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A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 1: From Beginnings to 1807: Portugal (Volume 1)
A. R. Disney

Cambridge University Press, 2009

The Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian Reconquest of Hispania. With no geographical raison d'être and no obvious political roots in its Roman, Germanic, or Islamic pasts, it for long remained a small, struggling realm on Europe's outer fringe. Then, in the early fifteenth century, this unlikely springboard for Western expansion suddenly began to accumulate an empire of its own, eventually extending more than ...


Fodor's Portugal (Travel Guide)

Fodor's, 2011

Easy planning.  Hit the ground running with convenient overviews of each region, along with advice on the best wineries and golf courses, suggestions for top tours and itineraries, and tips for making the most of your time. Expert writing, gorgeous graphics.  Unique photo-features impart the country’s culture, including fabulous food and wine, religious festivals, and enchanting castles. Local Experts Fodor’s worldwide team of 700 ...


Michelin Green Guide Portugal Madeira (Green Guide/Michelin)
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

Michelin Travel & Lifestyle, 2011

Optimize your sightseeing with newly updated Green Guide Portugal, Madeira and The Azores. Color photos, detailed maps, lively anecdotes and an address book help you plan your travels and reveal a selection of hotels and restaurants to fit all budgets. Immerse yourself in the country's rich history, enjoy outdoor adventures from diving in the Algave to sea kayaking in Madeira, tour a cathedral in Lisbon, sip a port in the Douro valley, or take ...


Lonely Planet Portugal (Travel Guide)
Regis St Louis

Lonely Planet, 2014

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Portugal is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hear soulful fado in Lisbon, taste the difference between a tawny and a late-bottled vintage in Porto, then dive into endless surf, sand and seafood in the Algarve; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of ...


Portugal (Insight Guides)
Insight Guides

Insight Guides, 2014

With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal has no reason to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to practice their putting skills will be spoilt for choice with top-quality courses, hotels and resorts. Those who prefer cafés, culture and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a delightful combination of old-world charm, local color and modern amenities – all of this washed down with a glass of fine ...


Lonely Planet Portugal
Regis St Louis

Lonely Planet, 2011

“A land of craggy cliff-top castles and enchanting cities blending medieval and modern, Portugal also means soulful fado, fantastic seafood and glittering beaches ripe for exploring.” – Regis St. Louis, Lonely Planet Writer Our Promise You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage, and you can rely on us to tell ...


Portuguese Phrasebook (Collins Gem) (Portuguese Edition)

Collins, 2011

The market's most indispensable phrasebook has been reinvented for the Kindle, and is better than ever. With the most up-to-date travel information, easy-to-read page design and simple navigation, Gem Portuguese will give you the right word at the right time – every time. Communicate with ease in all of the most common travel situations. A reliable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Portuguese Phrasebook, ...


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal
Inc. Dorling Kindersley

DK Travel, 2014

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal helps you get the most from your visit to this unique European country. You'll find in-depth detail on all the important sights with maps, photos, and illustrated 3-D cutaways for major sights. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best that Portugal has to offer. The guide comes packed with reviews and listings for hotels, restaurants, and bars for all ...


The Rough Guide to Portugal
Rough Guides

Rough Guides, 2013

The Rough Guide to Portugal is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful country, taking you to the fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, to hikes in the central and northern hills, and to every beach along the Algarve — making it the ideal companion whether you're on a city break, beach vacation, or road trip. The locally-based Rough Guides author team introduces the best vineyards, country taverns, and fado clubs, and provides ...


Time and Tide: Photographs from Praia Piquinia

Chronicle Books, 2013

Featuring colorful beach umbrellas and dreamy blue horizons, this beautiful oversized book offers a breath of fresh air and evokes fantasies of Mediterranean travel. Photographer Christian Chaize returned many times over the course of eight years to shoot an intimate beach in the south of Portugal from the same vantage point. The resulting photographs provide an enchanting portrait of the tides, light, weather, and people that shape and reshape ...


Rick Steves' Portugal
Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2009

Rick Steves’ Portugal guides travelers through this increasingly popular European destination, from late night fado sing-alongs to lazy afternoon strolls through Porto’s pictaresque riverfront district. Less crowded that its neighbor Spain, Portugal offers friendly locals and affordable prices. Rick Steves covers the sites worth exploring — such as the Gulbenkian Museum, featuring an art collection spanning 2,000 years — while dolling ...


Portugal (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Martin Symington

DK Travel, 2010

Recognized the world over by frequent flyers and armchair travelers alike, Eyewitness Travel Guides are the most colorful and comprehensive guides on the market. With beautifully commissioned photographs and spectacular 3-D aerial views revealing the charm of each destination, these amazing travel guides show what others only tell. Includes beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and enhanced maps Extensive information on local ...


Portugal - A Tale of Small Cities

White & Associates, 2013

Portugal - A Tale of Small Cities provides an insightful sampler of the wonders awaiting visitors to Portugal. The book will inspire you to explore this compact and approachable European destination. 
It includes what you need to plan your travels – more than 80 full color photos, helpful maps, and plenty of links to additional online information.
 An experiential travel book, Portugal - A Tale of Small Cities combines practical and ...


The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad
Rosanne Knorr

Ten Speed Press, 2008

For empty-nesters, early retirees, and even established executives, midlife is the ideal time to turn travel fantasies into real and rewarding experiences. This second edition of THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and much more. Whether planning a monthlong escape or a whole new life in another country, this empowering guide will ...


Portugal (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette)
Volker Poelzl

Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 2004

CULTURE SHOCK! COUNTRY guides: - Provide full explanations of social and business customs- Use practical examples and personal stories- Include a helpful Appendix of Dos and Don'ts- Provide a cultural quiz to test your understanding- Include a calendar of festivals and holidays


Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World
James H. Sweet

The University of North Carolina Press, 2011

Between 1730 and 1750, Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe. By tracing the steps of this powerful African healer and vodun priest, James Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship, and political subversion were intimately connected. Alvares treated many people across the ...


Seville, Spain Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated), 2012

Seville is one of the most historic and cherished destinations in all of Spain. The city’s Moorish past is evident in its famous architecture but the city boasted a rich culture even before the Moors invaded 800 years ago. Seville has a world famous cathedral, a colorful harbor and a music-filled nightlife. Its often- perfect weather making it an ideal destination for those looking to escape the northern winter chills. Go to Seville to ...


Portugal - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs & etiquette
Sandy Guedes de Queiroz

Kuperard, 2006

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar ...


Michelin In Your Pocket The Algarve, 1e (In Your Pocket)
Michelin Travel Publications

Michelin Travel Publications, 1997

Perfect for weekend getaways, each In Your Pocket guidebook is divided into four sections. The Background sets the stage with information on region's history, culture and geography. The Exploring section details "must see" sights, classified according to Michelin's renowned star-rating system. A helpful calendar of holidays, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife suggestions as well as important hotel and restaurant information is described in ...


Jaws of Darkness
Harry Turtledove

Tor Science Fiction, 2004

The grand conflict for control of the continent of Derlavai rages on in a battle with all the drama and terror of the Second World War-- only the bullets are beams of magical fire. The tanks and submarines are great lumbering beasts, and the fighters and bombers are dragons raining fire upon their targets. Hope may be dawning at last. The terrible onslaught of the conquering forces of Algarve-- who power their battle magics with the life energy ...



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