This informative guide to the fast-changing land of the Czech Republic and its beautiful capital city, Prague, takes readers through Prague's Castle District and Little Quarter, the Old Town, and the New Town and the suburbs. It explores the Czech Republic heartland with chapters on Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Bohemia, finishing up in Southern and Northern Moravia. Subsequent chapters include contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars that highlight every aspect of Czech life and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk around the Little Quarter; enjoy a stroll around Old Town; learn about Mozart and Kafka, two of the city's most famous residents; visit Prague pubs; learn about the Prague Spring; drive through the land of castles; visit Jewish Moravia; and catch the Stražnice Folk Festival. The guide offers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the country in the context of its tumultuous history, art and culture, landscape, and food and drink. The extensive Travelwise section tells visitors the best places to stay and eat and the best shopping and entertainment in Prague and the Czech Republic.
This guide covers all the main towns and cities of the Dominican Republic, helping travelers negotiate one of the region's lesser-known destinations. Travel information tips for Santo Domingo, La Peninsula de Samana, and Cordillera Central are all updated for this latest edition. The book also includes detailed city walks and regional drives, complete with maps, booking information, and features on colonial architecture, shipwrecks, reefs, whale-watching, cave art, and cigar making.
Readers go on a drive along the Amalfi Coast; a boat trip to Capri and the islands; a walk through old Naples; and visit the Trulli houses of Puglia. Author Tim Jepson is a renowned expert on Italian travel. Opening chapters give readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the city and its surrounds in the context of its rich history and culture, its arts, and, of course, its cuisine. Subsequent chapters take readers to the gorgeous and historic Amalfi Coast and its islands and through the storied city of Naples, followed by visits to Vesuvius, Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata, and Sicily and Sardinia. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life in the south of Italy, and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk through old Naples; explore underground Naples; learn more about pizzas and pizzerias; take a drive along the Amalfi Coast, take a Romanesque Puglia drive, and visit the Trulli houses of Puglia; drive through the Sila Mountains and learn the truth about the Mafia in Sicily.
This guide covers all the main towns, cities, and parks of one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Travel information and tips for the hot spots of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, and Durban are all extensively updated for this latest edition. The book also includes spotlights on food and drink, shipwrecks, surfing, diving, and wild animals to help travelers get the most out of their time in this multifaceted destination. Kruger National Park, the Kalahari, and the Western Cape wine lands are featured, and readers can also enjoy a Footsteps to Freedom walk, a Maloti Mountains drive, and luxury train trips through the Transvaal.
China expert Damian Harper covers all the main towns and cities of China, helping travelers negotiate what is probably the fastest changing country on Earth. Travel information and tips for the hot spots of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong are all extensively updated for this latest edition. The developing Yangtze region and remote areas such as Inner Mongolia and the Silk Road are also extensively covered, including detailed city walks, bike rides, and river cruises, complete with maps and booking information.
This guide covers all the main towns and regions of the island of Cuba, helping travelers negotiate one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets up to now. Travel information and tips for Havana, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba, and Holguin are all updated in this latest edition. The book also includes detailed colonial city walks and regional drives, complete with maps and booking information, as well as interesting features on topography, Che Guevara, reefs, Cuban baseball, rum, and cigar making.
Miami, the Florida Keys, and Miami Beach are America's favorite destinations. This lushly illustrated guide takes readers through the celebrated Miami's central districts, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne and Virginia Key, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, the Upper, Middle, and Lower Keys, Key West, and Dry Tortugas. Opening chapters advise on planning your trip and introduce the city and its surrounds in the context of its history, rich mix of cultures, art, and cuisine. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of Miami, which has been called "the American city of the future." The text showcases the city's fantastic architecture, Little Haiti, the Art Deco district, Miami's horseracing, the city's Jewish heritage, and snorkeling and diving in the Keys. Several tours are featured, including one of downtown Miami by Metromover, a Tamiami Trail driving tour, and an exploration of old Key West. The extensive Travelwise section offers visitors a range of the best hotels and restaurants in the city and the Keys.
San Francisco expert Jerry Dunn guides readers around this beloved Californian city through Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, the Mission District, the Financial District, Union Square and Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz, the Marina, Pacific Heights and Japantown, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, SoMa and the Embarcadero, and the Mission & Castro Districts. Dunn also offers a taster's guide to Napa and Sonoma Valley wines. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life in the city and its surrounds, and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk through Union Square; ride the city's famous cable cars; learn about Chinese San Fran and enjoy a walk in Chinatown; learn about the Beat Generation's love affair with the city; the history of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition; walk through Haight-Ashbury and read about the Love Generation; and see the murals of the Mission District. The guide also gives practical advice on planning your trip and explains San Francisco today in the context of its rich history and culture, art, food, and drink.
The American southwest, from the Grand Canyon to the desert landscapes, has always held allure for visitors from around the world. Acclaimed travel author Bill Weir, author of more than 16 books on Arizona, takes readers on several unforgettable car trips into the wilds of the West.
From the storied capital of Bogota to Medelin to the Amazon Basin, this guide to Colombia, South America, offers readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the country in the context of its history, culture, cuisine, landscape, and flora and fauna. Acclaimed travel writer Christopher Baker explores the Eastern Highlands, the Caribbean Lowlands, the Western and Southern Highlands, the Pacific & San Andres, and Los Llanos & the Amazon Basin. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life and every activity under the Colombian sun: how emeralds are mined and marketed, the history of pirates off Colombia's shores, parrots and macaws, volcanoes, whale watching, and poison dart frogs. Gorgeous National Geographic photography and useful maps help you navigate your way around Colombia and its many landscapes: Take a walk through Bogota's historic Candelaria district, take a drive through coffee country, follow in the footsteps of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or enjoy a drive around San Andres.
Wherever you visit--Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Naples, Sicily, etc.--you are in good hands with renowned Italy expert Tim Jepson. He ably guides readers through the storied capital of Rome, Northwest Italy, Lombardy & the Lakes, Venice, Northeast Italy, Emilia-Romagna & the Marche, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, the South, and Sicily and Sardinia. The opening chapters offer practical advice on planning your trip and explain the country in the context of its rich history and culture, its arts, and, of course, its cuisine. Throughout the guide, contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of Italian life and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Learn the history of the Grand Tour; watch the Palio, one of the world's oldest horseraces; explore the Trulli houses of Puglia; and learn the true history of the Mafia in Sicily. Take a walk through Medieval Rome; hunt for truffles; explore Chianti or Umbria by car; or enjoy a drive along the Valle d'Aosta, around Lago Maggiore, or Lago di Garda. Take a walk from Santissima Annunziata to Santa Trinita in Florence and learn about the city's flooding challenges.
Frommer?s® Prague and the Best of the Czech Republic
Frommer?s® Prague & the Best of the Czech Republic
From the historic city of Prague to the towns and sights of Bohemia and Moravia and the spas of Carlsbad, this compact, pocketable guide captures it all. Colour-coded sections help to navigate around the book quickly and full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation. The top 10 unmissable attractions are highlighted and hotels are recommended for all budgets. Plus, you can get the lowdown on local cuisine, entertainment, shopping and much more.
Containing practical advice and tips from the professionals who create the photography found in "National Geographic Traveler", this guide covers main themes of travel photography, such as landscapes, portraits, architecture, action, and more. It focuses on the challenging situations and opportunities that occur while exploring new environments.
From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since the publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.
Updated for the first time since 2008, National Geographic's visual atlas of the world will delight and inspire history lovers, current event buffs, and cartography fans alike. From spectacular space imagery to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this stunning book showcases the diverse natural and cultural treasures of the world in glorious color. Featuring more than 200 fascinating maps, 350 new photos, and state-of-the-art cartography and satellite imagery, this is an essential reference for families, travelers, students, librarians, and scholars. Each page, created in collaboration with the world's premier scientists, geographers, and cartographers, is packed with up-to-the-minute information, making this book the most beautiful and authoritative visual atlas available today.
For travelers to the Caribbean by cruise or small ship, to ports in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, Barbados, and Trinidad & Tobago, this beautifully illustrated guidebook by Caribbean experts Emma Stanford and Nick Hanna covers ports of call large and small on islands throughout the Caribbean. You'll find vital information to help you make the most of stops at each port city, including how to get to the sights from the port; what to see in a short amount of time ashore; and how to avoid pricey excursions. This guidebook begins with an absorbing History & Culture chapter detailing the region's fascinating history as a crucible of colonial trade, piracy, and slavery, and its subsequent development into one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth. At the end of every port description, you'll receive invaluable need-to-know information on each place on your itinerary. As in every National Geographic Traveler guidebook, The Caribbean: Ports of Call and Beyond includes detailed, four-color maps; more than 75 full-color images (by National Geographic photographer Matt Propert); insider tips from National Geographic experts who know the Caribbean well; cultural sidebars that provide a deep appreciation of the region's nature and history; guided walking tours complete with maps; and details of additional boat, bus, and train rides to maximize your experience of the islands. A handy Travelwise section includes restaurants as well as don't-miss festivals, the best shopping venues, and information on both cultural events (concerts, theater, etc.) and outdoor activities (snorkeling, paragliding, fishing, sailing, etc.) that will help you plan ahead for your Caribbean trip of a lifetime. You don't have to be on a cruise ship to use this fact-filled guide. Independent sailors and land lovers alike will also benefit from its invaluable information.
"Путеводитель National Geographic" познакомит вас с лучшим, что есть в Венеции. Состоящий из трех основных разделов, иллюстрированный путеводитель начинается с краткого историко-культурного обзора. Далее следуют семь глав, детально описывающих наиболее интересные достопримечательности города. Последняя глава - об окрестностях Венеции. Каждую главу предваряет краткое содержание для облегчения поиска информации. Описанию каждого района города сопутствуют карты с обозначением достопримечательностей и предлагаемых маршрутов экскурсий. Тексты на цветных плашках рассказывают об интересных подробностях истории и культуры. Последний раздел, "Советы путешественнику", содержит информацию, необходимую для планирования поездки, проезда по городу, а также практические советы, касающиеся непредвиденных обстоятельств, выбора гостиниц и ресторанов, покупок и развлечений.
Since the Czech Republic joined the European Union, most of its environmental legislation is adopted through the EU policy process. However, environmental protection in the Czech Republic is undermined by the relatively high implementation deficit of EU environmental legislation. This publication aims to identify the reasons for this deficit, i.e. barriers to effective implementation of environmental directives adopted by the EU after 1 May 2004. Through qualitative interviews with officials from Prague and Brussels, including two former Czech Ministers of Environment, the author identifies two narratives of non-compliance specific for the Czech Republic and two narratives embedded in the EU system of administration. The publication concludes with recommendations on how to dismantle these barriers. The findings are relevant not only for decision-makers in Brussels and in Prague, but also for civil servants and politicians in other EU countries, especially from the ‘new member states‘ from Central and Eastern Europe. It might prove useful also to scholars dealing with implementation deficit in other countries and other policy areas.