The Rough Guide to Peru

Author: Sara Humphreys

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 536

View: 773

Discover this fascinating South American country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to go wildlife-spotting in the jungle, explore lofty Inca citadels or indulge in a pisco sour (or three), The Rough Guide to Peru will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to navigate the colonial heart of Lima or wander the ancient streets of Cusco without needing to get online. Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Peru. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Lima; Trujillo; Cusco; the Sacred Valley; the Peruvian Amazon; Tarma and the Central Sierra; Arequipa and Lake Titicaca;Nazca; Huarez and the cordilleras; the south and Ancash coasts. Attractions include: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail; the Nazca Lines; Huascarán National Park; Kuélap; the Ballestas Islands; Reserva Nacional Paracas; Sacsay huaman; Pisac market; the Valley of the Pyramids. Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, costs and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife and literature, plus a language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Peru. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

The Rough Guide to Peru

Author: Dilwyn Jenkins

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 536

View: 704

The Rough Guide to Peru covers the country in-depth from the jawdropping attractions of the Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon to Lima's endlessly hip restaurant scene. Rough Guides' four expert authors have covered every inch of Peru, communing with Amazon shamans, rafting the waters of the mighty Urubamba and hiking to the little-visited Inca ruins of Choquequirao. Discover where to find Peru's best pisco sour, view the rainforest high up from a canopy walkway or check out the country's coolest surfing hangout with Rough Guides' things not to miss section. Learn how to get the most out of one of South America's most versatile destinations with The Rough Guide to Peru range of itineraries. Meet the Incas with our in-depth history section and read about everything from traditional panpipe music to hallucinogenic plants. Over 70 clear, full-colour maps help you find a hostel while our easy-to-use transport info will make sure you don't end up on a chicken bus to nowhere!

The Rough Guide to Peru

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 536

View: 973

The Rough Guide to Peru covers the country in-depth from the jawdropping attractions of the Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon to Lima's endlessly hip restaurant scene. Rough Guides' four expert authors have covered every inch of Peru, communing with Amazon shamans, rafting the waters of the mighty Urubamba and hiking to the little-visited Inca ruins of Choquequirao. Discover where to find Peru's best pisco sour, view the rainforest high up from a canopy walkway or check out the country's coolest surfing hangout with Rough Guides' things not to miss section. Learn how to get the most out of one of South America's most versatile destinations with The Rough Guide to Peru range of itineraries. Meet the Incas with our in-depth history section and read about everything from traditional panpipe music to hallucinogenic plants. Over 70 clear, full-colour maps help you find a hostel while our easy-to-use transport info will make sure you don't end up on a chicken bus to nowhere!

Dashing for the Post

The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

View: 215

A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road. Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one of the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted friend. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy's twenty-fifth birthday, the last when he was ninety-four. His correspondents include Deborah Devonshire, Ann Fleming, Nancy Mitford, Lawrence Durrell, Diana Cooper and his lifelong companion, Joan Rayner; he wrote his first letter to her in his cell at the monastery Saint Wandrille, the setting for his reflections on monastic life in A Time to Keep Silence. His letters exhibit many of his most engaging characteristics: his zest for life, his unending curiosity, his lyrical descriptive powers, his love of language, his exuberance and his tendency to get into scrapes - particularly when drinking and, quite separately, driving. Here are plenty of extraordinary stories: the hunt for Byron's slippers in one of the remotest regions of Greece; an ignominious dismissal from Somerset Maugham's Villa Mauresque; hiding behind a bush to dub Dirk Bogarde into Greek during the shooting of Ill Met by Moonlight, the film based on the story of General Kreipe's abduction; his extensive travels. Some letters contain glimpses of the great and the good, while others are included purely for the joy of the jokes.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2100

View: 583

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

In Tearing Haste

Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 483

In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters. There can rarely have been such contrasting styles: Debo, unashamed philistine and self-professed illiterate (though suspected by her friends of being a secret reader), darts from subject to subject while Paddy, polyglot, widely read prose virtuoso, replies in the fluent, polished manner that has earned him recognition as one of the finest writers in the English language. Prose notwithstanding, the two friends have much in common: a huge enjoyment of life, youthful high spirits, warmth, generosity and lack of malice. There are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, stag hunting in France, filming with Errol Flynn in French Equatorial Africa and, above all, of life at Chatsworth, the great house that Debo spent much of her life restoring, and of Paddy in the house that he and his wife Joan designed and built on the southernmost peninsula of Greece.

Anderson’s Travel Companion

A Guide to the Best Non-Fiction and Fiction for Travelling

Author: Compiled by Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 146

A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.

Spell of the Urubamba

Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time

Author: Daniel W. Gade

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 712

This work examines the valley of the Urubamba River in terms of vertical zonation, Incan impact on the environment, plant use, the history of exploration and the notion of discovery, the idea of land reform, and cultural contact with the European world. Winding its path northward from the Andean Highlands to the Amazon, the valley has served as the stage of pre-Columbian civilizations and focal point of Spanish conquest in Peru. "Gade left behind not only a superb body of scholarly work, but a network of colleagues and students who remain indebted to his example. This book should serve as an inspiration for all scholars who wish to pursue the Sauerian, counter enlightenment or post development agendas of understanding and respecting particular places in all their historical and cultural complexity, including ambiguities and contradictions." -- The Geographical Review, American Geographical Society

Joan

Beauty, Rebel, Muse: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor

Author: Simon Fenwick

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 824

Volumes have been written by and about Patrick Leigh Fermor, but his wife Joan is almost entirely absent from their pages. Now, Simon Fenwick, archivist of the Leigh Fermor papers, tells Joan's story in Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor. A talented photographer, Joan defied the social conventions of her times and, though she came from a wealthy and well-connected family, earned her own living. Through her lover, and later editor of the TLS, Alan Pryce-Jones, she met and mingled with the leading lights of 1930s bohemia – John Betjeman, Cyril Connolly, Evelyn Waugh, Maurice Bowra (who adored her) and Osbert Lancaster, among others. She featured regularly in the gossip columns, not only for her affairs and her fashionable clothes, but for her intrepid travels to Russia and America. In 1936 she met and subsequently married the journalist John Rayner, but her belief in open marriage was not shared by her husband and their relationship foundered. Then, in 1944 in Cairo, where she was a cypher clerk, she met Paddy Leigh Fermor, lionized for his daring kidnap of the Nazi General Kreipe in Crete. They would remain together until her death in 2003. In this riveting biography, written with full access to Joan’s personal archive, Simon Fenwick reveals the extraordinary life of a woman who, until now, has been defined by the man she married and their famous friends. Here, at last, Joan is placed at the centre of her own story. It is also a riveting portrait of a marriage and a milieu, revealing the sexual and intellectual mores of that wartime generation who lived life at full tilt, no matter what the consequences. 'In this engrossing biography, the woman hitherto overshadowed by her husband is brought from black and white to full colour . . . a vivid portrait of her and the places and people she loved.' - Observer

Holding the Threads

Author: Alison Jesson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 196

An authentic historical novel about the harshness of life of missionaries in South America in the first half of the 20th century. Based on extensive research of the author’s grandparents. A vivid memoir which explores how the richness of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. SS Orita. Mid-atlantic. 1904 “Everything I had ever known was behind me and I had only the vaguest idea about where I was going. What if I had made an awful mistake?” Beatrice, newly wedded wife of Stuart McNairn – a recently qualified Evangelical missionary – is on her way to Cuzco, a town in Peru, which has persecuted English missionaries who have gone before. Their mission is to convert the native Indian population from the corruption and oppression of the Catholic Church which has crushed them into poverty and idolatry. But life in Cuzco is hard; disease, poverty and alcohol claim many lives. Beatrice and her husband, Mac, face both fierce opposition and physical hardship, which tests their relationship to its limits. In this fictional memoir, based on true events, we follow Beatrice through both good times and bad, in a life-time of self-discovery. Holding the Threads explores our sense of belonging and the connections we make with the past, the present and with future generations.