How to Tuesday
Carnaval de Nice 2011, one of the major European carnivals, will kick off on February 18, 2011 at the Place Masséna facing the Bay of Angels in Nice, the largest city of the French Riviera.
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This time many activities will be either truly Mediterranean or inspired by the country, as the 2011 carnival theme is “King of the Mediterranean (Octopus 1st)”. The lively musical event will break monotony of the dull white winter for about three weeks. read full article
Munich Airport (MUC) is busy but well organized and it is easy to get to the city from the airport. The airport has two terminals, located just a short walk from each other. Between terminals 1 and 2 is the Central Area where many of the airport services and facilities can be found.
There are information services for arriving passengers in the Central Area (open 24 hours), in Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2. Arriving passengers can also make hotel reservations around the clock at the info desk in the Central Area, on Level 03. read full article
Krakow is one of Poland’s main tourist attractions and anyone who loves old castles, medieval town squares and historic architecture will fall in love with the city. Because of its small size, the town centre is easy to walk around and you can visit most of the main tourist attractions in the Old Town by walking. If you have just 24 hours in Kraków, here are the main sights and things to do.
The Wawel Castle and Cathedral
The Wawel Castle is the old residence of Polish royalty. Take a couple of hours to explore the royal castle, to admire the Wawel Cathedral and its 16th century bell, and to visit the royal tombs where Poland’s kings are buried. read full article
Paris has two main airports: Charles de Gaulle (CDG—the main international airport) and Orly (ORY). Both airports are well-connected and serviced by public transportation, so getting to central Paris should not be a difficult or inconvenient task. Here are some guidelines to help you:
Munich is a truly cosmopolitan city and the heart of Bavarian lifestyle. With its beautiful parks, busy shops, hordes of museums and roaring beer halls, it’s easy to lose days soaking up the atmosphere in its urban sprawl.
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But if you’re only paying a whirlwind visit to this stunning southern German city, here are some of the best things to cram into 24 hours. read full article
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) is located around 16 km from the city of Budapest. Trains, minibuses and taxis connect the airport to the city. The airport has three terminals: 1, 2A and 2B. Terminal 1 and the other two terminals 2A/2B are connected by a bus service.
Bus and Metro
Bus number 200E is direct bus between the airport terminals 1 and 2A/2B and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro station. From the metro station the M3 metro line takes you to the city centre and is the most affordable way to travel between the airport and the city. read full article
Brussels Airport (BRU) is just 14 km outside the city of Brussels and it is easy to get to the city by train, by bus or by taxi.
The arrivals hall is located on level 2, departures are on level 3 and the promenade on level 4 has shops and cafés. The airport’s bus terminal is on level 0 and the train station one floor below it, on level -1. The information desk in the arrivals hall is open every day of the week from 6 am to 9 pm. If you’re planning to rent a car in Brussels, the airport’s car rental companies can also be found in the arrivals hall. read full article
Christmas in London isn’t all about mayhem on Oxford Street and teenage shoppers with angry elbows. There’s some great places to go for your festivities. Here’s my run down of the best Christmas spots for 2010. If you’re lucky, you might even get some snow.
Markets at Christmas are so much fun. You can legitimately walk around drinking booze for a start (as long as it’s mulled or spiced, no one will judge you). The Christmas market along South Bank is my favourite, but Covent Garden and Greenwich Indoor Market are also lovely at this time of year. They exude Christmas spirit, and if you don’t see some carol singers, you’re unlucky indeed. Make sure you head to the Slow Food market as well. It starts on the 19th December at Southbank. read full article
Oslo Airport (OSL) is the gateway to Norway’s capital city and other destinations in Norway, from the Fjords to the Norwegian Lapland. Also called Gardermoen, the airport is Norway’s main international airport and is located 50 kilometres outside the city of Oslo. The airport is proud of its good public transport connections and it is easy to get from the airport to Oslo by train or by bus.
The Airport Express Train, or Flytoget, is the easiest way to get to Oslo. Trains leave from the terminal building (in the arrival area, turn right after passing through customs and follow the signs). read full article
For the less informed, Riga is the capital of Lativa, the Baltic state sandwiched in between Lithuania and Estonia. Because of its stunning architecture, it’s becoming increasingly popular with tourists all over Europe.
But before we start, it’s time for a word on climate. Latvia feels colder than the moon in the winter months, and I speak from unpleasant personal experience of not having brought enough insulating clothing. Unfortunately, to combat this, many of the establishments you may visit have the heating cranked up to excess, which means you spend half your time taking clothes on and off like some sort of high-energy circus act. Because of this, it’s more advisable to visit in the months of June, July, and August where temperatures average around 17°C, not exactly toasty, but manageable. read full article
The airport in Athens is a major Aegean, Balkan, and eastern Mediterranean regional transportation hub and is the preferred venue for tourists visiting the city. It has also become a popular gateway to Asian and the Middle East countries. Upon your arrival, you will probably have to figure out which form of transportation you want to use in order to get to central Athens from the airport. Athens is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean region and is comprised of several districts.
Fortunately, the area is well served by several transportation venues, so it shouldn’t be hard to figure out how to get from Athens Airport to central Athens. There are three primary transportation venues for getting from the airport to your hotel in the center of the city: read full article
The Italian capital, nicknamed the “Eternal City” is a city of layers, contemporary establishments built on thousands of years of history. The sense of history here is extraordinary, so profound and immediate. The city of Rome is a museum in itself, and only 24 hours to spare can hardly do its timeless grandeur and beauty any justice at all, but it is ample time to intrigue your senses and pave your path for return.
The city is best experienced by foot or bike, as transportation is not the most reliable and many of the main tourist destinations are walking distance apart. I prefer walking around the city, as it also provides a full-fledged sensory experience. read full article
The fastest growing city in the world, Dubai is a garish, headline grabbing whirlwind of a place that burst onto the international tourism circuit. Flashy, fun and just a little bit weird, it has well and truly stolen the crown from traditional stopover destinations such as Singapore and Hong Kong.
So if you find yourself with 24 hours to spare in this zany, buzzing city, forget about getting some rest in between your flights. After all, where else in the world can you be riding jeeps through the desert one minute, relaxing on the beach the next, before hurtling down an indoor ski slope to finish? read full article
When thinking about Amsterdam images of clogs, tulips, cheese and windmills usually come to mind. For many people it may also be the red light district and coffee shops, but there is a lot more than that in this interesting city. A visit to Amsterdam is something you’ll never regret.ù
The most common way to move around the city is by bike. You can also take the tram, which goes to most tourists’ spots.
There is a lot to see, but if you only have 24 hours it is a good idea start with a tour around the canals. Amsterdam has more canals than Venice and more bridges than Paris. read full article
Venice is served by two international airports, Marco Polo has been the most popular to date with full service airlines while the second, Treviso, is the base for budget airline routes to and from the city. Unsurprisingly, Treviso is further away and therefore connections are slightly less convenient.
Marco Polo Airport offers travellers the chance to experience one of the most glamorous airport transfers anywhere in the world as they cruise across the Laguna Veneta towards the iconic skyline and grandeur of Venice. read full article