The Rough Guide to Argentina

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Rough Guides Limited, Jan 10, 2008 - Travel - 887 pages
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The Rough Guide to Argentina is the definitive guide to this staggeringly diverse country. The section introduces the country s highlights from the sparkling emeralds and turquoise waters of the seven lakes, to climbing Acongagua and dolphin-spotting at Puerto Deseado. This updated third edition gives in-depth detail of the entire country from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to the remote Argentine archipelago of Tierra del Fuego and expanded coverage of major destinations including Salta, Jujuy, Iguazu and the estancias of the Litoral. Also covered are areas often visited from Argentina: Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Tierra del Fuego. You ll find informed descriptions of the varied landscapes, from the pampas to Patagonia, plus practical advice on the best places for hiking, climbing, ski and rafting. The guide explores the country s rich history and culture; including detailed information on everything from the ascendancy of Eva Peron to its Jesuit architecture. Practical information on accommodation and transportation, and reviews of all the best places for eating and drinking, and music are accompanied by the clearest maps available of any guide.

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Melissa Graham has travelled widely in the Andean countries of Chile, Peru and Ecuador, where she developed a love of the region''s landscapes and people. Andrew Benson has travelled extensively in Chile and is co-author of this edition.

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Drew is staff writer at Cre@teOnline magazine.

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