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If you want to understand Chile instead of being just another tourist, this is the all-in-one guidebook that provides an insider's perspective. It is an excellent background reader, a practical companion for on-the-spot use, and an inspiring souvenir. It will turn your visit into an experience.

History: Why did gambling divide the Augustans and the Franciscans? How did Bernardo O'Higgins become a national hero? Lively chapters bring history to life.

People: Why are Chileans known as the English of Latin America? How can you pinpoint the social climbers? Incisive essays reveal the people's character and values.

Places: A full run-down, with detailed maps, on the sights worth seeing, from Santiago to Valparaiso, from spooky ghost towns to the wonders of Easter Island.

Listings: All the addresses, telephone numbers and practical information you'll need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887296390
Publisher: Insight Guides
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Insight Guides Series
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.86(d)

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