Whether embarking on a Eurotrip or a weekend jaunt to a foreign city, European travel requires some smart planning; you may know all the must-see landmarks, but we provide the hidden gems.
The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice
The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice was the brainchild of George Frederic Watts, a Victorian painter and philanthropist who thought that public recognition should be made of ordinary London people who had died while trying to save others. The Memorial can still be seen in London today.
Lyveden New Bield
High up on open downland in Northamptonshire (English East Midlands) stands a remarkable building that was the brainchild of an extraordinary man. When he died in 1605 his dream died with him, but it has remained just as he left it ever since.
The London Eye
The London Eye is the World's tallest observation wheel at 135 metres (440 feet), making it the fourth highest construction in London. It stands right next to the River Thames, alongside the former County Hall and very close to the South Bank complex of theatres and art galleries.
Are you planning a trip to Portugal's capital this year?
The accommodation scene in Lisbon has recently exploded, so there are plenty of options, ranging from ancient buildings and palaces to excellent independent hostels. In the off-season, there are some great deals to be had, but the city can get really busy from June to September. Summertime is when prices are at their peak, so plan ahead to prevent disappointment. To assist you in planning your journey, we've compiled a list of hotels in each of the best areas to stay in Lisbon!
NURTURING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
My first exposure to a different culture was when I first visited the Island of Cyprus back in the 1980s. Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean that was divided into a Greek southern side and a Turkish northern side. This happened after a coup, instigated by the dictatorship ruling Greece in 1974, and a subsequent Turkish military aggression. The island is close to Turkey, Syria, and Egypt, but both Greek and Turkish Cypriots prefer to think of themselves as living close to Europe rather than Africa and the Middle East. Greek Cypriots are taught at schools standard modern Greek, and Turkish Cypriots, speak and write, standard modern Turkish. For informal oral exchanges, each community employs what could be called the Cypriot dialect. Cyprus has a high degree of literacy, and much of the population can communicate in English, especially the younger generation(1).
There are some amazing things about Edinburgh, but, if you know anything about me, you can imagine that all the ghost stories were something that brought me some interest. One of the things that I had to do was participate in a tour by City of the dead tours, and let me tell you, this was not the best idea when you’re as wuss as I am.
From Red Deer to Nessie
Like many days in Scotland, it was cloudy with rain slowly falling on Loch Ness. The cool March day kept most tourists from looking for Nessie. The ash and larch trees looked thick and healthy on the hillsides surrounding the loch. The strong breeze pushed the water back and forth, and any splashes that reached the boaters felt quite cool. The tour boat set out with the guide pointing to his house on the hillside. Imagine waking up every day and looking down on Loch Ness; the hillsides surrounding it beautiful with trees and a light dusting of snow or a warm day with rays of sunshine shimmering on the loch.
10 fully movable glass igloos in Finland
Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos – one of the first places in the world with fully mobile glass igloo accommodation Glass igloos have become an integral part of winter tourism in Finnish Lapland over the past decade. Admiring the northern lights through large glass windows has become something that finds its way onto the to-do list of more and more international travelers. But what if there was a glass igloo that offers both domestic and foreign travelers a year-round igloo accommodation experience? After all, natural phenomena in Lapland are not limited just to winter and northern lights, but Lapland is well worth experiencing in all seasons.
Things to Know Before Visiting Austria
Europe has a lot of hidden gems in the various countries that the continent is made of. People from all over the world love visiting European countries to relax and have the times of their lives!
Natural Beauty In the Czech Republic
Krkonose National Park The Krkonose National Park is located in one of the most valuable of all-natural areas found in Central Europe. Here visitors will find the highest Czech mountain range the Krkonose which features many unusual ecosystems. There are wonderful things to explore like alpine meadows full of colorful wildflowers. Looking down upon the landscape is the highest Czech mountain called Snezka. For hikers there are many levels of climbing difficulty and all of the hiking trails are specifically marked.
Earlier today, I went on a walk up to the Sanctuary. It was nearly 4pm and I hadn't left my apartment other than to step outside to hang up my laundry to dry in the sunshine on this beautiful February day in Calabria.
Beyond the Pool Pump A read that will take you behind the scenes, to meet the castle renovators from Channel 4’s Escape to the Château DIY (a spin-off from Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s Escape to the Château).
Are we a random and eclectic collection of Brits. Reckless investors? Lovers of old buildings? Plain bonkers? Follow me on a deeper journey into the trials and tribulations of renovating in France.