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Michelin Green Guide Columbia Paperback – Apr 16 2011

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle (April 16 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907099107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907099106
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1.5 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #577,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2011-4-1 Pages: 440 Publisher: Insight Guides Colombia. a new addition to the Green Guide series. brings tolife this amazingly diverse land whether your travels take you tothe Amazon River and the surrounding rain forest. the rollingplantations and coffee-farms set in Zona Cafeteras verdantvalleys. or the vibrant nightlife and great museums of Bogota. Medellin and Cali. With each page packed with sight descriptions. maps and color photos. Michelin makes sure youll see the bestColombia has to offer.

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You do not buy the Michelin Green Guide for its listings of hotels and restaurants, that's not what this book is about, you buy it for the in depth history and cultural facets which it brings to life. So, with this in mind, it is an excellent guide to Colombia.
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We are planning a trip to Colombia and purchased the Michelin Green Guide Columbia. It was exactly what we were looking for plus it arrived much sooner than was advertised. More than satisfied.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9cc46930) out of 5 stars 17 reviews
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cdb0a44) out of 5 stars Well presented guidebook July 23 2011
By James R. Anstey - Published on
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I selected this guidebook as a change from the weary Lonely Planet formula. I must say I am very happy with my choice and it served me well throughout my trip. Of particular help is its style throughout where different places are ranked on a scale of interest; I found these recommendations to be pretty much spot-on. (Although it does offer accommodation and restaurant suggestions, I did not use these much, prefering to use TripAdvisor and to talk to locals, respectively.) Overall, a very good guidebook- lightweight, well-presented, good photos, and presented in a readable style.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb9ebb8) out of 5 stars Good info but not for backpackers Sept. 5 2012
By Skip Hunt - Published on
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This guidebook had good general information in a compact format. Easy to find location information. However, I can't really recommend this to backpackers. It only had minimal info about budget rooms and had almost none of the essential information regarding travel infrastructure... ie. where the freakin' bus station is, etc.

Good general brochure of the country. Not for backpackers.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ddc3528) out of 5 stars Not enough practical info Aug. 6 2012
By Ell - Published on
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This book does a decent job of presenting and recommending attractions, but the lack of practical info is a little appalling. The maps almost NEVER suffice, and don't even include the restaurants/accommodations in the book. Michelin only lists about one hotel per price point - what if you want to stay in a different part of the city? One of the best (worst?) examples of the need for practical info is in their section on Tayrona. They list it as one of the most important things to see in Colombia, but only give you like nine sentences about the whole park. And none of them tells you the most important information, namely the logistical info about where to stay, how much things cost, what to bring, etc. For example, we didn't know that everyone usually shows up around 2PM to claim hammocks and that if you get there much later you will not have a place to sleep. Instead, we only knew the names of the different beaches, and the fact that there is a nude beach somewhere (who cares?).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb34330) out of 5 stars Pretty comprehensive and easy to carry June 22 2012
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I recently went to Bogota for the first time, and this guide was great! I was on a very strict budget ($23.00 a day, not including lodging), and although this guide is not geared to the budget traveler, I was able to find tons of free and cheap things to do in the guide. It also provides a bit of the country's history. As I was only in Bogota (and a day trip to Zipaquira), I can only speak for the section on Bogota. One thing is that I wish there were more comprehensive maps. There was a very good map of downtown, and fortunately, I was staying there (in La Candelaria). However, once you leave downtown, there is only a general map of the city without streets.

The construction of the book is very durable. It's fairly slim (about 1/2" thick) and easily fits in a normal-sized purse. The cover is slick, thick, and resists bending.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb343a8) out of 5 stars Left Us Hanging Aug. 20 2013
By J. Adair - Published on
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I selected this guide book based on the reviews, and regretted the choice. First, our trip was only to Bogota, Chia, and Zipaquira, so I cannot comment on its usefulness for other destinations. However, it was profoundly frustrating for our purposes. First, it is very light on maps of major neighborhoods, and features only La Candalaria. Even within La Candalaria, we found at least one location on the map (the Museo del Oro) that was just wrong. We had to wander a few blocks until a local pointed us the right way. Further, several times I tried to look up a location, a neighborhood, a site, only to find that it was not listed in the index. Frustrated, we ditched this book in the middle of our second day, and spend some time in a cafe with wifi using the internet to plan the rest of our explorations. While understandably this book covers the entire country, and Medellin and Cartegena are probably bigger draws for travelers, the fact that this book only spends 28 of its 437 pages on the capital city is telling. Maybe this is a good book for other destinations, but if your destination is Bogota I feel certain you can do better.

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