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Uae - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

Uae - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

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As seen in Sex and the the City 2! 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

Uganda ( 8th ed )

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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.
Uganda - Culture Smart

Uganda - Culture Smart

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Once notorious for the tyranny of Idi Amin, immortalized in the film The Last King of Scotland, Uganda has, for the last twenty-six years or so, struggled to overcome its negative image. It has largely been successful. Rated the best country to visit in 2012, it was one named of the best tourist destinations of 2013 by National Geographic magazine. In addition to its game parks, home to the Big Five, Uganda has one of the largest numbers of recorded bird species of any country. It is also the home of the famed mountain gorillas, and the mighty Nile River provides some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. Add to this an almost perfect climate and spectacular sightseeing, including the source of the Nile, Murchison Falls, the "little Switzerland" of Kabale, the volcanic lakes, and the Rwenzori Mountains, and one can understand why Winston Churchill called Uganda "the Pearl of Africa." But Uganda not only has wildlife and natural beauty to offer--the Ugandan people are what makes it different. Drawn from over fifty tribes, they make up a rich blend of traditions. You can sample this in dance and song performances by groups such as the Ndere Troup, or you can wander through the capital city, or any village, and get to know the local people, as English is widely spoken. You will find them sociable, warm, and hospitable. Kampala is famous as the social capital of East Africa, the city that never sleeps, where every kind of nightlife is on offer, and Ugandans have now been officially rated the happiest people in East Africa! All this is what makes Uganda special. Inevitably there are cultural pitfalls for the unwary traveler--differences in expectations, mores, and ways of behaving. This book provides key insights into Ugandan life and offers practical tips on how best to meet the Ugandan people on their own terms, vital information for tourists and businessmen alike.
Ultimate Australia Travel List 1

Ultimate Australia Travel List 1

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What's the #1 travel experience in Australia?

For the first time, the team at Lonely Planet and its panel of industry experts have ranked the top 500 unmissable experiences and hidden gems across the land - to create this definitive travel wishlist.

Lonely Planet's Ultimate Australia Travel List is the regional follow-up to the bestselling Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel List and a must-own coffee table book for both travellers to Australia and residents who want to discover their country's most iconic sights and activities. Learn about Indigenous culture and traditions, savour local flavours at world renowned eateries, have ethical interactions with native wildlife, swim in turquoise waters at picture-perfect beaches, and explore the breathtaking beauty of natural landscapes.

With glorious photos, insightful commentary and details of how to visit each place, this is your essential guide to exploring the very best of Australia's travel experiences.

Ultimate Food Journeys

Ultimate Food Journeys

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Want to know what the best things to eat and drink in the world are and where you can find them? "Ultimate Food Journeys" takes travelers on a gastronomic tour of the globe to find truly world-class culinary experiences. Whether it is the most delicious street food in Southeast Asia, or the best clam chowder in New England, this beautifully illustrated book includes every must-try treat in some of the world's best destinations, and places them in their cultural and geographical context.

Structured by continent, the most delicious or interesting things to eat in each area are chosen by expert authors. Be it bouillabaisse in Marseille or dim sum in Hong Kong, they recommend the best places to eat the dish, both in its place of origin and beyond. The restaurants recommended are chosen for the quality of the cooking as well as for the experience of dining there.

"Ultimate Food Journeys" is an ideal planner for travelers who want to experience authentic food in its original setting, offering an exciting way to get up close and personal with the most unique and memorable regions, towns, and cities in the world through their food."

Ultimate Kauai Guidebook Kauai Revealed

Ultimate Kauai Guidebook Kauai Revealed

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The finest guidebook ever written for Kaua'i. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new eleventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, exciting waterfalls, colorful canyons and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Kaua'i so exciting.
Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed

Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed

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The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai, this brand new sixth edition has more useful information, the most up to date maps, and scores of hidden gems listed nowhere else.
Ultimate Kaui Guidebook

Ultimate Kaui Guidebook

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The finest guidebook ever written for Kauai. This brand new fifth edition has more useful information, the most up to date maps and scores of hidden gems listed nowhere else. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes the Garden Island so special. Maps include beach access to even the most remote beaches, mile markers so you always know where you are, hiking trails and numerous details in an easy to follow format. Symbols quickly identify recommended sights and companies. We identify which companies really are the bestand which to avoid. Special expanded sections on Hiking and Adventures. Clear, concise directions to get to those hard to find places. Web site with links to every business, last minute updates and more. Plus Web pages available exclusively to our readers that expand on all accommodation reviews with aerial photos of all the resorts (so you'll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront). Written by Kauai residents who know the island. Frank, honest opinions from anonymous reviews -- No advertisements. We've covered it all -- from the top of Wai'ale'ale to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your trip to Kauai. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a long time Kama'aina, you will find out more about the Garden Island from this book than from any other source.
Ultimate Travel Lonely Planet

Ultimate Travel Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet, the world''s leading travel guide publisher, brings you the world...ranked. What will be number 1, you ask? We have the answer.

This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet''s global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you''ll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list. What''s your number 1?

Authors: Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: 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 traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

''Lonely Planet. It''s on everyone''s bookshelves, it''s in every traveller''s hands. It''s on mobil(more...)

Umbria

Umbria

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Often known as 'the Green Heart of Italy', Umbria is a region of glorious landscapes, Roman remains, medieval cathedrals, and Orvieto wines. This cultural history makes the perfect traveller's companion.
Underground Guide to Las Vegas

Underground Guide to Las Vegas

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Anyone can go to the Strip, but if struggling against the incessant flow of tourists has you yawning, here's the ultimate guide to a more colorful, not-so-obvious Sin City, whether you're here for a day, a week, or the rest of your life. The best thrift stores, dive bars, poetry readings, strip clubs, art galleries, and nearby outdoor hikes in one discreet little book.

Underground Guide to Los Angeles

Underground Guide to Los Angeles

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-- Explore life beyond Sunset Blvd., from Hollywood landmarks to biking/walking tours to hip hangouts

-- Gives the inside scoop on driving shortcuts and cheap places to stay, eat, and shop

Underground Guide to San Francisco

Underground Guide to San Francisco

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-- Reveal budget travel tips and lifestyle secrets of the hipster denizens of America's favorite city

-- Gives the lowdown on the hippest, weirdest, coolest stuff to do, see, buy, and experience in the Bay Area

Underground Guide To San Francisco 3rd ed.

Underground Guide To San Francisco 3rd ed.

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This is an independent guide to all the hippest, weirdest and coolest things to do and see in San Francisco. It includes information on food, entertainment, accommodation, and employment.
Unique States of America

Unique States of America

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From the tiny gold-rush town of Chicken, Alaska to Las Vegas' dazzling Neon Museum and Maryland's famous blue crab, Lonely Planet's Unique States of America takes you on a journey across the 50 states to discover the country's most iconic - and unique - destinations and experiences.

Travel off the beaten path and into the heart of each state with our expert itineraries exploring some of the USA's finest art and culture, food and drink, history, sports, and family-friendly places. Get fascinating insights into unmissable sights, attractions, parks and more with Lonely Planet's expert commentary and stunning photography.

From roadside attractions to world-class museums, you'll discover pockets of nature on the crowded Northeast corridor, mural installations in Fort Worth, Arkansas, beckoning waters in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, and lots more.

  • Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway from Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Chase the ghost of Ernest Hemingway through the tropical island city of Key West, Florida
  • Witness the picturesque charms of New Hampshire's seemingly endless covered bridges
  • Make an architecture pilgrimage to Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower in Oklahoma or Martin House in Buffalo
  • Explore Marfa, Texas and Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana on a cross-country artistic odyssey
  • Track the course of Lewis and Clark, or travel back to the days of the Thirteen Colonies
  • Relish the Americana-overdose of Gatlinburg and Dollywood in Tennessee
  • Catch a wave in Hawaii, don a Derby hat in Kentucky, or hit the slopes in the Rockies
  • After a day's exploring, we tell you all about each state's most iconic eats, from Kansas City barbecue to Chicago deep dish pizza and some good old gooey butter cake in St Louis. Not to mention the new outgrowth of vineyards, distilleries, breweries and coffee roasters to quench the thirst of every traveller.

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

    Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story

    Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story

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    Founders of the phenomenally successful publishing company Lonely Planet, Tony and Maureen Wheeler have produced travel guides to just about every corner of the globe.

    Lonely Planet Publications was born in 1973 when the Wheelers self-published a quirky travel guide, Across Asia on the Cheap. This was quickly followed by what soon became the backpackers' bible, South-East Asia on a Shoestring. Going boldly where no other travel publisher had ventured, they catered to a new generation of independent, budget-conscious travelers long before the advent of mass tourism.

    Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story is a unique mix of autobiography, business history and travel book. It traces Tony and Maureen Wheeler's personal story as well as the often bumpy evolution of their travel guide business into the world's largest independent travel publishing company.

    Not surprisingly, after thirty years in the business, the Wheelers have an unrivaled set of anecdotes which they share in Unlikely Destinations: The Lonely Planet Story. They have been hassled by customs, cheated by accountants, let down by writers, banned in Malawi, berated for their Burma guide and had books pirated in Vietnam. Tony has been gored by a cow in Benares, declared dead around the world in an assortment of gruesome and greatly exaggerated accounts and their company has been accused of the Lonely Planetization of the world.

    Through it all, from the heady days of discovery in the '70s to the rocky patch after the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Wheelers' passion for the planet and traveling hasn't diminished and comes shining through in this enthralling travelogue. But above all, their memoir reveals the spirit of adventure that has made them, according to the New York Daily News, the specialists in guiding weird folks to weird places.

    Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

    Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

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    Visit Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna's favorite haunts in The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York.

    More than just a travel guide, The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York delivers an in-depth look at Girls' physical and cultural landscape.

    Stop in at Café Grumpy and learn how to make a French press coffee the way Ray and Hannah would
    Go behind the scenes at Greenhouse, where Hannah and Elijah spend a night out, and meet "iPad DJs AndrewAndrew
    Recreate Jessa and Thomas-John's Foundry wedding cake, with buttercream icing made from local NYC rooftop honey
    Tour the Salmagundi Club, site of Hannah's cringeworthy reading and one of the city's oldest and most prestigious art and literary associations
    Shop Girls-style in the West Village, Nolita, and beyond
    Plus a lot more, from Greenpoint to Greenwich Village, and Bushwick warehouse parties to the Lower East Side gallery scene

    It's the best way to visit Girls' New York without paying for a plane ticket--or the perfect complement to your next trip.

    Featuring 18 maps, 21 recipes, and more than 100 full-color photos

    Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2016

    Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2016

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    A great destination and thorough preparation are what make a wonderful vacation, and The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland makes Disneyland one of the most accessible theme parks in the world. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of the reader's vacation. Whether they are at Disneyland for a day or a week, there is a plan for any group or family. They can enjoy the rides, activities, and entertainment instead of spending their time in lines.

    Comprehensive information is presented in a way that permits easy comparisons and that facilitates decision making. There are detailed plans and profiles of hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are presented in "at-a-glance" formats that provide for near instant communication of the most salient information. Profiles are supplemented by indexes. In short, we've got a plan for every reader.

    The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland's research team is a multi-disciplinary group consisting, among others, of data collectors, computer scientists, statisticians, and psychologists. Their singular goal is to provide a guide that will let you get it right the first time and every time. With their help, advice, and touring plans the reader will have a one-up on anyone else not using The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. The book is the key to planning a perfect vacation in a great destination location.