Get ready to discover another side of Budapest with your family. Explore the artistic side of Budapest and find out more about the contemporary lifestyle and philosophy of the urban jungle. See hidden gems that are filled with creativity, from graffiti to art. Listen to the occasional street musicians, spot cozy stores, and hip places where the local families like to go.Start at the funkiest second-hand store in town! Find your favorite must-haves that are just the right combination of vintage and Hungarian designer clothes. Admire unique creations from recycled materials. Here is a good spot to get a unique souvenir to take back home! Check out a beautiful hand painted Sissi mural nearby and see how locals have livened up gray streets with a splash of color. Continue to a sustainable, and eco-friendly studio. Marvel at silk-screen prints and take a peek behind-the-scenes to see the print process from up close. Your kids will be fascinated by colorful pieces of urban art!
Drive Changunarayan, the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple in Nepal. After visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site, start hiking from Chagunarayan (1600m) to Nagarkot (2,200m). Gradually ascend through the terraced fields and the ‘Tamang Village.’ The thatched houses, painted are built by with local stone hand – hewn by local craftsmen. These houses are normally 3 storied with a kitchen on the ground floor, a bedroom on the second and a store on the top. A courtyard in front has an adjoining shed for animals. The garden next to the house supplies all the household seasonal vegetables and fruit. Spring brings color to the village with young goat kids and other young animals as well as beautiful bright blossoms everywhere. Local wine making is pretty common throughout the year on this day hike in Kathmandu valley.
Tension and fear can be felt around Pogoren. Soldiers occupying the city keep disappearing, units of militia gather in abandoned buildings, and harrowed citizens are preparing themselves for the worst. It seems another armed conflict is at hand. No one knows who will strike first, while the international peacekeeping forces maintain their aloof neutrality. At the same time, more and more kids are left without parents as people die of starvation and violence. Will players risk their own survival to help the little ones? In Days of the Siege players are engulfed in an open conflict happening inside the city. The days of siege are over - rebels have decided to infiltrate Pogoren and engage the occupying forces in the last desperate attempt to take over the city. During three intense acts of the campaign players will have to find a way not only to survive, but also to tackle the chaos and brutality of war. Additionally, the module featuring children will enable players to take their experience to a new level, while new Locations will enrich every Scenario and Campaign from the base game. Second expansion for the best-selling game This War of Mine: The Board Game Thrilling strategic three-act campaign featuring completely new rules and giving players a chance to shape the future of the war-engulfed city 2-panel City Board depicting Pogoren Orphans module allows you to foster a kid during the siege, enriching the game with new rules, challenges, and moral choices New Location Cards to be used both in the base game and in the expansion campaign 7 detailed miniatures, including 2 different Orphans, 4 Soldiers, and the Dog
As a woman used to traveling and living the high life in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe recognized the constant fodder for humor while pregnant with twins in Asia's sin city. But in spite of deep-fried bug cuisine and nurses who cover newborn bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to keep her babies alive for a year with help from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, several waitresses, and a bra factory. Then she and her husband return home to the isolation of North American suburbia. In Don't Lick the Minivan, Shirtliffe captures the bizarre aspects of parenting in her edgy, honest voice. She explores the hazards of everyday life with children such as:The birthday party where neighborhood kids took home skin rashes from the second-hand face paint she appliedThe time she discovered her twins carving their names into her minivan's paint with rocksThe funeral she officiated for "Stripper Barbie"The horror of glitterAnd much more! A delayed encounter with postpartum depression helps Shirtliffe to realize that even if she can't teach her kids how to tie their shoelaces, she's a good enough mom. At least good enough to start saving for her twins' college - eh, therapy - fund. And possibly her own. Crisply written, Don't Lick the Minivan will have parents laughing out loud and nodding in agreement. Shirtliffe's memoir might not replace a therapist, but it is a lot cheaper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trudie Kessler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011328/bk_adbl_011328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of the Rock Chick series comes a story of love, murder, and second chances.... When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She's learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that's what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life. Hix can't fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta's finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix. But when the first murder that's happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer. In other words, things are definitely...Complicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026868/bk_adbl_026868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They've helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now 12 new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance? Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend's wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen - including dancing. Lots of dancing. Then he learns that a local dance teacher, Skye Foster, is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. The first lesson is free, so what does he have to lose? A former rodeo queen, Skye Foster teaches children ballet and tap during the day, but with the popularity of ballroom dancing and her own love of country swing, she's been teaching adults in the evenings. Grant comes from a family of 10 siblings. He was the second oldest and believes he's had his fill of little rug rats. He's happy with his bachelor state despite the fact that he's given up his ladies' man lifestyle. Even he admits to his wilder nature and has been trying to clean up his act, with God's help. Skye, on the other hand, loves being around kids. She would love to find the right guy and settle down to have half a dozen children of her own. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windy Lanzl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001575/bk_zond_001575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Financial expert Catey Hill shows moms how to spend less and save big in this savvy guide where each step is designed to take 30 minutes at most. Let's face it, kids are expensive - in 24 states, daycare actually costs more than in-state college tuition! And the older kids get, the more you will spend. Every mom could use more money. But who has hours to search for coupons just to save a few dollars? And sure, you know you should learn how to get the most of your 401k, but when will you possibly find the time? Luckily, financial expert Catey Hill has created smart, simple strategies to help you maximize your money in minimal time (yes, even your 401k). Drawing on extensive research and exclusive studies on the actual cost of raising a child at each age, she'll show you how to save in each area of your life, including practical tips on: Shopping second-hand vs. what to buy new and where Lowering your grocery bill (without coupons!) Building up a college fund Dealing with high interest credit card debt Saving on insurance Best of all, these tips are designed to be done in less than half an hour, and the few things that might take a little longer are broken down in 30-minute segments. Catey will even guide you through a one-time five-step process that will allow you to manage all your bills, keep an eye on the family budget, and build savings for that dream family vacation in just 30 minutes a week, so you can stress less and enjoy your life more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Catherine Winkel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004510/bk_hach_004510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saguaro chronicles the life of rock legend Bobby Bird as he finds himself rolled up in barbiturates, at sea with satanic cults, finding true love, selling out, and coming back. Bobby Bird’s unique voice - and fistfights with Bob Dylan - place him irrevocably in America’s cultural and musical history. Vice Magazine says, “[Bobby Bird] has lived enough lives and wild times for a couple Willie Nelsons and maybe one Mick Jagger.” Bobby Bird may be many things - a legend in pink cotton, a living history in tattoos, the very embodiment of rock and roll - but he isn’t a bad man. At least not all the time. He made his name as a crooner, revered as a singer with soul, a soul he quickly sold without ever considering the implications. Like Bob Dylan’s Chronicles Volume One, Patti Smith’s Just Kids, and Keith Richards’ Life, Saguaro allows us to look behind the curtain of celebrity. Because it’s an American tradition to carefully observe the legends of our time, to live vicariously through the adventures of our heroes. Just like the paths of all those who live fast and hard, Bobby’s path is one better experienced second-hand, beset, as it is, on all sides by drugs, dangerous women, and fisticuffs. Now if Bobby teaches us one thing, it’s that we can learn from our mistakes, and fortunately he’s made enough to fill a textbook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carson Mell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053192/bk_adbl_053192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. In less than a generation, Brooklyn has transformed itself into a global capital of culture and creativity. It buzzes with energy, excitement, and the inherent tension of coupling reinvention with a dedication to authenticity. Each of Brooklyn's neighborhoods has its own allure, including the art and culinary scene in Williamsburg, the amazing views from Brooklyn Heights, and the architecture and greenery of Park Slope. It's is a melting pot of makers and the food scene here is second to none, with locally minded, innovative chefs all over the borough. This travel guide includes: UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: This new guide goes far beyond the Brooklyn coverage in Fodor's New York City. It includes 30 top neighborhoods and covers Brooklyn landmarks as well as exciting new restaurants, hotels, night spots, attractions, and events. SPECIAL FEATURES: Fodor's Brooklyn highlights the borough's top attractions, experiences, and festivals and events, and the best ways to see the borough in summer, in winter, and with kids. A special section is devoted to our Best Bet recommendations for everything from the best places to eat pizza to top art galleries, alfresco dining and drinking, shops, bars, and performance venues. Notable neighborhood residents are also interviewed. CHIC DESIGN: Illustrations and hand-drawn color maps by noteworthy local Brooklyn illustrator Claudia Pearson showcase the content. INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: An opening chapter about Brooklyn helps travelers decide what neighborhood to visit with Best Bets lists and features on where to go, what to do with kids, and top things to do in summer and winter. Other chapters focus on top things to do in specific neighborhoods. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Brooklyn offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. COVERS: The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Gowanus, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront District, Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, South Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island. Planning to visit New York? Check our Fodor's New York City guide.