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10 Astounding Books That Take Place In New York to Inspire Your Next Trip | #FridayReads

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 24 Different Languages | #FridayReads

Reading The Little Prince as an adult was such a strange experience. I remember reading this as a kindergarten, my mother gave me a copy and insisted I read it, and I only remember hating it, and that it made me cry. In grade 1, I remember telling my mom how I wanted to be an astronaut so I could travel to Asteroid B-612 and I wanted to have a fox. I also remember laughing a few times. The almost condescending attitude towards adults and the jokes at their expense makes this book appealing to kids since they can relate to being baffled by grown-ups. But as I’m laughing at the crazy adults and the crazy things they do, I had to stop for a second as it sank in that I do those crazy things, too. I found myself reflecting on the deeper story behind this prince and his adorable travels to different planets. The little prince’s complete bewilderment at the behavior of adults challenged the way I think in so many ways.

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10 Incredibile Books That Take Place In Italy to Inspire Your Next Trip | #FridayReads

Do you have an upcoming trip? One of the best ways to get into the spirit of a location one intends to travel to is by reading books set there. Italy is one of the most popular holiday destinations on earth, and it’s no wonder. From the hub of Florence or along the Amalfi Coast; Italy is, arguably, one of the most beautiful places to discover and explore. The country’s unique qualities have been captured in several books by various authors, both past and present. Here is a selection of books that are set in Italy.

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10 Magnifique Books That Take Place In France to Inspire Your Next Trip | #FridayReads

France is considered one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and features varied culture, traditions, and a mix of modern and ancient architecture. The country can be explored in many ways including a drive across the country or through several documentaries.

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A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | #FridayReads

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“I wanted kicks ― the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books. I wanted to see the world ― and I wanted the world to be just like the movies.” 
– Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal

Anthony Bourdain has been an inspiration for me in so many ways. I’ve always enjoyed watching his programs. He was a gastronomic genius and a traveler. Because of him, I dared myself to go beyond my comfort zone and try new adventures without any reservations. Continue reading “A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | #FridayReads”