Free travel Kindle books for 09 Sep 18

500 Random Facts: about France (Trivia and Facts about the Countries Book 6)

by Lena Shaw

Did you know that the French President Charles de Gaulle has survived 32 assassination attempts? Have you heard that Hitler had to climb 1,665 stairs in order to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower because the French cut the elevator’s cables? Do you like to read tons of new and unobvious facts about France; to feel the spirit of romantic streets of Paris and to smell over 10 billion baguettes, which are baked in France yearly? If your answer is YES, this book is for you.

500 Random Facts about France is the sixth book in the series Trivia and Facts about the Countries. The author has tried to make it even better than the previous five books, considering all the feedback received.
This book is a gold-mine of random facts about France. All content is unique and family-friendly. Some of these facts are completely crazy or unexpected, while the others are simply fun and amusing. Facts describe both historical events and the modern society and culture of France; its celebrities, athletes, scientists, inventors, and some less-known French people. No matter what you like more – French architecture, history, natural wonders, or its lovely people and their inimitable language – in any case, you will find something awesome and new to learn from this book.

The examples of the random facts about France:

The first system for public transport was introduced in France in the 1660s. It was done with five-floor carriages pulled by horses.

In France, all gathered mushrooms can be taken to the pharmacists where they will be checked for toxicity free of charge.
The phrase that incorporates all letters from the French alphabet is “Allez porter ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume un havane.” That’s why it’s used by French typists. Translation? “Take this whisky to the blond judge who is smoking a cigar.”

‘Crayola’ is actually a French word that can be translated to â??oily chalk’.

There’s a person in Paris that invites strangers from all over the world for dinner in his house. Jim Haynes has been doing this for the last thirty years, every week, and you may book yourself a dinner seat on his website.

and so on…

The land of fashion, light, baguettes, berets, wine, and so much more has never been closer. With a magnificent culture and history, it manages to enchant people from all over the globe to come, visit it, and fall in love with it. No wonder, in 2017 alone, stunning 89 million tourists came to explore France, making it the most-visited country in the world.

I really hope these top 500 facts will help you to unleash all of its magic and you’ll enjoy reading this collection!

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White Roads and Red Wine:: A couple’s journey through Italy (Travel Journal Book 1)

by David Gardner

White Roads and Red Wine: A couple escape their grown children to spend time together in Italy. This is their tale of adventure, romance, beauty and wonder. It is a travel book about how they fell in love with the country and it people. From Rome and Florence to Tuscany and Sicily, this journey of exploration, often on roads less travelled, is full of humour, mishaps and surprises. It is a story that takes the reader into ancient piazzas, local markets, tiny hilltop villages, and along beautiful coastlines, always with some vino at hand and an appreciation of the extraordinary. This is travel writing at its best, providing the reader with a portrait of a truly unique country. A compelling read for any who want to experience the real Italy, to understand its magic and its seduction.



Santa Monica Main Street / Venice: California (MUJI)

by Janelle Lassalle

Explore sunny California with this spotlight on where stylish Santa Monica and Venice meet. Our Microguideâ?¢ is a curated selection of places to shop, eat, drink, and explore on your next trip to Los Angeles.



Santa Monica Third Street Promenade: California (MUJI)

by Janelle Lassalle

The Santa Monica Pier is California at its best: effortlessly cool.

At over 100 years old it’s also pretty iconic. The pier stretches on and cuts through the sea with a variety of carnival games, rides and arcade fun that isn’t just for kids. You probably know it from the picturesque Ferris Wheel that dominates the landscape, lighting up the night sky with its colorful display. Did you know it’s also the world’s only solar powered Ferris Wheel?

A short walk from the pier is Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, an open-air, upscale shopping and dining neighborhood that is pedestrian centered. Enjoy our spotlight on Santa Monica with our Third Street Promenade Microguideâ?¢.



Exploring the World With Our Big Family: Road Trips Through the USA & Europe

by Terri Law

When Terri’s oldest of five children completed middle school, she realized that the opportunity to travel with her big family was limited. The window of time to travel together before jobs, sports, and dating would monopolize their lives would be over soon. Yet, there were so many places she wanted to travel with her children. She realized that they couldn’t wait anymore and plans an Ultimate Road Trip across the USA, followed by a European Expedition a few years later.

The Ultimate Road Trip USA with 5 kids encompassed 30 states and 20+ national parks over a span of nine weeks. The extended vacation included visits to Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park and more. Major cities visited include New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. The family took advantage of multiple kinds of accommodation including hotels, cabins, rental homes, resorts, a ship, campgrounds, and relatives’ homes.

The desire to explore the world more with their kids, the Laws decide to take an extended summer vacation by road tripping through Europe. Starting with a flight and layover in Iceland, they traveled to Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Switzerland, and France. To enhance their travel time, they embarked on a Mediterranean cruise.

With strategic planning and scheduling, your family doesn’t need to take a gap year to see the world. Fantastic travel can be accomplished during the summer vacation months your children have off school. Extended summer vacations build life-long family memories and teach your children about destinations they would normally only hear about in school.



A Stray On The South Downs Way: A Personal Journey

by Robert Parkes

Beginning near Beachy Head, the South Downs Way journeys through 99 miles of glorious Downland scenery, before coming to an end in Winchester, under Alfred the Great’s statue. Follow the author’s journey as the path begins in an area rich with memories and associations, before leaving East Sussex behind and heading off into unfamiliar territory. As new views are enjoyed and new discoveries made, it seems as if walking away from home is the best way of discovering it.



Naxos. From the precursor of the Parthenon to the Duchy of the Archipelago: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour?

This is the book for you!

This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of black and white photos and maps, a hiking tour in one of the culturally richest and yet not enough known islands of Greece.

Having been the cultural and political centre of the Cyclades from ancient times to the Middle Ages, Naxos boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, covering a wide time range.

A hidden gem

The island’s spectacular beaches resulted in the treasures of the hinterland remaining unknown to the wide public.

This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it.

So many things to present!

Among other things, it presents the most impressive kouroi of ancient Greece, temples that are considered the precursors of the Parthenon, unique iconoclastic and other Byzantine churches that compose what is called the Mystras of the Aegean

Also, one of the best preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean composing an islet from Greece of Latin domination that made it to our days, monasteries that housed schools of international fame, feudal towers and picturesque villages.



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