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South America Guide!
The Rough Guide to South America
Member Name: TravellerJen
The Rough Guide to South America
Advantages: Easy to read and well structured
I bought this book, as I am currently in South America and have been for about 2 months now. I hope to travel to as many of the South American countries as possible, but this all depends on money and time of course!
This book covers destinations such as Venezeula, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. In each section of each country the book explains about a number of things such as: accommodation, food, activities, transport.
I find the structure of this book very easy to read and I have found this book essential to carry with me at all times... well most anyway (as it is a heavy book)! I find this book very easy to understand and in the sections such as accommodation and places to eat, it gives you the places in budget form as well. So for example if you want to eat cheaply, you know exactly the places to look out for. There are even some details and information about the history of the countries and cities.
What I love mostly about this book is that it gives you tips on how to travel around South America. But what it not good about this book.. in no fault of itself is the date. Some of the information is a little dated but that is because it is a book!
Within this book is also some useful phone numbers for organisations such as the embassy´s, consulates, police stations, tourist information centres, hospitals, clinics, transport companies and other rather essentials.
Overall, apart from the date of this book I would totally recommend it. I seem to be working with it fine, even though it is nearly 6 years old! The writers in this book express a good understanding of the cities and towns contained in the South America countries. One thing I would say is that alot of the recommendations are touristy spots and not everyone tourist just wants to visit a tourist spot, but would rather mingle with some locals at times. Of course having said this.. usually tourist spots are cleaner and at higher standards so this could be a reason for this also.
A good book for a traveller to/in South America.
Summary: For South America Travellers!
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