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It's usually a number for how many people the place can accommodate. It's NOT always an indication of the number of beds. (Dictionary defintion - number 7 in this case): to accommodate for sleeping; have sleeping accommodations for For example, a 2 bedroom apartment I'm staying in during August sleeps arguably 8, but only has 4 beds - a double, a ...


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I don't know about a specific Kindle version, but if I have a limited number of destinations with some long WikiTravel articles, I just save the pages: Option 1, in Google's Chrome browser open the print preview and then save the page as PDF, then just copy that PDF to your Kindle, it's okay in vertical screen rotation and very readable in horizontal. ...


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Obviously, the best book for you depends a lot on what you are looking for. Many criteria are to be taken into account : the place(s) you'll go to : some books will cover only the capital, other will cover the main cities and other will cover the countryside as well. the duration of your trip (many books are explicitely for trips of a couple of days) the ...


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Clothes Wear confortable clothes. Try everything heavily before travelling. Remember that you will do the same leg movement for several hours. Seams or other similar things rubbing the skin will "burn" and to the limit hurt. Take lite clothes to cycle. Even with cold weather you will heat up. Weight Try not taking more than 20Kg (the less the better as ...


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I haven't purchased any of the new "Discover" series. The fact that the website describes the "New Series" as having "the highlights" and "The Original" as "the definitive guide," I suspect that they cut out a lot of information to make the Discover series more compact and have more room for photos. That being said, if you want photos and something that ...


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Wallpaper travel guides are an offshoot of Wallpaper* Magazine, the self-proclaimed "world's number one global design destination, championing the best in architecture, interiors, fashion, art and contemporary lifestyle." Or, if you haven't drunk enough of the Tyler Brûlé Kool-Aid to suppress your gag reflex when hearing the words "contemporary lifestyle", ...


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On a trip to (among other places) Venice, we had a Kindle with us and a number of paper books. We used the books a LOT and the Kindle far less. But what we used the most was a small bundle of photocopies from one of the books that I had marked up with a highlighter. Maps, for example, with a route drawn or destinations marked. These are the maps from the ...


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The historical city center is Saint Jean. Other parts still considered the center are Bellecour, la Croix Rousse, la Part Dieu. Villeurbanne is very close too.I went to college there and it's safe. To walk to the historic town from there take 40mn or so. Although there is a city limit and a sign between the two, you cannot "see" it. Streets just continue on ...


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Similar to Peter Handorff's solution, I use Instapaper to save articles and send them to my Kindle. You can send articles individually. If you want to combine articles into a 'book', create a folder in Instapaper, then move all the relevant articles to that folder. In the right sidebar you'll see a download link for Kindle. This produces a nicely wrapped ...


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http://code.google.com/p/oxygenguide/ OxygenGuide is an electronic world travel guide for use when traveling abroad with no (or expensive) Internet connection. You can use it on your PDA, notebook, cellphone or computer. OxygenGuide is basically an offline version of the excellent Wikitravel collaborative travel guide, restructured for use on potentially ...


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Dolphin Books is producing E-Book versions of parts of Wikitravel at $2 each - suitable for the Kindle. For example, their London e-book. Depending on where you're going, they may have a guide for you that works. A review from Amazon: This is about 75 Kindle pages of Creative Commons (or in some cases, public domain) materials. Of limited value, ...


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Lonely Planet Japan 13th edition will be published in September 2013, and the chapter covering Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima is already available online as a free download -- print it out, and you'll have your missing chapter back. (Disclaimer: I used to work for Lonely Planet.)


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A quick google will show you Megalithic Ensure you get to Orkney, which has the oldest stoneage settlement in the UK, at Skara Brae along with other stone age ruins, such as Maes Howe, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, cairns and brochs, as well as Viking relics.


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Well there are lots of sites online that cover this. For example you could look at Wikitravel's page on Kaliningrad. It looks like the top site from the old capital Königsberg is the cathedral, built in 1333. There is an English-language page on their official site.


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It sounds like what you are looking for is a field guide to the Grand Canyon; Field guide - a book designed to help the reader identify wildlife (plants or animals) or other objects of natural occurrence (e.g. minerals). It is generally designed to be brought into the 'field' or local area where such objects exist to help distinguish between ...


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Königsberg was destroyed during WWII, and then reconstructed. So there are some old houses, but not as many as you can hope to find. As Mark said, you should start with Cathedral, and Kant's Tomb. After that you can continue with some forts inside and outside the city, and visit some small city in Kaliningrad region. Especially I recommend the Svetlogorsk. ...


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I would recommend you absolutely NEVER rely on any sort of electronic device while traveling. The most successful way I've found to keep all this printed information on hand is this : Rip the most important pages out of your book(s). The bits you KNOW you'll need. Lots of travel books toss in so much useless information (do you really need to know where ...


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I haven't used a hardcopy guidebook for a while. For the last few trips I've taken, I've used my iPhone and Kindle 3G. Guidebooks on your Kindle (and books in general) are great - much less weight, searchable, and very easy to annotate. The battery life is great too. And if you get a 3G-capable Kindle (roughly $70 more initially for the life of the device), ...


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There are airside WH Smiths bookshops in both T3 and T4, and smaller WH Smiths (which will have a limited selection of books) airside in T2 and T5. I don't believe there are any other bookshops. (Smiths are not normally a particularly remarkable bookseller, but their larger airport stores aren't too bad.) From memory, the T4 one carries a wide selection of ...


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I usually buy more than one guide book per trip. Where one is weak another will be stronger. I look up things I am likely to want to know. For example will you rely on your guidebook for opening hours? Then look up and see if they are there. If you're going to use the internet for opening hours, then you don't care about details like that. Do you want ideas ...


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I find "Menorca Berlitz Pocket Guide" to be a good option, is pretty extensive, has very usefull information and is not expensive. One good place to start looking for interesting places in Menorca is http://www.travelmenorca.co.uk/guide/index.htm, it's not very extensive, it only give short descriptions, but is a good start point. Some interesting things ...


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I like Eyewitness Travel Guides by DK. They have a Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza book.


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Are your guidebooks e-books? What format? On my last trip to India I used a normal Kindle and I had one guidebook in Kindle format (Mobi) and several others as PDFs. The PDFs were a bit of a pain to read on the kindle, the Mobi was better but the maps were sometimes hard to use because they were split into several pages. In terms of usability, nothing ...


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Lonely Planet actually has three separate guides for Rome: Pocket Rome: small and compact, intended for short trips (long weekend or so), focuses only on top attractions and cuts out eg. all lodging information. Rome City Guide: the full-length city guide, dense and packed full of information, mostly black & white, standalone guide for long stays ...


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There is a surprisingly large bookstore, named Borri Books in the railway station. It is on the side of the bus station on the Piazza dei Cinquecento. There are two floors, so go upstairs if you don't find the travel guides immediately on the ground floor. I think they are on the upper floor, but my memory might fail me on this. The store is open from 7am to ...


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At the moment, there is no such a book. In amazon.de and rhinecycleroute.eu there some books about this cycle route. I think the best choice are the 3 books Bikeline Radtourenbuch, Rhein-Radweg. Each book costs about 13 EUR, the size is about 22,8 x 12,1 x 1,5 cm, and the weight about 350g. As I already said, it's not what you want but there is nothing ...


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If you want slightly more detailed information about countries, Lonely Planet does overview guides such as South-East Asia on a budget and other similar titles. This way, if you have narrowed down a region you're interested in travelling in then these books contain enough information on each destination to narrow down places of interest and basic information ...



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