Ben Box has been working on the South American Handbook for over 30 years and is a Latin America expert. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and has also been involved in Footprint’s Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil and Peru since their inception. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature and culture.
Footprint Focus Paraguayby Ben Box
Walk around Asunción’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 Guaraní culture, as well as the 16th-century Jesuit Missions, which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Footprintfocus Paraguay is a concise and portable guide to this friendly country, containing detailed information on attractions that are both popular and off the beaten track. · Essentials section with practical 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 Asunción and other important towns.· Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Paraguay without weighing you down. The content of the Footprintfocus Paraguay guide has been extracted from Footprint’s South America Handbook.
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