36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe
We’ve already extolled the virtues of 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the US and Canada a handy compendium of fun-filled mini-breaks in North America based on the long-running New York Times column. The Times has joined forces with Taschen again to release their suggestions for short breaks and day trips in Europe – 36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe. More than just a compilation of things to do and eat interspersed with beautiful photos, the book is true to its concept – it offers a time-sensitive suggested schedule that takes into consideration the location of the places it recommends so its itineraries could actually be completed in the titular 36 hours. 36 Hours is thoughtfully colour-coded, indexed and divided into sections based on region. I also love that it offers itineraries based on interest such as ‘Barcelona for Art Lovers’ or ‘Literary London’. It’s a savvy, adult version of my much-thumbed Let’s Go Europe from 1997.
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