Welcome to Venice. Gently sinking into the surrounding lagoons, this once great naval power now draws in over three million international visitors each year. But what makes Venice one of the World's top destinations? A World Heritage Site where the only traffic is on water, the city's architecture, culture and arts combine to create a uniquely romantic experience.
Our Madrid tour begins with the grand royal palace and the great Cathedral of Almudena which was, in fact, only finished a few years ago. You'll then hear about where the city gets its name from and we'll tell you about its development from medieval backwater to capital of half of the world.
What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in Underground London, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time.
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We start at the Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon where the castle is situated. Your downloadable tour of Lisbon will tell you about the great Portuguese King Alfonso Henriques who took the castle from the Moors and turned it into what was to become the royal palace for over 400 years. We'll explain where the name Alfama comes from and show you the Moorish influence in the area.
Best-selling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England.The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England.
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Have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have some idea but could use a treasure trove of great insider tips? Well, read on! You see, we know your trip begins long before you even book the flight, so this guide is chock full of dynamite tips on everything you need to know before you go - and much, much more you'll thank us for!
This book was made for the many decent guys who come to Thailand for whatever reason and find themselves ensnared in a nightmare. This book will save some of you guys a fortune - and it's going to stop you from falling into the traps that have caught up with so many guys before you. You decent guys don't deserve derision - you deserve to know what's going on around you. You need to know what to look out for and when to extricate yourself from a situation.
From Ellis Island to Grand Central Station, from Rockefeller Center to Fifth Avenue: the Big Apple is legendary. Enjoy this informative and entertaining audio guide for New York City, with 26 tracks covering the main attractions. Since each location has its own track, you can wander around this amazing city as you please, and listen to the appropriate track at each point along your personal itinerary.
In China, the world's next superpower, life is comfortable for the fortunate few. For others, it's a hand-to-mouth struggle for a full stomach, a place to live, wages for work done, and freedom to speak openly. In a place where few things are more important than food, "Have you eaten yet?" is another way of saying hello. After traversing the country and meeting its people, Ang shares her delicious experiences with us.
As you walk down the Spanish Steps we'll explain why the Pope at the time they were built was so unenthusiastic about them and also why the fountain at the bottom looks like it's sinking. We'll point out the Keats-Shelley Museum and talk about the Romantic poet's tragic life and then explain what Roman firemen do to the Colonna dell'Immacolata every year.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That's the saying, and it's not bad advice. So what should you do in Rome? This audiobook will give you an insider's best advice on what to see, what to do, and how to do it so you get maximum enjoyment out of your visit.
Soak up the legendary atmosphere of Soho with Irma Kurtz as she walks you around the village she calls home. Discover some of the famous haunts of Bohemian Soho and walk through the streets that have played host to generations of writers, artists, tarts, pimps, gangsters and philosophers. Meet some of the locals like Norman, landlord of his pub for 63 years and Gerry the Stitch, the last of the Soho Jewish Tailors. Soho has many secrets to reveal.
Do you want to work on your Italian listening comprehension at home or on your trip to Rome? This bilingual English/Italian audio guide to Rome is made for travelers and language learners with an interest in the stories behind famous places in the Eternal City.
From the Ancient Rome to the Baroque Rome, discover a city full of history and style! With CitySpeaker, visit Rome in total freedom. The Rome CitySpeaker Audio Guide features visits to all the major monuments and sites, walks in the most beautiful neighborhoods, and interviews on the history, the culture of Rome, and the everyday life of the Romans.
Go walk about in the historic city of York. This tour starts at St Helen's Square, besides Betty Tea Shop. See the Mansion House, Assembly Rooms and York Art Gallery - which illustrates some of the city's rich cultural heritage. Hear of ghost stories and intrigue at the King's Manor, and then more of York's history in the Museum Gardens and at the Yorkshire Museum. Cross the River Ouse via Lendel Bridge and hear about the Rowntree confectionery empire.
Planning a trip to China and don't know where to go? Have no idea where to start this trip in this wonderful country you're about to see? You're going to be one of China's 56 million visitors this year? Should you stay in the city or outside the city? You for sure don't want to miss seeing the forbidden city! How about the Great Wall of China? How about what to buy in China? Shopping? Want to know where you can bargain shop? And what to buy? All the answers are just one click away! Discover China right now with what we cover in this audiobook!
Whether it is business or leisure bringing you to Hong Kong, you will find something suitable for your tastes. With a plethora of shopping arcades and skyscrapers in the business district, the city lures travelers from all over the world. If you are looking for a relaxing break with your family, quiet retreat or a honeymoon, Hong Kong is a great destination. The city is safe, and since it offers numerous attractions for people of all ages, no wonder it is one of the most sought after destinations in China.
As well as its bars and writers, Dublin is known for its Georgian architecture and this walking tour of Dublin starts at one of the most famous examples of this great building style. The Hugh Lane Gallery is Dublin's most celebrated art gallery and your guide to Dublin will tell you the history of the gallery and what to look out for inside. You'll also hear about the sad story behind it. The Irish are known as natural story tellers and the Children of Lir is one of Ireland's most celebrated and romantic fairytales.
This audioguide to Rome is made for independent travelers with an interest in the stories behind famous places in the Eternal City. It is also available as a bilingual English/Italian version.
The King's Road is world famous as the epicentre of Swinging London. Walk down the short stretch of road that changed the world of fashion, music, art and theatre forever. Where The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix could be found and where UK punk music was born. The King's Road stayed at the forefront of culture for over 25 years.