The smell of the continent : the British discover Europe
Posted July 23, 2010 4:36 pm by Julie Black
As summer reaches its height in Europe, people continue to arrive from all over the world for holidays. If you are preparing for such a break, or have fond memories of a past trip, you might enjoy reading “The smell of the continent : the British discover Europe”.
This entertaining history looks at the beginning of “mass tourism” to European shores. Focussing on the stories of individual British travellers, it gives us a real insight into the time.
Amusing tales of a demand for comfort and cleanliness and adventures with “foreign” food are all described here.
British pride in their nation is also examined and the feelings of resentment this sometimes aroused. We also find, however, that in some cases peoples’ way of thinking changed through travel.
From 1814 to 1914 the number of British tourists visiting Europe increased from a few thousand to over 1 million. Find out how such a momentous change and its impact have influenced the way in which people from the UK, and beyond, travel today.
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