This week I also borrowed some travel books from my local library. Well, they're not really travel books in the traditional sense. They're not guide books, put it that way. They are more personal journals and all three are about various Italian experiences. I have finished reading one already. It was such a good read I quite literally couldn't put it down. 'Vroom with a View' tells the story of one man's dream to travel Italy by Vespa. Helped by the knowledge that I will shortly be tramping many of the same paths as he describes, I sat with a pen and my Lonely Planet by my side and noted highlights as I read. I know my experience won't be anywhere near as adventurous as his but I plan to make the most of every minute I am there. And if making the most of some of those minutes involves sitting by the pool with a book in one hand and a glass of Chianti in the other then that's how it will be.
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