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Top Ten Tuesday | Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit

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TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIT
This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit. Only ten? Oh geez. Okay, here goes!
1. Tuscany 
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://funmozar.com/tuscany-italy/
I read Under the Tuscan Sun in high school and have been dreaming about Italy ever since.
2. London
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://p3tulk5.blog.cz/
I've been to London, oviously, but every time I read a book set there, I want to go back. Even when it's a creepy book, like this one!

3. Hogwarts
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://diletant.ru/excursions/46905/
Who wouldn't want to visit a world where magic exists, honor is paramount and friends risk death for one another on a regular basis? Plus, did I mention.... MAGIC?
4. Australia
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://beauty-places.com/australian-outback/
Bill Bryson's books are some of the best in travel writing - funny, informative and they cherry pick the best and most interesting aspects of any culture.

5. Provence
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas_%28Proven%C3%A7al_farmhouse%29
Peter Mayle's books capture the idiosyncrasies of learning a new culture as an outsider, and both the amusing and frustrating things that come along with it. 
6. Mallorca
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://www.hiperrentacar.com/en/Car-Rental-Notes/MINIGUIDE-MALLORCA/
I wasn't the hugest fan of this book overall, but the setting came alive for me and man, does it sound nice!
7. 1970s San Francisco
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://marcandrewsblog.blogspot.ca/2011/07/review-tales-of-city-dvd.html
I love San Francisco. I've got a couple of times now, and I find it a wonderful place to explore, and full of bookish delights! The San Francisco Armistead Maupin writes though, has this whole other vibe to it. It sounds inclusive, fun, playful, diverse and subversive (in a good way).
8. Paris
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://pt.best-wallpaper.net/France-Paris-Pont-Alexandre-III-Seine-river-city-lights-night-scenery_1680x1050.html
Okay, granted, it doesn't take much to make me want to go to Paris. I mean, why would it? The history, culture, shopping, croissants... yum. Another book I didn't love, but it certainly made me crave pain au chocolat!
9. Peru
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://www.letstravelsomewhere.com/travel/america/peru/
This was one of the best travel memoirs I've ever read, full of interesting cultural facts and description of the landscape that made me really want to see it first-hand.
10. New York
TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIThttp://www.alzdiscovery.org/events/conferences/past
I guess the setting wasn't that prominent, but for me, just the descriptions of the Strand alone made me want to go there!
I know there are so many other books I've missed, so tell me - where have you traveled on literary flights of fancy?

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