1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die

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Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835830

Category: Nature

Page: 960

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With the help of some of the world’s leading explorers, 1001 Natural Wonders circumnavigates the globe, traveling from arid deserts to frozen wastes, across grasslands and steppe, lakes and rivers, and from mountain tops to ocean depths. Each wonder has been selected for its grandeur and sheer natural beauty. This is the definitive guide to the most spectacular sights in the natural world, celebrating hundreds of millions of years of the Earth’s long and furious history. Some places are located in the remote wilderness, others just a bus ride from town, but whatever and wherever they are, they are rendered here with an inspiring immediacy. Entries are packed with information on the creation and development, location and spectacle of each phenomenon. 100 Natural Wonders is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind. For the would-be explorer, dedicated tourist, traveler, nature-lover, student, or simply for the inquisitive, this compilation of the world’s most amazing vistas and experiences is an absolute must, an insight into our planet’s priceless resources.

Cuba's Car Culture

Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair

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Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350264

Category: History

Page: 192

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Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

What You Need to Know Before You Travel to Cuba

Cuba Traveler’s Guide to Make the Most Out of Your Trip

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Author: The Non Fiction Author

Publisher: The Non Fiction Author via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 77

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Break up the beach time and go see the sites, immerse yourself in the culture. This may be an island, but there is more than just seeing and experiencing the island life. It goes without saying that Cuba has a tumultuous past. There are landmarks and scars which have marked this country perhaps forever, but these marks and scars are what make Cuba such an amazing place.Head off to downtown Havanna Vieja and pull up a seat at a sidewalk café. You are sure to feel as if you are in another time and in a way you are, as not much has changed here for over fifty years. We have all seen the iconic pictures of the old automobiles which still cruise the streets of many Cuban cities in style today. What you will find inside: Why You Will Fall In Love With Cuba Welcome to Cuba! Planning Your Trip In Advance (Itineraries, Costs, Weather) Cuban Immersion (Language, Culture, Manners) Let's Go to Havanna! (Iconic Experiences, Transport, Nightlife) Neighborhoods of Havana Cuban Cities Most People Don't Even Get Know (But You Will!) The Most Beautiful Cuban Beaches And More...

The Immigrant's Universe

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Author: Humphrey Humberto Pachecker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456811945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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Cuba

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Author: Simon Calder,Emily Hatchwell

Publisher: Vacation-Work

ISBN: 9781854582218

Category: Travel

Page: 364

View: 5375

This is a guide for travellers visiting Cuba, giving information on beaches, bars, music, money, restaurants and railways. The book also includes details of the cheapest and best ways to reach Cuba, avoiding crooks and con-men, booking the best-value hotels, renting bicycles and finding free health-care. The book is aimed at both independent travellers and those on organized trips to Cuba.

Cuba Travel Guide 2017

Must-see attractions, wonderful hotels, excellent restaurants, valuable tips and so much more!

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Author: T Turner

Publisher: T Turner

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Cuba 2017 Travel Guide is the most up-to-date, reliable and complete guide to this wonderful place. Travelers will find everything they need for an unforgettable visit presented in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Includes quick information on planning a visit, navigating the location, experiencing Cuban culture and exploring the beauty of Cuba. Also includes a Spanish phrasebook to help you communicate with the locals. Cuba, a large Caribbean island nation under communist rule, is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum. Its colorful capital, Havana, features well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its 16th-century core, Old Havana, loomed over by the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. Salsa emanates from the city's dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana.

Fodor's Cuba

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Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cuba

Page: 158

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The best guide to Cuba, packed with essentials Walking and driving tours--along cobblestone streets and mountain byways--to help you explore the heart and soul of the land Baroque cathedrals and Creole patios, fortresses and town houses, museums and galleries, parks and plazas Spectacular beaches, diving, and other water sports Fiestas, folk music, rumbas, and nightlife Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Hotels and resorts--new and old, modern and classic Restaurants and cafes from rustic to elegant, with cuisine ranging from Latin to American, French, and Continental Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 22 pages of maps--and dozens of unique features Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; Cuban chronology; background essays; complete index; and more!

Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile

On the Road in Cuba

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Author: Richard Schweid

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807828922

Category: Transportation

Page: 239

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A car-centered history of life on Cuba over the past century explores how vintage U.S.-made cars long extinct in the U.S. and held together with mechanical ingenuity and willpower provide a common representation of Cuba.

The Beggar's Opera

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Author: Peggy Blair

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143183435

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The first volume in the atmospheric and suspenseful Inspector Ramirez series In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will help save his troubled marriage. He doesn’t yet know that it’s dead in the water—much like the little Cuban boy last seen begging the Canadian couple for a few pesos on the world famous Malecon. For Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, head of the Major Crimes Unit of the Cuban National Revolutionary Police, finding his prime suspect isn’t a problem—Cuban law is. He has only seventy-two hours to secure an indictment and prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island. But Ramirez also has his own troubles to worry about. He’s dying of the same dementia that killed his grandmother, an incurable disease that makes him see the ghosts of victims of unsolved murders. As he races against time, the dead haunt his every step...

Back to Cuba

The Return of the Butterflies

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Author: Elio F. Beltran

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462825646

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Xlibris, the leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of a new special edition of Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies, an engaging book written by multi-awarded authored Elio F. Beltran. The text tells a story that evolves around real personalities of the process including a brief revealing encounter with the then student leader Fidel Castro. Readers will meet Michael, the protagonist chosen by the author for this true story that in itself goes beyond an apparent fictional novel to become not only the love story that it is, but brings fresh insight into the contemporary history of Cuba in spite of the fact that, as the author have said, he has not intended to write neither a political nor a history book. He nonetheless develops into the life within the process, as a participant first, including peripheral accounts of guerilla warfare, and his life as an exiled artist in the United States. After forty-two years of his exile, he reaches a poignant decision of going back to Cuba to witness the dramatic changes of places and people that he can barely recognize after all the years. His exploits will also give readers provocative insight about the contemporary dilemma of the Cuban exile community as well as the challenges confronting the new US government of Barack Obama. With the recent developments on both the United States and Cuba, Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies is easily the most timely book to read. In light of policy changes from both nations, this book clearly defines how much has changed.