Title: Frommer’s Argentina & Chile
Intro: South America’s two southernmost countries are examined by several long time Frommer’s authors. If you’re a mid to upper level traveler on a short vacation, maybe just to Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and a few other places this is a good guide for you.
-The information on the Argentine wine industry, wine, grapes, and wineries is extensive.
-The gay and lesbian information is very detailed, particularly in the Buenos Aires section.
-Large introduction and trip planning section with information for handicap and senior travelers.
-The book isn’t a long list of bus station telephone numbers, so the information given is more focused on background and reviews.
-Very few city maps.
-The only photo is on the cover.
-The Patagonia section jumps back and forth between Chile and Argentina which makes it a bit confusing and annoying to read (although the text is still good).
Authors: Michael Luongo, Haas Mroue, and Kristina Schreck. Luongo wrote probably the best guide to Buenos Aires (Frommer’s Buenos Aires) ever. Schreck lives in Chile and is an adventure travel expert. Mroue is more of a literary writer and his text reads quite well. Hence, the authors of this book each bring something important to the table.
Other: There’s a brief but detailed bit on traveling to Antarctica with descriptions of major sights, tour operators, and ports of call.
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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.