Frommer's Belize Paperback – Jan 11 2011
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From the Back Cover
Explore what feels like your own private island at Little Water Caye, near Laughing Bird Caye National Park. See chapter 8.
Detailed maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Eliot Greenspan is a poet, journalist, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has worked steadily as a travel writer, freelance journalist, and translator, and has continued his travels in the region. He is the author of Frommer’s Guatemala, Frommer’s Costa Rica, and Costa Rica For Dummies, as well as the chapter on Venezuela in Frommer’s South America, and is co-author of Frommer’s Cuba. He is also the author of The Tico Times Restaurant Guide to Costa Rica and the poetry collection Map of You, Map of Me. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The kindle edition is buggy and hard to navigate. It does not allow you to access the TOC in through the navigation menu and there are numerous difficulties quickly accessing the information you need.
Download the sample and you will see what I mean. Even the title is formatted with non working html code in it "Frommer's<sup>(r)</sup>"
The information is ok but the key to any guide book in my opinion is ease of navigating the information to find what you need when you need it.
The kindle edition should be passed on.
We have used these guides for trips all over the world. The suggestions for places to stay and places to go are almost always just what we're looking for. The level of these books is not for backpackers nor for those who like to stay in expensive resorts and have others do the planning for them. These guides are for those who want to build a customized adventure and have their money go a long ways.
Public transportation is skimmed over, with bus and boat terminals missing from maps and costs missing from text. They repeatedly recommend renting a car or flying to nearby cities, which is fine albeit very expensive, but left me no information to make public transportation an option. International bus travel was incomprehensible.
Some recommended activities were downright boring. Frommer's is simply too positive on every meal, site and hotel, and in the end, that doesn't help plan a trip! Negativity may not be nice, but it's essential in a travel guide - if the meal or hotel or Mayan ruin or river is so-so or awful, don't waste my time and money. If I had only known, I would never have traveled with a book that reads as if written by someone who'd never bothered to take public transport or stay in budget accommodations. This is my first and last experience with Frommer's.