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JEOLLA-DO

Michelin Michelin ePub

Jeolla-do

Head to South Korea’s southernmost region for scenic wonders, landscapes so picturesque they seem cut from a silk scroll and rural life that hasn’t changed in centuries. Gourmands will want to visit the birthplace of bibimbap—one of the few Korean foods to gain fame outside the country.

South Sea

Until 1946, the island of Jeju was part of the Jeolla kingdom, but now these two are separated both geographically and politically. However, the southern coast of Jeolla, a province known as Jeollanam, holds one of the peninsula’s best-kept secrets: the 10,000 Isles, a vast area peppered with islands just offshore.

In Mokpo, a quiet city on the southwest coast, several hill hikes give glimpses of beautiful shoals if the weather isn’t foggy. Another option, especially for those planning to keep going to Jeju, is a ferry ride, which offers spectacular views of the many, often mist-shrouded islands. Some are tiny, mere pincushions sticking out of the sea. Others are large enough to support small fishing and industrial communities.

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Casco Bay Isles

Gibson, John Down East Books ePub

Casco Bay is a vast pool of islands, sounds, scattered lighthouses, oceangoing ship traffic, fishing activity, and kayakers out for a stroll. Close to Portland yet distinctly apart, the numerous islands of Casco Bay are of all sizes and inclinations, and a welcome respite from Maine’s busiest region onshore. The bay reminds one of how quickly, in Maine, one can step from settled premises to the saltwater world—a world, too, of hospitable islands.

Inner Casco Bay boasts a chain of islands, some of which make excellent destinations for day trips or overnight journeys. There are Great and Little Chebeague, Long, Peaks, Great and Little Diamond, Cousins, Cliff, and several hundred others with names like Lower Goose, Little Whaleboat, and Ministerial. This expansive collection has been long referred to as the Calendar Isles, based on the assumption that within the wide limits of Casco Bay there are 365 islands, one for every day of the year. Many are privately held, locations of small cottage colonies or isolated residences. Many more are mere ledges, awash with the changing tide, their only regular visitors herring gulls and wind. Sounds shape the flow of current here as well: Luckse, Broad, Merriconeag, Hussey are highways of water.

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Guasave

Vivien Lougheed Hunter Publishing ePub

This attractive little city of 100,000 people is just 25 miles/50 km from the ocean. Located on the Sinaloa River, the town supports an agricultural population, one that grows corn, wheat, sorghum, soy, cotton and beans. The biggest draw for visitors are the Nio Ruins, below, which date back 800 years, and the birdlife on the islands at Las Glorias.

Contact the Police at tel.687-872-1232.

There's a medical center on Av Lopez Mateos #643, tel.687-872-8283.

The Church of the Rosary near the plaza has a statue of Mary with the Christ child in one arm and a rosary dangling from the other (see below). The statue is paraded through town on the first Sunday every October and the last Sunday every November. The church itself is not overly ornate.

Playa Las Glorias is known for its sunsets and its abundant bird population. To get to Tamazula and Las Glorias, south of Guasave, follow the signs and the paved highway for six miles/10 km to Cubelete. Turn south (left) and follow the road for 4.5 miles/eight km to Tamazula. Take the dirt road across from the church in Tamazula and follow it past Zerote and Brecha. Las Glorias is eight miles/13 km past Brecha.

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Museums

Michelin Michelin ePub

Open year-round daily. Visitor center at 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy., Toutle; t 360-274-0962; www.parks.wa.gov/stewardship/mountsthelens; open May–mid-Sept daily 9am–5pm, rest of the year 4pm; closed major holidays. t 360-449-7800. www.fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens. $5.

One of the world’s most famous volcanoes, Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 with the intensity of 500 atomic bombs, destroying its northern flank and blasting away more than 1,300ft of elevation. In 1982 the US Congress declared Mount St. Helens a National Volcanic Monument. Today the eviscerated mountain, surrounded by a 172sq-mi preserve, is a leading visitor attraction.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
©MountStHelens.com

Practical Information

When to Go

July is the best time to see flower-filled alpine meadows at Mt. Rainier, but any summer day through September offers the best opportunity for clear weather and great views at both Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Summertime frequently brings fog to the Washington coast, so the best times to visit are the shoulder seasons or winter-storm season.

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2. ROOTS

Kevin Holdsworth University Press of Colorado ePub

In the river just below

two ghost cabins near Fontenelle,

whose roofs now open to the sky,

we cast cold-handed for the native trout

that rise in corrugated water,

running aqua and violet

in the raw and ruddy afternoon.

We swat at ever-hope of anglers:

for quarry big enough and hard to catch,

but in sharp wind we hear fish snickering

at our folly, for surely they have seen

such exceedingly false lures

and fatuous flies before.

To hear more inviting voices on the breeze,

we scabbard graphite foils

and revive the homestead hopes

that must have built this long-shot place:

these hovels, coops, sheds, corrals—

a jetty against the greater stream.

Let us pray

that the cordwood stacked

will be enough

and more will grow,

that the kids don’t drown,

cattle won’t wander,

the river don’t flood,

horses won’t founder, and

we can still stand

each other come spring.

In sheltered bottom these barren branches

could form a fretwork, trunks make columns

to edifice at arms’ length

a carp-white sheening sky.

And if the soil is poor,

and clay, there’s plenty of it.

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Brera

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Brera’s tight cobbled streets and ancient buildings are a reminder that Milan wasn’t always a modern metropolis. At the heart of the neighbourhood is the 17th-century Accademia di Belle Arti, the city's famous art school. Around it are galleries, some of the city's most fashionable restaurants and lively bars. To the west the grand Castello Sforzesco bookends the city's largest public park, Parco Sempione.

MSpend the morning browsing Napoleon's superbly curated collection of Old Masters at the Pinacoteca di Brera. The artworks are displayed in schools of style according to the original intention of the gallery, which was meant to complement courses at the academy (downstairs from the Pinacoteca). When you hit art overload, a midmorning drink might be in order at the student bar downstairs or up the road at N'Ombra de Vin.

RFor lunch, wander Brera's warren of streets in search of some of its excellent restaurants: try sophisticated French-influenced cooking at Fioraio Bianchi or hearty Roman fare at Volemose Bene. Afterwards go west to Castello Sforzesco to walk the battlements, or explore Milan's history of design at the Triennale di Milano.

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4 The Cruise Experience

Fran Golden FrommerMedia ePub

4

The Cruise Experience

Now that you’ve made most of the hard decisions—choosing and booking your cruise—the rest of your vacation planning should be relatively easy. From this point on, the cruise lines take over much of the work, particularly if you’ve booked a package that includes air travel. Carefully read the pre-trip information sent to you by your chosen cruise line, because most lines’ pre-trip packets include sections that address commonly asked questions.

Most of this information can also be found on each line’s website. In this chapter, we’ll add our own two cents’ worth on these matters and provide some practical hints that’ll help you be prepared for all you’ll find in the 49th state, both aboard your ship and in the ports of call.

Packing for Your Cruise

Preparing for the Weather

The sometimes extreme and always unpredictable Alaska weather will be a big factor in the success of your vacation. During your summertime cruise, you may experience temperature variations from the 40s to the 80s or even low 90s (single digits to low-30s Celsius). The days will be long, with the sun all but refusing to set, especially in the more northern ports, and people will be energized by the extra daylight hours. You’ll likely encounter some rain, but there could also be weeks of sunny skies with no rain at all. You’re less likely to encounter snow, but it is a remote possibility, especially in the spring.

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INFORMATION

Sharon Hamblin Hunter Publishing ePub

The Moloka`i Visitors Association , tel. 800 -800-6367 or 808-553-3876, www.molokai-hawaii.com. Open 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, it's at the corner of the Kam Hwy and Kamo`i St, next to Dave's TV and across from the Molokai Drive Inn. The staff can provide you with information and help you with directions or travel planning. 

To find out what's going on during your visit to Moloka`i, visit www.molokaievents.com. 

Check out www.visitmolokai.com for additional information about Moloka`i. This website can also help you find a place to stay, provide a history lesson and view a photo tour of the island. 

For local emergencies , tel. 911. 

For non-emergencies, call the police at tel. 808 -553-5355 or the fire department at tel. 808 -553-5601. 

Moloka`i General Hospital , in Kaunakakai, tel. 808- 553-5331. 

The post office , tel. 808- 553-5845, is in downtown Kaunakakoi. 

Molokai Drugs , tel. 808- 553-5790, in the Kamo`i Professional Center off Ala Malama St in Kaunakakoi, is the island's only full-service pharmacy. 

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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Michelin Travel & Lifestyle ePub

Literature

The Caribbean, Colombia and Mexico have produced four Nobel Prize winners for literature: Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (b.1927), Mexico’s Octavio Paz (1914-98), the St. Lucian poet Derek Walcott (b.1930) and most recently, Trinidadian author V.S. Naipaul (b.1932).

Early Writings

The Taíno, Arawaks and Caribs did not have a writing system, but Spanish explorers and priests recorded their myths and legends. Colombus’ letters and journals introduced Taíno words hamaca (hammock), tabaco (tobacco), canoa (canoe), juracan (hurricane) and others to the European lexicon. Spanish friar Ramón Pané wrote a detailed account of Taíno beliefs in his Relacion acerca de las Antiguedades de los Indios (Report about the Antiquities of the Indians). Fray Bartolomé de las Casas defended tribal rights in his Brevísima Relación de la Destrucción de las Indias (A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies), which became the basis of the Black Legend of Spanish atrocities in the New World used by Spain’s Protestant enemies in the 16C and 17C to defend attacks against its colonies in the Caribbean.

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Smolny & Vosstaniya

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

1Exploring the beating heart of Orthodox St Petersburg in the complex of churches at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery and seeing the last resting place of many of Russia’s greatest artists in the atmospheric cemeteries.

2Takingin the spectacular powder blue and white exterior of Rastrelli's baroque Smolny Cathedral.

3Savouring the superb collection of gorgeous objects at the Museum of Decorative & Applied Arts.

4Visiting the Cathedral of the Transfiguration Of Our Saviour and Vladimirsky Cathedral, two of St Petersburg's least known but most charming churches.

5Seeing the room where Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Brothers Karamazov at the fascinating Dostoevsky Museum.

This area, bisected by the second half of Nevsky pr, breaks down into four districts: Smolny, Liteyny, Vosstaniya and Vladimirskaya. An extremely varied place, it contains the closest thing St Petersburg has to a creative hub, as well as its political and diplomatic heart.

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Venetian Artistry

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Venetians have been working in crystal and glass since the 10th century, though fire hazards prompted the move of the city’s furnaces to Murano in the 13th century. Trade secrets were so closely guarded that any glass-worker who left the city was considered guilty of treason. By the 15th century Murano glassmakers were setting standards that couldn’t be equalled anywhere in the world. They monopolised the manufacture of mirrors for centuries, and in the 17th century their skill at producing jewel-bright crystal led to a ban on the production of false gems out of glass. For a short course in Murano’s masterly skill, head to the Museo del Vetro.

Today, along Murano’s Fondamenta dei Vetrai, centuries of tradition are upheld in Cesare Toffolo’s winged goblets and Davide Penso’s lampworked glass beads, while striking modern glass designs by Nason Moretti at ElleElle, Marina e Susanna Sent and Venini keep the tradition moving forward.

Embossing and marbling began in the 14th century as part of Venice’s burgeoning publishing industry, but these bookbinding techniques and ebru (Turkish marbled paper) endpapers have taken on lives of their own. Artisan Rosanna Corrò of Cárte uses bookbinding techniques to create marbled, bookbound handbags and even furniture, while Cartavenezia turns hand-pulped paper into embossed friezes and free-form lamps. Gianni Basso uses 18th-century book symbols to make letter-pressed business cards with old-world flair, and you can watch a Heidelberg press in action at Veneziastampa, churning out menus and ex-libris (bookplates).

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Northeast States

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Thrown across the farthest reaches of India, obscured from the greater world by ageless forests and formidable mountain ranges, the Northeast States are one of Asia’s last great natural and anthropological sanctuaries. Sharing borders with Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh, these remote frontiers are a region of rugged beauty, and a collision zone of tribal cultures, climates, landscapes and peoples. In this wonderland for adventurers, glacial Himalayan rivers spill onto Assam’s vast floodplains, faith moves mountains on the perilous pilgrimage to Tawang, rhinos graze in Kaziranga’s swampy grasslands and former head-hunters slowly embrace modernity in their ancestral longhouses in Nagaland.

Of course, it’s not all smooth sailing in these faraway states, and you have a horde of obstacles to battle along the way (bad roads, poor infrastructure and rebel armies, to name a few). In other words, only those with a taste for raw adventure need apply.

AMar The best season for rhino spotting in Kaziranga.

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Month by Month

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Top Events

Rose Bowl & Parade, January

Modernism Week, February

Coachella Music & Arts Festival, April

Cinco de Mayo, May

Miramar Air Show & Fleet Week, September

Typically the wettest month in SoCal, January is a slow time for coastal travel. Mountain ski resorts are busy, as are desert destinations.

Held before the Tournament of Roses college football game, this New Year’s Day parade of flower-festooned floats, marching bands and prancing equestrians draws over 700,000 spectators to Pasadena, outside LA.

Firecrackers, parades, lion dances and street food celebrate the lunar new year in late January or early February. SoCal’s biggest celebrations are in LA.

Usually another rainy month for coastal California, but mountain ski resorts stay busy. The low desert gets more visitors as wildflowers start blooming. Valentine’s Day is booked solid at restaurants and resorts.

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Northern Greece

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Immense northern Greece (βόρεια Ελλάδα) stretches across more cultures and terrains than any other region in the country. Mighty civilisations, including Macedonians, Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and Turks, have left traces here. You'll find beaches to rival the islands, especially in popular Halkidiki and around Parga, along the golden Ionian coast. Ruins such as Ancient Dion and the Byzantine castles in Kavala and Platamonas fire the imagination. Travelling east, discover the mountains of Epirus, ripe for hiking and winter sports, and Macedonia’s serene lakes. Within this rich tapestry is Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki, teeming with inventive nightlife and festivals. The terrain yawns into the plains and woodlands of Thrace, right to the Turkish border and the birdlife-rich Evros River. Border influences from Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey add distinctive flair to culture and cuisine. For travellers hungry for variety, northern Greece is the place to tuck in.

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