With numerous air and rail links, keen foreign interest in the local property market, a solid spot in the world's top-10 conference destinations for business, and significant recent investment in hotels, spas and other facilities, Hungary's tourist industry is booming. The first edition of Bradt's Hungary was voted Best Guide Book of the Year by the British Guild of Travel Writers; this thoroughly updated second edition further strengthens the guide, offering expanded coverage of the resort-destination of Lake Balaton (which now has its own airport), new walking trails in the countryside, details of the best thermal baths, information on dental and medical tourism, and much more.
Budapest has it all: spectacular architecture, award-winning cultural festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, historic thermal baths and business-friendly hotels. The authors are winners of the British Guild of Travel Writers Best Guidebook Award and share their enthusiasm for the city in an engaging and witty style. Thoroughly updated, the third edition of Budapest is packed with up-to-the-minute information on hotels, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as new walks. It provides travellers with all they need on where to stay, eat and drink, and what to see and do.
Not since the 19th century has the future of the countryside been such a focus of political and public attention, nor of profound uncertainty and anguished debate. A watershed has now been reached, and in this time of unprecedented change, new tools are needed for planning and managing the countryside. Increasingly the 'drivers' of countryside management and conservation are European and international. They aim to provide comprehensive new frameworks for the whole countryside, and encourage community-driven planning and protection. There have been numerous responses at the country and local levels within the UK. In this book, a broad range of scholars and practitioners review the internation...
The Elements of Self-Improvement is a must-have reference guide – one that deserves a place on everyone’s handheld, tablet, e-reader, or bookshelf. Clear, concise, and compelling, this book is an invaluable tool, whether you have just graduated, are building a career or family, are a leader in a company large or small, or are looking to give back to your community. Use just one of the nearly 200 recommendations in this book – whether it’s how to sharpen your communication skills, navigate through an organization, get along better with others, conduct crisp and successful negotiations, or choose the surest route to building wealth – and it will have paid for itself 1,000 times over.
The story takes place in New Zealand during 1938 at the time of the Munich Crisis. The main characters are Standish Steele, a World War One veteran and stalwart of Wellington Society, and his beautiful wife, Millicent. As the events of 1938 unfold in Wellington against a background of growing unrest in Europe and the vacillation of the British Government, the reader is drawn into a fascinating tale of courage and self-sacrifice, greed, pride and vanity. What might have happened had Great Britain continued with its policy of appeasement and New Zealand alone had declared war on Germany? This is no dry political history, however. Human behaviour at its worst, as well as its best, runs rampant here, with flashbacks to the Great War adding flavour to a satisfying read. With unexpected twists and turns this book will grab readers and hold their attention to the end.
A full length guide to the attractions of this popular stop-over destination for tourists and business people Singapore is revealed to have much more to offer a traveler outside its metropolitan downtown zones