San Sombrero: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups

San Sombrero: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups


By (author) Santo Cilauro, By (author) Tom Gleisner, By (author) Rob Sitch

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  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 17mm | 413g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844003361
  • ISBN 13: 9781844003365
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 216,881

Product description

"San Sombrero" is the hilarious new follow-up to the bestselling "Jetlag Travel Guides to Molvania and Phaic Tan". Often described as 'the Venice of Central America' (due to the fact that many of its coastal cities are sinking), the sun-drenched isle of San Sombrero has something for everyone - be they music-lover, eco-tourist, history buff or UN Human Rights Commissioner. From the frenetic nightlife, of its capital Cucaracha City, to the guaranteed solitude of a west coast beach during sea snake season, there's simply so much to see and do in this tropical jewel. This fully updated "Jetlag Travel Guide" covers everything you need to know including: When to go: the wet season is best avoided, as the heat can be intense and many roads impassable. April is considered to be a better option as the clouds of stinging hornets provide partial shade from the sun's rays. Getting around: public transport can be confusing - remember the city displayed on the front of a bus is often not its destination but, in fact, the birthplace of the driver. Eating out: in restaurants be wary of ordering a 'kids meal' - this will often involve baby goat. Politics: San Sombrero is a democratic socialist republic - meaning its President may only be assassinated by a two-thirds majority of parliament. Music and dance: the traditional music of San Sombrero is considered to be as infectious as many of the island's water-borne diseases, while the steamy carumba ranks as one of the world's few dances in which bodily fluids are routinely exchanged.

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Author information

The hugely successful Australian writing team of Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch have worked together for almost two decades. Under the banner of 'Working Dog' they have produced a vast body of internationally acclaimed projects, including the two award-winning feature films, The Castle and The Dish and the bestselling books Molvania and Phaic Tan.