Packed with essential information in a clear, concise format and delivered in an engaging manner, the second edition of "First-Time Latin America" helps prepare readers planning their trip. It includes information on what tickets to buy, where to stay, what to eat and how to stay healthy. There are insightful overviews of each Latin America country highlighting thes best places to visit with country specific websites and necessary budget information. It is designed to answer the 'soft' issues not addressed by country-specific guides, for example, how to lessen the culture shock of your very first night in Latin America; what to think about if you're considering travelling on your own and what to do when you return home. This edition includes an expanded chapter on working and studying in Latin America. This guide is designed for the weeks/months before you get on the plane.
Polly Rodger Brown was a contributor on the sixth edition of The Rough Guide to Mexico and has travelled widely in Latin America. James Read is an experienced travel writer and has both worked and travelled in the region. He currently works for the BBC World Service as a writer and researcher.