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by Charlie Devereux

  • ISBN: 1906098220
  • Author: Charlie Devereux
  • ePub ver: 1391 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1391 kb
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 464
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks; 3rd edition (February 10, 2009)
  • Formats: lrf mobi mbr rtf
  • Category: Traveling
  • Subcategory: South America
epub Colombia Handbook, 3rd: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint - Travel Guides) download

Colombia Handbook, 3rd book. Fortunately someone I was traveling with had a copy of the Lonely Planet.

Colombia Handbook, 3rd book. Jan 21, 2011 Rebekah rated it it was ok. This was not a very helpful guidebook. I wish I had gotten "Lonely Planet" instead. This book talks more about how to go on an ecological tour rather than where to go to eat or actually how to get to the tour. It is more suited for someone interested in hiking Colombia rather than spending time in the cities.

I recently traveled to Medellin, Colombia. The Footprint guide was one of four guides I carried. Apart from the handy format (Footprint fits neatly into many pockets), I found all the information given very accurate and helpful. I used the guide to explore Medellin on my, . taking the subway, buses, walking around, using the cable car, and always was guided well by this guide.

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Colombia is back on the tourist map. This land of coffee, emeralds, and Gabriel García Márquez’s magical realism is emerging from decades of drugs and violence to wow visitors with its vibrant culture and little-known attractions, plus mud volcanoes to bathe in, acres of flowers, coffee farms to visit, and a CD library’s worth of music festivals. But fear not: Footprint’s 3rd edition of Colombia is now at hand to make sense of it all and help you get the most from this vivacious country.

Comments (7)

I was in Colombia for three months and used this guide continually.
Peter Pollock writes for a broad audience, but he excels in providing insightful caveats for the adventuresome and ecologically focused traveler. He has information on shipping motorcycles and automobiles to Columbia. He has an excellent section on health, and his 'Background' section is succinct and informative (History, Culture Etc.). He covers the normal tourist destinations and encourages exploration of places that 99% of visitors to Colombia would miss (Tayrona National Park, Ciudad Perdia, etc.).
His accommodations and dining recommendations are adequate, generally accurate, reliable but are becoming outdated. Luckily, although this guide has been out for three years, the prices for lodging in Colombia have stayed relatively stable and accurate and eight out of the ten hotels I selected to visit in Bogota were still open.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: A serious omission for this 2000 guide is the absence of hotel web pages and hotel email addresses. Electronic addresses have become a "must have" for any competitive guide book. A good hotel web page allows you to view the property, get current rates (and specials), view the
property and rooms and make an on-line reservations. This is a must for the next edition.
Good maps are essential in a guide. Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin are sprawling cities that desperately need good maps. Bogota has four maps, but they are upside down! Normally maps are oriented with North at the top of the page, not so here, North is at the bottom and South at the top. I had a hell-of-a-time orienting myself, until I got my compass out and discovered this wacko lay out.
Also confusing are references to map numbers that don't exist. Pollard mentions a number, IE in the Bogota section, 'Hacienda Santa Barbra #3 on the map', but the publisher did not print the numbers on the map. His recommended sleeping locations are noted on the maps, but not restaurants. Needless to say, this is an important area that needs significant improvement.
The above shortcomings notwithstanding, you will not want to go to Colombia without this guide. I strongly Recommend it.
I'm just back from several weeks in Colombia, and did a great deal of research in selecting a guide book for the trip. The information I gathered from many reviews and websites suggested that the Footprints guide was the best out there at this time. And I have to say that it did do its job -- without it I would have been lost. It was sufficient.

But really could be much, much improved. Some of the main issues I have with it are in regards to directions, maps, etc. Many of the directions given in the "Ins and Outs" section are for people driving. Only driving directions, nothing on how to reach the center of town from the bus station, or the best way to connect on buses to reach a particular destination. I really don't know anyone who travels in South America and opts to rent a car. Also, there are not enough maps given to give someone who likes to travel independently enough information to just get on the street and go for it. Further, when maps aren't included, the written directions that are supposed to substitute in are incredibly poorly written, at times confusing. Whereas, in comparison, I referenced a Lonely Planet guide while on the trip, and the directions they had written out were extraordinarily detailed, which gives so much more confidence to a person setting out on his/her own. Further, there was more than once where the information given in a certain section was contradicted by other information given in the same section.

Finally -- and this is my biggest criticism -- the number of punctuation and grammar errors are astounding. Seriously, that part is absolutely pathetic, and it calls into question the professionalism of the outfit and accuracy of the rest of the information. It was so bad at times as to render the sentence unintelligible. This is simply unforgivable.

I've since learned that the "scandal" regarding the Lonely Planet version was greatly overblown. If the writing and style of LP generally resonates with you, and I say to definitely go that route. There may not be a great book on Colombia out there, but it's best not to let that channel you toward this level of mediocrity.
I love Colombia, and have ever since my first trip in 1975. The problem is finding an up to date guidebook. This tome fills the bill perfectly. It offers good advice for the cities (Cali and Medellin sections are excellent, but I thought the Bogota section was a little too brief), and steers you clear of areas where problems have been reported (which are fortunately becoming fewer and fewer). Still, you can check the US State department website before your departure if you have concerns.

Colombia is a fantastic country that does not deserve the bad rap that the North American media has bestowed upon it. Stick to the information presented here and should have few problems. Plus, the Colombians are probably the friendliest people in the world, so if you need help they are very happy to offer their advice.

Man, I love Colombia...and you will too!
This is the most unenthusiastic guide book I've ever read.

This is how it reads: If you are in city A, you have the option to go to see X, Y and Z. This is what you will see at X... This is what you will see at Y... This is what you will see at Z...

The least they could have done is throw in some pictures to accompany their lackluster descriptions, but they don't. This book might help you if you already have an itinerary planned out and you want to look for specifics of how to get around or where to eat, shop or stay. If you're looking for a book to recommend where you should go, what you should see and do, and how to decide between the options given a limited amount of time, this is not the book for you.

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