1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Completely Revised and Updated with Over 200 New Entries (2nd Edition)
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The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.
Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.
The world is calling. Time to answer.
with the altitude, no technical skills, equipment, or previous experience is needed, though the grade is gentle but deceptive: going pole pole (“slowly slowly” in Swahili) is the key, and the ascent must be undertaken with an organized group. A battalion of porters bolts ahead to pitch tents at spectacular sites and set up camp by the time everyone straggles in. At the summit, your lightheadedness might be the altitude, or it might simply be a response to the satisfaction of accomplishing an epic
beautiful old three-story wooden house built around a stonewalled kura (storehouse). INFO: Tel 81/3-3828-1440. Cost: dinner $35. INAKAYA—The first Tokyo location of this robatayaki (a restaurant specialized in Japanese-style grilling) opened over 30 years ago in Roppongi and has two more outlets in the city today. Although it is tourist oriented, it is also a fun, delicious place for dinner, frequented by locals too. Customers sit around long U-shaped counters, and kneeling male chefs in
www.shuttersonthebeach.com. Cost: from $495. VENICE AND VENICE BEACH—While most of L.A. takes itself very seriously, Venice is indulgently bohemian and not just a little oddball. Famous for its beachfront spectacle, Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbott Kinney, who envisioned a suburban replica of Venice, Italy, complete with canals and gondolas. Though some canals still exist, they’re not nearly as noteworthy as the city’s famed 3-mile-long Venice Beach boardwalk, a paved promenade
their old customs. At the Friday and Sunday markets women wearing colorfully hand-embroidered huipiles (blouses) sell hand-woven textiles. Posada de Santiago, nestled on a lagoonlike offshoot of the lake, is the place to stay. Of its 17 rooms, six are small stone cottages, with gardens and a well-known kitchen that brims with local flavor. WHERE: 92 miles/147 km west of Guatemala City. HOTEL ATITLÁN: Tel 502/7762-1441; www.hotelatitlan.com. Cost: from $140. CASA PALOPÓ: Tel 502/7762-2270;
and perhaps on the Riviera (see p. 128). Surrounding vineyards produce a respected straw-white blanc de blanc; neighboring Bandol makes a rare orange rosé, its hue obtained from 8 months of aging. (Oddly, the black currant liqueur called cassis comes from Burgundy.) Cassis is most famous for Les Calanques: dramatic white limestone cliffs with finger-shaped fjords and tableaux of sailboats, pristine beaches, and aquamarine waters. Hike the cliffs or take one of the twice-daily boat tours from the