Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Places I visited through books and wanna see in real life | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a Freebie. I choose to talk about places I visited through books and would love to see in real life. We all love to read books because it makes us discover new places and a whole new world, that's that aspect of reading I wanted to highlight today. So thank you, books.

Of course, I didn't mention all the places I already went to (Paris, London, Roma, Barcelona and so on) nor the United States, because it was a little too obvious.


Amsterdam, Netherlands
seen in: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Yeah, I know, I've been to Rotterdam last year, so it's a little ridiculous. But still. Everyone is so in love with this place, I want to know what it's all about!



Prague, Czech Republic
seen in: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I'd love to go there, you have no idea. I was so surprised to discover this city through a book, even though the characters aren't there that long, but anyways. At uni, I have a class where I study the court of the Holy Roman Empire in the 18th century, and of course, Prague was included. Now, I just want to go there so badly.



Edinburgh, Scotland
seen in: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Everyone loves Scotland. I know there is Outlander and everything, but still. Why is everyone obsessed with this country? It intrigues me and well... It seems like a magical place. I'm sure it totally has a medieval vibe to it and I'm an history major, so I don't mind. At all. Also, should I watch Outlander? I'm still on the fence about it.


Geneva, Switzerland
seen in: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Tbh, until I read this book, travelling to Geneva wasn't my top priority, not at all. Moreover, it's really close to France, so what's the point? But well, I read This Monstrous Thing and the descriptions made me eager. So who knows, maybe one day?



Athens, Greece 
seen in: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan


I've already visited Roma, so it seems logical I need to go there next, right? It was the next step for the seven demigods, so why not me? Just kidding, I want a peaceful trip there. Anyways. This year, I have a class called "Religion in Ancient Greece", so of course I need to go there someday, I don't want all this studying to be for nothing!


Saint Petersburg, Russia
seen in: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Well, okay Marguerite went to Saint Petersburg in an universe where it was like the beginning of the 20th century, but still! It seems like an eerie place, even if I would die if I went there during the winter, let's be honest.

Instanbul, Turkey
seen in: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

I just thought about all the delicious food I could eat there and my stomach growled. I think I need to eat and then I'll finish this post, haha. I found that Istanbul as a rich architecture and it could be so interesting to visit everything, like Santa Sophia or Topkapi Palace (I love that name!).



Bombay, India 
seen in: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray


Once again, I'm here for the food and this time I had to put a picture, because Indian food is the best. Now, I'm aware of the problems of this city, but I'd love to go to India one day. It is such a foreign country, because it's not on my continent and those people have a culture completely different from my own, I'd like to discover it!


 Cairo, Egypt 
seen in: Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard


I meant Egypt in general, it's just that I mentionned cities so far and I want to keep this post organized the same way, haha. Call it OCD if you want. Like everyone, I'm impressed by Ancient Egypt and I love to read historical novels that was set there (btw, we need more, YA authors ;) ). So of course, seeing the pyramids would be great!


Toronto, Canada
seen in: A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes


Wow, it's the only place in America that I talked about, I'm improving, haha. No, but seriously, it would have been to easy to talk about how much I'd love to go to the United States someday, but since so many of you are from there, it's not that funny. I'd also love to go to Canada someday and I'd ead all the maple syrup because I loooove it. I think I've talked a little too much about food on this post, I'll calm down, I swear!

Where have you already traveled to? Would you like to go to any of the places I mentionned? Which country/city do you want to visit someday?

31 comments:

  1. I LOVE this topic so much! It's bookish and also non-bookish~! Perfect combo :) I definitely want to visit Amsterdam, but for me, that's because of The Fault In Our Stars haha xD I definitely wanna go see Athens because of The Blood of Olympus though! Fantastic list, Lucie!
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

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    1. Thank you Geraldine! I was inspired by Passenger, tbh ;) Yes, I had thought of this one too! Moreover, we got to see Amsterdam "for real" since there was a movie for TFIOS and it's not the case for Just One Year :) Athens seems to be an amazing place!

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  2. I always dream about going to Scotland and Canada, so I'll have to make do with reading the books you mentioned. :)

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    1. Haha, you're welcome! I hope that one day you'll be able to go there :)

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  3. I want to see most of these places too. But especially Athens. There's just so much culture and history there, and I hope I will see it someday. Great list today, and thanks for sharing. :)
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Thank you Petra! :) It is super impressive to feel that cities like Athens have been here for centuries and that so many people lived/traveled there and that... We can do it too!

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  4. I love your topic for this week! I would love to go to Prague, too. I've heard it's really beautiful...

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    1. Thank you Zhana! :) Yes, I'm sure it feels like a fairy tale for all of its historical places :)

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  5. I love this idea! Books have always made me want to visit places. When I finally went to New York, I kept thinking of all the books I've loved which were set there. I've read a couple of books set in Toronto recently which have made me really want to go there too.

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    1. So many books are set in New York, at first I had actually put the city on the list but I thought I should be original! I feel like I've always been there because of books, I hope I'll be able to actually go, someday! Yes, Canada seems amazing! :)

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  6. Great list! I would also love to travel ALL these places, they are just so beautiful.I love it when the novel captures your imagination so much it makes you want to actually visit a city in real life :)

    Joan @ Fiddler Blue

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Also, if I hadn't read some books I wouldn't be interested by some places in different cities, so it makes us learn even more on the city, even though we thought we knew about it! :)

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  7. Great choice of topic! I reckon if I had done the same, no.1 would be Iceland, thanks to Hannah Kent's Burial Rites.

    Here's my TTT - https://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/sweet-dreams-are-made-of-very-crappy-really-wonderful-teen-romances/

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    1. Oh I haven't read that one yet, but I heard AMAZING things about it, I totally should add it to my TBR, thank you for mentionning it! :)

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  8. I want to go to all of these places, too! Great idea for a topic.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/01/ten-childrens-books-that-celebrate.html

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    1. Traveling is such an amazing to do! Thank you :)

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  9. AHHH!! Love your TTT! I love traveling so reading a book and being able to visit the location where the book takes place is definitely something I want to do in the future.

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    1. Exactly, books are the best way to discover new places you want to visit! :)

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  10. This topic is absolutely fantastic and original! I want to go to all of these places although I haven't read many of the books. It's definitely interesting to pick a book just because of the location, and now I just might pick up Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard because of this!

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    1. The Something Strange and Deadly trilogy is set in a different location each time, the first time in Philadelphia, then Paris, finally Egypt, it was an aspect of these books I totally loved! You should definitely read this trilogy ;)

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  11. This is such a fun topic idea for this week's freebie and I sincerely hope you get to visit all these places one day! Also it's great to meet a blogger from France! I have good friends who live in France that I'm hoping to visit this summer!
    Nice to meet you and your blog!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Thank you, Passenger by Alex Bracken was my inspiration :) It's great, have you ever been to France before? :D

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  12. This is a great idea!
    I think I would love to visit Greece. The water looks so beautiful and refreshing!

    My TTT! :)

    Weird Girl and What’s His Name.

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    1. Well, yes, it would change of the winter we're in ^^

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  13. Definitely share Greece! I've wanted to go to Greece basically my entire life, I will go one of these days!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-41/

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    1. Greece is on everyone's list I think because Ancient Greece is AMAZING! :)

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  14. This is a wonderful list, such a fantastic idea!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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  15. So much yes to all of these places, but especially to Amsterdam and Prague. I've been dying for an European vacation, and those are high on my list. Great TTT!
    My TTT

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  16. I also really want to go to Amsterdam because of Just One Day but also TFiOS and I also want to go to Scotland because Outlander.
    If you are interested my TTT is here: http://powisamy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-ukya-books.html

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  17. a thousand pieces of you! that book was amazing, and i also really want to go to st. petersburg because of that. this is such a good topic idea! i loved reading it.

    my TTT: http://nxrao.blogspot.com/2016/01/villainous-villains-top-ten-tuesday.html

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  18. I just got my copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so now I really want to read it!! Awesome list and photos!!

    http://thebestbasicblogger.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday3.html

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