Unforgettable Places to See Before You DieBook - 2004
Pictorial guide to forty destinations around the world, from the well-known to off the beaten track. Essay and photographs describe each location, insider tips and advice for maximizing the enjoyment of each visit.
An inspiring exploration of the forty most memorable travel destinations in the world.
As travelers become more experienced and sophisticated, they become more discriminating about their destinations. Many are seeking the unusual and avoiding the routine and predictable tours.
Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die takes readers to familiar places, like the Taj Mahal, and lesser known destinations like Lalibela, Ethopia. Three hundred magnificent photographs accompany fascinating essays about each location.
The chapters cover forty destinations ranging from New York City to Petra, Jordan, including:
- Australia's Great Barrier Reef
- Cambodian temples at Angkor Wat
- Scotland's Eilean Donan Castle
- Thailand's Grand Palace
- Mexico's Pyramid of Kukulacán
- Peru's Machu Picchu
- Spain's Alhambra
- Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
The book features international destinations for extraordinary scenery, ancient monuments, unusual cultures, rare wildlife, soaring architecture, art and more. The sites range from wilderness areas to cities to uninhabited locations and ruins of past civilizations.
Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die is aimed at adventurous travelers seeking new sights and experiences. It offers insider tips and practical advice for maximizing the enjoyment of each visit such as avoiding crowds, best time of the year to visit and more.
With gorgeous photography, this book is a must for international and armchair travelers.
Photographer Davey picks 40 places on nearly every travel adventurer's wish list and proves each one is worth the work to get there. Along with what one would expect, such as Angkor Wat, Giverny, Venice, and the Great Barrier Reef, Davey and his co-photographer Marc Schlossman also offer such finds as Dead Vlei, Drakensburg, the Iguassu Falls and the Ghats. Along with the color photographs of stunning geological features and miraculous buildings, Davey provides a running commentary on the societies that lived, and still do, in their shadows. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)