The New York Times: 36 Hours. Asia & Oceania

The New York Times: 36 Hours. Asia & Oceania

by Barbara Ireland (Editor)




Globetrotting from Mumbai to Melbourne: Dream weekends with practical itineraries throughout Asia & Oceania

Asia and Oceania offer such a wealth of experiences that a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. But with the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend. Stylishly written and carefully researched, this updated and expanded collection of the popular New York Times 36 Hours feature offers you 60 well-crafted itineraries for quick but memorable trips, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs to fire your imagination. From the expected (skyscrapers in Hong Kong, beaches in Phuket, sushi in Japan, or surfing in Sydney ) to the unexpected (views of Vientiane from a Laotian-style Arc de Triomphe, a mangrove swamp in Brisbane, the mythic beauty of the Li River in Guilin, or amusement park–like public baths in Seoul )—from gleaming metropolises and ancient temples to bustling streetscapes and dense jungles—it’s all covered in this handsomely designed and illustrated book.


  • 2,160 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay
  • 60 destinations, from major cities to lesser–known gems
  • Practical recommendations for over 250 restaurants and 200 hotels
  • Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region
  • Nearly 400 photos
  • Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli
  • Easy-to-reference indexes
  • Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783836545044
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many "36 Hours" columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.

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