Item description for Backpacker Patagonia (Backpackers' Latin America) by Claire Boobyer...
From Bariloche to Tierra del Fuego, including the Lake District, Carretera Austral, Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine. Sparkling lakes and smoking volcanoes. Petrified forests, pristine glaciers and 60,000 penguins...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Feb 25, 2005
Publisher Footprint Handbooks
ISBN 1904777260 ISBN13 9781904777267
Reviews - What do customers think about Backpacker Patagonia (Backpackers' Latin America)?
Too heavy to pack! Apr 11, 2007
We just returned from a six week tour of Patagonia using this guide. We enjoyed all of the hikes, treks and tours recommended in the guide. We stayed in some of the recommended hostels and found them to be as described. Restaurants, addresses, telephone number, and e-mail addresses listed in the book were mostly obsolete; to be expected in a rapidly changing area swarmed by tourism. Except for public transportation costs, the costs of all services listed in the guide were off by 30 to 40 percent (too low).
The reasons we purchased this guide for our trip was that it had the most current publication date and it addressed the primary area that we intended to visit: Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia.
The primary reason for awarding a low rating to this guide book is the guide book's abominable design (risk of ordering on-line): 1. It is printed on heavy large format glossy paper and contains many pages; hence, it is very heavy. Too heavy to take with you in the backpack. Small format books like the Lonely Planet guides are more convenient to pack and haul with you. 2. The maps in the guide book are illegible. Use of color and small print on the maps and in the reference symbols makes them unreadable in low light conditions. Guides like the Lonely Planet that use simple monochrome line drawings for maps are superior. 3. Including ads in a guide book not only adds to its weight but is ethically questionable.