Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys : Great Writers on Great Places

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-02
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest calibre: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favourite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Author Biography

Klara Glowczewska is editor in chief of Cond+ Nast Traveler.

Table of Contents

Czech Republic
Rock Around the Clockp. 1
Plus: Finding Kafkap. 9
Haunted by Beau and Beautiesp. 12
Plus: Literary Bathp. 20
Heaven's Gatep. 23
Plus: Seeing Ethiopiap. 47
Primal Dreamsp. 50
Plus: The Animals of the Evergladesp. 64
A Country Made For Livingp. 67
Plus: Ultimate Provencep. 84
Sip It Slowp. 88
Plus: Savannah Secretsp. 102
The Secret Lives of Athensp. 108
Plus: Athens Essentialsp. 130
The Haunted Landp. 133
Plus: The Big Island's Sacred Sitesp. 143
The Himalayas
Lost Horizonsp. 146
Plus: A Map of the Mountainsp. 164
The Loneliest Place on Earthp. 166
Plus: Iceland's Hot Springsp. 182
Gods, Kings, Mystics, and Millahsp. 185
Plus: Reading Iranp. 209
The Glory That Was Not Romep. 212
Plus: Etruscan Essentialsp. 240
Italy (Capri)
Bella Caprip. 243
Plus: Island Highlightsp. 250
Italy (the Vatican)
Treasures of the Popesp. 253
Plus: Walking the Vaticanp. 267
Eight Ways or Looking at a Garden (or, the Art of Setting Stones)p. 276
Plus: A Garden Guidep. 286
Jinn Cityp. 289
Plus: Visiting Petrap. 297
The Philippines
Beauty and the Beastp. 299
Plus: Volcanoes Explainedp. 311
The Red Danubep. 315
Plus: Of Castles and Countsp. 330
Spain (Barcelona)
Portrait if City as Geniusp. 334
Plus: Barcelona's New Masterpiecesp. 353
Spain (Santiago)
Pilgrim's Pridep. 360
Plus: A Pilgrimage How-Top. 382
Where the Wide Things Arep. 384
Plus: A Safari Packing Listp. 402
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