Rick Steves Rome 2018

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Rick Steves Rome 2018 by Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Meet Me in Munich: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oktoberfest by Moses Wolff
John Dougill, “Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto: A Guide to Kyoto’s Most Important Sites”
For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture by Alice Feiring
Frommer’s EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2018, 5th Edition by Ford Elise Hartman

Rick Steves Rome 2018 by Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B01MUTG9JI, ISBN: 1631216643 | 595 Pages | EPUB | 33.20 MB

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Eternal City of Rome.
With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll walk the same streets as the Caesars and discover the secrets of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Learn how to avoid the lines at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Take a night walk across the city and enjoy floodlit fountains and piazzas. Then grab a sidewalk table at the locals’ favorite trattoria and watch the world go by.
Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Meet Me in Munich: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oktoberfest by Moses Wolff

English | September 3, 2013 | ISBN: 1626362580 | EPUB | 256 pages | 33.2 MB

Munich’s Oktoberfest, held each year since 1810 from late September through the first weekend in October, is one of the most famous events in Germany. It is a beer drinker’s paradise—over the course of sixteen days, more than six million visitors consume nearly two million gallons of specially brewed Oktoberfest beer. For the first-time visitor to the Wies’n (a meadow near Munich’s center dedicated to the festival), Oktoberfest can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, Moses Wolff hasn’t missed a day of Oktoberfest in years, and he knows the festival like the back of his hand.

John Dougill, “Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto: A Guide to Kyoto’s Most Important Sites”

ISBN: 480531401X | 2017 | EPUB | 144 pages | 78 MB

This Japan travel guide presents a journey into the true heart of the Kyoto experience—one which brings you deep into the world of Kyoto’s ancient Zen Buddhist culture.
This is the first comprehensive guide to Kyoto’s most important Zen garden and temple sites. Kyoto’s Zen heritage represents one of mankind’s greatest achievements—recognized by the large number which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Millions of visitors travel to Kyoto yearly in search of their secrets, and here for the first time is a comprehensive overview of every major site.
Over 50 Japanese temples and gardens—including all World Heritage Sites—are captured in sensitive photos by acclaimed Kyoto-based photographer John Einarsen. A detailed introduction to each temple by local expert John Dougill includes information about special opportunities for visitors to the temples—such as early morning meditation sessions, temple food offerings and special green tea sets provided to enhance the contemplative experience—along with other “insider” information that no other guide provides.
The foreword by Takafumi Kawakami, the deputy head priest of the respected Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, serves to place the book in the context of eastern and western Buddhist thought and practice. His widely viewed TED Talk “How mindfulness can help you to live in the present” has been viewed by over 100,000 people.

For the Love of Wine: My Odyssey through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture by Alice Feiring

English | March 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 1612347649 | 208 Pages | PDF | 4.67 MB

In 2011 when Alice Feiring first arrived in Georgia, she felt as if she’d emerged from the magic wardrobe into a world filled with mythical characters making exotic and delicious wine with the low-tech methods of centuries past. She was smitten, and she wasn’t alone.
This country on the Black Sea has an unusual effect on people; the most passionate rip off their clothes and drink wines out of horns while the cold-hearted well up with tears and make emotional toasts. Visiting winemakers fall under Georgia’s spell and bring home qvevris (clay fermentation vessels) while rethinking their own techniques.
But, as in any good fairy tale, Feiring sensed that danger rode shotgun with the magic. With acclaim and growing international interest come threats in the guise of new wine consultants aimed at making wines more commercial. So Feiring fought back in the only way she knew how: by celebrating Georgia and the men and women who make the wines she loves most, those made naturally with organic viticulture, minimal intervention, and no additives.
From Tbilisi to Batumi, Feiring meets winemakers, bishops, farmers, artists, and silk spinners. She feasts, toasts, and collects recipes. She encounters the thriving qvevri craftspeople of the countryside, wild grape hunters, and even Stalin’s last winemaker while plumbing the depths of this tiny country’s love for its wines.
For the Love of Wine is Feiring’s emotional tale of a remarkable country and people who have survived religious wars and Soviet occupation yet managed always to keep hold of their precious wine traditions. Embedded in the narrative is the hope that Georgia has the temerity to confront its latest threat—modernization.

Frommer’s EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2018, 5th Edition by Ford Elise Hartman

English | November 9th, 2017 | ASIN: B075V4TLFY, ISBN: 162887368X | 378 Pages | EPUB | 61.09 MB

Washington, DC can be an overwhelming destination for visitors. With so many museums, so many historic sights, so many working government buildings to see—not to mention its scintillating foodie and nightlife scenes—just coming up with a plan can be stressful.
That’s where Frommer’s comes in. We’ve hired local journalist Elise Hartman Ford (a noted expert who has written for the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and countless other publications) to give you the advice and details you need to create the right vacation for you. These include strategies for seeing the iconic sights without fighting the crowds; places that only locals know about; and smart itineraries so you can make the most of your time in the city.
Frommer’s EasyGuide to Washington, D.C.2018 includes:
• Dozens of maps, including a handy fold-out map of the city and its underground train system to help you make the most efficient (and fun) use of your time in the Capitol
• Exact pricing and public transportation information for every listing in the book, so there’s never any guessing
• Opinionated reviews which tell you which attractions are worth your time, and which will only be of interest to some visitors
• Star ratings that take value into account, and will help you find the right hotels, restaurants, nightspots and shops for you, in all price ranges
• Fun-to-follow, self-guided walking tours of DC’s most intriguing neighborhoods
• 16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs, at the front of the book, plus black and white photos throughout

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