Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas

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It’s pretty brazen to call the United States “America,” considering that Central and South America, as well as Mexico and Canada, are all part of the Americas, and they are worlds away from the culture, cuisine, and style of the US. Breakfast for Alligators reveals a small sampling of the rich complexity of experiences awaiting travelers beyond the bounds of the lower 48 states, from food and fashion to entire lifestyles that will be sure to surprise and enlighten readers.

Central and South America especially shine as DuFord turns his lens toward them, providing intriguing looks at cultures both alien and curiously familiar, as well as at how they view Americans.

DuFord seems like the perfect guide for this journey, open to all experiences. Whether he’s being bombarded by food vendors on a bus in Nicaragua or dragged aside by the pinkies and ordered to dance in Guatemala, he’s in. That’s a rare quality.

Breakfast for Alligators is an eye-opener for both the untraveled and the well-traveled alike because this is no shiny tourism guide, this is down-home firsthand experience, and all the more charming for it.

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Author Darrin DuFord
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 294 pages
Publisher Tilted Hat Press
Publish Date 2016-07-12
ISBN 9780692664438
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Issue September 2016
Category Travel
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