Bangkok stands out as a place of extraordinary allure. This book is a cultural and literary history of Thailand's capital, tracing its development from a centre of religious and royal tradition into a modern megalopolis.
A guide to Egypt that provides a comprehensive background and history section, and listings on the best activities, where to find the best food and drink and how to get around. It features maps to help travellers get around: from boats along the Nile to navigating the backstreets of Cairo.
A bracing and beguiling quest for the world's deepest, purest snowfall that takes us from carrot-nosed snowmen in frosty gardens to the most perilous peaks on earth - a book that does for the white stuff what Robert Macfarlane did for mountains.
For natives and tourists alike, this work offers a view of the city of Los Angeles. Each card outlines a self-guided walking adventure, with a detailed map on one side and insider information on the other. Noteworthy sites and attractions are numbered on both sides of the cards for easy reference.
"Spa Chic Asia presents spas arranged by country and according to their unique strengths and distinguishing features. Everything from destination spas, medispas adn wellness retreats to resort spas and spas with alternative medicine are covered in this guide." -- Page 4 of cover.
More diversity is crammed into Costa Rica's borders per square mile than any other country in the world, and this book takes readers to the best places to see it all. Whatever one's idea of eco-travel, this guidebook will show the way. Full-color photos & maps.
In 1997 the first female expedition walked to the North Pole. Amongst them were mother and daughter, Sue and Victoria Riches. Aged fifty, Sue was diagnosed as having breast cancer, which resulted in a mastectomy. This looks at their lives before and after the expedition, providing insight into the highs and lows of polar travel.
But he hesitates, unsure, the lights change and her car lurches forward straight into a tree, killing her instantly...This is the story that Pete tells his class of high-school students in the wealthy suburb of Chicago where he teaches and writes.