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Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2012: The Travel Skills Handbook Paperback – August 23, 2011
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* If by yourself, cars sometimes nice, but big responsibility/worry. Parking, directions, liability, etc. Local trans generally good, always in big cities. Maybe OK in UK/Ireland, if getting one, always get/bring GPS with up-to-date maps. Trains are good. Driving in large cities not recommended, just is no fun.
* Plan at least two nights at a time at location, unless strictly getting from A to B. Reserve first night's lodging in advance, know/plan how to get from arrival point to lodging in advance.
* Thorough understand phone/electronic compatibility/coverage in all counties you expect services available (and associated costs). Investigate "international" options with your carrier.
* Don't need to plan itinerary completely, but understand less planned, more time finding arrangements while on trip. So, trade-off; sometimes arrangements take time (unless willing stay at hostels, which a generally easy to find and readily available).
I have also purchased Rick Steves Italy and am devouring it at the moment. Even his samples are full of knowledge and detail. So thoroughly reccommend this book for anyone visiting Europe. But only one problem Rick. We are reading E books and you keep talking about side bars and skipping the last part of words in the pronunciation stage. Would love if you could fix this for 2013.
One of your newest but earnest admirers.
Our exception with the book is that Mr. Steve's feels Europeans do not wear shorts. We saw many, many people in shorts, men and women, in July. I would not hesitate to wear shorts unless you are going to a nice restaurant or a show. People were even wearing shorts to the Vatican, and no ladies were stopped for sleeveless tops. I did not see anyone with short shorts or low cut tops, but normal length, decent clothing worked fine. Cargo shorts are great for keeping your valuables.
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