The Rough Guide to Seoul  Ed 2
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The Rough Guide to Seoul Ed 2

The Rough Guide to Seoul is the ultimate travel companion to the South Korean capital, one of Asia's most intriguing and energetic cities. Comprehensive sections detail the very best places to eat, drink, shop, and unwind, providing information on everything from the luxurious cafes, restaurants, and clothing boutiques of Apgujeong to Hongdae's snack stands, barbeque halls, and hole-in-the wall bars. The guide depicts Seoul's culinar...

Planes, Trains and Elephants
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Planes, Trains and Elephants

"Tour guide and all-around wacky traveler Brian Thacker offers his adventures with different modes of transportation in this laugh-out-loud collection of travel stories. For Thacker, the journey has often proven more interesting, entertaining, and amusing than the destination. Related are mishaps with fairly normal forms of transportation—a hazardously drunken subway ride in London and a hike through the Sound of Music–esque hills of...

Frommer's Germany 2010 (Frommer's Complete Guides)
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Frommer's Germany 2010 (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Germany features gorgeous color photos of the dazzling baroque architecture, picturesque villages, and beer gardens that await you. Come along with us and discover some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, from the medieval towns and half-timbered houses along the Romantic Road to lovely vineyards along the Rhine River. Frommer's offers up-to-date coverage of ...

Lonely Planet Korea (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Korea (Travel Guide)

Had a great list of suggestions for most of the places we visited. The most helpful part for us was the subway map of Seoul, crucial for us to get to the sites we wanted to see. Amazing to have the book tell you which subway line and stop to use to get each site. We found the book particularly helpful for Seoul and in booking our tour of the DMZ.

The Essential Wilderness Navigator: How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors, Second Edition
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The Essential Wilderness Navigator, Second Edition

Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ‘sixth sense,’ tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensab...

The Rough Guide to Paris
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The Rough Guide to Paris

The Rough Guide to Paris is your essential guide to Europe's most elegant city, with clear maps and detailed coverage of the best attractions. Inspirational photography, neighborhood-by-neighborhood accounts and detailed, up-to-date maps help you get the most out of a visit to Paris — whether that means Notre-Dame and a romantic stroll along the Seine or visits to edgy boutiques and less-visited corners of the French capital. With it...

Mountains Without Handrails : Reflections on the National Parks, New Edition
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Mountains Without Handrails : Reflections on the National Parks, New Edition

Beloved by academic and general readers alike, Mountains Without Handrails, Joseph L. Sax’s thought-provoking treatise on America’s national parks, remains as relevant today as when first published in 1980. Focusing on the long-standing and bitter battles over recreational use of our parklands, Sax proposes a novel scheme for the protection and management of America's national parks. Drawing upon still controversial disputes—Yosemite...

Lonely Planet Timor-Leste (East Timor) (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Timor-Leste (East Timor) (Travel Guide)

I am a Lonely Planet bigot, and I have always found these to be much more than money's worth. There needs to be some updating though to this edition. Tiger Fuel in Dili doesn't offer two wheelers for hire anymore. You can get them at Tadeo Bonito but Carlos only has a fleet of four. Nor does California Hotel present any view whatsoever of the setting sun. That view would come from Caz Bar about a kilometre or two away. Why do I give ...

Frommer's Memorable Walks in Paris
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Frommer's Memorable Walks in Paris

I enjoyed this guide book because of its practicality. It is small enough to carry and consult while walking. And it organizes things to see in a logical manner. Rather than going to see the Louvre you can see many interesting, notable sites on the way to and from the Louvre as well. I especially recommend this guide for first time visitors to Paris, a city I grew to love, in part due to this book's information.

Singapore: Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
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Singapore: Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)

I gave this four stars instead of five since the section on business custom does not describe how business women should dress and behave in Singapore. There's the passing remark that women should only initiate handshakes when one is introduced to a (presumably male) colleague; otherwise, there is nothing about how to dress or behave when working in Singapore. Can we wear pants? or must we wear skirts? The chapter about dining etiquet...