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Hidden Guatemala

Richard Harris

Published February 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781569751947
Paperback
272 pages
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Just when you think globalization has conquered all, Hidden Guatemala reveals a land where highland villagers carry on traditions dating back to the ancient Mayan empire, and where lofty volcanoes, verdant valleys, vast rainforests, and ancientMoreJust when you think globalization has conquered all, Hidden Guatemala reveals a land where highland villagers carry on traditions dating back to the ancient Mayan empire, and where lofty volcanoes, verdant valleys, vast rainforests, and ancient archaeological sites have stood untouched for centuries.Author Richard Harris shares know-how earned the hard way in journeys by pickup truck, motorcycle, riverboat, pig n chickens bus, and on horseback to the most remote corners of the country. He explains the best way to see famous Mayan sites like Copan and Tikal, then lays out the specific steps needed to find Piedras Negras and Altar de los Sacrificios, which are reachable only by river. Blending colorful descriptions, contagious optimism, and blunt honesty, Harris explains how to overcome limited services while maximizing the pleasures of exploring this exotic locale.