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First-Time Europe
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First-Time Europe (by Louis CasaBianca)

This has got to be the best book to read before going to Europe. Whether it is your first, second, third or fourth trip to Europe. Rough Guides and CasaBianca have produced a wonderful book. It is not a guide to places to visit. It does not talk about the history or culture of any place. This book discusses everything that one should think about before going to Europe. From finding flights and insurance, to traveling between cities and countries to keeping a box of extra supplies that can be mailed to you from home to what you should pack and what you should be careful with when in Europe. This book has it all when it comes to planning a trip to Europe for the first time. I doubt that CasaBianca missed anything.

If anybody is scared to go to Europe for the first time because of all the details take a look at this book first and the trip will seem a lot easier.

A great book.

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I’ll have to check that out… It wouldn’t be my first time traveling in Europe, but each time I go it does seem overwhelming. Thanks for the suggestion.

Another book I’ve always found useful is “Make the Most of Your Time on Earth” by Rough Guides.

Janet

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I just ordered this book from amazon the other day! Anxiously awaiting its arrival. I’ve been to Europe before but it was through a study abroad program, not on my own, so I need all the help I can get!

I am leaving from Atlanta, GA with $1200 for 14 days
London, Salisbury, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh, Inverness, Edinburgh, London
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I am leaving from Rouen with $1500 for 15 days
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I am leaving from busan, SK with $1000 for 13 days
Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Bangkok

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This book will help you out a lot. If I had read it before going to Europe for the first time, I am sure my trip would have been much better.

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tx ill give it a shot how much would it cost?

I am leaving from Iowa to New Mexico to Europe with $15000 for 92 days
Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Grafenwöhr, Munich, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Sighişoara, Minsk, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Athens, Corfu, Bologna, Florence, Capri, Rome, Paris, London, Manchester, Dublin
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I am leaving from NYC with $2500 for 16 days
Moscow, Amsterdam, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Capri
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Greggory Michael Gilles-Van Patten Sr.

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so sold out all i can find is the newer version. the 8th edition was written by somebody else…still good?

I am leaving from Toronto, Canada with $3000 for 31 days
Gatwick, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Rome, Dubrovnik, Athens
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Amazon still shows 12 new and 48 used of the earlier edition for sale. However, since the new edition gets the same 4-star+ rave reviews from readers and the Amazon prices are roughly the same for old and new editions, I’d probably go for the new one — unless I found a cheap old one somewhere. It’s still a Rough Guide, so the philosophy and overall look and feel will be the same. Guidebooks seldom noticeably change from year to year, author to author or even decade to decade.

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ordering to Toronto and said 21-40ish days so had to look @ .ca

However I went to the local bookstore here (Indigo) -purchased it and returned it the next day. Found Rough Guide to Europe on a budget, which looks fantastic. I quickly spent an hour or so reading and skimming the First Time Europe book which had great information. It came down to me deciding which one guidebook to take with me and I went for RG Europe on a budget. Provides alot of information for coming in an leaving areas in addition to accommodation and cheap eats. If any Canadians are looking to pick it up (obviously cheaper on amazon, however if you cannot wait) they are 20% off currently at Indigo/Chapters.

I am leaving from Toronto, Canada with $3000 for 31 days
Gatwick, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Rome, Dubrovnik, Athens
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So far my friend and I just began planning for our Europe trip and were sitting in Chapters and came across this book and so far It is amazing! All the information in it is so helpful and it’s very easy to follow. I like the detail that there is about things you should see in each country if you wish to travel to them. It’s very helpful to actually plan the trip and the weather guides along with a rough estimate of how much you would be spending daily is so helpful. It makes it a bit easier to plan out roughly how much money we will be needing.

I did also find that Europe through the Backdoor was really helpful and had alot of information, though it was alot of reading but very helpful and states some required words that you will need to know along with an abundant amount of information about each country.

I am leaving from Calgary, Alberta with $7000 for 49 days
Florence, Nice, Assisi, Rome, Vatican, Athens, Archaía Olympía, Venice, Amsterdam
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First time to travel Europe next week. Been searching all important things on where to go and what are the best places in Europe.

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