The capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, derives its name from ‘Dubh Linn’ which means ‘Black Pool’. Founded originally as a Viking settlement, Dublin is a city brimming with history, culture and a whole lot of fun. A weekend in Dublin will offer you plenty to see and do.
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One of the most often heard phrases when others are discussing a recent trip abroad is, “I wish I could get away more often”. The main inhibitors for many in their desire to get away are time and money. While I cannot advise sure means to get more of those precious commodities, there are other ways of ensuring that in future it will be you telling stories about your exotic adventures abroad.
Good time management is the best way to ensure that you can travel more often. Many people assume that their lives are so busy they can rarely take a weekend away when, in fact, this is rarely the case. Plan ahead and keep a weekend free. read full article
Nowadays Madrid, Spain is one of Europe’s most vivacious and dynamic cities. Thousands of people walk up and down its busy streets, have dinner at great restaurants, visit its amazing museums or just have a beer in a terraza. The city has many traditional and modern neighborhoods, each of them offering its visitors different kinds of activities and sights according to their interests. There is everything for everyone.
The Running of the Bulls, the encierro in Spanish, is the most anticipated part of the Fiesta de San Fermín. I still remember the first time I learned of this event; my teacher had shown us a YouTube video in Spanish class.
If you are thinking about heading to the USA and NYC in particular, you have to try a big gay Broadway holiday. Not only is NYC the home of America’s gift to the Arts and Musical Theatre, but you have a ton of things that you can do to have a Broadway themed holiday. Here are some shows that you may want to check out for the 2011 Broadway season and some places that you may want to go.
Good things come to those who wait. The most famous black alcoholic drink in the world is one of the very few beers to be known throughout the entire world. But, how did this black stuff become such a staple drink in the world of beer? It waited. That’s what it did.
Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German region of Hessen and the fifth-largest city in Germany. The city has a rich history since the Roman times but it was heavily damaged in World War II. The old town of Frankfurt, the biggest old Gothic town of Central Europe, was destroyed by six bombardments of the Allied Forces.
Krakow is a beautiful city that has managed to keep much of its medieval charm, despite hundreds of years of foreign occupations, severe bombing during the second world war, and the drab conformity of the Communist Era. Here are five things you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Krakow!
It’s safe to say that the hubbub, pace, and spirit of the Athens locals and area in general can get somewhat overwhelming. Athens is a popular tourist destination because of its history, yet it is persistently dynamic in nature and borders on being hectic.
The city of Dublin is Ireland’s capital and largest city and is also one of the leading vacation destinations in all of Europe. Ptolemy, the famous astronomer and cartographer of ancient Greece, was the first person to ever make a reference to inhabitants in the Dublin area. The evidence dates back to 140 AD and the settlement was referred to in Ptolemy’s writing as “Eblana Civitas”. Dublin is also referred to as the “Town of the Hurdled Ford” by many of the locals.
Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Pucci… these brands are as synonymous with Italy as gelato and gnocchi. Fashion is a high priority for Italians, second only to food. Luckily a trip to Florence can satisfy both your need for fashion and food. Once you get your food fixed covered head to the outlet malls.
Thirty minutes south of Florence on the A-1 in the beautiful hills of Tuscany you can find The Mall. The drive alone is worth the trip, the golden fields are peppered with century old stone castles: it’s truly postcard perfect. read full article
If you are planning a vacation to the city of Brussels, you definitely want to consider taking a few of their many historical tours that the city has to over. The city is revered as being the European Union’s de facto capital as well as being Belgium’s largest urban area. Originally designed as a fortress town in the 10th century, it has evolved into a metropolis of over one million residents. It is also the site of NATO’s headquarters as well as being the host city of numerous EU institutions.
Paris, also known as “The City of Light” has become one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit not only for its excellent array of cuisine (where do you think the word gastronomy comes from?) but is renowned for its wealth of culture and stunning architecture from the Louvre to Place des Vosges.
Istanbul is one of the most visually-appealing metropolitan cities of the world. Rows of mosques have been constructed throughout the city, but these three really caught my eye and piqued my interest. While they all are beautiful pieces of architecture and popular tourist attractions, they are also houses of worship for many, so it is wise to be culturally-vigilant and cover up before entering.