Frommer's South America

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Wiley, Sep 19, 2006 - Travel - 800 pages
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Frommer's South America is the premier guide to the continent, with complete coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. You'll get details on Carnaval, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Galápagos, the hang gliding in Rio, the ice cream in Mérida, and much more. Whether you're an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, South America presents so many diverse travel options that it'll make your head spin. Frommer's South America will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the continent has to offer.

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About the author (2006)

A native of California, Shawn Blore (Brazil) has lived and worked in a half dozen countries and traveled in 40 more (but who’s counting?). Now a resident of Rio de Janeiro, Shawn is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of Vancouver: Secrets of the City and co-author of Frommer’s Brazil and Frommer’s Portable Rio de Janeiro.

Alexandra de Vries (Brazil) made her first journey to Brazil at the ripe old age of 1 month. (Alas, few of her food reviews from that trip survive.) In the years since, Alexandra has returned many times to travel, explore, and live in this amazing country. Alexandra co-writes Frommer’s Portable Rio de Janeiro about her all-time favorite place to live, and Frommer’s South America about her favorite places to visit.

Eliot Greenspan (Venezuela) is a poet, journalist, and travel writer who took his backpack and typewriter the length of Mesoamerica before settling in Costa Rica in 1992. Since then, he has traveled almost ceaselessly around Latin America, writing articles and guidebooks to feed his travel habit. He feels particularly at home in the neotropics—in its rain and cloud forests, on its rivers, and under its seas. Eliot is the author of Frommer’s Costa Rica and Frommer’s Belize and co-author of Frommer’s Cuba.

Michael Luongo (Buenos Aires) has written about Argentina for the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Frommer’s Budget Travel, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country Travel, Advocate, Out Traveler, and numerous other publications. He has visited over 75 countries and all seven continents (and has lived on three of them). Still, Argentina remains one of his favorite places in the entire world, and he cried the first time he left it. He only wishes he could tango better, but after a few more years writing about Buenos Aires, he is sure he’ll get that right. You can share in his travel writing and photography adventures at

After many years writing for theater in England and Ireland, Charlie O’Malley discovered the most theatrical continent there is when he traveled to South America in 2002. He decided to stay, and currently lives in Mendoza, Argentina.

Haas Mroue (Ecuador) is a freelance travel writer based in the United States. His short stories, poems, and travel pieces have appeared in a variety of publications, including Interiors Magazine, the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Literary Review, National Geographic guides, Fodor’s, Berlitz, and He’s the author of Frommer’s Memorable Walks in Paris and Frommer’s Paris from $90 a Day, and is a contributor to Frommer’s Argentina & Chile, Frommer’s Gay & Lesbian Europe, and Frommer’s Europe from $70 a Day.

Neil E. Schlecht (Peru) first trekked to Machu Picchu in 1983 as a college student spending his junior year abroad in Quito, Ecuador. The author of a dozen travel guides (including Frommer’s Peru and Spain For Dummies), as well as articles on art and culture and art catalogue essays, and a photographer, he has lived for extensive periods in Brazil and Spain. He now resides in New York.

Kristina Schreck (Chile) has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and has lived and worked in Argentina and Chile for 8 years. She is the former managing editor of Adventure Journal magazine and is co-author of the first edition of Frommer’s Argentina & Chile. Kristina currently resides in Santiago and the Andes, where she works year-round for Ski Portillo (and although she thinks it is the greatest ski resort in the world, to be fair, she asked an independent, impartial source to edit the Chile skiing coverage in this guide).

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