Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)

孤独星球:哥伦比亚(旅游指南)

by Tom Masters,Alex Egerton,Kevin Raub,Lonely Planet,

Product Details 商品信息

Publisher 出版社 :Lonely Planet; 7(2015-09-01)
Format 装订 : Paperback 平装
Pages 页数 : 352页
Language 语种 : English 英语
Age Range 适读年龄 :
ISBN-13 条形码 : 9781742207841
Product Dimensions 商品尺寸 : 12.8 x 2 x 19.7 cm
Shipping Weight 商品重量 :357 g

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$26.99

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About the Book 内容简介

#1 best-selling guide to Colombia*

Lonely Planet Colombia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Step into the pages of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, watch the sunrise in El Cocuy, or pick your own coffee beans in Zona Cafetera; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colombia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Colombia Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout

  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your  personal needs and interests

  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a  local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of  operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices

  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing,  going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding  travel experience - including customs, culture, history, art, literature,  music, sports, politics, landscapes, and wildlife

  • Over 50 local maps

  • Covers of Bogota, Zona Cafetera, Cartagena, Medellin, El Cocuy, San  Agustin, Mompox, San Andres, Providencia, Cali, the Amazon Basin, the Pacific  Coast, the Caribbean Coast, Boyaca, Santander, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Colombia, our most comprehensive guide to Colombia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's South  America on a Shoestring guide for a comprehensive look at all the  continent has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Bestselling guide to Colombia Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, May 2011 to April 2012.


About the Author 作者简介

Tom Masters:  
Alex Egerton:  
Kevin Raub:

Kevin Raub is a Portugal-based travel and entertainment journalist and certified Brazilianist who grew up in Atlanta and started his career in entertainment in New York, working for Men's Journal and Rolling Stone magazines and "freelancing" (i.e. interviewing hot young actresses about their sex lives over a few too many cocktails) for men's magazines like FHM, Stuff and Maxim. He spent five years in Los Angeles as the senior writer for allstarnews.com, CDNOW's now-defunct  groundbreaking online music news site.

The rock 'n' roll lifestyle took its toll, so he needed an extended vacation and took up travel writing. Raub now contributes to a variety of publications including Travel+Leisure, New York Times T Travel, Robb Report, Town & Country, American Way, Rhapsody, Private Clubs, Continental, New York Post, and Organic Spa (www.organicspamagazine.com), where he pens a bi-monthly organic grooming column for men, The Green Guy's Grooming Guide.

Raub spent seven years on Brazilian soil, canvassing the South American Giant one caipirinha at a time on his way to getting to know 22 Brazilian states for a variety of American and international publications. A well-known Brazil expert, he also handled all of Lonely Planet's on-the-ground social media coverage during the FIFA 2014 World Cup before relocating to Portugal the following year.


Raub is the co-author of numerous Lonely Planet travel guides, including Brazil (7th Ed.; 2008), Mexico (11th Ed.; 2008); Chile & Easter Island (8th Ed.; 2009), The Carolinas, Georgia & The South: Trips (1st Ed.; 2009); Colombia (5th Ed.; 2009), Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2010 (2nd Revised Edition, 2009); South America on a Shoestring (11th Ed.; 2010); Venezuela (6th Ed.; 2010), Central America on a Shoestring (7th Ed.; 2010), Brazil (8th Ed.; 2010); India (14th Ed.; 2011), South India & Kerala (6th Ed.; 2011), Discover India (1st Ed.; 2011); Dominican Republic & Haiti (5th Ed.; 2011), Caribbean Islands (6th Ed.; 2011), USA (7th Ed.; 2011), Eastern USA (1st Ed.; 2011), Discover USA (1st Ed.; 2011), Colombia (6th Ed., 2012), Chile & Easter Island (9th Ed., 2012), Peru (8th Ed., 2013), South America on a Shoestring (12th Ed., 2013), Discover Peru (2nd Ed., 2013), India (15th Ed., 2013), Discover India (2nd Ed., 2013 and Brazil (9th Ed., 2013); and the forthcoming Dominican Republic (6th Ed., 2014), Discover Caribbean Islands (1st. Ed., 2014), Colombia (7th Ed., 2015), India (15th Ed., 2013), Discover India (2nd Ed., 2013), Brazil (9th Ed., 2013), Dominican Republic (6th Ed., 2014) Discover Caribbean Islands (1st. Ed., 2014); and the forthcoming Colombia (7th Ed., 2015), India (16th Ed., 2015), Discover India (3rd Ed., 2015), Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra (4th Ed., 2015), Chile & Easter Island (10th Ed., 2015), USA (9th Ed., 2016), Discover USA (3rd Ed., 2016), Eastern USA (3rd Ed., 2016), Lonely Planet’s Best of USA (1st Ed., 2016), Civil War Trail: Road Trips (1st Ed., 2016), Brazil (10th Ed., 2016) and South America on a Shoestring (13th Ed., 2016); and the forthcoming Portugal (10th Ed., 2017), India (17th Ed., 2017), South India & Kerala (9th Ed., 2017), Discover India (4th Ed., 2017), Best of India (1st Ed., 2017), USA (10th Ed., 2017), Discover USA (4th Ed., 2017), Eastern USA (4th Ed., 2017), Florida & the South’s Best Trips (3rd Ed.; 2017) and Italy (13th Ed., 2018).


On the few days he's home, Raub once spent an inordinate amount of time slathering on organic cosmetics for his bi-monthly organic grooming column for men, The Green Guy's Grooming Guide, which appeared in Organic Spa for several years, but constant battles with the Brazilian food and drug administration caused it to meet its demise in 2011. Now, he just slathers it on for fun.


Raub also scoured Brazilian soil as the 'Brazil Insider' for LAN and TAM airlines' Only in South America blog (www.lan.com/onlyinsouthamerica/blog) for a few years as well.


Raub continues pounding the world's pavements with one goal in mind: Membership in the Traveler's Century Club before the age of 50. His country count currently stands at 83.


Follow Kevin @RaubontheRoad on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Visit his personal web site at www.kevinraub.net.

  
Lonely Planet:

Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.


《孤独星球》是世界最大的私人旅行指南出版商,由托尼·惠勒和莫琳·惠勒1972年在澳大利亚维多利亚州墨尔本西郊的富兹克雷区创立。在伦敦、奥克兰、新德里和北京设有办公室,其旅行指南就称为《孤独星球》系列,历史相当悠久,是第一个针对背包客撰写的旅行系列丛书,受到背包客及其他低开销旅游者广大的推崇。


  

Critical Praise 推荐评价

Scores 八月向日葵评分

7.4

Reviews 相关评论19条评论
  • Really Inaccurate
    Really Inaccurate

    2016-01-23

    This guide was a huge disappointment for our trip to Cartagena and our travel along the Caribbean Coast, and was full of glaring flaws and omissions. For instance, it fails to mention that Playa Blanca has NO RUNNING WATER. It recommends spending a few days there, and we did, and got violently ill for nearly a week from unsanitary conditions. It gives a VERY poor description of major destinations, such as Tayrona National Park---it doesn't mention the extensive and confusing admission process, the fact that they cap visitors at 2000 people, and you often can't get in after 9 AM. It poorly describes the eating facilities at the beaches, as well. It recommends restaurants that are closed (such as Crepe Express in Cartagena), and deems Cartagena's Inquisition Museum as a "must see", but when we went we found it had NO artifacts, MANY empty rooms, a few posters with weak historical facts and a fake guillotine, and was hardly worth the time. It doesn't give a good sense of the atmosphere at all, and feels like the writers didn't actually visit half the places they recommended. There were a few useful bits of information, but not enough to warrant purchasing this guide.

  • Lonely Planet going downhill with its Colombia travel guides says expat living in Colombia, can't recommend this book at all
    Lonely Planet going downhill with its Colombia travel guides says expat living in Colombia, can't recommend this book at all

    2015-11-15

    I bought this book, which is my third Lonely Planet Colombia travel guide hoping to see an improvement over previous editions but this poor attempt demonstrates that Lonely Planet can’t get Colombia right and the company can’t publish a good travel guide about Colombia after three attempts.

    This new guidebook is full of inaccuracies and is missing many of the best places in the Colombia.  I have traveled extensively to Colombia over the past 10 years and have lived in Colombia for nearly five years and this book was a complete disappointment.

    I was hoping for an improvement over the previous Lonely Planet guidebooks about Colombia that were pretty poor and this latest guidebook is no improvement and in fact is worse in many ways with much information that is out-of-date considering this book was published in September 2015.

    As a previous reviewer pointed out, there is only one paragraph is in this book about the fourth largest city in the country, Barranquilla, where the second largest Carnival in the world is held each year.  This new Lonely Planet guidebook includes no maps, no hotel info and no restaurant information for Barranquilla. Previous editions of this guide covered Barranquilla with several pages of information.

    There are so many errors and omissions in this book beyond this Barranquilla oversight, I don’t know where to start, here are a few examples:

    - This guidebook that was published on September 1, 2015 and uses an exchange rate of 1,838 pesos (COP) to the USD, which is completely out-of-date. The exchange rate table used in this new Colombia guidebook is the exact same as was in Lonely Planet’s previous Colombia guidebook I have that was published in August 2012.  This is a good indicator that the information in this latest Lonely Planet Colombia guidebook is out-of-date.

    - In Medellín the book only includes one mall - Monterrey, which is an older, smaller mall that only has a bunch of small technology stores.  The book completely missed the newer and much larger Western-style malls in the city popular with foreigners including Santafé, Oviedo and El Tesoro.

    - In Bogotá the book only includes a few malls and is missing some of the largest Western-style malls in the city including Unicentro, Santafé, Gran Estación and Titán Plaza.

    - In Cartagena the book completely missed the largest mall in the city, Caribe Plaza, which opened in 2008.

    - In Cartagena the book missed most of the best restaurants in the city including Carmen, Restaurante 1621 and Dino’s Steakhouse.  It’s the same in other cities; many of the best restaurants are missing and any newer restaurants that opened in Colombia over the past few years are completely missing from the book.

    - Hotel recommendations throughout the book in most of the cities in Colombia are generally poor; you will find much better recommendations on TripAdvisor.

    - The book calls Bogota’s El Dorado airport a “shiny new airport” in Bogotá.  But this airport actually opened its newest international terminal in 2012 – which is an example of how dated the information is in this guidebook.

    - Taxi prices are inaccurate in many cases in the guidebook – for example the guidebook says it will cost 35,000 to 37,000 pesos from the Bogotá airport to Zona Rosa but I was just in Bogotá and stayed in Zona Rosa and my cost to/from the airport was less than 30,000 pesos.

    This is just a small sample of the countless issues in Lonely Planet’s new Colombia Guidebook.

    The bottom line is you will find more accurate restaurant, hotel and things to do recommendations on TripAdvisor than in this book.  Don’t waste your money on this book.

    I have eight different travel guidebooks about Colombia and unfortunately there isn’t one I can recommend.

  • As someone who owns at least 6 or 7 guidebooks on Colombia travel
    As someone who owns at least 6 or 7 guidebooks on Colombia travel

    2016-05-16

    LP what were you thinking when you decided not to include a single page on Barranquilla?! As someone who owns at least 6 or 7 guidebooks on Colombia travel (I travel to Colombia often for business and pleasure and I also lead study abroad and university excursions to different regions in Colombia) I like LP the best overall and I own all three recent editions from 2008 and forward. BUT I will say I was disappointed in the 2015 edition because Barranquilla was excluded. HOW/WHAT/WHY???? It may not be a very popular tourist destination, but it such a major city for business and it's not lacking in "guidebookworthy" mentionables. It's carnaval is THE MOST important folkloric tradition in Colombia, and its the second most important Carnaval in the world..... the kind of thing that a guidebook should not overlook.

  • Lonely Planet not very good anymore
    Lonely Planet not very good anymore

    2015-11-06

    Very disappointed to say the least. The older issues of Lonely Planet - Colombia were outstanding. This new one is terrible. Only one paragraph about the Port of Entry city Barranquilla. And that was talking about its annual carnival. No maps, no hotel info, no places to eat info. Very piss poor attempt my the writers. When I find the time I will send Lonely Planet a note explaining my displeasure with this poor attempt of a guide book.

  • No higher end options in sleeping/Eating!
    No higher end options in sleeping/Eating!

    2016-05-30

    As there is currently not many other travel books about Colombia, the ones i usually use, i had to go with Lonely Planet's latest edition. The brand geared mostly towards a budget traveller or pack-packer, and would not list Four Seasons and fancier restaurants, for example. But it does its job, so search online for better hotels and more restaurants on the side.

  • Need improvements.
    Need improvements.

    2017-03-04

    The maps are still horrible. With all the technology awailable you are still printing unreadable maps.

    Example: roads shown in whitel on light blue lines disappear.

    Many places areas mentioned in the descriptions does not appear on the maps.
    Similarily some references cannot be found.


  • It was a waste of space on my trip to Colombia
    It was a waste of space on my trip to Colombia

    2016-04-12

    Meh...you don't get much that's not already on the internet. Also, much of the info is outdated or incorrect. It was a waste of space on my trip to Colombia.

  • It's as good quality as any other Lonely Planet guides I used
    It's as good quality as any other Lonely Planet guides I used

    2016-12-24

    It's as good quality as any other Lonely Planet guides I used. Well organized, informative, nicely illustrated.
    Have good tips on where not to go which is unfortunately still important in Columbia.

  • Four Stars
    Four Stars

    2017-01-03

    I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone wanting insight into Colombia!

  • It's ok
    It's ok

    2016-06-09

    It's ok...the guide does not offer options for "best path" between the attractions and some suggestions seemed paid by suppliers.

  • Three Stars
    Three Stars

    2016-12-25

    Lots of information in the book but the type is too small, so hard to read.

  • Lacking many large parts of the country
    Lacking many large parts of the country

    2017-01-22

    I bought this book before going to work in Colombia, because I have always been impressed with the depth of information from Lonely Planet books. This book however is quite a disappointment compared to the rest of their books. Take for example Medellin,  the second largest city in the country,  the chapter focuses only on one single tourist neighborhood El Poblado while leaving out many other neighborhoods like Laureles and popular cultures attractions and nightlife that is not in El Poblado. There is more focus on the tiny villages around Medellin than on the city itself. Another part of the country the country the is severely underrepresented is the Carribean coast. Given the information provided,  the reader is lead to believe that outside of Cartagena and the island of San Andrés there is nothing worth visiting. There is not a single mention of Santa Marta,  Parque Tayrona Minca or even Barranquilla and its carnaval which is the second largest in the world after Rio's. If you are looking for a guide book on Bogota or Antioquian villages this is the book for you,  if you want to get off the beaten path save your money and don't buy this book

  • Awesome book!
    Awesome book!

    2016-08-11

    I lived this book. I am going to Colombia in 2 weeks and I use this book to plan every single day of the trip! Super useful info and really good tips!

  • Decent book
    Decent book

    2016-01-29

    Helpful but a bit outdated

  • Very detailed and easy to use!
    Very detailed and easy to use!

    2016-11-13

    This goods are crucial for anyone traveling!

  • The most recently published travel guide available
    The most recently published travel guide available

    2016-07-15

    Good reference for our trip, because it is so recently published.  I did prefer the information in the Moon Handbook over this one.

  • Fantastic, exactly what I have come to expect from lonely planet
    Fantastic, exactly what I have come to expect from lonely planet

    2015-09-30

    I have used both Lonely Planet and Moon travel books for my travels in 15 plus countries now and I have to say that lonely planet has always come out as the best. I purchased the moon version of this travel book several months ago in anticipation of a trip in November, although I like moon books (especially their ''living in..." series!!) but there is always something about the formatting in their travel books that doesn't add up to lonely planet for me. When I saw this this book finally came out I immediately bought it and have not put it down, I will definitely be taking this one on my trip with me, it is set up in a way that makes sense to me and answers questions I have encountered many times clearly and where I can find them if I am hurriedly skimming before getting off the bus in a new location on what to look for and what to avoid etc. I am looking forward to using this book to find my way around new places :)

  • Colombia Wow!
    Colombia Wow!

    2016-05-02

    The Lonely Planet guide books are the best, pure and simple! They include information not found in other guide books, plus they regularly update their guides.

  • Five Stars
    Five Stars

    2015-11-08

    Lonely Planet quality, as expected!

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