✈ #TravelGuide ‘A little gem for those wanting a city break or a longer holiday’. Rosie’s #Bookreview of #NonFiction @dkeyewitness Barcelona Like A Local: By The People Who Call It Home

Barcelona Like a Local: By the People Who Call It HomeBarcelona Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home by DK Eyewitness Travel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Barcelona Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home (Local Travel Guide)

A pocket-sized hardback book approx. 13.5cm x 18cm; this would easily fit inside a travel bag.

5 different Barcelona residents, all with a background in writing, have helped write this book so that you can visit this city and enjoy it the ‘local way’.

There are small maps of the different districts and lots of information about eating, drinking, transport, arts, culture etc.

Known as Barna by the locals, this book will show you that there’s more to the city than sun, sand and sangria. How about Tapas in Sant Antoni? Or try one of the Orxateries and Xocolateries (no coffee, no alcohol, think chocolate and nut drinks) cafes which are unique to Barcelona.

If you still want the beach, then the locals know of some good hidden spots which they share with you.

For just £12.99 this book is a little gem for those wanting a city break or a longer holiday exploring this vibrant place.

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Keen to explore a different side of Barcelona? Like a Local is the book for you.

This isn’t your ordinary travel guide. You won’t find La Sagrada Familia and La Rambla in these pages, because that’s not where Barcelonans hang out. Instead, you’ll meet the locals at art studios, family-run bodegas and old pharmacies hosting jazz nights and that’s where this book takes you. Turn the pages to discover:

– The small businesses and community strongholds that add character to this vibrant city, recommended by true locals.
– 6 themed walking tours dedicated to specific experiences such as vintage shopping and beautiful beaches.
– A beautiful gift book for anyone seeking to explore Barcelona.
– Helpful ‘what3word’ addresses, so you can pinpoint all the listed sights.

Compiled by five proud locals, this stylish travel guide is packed with Barcelona’s best experiences and secret spots, handily categorised to suit your mood and needs.

Whether you’re a restless Barcelonan on the hunt for a new hangout, or a visitor keen to discover a side you won’t find in traditional guidebooks, Barcelona Like A Local will give you all the inspiration you need.

Looking for another guide to Barcelona? Explore further with our DK Eyewitness or Top 10 guides to Barcelona.

About Like A Local:

These giftable and collectable guides from DK Eyewitness are compiled exclusively by locals. Whether they’re born-and-bred or moved to study and never looked back, our experts shine a light on what it means to be a local: pride for their city, community spirit and local expertise. Like a Local will inspire readers to celebrate the secret as well as the iconic – just like the locals who call the city home.

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✈ #TravelGuide Rosie’s #Bookreview of #NonFiction @dkeyewitness Vienna #TuesdayBookBlog

DK Eyewitness ViennaDK Eyewitness Vienna by DK Eyewitness Travel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

DK Eyewitness Vienna.

Set in the heart of Europe, Vienna is steeped in history and culture. It makes a great holiday or short break destination and is on many people’s travel wish list.

This non-fiction travel guide has the city covered for you with maps of the city quarters, places to visit, what to see, eat and drink, even things off the beaten track and what to do in the ‘great outdoors’; it doesn’t all have to be about the vibrant city centre.

If your trip is only short, the book has various ‘must see’ places highlighted and there are plenty of practical tips on getting around. There’s even ideas for places to visit if you make Vienna your base and you want to travel further afield.
Packed with beautiful coloured photos of Vienna, this was easy to read and it inspired my plans to visit this part of Europe soon. Very good; would recommend this.

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A cornucopia of culture, Vienna puts art, music and theatre at centre stage.

Whether you want to explore the stunning gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, gaze at Gustav Klimt’s masterpieces at the Belvedere or cycle along the Danube embankment, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Vienna has to offer.

Steeped in imperial splendour, Vienna delights at every turn. From Roman ruins at the foot of the Hofburg to the tallest tower of Gothic Stephansdom, the city’s landmarks are a testament to its rich history. And no list of Vienna’s treasures would be complete without its engaging museums and world-famous classical music.

Our newly updated guide brings Vienna to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the city’s iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. We’ve also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak.

You’ll discover:

-our pick of Vienna’s must-seestop experiences and hidden gems
-the best spots to eatdrinkshop and stay
-detailed maps and walks which make navigating the city easy
-easy-to-follow itineraries
expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
colour-coded chapters to every part of Vienna, from Stephansdom Quarter to Schottenring, Hofburg Quarter to Belvedere Quarter
-our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go

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