Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Capitol Hill & Southeast DC - Washington DC (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Capitol Hill & Southeast DC PDF chapter from the Washington DC guidebook.

The city's geographic and legislative heart surprises by being mostly a traditional residential neighborhood. The vast area holds top sights such as the Capitol and Library of Congress while the areas around Eastern Market and H Street NE are locals' hubs, with good-time restaurants and nightlife.

Capitol Hill & Southeast DC - Washington DC (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Walking Tour, Eating, Sleeping, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

New Zealand's south Island travel guide (PDF) Lonely Planet

Welcome to possibly the world’s most scenically diverse island; with lakes, mountains and beaches, often incorporating quintessentially Kiwi ways to get active and adventurous.

New Zealand's south Island travel guide (PDF) Lonely Planet

Coverage Includes: Planning chpaters, Nelson, The West Coast, Christchurch, Canterbury, Dunedin, Otago, Marlborough, Queenstown, Wanaka, Fiordland, Southland, Understand and Survival chapters.

Jamaica - Understand Jamaica & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

All the info you need on everything from history, food, music and culture to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get hints on the gay and lesbian scene and tips for women travellers, travelling with kids and travellers with disabilities.

Jamaica - Understand Jamaica & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Jamaica Today, History – from Columbus to Dudus and the Present, Jamaican Culture: ‘Out of Many, One People’, Living in Jamaica, Religion & Spirituality, Jamaica’s Sporting Legacy, A Woman’s Lot, Jamaican Arts and Music, Jamaican Landscapes: The Archipelago, Animals, Plants, National Parks and Environmental Issues, Directory A–Z and Transportation.

Dominican Republic - The Southwest & Peninsula de Pedernales (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's The Southwest & Peninsula de Pedernales PDF chapter from the Dominican Republic guidebook.

Few travelers make it to the southwest: it’s remote, but that’s exactly the reason to visit. You can explore the cloud forests of the mountains or the cactus-studded desert that stretches to the Haitian border. Then there’s the stunning coastline of the Península de Pedernales, which offers miles of pristine, empty sands and clear turquoise sea.

Dominican Republic - The Southwest & Peninsula de Pedernales (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Baní, Ázua, San Juan de la Maguana, Comendador del Rey (Elías Piña), Península de Pedernales, Barahona & around, Larimar Mine, Parque Nacional Jaragua, Isla Beata & Alto Velo, Pedernales & around, Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, Lago Enriquillo & Isla Cabritos and Jimaní.

Taupo & the Central Plateau - New Zealand's North Island (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Taupo & the Central Plateau PDF chapter from the New Zealand's North Island guidebook.

From river deep to mountain high, New Zealand's geology takes centre stage. Its pizzazz comes from the Taupo Volcanic Zone, and the below-ground commotion has gifted the region with some star attractions, including the country's largest lake and Tongariro National Park.

Taupo & the Central Plateau - New Zealand's North Island (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Taupo, Turangi & around, the Central Plateau, Ton-gariro National Park, Whakapapa Village, National Park Village, Ohakune, Waiouru and Taihape & around.

Caribbean Coast - Costa Rica (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Caribbean Coast PDF chapter from the Costa Rica guidebook

Life is more rugged and rustic here, and it takes extra effort to reach the coast to see the nesting turtles of Tortuguero, raft the Río Pacuare, dive the reefs of Manzanillo or visit the un-crowded stretches of black-sand beaches.

Caribbean Coast - Costa Rica (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: The Atlantic Slope, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, Guápiles & Around, Cariari, Siquirres, Puerto Limón, Moín, Northern Caribbean, Parismina, Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Tortuguero Village, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Barra del Colorado, Southern Caribbean, Reserva Biológica Hitoy-Cerere, Cahuita, Parque Nacional Ca-huita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo, Punta Uva, Manzanillo, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo, Bribrí and Sixaola.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Iraklio - Crete (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Iraklio PDF chapter from the Crete guidebook.

Iraklio is Crete’s most dynamic region, home to almost half the island’s population and its top-rated tourist site. On the quieter southern coast the laid-back life in charming villages unfolds much the way it has since time immemorial.

Iraklio - Crete (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Iraklio & around, Knossos, West of Iraklio, Agia Pelagia, Fodele, Arolithos, Tylisos, Central Iraklio, Arhanes & around, Iraklio Wine Country, Myrtia, Thrapsano, Zaros, Southern Iraklio, Gortyna, Phaestos, Agia Triada, Matala & around, Lendas, Northeastern Coast, Gournes & around, Hersonisos, Malia and Towards the Lasithi Plateau.

6 South India Paradise Adventures

Southern India is rich in culture and is the location of the best beaches in the country. Visit the Andaman Islands for untouched paradise and world class diving. Kerala for the backwaters and fantastic traditional music and dance, and Tamil Nadu for out of this world temples.

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ETG Tip: Check out coastal cave temples in Mamallapuram, French Pondicherry and other wordly Hampi. Goa has the best beaches, rent a coco-hut on the sand and chill.

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6 South India Paradise Adventures


1. New Lonely Planet South India & Kerala - Goa (ebook Chapter)

This is the Goa chapter from Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala guidebook.


2. Mumbai (Bombay) - South India & Kerala (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Mumbai is big. It’s full of dreamers and hard-labourers. It has the most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (and the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical for-est in an urban zone.


3. New Lonely Planet: South India & Kerala - Karnataka & Bengaluru (ebook Chapter)

Karnataka is an intoxicating cocktail that is quintessential India. It’s a winning blend of palac-es, beaches, banana groves, tiger reserves, ancient ruins and legendary hangouts. At its nerve centre is the silicon-capital Bengaluru (Bangalore), overfed with the good life.


4. New Lonely Planet: South India & Kerala - Andhra Pradesh (ebook Chapter)

Andhra Pradesh doesn’t have the flashiness of Rajasthan, but be prepared to dig for the jew-els; to wend through paddy fields and 500-year-old urban markets, to climb towering smooth-granite hills, and to feel the liberating uncertainty of being off the tourist trail.


5. New Lonely Planet: South India & Kerala - Tamil Nadu & Chennai (ebook Chapter)

Tamil Nadu is dynamic. Fire-worshipping devotees who smear tikka on their brows in Tamil temples may then head off to IT offices to develop new software applications – and afterwards unwind in a stylish nocturnal haunt in rapidly modernising Chennai (Madras).


6. New Lonely Planet: South India & Kerala - Andaman Islands (ebook Chapter)

The Andaman Islands’ opaque emerald waters are surrounded by primeval jungle and man-grove forest and snow-white beaches. The population is a friendly masala of South and Southeast Asian settlers, as well as Negrito ethnic groups whose arrival here still has anthropologists baffled.


Jamaica - South Coast & Central Highlands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's South Coast & Central Highlands PDF chapter from the Jamaica guidebook.

Cut off from the clamorous north coast by the natural bulwark of Cockpit Country and protected from resort development by communities that value their near-virgin beaches, southwest Jamaica feels like a clandestine paradise for the few visitors who make here.

Jamaica - South Coast & Central Highlands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Bluefields & around, Black River & around, Belmont, South Cockpit Country, Middle Quarters, Santa Cruz, Maggotty, Appleton Rum Estate, YS Falls, Accompong, Troy & around, Christiana, Mandeville & around, Shooter’s Hill, Mile Gully & around, Treasure Beach & around, Lover’s Leap and Alligator Pond.

6 Portugal Escapes for Autumn Sun

Still warm enough to enjoy the last of the European summer, and free of the peek season crowds, check out 6 stunning destinations to visit in Portugal this autumn.

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ETG Tip: Lisbon is a fantastic city to spend a few days and a great jumping off point to reach beautiful coastal towns. For guaranteed sun and affordable accommodation and restaurants check out Faro.

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6 Portugal Escapes for Autumn Sun


1. The Beiras - Portugal (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Beiras chapter from Lonely Planet’s Portugal guidebook.


2. Portugal - The Alentejo (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Portugal’s largest region truly captivates. Think dry, golden plains, rolling hillsides and lime-green vines. A rugged coastline, traditional whitewashed villages, marble towns and majestic medieval cities. Plus a proud if melancholic people, who valiantly cling to their local crafts.


3. Portugal - Estremadura & Ribatejo (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Estremadura and Ribatejo constitute Portugal’s heartland. These fertile lands have formed the backdrop for every major chapter in Portuguese history, from the building of fortified settlements in the 12th century to the release of Salazar’s political prisoners in 1974.


4. Portugal - Porto, The Douro & Tras-os-Montes (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

It’s the dynamic Rio Douro that brings diversity to the province it has defined, with its granite bluffs, wine caves, medieval stone houses and steep, terraced vineyards. While beautiful and historic Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, is at its mouth.


5. New Lonely Planet: Portugal - The Algarve (PDF Chapter)

Coastal Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. But the letter ‘S’ (for sun, surf and sand) is only one letter in the Algarvian alphabet: activities, beach bars, castles, diving, entertainment, fun...


6. Portugal - Lisbon & Around (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Lisbon has captivated visitors for centuries. Windswept vistas reveal the city in all its beauty: Roman and Moorish ruins, white-domed cathedrals, grand plazas lined with sun-drenched cafes. The real delight of discovery, though, is delving into the city’s narrow cobblestone lanes.


Central Highlands - Dominican Republic (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Central Highlands PDF chapter from the Dominican Republic guidebook.

Even diehard beach fanatics will eventually overdose on sun and sand. When you do, the mountainous playground of the central highlands is the place to come. Where else can you sit at dusk, huddled in a sweater, watching the mist descend into the valley as the sun sets behind the mountains?

Central Highlands - Dominican Republic (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Santiago, San José de las Matas, La Vega, Jarabacoa, Parques Nacionales Bermúdez & Ramírez, Constanza, San Francisco de Macorís and Moca & around.

Taranaki & Whanganui - New Zealand's North Island (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Taranaki & Whanganui PDF chapter from the New Zealand's North Island guidebook.

New Plymouth is the regional hub, home to an excellent art gallery and provincial museum. Behind the city, the moody volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki demands to be visited. Further east the history-rich Whanganui River curls its way through Whanganui National Park down to Whanganui city.

Taranaki & Whanganui - New Zealand's North Island (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki (Egmont National Park), Surf Highway 45, Whanganui, Whanganui National Park, Palmerston North and Manawatu Gorge & around.

Central Valley & Highlands - Costa Rica (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Download the eBook version of Lonely Planet's Central Valley & Highlands PDF chapter from the Costa Rica guidebook.

It’s here, where the Spanish first settled, that coffee built a prosperous nation and highland villagers still gather for centuries-old fiestas. But it’s not all culture – world-class rapids, re-splendent quetzals and active volcanoes all show off Costa Rica’s rich landscape.

Central Valley & Highlands - Costa Rica (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Coverage includes: Alajuela & the Northern Valley, Parque Nacional Vol-cán Poás, Atenas, Sarchí, Bajos del Toro, San Ramón & Around, Heredia Area, Heredia, Barva, Cartago Area, Cartago, Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú, Valle de Orosi, Turrialba Area, Monumento Nacional Arqueológico Guayabo and Parque Nacional Volcán Turrialba.

Top 5 Morocco Destinations - Sahara to Marrakesh

Attracting painters, explorers and writers for centuries exotic Morocco is hard to beat for incredible sunlight, stunning desert and mountain landscape and delicious North African cuisine. Check out our guide to 5 beautiful destinations to visit in this colourful and culturally rich region of the globe.

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ETG Tip: Still much warmer than mainland Europe in the winter, Northern Morocco can get chilly comparatively to Marrakesh and the south of the country. Check out the stunning Sahara coastline for deserted beaches.

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Top 5 Morocco Destinations - Sahara to Marrakesh


1. Southern Morocco & Western Sahara - Morocco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Southern Morocco & Western Sahara chapter from Lonely Planet’s Morocco guidebook.


2. Morocco - Marrakesh & Central Morocco (PDF Chapter) 11th Edition Lonely Planet

The pink city of Marrakesh is one of the great cities of the Maghreb, with a spectacular setting against the snow-capped High Atlas mountains. Beyond are gorges, valleys and sculpted sand dunes.


3. Morocco - Imperial Cities, Middle Atlas & the East (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Imperial Cities, Middle Atlas & the East chapter from Lonely Planet’s Morocco guidebook.


4. Mediterranean Coast & the Rif - Morocco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Mediterranean Coast & the Rif chapter from Lonely Planet’s Morocco guidebook.


5. Atlantic Coast - Morocco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

This is the Atlantic Coast شاطىء الأطلنطي chapter from Lonely Planet’s Morocco guidebook.


Friday, 12 September 2014

8 Reasons to Visit London

London is more than just one place. Each district of the city has a very unique personality, history and vibe. To help you discover new regions of this world destination, check out the ETG list of the top 8 districts of London we recommend you visit.

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ETG Tip: London is a huge city, so depending how much time you have you might not want to attempt seeing it all. The main tourist sites in and around the old city of London are actually relatively close, so once you've seen those you're are free to roam. The London subway system is enormous, and is an efficient way to get around. Outside of rush hour the bus can be a great way to see the city.

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8 Reasons to Visit London


1. London - Greenwich & South London (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Regal Greenwich complements its village feel with some grand architecture, grassy parkland and riverside pubs. Brixton has the creative edge in its revitalised market, Clapham and Battersea are full of hidden gems, while Dulwich Village is all leafy charm.


2. London - Notting Hill & West London (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Portobello Market, fabulous cinemas, swish parkland and mansions, canalside charms, superb pubs and clubs, varied shopping and ethnic eats all make Notting Hill and West London an eclectic must-see.


3. London - Hampstead & North London (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Leafy Hampstead, Primrose Hill, Islington and Highgate are splendidly upmarket, but there’s also diamond-in-the-rough Dalston, wild parkland, markets, Victorian cemeteries and a huge zoo. With top-notch nightlife, this area is a round-the-clock experience.


4. London - Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Wander by the Thames, get lost in beautiful Kew Gardens, explore haunted Tudor rpalaces, go deer-spotting in Richmond Park and down a pint by the riverside at sunset.


5. London - Kensington & Hyde Park (Chapter) Lonely Planet

Splendidly well groomed, Kensington is one of London’s most pleasant neighbourhoods. You’ll find three fine museums here: the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, as well as excellent dining and shopping and graceful parklands.


6. London - The City (Chapter) Lonely Planet

London’s historic core is a tale of two cities: all go during the week and deserted at weekends. But there are ancient streets and spectacular architecture, and history waits at every turn. St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London are hallmark sights.



7. The West End, Soho & Covent Garden - London - Lonely Planet

With many of London’s premier postcodes, and superlative restaurants, hotels and shops, the West End should be your first port of call. Iconic sights, buildings, museums, nightlife, shopping, parks and theatres – they are all here.


8. London - The City (Chapter) Lonely Planet

London’s historic core is a tale of two cities: all go during the week and deserted at weekends. But there are ancient streets and spectacular architecture, and history waits at every turn. St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London are hallmark sights.