About this book
Glittering emerald lagoons with dazzling white beaches and wild, untamed rainforest are joined by the Venezuelan llanos, home to luxurious ranches and exotic animals. Footprint Venezuela covers all the top attractions in this overwhelming country, plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track. Provides recommendations on where to eat, sleep and taste the best rum, as well as the low-down on Andean adventure activities and the best dive spots.
* Practicalities section with essential advice on getting there and around.
* Highlights map so you know what not to miss.
* Comprehensive listings including where to eat, sleep and have fun.
* Detailed street maps for Caracas, Merida and other important towns and sights. * Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprint guide will help you get the most out of Venezuela 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
3) West from Caracas
4) Merida & around
5) Los Llanos & Amazonas
6) East coast
7) Canaima & Orinoco Delta