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  • Rough Guides Snapshot Spain: Valencia & Murcia | Rough Guides
    hotels shops pubs and nightlife ensuring you make the most of your trip whether passing through staying for the weekend or longer Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Spain with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around Valencia and Murcia including transportation food drink costs health events and outdoor activities Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Spain EBOOK 2 99 EPUB and MOBI GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Published April 2015 Series Snapshots More Products Europe Spain Valencia Related Guides 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Catalunya View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Mallorca Menorca View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Madrid View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary Spanish View Guide 9 99 Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Andalucia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The País Vasco and Navarra View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Barcelona View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Galicia View Guide 18 99 The Rough Guide to Spain View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The Balearic Islands View Guide 2 99 The Turquoise Coast Rough Guides Snapshot Turkey View Guide 10 99 The Rough Guide to Iceland View Guide 11 99 The Rough Guide to Sweden View Guide 4 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget Czech Republic View Guide 4 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget Poland View Guide 2 99 Argyll Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland View Guide 14 99 Make the Most of Your Time in Britain View Guide 2 99 Puglia Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 20 99 The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands

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  • Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona | Rough Guides
    to Barcelona EBOOK 9 99 EPUB MOBI and PDF GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats PAPERBACK CHOOSE A RETAILER BELOW AMAZON US BARNES NOBLE Published April 2015 Series Pocket Rough Guides More Products Barcelona Europe Spain Related Guides 13 99 The Rough Guide to Barcelona View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary Spanish View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Andalucia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The Balearic Islands View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Mallorca Menorca View Guide 18 99 The Rough Guide to Spain View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Valencia Murcia View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Madrid View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Catalunya View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The País Vasco and Navarra View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Galicia View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary Portuguese View Guide 6 99 Pocket Rough Guide Athens View Guide 4 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget Poland View Guide 4 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget Czech Republic View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to the Lake District View Guide 11 99 The Rough Guide to Sweden View Guide 2 99 Alsace and Lorraine Rough Guides Snapshot France View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to England View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Norway View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Belgium Bruges Flanders View Guide 2 99 The Kvarner Gulf Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Portugal View Guide 2 99 Corsica Rough Guides Snapshot France View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Munich and central Bavaria View Guide 14

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  • Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary – Spanish | Rough Guides
    authors and an extensive menu reader Equivalent printed extent 264 pages Available in EPUB only EBOOK 5 99 EPUB GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Published July 2014 Series Phrasebooks More Products Europe Spain Free Audio Downloads Click here to access free audio downloads for this title Related Guides 18 99 The Rough Guide to Spain View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Valencia Murcia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The País Vasco and Navarra View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Barcelona View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Andalucia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Catalunya View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Madrid View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Mallorca Menorca View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The Balearic Islands View Guide 9 99 Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain Galicia View Guide 2 99 Poitou Charentes and the Atlantic coast Rough Guides Snapshot France View Guide 9 99 Pocket Rough Guide Amsterdam View Guide 2 99 The southern Dalmatian islands Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 2 99 The Italian Riviera Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Berlin View Guide 2 99 The central and southern Aegean Rough Guides Snapshot Turkey View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget Moscow and St Petersburg View Guide 4 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on A Budget Switzerland View Guide 2 99 Friuli Venezia Giulia Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 2 99 The Loire Rough Guides Snapshot France View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Rome View Guide 9 99 Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook

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  • Explore Minsk: the Belarusian capital | Rough Guides
    Many of Minsk s monuments create a weirdly wonderful skyline Among the most neck craning is the obelisk in central Victory Square beneath it lies a memorial hall that glows with amber light A 15 minute walk west from here to the Svislach River and the Island of Tears a memorial to those who fell in the ten year war with Afghanistan comes into view Reachable by a narrow footbridge this lonely monument broods with veiled statues and weeping angels There are more uplifting buildings to enliven this sprawling city too like scarlet Church of Saints Simon and Helena off Independence Square and the neoclassical National Opera and Ballet of Belarus After ambling around Minsk s old town admiring the twin bell towers of its Orthodox Church and stopping in quaint taverns you could almost mistake Minsk for any other charming Eastern European city Until you notice that the old town isn t old at all Historic buildings don t exist in a city that had to be almost entirely rebuilt from smouldering rubble Border shifts and bombardments The city has undergone seismic shifts in ownership language and culture over the centuries Historians pinpoint the city s founding as 1067 Minsk grew in prosperity as part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the thirteenth century before becoming a capital of the Poland Lithuania commonwealth Then came Russian rule occupation by the Swedes followed by the return of Russian rule but the twentieth century would be the bloodiest period yet After enduring the World War I as a battlefront city Minsk made a grab at heading a new Belarusian People s Republic in March 1918 Only months later the Red Army marched in and Minsk became the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic instead In World War II not even one tenth of Minsk s buildings escaped bombing The city became host to one of WWII s largest ghettos imprisoning around 100 000 Jews most of whom would be murdered in camps Starvation and disease were also rampant outside the ghetto Minsk s pre war population of 300 000 was 50 000 by 1944 When the Soviet Army took over Minsk ballooned with swift industrialisation and a population boom Meanwhile the city was rebuilt from the rubble with vast Stalinist boulevards and stark angular buildings taking shape most of which you still see today The rise of modern Minsk For the best vantage point over modern Minsk you need to get high To the top of the National Library of Belarus that is At the top floor of this space age style building which rather resembles a huge indigo diamond is an open air viewing deck with the best views of the city Expect a thrilling rather than classically beautiful panorama The skyline is a forest of cranes skyscrapers and bulldozers Construction workers tiny as ants scuttle in building sites below Skyscrapers proudly bearing Soviet style murals thrust towards the clouds You can see the city growing before your

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  • Travel Features by Anita Isalska | Rough Guides
    a breath of fresh sea air Muscat is famous for dazzling souks and superb seafood but its terrain brings the biggest thrills This port city on the Gulf of Oman is backed by the arid Hajar mountains meaning you can Anita Isalska 21 01 2016 7 reasons to visit Trondheim Norway Aurora chasers venture to the Arctic north while slick Oslo lures the arty crowd In the stampede to these A list destinations the rest of Norway is often forgotten But leave some space in your itinerary for Trondheim the country s former capital and third largest city With Scandinavia s largest medieval building rocking nightlife and museums to charm Anita Isalska 15 12 2015 13 of the world s cheesiest cuisines Real lovers of cheese aren t satisfied with a dusting of parmigiano These thirteen dishes showcase the world s best cheeses in truly lavish proportions So if your heart is gladdened by gruyère or you say halleluiah at halloumi loosen your belt for these wicked ways with cheese Swiss fondue What started as a ruse to use Anita Isalska 20 05 2015 Minsk beyond the stereotypes of the Belarusian capital Mini break and Minsk don t trip off the tongue And if you ve never considered a visit to the Belarusian capital you aren t alone Anita Isalska explores why the city makes for an interesting trip Firstly there s the popular perception of Minsk as a grey post Soviet megalopolis Another disincentive is the Belarusian visa a requirement for visitors Anita Isalska 18 05 2015 Baikal exploring Siberia s epic frozen lake Anita Isalska explores the frozen surface of the epic Lake Baikal in Russia During Siberian winters the mercury drops as low as minus 35ºC minus 95ºF Brightly painted houses in central Russia s villages groan

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  • Remember The Past | Thoughtful Travel | Rough Guides
    visitors to tears the scale of the cruelties that took place here is near incomprehensible Bus services around 4hr run along the main coastal highway from Accra The Kigali genocide museum Rwanda In 1994 while the world looked the other way around one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered by Hutu extremists The attempted genocide left a scar on the Rwandan nation which will be felt for generations but the immediate wounds of that terrible three month period have healed faster than most outsiders could have imagined While leading genocidaires have faced UN trials those who murdered their own neighbours under orders have undergone a process of reconciliation with survivors in local gacaca courts The country itself has been transformed by its pragmatic government and is rapidly modernizing Tourism is an important part of development and it engages remarkably with recent events in Rwanda s genocide museum the Kigali Memorial Centre where you re likely to spend at least two very worthwhile but emotionally draining hours On this hillside site north of the city centre eleven huge crypts have been constructed the resting place for nearly a quarter of a million of the country s victims The semi subterranean exhibition itself implicitly lays the blame for what happened on decades of colonial oppression divide and rule policies under development and ultimately deliberate planning while placing the slaughter in the context of humanity s history of genocide The memorial to the children who died is unbearably moving focusing not on the huge numbers but on fourteen individual lives on little things like their favourite meals and on how they were killed The Kigali Memorial Centre is open daily 10am 6pm donations accepted and is a partner of the UK based Aegis Trust aegistrust org which works to prevent crimes against humanity The Camp of Special Significance Russia St Petersburg s White Nights festival is an established tourist draw but more adventurous travellers can head north towards the Arctic Circle and the remote Solovetsky Archipelago in the Karelia region Situated on the White Sea in the uppermost part of the world s biggest country these islands seem close to the tipping point of the world From the Middle Ages till the Bolsheviks seized power monks sought out this place for solitary contemplation when communism fell they returned and today the exquisite monastery on the main island pure white with silver onion domes is again a site of active worship But there were darker times in the interim The Soviet authorities saw the potential of the islands remote location and in 1923 created a Camp of Special Significance where political opponents could be subjected to the near constant winter darkness isolation and bitter cold Solovetsky became as the great dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn put it the mother of the gulag Today the camp is remembered in a museum inside the Kremlin on the main island On top of Sekirnaya Gora Hatchet Mountain you can also see the Church of the Ascension which was

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  • Chernobyl Today | Nuclear Disaster | Rough Guides
    trekking Wildlife Winter sports Nuclear disaster Chernobyl today By Adam Bennett July 16th 2013 View Comments Chernobyl and the nearby city of Pripyat have been abandoned for over 20 years Old Soviet symbols still adorn the buildings and textbooks remain open on desks at the local school The worst nuclear disaster in history left 52 000 residents homeless never to return again Today the site is a popular tourist attraction enter at your own risk On April 26 th 1986 an unexpected power surge hit nuclear reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Power Plant in Ukraine causing the biggest and most cataclysmic nuclear disaster the world has ever seen The chemical explosions were powerful enough to blow the reactor s 1000 ton lid to pieces and fatally injure the 31 technicians who were working there at the time Russian and Western scientists have estimated that over five million Ukrainian citizens and those from Belarus and Russia have been exposed to harmful levels of radiation the toxic clouds even spread as far as the UK In recent years scientists have concluded that the nuclear disaster is directly responsible for a large increase of cancer and other health issues experienced by those living in close proximity of Chernobyl Over twenty years have passed since the devastating explosion and the Ukrainian government in conjunction with the management of the Chernobyl exclusion zone have capitalised on the site s mysterious factor By developing the deserted cities of Pripyat and Chernobyl into a tourist destination Dmitry Bobro from the Management Exclusion Zone believes that inviting visitors could raise greater awareness and understanding of the threat that nuclear plants pose The region is situated just a few hours drive outside of Kiev You have to sign a waiver before visiting which covers tour operators should any health issues arise after your visit The sheer desolation and dereliction brings home a stark reality and the huge impact this disaster had on the lives of residents in both cities As you tour the exclusion zone you are given your own Geiger counter to measure radiation and can view reactor 4 from a safe distance just a few hundred feet away from the blast point The deserted city of Pripyat located about a mile from the plant was once the home to many of Chernobyl s nuclear technicians and their families On the day of the disaster citizens were given only 3 hours to evacuate the city collecting as many of their possessions as they could carry never to return again Nowadays Pripyat is a ghost town Everything is left exactly as it was when the evacuation took place Gymnasiums and hospitals are entirely untouched and Soviet symbols on collapsing buildings echo an unstable period before the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union Arguably the most infamous feature is the town s amusement park a bewitching spot that gives visitors an eerie and almost paranormal sensation Access to the buildings is restricted and whilst

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  • Travel Features by Adam Bennett | Rough Guides
    Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Uruguay Venezuela UK View by Theme Activity Architecture Beaches Belief Boats sailing Budget travel Coasts islands Crafts and markets Cycling Deserts Discovery Diving snorkeling Everyday Life Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Features Adam Bennett Sort by Date Popularity Delving into Kelvedon Hatch a secret nuclear bunker From 1947 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 secret bunkers sprung up across Europe in an effort to protect capitalist and communist states from potential nuclear attacks Adam Bennett explores a secret metropolitan bunker in the Essex village of Kelvedon Hatch During the Cold War the prospect of a nuclear attack was Adam Bennett 18 07 2014 Moles and museums exploring weird London London s wacky and unusual attractions are guaranteed to capture the imagination of those who are brave enough to find them Adam Bennett follows the footsteps of murderers surgeons and pathologists to discover some truly bizarre objects across the city Grant Museum of Zoology The Grant Museum of Zoology boasts over 1000 separate species of rare Adam Bennett 04 04 2014 Paying respects to Lenin Moscow One of Moscow s unforgettable highlights is a visit to the father of the Russian revolution Vladmir Lenin Adam Bennett depicts his encounter with the dogmatic politician who was embalmed and preserved over 80 years ago Staring into the bulletproof glass that separates me from the legendary Russian leader I am surprised to see he s still Adam Bennett 02 09 2013 Nuclear disaster Chernobyl today Chernobyl and the nearby city of Pripyat have

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