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Venezuela (Guias del buen viajero) [Paperback]

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Whether dreaming from an armchair or booking a flight, the sophisticated traveler will find the information necessary to see and experience each destination in these travel guides. Perfect for the planning stages of a vacation, they include expert advice from insiders about hotels, restaurants, and transportation tips, and lavish color photography highlights places of interest. With information about entertainment and day adventures, the books in this series make great on-the-road companions.
Tanto si suea desde su butaca o est a punto de reservar el vuelo, las guas ofrecen la mejor informacin para explorar un pas, ya que le proporcionan las imgenes y la informacin necesaria que le transportarn al destino, ayudndole a decidir y planear con antelacin dnde alojarse, dnde comer y cmo llegar. Le guan directamente a lo que quiere ver, permitindole disfrutar ms tiempo en el destino. Son perfectas para experimentar la aventura convirtindose en una compaera de viaje indispensable.

From the opening pages, as Dominic Hamilton describes skipping up the rocky path to Venezuela's Angel Falls like an overexcited schoolboy, you know you're in for something different--and good--with this travel guide. Every travel guide series has its niche, and Traveler's Companion's is adventure and romance. Which is to say, this book spends most of its pages getting you enthused about the adventures waiting for you, rather than boring you with dry information and dull history lessons. Hamilton, a British journalist who has lived in Venezuela for almost a decade, has the inside scoop and shares the country's glories enthusiastically. Dubbed "Paradise on Earth" by Columbus himself, Venezuela still lives up to its nickname. Hamilton describes its "top spots" with a string of superlatives--Venezuela is home to the world's highest waterfall (Angel Falls), more bird species than in North America and Europe put together, the longest and highest cable car in the world, and more Caribbean coast than any other country in the region. Once Hamilton has whetted your appetite, it's on to "Your Choice," a section devoted to describing the myriad activities available, such as hiking, scuba diving, fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding, most of it in 40 national parks and monuments. There's also adventure tourism in the form of paragliding, mountaineering, and white-water rafting, family fun, the arts, and fiestas throughout the year. The bulk of the book is devoted to descriptions of various regions of the country, with listings of what to see and where to stay and eat broken down by price range. The sections are well designed and clearly marked, which makes for quick access. While the maps are fairly inadequate, the full-color photographs bring out all the color and variety of the place, with its azure waters, golden dunes, craggy mountain ranges, and festively dressed peoples. And yes, there is a history section, but it's lively. Finally, the "Traveler's Tips" section has been relegated to the back where it belongs. Sure, it's important stuff--transportation, exchanging money, health concerns, and an excellent guide to Venezuelan Spanish--but after all, you're traveling for the adventure, right? Well, pick up this guide and go. You're in able hands. --Lesley Reed

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Item Specifications...

Pages   312
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.66" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.63 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Blume
ISBN  8480763965  
ISBN13  9788480763967  

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colorfull venezuela  Aug 30, 2003
The Author of this Book has definite passion for Venezuela ,Hamiltons colorfull book really brings Venezuela to life. Insightfull infomation on Venezuela and its people is well balanced with commom sense and practical tips.
Accomodation recommendations were spot on aswell.
The Book may be biased in favor of those with their own transport but it doesnt leave out public transport infomation either. All in all its a Great Book and its comming with me to venezuela again next December
Recommended  Jul 24, 2001
( Journal) - We've waited several years for the publication of this excellent guidebook. Dominic has been a frequent contributor to Who better to pass along choice tips for travelers eyeing the South American country of Venezuela? Maps and a thorough index are a big plus. Lavish color photos by Anthony Cassidy compliment the text. This is your guide to Angel Falls, Margarita Island and the magnificent tepuis. The book also provides an in-depth look at what makes the capital of Caracas just an interesting city. Highly recommended!
A marvelously inviting take-along companion  Jun 8, 2001
From the world's highest waterfall to Venezuela's beach coastline and mountain scenery, Traveler's Venezuela Companion blends maps, practical information and an A-Z index to make it easy for destination-bound travelers to learn about Venezuela's many travel opportunities. Add color photos throughout and you have a marvelously inviting take-along companion.

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