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Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

By Mariusz Szczygiel

Winner of the Europe booklet Prize

One of Europe’s so much preeminent investigative newshounds travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half the previous Czechoslovakia, the land that introduced us Kafka—to discover the surreal fictions and the intense truth of its 20th century.

For instance, there’s the tale of the small businessman who followed Henry Ford’s principles on productiveness to create the world’s biggest shoe company—and employed modernist giants equivalent to Le Corbusier to layout his corporation cities (which have been additionally the birthplaces of Ivana Trump and Tom Stoppard).

Or the tale of Kafka’s niece, who loaned her identify to writers blacklisted lower than the Communist regime in order that they may well hold publishing.

Or the tale of the singer Karel Gott, winner of the country’s most sensible Male Vocalist Award thirty-six years in a row, whose summer time domestic, Gottland, is the Czech Dollywood.

Based on meticulous learn and 1000's of interviews with every body from filmmakers to writers to pop stars to bland voters, Gottland is a kaleidoscopic portrait of a resilient humans dwelling via tough and infrequently extraordinary times—equally humorous, tense, stirring and absurd . . . in a be aware, Kafkaesque.

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Fodor's Costa Rica 2012 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's, Leland Baxter-Neal, Dorothy MacKinnon, Jeffrey Van Fleet, Gillian Gillers

Get encouraged and plan your subsequent journey with Fodor’s booklet commute consultant to Costa Rica (including San José, the important Valley, the Northern Plains, the North Pacific, the imperative Pacific, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean).

Intelligent making plans: observe all the crucial, updated shuttle insights you are expecting in a Fodor’s advisor, together with Fodor’s selection eating and accommodation, best reviews and points of interest, and targeted making plans advice.

Easy Navigation for E-Readers: even if you’re studying this book from begin to end or leaping from bankruptcy to bankruptcy as you improve your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it effortless to discover the knowledge you would like with a unmarried contact. as well as a standard major desk of contents for the booklet, each one bankruptcy opens with its personal desk of contents, making it effortless to browse.

Full-Colour images and Maps: It’s challenging to not fall in love with Costa Rica as you turn via a shiny full-colour picture album. discover the format of urban centres and well known neighbourhoods with easy-to-read full-colour maps. Plus get an outline of Costa Rican geography with the handy atlas on the finish of the ebook.

What’s coated? Get to understand Costa Rica: nearly everybody passes via San José on their method to the seashore or the mountains. This capital urban isn’t a lot to examine, however it has nice eating places and evening lifestyles and interesting museums devoted to gold and jade. You won’t are looking to linger lengthy within the important Valley, because it lacks any of the country’s big-name points of interest. yet there are a variety of day-trip probabilities, together with exploring mountain villages, rafting via whitewater rapids, and gaping into the mouths of a few of the country’s such a lot obtainable lively volcanoes.

The Northern Plains allure those that don’t like sitting nonetheless. After zipping alongside cables throughout the misty jungle of Monteverde Cloud wooded area, windsurfing on glittering Lake Arenal, or staring at the nightly fireworks of Arenal Volcano, you could present your self with a dip within the bubbly waters of Tabacón scorching Springs.

If you got here for shores, the Northern Pacific is for you. each one has a special character: Flamingo’s never-ending stretch of sand attracts sunlight worshippers; Tamarindo’s nightlife is famous; Avellanas’s powerful swells problem surfers; Ostional’s nestling sea turtles convey nature fanatics; and Papagayo Peninsula’s all-inclusive hotels offer each creature comfort.

The crucial Pacific sector isn't just for spring breakers. force down the coast to the cluster of small lodges and eating places at Manuel Antonio. The nationwide park, on a peninsula jutting into the sea, has the best flora and fauna viewing at the planet.

The South Pacific, sometimes called “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” has rustic resorts in Osa Peninsula that take a seat at the fringe of the country’s wildest area. Hikes exhibit toucans and scarlet macaws within the treetops, and boating journeys frequently contain swimming with whales and dolphins.

Despite its identify, Costa Rica’s Caribbean isn’t identified for white-sand seashores or crystal-blue waters. Come the following for lively track, the tasty meals, and the opportunity to combine with the Afro-Caribbean inhabitants. The coast additionally draws turtle-watchers, as 4 other kinds nest at Tortuguero nationwide Park.

Note: This publication variation is customized from Fodor’s Costa Rica 2012,but differs in a few content material. also, the publication version comprises images and maps that might look on black-and-white units yet are optimized for units that support...

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The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life

By Natalie Sisson

Everyone has the suitable to construct a company from at any place and layout a life-style they love. That’s what this publication will train you to do. If you’ve regularly idea that having the liberty to do what you will have for those who wish used to be only a pipe dream, then re-evaluate. instantaneously there's extra chance than ever to : • package deal and promote your latest wisdom and talents to earn adequate to paintings and stay at any place • construct a ecocnomic on-line company out of your machine that creates actual effect on the planet • Use on-line instruments, social media and outsourcing to provide you extra time, funds and freedom • commute the realm for much less and adventure the thrill of minimalism • dwell existence by yourself phrases and create your perfect way of life. This publication uncovers the 3 levels of establishing a freedom way of life enterprise together with the attitude you would like, the nuts and bolts of establishing a web enterprise you like and the blueprint to create your perfect way of life. After eight years of operating within the paperwork of the company global, Natalie Sisson hand over her high-paying task to fly to Canada, begin a web publication and cofound a expertise corporation. in exactly 18 whirlwind months she realized find out how to construct an internet platform from scratch, after which left to begin her personal company, which concerned flying to Argentina to devour empanadas, play final Frisbee and release her first electronic product. Strike ahead 5 years and she or he now runs a a number of six-figure company from her desktop, whereas residing out of a suitcase, and educating marketers all over the world to construct a company and way of life they love. If you’re simply beginning out, this ebook will enable you package deal and promote your wisdom and abilities, or these of others and construct an internet platform to earn sufficient to paintings and reside anyplace. If you’re an entrepreneur, this publication will enable you to identify what you are promoting on-line, achieve an international viewers and construct a digital workforce to offer you extra time, funds and freedom. this can be a useful advisor to profit what it takes to be a electronic nomad and increase the freedom-based attitude to really reside lifestyles by yourself phrases. ----------------------------------- Editorial experiences “Plenty of individuals are looking to commute the realm and run a enterprise from anyplace, yet just a small percent of them rework their desires to fact. of these who take the plunge, few can clarify it good. Natalie Sisson is the fitting exception: a suitcase entrepreneur with a music list, who may also express you precisely how it’s performed. learn this e-book and select your personal adventure.” ~ Chris Guillebeau, NYT bestselling writer of The $100 Startup “Natalie mixes some of the best of enjoyable and proposal with functional, actionable instruments to get you place for a manageable place self sufficient company. whereas there's particular travel-related details, any entrepreneur will reap the benefits of studying find out how to have a lean, versatile business.” ~ Pamela narrow, writer, company trainer “The Suitcase Entrepreneur” is a true gem: it comprises extra assets than i've got obvious in the other e-book of its style, and is the last word one-stop-resource for budding suitcase marketers. this isn't a booklet that sketches out a dream and leaves you striking, it tells you precisely what that dream can appear like and the precise instruments you should use to get there, beginning now. ~ Marianne Cantwell, writer of top vendor loose variety people “Natalie Sisson is an individual who actually walks her go back and forth speak: her common day includes a mix of experience, working her company, making significant friendships, conquering athletic feats and altering lives — and that’s only a baseline. This e-book is definitely the right jumping-off aspect for somebody who desires to create their very own freedom in paintings and life." Jenny Blake, writer, speaker and micro-business trainer at

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The Rough Guide to Colombia

By Stephen Keeling

New First Edition!

Home to a wealthy heritage, attractive surroundings, and a few of the continent's such a lot welcoming and complicated humans, Colombia is an unequalled vacation spot for tourists to South the US. Tourism has surged to just about 2.4 million in 2014; the recent York instances lately named Colombia the region's subsequent cheap hotspot and referred to as Cartagena "Latin America's Hippest Secret."

Throughout The tough consultant to Colombia, you'll find intuitive cultural content material, information for what to determine and what to pass, and sensible info on etiquette, transportation, nutrients, drink, charges and foreign money, and wellbeing and fitness, plus a convenient consultant to the Spanish language.

Whether you must discover the colourful cultural scene of Cartagena, trek to the archaeological ruins of the misplaced urban, or walk the sandy shores of Parque Nacional Tayrona, The tough consultant to Colombia supplies the sincere suggestion you have to to plot your journey, navigate every one event, and utilize it slow in Colombia.

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Top 10 San Francisco 2016 (DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

By DK Publishing

Newly revised, up to date, and redesigned for 2016.

real to its identify, DK Eyewitness trip advisor: most sensible 10 San Francisco covers all of the city's significant points of interest and points of interest in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that assist you plan the holiday that's correct for you.

This newly up-to-date go back and forth consultant for San Francisco will lead you instantly to the easiest points of interest town has to supply, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf to the simplest nutrients in Chinatown.

professional commute writers have totally revised this version of DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: most sensible 10 San Francisco.

+ Brand-new itineraries assist you plan your journey to San Francisco.
+ Maps of strolling routes exhibit you the easiest how you can maximize your time.
+ New best 10 lists function off-the-beaten-track rules, besides standbys just like the best points of interest, procuring, eating innovations, and more.

You'll nonetheless locate DK's recognized full-color images and museum flooring plans, in addition to simply the correct amount of assurance of the city's heritage and culture.

the appropriate shuttle spouse: DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: most sensible 10 San Francisco.

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After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Updated) (Vintage Departures)

By Edwidge Danticat

As a baby, acclaimed writer Edwidge Danticat was once terrified via Carnival festivities – until eventually 2002, while she lower back domestic to Haiti decided to appreciate the entice of this famed occasion. the following she chronicles her trip to the coastal city of Jacmel, the place she met with the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that carry the competition to existence. within the method, Danticat lines the heroic and tragic background of the island, from French colonists and Haitian revolutionaries to American invaders and home-grown dictators. half travelogue, half memoir, half ancient research, this can be the deeply own tale of a author rediscovering her nation, besides part of herself—and an excellent creation to Haiti’s southern coast and to the wonder and passions of Carnival.

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Lonely Planet Philippines (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Trent Holden, Paul Stiles

#1 best-selling advisor to the Philippines*

Lonely Planet Philippines is your passport to the main suitable, up to date recommendation on what to work out and pass, and what hidden discoveries look forward to you. Swim at secluded shorelines within the Bacuit Archipelago, participate in a colorful fiesta, dive distant reefs and luxurious partitions at Apo Island or Balicasag; all together with your depended on go back and forth better half. Get to the guts of the Philippines and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet Philippines go back and forth Guide:

  • Colour maps and pictures all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like an area, warding off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cellphone numbers, web pages, transit suggestions, costs
  • Honest studies for all budgets - consuming, napping, sight-seeing, going out, buying, hidden gem stones that the majority guidebooks pass over
  • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra lucrative shuttle adventure - background, etiquette, humans, tradition, politics, environmental matters, landscapes, flora and fauna, food.
  • Over 90 maps
  • Covers Manila, Corregidor, Luzon, Zambales Coast, Lingayen Gulf, Ilocos, the Cordillera, Batanes, Bicol, Masbate, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Mindoro, Boracay, the Visayas, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Mindanao, Palawan and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Philippines, our such a lot accomplished consultant to the Philippines, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for extra large assurance? try out Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a shoestring guide for a entire examine all the zone has to supply.

Authors: Written and researched by means of Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg, Greg Bloom, Trent Holden, Anna Kaminski and Paul Stiles.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top commute media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a committed visitor neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious visitors to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

*Best-selling consultant to The Philippines. resource: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, united kingdom and united states, February 2014-January 2015

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Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports

You can anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to know while cruising the Mediterranean.

In this consultant, Rick Steves specializes in the various grandest points of interest in Europe. As regularly, he has a plan that can assist you have a significant cultural event whereas you’re there—even with quite a few hours in port.

Inside you will find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or close to the most important Mediterranean ports of name, including:
Barcelona, Marseille, Toulon, great, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and MonacoFlorence, Rome, Naples, and VeniceDubrovnik, break up, Athens, Mykonos, and SantoriniIstanbul and Ephesus

Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports explains the right way to get into city from the cruise terminal, stocks sightseeing information, and contains self-guided walks and excursions. you will research which locations are top for an excursion—and you can expectantly stopover at by yourself. you will additionally get tips about reserving a cruise, plus tricks for saving time and cash at the send and in port.

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Fodor's Essential Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice & the Top Spots in Between (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the easiest of Italy, together with must-see Rome, Florence, and Venice, besides Tuscany’s excellent hill cities and the Cinque Terre’s seashore getaways. Our neighborhood specialists vet each suggestion to make sure you utilize a while all through your trip.
MUST-SEE points of interest from the Colosseum to the Uffizi
excellent motels for each price range
most sensible eating places to meet a number of tastes
beautiful beneficial properties on Italian artwork, church buildings, meals, and wine
priceless tips about whilst to move and how you can save
INSIDER standpoint from neighborhood experts
colour images AND MAPS to encourage and consultant your journey

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