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  • Series: Rough Guide to...
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 3 edition (August 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405382589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405382588
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Zora has been in the kitchen since she was 3, and has the bacon-fat burns to prove it. But she really taught herself to cook in her early 20s during grad school, and that skill has proved far more useful than anything else she learned at the time.

When Zora moved to New York City (from New Mexico via New Jersey, Indiana, the Netherlands and Egypt) in 1998, she chose where to live based on the 24-hour produce stands in lovely Astoria, Queens. Inspired by her borough's diverse foodstuffs, she started the supper club Roving Gastronome in 2001, and later developed Sunday Night Dinner with Tamara Reynolds, which was the inspiration for their cookbook, Forking Fantastic!: Put the Party back in Dinner Party.

In her work as a guidebook author for Rough Guides, Moon and Lonely Planet, Zora also picks up new flavors on the road. She pays special attention to street carts, produce markets, and local culinary specialties, and the finds wind up in her guidebooks, as well as on her home table.

Zora writes about her cooking and travels on the blog Roving Gastronome (www.rovinggastronome.com).

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By kaioatey on April 13, 2012
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When traveling my first inclination is to go with the Lonely Planet. However, the reviews of its Yucatan edition were not that good so I went with the RG. It was a good choice - the restaurant, hotel and transportation descriptions are accurate and up-to-date and archeological content is reasonably accurate. You'll be better with this guide than with most official (human) tourist guides who still peddle information that has long been disavowed by the field. The maps in this guide are excellent.

My 2 cents would be not to change money at the airport which (as is typical everywhere) gives you a pretty bad rate. Some banks are better than others (HSBC, fe was not so good); it may be a good idea to use a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees. Speaking of which, a friend paid for a dinner in Cancun with a CC and found next week $35,000 charge on his card... so ATMs may be the way to go. If you talk to agents at bus stations etc be aware that they may not disclose complete schedules - fe, they may only tell you about "primera clase" buses thinking the Segunda clase to be too rough for the impatient Westerner. I also found the food at simple outfits (say, the Bazaar in Valladolid) to be often comparable (or superior) to the servings at fancy 5 star places. Do not be deceived by the glitter. And do not forget to swim in cenotes. The one at Ek Balam is magical.

The guide is concise and up-to-the-point. No fat. I recommend it. Given its quality, I only wish it was more extensive, with more info about the sites. If you are into Maya ruins, you could check the Cardogan guide instead, which I found to be superb.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Endurance2013 on March 30, 2014
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This book was not very helpful for Tulum and the nearby cenotes. First, the lodging and restaurant reviews of Tulum were either wrong or non-existent. For example, they recommend this "good" bakery which was poor, but ignored the big-box store around the corner which had a great fresh bakery. There is no mention of nearby big-box stores where you can buy supplies like water and beach towels at a fair price. Their restaurant recommendations were for expensive and not impressive meals.

As for the cenotes, there is no explanation of Dos Ojos or a clear section on it. It is one of the most spectacular of all the cenotes, and the price and tour times for Rio Secreto were way off. They did not provide any good information on access to the beach in Tulum (I recommend Playa Paraiso-parking, showers, bathrooms, food, nice chairs & recliners.)

Also, their advice in taking out insurance for a rental car is way wrong. Most visa cards cover property damage and the whole schtick that the rental car agencies try to pull over on us at the check-out counter is shameful. I paid $125 for a rental car for 8 days unlimited mileage. If I would have taken out the insurance, I would have paid about $600. Mexico is not the U.S. as far as personal injury lawsuits are concerned. Just give your regular insurance information and leave.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Kennedy on October 10, 2011
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My friend and I used this book on our vacation and it was absolutely perfect! It has just the right amount of detail on the sites. Typically we like to just duck into restaurants we see, but when we were on Cozumel, we really wanted a good lunch. We chose a restaurant from this book that we wouldn't have even SEEN and it was perfect!
There were details that were in this guide that were not in the tours, so it was a perfect compliment. Thanks you again Rough Guide! You never disappoint.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Mcfarland on October 29, 2011
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As usual, Zora O'Neill's travel writing has me mentally packing my suitcase and planning an itinerary! Alas, I'm not leaving til February. I've already spent alot of time in the Yucatan and thanks to the earlier editions of this guide each of my trips has been perfect in every way. The book is not only well written ~ the format makes it easy to use. The maps and accompanying directions are accurate. It's obvious the writer has spent a lot of time there herself and has experienced what she's writing about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martine Rossignol-Winner on September 24, 2013
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The guide answered most of our questions and helped us figure out what we wanted to do. We were in Playa del Carmen and visited Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Cozumel and Tulum. The guide is not extremely detailed, but there's enough information to push you in the right direction. It was the best guide I could find on Amazon for this particular area South of Cancun (there's lots of litterature on Cancun proper, but not as much about the surrounding areas.) Worth the money spent on it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jean on December 28, 2012
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Well written and easy to use. The author has covered nearly all topics pertinent to a U.S. traveler. The maps are good as are the recommended places to see. I recommend this book.
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We used this guide during our recent trip to Tulum. We found the restaurant recommendations accurate (although one had closed) and the description and recommendations to the attractions to be valuable and on the mark. The organization of the book was helpful, especially the local map and the section on important cultural considerations. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering traveling to the Yucatan!
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By Alvaro on October 28, 2013
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The book arrived on time, and carefully packaged. We will be going to Cancun in a few months, and this book has been a pleasant and useful manner to live it in antecipation for the trip. It is also a good way to think ahead our schedule, and intended places to go and see. I would recommend it to others!
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