Watch the sun set with an evening cocktail on the ramparts of Cartagena’s walled city, trek through the rainforest to Ciudad Perdida or stay on a coffee finca in the Zona Cafetera, Footprint’s 4th edition of the Colombia Handbook is the perfect companion for the adventurous traveler wanting to get the most out of this vivacious country. The land of coffee, emeralds and Gabriel Garcia Marquez is firmly back on the traveler’s ‘must-see’ map and Footprint’s new edition is the ideal companion to help you make sense of it all. · Includes carefully selected itineraries offering advice on how to get the best out of your trip whether you’re travelling for a week or a month· Extensive thoroughly researched information to help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground· The heart of the guide is broken in to the key regions of Colombia – Bogota, North of Bogota, Cartagena and the North Coast, Northwest Colombia, Southern Colombia, Los Llanos and Amazonia - and gives you comprehensive information on each of these regions· Each regional section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes and medical services. · Also includes a full-colour mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearings and a distance chart to help you plan your journeys· Key local words and phrases are included to help you communicate ensuring an even better travel experience From the vast sprawling capital Bogota with its nightlife, dining, fashion and culture to equal anything that Buenos Aires can offer, to the spectacular national parks, Footprint’s fully updated 4th edition will help you navigate this vibrant destination.
About the Author
Anna Maria Espsater, originally from Sweden, first moved to Mexico at 20, enjoying the culture shock, spicy food and sunny weather. She has since returned repeatedly for shorter and longer stays. Now based in London, she works as a freelance travel and food writer, chasing the ambition of visiting every country in the world. With 82 visited to date she has a way to go yet, but remains undaunted despite surviving tropical disease, earthquakes, assault and armed robbery on the road.
Table of Contents
(1)Planning your trip (2) Essentials – Getting there, Getting around, Sleeping, Eating and drinking, Festivals and events, Essentials a-z; (3) Bogota and around – Sights, Around Bogota; (4) North of Bogota – Boyaca Department, Santander Department, Norte de Santander Department; (5) Cartagena and the North Coast – Cartagena, Around Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta and around, East to Venezuela, San Andres and Providencia; (6) Northwest Colombia – Medellin, Around Medellin, Choco, La Zona Cafetera; (7) Southern Colombia – The Cauca Valley, Popayan and Tierradentro, San Agustin and around, The far south; (8) Los Llanos and Amazonia – Los Llanos, Amazonia; (9) Background – History, Modern Colombia, Economy, Government, Education, Culture, People, Land and environment; (10) Footnotes – Basic Spanish for travelers, Index.