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The Rough Guide to Belize Paperback – November 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Rough Guide to Belize
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781848365124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848365124
  • ASIN: 1848365128
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

AnneLise Sorensen has penned her way across four continents, from Barcelona to Belize City and Calcutta to Copenhagen. She has written and reported for guidebooks, magazines, websites, and radio/TV, and has appeared on NBC New York, CNN, The Guardian, Forbes Traveler, and Budget Travel Magazine, among others

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Hi out there, I would highly reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in traveling in Belize.
Alys Spillman
The information was helpful and accurate.
Brian C. Bennett

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86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Lan the Answer Man on February 9, 1999
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Hooray! Belize now has its own Rough Guide. In the past, Belize has been combined with Guatemala in one edition. The new Belize edition, by Peter Eltringham (who co-authored the old Guatemala-Belize guide and has a hand in several other of Rough Guides to Mexico and Central America) is a tour de force of relentless research, timely info and sharp writing.
I want to try to explain why this is such a good guide. But first, let's get something out of the way -- the name. Many North American reader still think the Rough Guides, published in London, are for budget travelers. In fact, as I understand it, the name Rough is an Anglicism meant to suggest that it is an approximation, an expected plan, as in a "rough plan." The Rough Guides, of which there are now more than a hundred, are definitely not just for travelers who are "roughing it." In fact, they cover all levels of travel, from budget to upmarket. A name change awhile back didn't stick, and the guides now go by the name by which they're known to experience travelers the world over, Rough Guides.
Anyway, back to the new guide to Belize. Peter Eltringham first came to Belize with the Royal Air Force. He's been just about everywhere in Belize and knows it inside out. Turn to any section, and his recommendations on hotels, restaurants and what to do are almost always spot on. Although he's generous -- occasionally to a fault -- with hotels he likes, Peter can be blunt: He's willing to call a hotel overpriced when it is or to point out the illegal cutting of mangroves by resort developers.
This guide is especially good on lesser-known destinations such as the southern cayes or Corozal District.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Brian C. Bennett on June 9, 2000
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This was the best of the 3 guide books that we bought and read before we went to Belize. The information was helpful and accurate. It is now all beat up because I carried it during heavy rain during my trip to Tikal.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mad Q. Dog on March 14, 2012
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Too frequently, guides to this fascinating Central American country forget that there is more to the country than San Pedro and the major islands to the North of Belize City. The Rough Guide does a wonderful job of addressing these other areas of a fascinating country,
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Alys Spillman on January 7, 2000
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Hi out there,
I would highly reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in traveling in Belize. It really gives you the straight story on how to go about getting to Belize, and what to expect once you arrive. Very down to earth approach to writing a guidebook. I encourage people to get Rough Guides when they travel, I have had very good luck with them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ajh230 on February 27, 2001
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After looking at several other books we chose this one for our 14 day trip in January of 2001. It was an excellent resource for important info and interesting tid-bits. It is a little old now and some information is out dated at this point. It could really use an update. My husband and I would volunteer to go again!! We had a great time and higly recomend Belize for the less mainstream traveler. Go now though, it is definatly changing! Don't miss Hol Chan marine reserve snorkeling and Placencia village. Also, we loved Crooked Tree and Tikal. Have a great time and take this book with you!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Lusk-Meierl on December 16, 2011
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The Kindle edition is made to be interactive, with click on links to accommodations etc. My trip isn't for another 6 weeks but this has waaaay more info packed into it than the LP. I had purchased the LP last night and after looking through it returned it due to lack of information. This was about a dollar more but clearly has much more to offer. Nice to see a guide book jumping onto the e-reader movement!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric A. Kemsuzian on August 9, 2012
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I purchased this book and several others to assist in my research prior to visiting Belize. This paperback was the best of the bunch. The many small maps are very helpful. I still carry a real navigation map but find the small flip maps very handy. I found this book to be just a cut above the "Lonely Planet" book on Belize.
I was impressed by the accuracy of the insightful descriptions. This was of greatest value the more remote and less traveled ares of the extreme southern coast.
Buy the book and you too will want to experience this land of extremes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lcc on September 29, 2011
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Used this throughout our Belize/Guatemala trip. It had a lot of factoids and accurate information--as accurate as it could be. I lent it out to a friend and she also thought it was helpful. It did highlight a number of affordable places to stay.
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