- Series: Rough Guide Travel Guides
- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Rough Guides; 4 edition (December 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185828564X
- ISBN-13: 978-1858285641
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.1 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,259,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rough Guide to Brazil, 4th Edition (Rough Guide Travel Guides) Paperback – December 21, 2000
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Maintains the high standards established by the Rough Guide series. -- British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, October 1995 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
David Cleary is an anthropologist by trade and first went to Brazil in1984 and has since lived there off and on for six years. Dilwyn Jenkinshas been travelling to South America since the age of eighteen. Afterworking as a teacher and journalist, he has led expeditions to and madefilms with indigenous groups in the Amazon. He is also the author of The Rough Guide to Peru. Oliver Marshall has been visiting Brazil forwork, study and, above all, pleasure since 1982. He is currentlyworking at the University of Oxford''s Centre for Brazilian Studies.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Take my advice and take any other guide book with you or you'll truly have a "Rough" time with this "Rough Guide".
Here's just 2 reasons why:
1) The basic introductions to the each area/city are a great idea, but I couldn't seem to find one that ever made the place sound interesting. I live in Brasília, and granted it hasn't got the excitement of Rio, but it's much more interesting than they make it sound, and Natal, despite having the second cleanest air in the world sounds like a drag.
2) The information is incomplete and rather superficial. The section on Pirenópolis, a great little spot in Goiás, for example, has no mention of the dozen or so waterfalls (with guided tours if you need them) in the area.
Perhaps the authors are just used to travelling in "1st World" countries, or maybe they know little or no Portuguese, or maybe it's something else altogether, but wherever they're coming from and whatever their experience, this book has ended up a somewhat depressing, and extremely rough guide that misses much of this enormous, gorgeous, and amazing country.