South American Handbook 2012

South American Handbook 2012

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Wake up to the intoxicating aromas of exotic herbs as you saunter through the bustling street markets of Bolivia's biggest city, La Paz, or watch the white-sand beaches of Venezuela sparkle beneath the afternoon sun. Footprint's 88th edition of the South American Handbook is the perfect guidebook for the intrepid traveller wanting to explore length and breadth of this vast and fascinating continent. From dense rainforests to towering mountain ranges, gourmet coffee to tropical fruit, ancient ruins to lively city squares: Footprint's revised and updated guide to South America is the perfect guide to this rich and vibrant continent. * Highlights the best wildlife experiences and festivals that the continent has to offer * Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you're traveling for a week or a month * Features indispensable advice on traveling with children * The heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, the Guianas, and the Falkland Islands. * Each country and region has an overview map which includes 'Don't miss' destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevant * Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. Footprint's legendary South American Handbook will help you see the real South America, taking you from vibrant carnivals to awe-inspiring deserts, enabling you to get closer than you ever imagined to the irresistible spirit of the world's greatest continent.

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  • Hardback | 1848 pages
  • 112 x 182 x 46mm | 721.21g
  • Footprint Travel Guides
  • BathUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 88th edition
  • col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • 1907263438
  • 9781907263439
  • 120,677

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Stuffed with up-to-date information on how to get the best out of Latin America. Daily Telegraph, UK

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Updated annually, ensuring you have the most accurate and reliable guide available Expert author Ben knows South America inside out; he has travelled extensively throughoutcontinent researching this new edition Durable, compact, lightweight books that are portable and designed for the rigours of independenttravel Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that willhelp you get off the beaten track In-depth information about history, culture and politics Inspirational trip planning with itineraries and maps

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About Ben Box

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.

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