Footprint South American Handbook 2008

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Footprint Handbooks, 2007 - Travel - 1562 pages
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Footprint's flagship title, now in its 84th annual edition, continues its fine tradition of helping travellers get the best from this fascinating continent. Take off and discover the magnificence of South America with the acclaimed Backpackers' Bible, the longest running in the English language (first published in 1924) and a living legend in travel publishing. The Handbook takes the adventurous traveller away from the gringo trail to explore the landscapes, wildlife, archaeology and folk culture of this vast continent, from the Orinoco Delta to the southern ice fields of Chile and Argentina. Special features include: Extensive and objective recommendations of great places to visit stay and eat, from colonial haciendas to simple palm-thatch beach huts; Comprehensive planning section with tips on how to get off the beaten track; Fascinating insights into each country's history and culture; and full colour highlights map.

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A foot in the door
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About the author (2007)

Ben has been the editor of the South American Handbook since 1989 and associate editor for many more years. In this role he has travelled to almost every corner of Latin America. He has a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese Studies and has been writing about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs since 1980.

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