Guatemala

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Lonely Planet, 2007 - Travel - 360 pages
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Discover Guatemala

Get up early to explore the kaleidoscope of colors and incense-clouded chaos of the Chichicastenango market.
Worship the sun - just like the ancients did - atop Tikal's towering Mayan pyramids.
Pay reverence to a cigar-smoking, rum-swigging saint in the traditional village of Santiago Atitlan.
Learn to roll your RRRRRRs like a local in the world-famous language schools of Antigua.

In This Guide:

Resident author brings you to the seldom-visited towns of the highlands, lowlands, rivers and coasts - 55 detailed maps will keep you on track.
Specialist-written Ancient Mayan Culture chapter explores the myths and mystery of this enigmatic people.
And - since you asked for it - we've incorporated more cultural coverage than any other guidebook.
 

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Review: Guatemala (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

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Well... this was a good starting point for me. It did exactly what I wanted it to do--get me excited to go to Guatemala. Hopefully I'll get there, sometime in late August... again, let me know if you ... Read full review

Review: Guatemala (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

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Another good source for travel from Lonely Planet. Read full review

Contents

On the Road
20
Unravelling
98
Ancient Mayan
108
Culture 12
115
Food Drink
121
Information
137
Guatemala City
147
Drinking
156
Estanzuela
229
Copán Site Honduras
236
Copán Ruinas
242
Around Copán Ruinas
248
Puerto Barrios
257
Around Flores
282
Macanché
288
Yaxhá
297

Antigua
171
The Pacific Slope
190
Around Retalhuleu
197
Sipacate
203
Cuilapa
209
Biotopo del Quetzal
215
Around Cobán
223
Remote Mayan Sites
303
Transportation
320
Health
326
Language
334
Glossary
343
Index
351
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About the author (2007)

Anthony Sattin is the author of several works of nonfiction and fiction, including the highly acclaimed travel book about Egypt, The Pharaoh's Shadow, and an account of the search for Timbuktu, The Gates of Africa. Anthony discovered Florence Nightingale's previously unpublished letters from Egypt, which the New York Times called a publishing coup. He is the editior of Lonely Planet's A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad, and has contributed to Lonely Planet's Morocco and Algeria books. He is based in London but spends half his year traveling, much of it in Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa. A longtime regular contributor to the London Sunday Times as both feature writer and literary critic, Anthony's works has appeared in Vanity Fair, GQ and a range of other publications, including Conde Nast Traveller, which recently described him as one of the 10 key influences on contemporary travel writing.

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