The World: A Traveller's Guide to the Planet

The World: A Traveller's Guide to the Planet

Lonely Planet

Language: English

Pages: 2621

ISBN: 2:00353292

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet delivers the first guide to The World.

We've taken the highlights from the world's best guidebooks and put them together into one 960-page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth. This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a map, travel highlights, info on where to go and how to get around, as well as some quirkier details to bring each place to life. In Lonely Planet's trademark bluespine format, this is the ultimate planning resource.

From now on, every traveller's journey should start here...

Nearly 1000 colour photos of must-visit highlights
More than 200 colour maps
The guidebook every traveller needs to own

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are a stirring combination: brawn and grace; raw power and gentle restraint; cuteness. And behind their sparkling eyes lie deep reserves of what we can only call wisdom and, sometimes, sadness. All these complicated observations occur at the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre – one of only four orang-utan sanctuaries in the world – where visitors can see the apes from an often crowded viewing platform, the highlight of many a Sabah trip. Indulgence on Pulau Langkawi, Kedah 6 Pulau

clinging to a fixed rope while you make your way across seven peaks sounds too head-swirling, try the mountain-bike track. MuseumsQuartier 11 Once the imperial stables, now one of the world’s biggest exhibition spaces, Vienna’s 60,000-sq-m MuseumsQuartier contains more art than some small countries. Emotive works by Klimt and Schiele hang out in the Leopold Museum, while the basalt MUMOK highlights provocative Viennese Actionists, and the Kunsthalle new media. Progressive boutiques,

centre of Mbabane. Generally you’ll find minibus taxis are the best domestic public transport. Car Hiring a car will allow you to cover much of the country in a few days. If you have hired your car in South Africa, ensure that you have the written agreement from the rental company to enter Swaziland. Taxi Minibus taxis leave when full; these are plentiful, run almost everywhere and stop often. There are also nonshared (private hire) taxis in some of the larger towns. Skärhamn on Tjorn

on the wild colour schemes and experience the hip Blloku cafe culture in Tirana. Having undergone a transformation of extraordinary proportions since it awoke from its communist slumber in the early 1990s, Tirana is now unrecognisable, with its buildings painted in horizontal primary colours, and public squares and pedestrianised streets a pleasure to wander. Trendy Blloku buzzes with well-dressed nouvelle bourgeoisie hanging out in bars or zipping between boutiques. Tirana’s traffic does daily

Coffee Plantations 10 Take a little country drive on the scenic, curvy back roads of the Central Valley, where the hillsides are a patchwork of varied agriculture and coffee shrubbery. If you’re curious about that magical brew that for many makes life worth living, tour one of the coffee plantations and learn all about how Costa Rica’s golden bean goes from plant to cup. Best on Film Agua fría de mar (Cold Water of the Sea; 2010) A story of a young couple and a seven-year-old girl from

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