Valerie Astill, Travel Writer

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From Coconuts to Condors Rice, Rats and Rickshaws

Temples and Tacos

A trip to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize

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This book describes an eventful two week holiday starting in Mexico City and finishing in Belize.

Places visited include: Mexico City, Tenochtitlan and Teotihuacan; Oaxaca, Monte Alban and Mitla; Chiapa del Corzo and the Sumidero Canyon; San Cristobal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan; Palenque, Yaxchilan and Bonampak; Guatemalan villages, Flores and Tikal; San Ignacio and Belize City.

'....An insightful account for the discerning traveller'

'Valerie Astill’s…minutely detailed accounts of visits to ancient Aztec, Mayan and Zapotec sites give a vivid picture of people as well as places. Thanks to excellent guides, the Astills were able to learn much of the background of the sites they visited – some of it blood-curdling, as in Aztec human sacrifices to the Sun God when the victim’s heart was cut out, still beating.'

Joan Stephens, Leicester Mercury

ISBN 978-1-907728-07-5       Purchase price £7.99

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