Status: New - From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, this book tells the entire story of Europe in a...... more
Status: New - From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, this book tells the entire story of Europe in a single volume. It was chosen ten times as Book of the Year.
Status: New - Europe 1783-1914 Presents a comprehensive overview of Europe from the background of the French Revolution to the origins of the First World War....... more
Status: New - Europe 1783-1914 Presents a comprehensive overview of Europe from the background of the French Revolution to the origins of the First World War. Illustrated with maps, contemporary cartoons and portraits, this title presents an analysis of this turbulent and formative period of European History. Full description
Advantages: Hospitality. Food. Drink. History. The people. Unusual experiences. Disadvantages: Unexpected experiences. Pollution. Bad roads. Drunks.
...% bigger land mass than the UK) country was, and then you may well not be now, I will explain. Poland forms a buffer state between Europe and Russia. That is the old fashioned order anyway. Its western border is entirely shared with Germany, to the north is the Baltic Sea. Its southern border along which the Tatra Mountains, part of the Carpathian range, run, is shared with the Czech Republic, to...
03.09.2005 11:51 (07.12.2008 22:45) ·Read review
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Review of General: Poland
Advantages: Fantastic architecture with a diverse mix of styles, very good nightlife and arts scene, excellent place for buying anything antique. Disadvantages: None really. I wish Krakow stays just the way it is. Only the Kazimierz district requires some restoration work, but that's already underway.
...-plated baroque ornaments on the inside, which stands right in the middle of the Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz. At times when Jews were accused of having brought the Pest to Western Europe in the 14th century, Casimir the Great invited them to Poland and Kazimierz became one of the largest Jewish settlements in Eastern Europe.
Seven synagogues have remained throughout the times. Like all of old Krakow, they only...
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Review of Krakow (Poland)
Advantages: Clean and with ok public transport links Disadvantages: No decent facilities, silly check in set up
...begin your ascent, don?t be alarmed if the first thing you see is a sign saying ?Danzig? ? it?s the German name for the city and a reminder of when borders were in different places and a lot of what is now Poland, erm, wasn?t. Despite being a teeny tiny airport they still make your plane ?park? a long way away, and you and the other passengers wait for one of those busses to shuttle you over to...