great way to spend an evening. when i was in italy, in the spartan packing, our RS guidebook was left behind. thankfully at our hostel in rome, the proprietor had a shelf full of used travel books and gave one to us. i like rick steves the best.
Sad thing to lose! And I definitely agree, I’ve used Rick Steves for years and every time I have to use some other book (in a country he doesn’t have a book for) I find myself disappointed. I just love how personal and balanced he is in everything he suggest. The only thing I find lacking is the food/beverage section - where he tends to focus on historical sights rather than “current” cultural changes in the food and drink industry. A small issue nonetheless.