Yes, it's another contest, but there's a catch. Whoever wants to take home a copy of the new edition of Moon Handbooks Patagonia will have to make it to Pucón, Chile, by 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. That's when I will be a giving a slide talk on Patagonia at Hostería ¡Ecole!, the ground-breaking hostel created by a group of 40-some environmental activists, both Chilean and foreign, 15 years ago in the country's adventure travel capital. Everyone who attends can participate in a drawing for one free copy of the book - sorry, but I can only carry so many on the road with me.
The talk will cover Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, as well as the Falkland Islands and the capital cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires, to be followed by a question and answer period for as long as anyone feels like hanging around (the event takes place in the hotel bar/cafe, so drinks and food will be readily available). There is no admission or cover charge, nor any obligation to buy food or drinks. ¡Ecole! is at General Urrutia 592 in Pucón, tel. 045/441675.