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Preview — Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2005 by Rick Steves
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2005
Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door 2009 is the definitive guidebook for an affordable and unforgettable trip to Europe. Covering all the essentials and morefrom packing to transportation to foreign currencyRick’s tips allow travelers to become temporary Europeans,” saving them time and money along the way. Rick also includes his personal favorites, or back doors,” t...more
I wish I had read this before I had booked a flight and hotels; there is a lot of information here on how to save money on accomodations and flights. I'm glad I read the book before I packed - I've scaled down my luggage for a two week trip to a single carryon ba ...more
This is about traveling like a European... staying in small locally-owned and run inns, guesthouses, and even private homes. It is much less expensive and much more authentic than staying at the Best Western.
This book introduces Rick Steves style of traveling like a temporary European. He also has separate guid ...more
I've heard good things about Rick Steves recently; this is my first book of his (I've already checked out his Germany guidebook and plan to read that ne ...more
Most helpful was the chapter on safety. Mr. Steve's mentioned thieves and scams. Specifically he talked about a scam where the cashier pretends to talk on the phone and takes a picture of your credit card. Sure enough while in London we came across this "chatty cashier"... we quickly evaluated this as one pf the warni ...more
Oscar Wild's description of a cynic is a person who knows the price of everything but the value of none.By this description Rick Steves is a cynic.He tells people how to save money on a pointless trip because he has not give a clue why they should go.
The default position during PB ...more
Con - Sadly, Steves has recently felt the need to inject his liberal political o ...more
He has trip plans for the number of days you plan to stay - for every attraction he tells you how long you should expect it to take. He tells you exactly where the highlights of a museum are located so you can skip the stuff you don't want to see. Around every attraction, he lists a perfect place to grab lunch or a cup of coffee. He suggests great places to stay ...more
Part 2 of the book has some really interesting cities that people should check out that aren't high on everyone's touri ...more