Sat Nav Mapping for Chile now available
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Sat Nav Mapping for Chile now available
Sat Nav Mapping Available for Chile
Last week we added Argentina to our range of products, staying in South America we have now added its westerly neighbouring country, Chile. Chile is a long slither of a country on the west coast of Southern America with the South Pacific Ocean to the west and Peru and Bolivia on it’s north borders.
As Chile stretches for 2700 miles from North to South it’s climate varies significantly. In the north there is the desert and in the extreme south it is very glacial. Central Chile has a very Mediterranean climate and the Pacific Islands such as Easter Island experience a sub tropical climate.
Tourism has grown considerably since 2005 with many people choosing to visit the extremes of the country. In the north San Pedro de Atacama is very popular with foreign tourists who arrive to admire the Incaic architecture, the altiplano lakes, and the Valley of the Moon. In Putre, also in the North, there is the Chungará Lake, as well as the Parinacota and the Pomerape volcanoes, with altitudes of 6,348 m and 6,282 m, respectively.
Throughout the central Andes there are many ski resorts such as Portillo, Valle Nevado and Termas de Chillan which provide skiing conditions when The Alps are green. In the south visitors flock to Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park to visit the many glaciers. On the west coast lies Easter Island which is very popular for locals to take their vacation.
Driving Advice for Chile
Roads are generally good in Chile, however there are a number of expensive toll roads
The main road which stretches from north to south, Panaamericana, has many tolls so make sure you have plenty of cash
Motorway speed limits are 120 km/h
Make sure you drive on the right!
Do not drink and drive
We also have excellent car hire deals for Chile which can be obtained by visiting the link below.
Note: The above information is provided as a guide for our customers. We try our best to make sure the information is as accurate as possible at time of publish. We cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If any of the above is incorrect please advise us and we will be happy to update.
New mapping available for Argentina
We have recently added new mapping for Argentina to our product range. Argentina is becoming a more popular destination for tourists from the UK who want more form a holiday than sitting on a beach drinking cocktails. Argentina has something for everyone, cosmopolitan cities with a lively culture and amazing landscape including Patagonia and the Andes mountain range. Argentina is renowned for its steaks which are considered to be the best in world. There is also a thriving nightlife in Buenos Aires which will keep you partying to the early hours. Designer clothes can also be purchased at really affordable prices.
Argentina is a very large country comparable with India. It stretches 2,400 miles from its sub-tropical north to the sub-artic south. The climate in Argentina is very diverse, the south experiences very cold and sudden change of weather especially in places such as Tierra del Fuego and the rest of Patagonia. Buenos Aires has a very temparate climate with temparatures reaching 35 degrees celcius in the summer months of December, January and February.
Speed limits in Argentina vary form 60 km/h in the city to 120 km/h on the highways. Like the UK there are many cameras and speed traps so it is best to keep to the limit at all times. It is also important to pay attention at all times and especially at night as many of the roads are not lit and other road users do not always have adequate lights. The traffic in major cities such as Buenos Aires can be extremely bad and the Argentines often can ignore traffic signals so if you are going to drive in the city stay alert.
Our sat nav mapping for Argentina also includes Uruguay. The coverage includes the following:
Countries covered: Argentina (Street level coverage for 61% of the population, including but not limited to Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Chubut, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Neuquén, Río Negro and Santa Fe) and Uruguay ( Street level coverage for 48% of the population, including but not limited to Punta del Este and Montevideo)
Connector roads: 100% of connected network of major roads that allows you seamless navigation throughout Argentina and Uruguay, covering major towns and cities. All major roads connecting Argentina and Uruguay are covered.
Additional information: contains an additional 24,000km road coverage
Click here to rent a sat nav for Argentina
If you have not already hired a car for Argentina we recommend visiting our sister website which compares the lowest priced car hire in Argentina.
Car Hire and Sat Nav for the Ashes 2010 in
Although Englands successful Ashes win in 2009 only seems like yesterday, the Ashes 2010/11 start in just over 6 weeks. England will be hoping to defend the ashes after a succesful summer in all forms of the game. The first test kicks off at The Gabba, Brisbane on 25th November with some warm up games prior to that starting in early November.
We are offering a 10% discount on sat nav hire for Australia for England supporters that may be travelling around Australia by car to each of the tests. Simply type in kangaroo into the promotional code box when placing a booking and you will receive the discount.
If you are yet to book your car rental then I would recommend checking the prices on our sister website ComparisonCarHire.com which finds the best car hire deals available. Click on the link below to check for car hire for Australia
England Ashes Itinerary 2010/11
Nov 5-7:v Western Australia, WACA, Perth
Nov 11-13: v South Australia, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Nov 17-20:v Australia A, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Nov 25-29: 1st Ashes Test v Australia, Gabba, Brisbane
Dec 3-7: 2nd Ashes Test v Australia, Adelaide
Dec 10-12: v Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Dec 16-20:3rd Ashes Test v Australia, Perth
Dec 26-30: 4th Ashes Test v Australia, Melbourne
Jan 3-7: 5th Ashes Test v Australia, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Jan 10:v Prime Minister’s XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
Jan 12: 1st T20 v Australia, Adelaide
Jan 14: 2nd T20 v Australia, Melbourne
Jan 16: 1st ODI v Australia, Melbourne
Jan 21: 2nd ODI v Australia, Hobart
Jan 23: 3rd ODI v Australia, Sydney
Jan 26: 4th ODI v Australia, Adelaide
Jan 30: 5th ODI v Australia, Brisbane
Feb 2: 6th ODI v Australia, Sydney
Feb 6: 7th ODI v Australia, Perth