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The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget (Travel Guide) Paperback – Illustrated, March 1, 2019
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- Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.
- Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Brasilía's airplane-shaped network or Cusco's ancient streets without needing to get online.
- Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.
- Ideas - Rough Guides' rundown of South America's best sights and experiences.
- Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.
- Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.
Attractions include : Cañón de Colca, Peru; Easter Island, Chile;Iguazú Falls, Argentina; Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia; The Amazon, Brazil; ThePantanal, Brazil; Kaieteur Falls, Guyana.
- Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, and more.
- Background information - a language section to help you get by in Spanish and Portuguese
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INTRODUCTION What to see, what not to miss, itineraries and more BASICS Pre-departure tips and practical informationTHE GUIDE Comprehensive, in-depth guide to South America, with country highlights and full-colour maps throughoutLANGUAGE Useful words and phrases in Spanish and Portuguese
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- Publisher : Rough Guides; 5th edition (March 1, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 944 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241311772
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241311776
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #221,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Then there's the "on a budget" part. If you understand "on a budget" to mean 20-year-old college student looking to stay in hostels as budget, you may like this book, but I was looking for something else entirely. I'm looking for a guide that includes listings that have been chosen by the authors for their exceptional value, not simply a list of hostels and cheap cafes.
So far we have traveled through Chile & Peru. Ecuador is coming in a week or so. This is a great source of info. The Kindle version makes it easy to carry, but harder to bookmark and use... The choice is yours.
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It is also inaccurate for a variety of places, either saying buses run which dont, even though routes stopped by 2012 and prices are wrong, e.g. for hostels, museums, buses, some mistakes are inevitable but there are simply too many in this 2013! edition.
NO guide is perfect, but this is a real let down, we find ourselves constantly checking others Lonely Planet and the internet because we are not confident this guide is doing a very good job. Just a little too rough to be honest.
It contained pictures and maps as well as hostel recommendations for most areas. The only bad thing was, as per most print books, the prices were very out of date. I think as soon as a hotel or hostel gets in the Rough Guide or Lonely Planet, its prices double! Also the maps are sometimes not accurate. We spent many a day wondering around with a backpack trying to find a Rough Guide recommended hostel only to find out it was in a completely different place. However, this has also happened using TripAdvisor so nothing's perfect. As long as you take the prices with a pinch of salt and check the locations of hostels most of the other info is okay.
I traveled solo and thank god I had this! Good to have an idea of the areas, and then cities I wanted to explore. Mentioned some places I've ever heard off and so glad it did! It made my trip to salar de Uyuni magical as everyone else was waffling people#s advise to start to Uyuni rather than recommend in book to get a better experience starting in tupiza - i wrote about this on my website http://iamdanelson.com/visit-salar-de-uyuni/
Food, nightlife and places to visit are all easy to follow and highlighted on readable maps.
Sometimes it can be out of date so that adds the element of excitement anyways!
Buy buy - i recommened in my "what is in my backpack" guide - http://iamdanelson.com/what-is-in-my-backpack/
The info is out of date and restaurants and hostels recommended are no longer open. The prices are not current.
Sometimes info I would have expected to be there was missing and I had to use internet or other guide books.
I also thought the electronic layout or indexing made it difficult to find content easily. For example you can index on country, then city/region but no further. Would be useful if each major city was indexed by what to see, accommodation, transport so you could go straight to that section.
I understand as covered multiple countries info has to be summarised, so the guide did provide basic helpful suggestions for places to stay, bus timetables, what to see but that was about it.