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With over three million copies in print, CultureShock!is a bestselling series of culture and etiquette guides covering countless destinations around the world. For anyone at risk of culture shock, whether a tourist or a long-term resident, CultureShock!provides a sympathetic and fun-filled crash course on the do's and don'ts in foreign cultures. Fully updated and sporting a fresh new look, the revised editions of these books enlighten and inform through such topics as language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, and business tips. CultureShock! books are packed with useful details on transportation, taxes, finances, accommodation, health, food and drink, clothes, shopping, festivals, and much, much more.
In 11 chapters, each geographic area comes alive through brisk historical narrative and lavish color photography, art, and maps. nbsp; Author Robin Currie details captivating legacies and guides us to sites where their mysteries can still be experienced: Hadrian's Wall, testament to why the Romans didn't occupy Scotland; the Arthurian legends found in medieval Welsh literature; Queen Elizabeth I and her rival Mary Stuart; centuries-old Kilkenny castle in Ireland; the Brontës, Daphne du Maurier, and the rich landscapes that inspired them. Meet the modern citizens of Britain and Ireland as well, and discover what life is like in the islands today. Throughout the book, quick travel tips and fun lists provide intriguing details about language origins, customs, and little-known lore. A complete index rounds out this ultimate reference. There's nothing like it on the market today. nbsp; Wide-ranging travel author Robin Currie begins with the rich history of the Enchanted Isles, discussing such topics as the compelling saga of London, the Viking roots of 1,000-year-old Dublin, and the shipbuilding heritage of Belfast, from whence the Titanic steamed into history. We take in the emerald vistas of Ireland, dappled with the passage tombs and ritual sites of the ancient Celts. The rugged hills of Scotland, where the Romans disparaged the inhabitants as Picts ("painted men") for the pigments they wore in battle. And the coasts and castles of Wales, where the ancient language is still very much alive. nbsp; These islands have seen much coming and going of peoples over the centuries, and that is no less true today. Get to know the modern inhabitants of the nations, whose faces speak louder than words about diversity of modern Britain and Ireland. Throughout the book, the photography has a special feel, going beyond the expected to bring out the real character of the lands and people.nbsp;For readers inspired to visit these irresistible lands, Britain and Ireland delivers little-known secrets and insights that the practical travel guides don't, to help us experience the countries more richly and appreciate them more deeply. Quotations from a wide range of individuals describe their favorite sites or landmarks, and lists of superlatives within a particular region (best vistas, oldest pubs, most fascinating ruins) point out spots that the average tourist would never know existed. nbsp; Whether to learn, to visit, or simply to dream--National Geographic's Britain and Ireland provides readers with an incomparable tour.
The allure of Great Britain's natural beauty, famously refined culture, and storied history has long held sway over visitors. The country is the number one destination for Americans traveling to Europe. Annually, more than 4,000,000 tourists cross the Atlantic to enjoy the island's myriad charms, including the rolling moors of Devon and Yorkshire, some of the world's finest museums, dining, and theater in the fabled streets of London. Travelers are able to soak in the rich history and stunning scenery of Scotland's islands and highlands, as well as the stately aristocratic mansions and castles that dot the countryside. Illustrated with more than 150 vivid photographs and 30 detailed, full-color maps, National Geographic Traveler: Great Britain,nbsp;3rd Edition brings you everything you need to know to plan a trip to this most enticing of regions. nbsp; Veteran travel author Christopher Somerville, a native Englishman, guides you shire by shire through the fascinating landscape that is 21st-century Britain, beginning with a detailed introduction to the island's history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive tongue-in-cheek character of the British people. The book provides an in-depth exploration of the area's individual regions, including the very distinct countries of Scotland and Wales, covering in detail every corner of this diverse and beguiling land. nbsp; From venerable Westminster Abbey and the cutting edge art at the Tate Modern museum in London to Shakespeare's scenic hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon to John Lennon's boyhood home in Liverpool, it's all here. In addition, special detailed features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as the relaxing parks of London, Wedgewood and the potteries, Thomas Hardy's Dorset, and golfing in Scotland. nbsp; The book also offers seventeen guided walks and drives through many of Britain's most scenic and historic regions, including tours of the ancient cities of Oxford and Bath and drives around Snowdonia National Park in Wales and Wordsworth's beautiful Windermere in the hugely popular Lake District. A thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. nbsp; Whether you're birdwatching on the islands of Scotland's Inner Hebrides, visiting the famous and impressive Bronze-Age monument at Stonehenge, or gazing upon the famous portraits of storybook kings and queens in the National Portrait Gallery in London, National Geographic Traveler: Great Britain has every tool you need to make your trip a memorable one.
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! This invaluable guide contains all the information you need to get to and around some of the most popular destinations in England. Using London as a base, you can explore the college towns of Oxford and Cambridge; go on rambling walks or bike rides through the English countryside; or experience the mystery of Stonehenge, each in only a day! We give you all the information you need to plan your day trip, from train schedules to parking information and the best places to pick up picnic supplies or enjoy a more leisurely meal. Detailed maps and suggested itineraries for each destination guarantee that you'll see as much as possible without feeling rushed. And if there's so much to do that we think you might want to extend your trip, we give you the scoop on the best places to stay, from budget B&Bs to luxury hotels. Also included are savvy insider tips, historical information, and special "finds" that most tourists and tour groups miss.
Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. "Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world. London swings once again in the smart, savvy Frommer's Irreverent Guide to London, a deliciously honest insider's look at Great Britain's Gotham. Want to know where the royals kick back? What the locals really think of Tony Blair's Millennium Dome? The biggest shocker about tony London hotels? The neighborhood that's the capital of cool? You'll discover the best spots to savor curry, England's new national cuisine, how to find designer clothes at rock-bottom prices, and how to get theater tickets when the shows are sold out.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, weuse 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommer's. Your guide to a world of travel experience. Put the Best of London in Your Pocket * The lowdown on theater ticket discounts and "The World's Greatest Pub Crawl." * Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. * Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. * Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. * The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.
CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London bull; bull;Insights into the people and their culture and traditions. bull;Advise on adapting into the local environment. bull;Essential information on the coutnry's history, traditions, beliefs, etiquette, cusine and leisure activities. bull;Suggestions on how to get the most out of the travel experience. bull;Linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business. bull;A useful list of foreign words and phrases and a conprehensive resource guide. bull;A glossary books for further reading and a list of interesting websites for additonal reference. bull;Lively and humorous illustrations that capture the essence of the text. CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London. Full of practical information and settling-in tips, this book will help make your stay in this vibrant city as smooth as possible. Find out how to choose the right accommodation, the most effective way to get around the busy roads, and how you can do your banking efficiently in this fast-paced metropolis. Get acquainted with the nooks and crannies of this exciting capital, and discover the quiet parks and local haunts that are hidden from most tourists, and which reveal a different side of London. Discover what makes Londoners tick and how you can break down the famous English reserve and build fulfilling friendships with colleagues and neighbours. Whatever your length of stay, CultureShock! London will equip you with the tools and confidence for a successful and pleasant time in this cosmopolitan place.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. Your trip begins with us. * From the latest hotels and restaurants to the classic attractions, our authors guide you through one of the world's great cities. * Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. * Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. * Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
From venerable Westminster Abbey to the cutting-edge exhibitions of the Tate Modern art museum, from the Tower of London's imposing facades guarding the Thames to idyllic St. James's Park, London's storied history and myriad charms make it easy to understand why the city is the number one tourist destination for Americans visiting Europe. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, National Geographic Traveler: London, 3rd Edition brings you everything you need to know to plan a trip to this most alluring of cities. Award-winning author Louise Nicholson, a 25-year-resident of England's capital city, guides you step-by-step through the fascinating cityscape that is 21st-century London. Starting with a detailed introduction to the city's history and culture, including an in-depth look at London's rich literary and theatrical heritage, Nicholson then explores in detail every corner of this captivating metropolis. From the great historical sites--St. Paul's Cathedral, the Inns of Court, the British Museum, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Buckingham Palace, among many--to newer destinations, such as the revolving London Eye along the Thames, the shopping and business district around East London's Docklands, and the rebuilt Globe Theatre on the trendy South Bank, it's all here. Special detailed features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as London's street markets, Regency architecture, and historic port. In additional, the book offers four guided walks through many of the city's lesser-known nooks and crannys. A special Excursions chapter guides readers to some of England's most rewarding destinations, all within range of the capital, including Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and Windsor. A thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. A series of sidebars gives you information on authentic experiences that will help you delve deeper into the culture--including where to get a fine British high tea, how to get half-price tickets for London's renowned West End shows, and when you can try your artist's hand at duplicating the old masters at the National Gallery. Whether you're shopping along famous Oxford Street, strolling along the quiet side streets of Chelsea, or gazing at the famous portraits of storybook kings and queens in the National Portrait Gallery, National Geographic Traveler: London has every tool you need to make your trip a memorable one.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 London will lead you straight to the very best England's capital city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, a peaceful place to stay, or the best nightspots, events, and restaurants, this fully updated guide with pull-out map is the perfect pocket-sized companion. The guide is divided by area, covering Regent's Park and Marylebone, Kensington and Knightsbridge, Mayfair and St. James's, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, Soho and the West End, Covent Garden, The City and Westminster, the South Bank and Southwark — each packed with restaurant reviews and recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums and activities for children to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of London with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 London and its pull-out map.