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.
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, ......
Berlitz Pocket Guide Helsinki is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this vibrant, modern city has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights, from the entertainment district to the cathedral, taking in colourful markets, first-rate museums and galleries, the historic Suomenlinna Fortress and dignified state architecture. There are also excursions to nearby Porvoo, Tampere and across the water to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the city, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Helsinki. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping for colourful Spectrolite jewellery to catching a hockey game, Finland's favourite sport. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chapter covering its adventurous 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicago will lead you straight to the best attractions the Windy City has to offer. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo or the Art Institute of Chicago, shop on Michigan Avenue, enjoy the rides at the Navy Pier funfair, take in the view from the Willis Tower, or explore the areas outside the heart of the city. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicago. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicago truly shows you what others only tell you. Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Chicago, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up history in Estonia's Old Towns, enjoy a midsummer bonfire and beer in Lithuania and take a traditional sauna and spa in Latvia; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Travel Guide: 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 - history, people, landscape, architecture, greetings, etiquette Over 70 maps Covers Estonia, Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park, Rakvere, Narva, Tartu, Valga, Muhu, Saaremaa, Helsinki, Latvia, R?ga, Kurzeme, J?rmala, Kemeri National Park, Talsi, Lithuania, Vilnius, Paneriai, Trakai, Kalingrad and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, our most comprehensive guide to the region, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Eastern Europe for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer 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. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Capital of Emilia Romagna, arguably the most civilised region of Italy, Bologna is renowned for its university, its cuisine and its traditional left-wing stance. The ultimate foodie destination, Bologna is also famous for its beautifully preserved historic centre, rich with exquisite palaces and mighty towers. Berlitz Pocket Guide Bologna is a brand-new, concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the city has to offer. Inside Bologna Pocket Guide: Where To Go details all the key sights in the city, 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 to take in on your trip. Perfect Day provides an itinerary of the city. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from browsing the innumerable pasta and fine food shops to catching a music recital in the most splendid venues. Essential information on Bologna's culture, including a brief history of the city. Eating Out covers the city's world-famous 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.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Salzburg combines informative text with vivid colour photography to uncover a city whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It covers everything you need to know about the city's attractions, from Mozart's birthplace and Festung Hohensalzburg, the largest fortress in Europe, to the treasure trove of Baroque buildings in the old town and boat trips across Königssee lake south of the city. 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 Top 10 Attractions in the city and surrounding area, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Salzburg. The What To Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from wandering round Christmas market stalls to attending a concert or taking a boat trip. The book provides all the essential background information, including a brief history of the Salzburg region and an Eating Out chapter covering Austrian cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Corfu gives you reliable, user-friendly detail with colour photography to uncover Greece's pretty Emerald Isle: from elegant Corfu Town with its lovely, Venetian architecture and its relics of British rule, cricket included, to sunny beaches, the Achilleion Palace, Lawrence Durrell's beloved White House, and a springtime abundance of wild flowers. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you get around. Inside Corfu Pocket Guide: Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, 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 to take in on your trip. Perfect Tour provides an itinerary of the island. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping to working your way around stylish bars. Essential information on Greek culture, including a brief history of the Island. Eating Out covers the countries best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
Author: Gary Roth
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Political Science
Marxism in a Lost Century retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick. Three biographical themes receive special attention -- the self-taught nature of left-wing activity, Mattick’s publishing endeavors, and the nexus of men, politics, and friendship.