Portugal

Portugal

by Fiona Dunlop
     
 

Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. National Geographic Traveler Portugal opens with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal's elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote

Overview

Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. National Geographic Traveler Portugal opens with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal's elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote Madeira islands off the Atlantic coast, readers will discover each of the country's seven regions. Special detailed sidebars discuss such diverse topics as Portugal's famous wines and the sultry and soulful music known as Fado.

Several detailed sections filled with practical travel information include extensive lists of handpicked hotels and restaurants and insider tips on the best tours. With meticulous maps and lavish photography, the National Geographic Traveler guides ensure exciting and memorable trips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792241997
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/08/2005
Series:
National Geographic Traveler Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.66(d)

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Meet the Author

Fiona Dunlop's peripatetic life has led her from the Australian beaches of her birth to an upbringing in London, and subsequent stints in Italy, Monte Carlo, and Paris. She has written widely for numerous magazines and national newspapers (including the Observer, Guardian, Financial Times, CNN Traveler, and Spain Magazine, among others). She has written travel guides to India, Indonesia, Singapore & Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Costa Rica, and southern Africa. In between her more exotic travels, she has regularly visited Andaluc­a to write articles and books in what she considers to be the optimum conditions, combining sol y sombra (sun and shade), not to mention tapas. Her main base is now in London. She is also the author of the National Geographic Traveler: Spain guidebook.

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