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e-Book Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door 2003: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers epub download

Author: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1566914655
Pages: 515 pages
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; Revised edition (October 2002)
Language: English
Category: Europe
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e-Book Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door 2003: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers epub download

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Rick Steves doesn't just list where to travel in Europe, he leads travelers through the "Back Door, " and reveals how to give every journey an extra, more authentic dimension.

Rick Steves doesn't just list where to travel in Europe, he leads travelers through the "Back Door, " and reveals how to give every journey an extra, more authentic dimension. He shows travelers how to delve into European culture, make friends with the locals, and experience each region's natural wonders - economically and hassle free. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Rick Steves doesn't just list where to travel in Europe, he leads travelers through the "Back Door, " and reveals how to give every journey an extra, more authentic dimension.

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After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook .

After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Required fields are marked .

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to. .After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work.

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to: Plan your itinerary and maximize your time. Pack light-and right. Find good-value hotels and restaurants. Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane. Avoid crowds and tourist scams. Understand cultural differences and connect with locals. With this guidebook, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

Rick Steves' Europe is public television's most-watched, longest-running travel series. Written and hosted by best-selling guidebook author Rick Steves, each half-hour show takes viewers to Europe's most interesting places, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries. Browse for Rick's shows by destination, then sit back and enjoy full-length TV episodes - including scripts and related travel details - plus shorter clips to fit any attention span. Join others discussing the show in Rick's TV Episodes forum.

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle).

Rick Steves doesn't just list where to travel in Europe, he leads travelers through the "Back Door," and reveals how to give every journey an extra, more authentic dimension. He shows travelers how to delve into European culture, make friends with the locals, and experience each region's natural wonders -- economically and hassle free. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2003 includes itinerary planning, what form of transportation is best for you, sleeping and eating cheap, packing light, doing laundry, how to avoid theft and rip-offs, travel photography, communicating in a language you don't understand, using the phones for local and long-distance calls, keeping healthy while traveling, and advice for women traveling alone. Rick also provides information on his 40 Back Doors, so you can put everything you've learned into action! "It's Rick Steves again, that one-man Euro-dynamo." -- Chicago Tribune
Gerceytone
I own several Rick Steves' guidebooks, but I have to say this has to be the most complete in-depth book I've read of his. After reading this, I felt as though I can get through any issue or problem while over in Europe and not be so stressed out, knowing I could simply refer back to this book when I needed to. Its loaded with information on what you should do before your trip as well, which will make your journey less stressful once you arrive there.

I've been to Europe once before, but I only stayed in one country, but this time I plan to visit for several months and travel throughout Europe and that's where this book shines. It will help you with all your questions on all the modes of transportation and all the differences of the region.

If you're going to Europe, this is one thing you need to pack or download on your kindle.
Topmen
I am a well-seasoned traveler with international experience but will be visiting Paris for the first time this spring...as always I extensively "review" the ins n' outs of visiting any new place and have been reading several travelguides and other literature on the City of Lights. I stumbled across Rick Steve's book and, always hating not to be 'in the know', ordered the book and have just completed it over the holiday. Excellent!! Spot on and filled with valuable information and insights - especially useful for the unseasoned traveler although even for a well-honed visiter to far afields I found some great nuggets of valuable info. One difference is that although I love a bargain I prefer a bit more 'up scale' accomodations and ease than the target audience for Rick but am, like the individuals he is writing for, someone who prefers to go off the travel group grid and plunge into other cultures and places and peoples. The book is especially useful to shed off the Ugly American Tourist practices that all too many traveling folks from the USA bring along on board with their checked baggage (I've seen the UATs myself and it ain't purdy). I would make this mandatory reading for those delving into travel abroad if I could!
Opilar
I've been to Southern Europe. I learned the hard way what NOT to do. Do yourself a big favor: Buy this book and invest some time in reading it! Then leave it at home.

Pay particular attention to LUGGAGE! USE A BACKPACK! This is paramount! I can't stress this enough! Get used to fact that you MUST wear most of what you carry! Also get used the fact that you will hand launder things like socks and underwear and shirts. I always pack "quick dry" clothes! Take your favorite BAR type detergent soap or buy something while in Europe if you can find it. I use KIRKS Castile! It gets things really clean. Allow one bar per week of travel. Look for it local or get it on Amazon. REMEMBER THE IRON LAW OF LUGGAGE PHYSICS: ONE OUNCE OF WHATEVER MORPHS INTO A POUND OF LUGGAGE!! All caps serves to warn you! Whatever you take you WILL CARRY! Or you'll abandon it out of desperation! The upper limit is twenty pounds! THAT'S REALLY HEAVY!! Some Airlines are charging for carryons too. Know before you go!

A small Phrase Book is essential. Mr. Steves serves up "French,Italian & German Phrase Book". Well worth the expense and trouble...AND weight. Knowing a few phrases really helps. A lot of people in Europe really don't know English!

Get guide books for your Kindle or Nook. Wait!, you don't have one yet? Get one! iPads are great but they weigh three pounds! I know, some books don't translate well to "e-book" BUT if you bring a physical book YOU WILL CARRY IT!

Get a GSM phone before you go and buy SIMS in "tobacco shops" if you need to call home. Roaming charges for "American" phones are astronomical! They seem to be trying to fix this but it will be at least 2014 or later before they do. You might try Google Talk over the Internet OR E-MAIL. E-mail has a long lag time though...

ELECTRICAL OUTLET ADAPTERS ARE A MUST!! British is different from European AND Italian. That means three different adapters! *****Your chargers MUST work at 240 Volts! Look at them closely to see if they do!***** Amazon has them. Get good ones with good reviews. Expect to pay 14-15 dollars for EACH of them! One of those three way cubes allows more than one charger to work at the same time!

If you take Medicines ask your Doctor for 90 day supplies or "samples" to get you through! Inventory Meds and know before you go.

WATER: Bottled water is available all over Europe. Don't carry a bottle if you don't have to. Some "purification" tablets for when you can't be sure might be in order.

HYGIENE: I caught an upper respiratory disease in Greece! I had the sniffles and felt bad for a month. Wash your hands before eating or taking pills. Do carry hand sanitizer!
Make the washing hands sign to be directed to a "WC". You can go to the bathroom while you're there too. In Turkey some WCs are "co-ed" if there is a large crowd of tourists! Get used to it.

TRANSIT: Europe has fabulous Transit! Your phrase book really helps here! If you can't figure out which Train or Bus and Direction you can get lost. The language barrier really starts to kick in here! I like Street Wise fold up maps. They are light weight and small. They contain a lot of vital information and it's in English. Get one for every city you visit.

CRIME: Expect to be scammed. Get some information about crime in Europe from the Internet. Watch those videos of pickpockets at work. This is an institution in Europe! Get a leg wallet and use it! I used small pouches on my belt for credit cards and small amounts of money. My phone was in one too. I secured the flaps with heavy rubber bands cut from a large bicycle inner tube. Search for "Raine" here on Amazon. They make good stuff! Their "PDA" pouches are perfect!! I felt them probing me many times! It's VERY subtle! I lost nothing to them! Read up on petty street crime before you go. Know what to look for. Know what to expect! I took a simple walking cane. It's a weapon too! You can use it to maintain a safe zone around you when in a crowd. I had no trouble with it on any Plane trip! NEVER be on the street without it!!

Sorry for the "book" but you must know this stuff for a trip to Europe.

And get this book and read it. Time and money well spent. Ten stars! **********
JoJolar
I bought this book before my first ever trip to Europe and while it was not incredibly specific, I found the breadth of the information to be helpful. I agree that most of the information is found on the website but I also feel that I made the right decision to purchase this book on my kindle so I can reference it while on the trip. This book provides an introduction to Europe including lodging, dining and attraction types, not necessarily guides to specific places. He gives advice on what to do, how to plan, how to take care of the basics and how to behave in order to make your experience enjoyable. It's hard to say that you won't go into a trip without some guidance. I also agree with his tone throughout the book that we should be conscious and respectful travelers. Letting go of our attitudes and misconceptions and allowing the local culture to influence us will go a long way to ensuring a meaningful experience. I loved this book as an introduction and am greatly looking forward to my trip!