Author: N.A

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781786575418

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6582

Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike among the Castles of the Assassins in Alamut Valley, Lose yourself in Esfahan's historic bazaar, or ski in the Alborz Mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iran and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Iran Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - festivals, cuisine, religion, history, architecture, literature, music, crafts, environment Over 50 maps Covers Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kashan, Choqa Zanbil, Takht-e Soleiman, Tabriz, Masuleh, Mashhad, Garmeh, Alamut Valley, Alborz Mountains, Kaluts, Qeshm Island and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iran, our most comprehensive guide to Iran, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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A Travel Survival Kit

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864421364

Category: Travel

Page: 347

View: 9784

Describes the people, customs, geography, and climate of the region, recommends hotels and restaurants, looks at points of interest, and suggests security precautions
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Author: Andrew Burke,Virginia Maxwell,Iain Shearer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741791525

Category: Travel

Page: 375

View: 3989

Describes points of interest and offers recommendations for hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and transportation for each region of Iran.
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Author: Yavar Dehghani

Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc

ISBN: 9780864425812

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 253

View: 7879

Clear pronunciation guide for the scrupulous speaker. Action-pocked vocabulary for outdoor devotees. Classical Persian poetry for that inspirational moment. Savouries and sweets to summon up a feast. Language tips for getting the perfect bargain. Comprehensive two-way dictionary.
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Author: Laura K. Egendorf

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737734171

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3588

Presents all sides to several issues concerning Iran, including debates about global security, human rights, and nuclear weapons.
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Author: Tony Wheeler

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742204767

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1275

In an age of plastic knives on planes, Tony Wheeler can make the extraordinary claim of having visited all the rogue countries currently on newreaders' lip. Badlands is a witty first-hand account of his travels through some of the most repressive anddangerous regimes in the world: Afghanistan, Albania, Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Saudi Arabia. Taking into account each country's attitude to human rights, terrorism and foreign policy, he asks 'what makes a countrytruly evil?' and 'how bad is really bad?' - all the while engaging with a colorful cast of locals and hapless tour guides, ruminating on history and debunking popular myths. Written by the founder of Lonely Planet, this fascinating account oflife in these closed-off countries will appeal to anyone with an interest in the state of the world today
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Persia: Ancient and Modern

Author: Christoph Baumer,Helen Loveday,Fitzroy Morrissey,Bruce Wannell,Bijan Omrani

Publisher: Odyssey Books & Maps

ISBN: 9789622178687

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 1177

Iran, or Persia as it was formerly known, has been of interest to outsiders for millennia. From the Greco-Persian wars of antiquity, through the rise and flourishing of Islam, to the age of European imperialist expansion in the East, Iran has been a central player in global history. Drawn by its strategic location along the Silk Road, ancient and distinctive culture and abundant natural resources, foreign diplomats, traders and travelers have been coming to Iran for centuries. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 and subsequent events put a strain on Iran's relationship with the outside world, particularly the West, leading to sanctions and a decline in tourism and trade. Yet early in 2016 the Lausanne Accord over Iran's nuclear program, and then national elections resulting in greater reformist representation in Iran's Parliament have greatly increased the country's attractiveness to outsiders, with travelers and business people once more setting their sights on Iran. The Guide offers visitors to Iran scholarly and readable introductions to: * Zoroaster, Cyrus, Darius & Alexander * Shi'a Islam, religious art and architecture * The complexities of Iran's fraught relationship with Israel * Persepolis, Pasargdae, Esfahan & Shiraz * Ferdowsi, Attar and Hafez * Iranian film, food & music * UNESCO World Heritage sites * 464 pages, 133 color photos * 17 easy-to-use maps
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Author: Damian Harper

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781742201382

Category: Travel

Page: 1046

View: 2251

With tumble-down chunks of the Great Wall, mist-wreathed, temple-topped mountains, quaint villages, water towns and eye-catching ethnic borderlands, China is home to one of the world's oldest and most remarkable civilisations. -Inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from our expert authors-Planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip-Local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique-PLUS Forbidden City walking tour, Great Wall feature chapter, Cruising the Yangzi River, Chinese Cuisine and Martial Arts Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Běijīng, The Great Wall, Tiānjīn, Héběi, Shāndōng, Shànghǎi, Jiāngsū, Zhèjiāng, Fújiàn, Liáoníng, Jílín, Hēilóngjiāng, Shānxī, Shaanxi, Ānhuī, Hénán, Húběi, Jiāngxī, Húnán, Hong Kong, Macau, Guǎngdōng, Hǎinán, Guǎngxī, Guìzhōu, Yúnnán, Sìchuān, Chóngqìng, Cruising the Yangzi, Xīnjiāng, Gānsù, Níngxià, Inner Mongolia, Qīnghǎi, Tibet, Understand and Survival Guide.
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Author: Lonely Planet,Daniel Robinson,Virginia Maxwell,Orlando Crowcroft,Jenny Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742208046

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 4319

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territoriesis your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Crusader ruins; marvel at the breathtaking Dome of the Rock; or laze on the golden sands of Tel Aviv's world-famous beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now! InsideLonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories Travel Guide: Full-colourmaps and images throughout Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, cuisine, government and politics, religion, literature, music, cinema, environment Free, convenient pull-out Jerusalem city map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps Covers Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Galilee, Tsfat, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Negev, the Dead Sea, Petra and more The Perfect Choice:Lonely PlanetIsrael & the Palestinian Territories, our most comprehensive guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out ourLonely Planet Middle Eastguide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Daniel Robinson, Orlando Crowcroft, Virginia Maxwell and Jenny Walker. About Lonely Planet:Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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Journeys Across Iran

Author: Cyrus Massoudi

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848856377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6833

For Cyrus Massoudi, a young Britishborn Iranian, the country his parents were forced to flee thirty years ago was a place wholly unknown to him. Wanting to make sense of his roots and piece together the divided, divisive and deeply contradictory puzzle that is contemporary Iran, he embarked on a series of journeys that spanned hundreds of miles and thousands of years through the many ebbs and flows of Iranian history. From the border with Turkey to that of Turkmenistan, from the Caspian basin down to the Persian Gulf, his journeys took him from the mythological first kings of Iran, to the Elamite kingdom, the eras of Cyrus and Darius, the glory of the Sasanians, the shock of the Islamic Arab conquests and the later Mongols, Safavids and on to Khomeini, Ahmadinejad and beyond. Rich portrayals of Sufis and ageing aristocrats, smugglers and underground rock bands are all woven together with history, religion and mythology to form a unique portrait of contemporary Iranian society. And, like a fragile thread running through the heart of the narrative lies Massoudi's poignant personal quest; his struggle echoing that of Iran itself, as it fights to forge a cohesive modern identity. With its tensions of young against old, reformists against reactionaries and the computer against the Qur'an, it is a battle with global implications for a future that is poised so precariously between promise and ruin. Land of the Turquoise Mountains reveals a world beyond the propaganda-driven, media fuelled image of fractious, flag-burning fundamentalism, and provides a compelling glimpse both into the heart of a deeply misunderstood nation and into what it is to seek out and discover one's heritage.
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The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Stuart Williams,Culture Smart!

Publisher: Bravo Limited

ISBN: 1857338499

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 5071

Iran is rarely out of the headlines, and there is likely to be a rush of interest from tourists and investors if the provisional framework agreement reached in April 2015 is implemented, lifting most sanctions in exchange for limits on its nuclear program for at least ten years. Western fascination with Iran is nothing new. For centuries, foreigners have been entranced by a country that is quite distinct from all others in the region. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations. Travelers have long been seduced by the echoes of the extraordinary ancient history contained in the word "Persia." But Iran is also a modern society that is experiencing great change. Although it is still feeling the effects of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, social restrictions have loosened considerably in recent years. Strict Islamic rules coexist with an increasingly dynamic society driven by an overwhelmingly young population. Animosity toward the West at a political level sits side-by-side with a wholehearted welcome for foreigners as individuals. Culture Smart! Iran takes you beyond the clichés to show how life in Iran really is and how you can feel comfortable in its society. It offers insights into a country full of surprises. Despite Iran's deep commitment to Islam, the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian past is still part of everyday culture. Its language, Farsi, shares linguistic roots with English and French. It is a country where one of the more genuine democracies in the Middle East is overlaid by an unelected theocracy. And where "no thank you" really does sometimes mean "yes please." If nothing else, this entrancing, beautiful, and sometimes infuriating place is a country whose inhabitants genuinely wish visitors Khosh amadi!—Welcome!
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Author: Nicola Williams,Damien Simonis,Kerry Walker

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742203817

Category: Travel

Page: 404

View: 2069

Nobody knows Switzerland like our resident European authors. Whether it's walking through spectacular Alpine valleys, dining at the cosmopolitan Swiss table or relaxing in an eco-friendly spa, this 6th edition will tell you how to go about it at the right price. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Complete coverage of walking and trekking in a dedicated Walking in Switzerland chapter Value recommendations help make your money go further Unique Green Index helps you pick out the top sustainable options
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Revealing a Hidden World

Author: Stephan Orth

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771642815

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 935

A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran. Iran: A destination that is seldom seen by westerners yet often misunderstood. A country that simultaneously “enchants and enrages” those who visit it. A place where leading a double life has become the norm. In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world’s most closed societies. Through the unsurpassed hospitality of twenty-two hosts, he skips the guidebooks and tourist attractions and travels from Persian carpet to bed to cot, covering more than 8,400 kilometers to recount “this world’s hidden doings.” Experiencing daily what he calls the “two Irans” that coexist side by side—the “theocracy, where people mourn their martyrs” in mausoleums, and the “hide-and-seek-ocracy, where people hold secret parties and seek worldly thrills instead of spiritual bliss”—he learns that Iranians have become experts in navigating around their country’s strict laws. Though couchsurfing is officially prohibited in Iran—the state fears spies would be able to travel undetected through the country—more than a hundred thousand Iranians are registered with online couchsurfing portals. And thanks to these hospitable, English-speaking strangers, Orth gets up close and personal with locals, peering behind closed doors and blank windows to uncover the inner workings of a country where public show and private reality are strikingly opposed.
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Author: Lonely Planet,Steve Fallon,Anna Kaminski,Caroline Sieg

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743216548

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7527

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Hungary is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ogle sinuous Art Nouveau architecture in Budapest, take a cruise along the blue Danube, or see the dust fly at a cowboy show; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hungary and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Hungary Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, painting, folk art, music, literature, etiquette, religion, landscapes, wildlife, wine, cuisine, and more. Free, convenient pull-out Budapest map (included in print version), plus over 40 maps Useful features - including First Time Hungary, Eat & Drink Like a Local and Month by Month (annual festival calendar) Coverage of Budapest, the Danube Bend, Lake Balaton, Szeged, Pecs, Sopron, Southern Transdanubia, the Great Plain, Western Transdanubia, Eger, Northern Uplands, Szentendre, Visegrad, Villany, and more. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Hungary, our most comprehensive guide to Hungary, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Budapest? Check out Lonely Planet's Budapest guide for a comprehensive look at what the city has to offer. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Steve Fallon, Anna Kaminski and Caroline Sieg. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786576120

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 9882

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Where To Go When, the ultimate trip planner for every month of the year, is a beautifully illustrated book that is both practical and inspiring. For every month of the year it presents 30 recommendations of destinations that are at their best during each month, whether due to their climate, or value or because there's a lot going on. The suggestions feature every flavour of travel experience from culture-rich city breaks and tropical beach holidays to adventurous road trips and wildlife-watching expeditions. Every corner of the planet is covered so you'll find out when the best time to see mountain gorillas is or to go shopping in Paris. The book is organised by month. At the start of each chapter a flowchart guides you through the options so readers can filter the recommendations according to their interests. Whether you're into beaches, trying the local specialities or backpacking off the beaten path, there will suggestions for you. Diagrams also depict the climate, value for money and family friendliness of each suggestion in the month. Then Lonely Planet's authors explain in detail why each destination has been selected. The text describes the place and why it's special at that particular time. The destinations are illustrated by inspiring photographs and have a small infographic that shows the key reasons to go. Practical details make the first step of planning a trip easier. Packed with facts, photos and new ideas for your next adventure, Where to Go When will inspire and interest anybody who loves travel. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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Author: Jenny Walker,Stuart Butler,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Iain Shearer

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1741791456

Category: Travel

Page: 580

View: 6476

Nobody knows the Arabian Peninsula like Lonely Planet. Whether it's exploring the alleyways of Old Muscat, bargaining in Abu Dhabi's atmospheric souqs, diving in the Red Sea or finding the best spot for a desert safari, we bring you the most extensive coverage of the region. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: In-depth advice on safe travel in the region Expat chapter packed with insider tips from our resident author Only guidebook to cover every country in the Arabian Peninsula
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Author: Lonely Planet Publications

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1864502614

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 255

View: 9063

Covers Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Western Colloquial Arabic, Gulf Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Hebrew & Turkish. Easy-to-follow directions on border crossings, visas & planning. Comprehensive two-way word dictionary, si
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