Stephan Küffner became smitten with Peruvian cuisine while living in Chile and had to taste it in full in its home country as quickly as possible. He has traveled across Peru from the Ecuadorian to the Bolivian border. A reporter in South America for a decade, he has written and updated travel books on Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, and writes for The Economist and Time Magazine. He enjoys discovering unusual spots and activities, from overlooked colonial churches in the Andes to playing ice hockey in Quito.
Peru: Berlitz Handbookby Stephan Kuffner
Berlitz Handbook Peru is the ultimate practical, inspirational guide to this fascinating destination, with 304 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning color photography. What sets the guide apart is the illuminating Unique Experiences section, packed full of practical advice on how to make the most of all the opportunities unique to Peru –… See more details below
Berlitz Handbook Peru is the ultimate practical, inspirational guide to this fascinating destination, with 304 pages combining authoritative narrative detail and stunning color photography. What sets the guide apart is the illuminating Unique Experiences section, packed full of practical advice on how to make the most of all the opportunities unique to Peru – from navigating Lake Titicaca to haggling in a craft market, or hiking the legendary Inca Trail.
The guide starts with a rundown of Peru’s Top 25 Attractions, ranging from the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley to the mysterious beauty of the Nazca Lines. In the Trip Planner you’ll find itineraries outlining how best to maximise your time in Peru.
The Places Section tackles each of Peru’s regions in turn – starting with the multifaceted capital of Lima and taking in the stunning desert coastline, as well as the mountainous center and the Amazon rainforest. Each chapter is color-coded for easy reference, and features everything you’ll need to know about the sights and attractions in the area, as well as maps to help you get around, and carefully chosen listings of the best places to sleep, eat, drink, and get active. The Places section is interspersed with fully mapped tours, suggesting walks around Lima’s vibrant Miraflores district and the colonial city of Trujillo, and Cultural Spreads that give a striking insight into an element of Peru’s culture, from the Uros island people of Lake Titicaca to the Cusco School artistic tradition.
Further practical advice is provided in a chapter dedicated to accommodations, transportation, health and safety, money and budgeting, responsible travel, and family holidays. The Setting the Scene chapter is devoted to Peru’s historical and cultural background, plus more information on the country’s cuisine.
Finally, a handy 8-page Phrasebook section provides a wealth of language expertise for which the Berlitz brand is famous.
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