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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey
by Paul Theroux

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US鈥揗exico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today鈥檚 brutal headlines.</b><br /><br /> Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert聽region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. With the same humanizing sensibility he employed in <i>Deep South, </i>Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north.<br /><br /> From the writer praised for his 鈥渃uriosity and affection for humanity in all its forms鈥?(<i>New York Times Book Review</i>), <i>On the Plain of Snakes</i> is an exploration of a region in conflict.<br /> 聽
3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step ...
by Mark Adams

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

June 30, 2011

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<b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR<br /><br />What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?<br /><br /></b>In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 鈥渄iscovered鈥?Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer鈥檚 perilous path in search of the truth鈥攅xcept he鈥檇 written about adventure far more than he鈥檇 actually lived it. In fact, he鈥檇 never even slept in a tent.<br /><br /><i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i> is Adams鈥?fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world鈥檚 most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what <i>was</i> Machu Picchu?
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third E...
by Gilda Nissenberg

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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<p><i><b>Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice!</b></i></p><br />From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. <i>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar</i> focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: <ul><li>Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up</li> <li>Advice on how to avoid common mistakes</li> <li>A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks</li> <li>Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app</li> </ul>
Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Costa Rica </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pick a river for some heart-pounding white-water rafting; lounge in a hammock or snorkel off uncrowded beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast; and spot monkeys, crocs, toucans and iguanas. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Costa Rica</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> San Jose, Central Valley & Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal & Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa</li> </ul> <p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Costa Rica </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>TripAdvisor Travelers鈥?Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely 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.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
by , Edward F. Ricketts

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English

Pages

598

Publication Date

July 08, 2009

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The collaboration of two friends鈥攐ne a novelist, one a marine biologist鈥攑roduced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man鈥檚 dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. <i>Sea of Cortez</i> is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely Gulf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking.<br /><br /> The teeming and wildly competitive world of the sand flats is seen in terms of history, politics, ethics, and sociology; a starfish is important, not only because it is a new variety, but because it is essential to the delicate balance of the whole region in which it is found. Steinbeck and Ricketts are the opposite of 鈥減ure鈥?scientists: it is not only their work that fascinates them, but the complicated and enormously exciting implications of that work.<br /><br /> <i>Sea of Cortez</i> is a book to be read and remembered on two levels. It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world, a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.
Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1...
by Fodor's Travel Guides

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b><p>Written by locals, <i>Fodor鈥檚 Costa Rica 2019</i> is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Costa Rica travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor鈥檚 in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Central America.</p></b><p>Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, <i>Fodor's Costa Rica</i> shows off the splendor of the country's stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide.</p><p><i><b>Fodor鈥檚 Costa Rica</b></i><b> Includes:</b></p><ul><b>鈥P-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> Updated annually, Fodor鈥檚 Costa Rica provides a comprehensive guide to the country, including the newest hotel offerings on the Papagayo Peninsula.</ul><ul><b>鈥LTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE:</b> A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Costa Rica to inspire you.</ul><ul><b>鈥ETAILED MAPS:</b> Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.</ul><ul><b>鈥ORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:</b> Full-color photos will help inspire you. Richly illustrated features cover canopy tours in the cloud forests, surfing for beginners and experts alike, sport-fishing off the Pacific coast, and bird-watching throughout the country. Costa Rica鈥檚 renowned national parks and eco-lodges are also covered in depth.</ul><ul><b>鈥TINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. 鈥淔odor鈥檚 Choice鈥?designates our best picks in every category.</ul><ul><b>鈥NDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS:</b> Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights. A detail-rich chapter planning sections has on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car and bus. Special features cover the country's varied landscapes and help you plan a vacation based on particular activities, such as wildlife-viewing, or topography.</ul> <ul><b>鈥OVERS:</b> San Jos茅, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Lim貿n, Tamarindo, Jac貿, Osa Peninsula, and more.</ul><b></b><p><b>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS:</b> Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor鈥檚 has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.</p><p>Planning on visiting other destinations in Central America? Check out <i>Fodor鈥檚 Belize</i> and <i>Fodor's Canc煤n & the Riviera Maya</i>.</p>
Puertas y Aldabas de Cartagena (Spanish Edition)
by David Steckenreiter

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Spanish

Pages

69

Publication Date

January 03, 2012

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Ubicado en la costa norte de Am茅rica del Sur, se encuentra la "Joya del Caribe". Cartagena es una ciudad de inmensa proporci貿n y complejidad. Ella es rica y pobre, bella y fea, segura y peligrosa, todo en el mismo momento. Mientras que la historia es borrada de muchas ciudades, Cartagena est謾 inundada de historia. Se detiene en las calles, junto con los dioses. Yo conozco sus caras - Zeus, Poseid貿n, Hefesto. Yo puedo llevarte a sus puertas. <br /><br />Una libretta de fotos de las puertas de Cartagena.
Why We Left An Anthology of American Women Expats
by Janet Blaser

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

February 23, 2019

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Millions of Americans dream about living in Mexico - and millions more do! From Oaxaca to Baja, Guanajuato to Puerto Vallarta, Lake Chapala to the Yucatan, more than two dozen women from all over Mexico share their stories in this new book. 鈥淲hy We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats鈥?is a fun, inspiring and humorous read you'll enjoy from cover to cover, full of useful and encouraging words of wisdom from 27 women who made the move and couldn鈥檛 be happier. In inspiring words straight from the heart, the contributors share their plans and preparations, hardships and challenges, joys and satisfactions as their new lives in Mexico unfold.<br />
Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South A...
by , Rusty Young

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

May 01, 2004

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<p>Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the young Australian journalist went to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours. They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. The result is <i>Marching Powder</i>.</p><p>This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison. Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants. Women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments, while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Violence is a constant threat, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by night. In San Pedro, cocaine--"Bolivian marching powder"--makes life bearable. Even the prison cat is addicted.</p><p>Yet <i>Marching Powder</i> is also the tale of friendship, a place where horror is countered by humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit the same cell. This is cutting-edge travel-writing and a fascinating account of infiltration into the South American drug culture.</p>

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