The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

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By (author) Melissa Graham, By (author) Harry Ades, By (author) Sara Humphreys, By (author) Shafik Meghji

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  • Publisher: Rough Guides Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409363848
  • ISBN 13: 9781409363842
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 106,078

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The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of Ecuador's incomparable wildlife, vibrant indigenous cultures and awe-inspiring scenery - from the Amazon rainforest to the heights of the Andes, via some glorious, laid-back beach resorts - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life. You can discover Ecuador's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best colonial cities, participating in ancient festivals, how to scale volcanoes and where to learn Spanish, straddle the Equator and swim with turtles, penguins, sea lions, and even sharks. The guide includes extensive coverage of the capital, Quito, and the Galapagos Islands, the world's premier wildlife destination. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.

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Born and brought up in south London, Shafik Meghji co-presented the Channel 4 youth sports programme Rookies, before heading to the University of Warwick to study politics and international studies. After graduating in 2001, he gained the Guardian's Scott Trust Bursary for aspiring journalists and went on to write for the paper and study newspaper journalism at City University, London. Shafik then worked as a news and sports reporter for the Evening Standard until wanderlust set in and he left for India and South America, where he wrote for UK and US publications.After returning to London, Shafik worked as a freelance news, features and sports journalist for a wide range of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the Independent and the Mirror, before joining Rough Guides in 2007.A co-author of the forthcoming Rough Guide to India (eighth edition), Shafik has also contributed to Rough Guides to the Baltic States, Chile, Nepal, Paris and Egypt, as well as Earthbound: a Rough Guide to the World in Pictures and Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: a Rough Guide to the World (second edition).When not on the road, Shafik is based in south London, where he works as a writer and editor for Amnesty International UK and as a freelance journalist.

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