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International Adoption Travel Journal
The new International Adoption Travel Journal was designed with your special trip in mind. With six separate sections organized in meaningful categories, and a fill-in-the-blank format, parents find this unique journal an invaluable keepsake to record their trip of a lifetime. You know that your record of this trip will one day become a cherished link to your child’s heritage.

Foreign Travel-Bulgaria
The Rough Guide to Bulgaria
Reader's comment:The best book i've found on visiting Bulgaria. I visited Bulgaria in Sept 96 and the book is incredibly thorough on all the small towns of Bulgaria. I'm going back,and this book will be in my backpack!

Foreign Travel-China
Lonely Planet China (6th Ed)
This book is a must-have, must-buy if you are planning a trip to China. If you don't speak Chinese, the book is terrific. It contains all of the commonly used phrases for every situation that you could possibly encounter in China. In addition, it has extraordinarily detailed directions on how to travel within the country. Almost every tourist you will meet has a Lonely Planet in hand.

Foreign Travel-India
Lonely Planet India (7th Ed)
A fantastic guidebook to the mysteries of India. The Lonely Planet has become known as the 'Bible' of independent travelers the world around and guidebooks like this one have set that reputation. My wife and I spent three months in India and our sole source of information was the LP - India. It has a great blend of information pertaining to accomodations, food, sites, maps and plenty of history and mind opening stories.

Foreign Travel-Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Lonely Planet Central Asia
Written in 1996, some of the issues and information has become obsolete, however still is one of the only travel books to this region available. Packed with information as all Lonely Planet Publications.

Foreign Travel-Korea
South Korea Handbook (2nd ed.)
An enthusiastically recommended travel guide. A must-have if you're headed to Korea for any length of time.

Lonely Planet Korea (4th ed.)
Here is essential information for travelers on holiday or on business, with full details on transportation, Seoul restaurants, accommodations and sights, and 60 detailed maps accompanied by English and Korean script. color. 60 maps.

Foreign Travel-Poland
Lonely Planet: Poland
Poland's beautiful beaches, tranquil lakes, rugged mountains and areas of unspoiled primeval forest are a delight for trekkers and nature lovers. This practical new guide gives all the details on this historical country. A comprehensive Polish language section and glossary.

Foreign Travel-Romania and Moldova
Lonely Planet Romania & Moldova (1st ed.)
This is the definitive guide to two of Europe's least explored countries: Romania, land of legendary vampires and bloody revolution, and neighbouring Moldova, the last bastion of Eastern bloc communism. It includes background sections on the history, politics and culture of both countries, plus hundreds of tips for the intrepid traveler. 64 detailed maps, accomodation and restaurant listings, concise Romanian language guide, information on outdoor activities.

Romania : The Rough Guide (2nd Ed)
The Rough Guide proves invaluable as the most in-depth guidebook to this up-and-coming country. One of the last great challenges of European travel, Romania offers a rich Latin culture in the heart of Eastern Europe. Whether finding nightlife in Bucharest, guiding through the mountains of Transylvania, or pointing out wildlife in the Danube Delta, this new edition is essential for capturing the variety of this exciting land. 8 pages of color photos. 45 maps.

Romania in Pictures
A varied selection of photographs in black and white and color portray the past and present of the Balkan country. The text reviews Romania's history from pre-Roman times to the present, as well as the topography, economy, and contributions of Eastern and Western ethnic populations to its political development and culture. The book offers a good analysis of the complexities that lie ahead during the period of transition from Communism to democracy.

The Gypsy in Me
By foot and with tent, Simon traversed the face of Europe from Germany, through Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, to Romania, seeking a physical appreciation of his roots and racial origins. Raised in Britain by a German mother and a Jewish Romanian father, Simon felt the need for "connecting those two incompatible halves of me--the northern Aryan and the southern Jew." The distance he assigned himself to travel was 1,500 miles. If it wasn't persistent blisters bothering him, it was inquisitive cows. With luck, he finds in the town of Botosani, in Romania, the original record of his father's birth. Simon is a connoisseur of travel and travel writing, and his story shines with an understated brilliance.

Foreign Travel-Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
Culture Shock Ukraine
You'll never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. Whether you plan to stay for a week or for a year, you'll benefit from such topics as understanding the rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices and making friends. There are tips on political traditions, building business relationships

Lonely Planet: Russia, Ukraine & Belarus
Updated from Lonely Planet's groundbreaking coverage of the region in USSR--Travel Survival Kit, this book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on independent travel in the new Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Includes valuable language glossaries and more than 150 detailed maps for cities, towns, and regions.

Open Lands : Travels Through Russia's Once Forbidden Places
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mark Taplin, a public information officer in the American embassy in Moscow, decided to visit seven cities and regions long hidden from foreign eyes. Everywhere he went he found a collapsing economy, mass graves, destroyed churches and labor camps (many still in use). But he also found the Russian people and the Russian spirit. The people Taplin meets all come alive on the page and he gives readers and infectious hope of a people struggling to be reborn.

Eyewitness Travel Guides: Moscow
The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market. Moscow features the Kremlin and Red Square, in addition to famous museums.Clear and concise maps give you instant access to towns and regions. Unique cutaways and floor plans help you explore important sights, no need to purchase other guides. The survival guide section gives you information on using local transportation and services. Carefully selected hotels, restaurants, and cafes are provided in all price ranges.

Foreign Travel-Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America)
Rough Guide Brazil (3rd Ed)
More a continent than a country, Brazil offers a huge variety of attractions for the traveler. This completely revised edition covers it all: from Rio, the most beautiful city on Earth, to the wilds of Amazonia, from carnaval to colonial churches, from samba to scuba. 60 maps and plans.

Lonely Planet: Chile and Easter Island
From the fjords of the Patagonian Andes to the night life of Santiago, this new edition has everything travelers need to know to get around Chile and Easter Island. With 90 detailed maps including a two-page highlight color map, a Spanish language guide and tips on transportation, accommodations, and food for all budgets, as well as coverage of the Faulklands/Islas Malvinas. 88 maps. color photos.

Lonely Planet Guatemala, Belize & Yucatan LA Ruta Maya (3rd Ed)
Over 100 detailed maps, including a full-color highlights map, extensive cultural, biological and geographical footnotes, guides to the major Mayan archeological sites, including the famous ruins at Copán in Honduras handy glossary of Spanish and Mayan terms latest details of places to stay, eat and to be entertained for all budgets

Lonely Planet: Mexico
Lonely Planet guides have a reputation for plainspoken and practical advice as well as thoughtful writing about history and culture, and Lonely Planet Mexico is no exception. Complementing the information about sights, accommodations, and food are extensive background notes about each region's notable past and present characteristics, from cuisine to geography to art.