Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Vancouver city guide - 7th edition by Lonely Planet

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Vancouver city guide

Walkable neighborhoods, drink-and-dine delights and memorable cultural and outdoor activities framed by dramatic vistas; there’s a glassful of great reasons to love this lotusland metropolis.

Shop for vintage shoes in quirky Gastown, hit the powdered slopes of Grouse Mountain or sample an Indian Pale Ale in a hidden microbrewery.

Covers: West End, Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Whistler, Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands and more

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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Isla Cozumel (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Isla Cozumel

Leaving Cozumel’s tourist area behind, you see an island of quiet cool and genuine authenticity. While diving and snorkeling are the main draws, the coastal road leads to Maya ruins, a marine park and captivating scenery along the windswept shore.
plunge into the deep blue and explore some of the world’s best dive sites, offering the likes of drift

- diving and imposing underwater walls that descend into the Caribbean

- rent a scooter, bike or car to cruise the coastal road to Maya ruins and beaches along Cozumel’s wild, windswept southeastern side

- spend an evening hanging out at a bar or sidewalk restaurant in the buzzing town plaza of San Miguel de Cozumel

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Information, Getting There & Away, Getting Around.

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Canada travel guide - 13th edition by Lonely Planet

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Canada travel guide

Canada is more than its hulking-mountain, craggy-coast good looks: it also cooks extraordinary meals, rocks cool culture and unfurls wild, moose-spotting road trips. Hike the Rockies, marvel at the Northern Lights, or indulge in cultural delights from Montreal’s cafe culture to the island villages of Haida Gwaii.

Covers: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, Newfoundland, Banff, New Brunswick, Yukon Territory and more

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New Zealand's North Island - The East Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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New Zealand's North Island - The East Coast

There’s a full spectrum of NZ life here, from the earthy settlements on the East Cape to Havelock North’s moneyed streets. You’ll also find plenty of wine here: the Hawke’s Bay region is striped with vine-rows.

- time-warp back to the 1930s in Napier, surrounded by art deco, in this mighty charming town

- sniff and sip your way around the local wineries in Hawke’s Bay Wine Region

- find more fab NZ wine around Gisborne

Coverage includes: East Cape, Pacific Coast Hwy, Gisborne & around, Te Urewera National Park, Hawke’s Bay, Wairoa & around, Napier, Hastings & around, Cape Kidnappers, Central Hawke’s Bay, Kaweka & Ruahine Ranges.

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Paris - Louvre & Les Halles

Set aside at least half a day for the Musée du Louvre. Avoid museum fatigue by combining the often-intimidating art gallery with a long lunch or a picnic and invigorating mooch around the designer galleries and manicured gardens.

- get lost in the mother of all museums, Musée du Louvre, with timeless masterpieces every which way you turn

- contemplate Europe’s largest collection of modern art at Centre Pompidou and admire the view from the top of one of the city’s most whimsical buildings

- meet Monet’s waterlilies, picnic in the park and revel in Paris at its symmetrical best

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & NightlifPe, Entertainment and Shopping.

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Sicily - Tyrrhenian Coast (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Sicily - Tyrrhenian Coast

The coastal stretch between Palermo and Milazzo is packed with dramatic beach and mountain scenery, and appealing coastal towns like Cefalù and Castel di Tusa – but once summer rolls around, it’s holiday central, characterised by crowded roads and beaches.

- choose the glitter that suits you best at Cefalù – the sparkling gold mosaics of the Duomo or the fashion-conscious beach scene a few paces away

- relive the glory days of Italy’s greatest road race in Museo Targa Florio, a little Collesano museum

- while away a chilly mountain evening by the blazing fire in a pizzeria in Petralia Soprana

Coverage includes: Cefalù, Caccamo, Parco Naturale Regionale delle Madonie, Castelbuono, Sant’Ambrogio, The Nebrodi Mountains, Petralia Soprana, Petralia Sottana, Piano Battaglia, Collesano, Parco Regionale dei Nebrodi, San Marco d’Alunzio, Mistretta, Coastal Resort Villages, Castel di Tusa, Capo d’Orlando, Milazzo and Capo Tindari.

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Chicago - Andersonville & Uptown

These northern neighborhoods are good for a delicious browse. Andersonville is an old Swedish enclave centered on Clark St, where timeworn European-tinged businesses and bakeries mix with new foodie restaurants, funky boutiques, vintage shops and gay and lesbian bars.

amble along the busy thoroughfare of Clark Street, pop into funky shops by day and drink and dine in gastronome taverns at night

listen to jazz and sip martinis with Al Capone’s ghost in velvet booths amid candlelit, art-deco décor in Green Mill

slurp pho and bubble tea in the steamy-windowed shops of ‘Little Saigon’ on Argyle Street

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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Scandinavia Lonely Planet travel guide - Denmark PDF Chapter

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Scandinavia travel guide - Denmark PDF Chapter

To the rest of Scandinavia, the Danes are chilled, frivolous party animals, with relatively liberal, progressive attitudes. Packed with intriguing museums, shops, bars, nightlife and award-winning restaurants, Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is one of the hippest, most accessible cities in Europe.

Coverage includes: Copenhagen, Zealand, North Zealand, Zealand’s North Coast, Roskilde, Køge, Vordingborg, Møn, Bornholm, Rønne, Dueodde, Bornholm’s East Coast, Gudhjem, Sandvig & Allinge, Funen, Odense, Ladbyskibet & Vikingemuseet Ladby, Egeskov Slot, Faaborg, Lyø, Avernakø & Bjørnø, Svendborg, South Funen Archipelago, Tåsinge, Langeland, Ærø, Jutland, Aarhus, Jelling, the Lake District, Aalborg, Frederikshavn, Skagen, Hirtshals, Esbjerg, Fanø, Ribe, Understand and Survival Guide.

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Portugal - Porto, the Douro & Tras-os-Montes (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Portugal - Porto, the Douro & Tras-os-Montes

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

wine-taste your way around the vineyards of the Alto Douro region

lose yourself amid the alleys of Porto’s Ribeira neighbourhood

relax beside the Rio Tâmega and its medieval bridge in Amarante

Coverage includes: Porto, Sights, Tours, Porto by Foot Walking Tour, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping Vila do Conde, Amarante, Lamego & Around, Peso da Régua, Alto Douro, Pinhão & Around, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Trás-os-Montes, Vila Real, Parque Natural do Alvão, Mondim de Basto, Chaves, Bragança, Parque Natural de Montesinho, Miranda do Douro and Parque Natural do Douro Internacional.

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American Airlines takes $200m stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines today has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines.

The US carrier said it hoped to create a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest airlines. China Southern’s primary hub is located in Guangzhou with the majority of its transpacific flights positioned there, while American flies to Beijing and Shanghai from its hubs in Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth and Los Angeles.

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Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum opens in Russia

Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum, marking the debut of Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the northwest region of the Russian Federation.

The new-build hotel is part of the ExpoForum Complex, which attracts more than 400 events per year including conferences, corporate functions, shows and sporting events.

The opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum strengthens Hilton’s offering in the city, as it joins sister hotel, Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum.

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Oman Air launches flights to Calicut, India

Oman Air has launched its inaugural flight WY295 from Salalah to Calicut (Kozhikode).

A cake-cutting ceremony took place at Salalah International Airport, under the aegis of Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of state and governor of Dhofar.

The event was attended by Oman Air chief executive Paul Gregorowitsch, along with other high-ranking dignitaries.

Adding to the two flights currently operating between Muscat and Calicut, Oman Air is launching this new daily direct flight between Salalah and Calicut (CCJ), Kerala.

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Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island - Nova Scotia (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island - Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is the real deal. Its wild and wonderfully varied landscape is home to a diverse population of resourceful, hospitable folk, who love to sing and dance but who’d happily break you at dodgeball in a second.

drive Cape Breton Island’s breathtaking twists and turns on the Cabot Trail

marvel at the province’s long colonial history at Louisbourg National Historic Site

contemplating Canada’s multicultural roots at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Coverage includes: Halifax & Around, Dartmouth, Peggy’s Cove, South Shore, Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Liverpool, Kejimkujik National Park, Shelburne, Acadian Shores, French Shore, Yarmouth, Annapolis Valley, Long Island, Brier Island, Digby, Bear River, Annapolis Royal, Wolfville & Grand Pré, Windsor, Central Nova Scotia, Shubenacadie, Maitland, Truro, Economy & Five Islands, Parrsboro, Advocate Harbour, Sunrise Trail, Tatamagouche, Pictou, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Cape Breton Island, Ceilidh Trail, Cabot Trail, The Far North, Baddeck, North Sydney, Sydney, Louisbourg, Eastern Shore, Guysborough, Canso and Tangier.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Top Skyline Views in New York City

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One World Observatory - World Trade Center

See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor in the Sky Pod, and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza.

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Scotland - Glasgow (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Scotland - Glasgow

Disarmingly blending sophistication and earthiness, Scotland’s biggest city has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of Britain’s most intriguing metropolises. Its sheer vitality is gloriously infectious with a combination of edgy urbanity and the residents’ legendary friendliness.

explore the city’s fabulous wealth of paintings, beginning at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

discover the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, starting with his masterpiece, the Glasgow School of Art

dine in Ubiquitous Chip, the restaurant that set the scene for the West End’s culinary excellence

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.

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