Bradt guides take you to the farthest corners of every country and are written in an opinionated, pleasing to read manner that make the books as much as a novel as guide. The Argentina book is no different with a plethora of long, narrative passages and fine background information.
-There isn’t an abundance of photos, but the ones that are there are excellent.
-Great easy to read maps for regions and cities.
-This isn’t the trekking guide, but lots of the information that is in the Argentina and Chile Trekking Guide can be found here. If you’re not planning on more than one hike, it is probably sufficient.
-the introduction section is outstanding with loads of data on eating, food, health (including long descriptions on diseases), people, history, etc.
-Lacks the overload of information that the Chile guide has (also a plus at times though because it’s a bit more focused).
-The Buenos Aires section is kind of short for my tastes. It is just 30 pages, but the city has a population of about 13 million. You be the judge.
Authors: Canadian born Erin McCloskey holds a degree in conservation biology and thus the information on national parks, wildlife, etc.
Other: Tim Burford, who has written a number of the Bradt guides including the one to Chile was a major contributor to the book.
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Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.