Title: 100 wereldplekken die je gezien moet hebben
Author: Floortje Dessing
# Pages: 432 (12330)
According to Floortje Dessing, the 100 places and events she describes are the ones to see. She can tell, she has been presenting a travel show on a Dutch tv-channel for a while now. On one point I’m jealous, she is my age and has seen so much more (I score a meagre 16 out of these 100), on the other hand, she has been rushing things, as television always means you’re in a hurry, hence has not taken much time for a lot of these things, not a way I would like to travel all the time. Then again, it also depends on how you count: she has visited 69 destinations, of which I have done 23 myself.
This is not a book to read. Floortje doesn’t really go deep into the destinations. This is a nice one to just open at some point and see where you are. Plenty of nice pictures, every chapter ends with some practical information, like prizes and websites. Unfortunately it hasn’t been edited properly either. I have discovered at least a handful mistakes, apart from some grammatical ones as well. This is a shame, as it does affect its credibility. How many mistakes in the chapters of the destinations I have never been to?
I think this book fits in a category books I don’t have myself: Coffee table books. Decoration. Nice to own.