Book Review

Going Local in Gran Canaria by Matthew Hirtes

Going Local in Gran Canaria is the type of book that would become dog-eared in a traveler’s backpack or read feverishly by an expat moving to the island. It truly is a book that has something for everyone establishing residence or simply visiting. Matthew Hirtes manages to cover everything from starting a business and getting a mortgage to which restaurant to visit on a Saturday night, and how to get there.

The book is peppered with enjoyable stories that others have shared with the author of their personal experiences on the island. It really adds a sense of the island becoming a home, not just a vacation destination. Useful phone numbers, addresses, and websites are included, and are all details that visitors and expats to Gran Canaria so desperately need.

Cover to cover, Going Local is chock-full of everything you need to get started. Hirtes is very effective at taking his vast knowledge of the island and putting it on paper for everyone to enjoy. The first thought I had after reading it was hopping on the next flight, book in hand, to experience everything this wonderful island has to offer.

Available on Amazon

About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on October 4, 2012, in travel, writing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I love the word ‘peppered’. πŸ™‚ Great review, Maggie. πŸ™‚

  2. Starting a business, getting a mortgage, which restaurant to visit on a Saturday night and how to get there. Wow – no wonder you wanted to give this book a wrap, Maggie. It sounds fantastic! πŸ˜€

  3. Looks entertaining for an armchair traveller such as I am. I’ve downloaded the sample, and will look at it after I’ve finished Fly Away Home πŸ™‚

  4. It sounds very interesting Maggie. Perhaps I should read it for myself.

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