Not For Parents Travel Book: General Reference (Lonely Planet Not for Parents Travel Book) - Lonely Planet
Cool stuff to know about every country in the world. Everyone knows which is the world's highest mountain, but do you know which country banned chewing gum? Or...... more
Cool stuff to know about every country in the world. Everyone knows which is the world's highest mountain, but do you know which country banned chewing gum? Or what's the world's stinkiest fruit? Or who invented roller skates? Or which building leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or where can you eat fried spiders as a snack? Here at Lonely Planet we decided to make a book about the world's countries for children, not parents. The world is a very big place, and in The Not-for-Parents Travel Book we've concentrated on the really interesting bits to create a snapshot of what each country is like. (Warning to parents: these might not be the same "really interesting bits" that you like...where to buy coffee, how many stars the hotel has, what's the phone number for the airport, blah, blah, blah.) In this book are the epic events, amazing animals, hideous histories, funky foods, and crazy facts that make the world's 200 countries so fascinating. Each country has a page to itself--so tiny Tuvalu gets as much space as superpower USA.
Advantages: Breath taking views, easy to get to and around Disadvantages: Them damn bicycles
Adjacent to the Tower and Cathedral are market stalls which sell souvenirs of Pisa and you can buy an array of items which I would simply label "tat" which range from a replica of the Leaning Tower which when plugged in doubles up as a light, a paperweight with a picture of the Pope inside and various other objects relating to Italy and the Italian Culture. I bought my beloved husband one of the worst...
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Review of Pisa (Italy)
Advantages: interesting, tower, cathedral Disadvantages: a bit dull
...itself from the forecourt which are very good.
As for the rest of the town, well, Pisa is a paradise for collectors of tacky souvenirs. Lots of plastic towers and plastic, plastic everything really!
There are other things to see in Pisa, there are some pretty piazzas, and churches. There is a small shopping area and tower or no tower, the city centre is much quieter than Florence (for obvious...
Advantages: Fantastic location Disadvantages: In need of refurbishment
...Having an early morning flight back to Edinburgh, and looking to spend our last night of our recent trip to Italy in Pisa, we chose the Grand Hotel Doumo. Why?
Well, if you're looking for a hotel which is ideally located for all that Pisa has to offer, you'd be hard placed to find a more suitable one. It's literally a few steps from the famous tower and in fact, many of the rooms have...