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13 MONACO & THE CORNICHE COAST

Tristan Rutherford FrommerMedia ePub

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Monaco & the Corniche Coast

Villefranche-sur-Mer

935km (580 miles) S of Paris; 6.5km (4 miles) E of Nice

Just east of Nice, the coastal Lower Corniche sweeps inland to reveal Villefranche, its medieval Old Town tumbling downhill into the shimmering sea. Paired with a dazzling sheltered bay set against picturesque Cap Ferrat beyond, it’s little wonder than countless artists made this beachy getaway their home—or that it’s served as the cinematic backdrop for numerous movies including “Ronin” with Robert de Niro, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Steve Martin, and “Never Say Never Again” starring Sir Sean Connery.

All in all, Villefranche is tailor-made for a romantic wander. Coastal trails run from the marina and beach of Plage Darse to the sandy town beach underneath the train station. Serious strollers may now walk all the way to Nice (with a short hop up to the lower corniche road halfway along), thanks to a newly inaugurated coastal trail.

Essentials

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Pfalz

Michelin Michelin ePub

Frankfurt am Mainaa

Germany’s financial and commercial capital, Frankfurt is characterised by a forest of skyscrapers in its centre, filled with international companies, government organisations and banks. Some of the world’s biggest trade shows, including the famous Frankfurt Book Fair, take place in high-tech halls near the airport, the largest and busiest on the continent. But Frankfurt isn’t all business. Join the locals in the traditional cider taverns, visit Goethe’s birth house or take in the stellar exhibits in the string of museums hugging the south bank of the Main River.

=     Population: 643 000

i      Info: Lobby of Hauptbahnhof (main train station). t(069) 21 23 88 00. www.frankfurt.de.

Ñ   Location: Two major autobahns join near Frankfurt: The A3 (Köln–Nuremburg) and the A5 (Karlsruhe). The city is 2hrs from Köln and 2hrs 30min from Nuremburg.

õ   Parking: Garages are located throughout the city. Visit www.frankfurt.de for specific locations and fees.

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9 THE GOLDEN COAST

Anthony Grant FrommerMedia ePub

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The Golden Coast

Like the rest of the country, the Mediterranean Coast combines the old and the new in a uniquely Israeli way. Neon and chrome shopping malls and golden beaches exist side by side with biblical, Roman, and Crusader sites. The vast archaeological ruins of Caesarea, washed by Mediterranean waves and dotted with wonderful places to dine, is probably the most romantic ancient site in Israel. Further north, Haifa (Israel’s third major metropolis) provides a smart base from which to explore the northern coast and the Western Galilee. Just north of Haifa, the medieval walled seaport of Akko (Acre), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Israel’s hidden treasures.

Caesarea

40km or 25 miles north of Tel Aviv

Caesarea was the culminating vision of Herod the Great (ruled 37 b.c.–4 b.c.), who created a new, spectacular classical Roman city by the sea to rival Alexandria as the greatest metropolis of the Eastern Mediterranean. Since it had no natural port, he built a vast artificial harbor. On the empty sands, he constructed theaters facing the sea, temples, hippodromes, palaces, colonnaded avenues, and markets. A thousand years later, the city was reborn as a Crusader fortress, but after the Crusades, the ruins of the city were covered by sand and forgotten.

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10 THE BEST DAY TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

Shippen, Mick FrommerMedia ePub

Haew Suwat Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park.

Kanchanaburi

Surrounded by limestone cliffs, rice paddies, and fields of sugarcane, Kanchanaburi feels much further than 130km from Bangkok. It’s a 2-hour drive west towards Burma, though I recommend a stop at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on the way. The scenery en route is often breathtaking. Kanchanaburi itself is most famous as the scene of the Death Railway immortalized in the book and film The Bridge over the River Kwai. Many foreign visitors to Thailand make the pilgrimage to pay their respects to relatives who died as POWs here. You should rent a bicycle to see the sights, stay overnight, and take a trip on one of the floating restaurants, which transform into pulsating discotheques and karaoke cruisers every evening. START: On Hwy 35 heading south-west, the Southern Bus Terminal or Bangkok Noi Station.

❶ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You’ve seen the images in travel brochures and James Bond films—elderly Siamese women of yesteryear in bamboo hats, rowing their sampan boats full of fruit, vegetables, and chickens down the busy, narrow canals and crying out merrily to customers. Nowadays, I’m afraid, it’s all mostly a mock-up for tourists, who arrive in buses every day around 9am or 10am. However, it’s colorful, fun, and very photogenic. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.  1 hr. Bang Phae-Damnoen Saduak Rd. Admission free.

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4 Paris

Rynn, Margie FrommerMedia ePub

Cars zoom past the Arc de Triomphe in early evening

The word “Paris” conjures up such a potent brew of images and ideas that it’s sometimes hard to find the meeting point between myth and reality. But the city’s graceful streets, soaked in history, really are as elegant as they say, its monuments and museums as extraordinary; and a slightly world-weary, fin-de-siècle grandeur really is part of day-to-day existence. Paris is much more than a beautiful assemblage of buildings, however; it is the pulsing heart of the French nation.

Where to begin? With so many wonderful things to see, it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the City of Light. If you are here for only a few days, you’ll probably be spending most of your time in the city center, the nucleus of which is the Ile de la Cité. The top neighborhoods on most short-term visitors’ hit parade are the 1st through 8th arrondissements (see “City Layout,” below), which includes the Ile de la Cité, the Louvre area, the Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and St-Germain. If you have a bit more time, you should explore some of the outlying neighborhoods, like the funky and dynamic eastern areas of Mesnilmontant, Belleville, Canal St-Martin, and Bastille, or the elegant, museum-rich depths of the 16th arrondissement. Whether you’re here for a few days or longer, this chapter is designed to give you the essential information you need to create a Paris itinerary that’s just right for you.

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4 THE BEST SHOPPING

Shippen, Mick FrommerMedia ePub

Central World shopping center.

Shopping Best Bets

Best Antiques in an Antiquated House

★★ House of Chao, Decho Rd (see p 72)

Best for Buying an Engagement Ring in Secret

Uthai’s Gems, 28/7 Soi Ruam Rudi, Ploenchit Rd (see p 77)

Best Cameras

★ Fotofile MBK, Phayathai Rd (see p 73)

Best Cheap Clothes That Will Last for Years

★ Pratunam Market, cnr Phetburi & Ratchaprarop rds (see p 78)

Best Designer Labels

★★ Siam Paragon, cnr Rama I & Phayathai rds, Siam Square (see p 75)

Best English Language Books

★ Kinokuniya, EmQuartier Shopping Complex Sukhumvit (see p 73)

Most Likely Place to Get Lost for a Day

★★★ Chatuchak Weekend Market, Phahonyothin Rd, Chatuchak (see p 77)

Best IT Supplies

Pantip Plaza, 604/3 Petchaburi Rd, Pratunam (see p 75)

Best Made-to-Measure Suits for Men

★★ Marco Tailors, 430/33 Soi 7, Siam Square (see p 79)

Best for Protection Against Evil Spirits

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10: The Social Self on Pilgrimage: Intercession and Mediation

McIntosh, I.S.; Harman, L.D. CABI PDF

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The Social Self on Pilgrimage:

Intercession and Mediation

Steven Muir*

Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada

Introduction

Scholars of pilgrimage often define the practice according to personal aspects. This chapter examines a less discussed aspect of pilgrimage: its interpersonal side. An example is when someone undertakes a pilgrimage on behalf of another person, and receives a benefit for that person. This sort of pilgrimage suggests an important issue: persons do not exist in isolation or act only for personal gain. The life of the individual is woven into the fabric of their family, friends and community. People are in social networks, they may be familiar with mediators and go-betweens interacting on their behalf and thus one person’s intervention benefits others. I use ancient Greece and

Rome as a case study of this issue. In that setting, we see highly developed cases of social networks and social identity in pilgrimage to healing sites.

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Falling in Love With Bottomlands Waters and Forests of East Texas

Ken W Kramer Texas A&M University Press ePub

Janice Bezanson

I FELL in love with East Texas bottomland forests while trying to protect them. for most people it’s the other way around: they love them first, so they want to keep them from being cut down, paved over, turned into pasture, or flooded by reservoirs. But I got involved in conservation issues as an activist first. The late Ned fritz, legendary for recruiting people to do things they didn’t know they wanted to do, coaxed my husband and me into representing Texas Conservation Alliance, then called the Texas Committee on Natural Resources, in permit hearings against a proposed reservoir on Little Cypress Creek in the Cypress Creek Basin in northeast Texas. This boondoggle project wasn’t needed for water supply and would have flooded 14,000 acres of wonderful forest wildlife habitat.

A glance at history suggests that I’m not the only one who loves bottomlands. People have always lived close to rivers, seeking the basics of life—water, food, transportation, and shelter—from the river and the fertile land it nurtures. Rivers are the essence of the southeastern United States—land formed by the ebb and flow of ancient beaches and shaped by abundant rainfall, rivers, and the passage of time. Small ephemeral streams bubbling up from drift sands become creeks that converge and gather in ever-increasing volume. They become winding rivers that spill across wide floodplains and spawn diverse bottomland forests. These rivers and their “bottoms” capture the imagination of poets and musicians and the hearts of settlers who revel in their beauty and mystery and abundant life.

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11 PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Nicholas Gill FrommerMedia ePub

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Planning Your Trip

This chapter is designed to help you with practical matters in planning your trip to Iceland: when to go, how to get there, how to get around, how to prepare. Advance planning is especially important in high season (mid-June to August), because tourism is booming and services have trouble meeting demand.

When to Go

Iceland has a concentrated tourist season, peaking from mid-June until the end of August. Many Icelanders think the summer tourists don’t know what they’re missing. Iceland offers plenty to do in the other seasons, even winter, and prices are dramatically lower for airfares, car rentals, and places to stay. Icelanders are avid Christmas celebrators, and the aurora borealis is remarkably vivid in winter. Most off-season visitors use Reykjavík as a home base, and combine city culture and nightlife with activities such as horseback riding, snowmobiling, and visiting spas.

High Season

On the other hand, high season is high season for good reason. Most tours and adventure trips to Iceland’s most renowned natural attractions end after September. Roads in the hinterlands are generally closed from October to mid-May, and some don’t open until early July. Precipitation increases in September, peaking from October to February, and frequent storms and driving rain are enough to dissuade many would-be winter adventurers.

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6. The Best Dining

Donald Olson FrommerMedia ePub

Dining Best Bets

 

Best Falafel

Dada Falafel Linienstrasse 132 (Go to Page)

Best Riverside Dining

Patio Helgoländer Ufer/Kirchstrasse (Go to Page)

Best Splurge

Vau Jägerstrasse 54 (Go to Page)

Best Skyline Views

Solar Stresemannstrasse 76 (Go to Page)

Best for Families

Ampelmann Restaurant Stadtbahnbogen 159/160 (Go to Page)

Best Spicy Sausage

Curry 36 Mehringdamm 36 (Go to Page)

Best for Chocolate Indulgence

Fassbender & Rausch Charlottenstrasse 60 (Go to Page)

Best Alpine Flavors

Schneeweiss Simplonstrasse 16 (Go to Page)

Best Old-World Tavern

Gasthaus Krombach Meinekestrasse 4 (Go to Page)

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5 COPENHAGEN OUTDOORS

Chris Peacock FrommerMedia ePub

Sunbathing in a park in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Outdoors

Compact as it is, the city of Copenhagen isn’t densely urban. In fact, it is a surprisingly green, outdoorsy city, with vast areas of parkland and water. Cyclists throng the streets; sunbathers, joggers, and walkers crowd the huge landscaped royal parks; cafes spill onto the streets and yachts pack the Øresund in summer. What follows is a series of outdoor experiences by bike to make for a satisfying day in the saddle. START: Metro to Kongens Nytorv.

★★ Café Norden. Only early birds get a table outside this prime Strøget meeting place but it’s worth the scramble for delicious smoked salmon salads and chocolate cake to follow. Østergade 61. ☎ 45 3311 7791. www.cafenorden.dk. $$.

❷ ★ Canal Trip. Get an overview of the city by taking the hop-on, hop-off waterbus, which sails between Gammel Strand, the Little Mermaid (p 59), and Fisketorvet, with 10 stops on the way. You can hop on and off as many times as you like during the 48 hours the ticket is valid. There are multi-language guided tours available—check website for details. www.canaltours.com.

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9 Risk Assessment and the Religious Event Space: The Context for the Risk Assessment

Korstanje, M.E.; Raj, R.; Griffin, K. CABI PDF

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Risk Assessment and the Religious

Event Space: The Context for the Risk

Assessment

Bernadette Theodore

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

Introduction

Risk as a concept has existed since the dawn of  time. Human nature and motivation at its most fundamental level, according to Maslow

(cited in Mitchell and Moudgill, 1976), are rooted in the need for safety and security in our environment.

As health and safety issues continue to be paramount within the current climate of event management, fatal incidents that resonate within the broader event context include the

Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and incidents at religious gatherings, such as the Hajj pilgrimage incident in 2015, which resulted in heavy loss of life. Had more effective crowd management and risk management been employed, casualties could have been avoided or at least reduced.

Additionally, if effective planning and management strategies were adhered to, hazards that resulted in those deaths could have been removed completely.

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12 Planning Your Trip to San Francisco 226

Lenkert, Erika FrommerMedia ePub

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Planning Your Trip to San Francisco

As with any trip, a little preparation is essential before you start your journey. This chapter provides a variety of planning tools, including information on how to get there, how to get around within the city once there, and when to visit. And then, in a mainly alphabetical listing, we deal with the dozens of miscellaneous resources and organizations that you can turn to for even more trip-planning assistance.

Getting There

By Plane

The northern Bay Area has two major airports: San Francisco International and Oakland International.

San Francisco International Airport  Almost four dozen major scheduled carriers serve San Francisco International Airport (SFO; www.flysfo.com), 14 miles directly south of downtown on U.S. 101. Drive time to downtown during rush hour is about 40 minutes; at other times, it’s about 20 to 25 minutes. You can also ride BART from the airport to downtown and the East Bay.

Oakland International Airport  About 5 miles south of downtown Oakland, at the Hegenberger Road exit of Calif. 17 (U.S. 880; if coming from south, take 98th Ave.), Oakland International Airport (OAK; www.oaklandairport.com) primarily serves passengers with East Bay destinations. Some San Franciscans prefer this less-crowded, more accessible airport, although it takes about a half-hour to get there from downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting). The airport is also accessible by BART via a shuttle bus.

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6 SHOPPING

Pauline Frommer FrommerMedia ePub

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Shopping

Why do the highest numbers of visitors to New York descend on the city in fall and early winter? They come here to shop. In the run-up to Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and other big-spender holidays, avid shoppers storm the city because they know that if you can’t find it in the Big Apple . . . well, it simply doesn’t exist. In this chapter, I attempt to bring some order to the massive number of shopping options in the Big Apple, concentrating on the locally owned shops and shopping experiences that can only be had in NYC.

Shopping by Area

Often in Gotham, finding what you want has less to do with picking the right store than with choosing the right area in which to shop. Similar types of stores tend to cluster together, making it quite easy for shoppers to flit from one to the next, comparing merchandise and prices. Here, beginning at the bottom of Manhattan and working my way north and then to Brooklyn, is my list of the city’s best shopping streets and their areas of specialty.

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Baker City

Michelin Michelin ePub

First settled after the Civil War, Central Oregon was sparsely populated for a century until a tourist economy took root in outdoor recreation in the 1960s. Long an Indian home, eastern Oregon was passed up by early pioneers en route to the fertile Willamette Valley. Later arrivals found this country excellent for ranching and mining.

Today, with 120 days of sunshine annually and plentiful outdoor recreation, including snow skiing, mountain biking, golf and white-water rafting, the Bend area is popular with outdoors enthusiasts, and retirees. To the southwest, Mount Bachelor and the Cascade Lakes beckon anglers, skiers and hikers. To the south, the wildlife-rich Hart and Steens ranges thrust skyward. South of Bend, remnants of ancient volcanic activity can be seen at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. To the east, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument affords a glimpse into the distant past of this geologically rich area.

Despite Oregon’s public image as a land of deep forests, almost two-thirds of the state lies within this vast, thinly populated, largely arid landscape of sagebrush and pine, hawk and coyote.

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