I am currently in Bogota, and have been to several large bookstores with no luck finding a goo guide book for Colombia. I have an all purpose book for SA, but I was hoping for a bit more info. Anyone have recommendations???? A place with book exchange or used books would be fine as well. Thanks
Not sure whether some advice about which guide book is good is recommended as well. Haven't been to Bogota so don't know about bookshops. But there is a Lonely Planet guidebook for Colombia as well. My experience is that on most international airports there is a bookshop with at least the local lonely planet guide book as well. Try over there?
if you dont find a guidebook make your own.
www.colombia.com has a lot of infos .Print out the for you interesting ones.
this is how I travel,only with a few pages and not with a whole book,comes handy for me and it is cheaper then a guidebook.
LP Colombia is a POS written by someone who hates Colombia-rarely has a poorer travel guide been written by someone who knows less.
Thanks to all,
Thats good info. Its always hard to know which guide books are good and bad as they arent always consistent. The PBH website was a good tip. take care
I just travelled north colombia with a lonely planet, i´m not a big fan of them either, but for prices on accomodation and bus rides it was fairly accurate. There were quiet a few good places to go recommended in there too. The ciudad perdida trek is great, as is the Tayrona national park.
Disagree with them putting the miramar hostel in santa marta in it tho, that place is the biggest dump i´ve ever seen, i would have prefered to sleep in the street and get robbed. the familiar, also recommended by them is much nicer.