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HAVANA

Michelin Travel & Lifestyle ePub

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CUBA

Ñ HAVANA

Ñ La Habana Vieja

Ñ Walking Tour

Ñ Centro Habana

Ñ Vedado

Ñ Miramar

Ñ Fortresses of East Havana

Ñ Outskirts of Havana

Ñ WESTERN CUBA

Ñ Havana to Pinar del Río

Ñ Viñales Valley

Ñ Vuelta Abajo Triangle

Ñ Guanahacabibes Peninsula

Ñ Coast Road

Ñ NORTH COAST

Ñ Playas del Este

Ñ Matanzas

Ñ Varadero

Ñ Cárdenas

Ñ CENTRAL CUBA

Ñ Zapata Peninsula

Ñ Cienfuegos

Ñ Santa Clara

Ñ Outskirts of Santa Clara

Ñ Trinidad

Ñ Outskirts of Trinidad

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Turkey

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

Turkey is where Asia and Europe meet and meld together. The 'bridge between continents' tag may be a cliché but this nation's juxtaposition of modern sophistication and ancient tradition is a surprising and heady brew that turns many travellers' first perceptions on their head. Steeped in age-old culture but imbued with a contemporary go-getting pulse, Turkey defies being pinned down and is the perfect introduction to the Middle East.

Every empire builder worth his salt has left their mark here. Stare in wonder at İstanbul's deluge of Byzantine and Ottoman finery or explore the rambling ruins of Ephesus – actually just trip over a rock in Turkey and it's probably going to be rubble from some long-gone empire's era of glory. Afterwards, hike the lunarscape of Cappadocia or sun-bake on a beach backed by lush Mediterranean coastline and you'll discover a countryside just as mesmerising as its monuments.

A Apr–May Hit the trails. Spring is perfect for tackling Turkey's long-distance Lycian Way.

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Introduction

Fred Dow Moon Canyon Publishing PDF

Introduction

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Introduction

Campground Selection, Purpose of Publication and Research Method

The purpose of this publication is to provide factual information about campgrounds in national forests and grasslands that will assist campers in making selections for overnight camping. Only organized (developed) campgrounds with ten or more designated sites and accessible with at least the family sedan are included. Group campgrounds and dispersed sites are excluded. Personal observations and recommendations about the campgrounds, the national forests and grasslands and surrounding areas are included.

No attempt is made to classify or rate the development level of campgrounds. Rather, based on the campground descriptions provided, it is left up to the reader to make a campground selection that fits their needs and personal comfort zone. To help narrow the search for a campground, a Look-Up

Table is provided for each national forest and grassland. It is organized alphabetically by the city/town nearest to the campground.

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Reaching Bliss

Berendt, John Lonely Planet Publications ePub

How much does a Kalashnikov weigh? I obsess over this question as I sit in Abdul’s house drinking tea. There are four of these guns leaning against the wall and even the youngest teenage son has one strapped over his shoulder. My gun knowledge is limited but the AK-47 is a mythical weapon that crosses from warfare to cultural history, making me think of Soviet-funded vigilantes roaming fairy-tale-sounding cities such as Osh and Dushanbe. Coming as I do from England, I have never seen a gun in real life. I am bursting with questions about them. Do they shoot them? Is it really necessary to carry one around?

We are sitting in the ‘family’ part of the house in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. This is the formal area for hosting strangers. I came here to meet with a bunch of people to discuss translation. Now the official meetings are finished and Abdul has talked my security guards into letting me visit his home. I am self-conscious because I am wearing a black abaya over the top of my jeans, T-shirt and Converse. I dressed conservatively for this trip, but even so, three minutes on a street where every other woman was covered in black made me feel naked and I was taken to a souq to buy the full rig. The women of Abdul’s family smile with their eyes, all I can see of their faces. Even so, I can tell that the girl jigging a black-eyed baby is a devil with a hell of a sense of humour. I’d love to hang out with her and chat, but of course, I’m on best behaviour with the men and the glinting from the metal on the guns is making me both nervous and excited in a way I don’t even want to begin to analyse.

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FRENCH ISLES

Michelin Travel & Lifestyle ePub

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FRENCH ISLESaaa

Nowhere is French influence more visible than on Guadeloupe and Martinique. Both islands are an overseas region of France, and members of the European Union. The currency is the euro, and French the official language, but Antillian Creole, a pidginized version of French, is also spoken. Within the Lesser Antilles group, these French territories and nearby islands of Marie-Galante and Les Saintes, along with Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, make up the French Antilles, otherwise known as the French West Indies. Guadeloupe's economic hub is Pointe-à-Pitre, while Martinique's administrative capital and main port, Fort-de-France, is the first stop for most visitors.

 

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CULTURE

Check out the Darse District of Guadeloupe, where you can visit Place de la Victoire, a square with palm trees symbolizing the liberty of the island after the victory over Britain in the French Revolution.

GREEN SPACES

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