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Frommer's Chile and Easter Island [Paperback]

Nicholas Gill , Christie Pashby , Kristina Schreck

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July 26 2011 Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 989)
  • Frommer's Chile & Easter Island is the premier guide to the country, with complete coverage of Santiago, Valparaiso, the Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Easter Island, and more.
  • Our authors, longtime residents in the region, hit all the highlights, from rugged wilderness preserves to the bustling, colonial capital. They've checked out all the country's best hotels, restaurants, and attractions and offer authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
  • You'll travel like a pro with our handy Spanish-language glossary and detailed regional and town maps. Our Suggested Itineraries chapter will help you plan your trip and organize your time, and our new flora and fauna chapter features illustrations of the gorgeous outdoor sights that await you. 

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Marvel at the otherworldly moai sculptures on Easter Island. See chapter 14.

  • Detailed maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

About the Author

Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill (chapters 10, 11, and 14) is based in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work regularly appears in publications such as the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Caribbean Travel & Life, and World Hum. He has also contributed to Frommer’s South America and Frommer’s Central America and written Frommer’s Honduras.

Christie Pashby (chapters 12 and 13) is the author of Frommer’s Banff and Jasper National Parks and a contributing writer to Frommer’s Argentina and Frommer’s South America. She divides her time between the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia, where she runs a small guiding business with her husband.

Kristina Schreck (chapters 1–9) spends an endless amount of time on the road, but is happiest when back in Santiago, Chile, where she lives. She has traveled widely around the globe, and has lived in Argentina and Chile for nearly a decade, working as a freelance writer, an outdoor guide, and the marketing manager of Portillo ski resort. She is the former managing editor of Adventure Journal magazine.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative April 3 2012
By emka - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has everything you would want to know about Chile and Easter Island. It includes reviews of some of the biggest attractions in each city(mainly they tell you if the site is worth seeing). They also list hotels and places to eat according to price. There are also good tips about traveling in each city and how best to get around whether it be via bus or walking. Very good purchase if you are traveling to Chile and need some travel advice!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Good March 16 2012
By F. Fernandes - Published on Amazon.com
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This guide has all the basic necessary information and it is useful for the first trip plan, but when you want to go to the details, than it lacks information. It is just a good start for your plan, but you will need extra source of information for a better trip planning.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Severely Lacking Feb. 21 2012
By Kirsten Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my several month trip around Chile and because it was updated in 2011 therefore making it more current than the current release of Lonely Planet. I should have just bought the Lonely Planet. It's missing several cities - Concepcion (2nd largest city in Chile), Valdivia, Pichilemu, and probably more but after it being completely useless for the first few cities, I chucked it. These are not insignificant places and have their fair share of tourists but wasn't even in the book. Not only that, but they offer very few budget options. I will only buy Lonely Planet from here on out.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the budget traveler Feb. 20 2012
By Jonathan S. - Published on Amazon.com
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This guidebook is ok (not great but better than nothing), but it is not intended for the budget traveler. If you are looking to spend less than $100/night in Chile (lodging for two), this is not the guide book for you. Most towns have few, or no options for inexpensive lodging listed. The restaurant guide also seems to lean toward the expensive side. The maps and general information about cities and activities are ok, but sometimes a little slim (For instance, couldn't find a section about Concepcion, one of the largest cities in Chile. Also couldn't always find helpful info like the location of local laundry services). I've always bought Lonely Planet guide books before this. I only bought this guidebook because it was more recently updated than the LP Chile guide. However, after using this book on my Chile trip, I wish I had bought the older LP guide.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book May 6 2014
By World Passport - Published on Amazon.com
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A lot of information thrown into this book. Overall it's a pretty good book. With so many information online now in terms of hotels, places to eat, etc. this book does not give much detailed information about that.

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