Middle East

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Lonely Planet, 2012 - Travel - 670 pages
3 Reviews

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Middle East 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. Watch the sun set over the Petra tombs, marvel at the towering Pyramids of Giza, or wander the streets of Damascus and enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Middle East and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Middle East Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 90 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Walking Tours, and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Beirut, Cairo, Amman, Ankara, Baghdad, Damascus, Istanbul, Palmyra, Petra, Luxor, Wadi Rum, Tel Aviv, Baalbek, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Middle East, our most comprehensive guide to the Middle East, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet's guides to those particular destinations for a comprehensive look at what each country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, Zora O'Neill, Olivia Pozzan, Daniel Robinson, Anthony Sattin, Paul Smith, and Jenny Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Middle East

User Review  - skycrew - Overstock.com

I bought this Lonely Planet guide book for my trip to the Iraqi Kurdistan region. It proved to be a great asset for this trip. I used the hotels listed and the accomodation was exactly as indicated ... Read full review

Review: Middle East (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

User Review  - Huntleynh - Goodreads

Always plotting my next trip. Need to get to Lebanon before it goes into chaos too. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Anthony is a freelance writer and photographer who specialises in Spain, North and West Africa, the Arctic and the Middle East; for the latter he is finally putting to good use his Masters in Middle Eastern politics. When he?s not writing for Lonely Planet, Anthony writes about and photographs Spain, Africa and the Middle East for newspapers and magazines in Australia, the UK and US. In a former life, Anthony was a refugee lawyer working primarily with clients from Africa and the Middle East.In 2001, after years of wandering the world, Anthony finally found his spiritual home when he fell irretrievably in love with Madrid on his first visit to the city. Less than a year later, he arrived there on a one-way ticket, with not a word of Spanish and not knowing a single person in the city. Now, Anthony speaks Spanish with a Madrid accent, is married to a local and together with their two daughters, they live overlooking their favourite plaza in the city.

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