This second edition of Must Sees Havana is the perfect resource for creating an unforgettable, personalized visit, even when time is limited. Find inspiration in the extensive walking tour ideas and in the themed Must See and Must Do lists, whether you prefer beach or city, museums or snorkeling, historic sites or lush gardens and parks. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with detailed maps, recommended hotels and restaurants, and the Must Sees star-rating system for attractions, sights and activities.
Must Sees Havana, a new addition to the MustSees series, selects the highlights of Cuba's lively capital for a flying visit, a week or longer. Stroll the Malecon, immerse yourself in the Carnaval street parties, or take an excursion to Regla and 17C Guanabacoa, epicenters of the santeria tradition. Stay in grand hotels or go for a budget room. Browse art galleries, sample fresh juice from a street stall, or visit the museum district before tasting an ice cream at Havana institution Coppelia. Do it all, accompanied by Must Sees detailed maps.etailed maps.
UPDATED 2015 EDITION Real Havana is the #1 selling guide to experiencing the authentic Cuba. This book is designed to give you a cultural immersion into Cuban life, and to provide you the tools and background information to truly make the most of your visit. It gives you the confidence and knowledge to break away from the tourist areas and experience the real Cuba. You want to explore the rich culture. Be transported back to a simpler time. Experience Havana's romance and beauty with the same carefree joy as the locals. See everything you want to see and go everywhere you want to go. The Real Havana guide shows you how to do all that and lots more. In the guide, you will learn about: Authentic Cuban cuisine and affordable Havana restaurants. Low-priced farmers markets, shops and entertainment options. Maps of Havana and the suburbs - Get out of the city and EXPLORE! Instructions on using communal taxis particulares and all the major routes. Contact info and reviews of over 30 casa particular apartments in Vedado. Fascinating, offbeat places which are hidden from foreigners. Hundreds of tips on saving money while in Havana. How to avoid the most common tourist scams. This book is not a "tourist guide". It is not a boring list of restaurant reviews and attractions, like all the other guides. With this book, you will learn about the authentic, local places. Locations which are hidden to regular tourists. Naturally, these places are also very inexpensive. So, in effect, you will not only be immersed in authentic Cuban life, but you will also save money. BONUS: The last section of this book includes the Cheap Casa Particular Guide. You will find listings and reviews of over 30 apartments and rooms to rent in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana. These casas particulares have been hand selected out of the thousands available in Havana. They are not only the most affordable, but they are also among the cleanest, best maintained, and best located. The hosts are extremely hospitable and most speak multiple languages. The best part is that you get the full contact information for the casas, so you can call or email the hosts directly and book your stay without having to deal with expensive brokers or middlemen. By booking your reservation directly with the landlords, you are certain to save at least $5 to 10$ per night in brokerage fees. That alone is easily worth the purchase price of Real Havana guide. About Full Compass Guides Full Compass Guides are aimed at travelers who want to understand local customs and culture so that they can experience destinations like a local. Unlike regular tourist guides, Full Compass guides are not a list of attractions popular with tourists, and boring restaurant and hotel reviews that are obsolete the moment they are published. With our guides, you get succinct, useful information about the culture, people and geography of your destination so you have the tools and the confidence to explore on your own, experience everything that your destination has to offer, and save money. Our guides are written by experienced travelers who have intimate knowledge of both the location and the culture of the destination. They give you the exact information you need in order to make the most of your travel time. With a Full Compass guide, you will be a knowledgeable explorer, rather than just another flash-happy tourist.
This eBook version of Must Sees New York City by Michelin highlights the best of the Big Apple and beyond for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Stroll through neighborhoods, choose from dozens of world-class museums, visit iconic landmarks, or take excursions to Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Stay in boutique hotels or opt for a budget room. Take in some shopping, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and ride a skyscraper’s elevator to the top. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system.
his eBook version of Must Sees Barcelona by Michelin is ideal for hitting the city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Explore the Barri Gòtic. See Gaudi’s masterpieces Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Take in the Picasso Museum, an FC Barcelona match, the colorful Boqueria market, the funicular to the Miro Foundation, and old town for Catalan seafood. This concise guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system. Helpfully divided into 'Must Sees' for Barcelona's highlights, 'Must Do' for top activities for every budget, and 'Must Know' for practical information.
Newly updated Must Sees Vancouver highlights the best of the city for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Savor dim sum in Chinatown, stroll through stately Stanley Park and Vancouver’s botanical gardens, or shop on fashionable Robson Street. Take afternoon tea in nearby colonial Victoria, and explore the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s hiking trails and rugged beaches. Stay in upscale boutique hotels or opt for a budget room; and sample fine international cuisine. Engage your senses, accompanied by Must Sees detailed maps.
Explore Cuba, the famous Caribbean island, and stop by Old Havana, visit museums, and eat authentic moros y cristianos. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba. + 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. + Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + 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: Cuba truly shows you the country as no one else can. Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Cuba, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cuba, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.
Author: Wally Smith
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Discover all Cuba has to offer in this complete cycling guide. Wally and Barbara Smith spent 6 months cycling 8,000 miles in Cuba to provide detailed directions for 50 days of cycling. The rides vary in length, many combining to create multi-day loops. Detailed directions describe rides leaving Havana to the west and east. Subsequent rides are clustered in the three best regions of Cuba for cycling: Pinar del Rio, Central Cuba, and the Oriente. A final section contains advice on connecting the regions for a long tour of the entire island. In addition, the authors provide information on getting to Cuba, equipment and accessories, food and water, safety considerations, overnight accommodations, and more. Exploring this fascinating country on two wheels may just be the best way to fully appreciate its history, people, and culture.
A practical guide to discover Havana's finest buildings, restaurants, shops, museums, neighborhoods, parks, hotels, cafés, art, architecture and people. The 500 hidden secrets of Havana are listed thematically, including places to eat, drink, shop, and sleep, and architecture, culture, things to do with children, weekend activities, and more.
Desperate to escape South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest dreamed of becoming a foreign correspondent. So she headed to Russia looking for some excitement—commencing what would become a four-year, twelve-nation Communist bloc tour that shattered her preconceived notions of the “Evil Empire.” In Around the Bloc, Griest relates her experiences as a volunteer at a children’s shelter in Moscow, a propaganda polisher at the office of the Chinese Communist Party’s English-language mouthpiece in Beijing, and a belly dancer among the rumba queens of Havana. She falls in love with an ex-soldier who narrowly avoided radiation cleanup duties at Chernobyl, hangs out with Cuban hip-hop artists, and comes to difficult realizations about the meaning of democracy. is the absorbing story of a young journalist driven by a desire to witness the effects of Communism. Along the way, she learns the Russian mathematical equation for buying dinner-party vodka (one bottle per guest, plus an extra), stumbles upon Beijing’s underground gay scene, marches with 100,000 mothers demanding Elián González’s return to Cuba, and gains a new appreciation for the Mexican culture she left behind. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's first dedicated honeymoon guide is packed with advice for travel-lovers who want their honeymoon their way: no all-inclusive in sight here. Set your heart racing with real adventures, tailored to what you two love the most - whether that's wildlife-spotting on the African savannah, cruising around Havana in one of Cuba's legendary vintage American cars or diving with turtles in Bali. Planning tips will help you cover off the basics and bypass the stress, with advice on: When to go, how long to go for, and how to factor in seasons and climates How to build a multi-stop honeymoon How to pick hotels Working out a realistic budget, and sticking to it How to compromise with your other half The benefit of mini-moons, and how to plan the best one possible Getting married abroad, including logistics and legalities A host of top-rated destinations, listed by type of trip The best destinations for same sex couples The inspiration section covers 25+ world-class honeymoon trips and gives them the classic Lonely Planet treatment. Whether you're after ideas for a classic trip or for more offbeat honeymoon suggestions, we've got you covered. See ancient temples in Myanmar, eat exquisite Michelin-starred meals in Tokyo, or surf the rolling Pacific waves at Sydney's Bondi Beach. For every destination covered, discover: Essential, not-to-be-missed honeymoon experiences Practical itineraries to give you inspiration How LGBT-friendly you will find it A budget indicator Dream digs: where to stay for an unforgettable experience Practicalities for getting your trip booked No matter what gets your travel juices flowing, this book promises to set you on track for the trip of a lifetime and to set your life together off to a magical start. 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, 2015 and 2016 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
Author: Jordi Roca
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Celebrated pastry chef Jordi Roca, of the award-winning restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, presents more than 80 tempting dessert recipes that take readers on a journey through the seasons -- from Pineapple, Mango, and Passion Fruit Soup to Sweet Potato with Tangerine Granita. * Roca's creations exhibit a whirl of imagination, daring, and boldness, making him one of the top international influencers in the pastry scene. * He aims to give his diners a unique experience, by creating dishes intended to stimulate all the senses. * Includes a brief history of the Rocas' acclaimed family restaurant. * Pastry tips and techniques are also provided. Full-color photographs by Becky Lawton throughout.
The world's best full-color travel guides just got better with an expanded edition ofDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba. With its music, pristine beaches, and vintage cars, this island nation has a unique identity. Explore Cuba's rich culture and history while having all the practical tips you need for a perfect vacation withDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba. Highlights of the guide include: Vibrant full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps. Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights. 3-D aerial views of the Havana's most interesting districts. Comprehensive selection of hotels, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Customized walking tours, information on local events, and so much more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba — showing you what others only tell you.
Author: Christopher P. Baker
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Building on the successful Eyewitness Travel Guides series, this new series offers a quick and easy approach to travel that uses expert insights to list the top luxury hotels, economical places to stay or eat, best travel deals, favorite family activities and destinations, popular nightspots, the best things to see and do, local activities, and other insider tips, as well as a handy pull-out map.