Ringed by high mountains crossed by a series of rulers over the centuries, Kosovo boasts Ottoman mosques, Tito-esque administration buildings, Serbian Orthodox churches, monasteries, vineyards and extravagant KLA war memorials. This title is suitable for visitors from the country's diaspora.
Mysterious and misunderstood, Belarus remains an enigma at the heart of Europe. Bradt's Belarus gives you all the information needed to get the best from this lost world. Explore Minsk, Belarus's modern city, built as a memorial to the glory of Soviet communism or step beyond the capital and find a wealth of riches that remain largely unknown to the outside world: the natural splendour of primeval forests, rivers and lakes; flora and fauna in abundance; stunning museums empty of visitors; rich culture and tradition; historical sites dating back to the Middle Ages; beautiful churches; Russian Orthodoxy and the genuine warmth of a people who believe that the rest of the world has either forgotten them or has no interest in their wellbeing.
¡öThe first and only English-language guidebook to Belarus ¡öIn and around Minsk, its numerous museums, parks, churches and historic sites ¡öExplore the Belovezhskaya Pushcha forest ¨C home to herds of European bison and other rare mammals ¡öPersonal anecdotes from the author's experience of living in the heart of a rural community
A world away from Istanbul, the rugged region of eastern Turkey is now opening up to travellers after years of instability. Here visitors can see churches and entire cities hewn from rock, fairytale castles on looming crags and fantasy palaces built by power-crazed Anatolian chieftains. Turkey expert Diana Darke provides all the essential practical advice on trekking and mountaineering; wildlife and birdwatching; and accommodation and eating options. Bradt's Eastern Turkey is the only guidebook dedicated to this fascinating region and includes first-hand accounts about everything from soaking in thermal pools to the ascent of Turkey's highest peak, Mount Ararat.
¡The first and only in-depth guide to the under-visited region of eastern Turkey ¡Dedicated chapters on bird watching and wildlife ¡Practical advice on trekking and mountaineering with first-hand accounts of volcano-climbing around Mount Ararat and Lake Van ¡Colourful proverbs and quotes from Turkish folklore to entertain and enlighten
The sixth edition of the Bradt Guide to Madagascar brings the visitor bang up to date with the changes in tourist infrastructure that have made Madagascar increasingly accessible. The ideal guide for all visitors, whether on an organized tour or heading out on their own. This guide includes suggested itineraries for all budgets and interests. It has expanded coverage of natural history. Provides information on national parks and reserves, including those just opened. It contains fully revised details of hotels, restaurants and transport, 47 fully updated maps and town plans as well as the best places to watch the total eclipse of 2001.
This thoroughly updated fourth edition includes all the developments in Namibia's accommodation, from guest farms and lodges to bush-camps, plus details on areas of natural interest such as the new Sperrgebiet National Park. Author Chris McIntyre tempts adrenaline junkies with exciting opportunities for dune-boarding, ballooning and quad-biking in the desert, while the guide details Namibia's unique and fascinating wildlife, how to visit bushman villages and guidelines on eco-travel. From the desolate Skeleton Coast to the lush Kavango and Caprivi Strip, or the picturesque capital, Windhoek, Bradt has it covered.
¡Thoroughly updated, Bradt's Namibia is the most comprehensive guide on the market ¡Detailed reviews of accommodation options from lodges and hotels to campsites ¡Chris McIntyre, the author, is a well-known and established expert on Africa ¡This new edition offers increased coverage of the national parks, including the new Sperrgebiet National Park
Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa, rich in national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. Covering the country, this guide includes history and wildlife sections, accommodation, and restaurant recommendations.
Ghana is an uncrowded place to go for game-viewing, with Mole National Park and Baobeng Monkey Sanctuary among the highlights. This title helps readers to discover a country steeped in a rich cultural tradition and little-visited attractions.
Having been a member of the EU for over a year, Slovenia's capital is a source of inspiration for seasoned travellers. This title provides listings on a range of accommodation, from five-star luxury to family-run guesthouses that retain their typical Slovenian charm.
Ukraine is something of an enigma for the visitor. The largest country in Europe, it remains one of the least visited, yet it has retained the rustic beauty of old-world eastern Europe, and its place names are heavy with historical significance: Kiev, Crimea, Sevastopol, Odessa, Chernobyl.
This fully updated third edition of Bradt's Ukraine guide keeps visitors up to speed with this rapidly evolving country. Covering everything from the best places for borsch to the best walks along the Black Sea - alongside an in-depth exploration of Ukraine's history, culture and natural beauty - this is the most comprehensive and practical guide available to a destination as yet undiscovered by the tourist crowds.
- The most up-to-date guide available to the Ukraine - Covers the capital Kiev, elegant Lviv and the seaside Odessa - Trekking, skiing and biking in the Carpathian mountains - Accommodation and restaurant reviews for every size of wallet - Author has lived and worked in Ukraine and continues to travel there regularly
A guide to Madagascar that combines the author's knowledge of the country with contributions from nearly 50 experts and countless travellers. It is suitable for those who are planning a trip to this unique island.
This comprehensively updated second edition is the essential travel companion on trips to romantic Budapest, now firmly established as one of Europe' s must-see destinations. In 2005, over 36 million visitors traveled to or through Hungary - popular with visitors on short breaks and as a meeting point for international business. Board a cog-wheel railway into Buda' s leafy hills; take a stroll through the cobbled Castle District or a soak in a thermal spa. Seek out the vibrant shops and restaurants of Pest, go boating in City Park or spend an evening at the opera.
Glittering blue coastlines and spectacular volcanic landscapes characterise Azores that erupted from beneath the ocean some five million years ago. This title provides practical information and features on culture, history and festivals. It describes the best walks along with information on where to eat and sleep and how to get around.
Introduces travellers not only to rural monasteries and tranquil national parks but also to hip nightclubs and swinging summer festivals of Serbia. This guide provides fresh information to business visitors, adventure travellers and those with an interest in art, history or wildlife. It also includes information on the independent state of Kosovo.
Suitable for those planning a trip to Lithuania, this title provides an overview of the country's chequered history and the information necessary to create the perfect itinerary.
Fully updated, Switzerland Without A Car provides everything a traveller needs to negotiate this compact country whether by rail, cablecar, bus, bicycle or foot.
While the world taps its feet, Ethiopia breakdances with its shoulders ? and Bradt's Ethiopia is the most thorough guide available to this vibrant land of majestic landscapes, rich history and welcoming people.