Need good books for Frace, Spain, Italy
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I'll be going to France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, G.B., Greece and maybe Germany. If you have been, I would love if you could recommend small cities or things to see or do specifically.
Thanks so much!
Bruges Belgium is one of my all time favorite European cities - it is beautiful, quaint and has great chocolate.
I took the trains around Switzerland last fall stopping in Geneva, Luzern, Chur, Pontresina, and Lugano. Switzerland is VERY expensive.
I recommend Kenny's Bookshop in Galway Ireland.
I like all of Peter Mayle's books about living in France, but I think that French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew is a really good one to start with before travelling.
Feel free to look through my library, the books that I buy when I travel are tagged by 'bought in ___"
Sounds like you are going to have a fabulous trip. Happy Travels!
Carol, My local library actually has some of Peter Mayle's books which I'm planning to pick up tomorrow!
Nemo, Thank you so much for all the information. I've never been and I've been asking around for what to do, where to go specifically, but I can't really get many clear answers. So it's great to hear cities and books I can see and pick up to help me on my way.
I can't wait to read these books, but my library doesn't have them...just an excuse to spend some money at Amazon!
Are either of you doing any traveling this year?
I'll give a plug for my favorite Europe travel guru - Rick Steves. His books are very user friendly and he focuses on the small off-the-tourbus-route kind of spots. He has a show on PBS and does a radio show. You can get a ton of information off of his website too at www.ricksteves.com
I've got some family commitments that probably won't allow too much travel this year, but you never know!