For many travelers, it has become increasingly important not only to see a city, but to become temporarily part of the fabric of a place. The new Carl Goes series of travel guides hopes to help visitors go beyond the well-trodden tourist trail and attractions to help travelers really discover cities for themselves.
Carl Goes Berlin, written and edited by Sasha Arms, is the initial offering in the city guide series,which will soon include London, Leipzig and Amsterdam. The small guide book is divided into five sections: Contents, Essentials, Work, Live, and Getting Away & getting Lost. Each section incorporates suggestions from local residents offering personal advice on non-touristy activities.
The Carl Goes series seems tilted towards digital nomads who may be looking for ways to discover a local niche while seeing a city as a untypical tourist. The rest of us can always use a print guide book that helps us to uncover the layers of a city that we often miss.
There’s more information on the Carl Goes website, where you can also pick up a copy for €19.95.