The underlying theme uniting the photographs
in this book is connection - travel's
most rewarding and profound gift, encouraging
appreciation of the similarities we
share in a world of different cultures,
experiences, circumstances and environments.
Chosen from the collection of images
held in the Lonely Planet Images library,
the photographs in this book were selected
not only for their beauty and photographic
excellence, but also for their sense
of capturing a moment in time, a moment
that is shared - or at least understood
- across the globe.
The photographs capture the essence
of being there, in that moment. The
immediacy is inclusive; their energy,
edge and sense of fun invite the viewer
into the picture to participate in the
universal emotions and rituals that
connect us all as humans.
Above all, the photographs in this
book carry one simple message - 'see
it for yourself.' It is Lonely Planet's
hope that the images in this book will
inspire the creation of new adventures.