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The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands (Rough Guide to...) [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Graham , Harry Ades , Sara Humphreys , Shafik Meghji
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of Ecuador's incomparable wildlife, vibrant indigenous cultures and awe-inspiring scenery ­- from the Amazon rainforest to the heights of the Andes, via some glorious, laid-back beach resorts - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life.

Discover Ecuador's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best colonial cities, participating in ancient festivals, how to scale volcanoes and where to learn Spanish, straddle the Equator and swim with turtles, penguins, sea lions, and even sharks. The guide includes extensive coverage of the capital, Quito, and the Galápagos Islands, the world's premier wildlife destination. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.Now available in Kindle format.

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Reliable, readable Rough Guides (Conde Nast Traveller)

About the Author

Born and brought up in south London, Shafik Meghji co-presented the Channel 4 youth sports programme Rookies, before heading to the University of Warwick to study politics and international studies. After graduating in 2001, he gained the Guardian's Scott Trust Bursary for aspiring journalists and went on to write for the paper and study newspaper journalism at City University, London. Shafik then worked as a news and sports reporter for the Evening Standard until wanderlust set in and he left for India and South America, where he wrote for UK and US publications.After returning to London, Shafik worked as a freelance news, features and sports journalist for a wide range of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the Independent and the Mirror, before joining Rough Guides in 2007.A co-author of the forthcoming Rough Guide to India (eighth edition), Shafik has also contributed to Rough Guides to the Baltic States, Chile, Nepal, Paris and Egypt, as well as Earthbound: a Rough Guide to the World in Pictures and Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: a Rough Guide to the World (second edition).When not on the road, Shafik is based in south London, where he works as a writer and editor for Amnesty International UK and as a freelance journalist.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 42988 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (2 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E3GX22A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,286 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 Sept. 2014
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Good guide and very informative, we found it most useful on a recent trip to the country.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Summary of info available ont he web 6 Jan. 2014
By Christine - Published on
Ok basic overview guide book. But seems as if the author or the publisher didn't put enough effort into updating the book - or simply used info available on the internet rather than sending a person to research it on-site. Used it for a Galapagos and Guayquil trip. Neither location was sufficiently researched - missing information and outrightly providing incorrect information, e.g. the St. Cruz description missed out on explaining the differences between the Tortoise Reserves and the various Lava Tunnels - pretty much the only sites worthwhile visiting there. It also forgot to include Garrapateros beach. In Guayquil, the book recommended spending 1-2 hours at the Malcon Del Salado where you coudl take advantage of restaurants by the water - when in fact the only food joints there served snacks mall style. Very disappointed with Rough Guide!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Covers the waterfront 30 May 2014
By Quailrancher - Published on
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We lugged this around Ecuador for 10 days and found it had most everything we needed. The only fault was that it is skimpy on details about where to stay and eat. Nothing wrong with what it does suggest. Just a limited amount of suggestions. Otherwise, it covered all the main attractions and was everything we needed it to be.
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3.0 out of 5 stars but I like the overall ethos of Rough Guides 11 Sept. 2014
By Hannah Lupien - Published on
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Lots of errors (wrong addresses or phone numbers, etc.), but I like the overall ethos of Rough Guides.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 7 Jan. 2014
By Pat L - Published on
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This was a gift to someone traveling to Ecuador over Christmas/New Years. It helped them decide on what sights to take in and it was quite informative in general. Excellent purchase!
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written, some gaps in coverage, most up-to-date ... 8 Dec. 2014
By robert c faske - Published on
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Well written, some gaps in coverage, most up-to-date guide to the country. Will test accuracy starting on trip in June 2015.
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