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Christopher P Baker's Books

Moon Handbook Cuba
The most comprehensive guidebook about Cuba currently available, this 775-page book is packed with practical information, plus a detailed profile on the nation's history, politics, etc.
Moon Handbooks Costa Rica
Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker knows the best way to experience Costa Rica, from surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce to hiking in Corcovado National Park and dining in upscale Escazú in San Jose. Baker includes unique trip ideas like The 21-Day Best of Costa Rica, The Offbeat Experience, and Seven Days for Active Vacationers. Packed with information on dining,...
Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles
In this paean to the vintage car, Baker, who has also provided the photos, juxtaposes American autos against the backdrop of Cuba to great effect. "Today, Cuba possesses about 450,000 cars, of which one-sixth are pre-revolutionary American autos dating back to the ’20s and ’30s," he writes. Most of the cars pictured here, however, come from the 1950s: a pristine-looking...
Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba
In 1996, English travel writer Christopher P. Baker set out to explore Cuba astride his 1,000cc BMW Paris-Dakar motorcycle. In three months Baker logged 7,008 miles wheeling from the streets of Havana to old Caribbean colonial outposts and rugged mountain tracts. The Cubans he met often struggled under material scarcity. Belying their hardship, however, was an unbridled sensuality...