Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide) Paperback – August 1, 2013
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One tip, I bought this book in it's entirety and separated it by country. That way, if I go on a trip to maybe only three countries, I can just take the corresponding chapters. It lightens the load quite a bit.
Lot of repetition in the information.
Overall not very useful travel guide.
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I am so disappointed in this new edition, the information is minimal and vague, plus some amazing places are missed out entirely.
Also I would think this being a Kindle edition that they would be able to issue downloadable updates as all of the prices and info are out of date. Ie. The Quilmes ruins are closed due to a judicial dispute but if you walk the 5km up the road and speak to the locals they will let you in for 20pesos.
Will not be using lonely planet for my next trip.
At the moment we are travelling in Chile and not only are the prices well out in a lot of cases, but the information on attractions is not up to date. For example, in San Pedro de Atacama, the museum hasnt displayed the skulls and mummies that the book waxes lyrical about since 2007. Bit shoddy.
So, ok if you are somewhere you can double check information on the internet.