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Saddled With Darwin - Toby Green

Following in the steps of Darwin, Toby Green rides through Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. An interesting journey for the remoteness of many places and the fascinating characters met along the way. Read more»

Posted in: Travel books, Riding
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A beautifully portrayed and understated view of life in urban Uruguay, which has both poignant and comic moments. The monotony of daily life is broken when a brother comes to stay from Brazil and the main character asks one of the workers in his sock factory to move into his flat and pretend to be h... Read more»

Posted in: Films
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A South American adventure: letters from George Reid

George Reid (1842-1889) wrote letters home during his time in Argentina and what is now Uruguay from 1867-1870. These have been selected by Valerie Boyle, who published this lovely book in 1999. Sadly now out of print, but highly recommended for a glimpse of what life was like for the early pioneers... Read more»

Posted in: Travel books

South American Handbook

Footprint Travel guides. Published regularly since 1924. This is the bible, even though you have to take all the countries with you. The individual country versions are on thicker paper with more background information, but the travel information is just as good in this book and worth investing in,... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

Lonely Planet

We do not recommend Lonely Planet for South America - they are generally out of date and quite opinionated. Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

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