Insight Guides Phrasebooks

Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download! Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away. Insight guides Phrasebook: Portuguese is an indispensable little book featuring easy-to-use, color-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travelers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insight Guides City Guide Taipei (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight City Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your trip. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Taipei, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like the National Palace Museum and Longshan Temple, and hiddencultural gems. - Insight City Guide Taipei is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Yangmingshan National Park, to discovering Shilin Nightmarket - In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on Religion, the Arts and Shopping, all written by local experts - Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning - Outstanding orientation information will save you time while you explore - Excellent Editor's Choice recommendations will make your trip more memorable - Inspirational colour photography throughout - Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Insights From A Travel Mastermind

"Before, my only travels were to and from the toilet at home. With these insights, I now also use toilets in other continents" -- Dominique LaSalle, Travel Blogesque Magnifique Written by a groovy expert who traveled continuously for years in over 60 countries and studied, lived, and worked on 4 continents without getting arrested! Smile broadly and preview this book to get a glimpse of this mastermind's mindset. Okay? Warning: Travel Books Like This One Will Forever Electrify Your Vacation Experiences! Before you do any travel planning anywhere on any budget using any of the typical travel guides, get this, the best of all travel books. No matter how savvy you think you are, there are dozens upon dozens of vacation tips and secrets we are sure you don't know about. Reading through this funny travel book, authored by a mastermind who went traveling the world for years, on budgets ranging from a cheap travel backpacker to a five-star connoisseur, you'll become transfixed by the idea of traveling the world for yourself. The mastermind began his journeys before the internet existed, so his philosophy includes both online and offline insights. Stop acting like every other traveler and taking their trips. We'll wager their trips are generic cookie-cutter affairs travel companies sold them or itineraries mindlessly copied out of travel books. Soak in the adventurous feelings of difference and make your own trip. Life's too short to be living someone else's dreams. Learn the most effective travel hacking secrets no one but the mastermind will ever bother to tell you: * Vacation tips to experience your destinations more like a local. This secret opens you up to adventures you couldn't previously fathom. The mastermind stayed with a French family in their ski chalet in Chamonix, lounged in the penthouse of a Swiss flight executive in Berne, and camped in the swag of an Australian couple in the Outback mining town of Andamooka. Cost: $0. * Which travel series guides are worth your time and which are not. * The words and phrases you really need to know for your trip. * Vacation tips to keep devious locals from sticking their unwanted paws in your travel luggage and pockets. * Tips to stay healthy on your vacation. You needn't quake in your boots concerning all the horrendous diseases you've heard about "out there," not after the travel mastermind goes over everything with you. * How to effectively compare the cost of living of the country you're visiting with your home country. The mastermind knows how to travel cheap but he also travels with style and value. * Foreign currency vacation tips to keep money in your wallet. The mastermind saved 60% on a room in Nepal with one secret. With another, he saved an additional 5% on a Kenyan safari he'd already gotten the best possible deal on - without the safari operator losing a penny! Tracking hacking doesn't get better than this. * Plentiful mobile phone and calling travel hacking cues that should save you a small fortune at your destination. * The best cheap and free mobile phone travel apps for a variety of platforms. Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry - the mastermind has got you covered. * How to get travel companies or web sites to execute travel planning at no cost to yourself. * The "secret" places to book your airfares to score the absolute best bargains on cheap flights. Scrutinize the plane and the destination and layover airports before you book. Investigate the crosswinds, density altitudes, and aviation temperatures before you fly so, even on cheap flights, you won't wind up like Buddy Holly. * Where to hide your travel cash. Hint: it's not your hotel room safe. * How to bargain and barter with nefarious merchants. Use the mastermind's secrets to shut them out or get them to succumb to your price. * And much more.

China by Bike

The only guide of its kind, China by Bike allows you to get close enough to everyday Chinese life to taste what natives call ren ching wei - the "flavour of humanness."

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Insight Guides Vietnam

Insight Guide Vietnam is the complete illustrated guide to the country, combining detailed information and stunning colour photography. The inspirational Best of Vietnam section helps you to make the most of your trip by prioritising where to go and what to see. This is followed by an in-depth series of features exploring Vietnamese history, society and culture, cuisine and architecture. A further six magazine-style photographic essays illustrate different aspects of life in Vietnam such as street food, festivals and wildlife. The Places section features everything you'll need to know about the sights and attractions in each of Vietnam's regions, as well as clear, detailed maps with key sights linked to the text by numbered dots. Our recommended restaurants are listed at the end of each chapter. Comprehensive practical advice is provided in the Travel Tips section at the back of the book, with sections on Transport, Accommodation, Activities, an A-Z of essential travel information and a handy phrasebook.

Hong Kong, Macau & Guangzhou

This treasure trove of information on Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou gives details such as:- Hong Kong's population, the islands which make up Hong Kong, Macau being handed back to China in 1999 and Hong Kong's latitude amongst others.

Insight Guides Vietnam

All you need to inspire every step of your journey. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this Insight Guides book is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Vietnam, with in-depthinsider information on must-see, top attractions like Halong Bay and hidden cultural gems like Sa Pa. Insight Guides Vietnam is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Hoi An's Old Town, to discovering Hue. In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on puppetry and the French factor, all written by local experts Includes innovative, unique extras to keep you up-to-date when you're on the move - this guide comes with a free eBook, and an app that highlights top attractions and regional information and is regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colourguide books Inventive design makesfor an engaging, easy reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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Hong Kong Insight Smart Guide

A brand new and updated edition with the A-Z Smart Guide format that allows you to find your way around the book with ease and plan your trip according to your very own personal taste. Themed headings cover over 400 things to see and do from architecture, history, cafes, churches, museums and hotels, to fashion, nightlife, restaurants, bars, shopping, theatre and much more, allowing you to set your own priorities for a truly tailor-made and individual travel experience. The front-cover flap highlights all the top attractions and pinpoints exactly where to find these within the guide, for quick and easy reference at a glance. From the iconic skyscrapers of Central and the Peak to the beautiful temples and vibrant festivals of the Outer Islands, area overviews conveniently highlight the very best each district has to offer, including lesser known sights and up-and-coming areas to look out for. The guide also contains a transport map and street atlas with full index and detailed mapping, cross-referenced to the main text for easy navigation. The back-cover flap provides on-the-spot practical information, such as important telephone numbers and useful Chinese phrases, not to mention making a handy bookmark. Smart Guides - the smart way to navigate.

Easy Peasy Chinese

Do you want to learn the world's most spoken language? This easy-to-use beginner's e-guide and audio app will get you speaking basic Mandarin in no time. With useful tips, practice exercises, and fascinating insights into Chinese culture, Easy Peasy Chinese teaches you how to read, write, and speak Mandarin Chinese step by step. The accompanying audio app covers all the vocabulary in the book, helping you perfect your pronunciation and quickly get to grips with the Mandarin tones. Aimed at children aged 8+, but of appeal to beginners of all ages, it will teach you all the words and phrases you'll need to get by in China, so you can introduce yourself, read and write numbers, and chat about the weather, food, and interests. What's more, you can give yourself a Chinese name, haggle over shop prices, and learn all about the national culture. The ebook covers Pinyin, the system used to spell out Chinese characters using Roman letters, and introduces the Chinese writing system, identifying more than 200 of the most frequently used Chinese characters. Bold illustrations and photographs, and a compact, super-stylish design help make the process of learning fun and accessible. There is no Great Wall stopping you from learning now.

Taiwan

Taiwan-a fascinating island that balances Chinese tradition with new-world technology. Whitewater raft through spectacular mountain scenery, explore old underground military bases, or wander through the world's finest Chinese art museum-this guide has it all. Over 80 maps featuring Chinese script with English place names, for easier orientation. Dos and don'ts, protocols and tips on etiquette for the business and cultural traveller. Dozens of detailed and informative listings for the temple aficionado. Advice on visiting the islands of the Taiwan Strait-blue skies, turquoise seas, great seafood and no mosquitoes.

Insight Guides Explore Los Angeles

Insight Explore Guides: books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Experience the best of Los Angeles with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood, to discovering hidden gems, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of this thrilling city. - Practical and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Los Angeles - Enjoy over 15 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from Downtown LA, Little Tokyo and the Arts District to Beverley Hills and Santa Monica - Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options - Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map - Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems - Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films - Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Traveler's Companion Guide to China 1998-99

China, isolated from the rest of the world for more than three decades by a painful but phenomenal social revolution, has emerged as today's new frontier of international tourism, the mecca of more than a million jet-set and backpack pilgrims a year. Travel in China is challenging, but the reward for the tourist who understands and accepts this challenge is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of a lifetime. And the Traveler's China Companion offers the opportunity to touch the soul of China and its teeming millions - not only its grand cultural treasures and relics but also the simplicity, generosity and hospitality of the ordinary Chinese people. Within this volume you'll find stunning photographs, clear and easy-to-follow maps, and detailed information on where to eat, shop, sleep and play. You'll also find sections on handy tourist information such as Visa requirements, exchange rates and tips on getting around in this amazing country.

Chinese Picture Dictionary Coloring Book

Pictures, Coloring, Quizzes and more?The new way of learning languages has arrived!Learning a language is an effective way of expanding your social circle, boosting your career and allowing yourself to open your mind while traveling around the world, as you may know. The great thing is - whether you want to learn Mandarin Chinese to communicate with over 1.1 billion people across the planet, dive into Chinese culture or simply try your luck at a new career in China - we've got you covered!While you may have previously felt that learning a new language has been a bit too complicated and even boring? we're about to change that! We have created a whole new method and concept behind learning Chinese. A method based on fun.Say hello to the Mandarin Chinese Picture Dictionary Coloring Book, the book that will change Chinese learning forever.In this amazing book, you will find:?Over 50 different, detailed and beautiful full-size illustrations for you to learn while coloring them! Each of these 50 illustrations contains up to 20 items, by the way - that's almost 1,000 (!!!) images for you to color!?Ever wanted to know how to pronounce "insect repellent" in Chinese? Maybe you need to know the word for 'weightlifting' or 'mistletoe'? No worries! This book has dozens of different categories to help you build your vocabulary.?Challenging quizzes found every few sections will allow you to develop your Chinese skills even further; if you don't know the answers, we've provided an Answer Key at the end!?Just to get started, we've added an in-depth basic Chinese guide at the beginning, including tone pronunciation, spelling, word order and vocabulary, among other crucial tools, such as insight into Mandarin Chinese characters and the extremely important Pinyin and stroke order!This book will transform Chinese learning for good - no more complex textbooks, it's time to learn while having fun!The best new method for learning Chinese is here. Buy the [Mandarin Chinese Picture Dictionary Coloring Book] now!

Beginner's Chinese

This popular introduction to Mandarin Chinese is now accompanied by 2 audio CDs covering each of the ten lessons with a special section devoted to the Pinyin dialect. Each lesson uses dialogues to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, everyday speech, and the written language. Exercises reinforce the material covered in the dialogues, and each lesson ends with a 'Cultural Insights' section that offers a deeper view into the Chinese people. Their way of thinking and the constants of their daily life.

New York Insight Smart Guide

A brand new and updated edition with the A-Z Smart Guide format that allows you to find your way around the book with ease and plan your trip according to your very own personal taste. Themed headings cover over 400 things to see and do from architecture, history, cafes, churches, museums and hotels, to fashion, nightlife, restaurants, bars, shopping, theatre and much more, allowing you to set your own priorities for a truly tailor-made and individual travel experience. The front-cover flap highlights all the top attractions and pinpoints exactly where to find these within the guide, for quick and easy reference at a glance. From lively and bohemian Greenwich Village to Harlem and beyond, area overviews conveniently highlight the very best each district has to offer, including the lesser known sights and up-and-coming areas to look out for. The guide also contains a transport map and street atlas with full index and detailed mapping, cross-referenced to the main text for easy navigation. The back-cover flap provides on-the-spot practical information, such as important telephone numbers and websites, not to mention making a handy bookmark. Smart Guides - the smart way to navigate.

Mandarin SpeakOut

This SpeakOut phrase book and menu decoder introduces China and its people and provides an entertaining insight to the delights of the varied Chinese cuisine. Learn how to follow a menu and to order the local specialties. In addition, dialogue boxes throughout the two-way dictionary ensure navigation of every situation with ease, from changing a tire to booking a doctor's appointment. SpeakOut Mandarin incorporates all of the elements of a phrasebook, a menu decoder, a dictionary, a notebook, a pen, and a flashlight into one handy, stylish pocket guide. Key features: 5,000-word two-way dictionary; 16-page menu decoder; 700-word food dictionary; fast-access PopOut(TM) essential phrase menu addressing greetings, food and drink, shopping, eating out, emergencies, travel and sightseeing, directions, time, and days; and a three-way conversion table.

How to Outsmart China

How to OUTSMART China unveils to you the Real China Opportunities that No other China Guide talk about. It is a personal sharing from a foreigner who spends years working and living inside China, answering all possible questions you have on Doing Business in China.

The Xenophobe's Guide to the Chinese

A guide to understanding the Chinese which dispels or confirms preconceived prejudices with humor and insight.