Press: Rough Guides; 3 edition (February 1, 2010)
Author Name:Read, James; Brown, Polly Rodger;
The Rough Guide to First-Time Latin America tells you everything you need to know before you go to Latin America, from visas and vaccinations to budgets and packing.
It will help you plan the best possible trip, with advice on when to go and what not to miss, and how to avoid trouble on the road.
You'll find insightful information on what tickets to buy, where to stay, what to eat and how to stay healthy and save money in Latin America.
The Rough Guide to First-Time Latin America includes overviews of each Latin American country highlighting the best places to visit with country-specific websites, clear maps, suggested reading and budget information.
Be inspired by the full-color "Things Not to Miss" section; use maps to help you plan your route.
In addition, all kinds of advice and anecdotes from travelers who've been there and done it will make traveling stress-free.
The Rough Guide to First-Time Latin America has everything you need to get your journey underway.
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This book is intended to prepare you for your trip, whether its a couple of weeks on the beach in Cancún or a twelve-month journey from Mexico down to Tierra del Fuego.
Its a book to read before you go rather than an on-the-road guide, a planning handbook to help you decide on the kind of trip youd like to make and prepare you for your journey.
The first thing youll need to decide is which countries and regions in Latin America you want to visit and which places to skip: the possibilities are outlined in Where To Go, the opening section of the book.
The book focuses on the twenty countries of Central and South America plus Mexico, and thus includes several countries Belize, Guyana, Suriname that are not strictly speaking part of Latin America, and excludes others namely Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico that are.
Weve chosen to do this because travellers visiting several countries on the mainland may well include non-Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries on their itinerary, while most people visiting the Caribbean island nations tend to do so without visiting the mainland.
If youre intending to visit one of the Latin American Caribbean islands mentioned above, however, youll find much of the general information and advice we give is also relevant there.
For each country covered, youll find a profile outlining what the destination offers first-timers, including a roundup of the main highlights and suggested itineraries, as well as a selection of personal recommendations and more out-of-the-way attractions.
The middle section of First-Time Latin America, The Big Adventure, deals with the practical details of travel in the region.
This is where youll find chapters on how to choose the right ticket and which guidebook to use, advice on how long you can afford to stay away and what you need to take with you when you go, and a selection of books and films to inspire your travels, along with lists of useful websites to consult.
This section also looks at life on the road in Latin America, giving you an idea of what to expect in terms of transport and accommodation, advice on how to stay safe and healthy while youre away, and tips on how to avoid the potential hassles and hazards that await the unwary traveller.
Finally, the Basics section at the back of the book is packed with useful addresses, websites and phone numbers for further information on everything from discount flight agents and specialist tour operators to jungle equipment suppliers and volunteer work opportunities.
Even after youve read through this book, we cant guarantee that youll avoid every potential pitfall on the road, but hopefully youll feel well prepared for what awaits you and excited at the prospect of travelling in Latin America.
When you return home, be sure to send in your own anecdotes and travellers tales for inclusion in the next edition.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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