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Guatemala Handbook: The Travel Guide (Footprint Handbook) Paperback – 1 Dec 2001

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  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks (1 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903471087
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903471081
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 12.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,689,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Claire Boobbyer is a travel writer, photographer and editor.

She is a Cuba travel expert and has written and updated guidebooks to Cuba for Frommer's, Michelin, Time Out, Dorling Kindersley, Rough Guide, the AA, Thomas Cook and Footprint.

She also writes the Footprint guides to Vietnam, Laos and Guatemala.

Claire has also written articles about Cuba, Guatemala, Vietnam and Morocco for the following media: The Independent, Wanderlust, Time Out, Condé Nast Traveller, Thomas Cook Travel, Homes & Antiques magazine, Take Better Travel Photos, Action Aid, the Civil Service magazine and more...

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Claire has had an attachment to all things Latin ever since she backpacked around South America five years ago. Being bitten by a piranha in Bolivia and undergoing a brain scan following a sand boarding accident in Peru did not dissuade her from further adventures. She worked as a researcher with animals in the Peruvian jungle, but a close shave with a tropical disease reluctantly sent her back to the UK. Unable to resist the attractions of the continent, she returned to work for FootPrint as a contributor in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba, attempting to learn salsa along the way. A former journalist, Claire lived in Guatemala sticking her nose into the life and times of this Central American nation.

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Guatemala in the 21st century is a puzzling place: a cigar-smoking idol wears a ski outfit; a self-confessed killer is president; giant kites carry souls to heaven; caves lead to the underworld; ancient calendars still influence lives; and the elected head of Congress is responsible for the genocide of thousands of his own people. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "domvespa" on 8 Mar. 2005
Format: Paperback
I usually have one or two gripes with a travel guide, however, Footprint, on this occasion, has left me with absolutely nothing to moan about. The book is wonderfully written with an obvious fondness and respect for the country and its people. Not only that but it directed me to some wonderful places to sleep and eat and drink as well as places that were not covered by other guidebooks. A true pleasure and a rare experience.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
best travel guide for Guatemala 19 Dec. 2004
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Format: Paperback
We lived in Guatemala City for 2 years and found most of the other guidebooks for Guatemala spoke of really interesting things the average city dweller couldn't get to on long weekends out from Guatemala City (such as Alta Verapaz). Footprints is chock full of interesting things to do within a four hour drive of Guatemala City which made it perfect for us. We found Footrints far superior to Let's Go and Lonely Planet.
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