"The Rough Guide to Brazil" is the most comprehensive and detailed guide to the largest country in South America. It is filled with entertaining indepth accounts of all the major cities and towns, as well as the best beaches, jungle tours, and hiking trips. A full colour introduction gives an immediate flavour of the vibrant country with striking photographs of the country's many attractions and activities, from joining the parades at the Rio Carnival to taking a boat trip up the Amazon. There is informative background on everything from Brazilian art to the most infamous favelas (shanty towns) giving the reader a sound context to help understand the country they are visiting. Practical advice on getting around is supported by over 70 maps and plans and extensive listings sections giving insightful reviews into accommodation, restaurants and bars for every budget.
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.