Tim Burford

Tim Burford

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Tim Burford studied languages at Oxford University. In 1991, after a brief career as a publisher, he began writing for Bradt, first covering hiking in eastern-central Europe and then backpacking and ecotourism in Latin America. He has now written nine books for Bradt and also writes for the Rough Guides and leads hiking trips in Europe’s mountains. He lives in Cambridge, loves train travel in Europe and flies only across oceans and as rarely as possible.

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Stairways to Heaven – the ascensores

Valparaíso’s most distinctive feature is its ascensores, built over a century ago to link the flat harbourside district with the residential hills.

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Eating wild

Devotees of wild food will be in seventh heaven in Chile.

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Santiago’s barrios

Santiago has some very atmospheric barrios, home to creative restaurants, clubs and buildings. 

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