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Mexico CIty: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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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Vrinda
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Jessica
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
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Wendy
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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!
Mary
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.
Ron
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A unique Mexico City travel guide that takes you to places the BIG guides don't. Focusing on the Centro Historico, the downtown walking tours described at the back of this guide are a must. For more up to date ideas, check out author Jim Johnston's blog.
Gail
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not worth the purchase
Kathryn
Amazon's reviews were really good for this one, so I stepped out of my lonely planet comfort zone. I like it quite a bit, except that one of his opinions is that the neighborhood I live in isn't cool enough to bother with.

Ben Jaques-Leslie
We'll see how helpful it is in Mexico City starting tomorrow!
Yulia
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Even 2016 edition is outdated (especially in terms of food places and where to find good bathrooms )
Ken
Nov 19, 2016 added it
Top-notch travel guide to the DF.
(All good things must come to end...)
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