Madrid gives you the opportunity to make some great day trips from the city. Take advantage of European trains that for little money will take you around some pretty nice and interesting places.
One of the most popular trips is a visit to the El Escorial palace. Take the Cercanias Train line C-8 from Atocha train station for a one hour-long ride. read full article
Pink-color structures of Marrakech have earned it the epithet “The Rose City”. And beautiful monuments and vibrant cultural and trading activities of the old city -Medina of Marrakech- draw both locals and tourists.
One thing that you can definitely count on when you are visiting the city of Athens is that it really comes to life once it gets dark.
Music is a large part of that and there are numerous clubs for you to venture into and enjoy for an evening. Just be aware of the fact that music venues don’t come cheap and cover charges can cost between €10 and €30 ($13 to $39). This doesn’t include drinks which average about €10 ($13) each. read full article
Renowned commercial centre ever since medieval times, Leipzig is one of Germany’s most dynamic cities. With an unmatchable musical history above any other place in the world, Leipzig is a veritable city of music.
It is hardly news to say that Italy has a long and integrated history with the Catholic Church. After all, the Vatican and Saint Peter’s sit in the center of Rome. The well-known and often-visited cathedrals of Milan, Venice and Florence are the only reminders one needs to understand the depth and intensity of Italy’s religious, artistic and historical association with the Church.
Joe Mc Michael, an MIT grad student, has designed a new website (Globe Genie) that allows you to see some new sights on Google Street View by picking one of the five continents and then clicking on Shuffle.
Seems there’s no cheapest way to travel and be green! Read more on Intelligent Travel. read full article
The Pargue Castle, one of the most important landmarks of the Czech Republic, is the largest castle complex (70,000 square meter area) in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its religious and secular buildings represent various styles of architecture, including Gothic, Renaissance and Roman.
Majestic Vladislav Hall, decorated with Gothic and Renaissance style elements, hosted banquets, coronation festivities, read full article
Miami has oftentimes been referred to as an imperfect paradise in that it is still growing and developing like a young teenage beauty. The city displays an air of cockiness, is exasperating yet lovable, and is to grasp the latest fashions and fads. As cities go, Miami is relatively young in that a century ago it was an Indian trading post located in the midst of mosquito-infested swampland.
No holiday is complete without shopping, but some people travel just to shop. London, featuring over 300 markets, is one of the top ten shopping destinations in the world. The city prides itself on its boutiques, designer labels, high street chain stores, street markets and well-known department stores- Fortnum & Mason and Harrods.
Like many other Northern European cities, Berlin really comes to life during summer. The transformation from grey and chilly to lush and sparkly makes the locals stir from their winter slumber and draws masses of tourists on the hunt for the ultimate Berlin summer experience.
If there’s one thing that London isn’t short of, it’s a fabulous theatre or ten. But on a hot summer’s night, the last place you want to be is cooped up inside. Even with interval ice cream. So I’m on the hunt for exciting outdoor theatre, so I can sit outside on a picnic blanket and spend two hours crossing my fingers that it doesn’t rain.
Italy’s southern region of Campania is rich in both history and beauty and one of the most breathtaking drives is La Costiera Amalfitana, The Amalfi Drive. There is so much to see along the way that I had initially planned to divide this series into three itineraries but will now expand it into four parts, if you’ll indulge me. So consider this Part III of IV.
In Munich, the capital of Bavaria region in Germany, shopping malls are very popular with people living or visiting the city. Most of them offer unlimited parking right under the roof, mostly in the underground of the mall. Another advantage is that you can go to a lot of shops and restaurants with a roof over your head. Customers can enjoy shopping at any weather. Explore the best shopping malls in Munich with Venere!
Most tourists to Italy know Rome, Florence and Venice. Some tourists get to know Naples, San Gimignano and Cinque Terre. But, if you want to know where Italians go in Italy for their holidays…they go to Puglia.
If you are an art lover, you can find some great art museums in Madrid to enjoy while visiting the city. Walk through the city’s “Golden Triangle of Art” at Paseo del Prado where three great museums stand up: Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia andMuseo Thyssen-Bornemisza. All of them have great art collections from different periods of art history as well as famous masterpieces from famous European Masters.