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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Comments after 3 weeks in Chile
on 10 February 2003
I spent 3 weeks traveling in Chile with this book, and found it to be informative and interesting. I particularly liked the background information on the country and culture, which provided enough reading material for the long bus journeys and waits at airports. I had not planned my trip in advance, and this book enabled me to see a full 3 weeks worth of fantastic natural scenery from Patagonia to the Northen most Altiplano in Chile. My travelling companion had the Loney Planet guide to Chile, so a comparison might be useful. I prefered the Rough Guide for the background information to all the regions we visited, and for accommodation listings (although both books covered much the same in the accommodation info). We never failed to find somewhere to stay arrive on spec, and often late in the evening. Where the Lonely Planet guide scored over the Rough Guide was in the maps. The Rough Guide was not a good in the detail and clarity of it's mapping, hence is doesn't score a full 5 stars. But overall this is the book I would go for if you are trying to pick between them.