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1.0 out of 5 stars
Buy the Let's Go guidebook instead, 13 Oct 2004
I thought it was a struggle to navigate South America using the Lonely Planet shoestring guide for that region, but I knew nothing about frustration and despair until I made the mistake of buying this.
Nothing as trivial as a guidebook should make a person shout and swear in public, yet that is what I was reduced to. I'm not proud of it, but there you go.
Large sections have clearly been updated only cosmetically, since information is often woefully inaccurate despite the fact it should be only a year or so old.
If you want to locate a "scene" or know where the "hipsters" are supposed to "hang," this book and its embarrassing attempts to be cool may be of some use. If, however, you'd like practical information, up-to-date prices, accurate descriptions, and help in planning what can be a daunting trip, just don't bother buying this book.
I sold mine while still on the road and haven't missed it once.