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Another traveling book written by Hanum Salsabiela Rais. Don't worry this is not ordinary traveling books that spread all over bookshops in Jakarta. This book is different. You will not only find information about places to go and what to eat with limited budget, this book gives you more.

Fasten your seat belt, let's start the journey around Europe. It's begun when the author lived in Vienna, Austria for 3 years. She was there to accompany her husband who got scholarship to continue his doctoral degree. If people always associate Europe with 'only' Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, luxurious palaces, and the like, not for the author. For her, Europe means a million mysteries about a very high civilization, yes it's Islam greatest civilization.

The author continued her journey in searching for the relation between Islam and Europe. This journey will bring us back to Islam history in Europe long long time a go and at last we will feel amazed to find out many shocking facts about Islam in Europe.

A very inspiring book. A book of enlightenment. This book will give you new insights about a peaceful Islam and make us proud to be moslem. The author delivers her story in a simple yet detail way. We will be curious to know the ending of every journey she took from Vienna, Paris and Istanbul.

My favorite part of the book (actually I have many) but the most unique one is a halal restaurant, Der Wiener Deewan, located in Schotentor, Viena. The most special thing about this place is its sensational tagline: All You Can Eat. Pay As You Wish (Makan sepuasnya, bayar seikhlasnya). Yes, you don't read it wrong, the place is unbelievable, you can eat as many as you want and pay as much as you wish. The owner of this place, Natalie Deewan, believed the concept of ikhlas take and give and the most beautiful part of human being is their generosity. She proved it. Her restaurant has been opened since 2003 and instead of going bankrupt, it stays there in the center of Vienna. Amazing.

There are still many mesmerizing facts delivered in the book. A small book that tells about big things. Highly recommended.