I like that! :)I have an obsession with Travel books. At one point in Goa, Rubal pointed out to me that I had more books on Goa than one of the biggest big stores in Goa.
We all have our ways of comforting ourselves when we can't have what we want - and your way is a good one. I could never say 'no' to a good book or a good meal - especially if either had the word 'Italian' attached!
@ Jivtesh, I dare doubt Rubal's claim! How else could one manage to cover the length and breadth of Goa so beautifully as you two did?! :-)@ Pondside, ditto!! Anything remotely Italian, French or British countryside and I am there. And I do feel that books (and sometimes good food) take us to places where our feet can't/won't.
Yes, whether we go to Italy, or it comes to us, it will always be special.
@ The Solitary Walker, couldn't agree less. Thank you for visiting my ruminations. :-)