Paraguay

by Geoffrey Groesbeck 

£8.99

71 in stock

ISBN:  9781910120514
Published :  21st Sep 2015
Format:   Paperback
Size:  115 X 178
Edition:  1

About this book

Walk around Asuncion's historic centre and admire the grandeur of colonial-era buildings like the Palacio de Gobierno, styled on the Palace of Versailles, before hitting market stalls selling traditional arts and crafts. Paraguay is an under-explored pocket of South America, boasting rich wildlife, lush forests, and mighty rivers. This land-locked country is home to a proud Guarani culture, as well as the 16th-century Jesuit Missions, which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Footprint's Paraguay Handbook is a concise and portable guide to this friendly country, containing detailed information on attractions that are both popular and off the beaten track.
* Practicalities section with essential advice on getting there and around.
* Highlights map so you know what not to miss.
* Comprehensive listings on where to eat & sleep, plus details on festivals and activities.
* Detailed street maps for Asuncion and other important towns.
* Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprint Handbook will help you get the most out of Paraguay without weighing you down.

About the author

A descendant of the hardy souls who founded Quebec and New York City, settled much of Canada and New England, and one adventurous ancestor who was blown off course and accidentally discovered French Guiana, Geoff still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mt. Desert Island, where his family has summered off and on since 1603. An expert on the Jesuit missions of Chiquitos, he has published more works in English on the region than anyone alive, and his writings, photography, and website on the same have won considerable international acclaim.

Contents

1) Planning your trip
2) Asuncion
3) South of Asuncion: Ruta 1
4) East of Asuncion: Ruta 2
5) Ciudad del Este and the Rio Parana
6) Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu)
7) North of Asuncion
8) The Chaco
9) Background
10) Practicalities
11) Footnotes