Western Mexico: A Traveler's Treasury (4th edition)

By Tony Burton

Travel | Paperback, eBook


Award-winning travel writer reveals the magic of Western Mexico. This easy-to-read yet authoritative account features more than 35 original drawings by Canadian artist Mark Eager and 10 maps. Enjoy the author's unique insights into local history, ecology and traditions. Now in its fourth edition, the book remains a favorite among knowledgeable travelers visiting this region of Mexico. All the destinations in parts one and two are within day-trip range (maximum three hours driving time) from Guadalajara (Mexico's second city) or nearby Lake Chapala, a popular retirement center for Americans and Canadians. Many of these smaller places in Western Mexico offer a glimpse of the Mexico behind the mask; they are places where Mexico has retained her ancient culture and her ancient traditions. Whether your interests lie in art, architecture and archaeology; fiestas and folklore; unusual sights and natural wonders, or in Indian villages and indigenous handicrafts, this book will help you discover for yourself Western Mexico's many hidden treasures.


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Award-winning travel writer reveals the magic of Western Mexico. This easy-to-read yet authoritative account features more than 35 original drawings by Canadian artist Mark Eager and 10 maps. Enjoy the author's unique insights into local history, ecology and traditions. Now in its fourth edition, the book remains a favorite among knowledgeable travelers visiting this region of Mexico. All the destinations in parts one and two are within day-trip range (maximum three hours driving time) from Guadalajara (Mexico's second city) or nearby Lake Chapala, a popular retirement center for Americans and Canadians. Many of these smaller places in Western Mexico offer a glimpse of the Mexico behind the mask; they are places where Mexico has retained her ancient culture and her ancient traditions. Whet...


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Tony Burton, born and educated in the UK, first visited Mexico in 1977. He subsequently lived and worked full-time in Mexico (as a writer, educator and ecotour specialist) for almost 18 years. He continues to revisit Mexico regularly since relocating with his wife and children to Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He specializes in non-fiction about Mexico, related to geography, history, economics, ecology and natural history.




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