Moon Colombia (Moon Handbooks)

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Longtime resident Andrew Dier shows travelers the way to the best of Colombia--whether it's dancing and dining in Bogotá or hiking to the Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Along with his in-depth coverage, including color photos from his journeys and numerous maps, Dier includes unique trip ideas, including itineraries for those interested in off the beaten path "Wild Coast" adventures and for those drawn to the charm of colonial towns and the bucolic countryside of Boyacá and Santander.   In a conversational tone and packed with practical tips, Moon Colombia is a useful companion for anyone visiting this fantastic country.Chapters include:Discover ColombiaBogotáCartagena and the Caribbean CoastBoyacá and the SantanderesMedellín and the Coffee RegionCali and Southwest ColombiaThe Pacific CoastSan Andrés and ProvidenciaThe Amazon and Los LlanosBackgroundEssentialsResources

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Coming to Colombia?  A good guidebook - or a couple - will truly help make your trip more pleasant. (And a guidebook, chock full of useful information, costs just about the same as that cappuccino and cookie you'll buy in the airport!)  Compared to other countries in South America, Colombia is a relative newcomer when it comes to tourism.  When I first arrived in 2002, much of the country was off-limits - or at the very least, had its security risks.  It's astonishing to think about the fear that Colombians lived with back then.  Today the country is in a much better place.  While there are still isolated pockets in the country that are off-limits (they're not in my guidebook!), so much of Colombia has opened up, and is welcoming international visitors, with friendly smiles, today.  But despite its steadily growing popularity, you will never feel part of the tourist hordes here: Colombia remains relatively undiscovered when compared to countries such as Mexico, Peru and Ecuador.  You may even feel like a pioneer!  And another thing, your choice of Colombia - it makes an impact!  Tourism, responsible with communities and the environment, can bring about opportunity, prosperity, and can be a bridge between peoples.  So thanks for considering my book, I hope that it will be useful to you, and most of all hope that you have a wonderful time in this beautiful country.¡Buen viaje!  If you have any questions about your trip you can look for me on FB!

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Colombia is a fascinating and enjoyable place to visit, and Andrew Dier is excited to share his insider perspective on Colombia with others, so that they will have a memorable experience.  Andrew traveled the country corner to corner to research Moon Colombia, and he has witnessed first hand the country's extraordinary transformation from an "iffy" to "must-see" tourist destination.  He is continuously astounded by the natural beauty of the country and touched by the genuine warmth of its people.

A Floridian, Andrew has lived and worked in Bogotá for many years now, with his Colombian spouse and adopted street dogs.

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