36 Hours: 125 Weekends In Europe | Reading List Quintessential Gent 7 November, 2013 If you’ve got the travel itch, but are feeling a little stretched in the wallet department (Christmas is just around the corner after all) a trip within your own backyard of Europe might be the perfect low cost solution. And this handy guide from The New York Times and Taschen will help you get the most out of your weekend getaway. 36 Hours: 125 Weekends In Europe comes as a series of 36 hour City itineraries, adding up to over 4500 hours worth of coloured coded hints, recommendations and must sees. The cloth-bound book is also beautifully presented and features distinctive illustrations by Olympia Zagnoli and over 800 stunning photographs that capture the character and personality of Europe through the sights, sounds and experiences of the continent. Coming in, however, at a hefty 10″ x 7″ inches and over 600 pages, 36 Hours itself shouldn’t be travelling any further than your coffee table or bookcase! As well as looking great the book is also a great source of inspiration with with tons of information, city by city maps and indexes to help you along with you jetset planning. And if you stuck with you’re Christmas shopping, this would make a perfect gift for any travellers, road-trippers or jetsetters in your life, and who knows, you might even get invited to come along.