Moon Colombia

Kindly contributed by Longitude's founder, Darrel Schoeling.

A Floridian transplant in Bogota since 2002 with his Colombian partner Vito Barco, journalist and author Andrew Dier writes with offhand ease in this inviting guide, a first-ever in the Moon series, covering where to go and what to do throughout the diverse nation in lively detail. From Bogota to Cartagena, Medellin and Cali to the Amazon, Andes, Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, each section includes color maps and photographs, a short history and plenty of thoughtful travel particulars (sites, recreation, accommodations, food, transportation). Even non-cyclists, for example, will be tempted into the streets by his enticing overview of the pleasures of the innovative — and widely copied — Ciclovia (cycleway) in Bogota and other cities, where streets are blocked off from cars and open to recreationists; on a beautiful Sunday afternoon up to two million people, from all walks of life, can take to the streets of Bogota to bike, jog, walk the dog or just promenade.