South American Handbook 2011

South American Handbook 2011


By (author) Ben Box

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  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
  • Format: Hardback | 1824 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 185mm x 44mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 19 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1907263055
  • ISBN 13: 9781907263057
  • Edition: 87, Revised
  • Edition statement: 87th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 141,621

Product description

The longest-running English language travel guide has once again been fully revised and updated by expert author Ben Box, providing the most up-to-date guidebook for the region. With unparalleled coverage including in-depth listings on where to eat, sleep and drink, as well as all the adventure sports, activities, arts, historic sites and culture this diverse and beautiful continent offers. Whether it's the blissful beaches of Colombia or getting off the beaten track on some wild treks, this book has it all. This guide is the first thing to pack for any traveller who wants to step off the 'Gringo Trail' and really discover South America.

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Author information

One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was sub-editing 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 sub-continent. 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 Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil and Peru since their inception. In 2001 he wrote Footprint's Cuzco & the Inca heartland, on which he has collaborated for recent editions with Steve Frankham. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature and as a cricketer he looks forward to the day his village side is invited to play anywhere in South America where there is a pitch.

Review quote

"This book is more for travellers wanting to make up their own minds - for concrete information and remarkably comprehensive coverage of an entire content it's difficult to imagine anyone stealing a march on this Footprint edition." The Irish Times

Table of contents

Introduction; Essentials; Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; Paraguay; Peru; Uruguay; Venezuela; Guianas; Falkland Islands; Background; Footnotes.