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Two Arabic Travel Books
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Two Arabic Travel Books

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-08
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

In its ports, we find a priceless cargo of information; here are the first foreign descriptions of tea and porcelain, a panorama of unusual social practices, cannibal islands, and Indian holy men--a marvelous, mundane world, contained in the compass of a novella. In Mission to the Volga, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in what is now central Russia. This colorful documentary by Ibn Fadlan relates the trials and tribulations of an embassy of diplomats and missionaries sent by caliph al-Muqtadir to deliver political and religious instruction to the recently-converted King of the Bulghars. During eleven months of grueling travel, Ibn Fadlan records the marvels he witnesses on his journey, including an aurora borealis and the white nights of the North. Crucially, he offers a description of the Viking Rus, including their customs, clothing, tattoos, and a striking account of a ship funeral.

Around the World in 68 Days
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Around the World in 68 Days

Around The World In 68 Days is a travelogue with a big difference - not about how to get there, what to see or where to dine, but instead, seeking to glean insights into the meaning of life and the true nature of human societies, using the lens of the brand attributes of each territory to look more clearly into the kaleidoscope of humanity. In a time of a global pandemic, this is also a type of memoir, a tribute to travel, of a pre-Covid-19 world. This is like a 68-day extravaganza of ichigo ichie, the Japanese concept of cherishing every worthwhile moment. Singaporean writer Koh Buck Song - author and editor of more than 30 books - distils the quintessential brand essence of very different cultures in 13 countries across four continents. He draws from his experience and perspectives as a country brand adviser, advocate of liveable and sustainable cities, and commentator on society and public policy. Koh, also a poet and artist, opens each chapter with his own haiga artwork of a haiku poem with an ink sketch. These artworks complement this book's effort to capture and interpret shared humanity across the globe.

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2020
  • Language: en

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2020

This annual bestseller ranks the hottest countries, regions and cities for 2020, and reveals how well-planned, sustainable travel can be a force for good. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable.

The Travel Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

The Travel Book

850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. This third edition of Lonely Planet's bestselling coffee table favourite is now available in paperback - and will continue to delight, inspire and inform travellers of all ages.

Travel Writing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Travel Writing

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-05-16
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  • Publisher: Routledge

An increasingly popular genre – addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics – travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown. In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form looks at both men and women’s travel writing, surveying a range of canonical and more marginal works, drawn from both the colonial and postcolonial era utilises both British and American travelogues to consider the genre's role in shaping the history of both nations. Concise and practical, Travel Writing is the ideal introduction for those new to the subject, as well as a crucial overview of current debates in the field.

ASTA Travel News
  • Language: en

ASTA Travel News

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1952-07
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Unforgettable Journeys
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Unforgettable Journeys

Discover the joys of slow travel. It's the journey, not the destination, so the saying goes, and what better way to see the world than by moving through it. Take an epic road trip through the Scottish Highlands, set off on a breathtaking bike ride through Bollenstreek's bulb fields, jump aboard the romantic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - these are once-in-a-lifetime adventures that will stay with you forever. Featuring over 200 inspirational entries, Unforgettable Journeys is a vibrant celebration of taking the scenic route. We've picked the world's best adventures, from cruising around Alaska and Antarctica to train journeys in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Of course, the big-hitters are covered - interrailing through Europe, driving Route 66 and walking the Camino de Santiago - but we also take you off-the-beaten path, cycling around the Loire Valley, kayaking through Finnish lakeland and trekking through Australia's stunning Blue Mountains. We've organized the ebook by types of transport, so whether you're an avid hiker, cyclist or driver, or love to be on the water or on the rails, we've got you covered.

The Art of Travel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Art of Travel

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-11-19
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  • Publisher: Vintage

Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow. Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book. Don’t leave home without it.

Outlook for Travel and Tourism
  • Language: en

Outlook for Travel and Tourism

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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History of Shanghai
  • Language: en

History of Shanghai

Dear Traveler, Welcome to the WanderStories™ History of Shanghai as told by the best local guide. Welcome to Shanghai, the largest city proper in both China and the world. It is one of the major financial centers for Asia and home to one of the world’s busiest ports. Its history goes back for thousands of years, though it is perhaps not until the last thousand or so that Shanghai has been of any significance except to its inhabitants. For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of several opened to foreign trade followin...