroad in Italy is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. This relocation guide also includes practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets, whether it's an apartment in downtown Milan or a villa in the Tuscan countryside. All Moon Living Abroad Guides include color photos, black and white photos, black and white illustrations, and maps.
Travel

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 424

View: 845

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy offers you the best things to see and do on a family holiday in Italy, from visiting magnificent sights such as the Colosseum and Saint Maria del Fiore to exploring the stunning scenery of Lake Como, and brings those places alive for children with fun facts, quizzes, and cartoons. The major sights are treated as "hub" destinations and are followed by places of interest near the "hub," ideal for planning your day ahead. These offer a pragmatic as well as enjoyable itinerary, giving children a real insight into the Italy, but balanced with opportunities to let off steam in parks or playgrounds. All the practical information you need appears alongside the sight, including transportation information, budget tips, age range suitability, and where to eat. DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for activities that will engage children, from swimming in the warm seas off Sicily to skiing in Val D'Aosta. Meanwhile, the most family-friendly, best-value accommodation options have been chosen with family budgets and needs in mind. Full-colour throughout, with detailed maps of the main sightseeing areas for easy navigation and all the practical information you need for a fun, stress-free family holiday.
Travel

Andy Steves' Europe

Author: Andy Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 376

View: 912

Pick a Weekend, Pick a City, and Go! Andy Steves' travel guide picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe's top destinations. Follow strategic, three-day itineraries for exploring each city. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip, including itineraries for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Venice. See iconic sights. Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list, and use Andy's tips to save time and skip lines. Hit the local hot spots. Chill at Amsterdam's coffee shops, study mixology at London's speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona's beach clubs. Enjoy the best (and cheapest) local cuisine. Graze at boulangeries in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivobars in Rome. Become a temporary local. Engage with the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences. Master digital travel. Make the most of your money in Europe with apps and other digital resources. Connect with other travelers. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network. Enjoy handy tools at your fingertips, with full-color photos and detailed, helpful maps throughout. Whether you're studying abroad or just looking to explore Europe without breaking the bank, Andy Steves' Europe will have you city-hopping like a pro.
Travel

DK Eyewitness Family Guide Italy

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 424

View: 738

Perfect for planning and enjoying a stress-free family holiday, this easy-to-use guide ebook includes insider tips and information on the best family-friendly activities and attractions. Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, ride the canals of Venice or follow in the footsteps of Romans at the Colosseum. From recommendations of child-friendly restaurants to suggestions for rainy-day activities, this guide book takes the work out of planning a family trip to Italy. Inside Family Guide Italy: - Each major listing includes details of the closest toilets, the nearest places to grab a snack or meal, what do if it rains, and where kids can play and let off steam - Contains cartoons, quizzes and games to keep young travellers happy all day long - Detailed coloured maps of all the major attractions and areas help you navigate with ease - Colour-coded area guides make it easy to find information - At-a-glance pages highlight all the best sights and activities in each area so you can plan your day quickly - Features expert suggestions for the best places for families to stay, eat and shop - Gives essential travel information, including transport, visa and health information - Covers Venice, the Veneto, Milan, Lombardy, Valle d'Aosta, Piemonte, Liguria, Florence, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Le Marche, Rome, Lazio, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and more Looking for a comprehensive guide to Italy? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy. On a shorter city break and want to know the highlights? Try our Top 10 series.
Travel

Rick Steves Pocket Venice

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 214

View: 157

Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket. This colorful, compact guidebook includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in Venice. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Rick Steves' Pocket Venice includes the following walks and tours: St. Mark's Square Tour St. Mark's Basilica Tour Doge's Palace Tour Frari Church Tour St. Mark's to Rialto Walk Rialto to Frari Church Walk St. Mark's to San Zaccaria Walk
Travel

Rick Steves Italy 2020

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1242

View: 120

From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, experience Italy with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Italy 2020 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals) Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Venice, Padua, the Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, the Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2020. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.
Travel

Rick Steves Italy

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1276

View: 984

From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, experience Italy with the most up-to-date 2021 guide from Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Italy you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals) Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading Updated to reflect changes that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic up to the date of publication Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Coverage of Venice, Padua, the Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, the Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.
Travel

The Rough Guide to India (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1232

View: 361

Thoroughly revised and revamped with expanded coverage for its tenth edition, The Rough Guide to India is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's great travel destinations. From the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the Rough Guide covers this endlessly fascinating country in unparalleled depth, with crystal-clear mapping and stunning photography throughout. Rough Guides' team of experts bring you all the major headline sights, from the "Golden Triangle" of Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa, and insider knowledge on new and off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as up-and-coming beach resorts and newly created wildlife reserves, with the most reliable background coverage available. You'll also find practical tips on the latest developments in this fast-changing destination, from the new e-Tourist visa programme (making it easier and cheaper to visit than ever before) to the explosion in B&Bs, home stays and hostels, the rise in adventure travel and even the incipient craft beer scene. Whether you're planning the holiday of a lifetime or a six-month backpacking adventure, The Rough Guide to India will ensure you don't miss a thing.
Travel

Rick Steves Best of Italy

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 544

View: 119

Hit Italy's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Italy! Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money Two-day itineraries covering Venice, the Cinque Terre, Florence, the Hill Towns of Central Italy, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast Over 80 full-color maps and vibrant photos Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Suggestions for day trips to Milan, Lake Como, Pisa, Verona, and Padua Coverage of Venice, Milan, Varenna, Lake Como, Verona, Padua, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Assisi, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast Updated to reflect changes that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic up to the date of publication Experience Italy's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Italy! Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Italy is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country.
Travel

Rick Steves Venice

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 524

View: 150

Glide along the canals and meander down the cobblestone alleys as you soak up the art, history, and culture of Venice with Rick Steves by your side. Inside Rick Steves Venice you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Venice Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge to the charming city of Padua How to connect with local culture: Say "buongiorno" to the fish mongers at the morning market, snack on chicchetti at a local wine bar, and people-watch on a sunny piazza Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a scoop of gelato Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums, plus a Grand Canal Cruise tour Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on the San Marco District, Santa Croce, Cannaregio, and more, with side trips to Padua, Vicenza, Verona, and Ravenna Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Venice. Spending less than a week in the city? Check out Rick Steves Pocket Venice!
Travel

Lonely Planet Italy

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 648

Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through chariot-grooved streets in Pompeii, sample the abundant varieties of wine and olives as you tour Tuscany, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome; all with your trusted travel companion.
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Around the World in 80 Trains

Author: Monisha Rajesh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 676

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world. Packing up her rucksack – and her fiancé, Jem – Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.
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Rick Steves Best of Europe

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1000

View: 818

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you need to know to experience the Best of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of England, France, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You'll find a mix of big cities and inspiring landscapes, including: London Paris Rome Venice Florence Berlin Munich Amsterdam Barcelona The Cinque Terre Provence the French Riviera the Rhine Valley the Berner Overland Rick Steves Best of Europe features:Everything in Full-Color-Dazzling photos and helpful planning maps. Best of Europe Itineraries-Suggestions for planning the perfect trip, based on Rick's expert advice for what's worth your time and what you can skip. Rick's Tips-Helpful hints for key sights and experiences, organized so you quickly learn what you need to know. You'll love how much these simple tips help make your trip smooth and stress-free! Authentic Experiences-Leave the tourist traps behind and enjoy real, cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local people. Plus Practicalities-Essential eating, sleeping, and transportation information is neatly arranged to be ready when you need it.