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Mexico CIty: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler
The updated, 2018 edition of Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide is now available! Mexico City, as one of the largest metropoli on the planet, can overwhelm even the most adventurous visitor. Thankfully, Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler lends a thorough, guiding hand to help make the visitor's stay outstanding. Written by a longtime resident who kno ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published April 10th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
(first published 2006)
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This was a good book to prepare for a trip to Mexico City and to have while in Mexico City! It’s a great mix of walking tours, general information about different types of food, and details about arts and historic landmarks. Definitely has a lot of the author’s personality, including favorite bars, drinks, and dishes. Practical info on getting around, though seems pre-Airbnb, and maybe before Uber got big. The index was really bad and not comprehensive. This book should supplement other resource ...more
Feb 08, 2008 Jessica rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
An excellent guide to Mexico City by a friend of mine. It should be said, however, that I thought it excellent before knowing the author. I bought it on Amazon.com before my trip to el D.F. last summer. Coincidentally, it turns out that Jim is the friend of a friend. He knows the city well and writes charmingly and knowledgeably about it. Jim just started a blog. Read it here: www.mexicocitydf.blogspot.com
Probably the best travel guide I've ever used (complemented by my googlemaps - I guess it's worth noting there aren't many navigable maps in the book itself). Full of all the relevant info you could want, and so many great walking route suggestions. I'd be in raptures about Mexico City anyway, but this book does the city justice!
Good info for my trip, but the maps were completely insufficient. Also it would have been nice to have approximate time/distance for walking tours. I do not think this could be used as your only guidebook for Mexico City. I supplemented with Lonely Planet: Mexico.