Paraguay

Overview

The new edition of the first and still most comprehensive guidebook to Paraguay in English is engagingly written by a long-term resident. Paraguay is an emerging tourist destination, rapidly improving its facilities but still mercifully free from tourist tat. You can explore savannahs dotted with palm trees, red-earth roads, empty river-beaches, damp Atlantic forests, or the wild Chaco's 'green desert', all without running into another foreigner. You can swing in a hammock chugging slowly upriver, and enjoy some ...
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Overview

The new edition of the first and still most comprehensive guidebook to Paraguay in English is engagingly written by a long-term resident. Paraguay is an emerging tourist destination, rapidly improving its facilities but still mercifully free from tourist tat. You can explore savannahs dotted with palm trees, red-earth roads, empty river-beaches, damp Atlantic forests, or the wild Chaco's 'green desert', all without running into another foreigner. You can swing in a hammock chugging slowly upriver, and enjoy some of the best bird-watching in the world. Folk dance, harp playing and handicraft – particularly in sewing – are vibrant, living traditions. This is still a bilingual nation, with Guaraní spoken alongside Spanish – its character shaped by the legendary Jesuit missions with their romantic ruins and fine sculptures of saints, where the indigenous remained protected from European exploitation for a century and a half.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Words fail me in attempting to praise adequately your masterly Bradt Guide to Paraguay which has been of inestimable help to me in my understanding of a country and a people which I had deluded myself that I already understood reasonably well.'Adrian J. English, author of 'The Green Hell' and 'Paraguayan Revolutions of the XX Century'
From the Publisher

'Words fail me in attempting to praise adequately your masterly Bradt Guide to Paraguay which has been of inestimable help to me in my understanding of a country and a people which I had deluded myself that I already understood reasonably well.'

Adrian J. English, author of 'The Green Hell' and 'Paraguayan Revolutions of the XX Century'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841625614
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/18/2014
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,278,627

Meet the Author

Margaret Hebblethwaite moved to Paraguay in 2000, where she has since established, and continues to run the Santa Maria Education Fund.
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