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Download e-book for iPad: Ostwärts: Zweitausend Kilometer Donau. Mit dem Paddelboot by Thomas Bauer

By Thomas Bauer

Auf dem Weg ins »Neue Europa«: In einem Paddelboot folgt Thomas Bauer der Donau von Deutschland bis ins Schwarze Meer.
Zwischen Regensburg, Passau wird er um ein Haar von einem Passagierschiff versenkt. Im serbischen Bogojevo wird ihm Schweinefett und Höllenschnaps zum Mittagessen angeboten. In Bulgarien fragt guy, ob er sein Hotelzimmer mit oder ohne Frau möchte. Mit genauem Blick für die Kleinigkeiten am Wegrand und einer Vorliebe für abstruse Begebenheiten erzählt Thomas Bauer die packende Geschichte seiner dreißigtägigen Kajakfahrt, die ihn durch acht Länder Europas führt.

Thomas Bauer geboren 1976 in Stuttgart, studierte Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaft in Konstanz. Er battle Greenpeace-Mitarbeiter in Paris und Journalist in Sydney. Mittlerweile arbeitet er für das Goethe-Institut in München. Ausgedehnte Reisen führten ihn mehrmals nach Osteuropa, Südamerika und Asien. Neben mehreren Anthologien veröffentlichte er zuletzt die Reisebücher »2500 Kilometer zu Fuß durch Europa« (Wiesenburg 2016) und »Wo die Puszta den Himmel berührt« (Herbig 2007).

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Download e-book for iPad: Adventures in Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their Tales by M. Mark Miller

By M. Mark Miller

ISBN-10: 0762754141

ISBN-13: 9780762754144

After its institution in 1872, Yellowstone nationwide Park used to be sufficiently recognized that many people risked undergo maulings, Indian assaults, and geyser burns simply to glimpse its wonders. a shocking variety of those that survived wrote approximately their adventures. the easiest of those tales are amassed in Adventures in Yellowstone. offering a dozen narratives—journal entries, letters, and diaries—with an creation to every, and with ancient pictures, postcards, and woodcuts, this publication is the basic compilation of the main gripping first-person money owed of the early years of America's so much adored nationwide park.

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Gebrauchsanweisung für den Vatikan (German Edition) by Rainer Stephan PDF

By Rainer Stephan

ISBN-10: 3492275494

ISBN-13: 9783492275491

Hier bemalte Michelangelo vier Jahre lang die Decke der Sixtinischen Kapelle; Joseph Ratzinger zog aus dem bayerischen Markl zu; und jährlich strömen Millionen Gläubige und Pilger, Kunstliebhaber und Touristen her: in die Papststadt Rom, auf den Peters­platz, zum Vatikan. Steuerparadies und Inbegriff einer Weltmacht, ein kleiner Staat mit eigener Verwaltung, eigenem Postwesen und eigenem Bahnhof. Dieses Buch öffnet Türen. Es führt uns mitten hinein in dieses Universum, zum Lateran, zu Santa Maria Maggiore und den anderen Papstbasiliken, in die Katakomben und nach Castel Gandolfo. Auf die Gassen, Plätze und zu den Menschen im Vatikan, in Wohnungen und Gärten, Büros und Restaurants – in die urbane Realität einer Weltstadt.

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Lessons and Laughs from an - download pdf or read online

By Todd Millick

ISBN-10: 0761867821

ISBN-13: 9780761867821

Nasty, Brutish, and brief is a suite of irreverent essays approximately lifestyles in a foreign country. the writer not has to carry his tongue approximately his experiences—which skill it’s payback time. He now speaks his brain approximately the entire unusual humans and areas he has encountered around the globe during the last twenty years.

And he is taking the reader on a humorous and endearing jaunt to a dozen nations, from England to Egypt, and Afghanistan to Haiti, answering the most important questions like Why are Pakistani riding levels so harmful? And, How lengthy can Bulgarians really carry a grudge?

Unlike different overseas commute books, the writer isn’t simply passing via. He has lived in those harmful and tough areas, usually for years at a time. He understands their humans, streets, and customs just like the again of his hand. It used to be a part of his task. occasionally his lifestyles trusted it.

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Download e-book for iPad: Long Way Down: Von Schottland nach Kapstadt (German Edition) by Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman,Anne Emmert,Ursula

By Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman,Anne Emmert,Ursula Pesch,Violeta Topalova,Jeff Gulvin

ISBN-10: 3492403646

ISBN-13: 9783492403641

Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen journey rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie – neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen – Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.

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Spin the World Around: One Man's Mission for Intention and - download pdf or read online

By Russell Dobda

ISBN-10: 0996372849

ISBN-13: 9780996372848

After his religious awakening, divorce and occupation swap, a unmarried man looking for experience, love, and enlightenment takes his telephone and mindfulness worldwide. He attempts to reside fact and locate that means as he crosses paths with an never-ending array of interesting characters, who lead him via one excessive adventure after one other. looking nature and tradition with locals, the writer reveals every little thing from spirituality, faith, and lifestyles function to relationships, intercourse, and medicine. As he covers the area with wealthy aspect and demonstrates his philosophy and method of commute, we input the brain of a craving seeker, an American who brings us on a quest to happen future over the process a 12 months, 24 international locations, and many balls...

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City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and - download pdf or read online

By Catie Marron

ISBN-10: 0062380206

ISBN-13: 9780062380203

In this significant assortment, eighteen popular writers, together with David Remnick, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Rory Stewart, and Adam Gopnik evoke the spirit and heritage of a few of the world’s such a lot well-known and critical urban squares, observed by means of illustrations from both wonderful photographers.

Over 1/2 the world’s voters now stay in towns, and this quantity is speedily growing to be. on the center of those municipalities is the square—the defining city public area because the sunrise of democracy in old Greece. each one sq. stands for a bigger subject in historical past: cultural, geopolitical, anthropological, or architectural, and every of the eighteen luminary writers has contributed his or her personal innate expertise, prodigious study, and native knowledge.

Divided into 3 components: tradition, Geopolitics, historical past, headlined via Michael Kimmelman, David Remnick, and George Packer, this important anthology indicates the town sq. in new mild. Jehane Noujaim, award-winning filmmaker, takes the reader via her go back to Tahrir sq. through the 2011 protest; Rory Stewart, diplomat and writer, chronicles a sq. in Kabul which has come and long past a number of occasions over 5 centuries; Ari Shavit describes the dramatic alterations of crucial Tel Aviv’s Rabin sq.; Rick Stengel, editor, writer, and journalist, recounts the facility of Mandela’s number of the Grand Parade, Cape city, a massive industry sq. to talk to the realm correct after his free up from twenty-seven years in felony; whereas award-winning journalist Gillian Tett explores the concept that of the digital sq. within the age of social media.

This assortment is a crucial lesson in background, a portrait of the realm we are living in at the present time, in addition to an workout in wondering the long run. Evocative and compelling, City Squares will switch how you stroll via a city.

Contributors include:

David Adjaye on Jemma e-Fnna, Marrakech • Anne Applebaum on crimson sq., Moscow and Grand marketplace sq., Krakow • Chrystia Freeland on Euromaiden, Kiev • Adam Gopnik on position des Vosges, Paris • Alma Guillermoprieto on Zocalo, Mexico urban • Jehane Noujaim on Tahrir sq., Cairo • Evan Osnos on Tiananmen sq., Beijing • Andrew Roberts on Residential Squares, London • Elif Shafak on Taksim sq., Istanbul • Rebecca Skloot on American city Squares • Ari Shavit on Rabin sq., Tel Aviv • Zadie Smith at the grand piazzas of Rome and Venice • Richard Stengel on marketplace sq., Grand Parade, Cape city • Rory Stewart on Murad Khane, Kabul • Plus contributions by means of Gillian Tett, George Packer, David Remnick, and Michael Kimmelman; illustrations and images from popular photographers, together with: Thomas Struth, Philip Lorca di Corcia, and Josef Koudelka

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Lynn Michell,Stefan Gregory's Shooting Stars are the Flying Fish of the Night PDF

By Lynn Michell,Stefan Gregory

ISBN-10: 0955961882

ISBN-13: 9780955961885

We dreamed for years of crossing an ocean. Then we did it in a blue boat known as Scarlet.

This is a publication of many voyages.

There is the meandering path that results in the suitable boat for crossing an ocean. there's the instruction – stalled in a sweltering American boatyard whereas arguments approximately gear and finance mix with the narrowing of the storm window. there's the crossing itself which begins with the inaccurate climate, damaged boat components, torn sails, severe leaks and a really sea in poor health workforce as Scarlet will get blown astray in unkind seas.

Male and feminine monologues shape the interior voyages. The skipper’s suggestions diversity from the demanding situations of becoming a wind vane to nearly wasting an arm in a tangled genoa to the navigational method of the Puluwat Islanders. His spouse describes diminishing offers, the damp, bruises, blue eggs, jelly fish and her nervousness concerning the deteriorating healthiness of her son who, struggling with ME, do not need been persuaded to compliment them.

External and inner trips criss-cross as Scarlet sails on throughout 3000 miles of ocean. She may have informed a distinct story.

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Download e-book for iPad: El último tren a la zona verde: Mi safari africano by Paul Theroux

By Paul Theroux

ISBN-10: 8420410810

ISBN-13: 9788420410814

«La última y sorprendente gran aventura del "monumento vivo de los angeles prosa de viajes"»

El País

Hace ya una década, Paul Theroux narraba su épico viaje por tierra desde El Cairo hasta Ciudad del Cabo, y nos ofrecía una visión privilegiada del África moderna. Ahora regresa para descubrir cómo han cambiado en estos años tanto él como el continente africano. Entre townships y safaris a lomos de elefantes, entre paraísos naturales, tradiciones perdidas y zonas devastadas por los angeles guerra y los angeles avaricia desmedida de sus gobernantes, el autor parte de Ciudad del Cabo, se dirige al norte a través de Sudáfrica y Namibia, y se adentra en Angola para tropezarse con un entorno cada vez más apartado de las rutas turísticas y de las esperanzas de los movimientos poscoloniales de independencia.

La crítica ha dicho...

«Un libro para disfrutar, más allá de una visión turística, de l. a. mano de este maestro viajero.»

C.R.S, Leer

«El aclamado novelista y escritor de relatos de viajes narra su recorrido por África como turista, aventurero, pensador y crítico esperanzado. Theroux encarna el autor de viajes de pura cepa.»

Kirkus

«Una lectura cautivadora, escalofriante, que describe una realidad con apariencia a veces más propia de una ficción apocalíptica de alguien como Cormac McCarthy.»

Robin McKie, The Guardian

«Potente y conmovedor. Un libro fascinante.»

Financial Times

«Ofrece una visión iluminadora de Sudáfrica, Namibia y Angola, alejada de l. a. complacencia del turista.»

GEO

«Su novela, con una exquisita literatura de paisajes, te adentrará en un recorrido por el sur del África más alejada de las rutas turísticas.»
ELLE

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