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Colombia Handbook, 3rd: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint - Travel Guides)
Colombia Handbook, 3rd: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint - Travel Guides)
by Charlie Devereux
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shameful, but unfortunately it's the best out there, May 27, 2009
I have used this guide in Colombia for more than a week and found it to be an absolute disaster. And I very much doubt the writer(s) actually visited many of the places they reviewed.

Problems so far:
-The majority of the web addresses listed for hotels are seriously outdated and non-functioning, this from a book which was published only a few months ago. Suspicious?
-No TransMilenio (Bogota Metro) map? What???
-Restaurants in the cheapest category turned out to be more than twice the price that was listed in the book, once again from a very recently-published book. Come on guys, you actually ate at these places?
-One of the restaurants listed in the Bogota section, in this brand new of brand new editions, has been closed for a long time.
-No section on culture and etiquatte
-There are dozens upon dozens of restaurants in Bogota's Zona T. You reviewed TWO??? From where, their websites?
-The Bogota maps are a disaster. Why wouldn't they think to include a map of Chapinero, one of the most popular neighborhoods for tourists?
-A number of addresses for businesses listed in the book are incorrect.
-The symbols used to denote prices for hotels and restaurants are needlessly confusing (not to mention the fact that the prices themselves are inaccurate).

Unfortunately, we have only this and the Lonely Planet to choose from, written by someone who admittedly never visited Colombia.

Maybe the LP coming out in June will be better?
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