1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List (1,000... Before You Die Books (Prebound)) Library Binding – 1 Sep 2003
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"At last, a book that tells you what's beautiful, what's fun and what's just unforgettable--everywhere on earth." --"Newsweek" --This text refers to the Calendar edition.
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I put my copy in the bin, save your money!!!
You are better off with the BBC places to visit before you die, as it has the photos to whet your appetite for future holidays.
Does the british isles really deserve 87 pages, the USA a total of 236 pages, while places such as Egypt (9 pages), Sri Lanka (2 Pages) and india (13 pages), all recieve such little coverage.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places and moments that take our breath away."
I'm planning such a life.
I saw this book in a <competitor> bookstore and went WOW - now there is someone who thinks like me! Patricia Schultz claims to have spent 7 years researching the book and, having read it a few dozen times I can believe it.
Many fellow reviewers have critisiced Patricia for her bias towards the western hempisphere and while I must agree (even I was embarassed by the Anglophobe tone), I have to ask these readers a question - is there any place listed here that you think should be omitted; that fails to meet the mark set. I've been through the whole book marking where I have been (yes, I know it's a bit anal but I did say I was obsessed!) and I could not criticise one inclusion.
Paricia has indeed a taste for, shall we say, the finer places in life, but then so do many of us. If you have not had pre-dinner drinks in Chewton Glen after getting ready in the spa then you have not lived! (Must try to do that again...)
I do not criticise her for including such fine establishments, with their rather hefty bills. Rather I acknowledge that there are many wonderful places that she has left out. My native New Zealand (considered one of the "must visit" places of them all), is only allocated 10 entries. The ones that she has included, though, are on anyones top 50 list of Aoteroa though...
For an American to conceive and write such a book is dumbfounding - 90% of them don't even have a passport. Be happy for her - she done well.
Now - go write a better book if you dare. So that makes it 5,000 things to do before you die then!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good quality, great pictures. For me, it would be better if there were more landmarks and it could be used as a 'tick list', rather than random pictures from places like NormandyPublished 3 months ago by Jacko
Great calendar with lots of photos of exciting places to visit. If only it came with the vouchers to afford all these trips...Published 6 months ago by marcusl
Got this the last 3years and it still give me idea of places to vistPublished 7 months ago by Charmall
Not disappointed, an even places in Scotland that I do not have to far to travel to see.Published 9 months ago by M. A. Mccormack