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Venezuela Footprint Focus Guide

Paperback Footprint Focus Venezuela

By (author) Ben Box

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  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 14mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1908206179
  • ISBN 13: 9781908206176
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 881,010

Product description

Spend the afternoon relaxing on Venezuela's Caribbean coastline, diving in crystal clear waters or taking pictures at a marine national park. When you tire of the beach, head to the bustling streets of Merida, the wildlife of the plains or the humid intensity of the Amazon rainforest. Footprintfocus Venezuela offers detailed and thoroughly researched coverage of the land once described by Columbus as 'Paradise of Earth'. Features essential information on getting there and around plus fascinating insights into the history and culture of the country. * Essentials section with useful advice on getting there and around. * Highlights map of Venezuela so you know what not to miss. * Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and have fun. * Detailed street maps for Caracas and other key destinations. * Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Venezuela without weighing you down. The content of Footprintfocus Venezuela guide has been extracted from Footprint's South American Handbook.

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Author information

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.

Table of contents

1) Caracas; (2) West from Caracas - Maracay and around, Valencia and around, Coro and around, From Maracaibo to Colombia, Barquisimeto and around, Valera to Merida; (3) Merida - Sierra Nevada de Merida; Los Llanos and Amazonas; (4) East coast - Caracas to Puerto La Cruz, Parque Nacional Mochima, Cumana, Araya to Paria, Isla de Margarita, Los Roques; (5) Canaima and the Orinoco Delta - Ciudad Bolivar, Canaima and Angel Falls, Ciudad Guyana and the Orinoco Delta, Ciudad Guayana to Santa Elena de Uairen, Mount Roraima.