first_imgEver wanted to know what life is like on the ‘other side’ of Europe? American, Francis Tapon, spent three years travelling through Eastern Europe visiting 25 different countries in Europe’s ‘far east’. The result of his mammoth trip is his book: The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us.Written in a light-hearted tone, the book covers each country in Eastern Europe, from Moldova to Montenegro, Albania to Estonia.Part travelogue, part guide gook, part language/history/culture manual – it’s a great book to dip in and out of and offers useful and interesting insight into a part of the world which is so close to the UK, yet still so undiscovered for the average Brit.Each chapter is broken into smaller sections with subtitles such as: ‘The Top 18 Myths of Greater Hungary, ‘12 Negative Things the USA and Russia Have in Common’, or ‘What Bulgaria Can Teach Us’ (you’d be surprised!).Tapon takes a no-nonsense approach and doesn’t hold back on his opinions. He frequently criticises aspects of culture he sees as ridiculous or silly, but always with humour, and doesn’t shy away from highlighting his home country’s own faults too.Recommended for anyone who wants to go beyond the well-trodden paths of Western Europe, and delve further east to roads less-travelled.The Hidden Europe is available in both hardback and for Kindle now from Amazon. Find out more at: FrancisTapon.com.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWinners of The Hidden Europe book revealedDid you get lucky in travel book comp?Winners of Pets Welcome! guidebooks announcedWinners of Pets Welcome! guidebooks announcedArticle 50 and Brexit: What does this means for EU travel?Article 50 has now been triggered, and so begins the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union. But what does this mean for your travel plans? Can you still travel within Europe? Do you need a visa for that city break now? We’ve put together this no-nonsense guide…last_img