Barcelona Photo Tour

  Sagrada Familia The Port of Barcelona Visit Barcelona differently with Barcelona Bici, a bicycle-hire service that offers you the possibility of getting around the city and discovering it as you pedal. Barcelona Bici service allows you to rent bikes by the hour, for half a day, a full day, or an entire week. There …

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Travel chaos hits Germany as train drivers extend strike

Travel madness strikes Germany as train drivers expand the strike German train drivers on Thursday expanded their unprecedented national strike to passenger services, causing travel chaos for millions and drawing intense criticism. The work stoppage by the GDL trade union strikes long-distance and regional train services … Read more on FRANCE 24 Europe’s 10 worst …

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Florence Tour

Florence is the capital city of the province of Florence. Florence is the most populous city in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. THE CATHEDRAL-S. MARIA DEL FIORE The Cathedral was started in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio on behalf of the republic. Giotto continued the works until his passing in …

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Church of the Sorbonne

This is the oldest part of the university’s buildings; erected between 1635 and 1642 by Lemercier, it has a typically Baroque facade with two orders, surmounted and dominated by its elegant cupola. Volutes link the lower order to the upper. The columns at ground level become flatter pilaster strips higher up, thus creating a gradual …

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Champs elysees

This was initially a vast swampy region; after its reclamation, Le Notre in 1667 designed the broad avenue which was first called the Grand Cours ( its current name dates from 1709 ): it goes from the Tuileries to Place de I’Etoile, now today called Place de Gaulle. At the start of the avenue are …

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Arch of triumph

The huge arch stands in regal isolation in the middle of the square. Ordered by Napoleon to the Grand Army as a memorial, Chalgrin began it in 1806. Finished in 1836, it truly surpasses in Rome the Arch of Constantine in size and has one archway: it’s 147 feet broad and 164 feet high. On …

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Useful German Phrases

Useful German Phrases for Travelers Yes — Ja No — Nein Hallo — Hallo Good bye — Auf Wiedersehan Good night — Gute Nacht Please — Bitte Thank you — Danke Excuse me — Entschuldigung How are you? — Wie geht es Ihnen? Do you speak English? — Sprechen Sie Englisch? How much/many — Wieviel… …

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Oktoberfest Munich Photos

Indeed, the Oktoberfest-visitor doesn’t have it easy: with 14 tents to choose from, and each one more awesome than the other! Oktoberfest Munich Photo Tour Oktoberfest 2006 Munich Oktoberfest – Biergarten Munich Oktoberfest 2006 Okotoberfest 2006 – Munich Germany Munich Germany Beer Festival – Oktoberfest Indeed, the Oktoberfest-visitor doesn’t have it easy: with 14 tents …

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Oktoberfest Munich Metro Map

Car Parking in Munich There are abundant Parking areas in surrounding Munich. Travelers should definitely consider using them, as the Munich inner city area is hopelessly congested during Oktoberfest. The P&R-area at the exit “Garching-Sued” is recommendable when arriving on the A9 from Nuernberg. There is a capacity for over 570 cars. The parking area …

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Cicvara

Cicvara, a specific type of porridge, once used to be a very popular dish and it is often mentioned as a particular delicacy. It is still made today on special occasions. It is usually prepared with barley, com, or wheat flour. It is prepared by melting a chunk of lard or butter in a pan, …

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Naoussa

Naoussa is a picturesque town at a distance of 94 km from Thessaloniki. It is well-known for the beautiful textiles its factories turn out, and also for its excellent wine. There are annual carnival festivities held there, among them the “Bula” Boules dance, an interesting local folk event. It has lovely holiday resorts both in …

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Katerini-Dion

Katerini, capital of the Prefecture of Pieria, stands on the plain between Mt Olympus of the myths and the Pieria mountains, 50 km from Thessaloniki and 6 km from the sea. It is a relatively new town. Nearby are the fine beaches of Methoni, Makriyalos, Olympiaki Akti, Plaka Litochorou, and, best of all, Platamonas. Katerini …

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Thessaloniki City Tour

THESSALONIKI The capital of Northern Greece is the second Greek city of importance after Athens. With the establishment in recent years of many factories, it has experienced amazing economic and industrial growth. Moreover, it is an important cultural center as well. It possesses one of the biggest Balkan universities, a Teaching Academy, the Ecumenic Institute, …

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Venice Hotels

  Best Western Hotel Ala Hotel Dei Dragomanni Casa Nicolò Priuli Starhotels Splendid Venice Albergo Bonvecchiati A Tribute To Music Residenza Palazzo Bembo Ad Place Venice Ruzzini Palace Hotel

Paris Hotels

Best Western Premier Hotel Opéra Richepanse Le Mathurin Adagio Paris Tour Eiffel Chambiges Elysées Hotel de L’Empereur Hôtel Delavigne Hotel Agora Saint Germain Hôtel Claridge Paris L’Empire Paris

Paris shopping

You will probably also want to begin at once doing some shopping, even before you go looking for special souvenirs. Shopping in Paris will give you an idea of the vitality of the city, whether you are buying food or any other article. It is a large city where the people work hard. Shops selling …

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Paris The Cite

The Cite The Cite, the center of the city’s life since the 3rd century was founded here on what was the largest of the islands in the Seine. It was the first settlement and first religious center, and here were erected the Cathedral and the Palais de Justice. Numerous bridges link it to the banks …

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Orsay museum Paris

What the press defined as “the most beautiful museum in Europe” is to be found on the left bank of the Seine, where the State Audit Court originally stood in 1870; it was then destroyed during the Commune. In 1898 the Paris-Orleans railway company assigned the building of the new station to Victor Laloux. The …

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Notre Dame

The cathedral of Notre Dame stands on the site of a Christian basilica which had in turn been built on the site of a temple from the Roman era. Its construction was begun in 1163, under Bishop Maurice de Sully: first, the chancel was built, followed over the years by the nave and aisles and the …

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Grand Louvre

The origin of the Louvre goes back to the end of the 12th century, when Philippe Auguste, before leaving for the Third Crusade, had a fortress built near the river to defend Paris from the incursions of the Saxons ( in fact the name Louvre seems to derive from the Saxon word “leovar”, meaning “fortified …

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Palais de justice

This is a huge complex of buildings, including the Palais de Justice itself, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the Conciergerie. On this same site, the Roman rulers had their administrative and military headquarters; the kings of the Merovingian dynasty followed their example, and later the Capetians erected a chapel and a keep here. In the 13th century, …

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Opera Paris

The Opera is the largest theater for lyric opera in the world ( it covers an area of 120,000 square feet and can accommodate an audience of 2000 and 450 performers on the stage ). Designed by Garnier and built between 1862 and 1875, it is the most typical monument of the era of Napoleon …

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Place de Gaulle Paris

Formerly Place de I’Etoile, this square is at the end of the Champs-Elysees. It is a vast circular area 130 yards in diameter, from which a total of twelve important streets radiate out: Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Avenue de Friedland, Avenue Hoche, Avenue de Wagram, Avenue MacMahon, Avenue Carnot, Avenue de la Grande Armee, Avenue Foch, …

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Budva – Bečići

Bečići is a town within Budva Municipality, Montenegro. It is praised for its amazing beaches and average of 230 sunny days per year. Situated between towering mountains and the blue sea, it offers accommodation within medium and large hotels. Beloved by tourists for its closeness to the city of Budva where youth can find appropriate …

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Margaux a taste of Bordeaux

Margaux a taste of Bordeaux Discover the joys and privileged insights of the southwest of France touring through the backroads, traveling through spectacular mountainous scenery, and taking in the stunning varied landscapes. Delight in sublime food, loosen up while going along the Atlantic drift, and wonder about the ancient craft of the Lascaux Caves and …

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Greek History

The history of Greece can be traced back to the 3rd to early 2nd millennium BC when the Proto-Greeks are assumed to have arrived in the Greek peninsula. Later came early farmers and the civilizations of the and Mycenaean kings. After a period of wars and invasions, known as the Dark Ages, in about 1100 …

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Ancient Greece art

Ancient Greece art in general Expressions of the antique Greece artisans have a gigantic impact on the society of numerous nations everywhere throughout the world, especially in the form of figures and structural planning. In the West, the craft of the Roman Empire was to a great extent inferred from Greek models. In the East, …

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The old quarter

This is the area within the antique walls and presently bordered by Les Rondes which circle the oldest part of Barcelona, including the Barri Gotic. To the North is Plaga Catalunya, which is the center of connection with this part and the L’Eixample. The Placa is one of the city’s important centers and one of …

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The ciutadella

Another point where we can find many artistic demonstrations in the park, La Cuitadella. The demolition of the old fortress, built in the old Ribera district after the War of Succession, made it possible to convert this space into a beautiful area of museums, gardens, and a zoological park for the Universal Exhibition in 1888. …

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