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San Sombrero: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups (Jetlag Travel… (2008)

by Santo Cilauro

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After Phaic Tan and Molvania, comes the Jetlag Guide to San Sombrero, Central America's forgotten jewel. Have your photo taken with a colourfully dressed ruhmero (drunk) while his accomplice steals your wallet. Sit back and sip a molitivo cocktail while listening to the rhythm of government helicopters strafing a nearby rebel stronghold.… (more)
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The third entry in the Jetlag series of parodies of travel guides. To be honest I would have thought the authors would have run out of jokes by now but there's still some quite funny moments scattered throughout "San Sombrero", especially for those who spent/are spending their life travelling through the developing world.

I particularly liked the line about the San Sombrero man who is the only Nobel Peace Prize laureate to be charged with war crimes, thinking at the time how unlikely that would be, but Aung San Suu Kyi may yet equal his feat. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Sep 25, 2019 |
Very silly and enjoyable. Down to the randomly boldfaced nouns in the text, it has the Rough Guide/Frommer's travel prose down pitch-perfect. ( )
  teaperson | Jan 31, 2010 |
Another fantastic book from the Jetlag books series of spoof travel guides. Just as funny and ridiculous as the previous two. Loved it! ( )
  adeej | Oct 17, 2009 |
another great offering from the Working Dog crew! ( )
  peterpap | Mar 6, 2009 |
This was a hilarious read from start to finish. A great take on the more conventional (and authentic!) travel guides that have become so fashionable over recent years. Also picks up and satirises brilliantly so many aspects to travelling - the locals, the tourism gymics, the other travellers you meet. The attention to detail is fantastic - right up to the particular road names included on the maps.... so funny. A great gift idea for anyone id say. ( )
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After Phaic Tan and Molvania, comes the Jetlag Guide to San Sombrero, Central America's forgotten jewel. Have your photo taken with a colourfully dressed ruhmero (drunk) while his accomplice steals your wallet. Sit back and sip a molitivo cocktail while listening to the rhythm of government helicopters strafing a nearby rebel stronghold.

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