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If there’s one thing the French are proud of, it is their cuisine. The birth of the diverse French cuisine started in the middle-ages – the time of the aristocratic bourgeois and the working-class peasants, just before the French Revolution. Each of France’s regions that time has a distinctive cuisine which is acceptable to both classes. As history progressed and geographically speaking, these regional cuisines are destined to meet up in the middle of France which is in Paris.
Come and rub shoulders with the rich and famous this summer in the pristine French Riviera! Warm sunny days, elegant resorts and gambling through the night, this long stretch is found along the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from the town of Cassis in France till the border between France and Italy and includes many well-known cities in France like Nice, Cannes, Monaco, and Saint Tropez.
Although everyone loves to eat, this is especially the case with the Greeks in Athens. Unlike some of the spicier foods of the world, none of the local Athens dishes are so “hot” that you can’t eat them. Believe it or not, most of the seasonings used in Greek dishes are no different from the ones in your spice rack or on your spice shelf. Another benefit is that the Greeks consistently use olive oil where oil is required unlike the unhealthy oils that wreak havoc on our circulatory systems and hearts.
London, United Kingdom is a great place to visit and many millions of tourists arrive each year to experience the fantastic mix of the stately and historic with the stylish and modern. The city does have its problems, however, but ones that can be avoided or minimised by those in the know by following some simple advice.
The United Arab Emirates are formed by seven emirates, one of which is Dubai. It is the most modern emirate and is considered an independent city state. For people from all around the world it is well known as on of the world´s centres of business and entertainment. Dubai is also called a city of suprelativs: the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest. All the sights of the city are basicaly divided into “Old Dubai“ and “Modern Dubai“ sights with a huge difference between what´s old and what´s new in the city.
The French Riviera is possibly the most glamorous area in Europe and so is a strong contender to be the most glamorous part of the whole world. Once the preserve of films stars and royalty, the area still maintains an atmosphere of chic sophistication in which visitors can immerse themselves and live, if only for a short time, the lifestyle of a demigod.
The city of Florence has a rich architectural and art heritage, which is preserved in its elegant piazzas (squares), Renaissance palazzi (palaces), and a host of art galleries / museums. Here, we have reviewed five major museums of Florence, where you can browse through drawings, paintings and sculptures created by famous artists.
The Accademia Gallery houses the statue of David - a marble statue of young shepherd mentioned in Bible, the St. Mathew, the Prisoners and other masterpieces by Michelangelo. read full article
Plush department stores in Paris draw large crowds of tourists like its famous landmarks- Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower. Many of these stores boast impressive architectural elements in Art Nouveau style. These modern consumerist temples offer a complete shopping experience. Do not worry about money, just window-shop, enjoy a snack if you like, spot the celebrities, take pictures, and watch the world go by.
Slovakia is often called the “Heart of Europe” because of its central European position. Recently many tourists visit its capital to discover its history, culture, and nature. When visiting the city just in a few days the tourists have to decide what sights to visit. This guide will help all tourists make their decision easier.
The capital and largest city in the Czech Republic is Prague, one of the most popular tourist destinations. Once a city that was devastated by Germany during the Second World War, the facelifts and renovations that have continued since the end of the conflict have helped Prague evolve back into the culturally and historically beautiful city that it was prior to World War II.
Interestingly enough, along with its spectacular architecture, cultural diversity, and past history, many international travelers visit the city to experience some of the best Czech cuisine in the country. There are three things that you want to keep in mind whenever you are dining out in Prague: read full article
Switzerland’s capital Bern is a small city but it has surprisingly many museums and art galleries. Here are the most popular museums in Bern.
The Einstein House
Albert Einstein lived in Bern between 1903 and 1905, and here he also developed his famous theory of relativity. read full article
You will find that every king prefers his own realm and every princess her own version of a fairytale castle. Yet, in a country where knights and ladies of the realm are a rich part of the nation’s tapestry, it’s often difficult to select favorites. However, here’s a list of the Top 5 Fairytale Castles of England.
Munich has developed a reputation as being a city dominated by a single attraction, the Oktoberfest beer festival. This is unfair as the city has a lot to offer, especially to those who wouldn’t dream of attending a beer festival. The city has cultural and historical attractions aplenty, as well as being a useful gateway city and transport hub for the Bavarian Alps. Here are five fun facts about this beguiling and often misunderstood city.
The most populous city in Turkey is Istanbul and is also considered the cultural and financial center of the country. As of this past year (2010), Istanbul is one of the three Capitals of Culture in Europe and has grown in popularity as an international tourist destination.
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While it may not be possible to take children on any and every adventure they dream of, one of the joys of literature is that they can discover the world around them from the comfort of home. This is a great way to inspire youngsters about travel before a trip or simply increase their awareness of other lands and cultures. Here is my pick of travel books for kids, with notes on the appropriate age group for each.
The Tintin series of books is possibly the best series for kids yet written. read full article