One of the best things about reading is that you get to virtually experience different places. With vivid descriptions about the surroundings, readers get transported to so many places from the comfort of our bedrooms. Though fantasy books set in different worlds are great, they don’t exist but books set in the real world have places that we can visit. There are so many places in the world that I feel like I know, because of books. And even though I haven’t been there, they mean so much to me. Here is a list of some places that I want to go to because of books.
Paris – France
I’ve talked about how much I want to go to Paris so many times on this blog haha. But the main places I want to visit are Point Zero, the bookshop Shakespeare and Company and French theaters. Anna and the French Kiss is such a cute book but a major part of the book is about what a charming city Paris is. I really want to go to the places Anna and Etienne went to and these are the few which are most significant.
Rome – Italy
The most recent book that I read which is set in Rome is Love and Gelato which describes the city beautifully. But I’ve actually wanted to go here for a very long time because of the Heroes of Olympus series. There’s so much history and culture in the city and I feel like I know a bit of the mythology so I can appreciate the city even more. Also, gelato. ❤
Prague – Czech Republic
Though Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a high fantasy series, a lot of the scenes are set in Prague and Laini Taylor described it so beautifully I felt transported to the city and want to live there forever. JUST LOOK IT’S SO PRETTY.
Empire State Building – New York
I want to try to find Olympus on the 600th floor. It totally exists don’t even try to tell me otherwise.
But seriously though, so much of the Percy Jackson series takes place in New York that I really want to visit someday!
Blackfriars Bridge – London
This bridge has so much significance in The Infernal Devices series and the epilogue of City of Heavenly Fire is set here. I want to just go here and cry over my Jessa feels. (That’s not weird at all, is it?)
King’s Cross Station – London
I mean, is anyone really surprised at this? Harry Potter is a series that means so much to me and the station is kind of where it all started. It’s where Harry met Ron and finally felt like he was a part of something – the magical world. I also idolize JK Rowling and this is where she first got the idea for Harry Potter, I think I read somewhere so I want to go here one day and feel nostalgic about HP ❤ (And take a picture at platform 9 3/4 of course!)
What are some places you want to go to because of books? Have you gone to any? Let me know!
All pictures taken from Google