Cuzco and Inca Heartland Footprint Handbook

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Expert author Ben Box knows Cuzco inside out; he has travelled extensively throughout the region

researching this new edition

Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that will

help you get off the beaten track

In-depth information about history, culture and ...

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Overview

Expert author Ben Box knows Cuzco inside out; he has travelled extensively throughout the region

researching this new edition

Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that will

help you get off the beaten track

In-depth information about history, culture and politics, plus detailed listings and travel advice

Inspirational trip planning with itineraries and detailed maps throughout

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907263361
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,371,589
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was sub-editing 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 sub-continent. 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. He has also been involved in Footprint’s Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil and Peru since their inception. In 2001 he wrote Footprint’s Cuzco & the Inca heartland Handbook, on which he has collaborated for recent editions with Steve Frankham.

Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature and as a cricketer he looks forward to the day his village side is invited to play anywhere in South America where there is a pitch.

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Some love it, some hate it – but travel a couple of kilometers down the Avenida de la Cultura (the route to Paucartambo) and you won’t miss it. Standing on a column six storeys high in the middle of the road is a massive condor, the Inca god called upon to protect the kingdom from the conquistadores. This modern-day marvel (or monstrosity, depending on your point of view) was built from the aluminum plane donated by the army.

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Table of Contents

Planning your trip; Essentials; Cuzco; Sacred Valley; Machu Picchu & the Inca trails; Beyond Machu Picchu; East and west of Cuzco; Southern jungle; Lima; Background; Footnotes

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