Archive for Europe

Linz on the Rhine

Linz on the Rhine or Linz am Rhein in Germany is a first stop on Rhine castles daily tour.
It is small and very pretty old town with long history – clean narrow streets, flowers are on the buildings, tourists or probably local people sit in cafe – calm and nice aura.





Cheap Apartment in Berlin center

Cheap and comfortable apartment in Berlin center – strongly recommended place to stay. It is only 5 minutes by walking from Konstanzer U-Bahn underground station. Wi-Fi is free. There is a supermarket in the same building of apartments and small Italian cafe is near the building. Contact Valentin Tschepego by email classicberlinapartment@gmx.de. He is very nice person, speaks English, German and Russian and always is ready to help.

Brussels – places worth to visit

Atomium is one of the popular attractions of Brussels that interested for both adults and kids.



Go by metro – line 6, stop Heysel.

The model located in beautiful Laeken park where yo can rest with pleasure.


Lets go to Amsterdam!

What to do in Amsterdam in August? Sure, it’s an opportune time for days on the beach or on sun-kissed cafe and restaurant. But what else, where to go and what’s interesting to see?

Take a free boat tour to enjoy a free boat ride with The St. Nicolaas Boat Club with own drinks, food and smoke you own stuff as well . You will ride in a history open-air tuidervlet. Tips of €10 are expected.

If you’re a beer lover visit Brewery ‘t IJ that is not so known as the Heineken one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit. And every Friday and Sunday at 16.00 they give you a free tour as well. There is a tasting room where the beers, all brewed on the spot and organic can be tried out. And do check out the largest collection of beer bottles in Europe.

Love theatre and music? It’s worth to visit the small open air theatre in the Vondelpark providing a nice performances of theatre, music, dance and stand up comedy. The Vondelpark openluchttheater is a remainder from the seventies when the romantic musical chapel nearby the theatre where hippies gathered to hold their ‘happenings’. Free events from the Open Air Theatre are held from June until September Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Amsterdam has over fifty museums, which attract almost two million visitors every year. There are many museums and galleries in Amsterdam. Some of them are well know in the world such as The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Stedelijk Museum but there many interesting small museums as well. For instance entering at Kalverstraat 92 you will discover the Schuttersgalerij between the Kalverstraat and Begijnhof.

Hidden away, right in the center of Amsterdam is a small alley that exhibits 15 huge paintings from the 17th century. The paintings picture portraits of the voluntary city guard from that period. The so called Schuttersgalerij is part of the Amsterdam history museum.

You can visit wonderful places of majestic Golden Age paintings or exciting modern art by your wish. There are press, film, theatre and photography museums as well.

No doubt everyone who has visited once this unusual city became quite fond of Amsterdam.

Winter holiday’s activity that will truly have you mesmerized

Winters are synonymous with holiday frolic and warmth. No one can experience winter in any country without the complete experience of all its activities. Holiday fun and personal enjoyment are virtually incomplete without the several activities and sporting events to enjoyed during winter. Winter holidays are the ideal time for being together with friends and family and delving deep in the real essence of what the holiday spirit is all about. There can be nothing better that enjoying the winter winds with various sporting activities and holiday activities. Most of these winter activities are extremely amazing and will have everyone taken by sheer pleasure.

If you have packed your bags up for Lapland in Sweden, you will be in for a beautiful time. The northern lights that are a famous phenomenon there will have you absolutely stunned. Viewing this beautiful wonder in the sky and enjoying sleigh rides will be absolutely unforgettable. Snowshoeing, dog sledging and skiing are other great ways to experience this winter dreamland.
Finland is another fabulous destination for experiencing the beauty and the lovely purity of the winter season.

Finland

is the birthplace of some of the best forests in the world. Lined with trees belonging to the coniferous and deciduous types such as spruce and fir, Finland will amaze the nature junkies to the highest level possible. You can go out forest touring and taking in a slice of life in the forest. The flora is bound to have you awe-struck.

There is nothing better than being driven in a dog sledge by huskies. Winter is the best season to experience the fun and adrenaline rush of a speedy dog sledge. You can also go for an interesting session of ice-fishing. The possibilities are endless. The beauty of Slovenian holidays lies in the amazing array of holiday options that they provide. The Julian Alps are extremely important in terms of tours and sporting activities. You can go skiing through the country borders and enjoy the experience. Snowshoeing is also extremely important and cannot be missed.

If you are at all visiting a winter dreamland then it is but necessary to experience a slice of their lives. You must feel the goose bumps as you live inside an igloo. The beds and other necessities being sculpted of solid ice, it will truly be the time of your life. Winter Holiday activity remains incomplete if not enjoyed with the family. You can enjoy a session of ice climbing with your family here as well.

Rome in 4 days

Visiting Rome you have to be prepared to survive in a huge crowd of tourists. It is really very difficult to find any place where you could be along. It is also difficult to take some original photos from the Eternal City.

Rome

Certainly, while you are preparing to your visit to Italy you read tonns of reviews with millions beautiful photos. So, taking my camera I honestly tried to be an original but I’m not sure about results. Anyway here is my photos of Eternal City Rome as I’ve seen it.

Italy train

As to me hiking is greatest type of traveling but the fact is sometimes you just can’t manage without transportation, especially if you plan to visit another country you are to find not only an information for hiking, the trails and to figure out the good areas for hiking but to learn different kind of transports you have to choose as the best way to get the destination you want to.

Here is some useful links you have to visit in case you plan a trip to Italy.
First of all – should you take the train or drive?
I think the train is the best way ащк both to get some rest and to watch the country through the train’s window. Besides that there are some opinions when it makes sense to make a hop on a train:

If you are traveling from point to point in one fell swoop. For instance, you’ve spent three days in Rome and now you’re heading off for three days in Venice

If you are transferring from one country to another. In this case, choose a daytime train to see the view, or a nighttime train to save valuable vacation time as well as hotel costs

If you’ll be there during off-season (in Italy, that means November 1-December 20 and January 8-Easter), and you have a lot of time and no fixed “wish list” of things to do. In this case, there is nothing more fun than hopping on a train and getting off wherever the mood takes you. For you lucky explorers, a train pass is the way to go.

If, on the other hand, you want to explore the countryside, visit those famous hill towns and castles, enjoy a wine tasting or a country feast, then a car is the only way to go. Are you able to drive at home? Then, worry no longer, you will be able to drive in Italy too!

Trenitalia (Ferrovie dello Stato) www.trenitalia.com – See advice on using Trenitalia.com.
Leonardo Express Fiumicino Airport Train is a direct non stop train called the Leonardo Express from Termini to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport – the one used by the vast majority of flights into Rome.

Trains in Rome have their main central hub at Termini Station, the major transport interchange for Rome, though note, some long distance trains will not stop here but one of the stations on the periphery of Rome from where you can connect to other trains to Termini or the Rome Metro.

If you want you can travel from from Rome, Florence or Bologna to Turin or Milan by high-speed train. For example, leave Rome Stazione Termini at 17:33, Florence SMN at 19:13 or Bologna Centrale at 19:53 by Eurostar Italia Frecciarossa, arriving Turin Porta Nuova at 22:05, but by all means book an earlier train if you like. You can check train times to Turin or Milan from any Italian city using www.trenitalia.com. Then you can spend the night or more in a hotel in Turin or Milan.

Rome in December

I’m looking for hotels in Rome in December and just found a good one I guess.
Hotel Arcadia
Via Campo Romano 75, Tuscolana, 00173 Rome
Price for 2 people for 5 nights is € 420

The 3 star Hotel Arcadia is located 20 minutes far from Rome’s historical center, only few minutes from the roman ruins on Via Appia Antica and from one of the most famous Shopping Malls of the city.

The Hotel is a good choice for people who arrive from the airport of Ciampino due its vicinity and easy connection. Not far from the hotel, there is the famous Castel Gandolfo area, with the Pope’s summer residence, and its suggestive lake of Albano (wellknown as “Castelgandolfo Lake”).

There is a complimentary shuttle service to the Metro station, which will quickly connect you to Rome’s historic center with the Metro stop “Anagnina”, you can reach the main historical sights of the Eternal City such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum just in a few minutes.
In addition, you will be near a large shopping center on Via Appia Nuova.

For details of available hotels and apartments in Rome please follow this link.

Barcelona 2010

You probably are still planning and planning where to go but I do such things fast! You will hardly believe but just few days ago I decided to visit the place I’ve dreamt about long time trough and now – I rush! So, Sunday morning, yes, just next Sunday morning I’ll get there – one of the nicest cities in the world, Barcelona!

Gaudy in Vienna

If you like Gaudy’s creation you can find some Gaudy’s building in Vienna as well.
You can take one of he tram’s routes that takes you to Gaudy’s fairy houses.
Stop named “Hundertwasser House”.

When I tried to get good photo I understood how much it’s difficult to get good picture of Gaudy’s houses with simple camera.