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by Christopher P. Baker

Download Moon Handbooks Havana eBook
ISBN:
1566915112
Author:
Christopher P. Baker
Category:
Caribbean
Language:
English
Publisher:
Moon Travel; 2nd edition (June 16, 2003)
Pages:
448 pages
EPUB book:
1663 kb
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1497 kb
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1763 kb
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
873


Christopher P. Baker was born and raised in Yorkshire, England.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Christopher P. He received a BA in geography from University College, London, and masters degrees in Latin American studies from Liverpool University and in education from the Institute of Education, London University.

Author Christopher P. Baker, a well-respected and best-selling authority on travel to Cuba and Latin America, presents e From a night at the high-octane Tropicana nightclub, to touring the Havana's monuments to the Revolution, to visiting Hemingway's Havana hangouts, travelers looking for more than the standard itinerary will find many unique options in this updated guide.

Christopher Baker has written an absolutely fabulous guide book to Cuba. Baker's "Cuba Handbook" is unbelievably detailed and comprehensive. And those attributes are at the root of what makes the book wonderful and a pain in the butt. It's clearly written, with wit and charm, and it's very obvious that he spent a lot of time in the country exploring the things he talks about. For example, the first 200 to 300 pages of this book (in other words, the entire length of a typical guidebook) is devoted to geography, flora, fauna, and a very good primer on the history of Cuba - information that is good for pre-travel reading, but not particularly useful when one is there.

The time to visit Havana is now In 2014, the United States began re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. For the first time in decades, every . citizen can now visit Havana, the most beautiful and beguiling of Caribbean cities.

Christopher P. Baker. Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way. Enchanting music, incredible cuisine, and stunning colonial architecture: Havana’s beauty and charm captivate everyone who visits. Dive in with Moon Havana. Easy-to-use itineraries, from a revolutionary history tour to a week covering cars, cigars, and cabarets, tailored for adventurers, party animals, artists, beach bums, history buffs, and more. Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Stroll through Habana Vieja and admire the old-world architecture and plazas lit by gas lanterns.

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Essential insight for travelers on transportation and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on

Essential insight for travelers on transportation and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on. With Moon Havana's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Island-hopping around the Caribbean? Try Moon Aruba or Moon Jamaica.

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From a night at the high-octane Tropicana nightclub, to touring the Havana's monuments to the Revolution, to visiting Hemingway's Havana hangouts, travelers looking for more than the standard itinerary will find many unique options in this updated guide. Author Christopher P. Baker, a well-respected and best-selling authority on travel to Cuba and Latin America, presents everything a traveler needs to know when heading to Havana. This guide is packed with comprehensive information on accommodations, dining, sights, and recreation, covering a wide range of budgets and personal interests. Filled with color photographs, custom maps, witty sidebars, current guidelines for legal travel, and a complete coverage of the city's complex history, the second edition of Moon Handbooks Havana is the most comprehensive resource for travelers to this popular travel destination.
  • Leniga
The book came in the required time in good condition. I have not had time to read it, but hope to do so soon. to add the title
  • Kanal
When I was in Havana (3/2001) I brought a stack of guide books to help me navigate around Cuba (and especially Havana). The top award goes to the prolific author Christopher Baker, who wrote "Havana Handbook" and "Cuba" (both are published by Avalon Travel).
In Havana Handbook Christopher Baker gives you a solid introduction to Havana and Cuba, a good, but basic, general travel information section. His two books have the best accommodations, restaurants and sights-to-see reviews and recommendations available today. He also provides excellent tables & lists of pertinent subjects, good black & white photos, scores of side bar topics that are full of informative caveats, and the beginning of web site and Internet addresses.
The only improvement I can recommend to Avalon Travel and Christopher Baker (are you listening?) would be more, much more, email addresses (especially for the hotels) additional online sources and additional maps (i.e., Baker recommends three great walking tours through Havana and these need maps). However, I have reviewed other Moon Handbooks and the Havana Handbook's maps and scattered inclusions of online resources are a real improvement over other Moon Handbooks.
So, if you are going to visit JUST Havana, and you don't want to cart around Christopher Baker's definitive, 827 page "Cuba" (Highly Recommended - see review), then this 368-page guidebook is very good and reliable choice. BUT, for three dollars more I would buy Christopher Baker's "Cuba". Regardless Christopher Baker has written a tour guide unmatched by any other Cuba guide book. Recommended
  • Anicasalar
I also just got back from Cuba, and I couldn't disagree with Cecil Fox's January 17 review more. Baker is a very good writer who's done extensive research, and the book is pleasurable to read. He makes his love for the place palpable without sparing the reader the frustration a visitor/observer often feels. Other travelers staying where I did ended up borrowing this guidebook for its richness of detail and background that theirs (Lonely Planet) lacked. I liked it so much I'm buying another- I had to leave my copy on the plane as we were without licenses, and afraid of tipping-off US immigration.
That said, I wish it were updated a bit. The million bicycles Baker writes about aren't there en masse anymore, and Dulce Maria's was fun but not the throbbing delirium he paints. All in all though, I'll buy it again.
  • Wanenai
Havana is a fantastic city with wonderful people living through a very difficult economic period. Existing outside the world of international chains and franchises, travelers cannot rely on the normal signposts, advertisements, and guides to help them find even the most basic services. Christopher Baker's book is a great resrouce to anyone travelling to this incredible place. He packs in not only information on where to stay and eat, but also explains a myriad of subtleties that are not immedately apparant. As a bonus, his book also provides much in the way of background on the history and culture of Havana. If you are considering a trip to Cuba, don't go without this book.
  • Zut
Having just returned from Havana I find this book to be the most disingenuous exercise I can remember. While there are certainly facts and history aplenty, the author, who must work for a certain company, makes Havana as repugnant as possible. The blockade, engineered by fanatics who fled Havana for Miami to avoid prosecution or persecution these forty years ago continues without any sane reason. There is a refreshing intellectual life. Civil liberties are no more endangered in Havana than in Alabama or the Bronx. US citizens are now required by the Bush administration to have exit visas from the US issued by the Treasury Department. A nurse told me that Cuba is a third world country. I told her that a Third World country wouldn't have universal health care, no illiteracy, no threat of AIDS, no perinatal mortality, and a system of preventative medicine to be envied. No, I told her, it is I who live in a third world country.
In his litany of deficiencies the author fails to compare anything. Streets are bad. Compared to Baltimore? Slums. Compared to Newark? Poor people. Compared to Mississippi?
You should buy this book (if you are going to Havana) for its wealth of history and useful facts. Do not allow the authors grumpy interpretations influence how you feel about Havana or the Cuban people.
  • Ramsey`s
never go to cuba before reading this book.