Fully-revised and updated, this Berlitz Pocket Guide to Riga provides all the information you need in a handy, genuinely pocketable format, featuring a brand new cover and fresh page designs. Colour-coded sections allow you to locate the information you need quickly and full-colour, fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are, ......
Latvia's picturesque capital has long been a symbol of commerce and cosmopolitan living. Explore the beautiful medieval old town, surrounded by a meandering canal, lush manicured parks and impressive tree-lined boulevards. Soak up the Gothic and art nouveau architecture and be prepared to be surprised by the multiple attractions the city has to offer. Be inspired to visit by the Pocket Guide Riga, a concise, full-color guide to this elegant city that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Riga has to offer. Berlitz Riga Pocket Guide: - Where To Go details all the key sights in the city, from the cobblestone streets of Old Riga to restored countryside palaces, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced in the text. - Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the royal palaces, St Peter's Spire and Dome Square. - Perfect Day provides an itinerary for one day in the city. - What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, including arts, shopping, and the best tapas and flamenco bars in town. - Essential information on Riga's culture, including a brief history of the city. - Eating Out covers the city's best cuisine. - Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. - A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
Latvia possesses the largest and most cosmopolitan capital of the Baltic states, and visitors to Riga will find their interests well catered for in this guide - from museums, art nouveau buildings and opera to casinos, bars and jazz clubs.For visitors touring the peaceful Latvian countryside, a host of options is covered: Jurmala's sandy beaches, Gauja National Park and quaint provincial villages all merit a visit and are easily discovered with the Bradt guide. This new edition provides more coverage of activity holidays, the coastal town of Liepaja - now readily explorable with summer flights from Riga - and new possibillities for observing wildlife, including the developing nature area at Lake Pape.
A suicide attempt, staged to attract as much attention as possible, from the top of St. Peter’s Church, quickly evolves into an outlandish and absurd, televised spectacle... When a PA is invited into her boss’s office one day to observe a protest unfold, just as he predicts, in the streets below, she begins to suspect his powers of foresight might extend beyond mere business matters... Finally moving into the house of her dreams, on the island of Kīpsala, a single mother discovers a strange affinity with the previous occupant... Riga may be over 800 years old as a city, but its status as capital of an independent Latvia is only a century old, with half of that time spent under Soviet rule. Despite this, it has established itself as a vibrant, creative hub, attracting artists, performers, and writers from across the Baltic region. The stories gathered here chronicle this growth and on-going transformation, and offer glimpses into the dark humour, rich history, contrasting perspectives, and love of the mythic, that sets the city’s artistic community apart. As its history might suggest, Riga is a work in progress; and for many of the characters in these stories, it is the possibilities of what the city might become, more than merely what it is now, that drives the imagination of its people. This book is published with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and The Latvian Writers Union. Foreword by former President of Latvia (1999-2007) Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. Translated from the Latvian by Kaija Straumanis, Suzanne McQuade, Uldis Balodis, Ieva Lešinska, Mārta Ziemelis and Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Thailand is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that the "land of smiles" has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key places to explore, from bustling Bangkok to the cultural treasures of Chiang Mai, the ruined city of Ayutthaya and the magnificent beaches of the country's islands. Handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the country, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Bangkok. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping in the many markets to enjoying a Thai dance performance or watching a muay Thai exhibition match. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the country and an Eating Out chapter covering Thailand's wonderful cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.
This comprehensive travel guide to these three popular destinations in one volume shows travelers where to ski the slopes or sweat in the sauna, with practical information on popular local activities, and a special cultural section on Baltic song, plus must-see festivals. 65 maps.
The Rough Guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is your ultimate travel guide to the Baltic States, with inspiring colour photos, clear maps and in-depth descriptions of everything from Tallinn's most atmospheric drinking dens to the countries' finest sandy beaches and the best nature trails. Dip into the full colour introduction to get an idea of the highlights of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The guide itself features definitive accounts of the fascinating capital cities of Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga, as well as full coverage of smaller towns and villages and the distinctive landscapes of lakes, forests and national parks, and practical advice to help your travels run smoothly. It also contains tips on the best places for hiking, canoeing and birdwatching, as well as detailed maps for every region, and up-to-date reviews of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Two new-look colour sections give the lowdown on food and drink and the great outdoors. This new edition also features a handy events calendar to help plan your trip across the Baltics to coincide with the best events - there's everything from jazz, ballet, chamber music and film festivals on offer throughout the year - as well as expert background on musical traditions, from the birth of Lithuanian free jazz to Estonia's first punk rock concert. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
This fully revised and updated Berlitz Pocket Guide is packed with all the information you need to enjoy Valencia, in a genuinely pocketable format. Places to go and unmissable attractions are explored within easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, so you can locate the information you need at a glance. The city's top 10 attractions are identified on a dedicated double-page spread to help you plan your trip and ensure that you see the very best sights and the brand new feature 'A Perfect Tour' offers top recommendations for a truly heavenly day out. Not only does the guide provide in-depth information but there are full-colour photographs throughout providing a highly visual introduction to this stunning destination. Full colour fold-out maps are also included to provide instant orientation wherever you are. A concise history chapter and the handy cultural tips throughout combine to give you a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. The 'Where To Go' section details Valencia's must-see sights, landmarks and museums, whilst 'What To Do' covers the best of Valencia's shopping, activities, entertainment and sports, as well as ideas for children. The 'Eating Out' chapter recommends Valencia's local specialities, and the comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides an A-Z summary of all the expert practical advice you will need, including reliable recommendations of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets, as well as information on climate, health, transport, currency and much more. Small in size but big on content, this guide will help you get to the heart of this truly exciting city and all it has to offer.
Author: APA Publications Limited
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Zakynthos is an island steeped in natural beauty, boasting some of the world's finest beaches and landscapes. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Zakynthos, a concise, full-colour guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight everything the island has to offer. Inside Insight Pocket Guide Zakynthos: � Where To Go details all the key areas in the area, from the Blue Caves to Navagio Beach, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. � Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights, including Marathonissi and the Bohali Castle. � Perfect Tour provides an itinerary for a perfect week on Zakynthos. � What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time in Zakynthos, with detailed suggestions including shopping, entertainment and dining. � Essential information on Zakynthos's culture, including a brief history of the region. � Eating Out covers the island's best cuisine. � Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. � A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Author: Berlitz Publishing Company
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Tokyo (Japan)
Berlitz Pocket Guide Tokyo combines informative text with vivid colour photography to uncover Japan's dazzling capital city. It covers everything you need to know about Tokyo's attractions, from the Imperial Palace and Asakusa Kannon Temple, to the Meiji-jingu shrine dedicated to the founder of modern Japan, and the incredible array of shopping in Ginza. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you navigate, and the book uses colour-coding to differentiate between sections. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the city's Top 10 Attractions, followed by an itinerary for suggestions on how to spend a Perfect Day in Tokyo. The What To Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from spectating at a sumo match to catching a shrine festival or watching a kabuki performance. The book provides all the essential background information, including a brief history of the world's biggest city and an Eating Out chapter covering Japanese cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
Author: Mara Kalnins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-01-04
The history of the Latvian people begins some four and a half millennia ago with the arrival of the proto-Baltic Indo-Europeans to northern Europe. One branch of these migrants coalesced into a community which evolved a distinctive and remarkably robust culture and language, and which eventually developed into a loose federation of tribal kingdoms that stretched from the shores of the Baltic sea to the upper Dniepr river. But these small independent kingdoms were unable to resist the later invasion of the Teutonic Knights in 1201, an invasion that initiated nearly eight hundred years of helotry for the Latvians in their own domains. In the centuries of domination by successive European powers that followed, the inhabitants nonetheless preserved a powerful sense of identity, fostered by their ancient language, oral literature, songs and customs. These in turn informed and gave impetus to the rise of national consciousness in the nineteenth century and the political activities of the twentieth which brought the modern nation-state of Latvia into being. This book traces the genesis and growth of that nation, its endurance over centuries of conquest and oppression, the process by which it achieved its independence, and its status as a member of the European community in the twenty-first century.
Author: Marco Polo Travel Publilshing
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Fully updated for 2017... and now with ZOOM system for even better orientation! Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning.