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A Land of Carnival, Cocktails and Coups

Authors: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch

Riding on the heels of the hilarious send-ups Molvanîa: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry and Phaîc Tan: Sunstroke on a Shoestring comes San Sombrèro.

Proudly considered the birthplace of tinted sunglasses and sequins, San Sombrèro is packed with things to see and do.  Have your photo taken with a colorfully dressed ruhmero (drunk) while his accomplice steals your wallet.  Sway to the steamy bababumba, one of the few dances the the world to routinely involve an exchange of body fluids.  Try 'red-water rafting' your way down a river of boiling lava.  Or simply sit back and sip a molitivo cocktail while listening to the hypnotic rhythm of government helicopters strafing a nearby rebel stronghold.

Crammed with expert advice, this fully updated guide contains everything the unsuspecting traveller needs to know about San Sombrèro, Central America's forgotten jewel, including:

  • WHEN TO GO: Despite the heat, April is considered a good option as the clouds of stinging hornets provide partial shade from the sun's rays.
  • GETTING AROUND: Public transport can be confusing as the city displayed on the front of a bus is often not its destination but, in fact, the birthplace of its driver.
  • EATING OUT: In restaurants, be wary of ordering a 'kids meal' - this will often involve baby goat.

See a  map of San Sombrèro and check out their website: San Sombrèro Tourism Bureau.

The authors are Australian filmmakers; their stated purpose is to take people where they don't want to go.

$13.95 (softcover)
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