Bolivia Footprint Focus Guide

Bolivia Footprint Focus Guide

Paperback Footprint Focus Bolivia

By (author) Ben Box, By (author) Robert Kunstaetter, By (author) Daisy Kunstaetter

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  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 178mm x 10mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 18 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1908206721
  • ISBN 13: 9781908206725
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 339,646

Product description

Footprintfocus Bolivia is the best value and most portable guide to Bolivia on the market. Written by Latin America expert Ben Box, the guide provides detailed information on sights and attractions in a concise format. Features practical advice on getting around, comprehensive street maps where relevant and fascinating insights into the history and culture of Bolivia. * Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around. * Highlights of Bolivia map to help travellers plan their trip. * Comprehensive and up-to-date listings of where to eat, drink and have fun. * Detailed maps to help travellers find their way around La Paz and other key towns * Slim enough to fit in a pocket. Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help travellers get the most out of Bolivia without weighing them down. The content of Footprintfocus Bolivia guide has been extracted from Footprint's South American Handbook.

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One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was subediting work on the South American Handbook. The plan then was to write about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs, but in no time at all the lands south of the Rio Grande took over, inspiring journeys to all corners of the subcontinent. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and became editor of the South American Handbook in 1989. He has also been involved in Footprint's Handbooks on Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Peru, Cuzco & the Inca Heartland, and Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. On many of these titles he has collaborated with his wife and Footprint Caribbean expert, Sarah Cameron. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature. In the British summer he plays cricket for his local village side and year round he attempts to achieve some level of self-sufficiency in fruit and veg in a rather unruly country garden in Suffolk. Born and raised in Ecuador (Quito and Riobamba), Daisy Isacovici's pet peeve is being mistaken for a gringa. Robert Kunstaetter hails from Montreal, where Daisy attended university. Soon after they met in 1979, he suggested travelling in South America for 'a year or so', and they have yet to turn back. Over the years and miles, Robert and Daisy became regular correspondents for Footprint, contributing to the South American Handbook and other Latin American titles. Based back in Ecuador since 1993, they are authors of Footprint's Ecuador & Galapagos and Trekking in Ecuador. They also travel frequently to Peru and Bolivia. After all these years, Robert and Daisy still have difficulty distinguishing between work and play.

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Footprint Focus travel guides are specially designed for the needs of today's travelers. Bolivia provides you with all the information you need and none of the stuff that you don't. . Insightful, in-depth and up-to-date information on this fascination country. Extensive listings and expert advice on where to stay, where to eat and what to do"

Table of contents

1) Introduction 2) Planning your trip 3) Bolivia (La Paz & around; Lake Titicaca; The Yungas; Southwest Bolivia; Central & Southern Highlands; Northern Lowlands; Santa Cruz & Eastern Lowlands) 4) Footnotes