About this book
Three Caribbean states sitting on the edge of South America, the Guianas are an intriguing combination of Calypso and palm trees, Dutch place names, Hindu temples, French cafés, and Amerindian rainforest villages. Whether you're exploring the canopy walkway in the Iwokrama jungle, spotting rare birds at the incredible Kaieteur Falls, enjoying a croissant in Cayenne or admiring the wooden colonial buildings of Paramaribo, Footprint's Guyana, Guyane & Suriname Handbook covers all the top sights in this undiscovered region, plus tips for when you re off the beaten track.
* Practicalities section with essential advice on getting there and around.
* Highlights map & inspirational colour section, so you know what not to miss.
* Comprehensive listings including where to eat, sleep and relax – whatever your budget.
* Detailed street maps for Georgetown, Paramaribo and Cayenne.
* Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
Filled with inspiration and information, this concise Footprint Handbook will help you get the most out of the Guianas without weighing you down.
About the author
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.
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.
1) Planning your trip