Eat Surf Live by Vera Bachernegg & Katharina Maria Zimmermann

3.5 out of 5 stars

A copy of this was provided free of charge from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Getting a guide book to your destination is a good thing, it can reveal all sorts of gems about the place you have chosen to go and is full of suggestions of things to do too. But, it does feel sometimes that you are being lectured a little too much in them about the ‘right’ things to see on your trip. However, this beautifully produced book is very different.

I have never come across a travel guide like this, it feels more dynamic and almost like a scrapbook the way that they have laid it out. The focus on the beaches and small food producers in each region of the county. It feels like each recommendation is a personal one, that they have been to each café and restaurant featured and sought local recommendations for the best places to spend time and money.

The authors are very enthusiastic about the places and the people of Cornwall. I think they fell in love with the place when they were visiting. It did occasionally felt like they were trying too hard with the recommendations as they can come across as a little gushing every now and again. It is a refreshing change from the regular guides that I have used in the past. One for the glove box if you are heading to Cornwall.

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2 Comments

  1. Ooh, lovely, although I am a bit obsessed with Penzance and only really go there! Is there a good spread of info across the whole county? Do the Isles of Scilly get included?

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