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The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe

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From Paris to Perm and beyond. Dream weekends with practical itineraries in all corners of Europe
Culture, history, natural beauty, fine cuisine, artistic masterpieces, cutting-edge architecture and style—Europe overflows with so many richesthat a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. Butwith the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend. Stylishly written
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Taschen (first published October 1st 2012)
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Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
It will never take the place of a full travel guide, but this is a lot of fun. A collection of columns from the New York Times, suggesting an itinerary for a weekend in various European destinations. I like that they are not the obvious: see the Eiffel Tower, but more places to explore that are less well known. The restaurant and hotel suggestions are mostly for someone in a much higher tax bracket then I, but I found these snippets gave me a good idea of the character of each city and whether ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
The pictures are beautiful but the choices for what one would do in 36 hours would only make sense if 1) you had already visited the location multiple times; 2) money was no object; and 3) you had a certain interest in trendy stuff. Reading one itinerary after another like this gets deadening fast. These travelers would spend more than half their time in extremely expensive restaurants and clubs. They would go shopping in expensive stores rather than sightsee or interact with local culture. In ...more
Helen White
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
Updated version this beautiful book gives you ideas of how to spend your long weekend in a European city. Favourites will always include London, Paris and Amsterdam but there's lots of new places to explore. Not a comprehensive travel guide, more of a well photographed inspiration.
Jamie Feola
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SO GOOD. i've never gotten a lonely planet book or any guide to anywhere i've traveled, i just do research online before i bounce. however, this book was a gift so i tried it out. i lived in europe for a year and did exactly this every weekend - spent 36 hours in a new city/country. gave fantastic recommendations, and even met some lifelong friends at the recommended spots listed in these pages. every other 36 hours book is waiting to be bought on my amazon... perfect for the solo (or group - ...more
Bill Landau
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you didn't have the travel bug before reading this book, you will by the time you finish. It is not a conventional travel guide, but it let's you see what you could realistically accomplish in a 36 hour period in some of the most wonderful cities in Europe. Great photography, interesting text and suggested schedules makes this a doable wish book for people planning actual trips or those who want to travel vicariously through this dreamy, chunky book. Thanks to Bobbye for ordering this...and ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Most of the restaurant suggestions here are for places that are quite pricey. I can't justify splurging on $$$-$$$$ meals for 3 days. It's a nice book to flip through casually but I've never followed any of these itineraries, as I haven't found much in here to be that exciting. A lot of the suggestions are museums, art galleries and castles which I am not too fond of and could have found super easily on Google.
Polina Ivanova
Jun 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
very inconvenient huge book, that you can't take with you when travelling, irrelevant information almost to every city. The book is very subjective, dont waste you time on its recommendations, always do a cross-check, or better, use real guide books
Mid Century Books
What's incredible is how many experiences can fit into a 36-hour adventure! And because it's based upon boots-on-the-ground research, all the information is fresh and new, as witnessed in the reporting process. Journalists provide travel tips based on first-hand accounts of spending a weekend in a destination. Read full review here, from MidCenturyBooks.Net,
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Lovely summaries and pictures that depict brief stints in different cities: a good overall portrait of Europe. Suited for wealthier travelers -- most dining options are quite expensive and high brow. Some interesting, off the beaten path tips, too. Nice to supplement other guides or to inspire or feed your wanderlust.
Blanca Fontan
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good guide overall Europe. Gives a good hint of the places where to stay and visit. Of the places Ive been so far Id say is a good reference. Its not your common travel guide though. Lovely photography and drawing. Would recommend. ...more
Brenda Sedgwick
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Handy book to have on the shelf at home. Works on the coffee table as well. Useful Christmas present.
Laura Inzer
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! Well organized, full of great info and lovely photos. A must buy for those who love to travel!
Jessica Liebregts
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great "pre-travel" read!
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I want to own this book! I can't speak for the practical executions of the weekends, although they all look doable, but opening this book made me want to travel right NOW!
Aug 24, 2015 is currently reading it
Nothing like reading a book that I probably won't be using for a long time to get several books behind on my reading goal!

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