Free travel Kindle books for 10 Jan 19

Contemporary notes from China by Tara Goldsmith: Travel Guide to China

by Tara Goldsmith

Entwined throughout this entertaining collection of personal stories and anecdotes of Tara’s extensive travels through China are insights gleaned only by a real travel expert. Having spent nearly 20 years in the travel industry, most of which as a China specialist, Tara is supremely aware of the kind of information travellers to this breathtaking and bewildering country need, and provides answers to these and other questions that go far beyond the reach of more mainstream guides. Between weighing up the best sections of the Great Wall to trek along to describing an encounter with a soothsayer who refused to, well, soothsay, she recounts her adventures and reflections in a sparkling, wry style that reveals her deep affection for the country, its culture and its people.

Pélion. La montagne magique: Randonnées Culturelles en Grèce Continentale (French Edition)

by Denis Roubien

Vous voulez découvrir les trésors culturels et naturels d’une partie très spéciale de la Grèce? Ce livre est pour vous. Ce livre est une histoire de voyage décrivant, à travers un grand nombre de photos et de cartes, une randonnée dans l’une des plus belles régions de Grèce. Pélion, une montagne entourée par la mer, est une combinaison onirique de la nature et des créations humaines. Ce livre essaye de présenter cette beauté unique au visiteur qui désire la découvrir. Entre autres choses, il présente des paysages de contes de fées, des villages contenant certains des meilleurs exemples de l’architecture traditionnelle grecque, des églises post-byzantines, peut-être la plus belle voie ferrée d’Europe et quelques-unes des plus belles plages de Grèce.

Purana Qila: Discover India | Photojournals (Monuments of Delhi Book 2)

by David Riley

About the Series

Being a historic capital, and housing a vast array of heritage sites; Delhi has always been one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. It has such a large plethora of monuments (and other places) to visit, that even a month’s trip to Delhi might seem insufficient.

This series makes an attempt to capture some of these monuments in pictures and words, telling all that you’d need to know about the monument: before, during as well as after visiting the place. This is your perfect guide to know about the concerned monument, as well as enjoy a preview/souvenir with beautiful photographs of the monuments. So, enjoy the book and take it with you as you journey through the city of Delhi, exploring the vast array of monuments that Delhi has to offer.

Purana Qila

The Purana Qila (Old Fort) in its current form was built by the founder of the Sur Empire, Sher Shah Suri. He is said to have built a raised citadel surrounded by large walls and bastions, with the sprawling city of Delhi around it. The fort was also part of the Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Inner citadel of the city of Din Panah. Over its history, the Purana Qila has shifted hands many times, and has always been an integral part of Delhi. Today, it is one of the must-visit monument complexes in New Delhi, located right next to the Delhi Zoological Park. Although, much of the fort complex now lies in ruins, a few surviving buildings depict the magnificence of the architectural style of an era bygone.

True Tales of A Traveller: Goodbye Sinai

by Alix Lee

True Tales of a Traveller is a series of short stories consisting of several dozen traveller’s tales covering over three decades. Although presented in a short story format for reading convenience, these stories are not fiction. Apart from some of the characters’ names which have been changed to protect their identities, everything in these stories is true.

These stories do not all fit neatly into the â??travel story’ genre, although some will indeed meet most readers’ expectations in this regard. Others are simply adventures – or misadventures – that happen to have taken place in various different countries.

I began developing an interest in travel in my late teens. For most young people, long-term travel isn’t possible without working to pay one’s way, and so ‘working holidays’ are an option taken by many (even more nowadays than in the 1980s) who hope to get a better understanding of a place and its people than a short holiday could provide them with. And this was how I began travelling, and how I came to the Point of No Return (the point at which it was no longer possible to return to the life I had once led).

The first of this series of stories is called Goodbye Sinai, which is set in 1982, at the time of Israel’s return of the Sinai peninsula to Egypt.

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