Ben Box has been a freelance writer specialising in Latin American affairs since 1980. He has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, but also on literature. Since 1989 he has been editor of the Footprint Travel Guides’ South American Handbook. He has also been involved in Footprint’s Handbooks on Central America & Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Peru, Cuzco & the Inca Heartland and Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. He is a graduate of the University of Southampton, UK, in Spanish, with Portuguese Studies, and has a PhD in the same subjects from the University of London. As well as English, he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.
My blog is: antillesandandes.wordpress.com
My Twitter name is: @BenBoxSah
Other articles I have contributed recently to Wanderlust:
Ben Box guides you through Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay AND VenezuelaRead more
It's been 90 years since Footprint first published the iconic 'South American Handbook', so we asked its editor what's changed the most in the first country he ever visited: ColombiaRead more
A land of rumbling volcanoes, wildlife wonders, Amazonian jungle and epic coasts – it's a wonder how you can cram in everything that Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands has to offer. Follow our guide...Read more
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