1216 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 1.75 in
July 1, 2015
Workman Publishing Co
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0761156860
ISBN - 13: 9780761156864
About the Book
For adventurers and armchair travelers, it's an unforgettable and inspiring year. Here are hundreds of exciting destinations in full color. Visit Krakow's Ryenek Glowny, the most authentic medieval market square in Europe. The lush Siwa Oasis of Egypt where Alexander the Great passed through in 331 B.C. And Istanbul 's dazzling Topkapi Palace, once home to 40,000 people. 250,000 print. (Travel)
Read from the Book
IntroductionThe World Revisited As I write this introduction, my nieces are in Iceland. I imagine them enjoying a hot soak in the Blue Lagoon under the midnight sun, driving through a vast, empty countryside of stark, otherworldly beauty—slowing down to let wild horses cross the two-lane road and stopping to order lunch from menus in a language they cannot pronounce. They are sending me e-mails (the postcards of today) and posting Facebook updates (how things have changed!), and I can feel their excitement and their sense of wonder. They will return home exhilarated, having felt firsthand how travel opens up your whole world while nurturing a newfound appreciation for everything you’ve left behind. There really is no downside to travel, save a little jet lag and a dented bank account. A small price to pay for a million-dollar experience. Wanderlust—I like to think of it as wanderlove—has always coursed through my veins. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I never felt an hour spent in the seat of an airplane (or bus, tuk-tuk, car, or bullet train) was an hour wasted. As a toddler I realized that a whole big world awaited every time our family locked the front door and piled into the station wagon for the Jersey shore (yes, that one, but before its reputation was compromised). Playing Risk on the living room floor introduced me to places with names like Madagascar and Siam. It wasn’t the game’s promise of world domination that enticed me, but the far reaches of a planet so bi
Table of Contents
Contents INTRODUCTION The World Revisited xi How This Book Is Organized xiii EUROPE • 1Great Britain and Ireland 3 England • Scotland • Wales • Ireland • Northern IrelandWestern Europe 80 Austria • Belgium • France • Germany • Greece • Cyprus • Italy • Luxembourg • Malta • Monaco • Netherlands • Portugal • Spain • SwitzerlandEastern Europe 284 Croatia • Czech Republic • Estonia • Georgia • Hungary • Latvia • Lithuania • Montenegro • Poland • Romania • Russia • Slovakia • Slovenia • Ukraine Scandinavia 335 Denmark • Faroe Islands • Greenland • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden AFRICA • 373North Africa 375 Egypt • Morocco • TunisiaWest Africa 394 Ghana • MaliEast Africa and Southern Africa 398 Botswana • Ethiopia • Kenya • Malawi • Mozambique • Namibia • South Africa • Tanzania • Uganda • Zambia • ZimbabweIslands of the Indian Ocean 437 Madagascar • The Maldive Islands • Mauritius • Seychelles THE MIDDLE EAST • 443 Israel • Palestinian Authority • Jordan • Lebanon • Oman • Qatar • Saudi Arabia • Syria • United Arab Emirates • Yemen ASIA • 477East Asia 479 China • Taiwan • Japan • Mongolia • South KoreanSouth and Central Asia 531 Bhutan • India • Iran • Kyrgyzstan • Nepal • Sri Lanka • Tajikistan • Turkey • Turkmenistan • UzbekistanSoutheast Asia 590 Cambodia • Indonesia • Laos • Malaysia • Myanmar • Philippines • Singapore • Thailand • Vietnam AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS • 643Australia and New Zealand 645The Pacific Islands 677 Cook Islands • Fed
From the Publisher
The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times
bestseller, 1,000 Places
reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.
Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.
The world is calling. Time to answer.
About the Author
Patricia Schultz is the author of the runaway #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places in the United States and Canada to See Before You Die. She's also written for Frommer's, Berlitz, and Access travel guides, as well as Condé NastTraveler, Islands, and Harper's Bazaar. Her home base is New York City.
“1,000 Places to See Before You Die is out in a new full-color second edition, and should set anybody’s imagination soaring. It is a book to browse under the Snuggie on a long winter night and daydream with.”
- DELAWARE STAR NEWS