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The New York Times. 36 Hours: Asia & Oceania

The New York Times. 36 Hours: Asia & Oceania

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Edited by Barbara Ireland

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Paperback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 246mm x 22mm | 500g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3836545047
  • ISBN 13: 9783836545044
  • Edition: 13001
  • Edition statement: 1. Auflage.
  • Illustrations note: 400 photos
  • Sales rank: 29,717

Product description

Globetrotting from Mumbai to Melbourne, this title features dream weekends with practical itineraries throughout Asia & Oceania. Asia and Oceania offer such a wealth of experiences that a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. But with the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend. Stylishly written and carefully researched, this updated and expanded collection of the popular New York Times 36 Hours feature offers you 60 well-crafted itineraries for quick but memorable trips, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs to fire your imagination. From the expected (skyscrapers in Hong Kong, beaches in Phuket, sushi in Japan, or surfing in Sydney) to the unexpected (views of Vientiane from a Laotian-style Arc de Triomphe, a mangrove swamp in Brisbane, the mythic beauty of the Li River in Guilin, or amusement park-like public baths in Seoul) - from gleaming metropolises and ancient temples to bustling streetscapes and dense jungles - it's all covered in this handsomely designed and illustrated book. It includes: 2,160 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay; 60 destinations, from major cities to lesser-known gems; practical recommendations for over 250 restaurants and 200 hotels; color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region; nearly 400 photos; illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli; easy-to-reference indexes; and, detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary.

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The editor: Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at "The New York Times." While on the "Times" staff, she commissioned and edited many ""36 Hours"" columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.

Customer reviews

By Thushara 21 Dec 2013 5

Nice book to have and a quick reference for travelers.
Fabric cover is beautiful. I find the details on Sri Lanka is accurate and up to date...because I live in Sri Lanka :-)
Thanks book depository for fast shipping.