Books about Belarus

Planning to visit Minsk or Brest? Here are some great travel books to get some great ideas what to visit when you are in Austria. Also check out our About Belarus and facts about Belarus pages for some travel tips and information.

Russia: Belarus & Ukraine (Insight Guides)


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This brand new edition, Insight Guide to Russia, features a wealth of inspiring full-colour photography, including outstanding double page spreads of Russia’s vast and spectacular scenery. The top attractions are identified to help you plan your trip priorities and a ‘Best of’ section highlights the most unique experiences Russia has to offer, along with personal recommendations on what to see and do whilst there, such as a visit to the Golden Ring or a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. An in-depth ‘Places’ section covers the entire country, region by region, with all the principal sites cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps. Additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation around Russia; the first depicting the country as a whole and the latter detailing the Moscow and St Petersburg metros. Colour-coded sections explore Russia’s history, covering everything from decisive dates to the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire, and also interesting features on everything from Religion and Art to Russian Cinema and the Women of Russia. A comprehensive Travel Tips section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, activities, and an A-Z of other practical information, including useful contact numbers, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.

Belarus – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* dos, don’ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

Lonely Planet Russia (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Russia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take an awe-inspiring walk through Red Square, hike amongst the geysers and volcanoes of Kamchatka, or sweat it out in a traditional Russian banya (bathhouse); all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Russia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Russia Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, politics, literature, cinema, religion, performing arts, music, visual art, architecture, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife.
Over 80 maps
Covers Moscow, St Petersburg, the Golden Ring, Kaliningrad, European Russia, the Volga Region, the Russia Caucasus, Sochi, Lake Baikal, the Urals, Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Kamchatka and more

Lonely Planet Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit)

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Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are countries transformed. Where once only state-run tours could go, the independent traveler on any budget now finds opportunities opening up on all sides. This practical guidebook takes you to all points of this vast region, from the birthplace of the Eastern Orthodox churches and the last resting place of the Soviet Union to the forests and volcanoes of Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Books about Austria

Planning to visit Saltzburg or Vienna? Here are some great travel books to get some great ideas what to visit when you are in Austria. Also check out our About Austria and facts about Austria pages for some travel tips and information.

Frommer’s Austria (Frommer’s Complete Guides)

Frommer’s Austria gives you the complete overview of Austria with insider knowledge on where and what to visit–from historic, atmospheric cities and the beautiful Danube Valley to chic resorts, spas and ski resorts.–from historic, atmospheric cities and the beautiful Danube Valley to chic resorts, spas and ski resorts.

Packed with detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, this guide gives you the lowdown on what’s worth your time and what’s not, providing extensive listings of accommodation, attractions and restaurants in the main cities and various towns, whatever your budget.

The Rough Guide to Austria 4 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

Discover a land of breath-taking beauty and inspiring culture with The Rough Guide to Austria, the most comprehensive guide to Austria available. The full-colour introduction with stunning photography will whet your appetite for the country’s many highlights, from the world-class city of Vienna and the astonishing architecture of Salzburg to the snow-capped mountains of Tyrol. The guide features dozens of easy-to-use maps, as well as expert background information on everything from the best ski and snow-boarding slopes to the music of Mozart. Extensive accommodation and restaurant listings, plus all the practical grittiness you’d expect from a Rough Guide make this your must-have item for the trip of a lifetime. Make the most your time with The Rough Guide to Austria.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria is your indispensable guide to this beautiful country. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns.

DK’s insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of this country region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car.

Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Vienna.

With this guide, you’ll explore elegant Vienna—the epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined café. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. For a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol.

Books about Andorra

Planning to visit Andorra or Caldea? Here are some great travel books to get some great ideas what to visit when you are in Andorra. Also check out our About Andorra and facts about Andorra pages for some travel tips and information.

Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City

This unique book examines the history, culture, and inner workings of the seven smallest independent countries in Europe. These are among the oldest states on the continent and, despite their diversity, they have much in common. Most have relatively high per capita incomes and life expectancies, and relatively low unemployment. This narrative presents the unique issues that confront small countries, including maintaining their independence, economic viability, preserving their native languages, and sustaining their governments. The second part of the book describes each microstate in turn, showing how each one has met these challenges and adapted over time. These concise and engaging chapters contain cultural information on subjects including the arts, gastronomy, and popular tourist sites.

 

Barcelona & Catalunya Focus Guide: Includes Andorra & Eastern Spanish Pyrenees (Footprint Focus)

Although more focussed on Catalunya in Spain and Barcelona – this guides also features Andorra.

Barcelona & Catalunya are fiercely independent, and pack a lot into a small space. From sampling a crisp, sparkling bottle of cava to exploring magical, dreamy architecture, Barcelona & Catalunya will not fail to entertain. FootprintFocus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this flamboyant region of Spain.


The Mountains of Andorra: Walks, Scrambles, Via Ferratas and Treks (International series)

This is the first complete English-language guide to exploring the mountains of the accessible but mysterious country of Andorra. Andorra, a tiny nation tucked away between France and Spain, is the country of the Pyrenees. This new guide is written by an experienced guiding and writing team, and details 60 routes throughout the country. The routes include numerous routes with scrambles and straightforward peaks, plus some via ferratas and the week-long Andorra Circuit trek. Andorra is a rapidly developing walking and summer destination, easily accessible from the UK.With 80 mountain lakes and a host of elegant peaks the principality offers a breathtaking range of walks in a compact area. With inexpensive accommodation, an excellent bus service, adequate maps and cheap food, it is an inviting destination.