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There are plenty of online resources, including: A stranger’s guide to Panto – or – How to get the most out of it! What is pantomime? A guide to this most British of festive institutions Wikipedia - Pantomime Here is an extract from the first link: Most Pantomimes are loosely based around a fairy story, nursery rhyme or children’s book. Some of the ...


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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 queen,...


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It's not that hard. The audience at pantomimes is mostly children (and their grandparents) many of whom will be going to the theatre for the first time, so the performers keep it simple. The heroes are good and the baddies are obviously bad. The "fourth wall" is not just broken, but largely ignored, and the performers address the audience directly to tell ...


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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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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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Yes, they are different. The different language editions of Lonely Planet are essentially franchised, and while most books are based on English originals, they have considerable leeway to alter the content. There are also some LP guides that exist only in other languages, eg. all the province-level guides to China like this Sichuan/Chongqing guide: https://...


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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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D&R Bookstores are located throughout Istanbul, and they generally stock Lonely Planet books in English - at least for the Istanbul and Turkey books. They also have stores at the airport (airside) that definitely stock the English versions, however if you are already in Istanbul then this likely won't help you. Unfortunately their website is in Turkish ...


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I am not really an expert myself of this area of Italy but, searching on search engines in Italian language, I found out this brilliant website by the Italian ministry of culture and tourism which is available in English too: www.camminodellappia.it. It is very possible that walking on this route is only recommendable approaching or leaving towns along it (...


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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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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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It has been done before. One traveler and writer, Paolo Rumiz, has walked along the entirety of the route, sticking as close to the original way as he could, and published a book, Appia, describing his journey. The linked publisher's website also has maps and GPS tracks showing his itinerary. This website has maps of the route followed by the Via Appia (and ...


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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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There's a book called "Patagonia: The Andes, a Guide For Climbers" by John Biggar. Its main focus is climbing, but also covers ski-mountaineering: This new edition has expanded coverage of the whole range, with many new photos and route diagrams plus extended coverage of the ski-mountaineering opportunities in the Andes.The book contains details of ...


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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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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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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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There are some paths which are deliberately maintained as Easy Going Trails and intended to be wheelchair-accessible. For the ones within the Sheffield area of the Peak District, you can send off for the council's Easy Going Trails Booklet: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/travel/walking/prow/easy-going-trails.html .


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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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I think I have now found what I was looking for. The then book was Topo-guide des sentiers de randonnée : GR de pays, Paris à pied published by FFRandonnée (Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre) in 1997. This site apparently refers to the same two walks (and also shows maps): north-south: from Porte de la Villette to Porte d'Arcueil (Parc ...


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There's WH Smith, both sides of security at Luton airport. They might have guidebooks there. You might want to call and ask in advance. With enough luck you might even be able to pre-order them.


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If you have time - Terminal 3 is the only terminal you can enter at Heathrow from airside without needing a boarding pass for a departing flight from there. This is mostly to support the paid-for lounges in the Terminal, but handily would work for you. Assuming you have lots time, on arrival at T3, follow the purple "Flight Connections" and then "Flight ...


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Since Wikivoyage is a wiki, every page has an associated history page, where you can see the date of each modification. With some effort, you could figure out when a particular piece of information was added. Of course, just because something was added long ago does not mean it's not current, however. For most things, especially businesses, you can generally ...


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I've only used a Lonely Planet guidebook once, for Central Asia and I'm willing to admit it was invaluable there. However, there and elsewhere I observed what I consider sacrilege, but others consider more...practical, and that's to rip irrelevant pages out of the book. If you've got a Europe guide book and you're not going to Latvia - RIP, out comes that ...


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As you are interested in the built environment, books on those resources may help: Iran: Architectural Guide by Thomas Meyer-Wieser Iran has one of the oldest town cultures in the world. Unlike any other oriental country, Iran shows a unique urban and architectonic development whose defining characteristics merged with other cultures over the course of ...


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There are many books written by non-Iranian authors and travelers like Lonely Planet Iran (Country Guide) Lonely Planet Iran (Travel Guide) Among the Iranians: A Guide to Iran's Culture and Customs Iran (Bradt Travel Guides) There are also some net information in this web-page. Also there are some books written by Iranian authors like Iran Travel Guide ...


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As you are asking not only for a kindle version, but also other sorts of offline version, I'd like to point out the Kiwix reader for Wikivoyage. (Since the time the question was asked, wikitravel split up into two forks and wikivoyage seems to be the more up to date one). It's an app for both iOS and Android which saves an offline copy of all wikivoyage ...


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