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Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to Cuba*</I> </P><P><B>Lonely Planet <I>Cuba</I> </B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's</B> <B></B><B><I>Cuba </I></B><B>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out Havana city map</B> (included in print version), plus over 50 color maps <LI><B>Covers </B>Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B>Lonely Planet <I>Cuba</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled </P><P><I></I></P><P>Looking for more coverage? Check out <B>Lonely Planet's <I>Caribbean Islands</I> </B>guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole Caribbean has to offer. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.</P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I><B></B></P>
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
by Mark Kurlansky

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<b>A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Mark Kurlansky.</b><br /><br />Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, <i>Havana </i>celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. <br /> <br /> Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since long before the revolution. <br /> <br /> Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.
Lonely Planet Dominican Republic (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> <B></B></P><P><B>Lonely Planet <I>Dominican Republic</I> </B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk the cobblestone streets, past beautifully restored mansions, churches and forts, many now converted into evocative museums and restaurants, in Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial; boat out to Bahia de Las Aguilas, a stunning 10km-long stretch of postcard-perfect sand nearly hugging Haiti's shores; or grab a front row seat and watch the thousands of humpback whales that congregate off the Peninsula de Samana­ to mate and give birth, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Dominican Republic and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's </B><B><I>Dominican Republic </I></B><B>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - arts, baseball, history, music, dance, architecture, cuisine <LI><B>Covers</B> Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Juan Dolio, Santiago, Port- au Prince, Haiti, Las Terrenas and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B>Lonely Planet </B><B><I>Dominican Republic</I></B><B>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to the Dominican Republic, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. <I></I></P><P>Looking for more coverage? Check out <B>Lonely Planet's <I>Caribbean Islands</I> </B>guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole of the Caribbean has to offer. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.</P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I><B></B></P>
Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call (Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. <br /><br />Packed with information on more than 40 ports of call and a dozen ports of embarkation, Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call is a comprehensive guide to everything from sightseeing information and strategies to help cruisers plan their own shore excursions to some basic information on the cruise-ship experience.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of maps<br />· A "Cruise Primer" with the basics of cruising and "Cruising the Caribbean" with capsule overviews of every major cruise line<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Covered ports of call: Private Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Oranjestad, Aruba; Bridgetown, Barbados; Belize City, Belize; Bermuda; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Calica (Playa del Carmen), Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Costa Maya, Mexico; Willemstad, Curacao; Roseau, Dominica; Falmouth, Jamaica; Freeport-Lucaya, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands; St. George's, Grenada; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Key West, Florida; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; Charlestown, Nevis; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Progreso, Mexico; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras; Samana (Cayo Levantado), Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Domican Republic; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Gustavia, St. Barthelemy; Fredericksted, St. Croix; Cruz Bay, St. John; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Road Town, Tortola; and The Valley, Virgin Gorda<br />· Covered ports of embarkation: Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Galveston, Texas; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Port Canaveral, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa, Florida
A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

April 28, 2000

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of <i>Annie John</i></p><p><i>"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."</i></p><p>So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.</p><p>Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, <i>A Small Place</i> cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.</p>
Real Havana: Explore Cuba Like A Local And Save Money
by Mario Rizzi

Language

English

Pages

223

Publication Date

April 29, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>UPDATED 2018 EDITION - <u>With Bonus Trinidad City Guide</u></b><br /><br /><b>Real Havana</b> is the #1 selling guide to experiencing the <u>authentic Cuba.</u> This book is designed to give you a cultural immersion into Cuban life, and to provide you the tools and background information to truly make the most of your visit. It gives you the confidence and knowledge to break away from the tourist areas and experience the <u>real Cuba.</u> <br /><br />You want to explore the rich culture. Be transported back to a simpler time. Experience Havana’s romance and beauty with the same carefree joy as the locals. See everything you want to see and go everywhere you want to go. The Real Havana guide shows you how to do all that and lots more.<br /><br /><b>In the guide, you will learn about:</b><br /><br />● Authentic Cuban cuisine and affordable Havana restaurants.<br />● Low-priced farmers markets, shops and entertainment options.<br />● Maps of Havana and the suburbs – Get out of the city and EXPLORE!<br />● Instructions on using communal <i>taxis colectivos</i> and all the major routes.<br />● Contact info and reviews of over 30 <i>casa particular</i> apartments in Vedado.<br />● Fascinating, offbeat places which are hidden from foreigners.<br />● Hundreds of tips on saving money while in Havana.<br />● How to avoid the most common tourist scams.<br /><br /><b>Plus, this updated 2016 edition includes a special Trinidad City Guide.</b> <br />Trinidad is one of the most beautiful towns in Cuba and one of the most popular excursion destinations for travelers. <u>Learn how to explore this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage site for yourself, on your next trip to Cuba.</u><br /><br /><b>This book is not a <i>"tourist guide"</i>.</b> It is not a boring list of restaurant reviews and attractions, <i>like all the other guides.</i> <br /><br />With this book, you will learn about the <b><u>authentic</u></b>, local places. Locations which are hidden to regular tourists. Naturally, these places are also <b>very inexpensive.</b> So, in effect, you will not only be immersed in authentic Cuban life, but you will also save money.<br /><br /><b><u>BONUS:</u></b> The last section of this book includes the <b>Cheap <i>Casa Particular</i> Guide</b>. You will find listings and reviews of over 30 apartments and rooms to rent in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana. These casas particulares have been hand selected out of the thousands available in Havana. They are not only the most affordable, but they are also among the cleanest, best maintained, and best located. The hosts are extremely hospitable and most speak multiple languages. You get the full contact information for the casas. For your convenience you can make your reservation online (www.BestCubaGuide.com) and you will never pay any expensive brokerage or middlemen fees. You are certain to <u>save at least $5 to 10$ per night</u> in brokerage fees. That alone is easily worth the purchase price of Real Havana guide. <br /><br /><br /><b><u>About Full Compass Guides</u></b><br /><br />Full Compass Guides are aimed at travelers who want to understand local customs and culture so that they can experience destinations like a local. Unlike regular tourist guides, Full Compass guides are not a list of attractions popular with tourists, and boring restaurant and hotel reviews that are obsolete the moment they are published. With our guides, you get succinct, useful information about the culture, people and geography of your destination so you have the tools and the confidence to explore on your own, experience everything that your destination has to offer, and save money.<br /><br />Our guides are written by experienced travelers who have intimate knowledge of both the location and the culture of the destination. They give you the exact information you need in order to make the most of your travel time. <br /><br /><b>With a Full Compass guide, you will be a knowledgeable explorer, rather than just another flash-happy tourist.</b><br />
Lonely Planet Jamaica (Travel Guide)
by , Anna Kaminski

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><B>Lonely Planet <I>Jamaica</I> </B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dance to the island's reggae soundtrack, go snorkeling at delicate Lime Cay, or swim in the cool mountain pools of Reach Falls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of <I>Jamaica</I> and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's <I>Jamaica</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - cuisine, history, culture, wildlife. <LI><B>Covers</B> Kingston, Blue Mountains, Ocho Rios, Dry Harbour Mountains, Port Antonio, Rio Grande Valley, Montego Bay, Negril, Mayfield Falls, Bluefields, Cockpit Country, Mandeville, Treasure Beach and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B>Lonely Planet <I>Jamaica</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to <I>Jamaica</I>, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </P><P><I></I></P><P>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B>Lonely Planet's </B><I>Caribbean Islands</I> guide. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.</P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I><B></B></P>
A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor ...
by Renee Petrillo

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

April 06, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b><i>“It was the best of dreams, it was the worst of dreams, it was an age of consulting the nautical experts, it was the age of landlubber foolishness, it was the epoch of determination, it was the epoch of despair, it was the season of hurricanes, it was a spring of beachcombing…”</i> </b></p> <p><b>If you dream about chucking it all away and sailing toward an island life, read this first</b></p> <b> </b><p></p><br />Renee and Michael didn’t have any boating experience and when their plans to remedy that fell through the two had to learn everything the hard way. Despite themselves they managed to get from Miami to Grenada, eventually dropping the anchor of their cruising catamaran at the island of their dreams. Determined to save future sailors from themselves, <i>A Sail of Two Idiots</i> includes lessons Renee and Michael learned and shares them with you as examples of what and what not to do. This a how-to guide wrapped in a funny story—kind of like getting your serving of vegetables from a slice of pizza. Read this and make your dream of sailing away a reality. Includes:<ul> <li>“What Broke?” sections explores the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of a cruising multihull</li> <li>"Island” section provide assessments of the islands of the Caribbean</li> </ul>
Frommer's Costa Rica 2017 (Complete Guide)
by Karl Kahler

Language

English

Pages

640

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div><p>For a relatively small country, Costa Rica has an unusually diverse range of eco-systems to explore and adventurous activities to try. You'll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a recently-active volcano. There are adventures here for all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, windsurfing on Lake Arenal, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach.<BR><BR>This highly opinionated book, by one of Costa Rica’s top journalists (Karl Kahler, the Travel Editor of the country’s English-language newspaper, <I>The Tico Times</I>), will help you sort through all the options, so you can tailor a vacation that’s right for you. <p></P><p>The book is: <p>- Completely updated every year and printed in large, easy-to-read type <p>- Full-color throughout, with a free foldout map; a chapter on helpful Spanish phrases and terms; and a wildlife chapter with photos to help you identify all of the unique, colorful creatures, plants and eco-systems you’ll be seeing. <p></P><p></P><p>- Precise about pricing, with dollar amounts listed for all nature lodges, B&B’s, restaurants, tours and shops so there aren’t any nasty surprises. <p></P><p><p>- Packed with straight-shooting, savvy reviews, which will introduce you to the country’s best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants, adventure outfitters and shops—in all price ranges, from budget to luxury.<br /></div>
Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know?
by Jorge Duany

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a Commonwealth, the island enjoys limited autonomy over local matters, but the U.S. has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections (although they are able to participate in the primaries). The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores. In recent months its colossal public debt has sparked an economic crisis that has catapulted it onto the national stage and intensified the exodus to the U.S., bringing to the fore many of the unresolved remnants of its colonial history.<br /><br /><em>Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know?</em> provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century.<br /><br />Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. While a popular tourist destination, few beyond its shores are familiar with its complex history and diverse culture. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved <em>isla del encanto</em>.

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