22 April 2020

Books that will make you fly

In these days of our lives, who doesn’t dream about packing up and flying away to a new destination? If you can dream about it and believe in it, it’ll come true. How? Through reading. We bring you a selection of books that will make you fly without leaving your sofa.

Letting the imagination run wild is one of the healthiest and most gratifying exercices that, without doubt, define us as human beings. Let your creativity fly away and visit with us the following selection of incredible destinations: Santo Domingo, La Habana, New York and Paris.

Santo Domingo

El Hombre del Acordeón by Marcio Veloz Maggiolo will fly us to Santo Domingo, one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean. Do you know the music to fall in love in the Dominican Republic? Merengue! And something not many people know is its interpreters are the singers and tellers of the rural life. El Hombre del Acordeón, where poetry is a crucial part of the narrative, will take you to the magic world of the frontier that both splits and unites Haiti with the Dominican Republic. One of the few isles with two republics within it and a space for vital exchange. You’ll find out what both cultures share, their believes and, most interesting, their at once so similar and so different lifestyles.

La Habana

Can you imagine all the glam and spirituality of Habana’s nightlife? Their way of living and their ability to enjoy life to the fullest only cubans have. Tres tristes tigres by Guillermo Cabrera Infante shells funny stories full of music and characters that love Habana’s nightlife. Trully, the reading takes you for a stroll through its streets full of hapiness and melancholy. If you are curious about La Habana, this is your novel.


New York

Open City by Teju Cole will take you to the Big Apple. You’ll agree that New York is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. This novel walks you through four centuries of its history unfolding the intertwined lifes of different characters: native americans, dutch and british colonists, african slaves, irish and italian inmigrants, …



A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest writers in the twentieth century, is another novel you can’t miss. Who hasn’t fallen in love with Paris? Hemingway, expert traveller, was both moved and inspired to write one of the best books about this amazing city. There are many books that will take you to the City of Light, but this one is full of anecdotes with a unique parisien uplift and, being a classic, you can live yourself any of its many stories right now.


Do you know the quote by Dr. Seuss? “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Great sentence, isn’t it? So, you know, read and travel. When everything is behind us, at Air Europa we are delighted to fly you to Santo Domingo, La Habana, New York and Paris. Until then, enjoy these books that will make you travel the world from home. Will you tell us which one is your favorite?

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