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Stockholm – Where to go

Stockholm, Sweden capital is the city that have a lot of attractions for turists. Number one of the places you have to visit is famous Vasa Museum or “Vasamuseet” in swedish. Just take into account that the Vasa Museum will be closed for reconstruction between 18 March and 30 April. On Wednesday 1 May it will open again to reveal a reconstructed and expanded museum.

King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated the museum on 15 June 1990 and since that it becomes one of the most populat museum in Sweden. It’s adress is Galärvarvsvägen 14. You can reach the museum by taking bus line 47 or 69 from Central Station in Stockholm or by using the Djurgarden ferry. There is a parking area there. Opening hours are 8:30 am – 6 pm. September 1 – May 31 opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm (during this time, it is open on Wednesdays 10 am – 8 pm.) Also you may get admission discounts with the Stockholm City Card.

Also Stockholm Palace is great for visit. The Royal Palace of Stockholm provides the global city with a crown jewel landmark. It’s location is prime, right in the heart of Gamla Stan (the old town). It was built from 1697 to 1760, the impressive main facade is one of the most familiar symbols in Sweden. Incredibly, the home of the Swedish royal family has more than 600 rooms.

Stockholm City Hall is a popular tourist attraction for the architecture, a beautiful example of Nordic National Romantic style.It is placed on the idyllic Lake Malaren’s Kungsholmen island is idyllic.

Stockholm’s Great Church, or Storkyrkan, is a perfect example of the city’s and indeed Sweden’s unique architectural legacy. It was built in Brick Gothic style, the Gamla Stan 13th century landmark sits next to the Royal Palace, amid some of the best points of interest in Stockholm.

The national treasure, Swedish Museum of Natural History which takes you back to the early 18th century. Together with a Gothenburg equivalent, the Stockholm facility is a veritable history lesson on Sweden and Nordic Europe and features a planetarium and IMAX cinema.

Nordiska Museet is focused on the sociology and ethnography of Sweden, the Nordic Museum is where visitors go to complete their formal education on the vast cultural landscape of the country. On the central island of Djurgarden, the magnificent museum is well worth a few hours of your time.

The Skogskyrkogarden is as much a treasure trove of architecture and native design that blends seamlessly with the natural environment as it is a cemetery.

Riddarholmen Church is one of the most senior landmarks in Sweden, the Riddarholmen Church is close to the Royal Palace on the Stockholm island of the same name. With roots in the 13th century, the Riddarholmen’s unmistakable grand cast iron spire was built much later, in the 19th century.

Drottningholm Palace is a private residence of the Swedish monarchy is a beautiful palace on the island of Lovon on the periphery of Stockholm proper. Built in the 16th century, Drottningholm Palace is actually one of several private homes of the royal family but perhaps the most popular with visitors. The grand estate and gardens combine to form a notable UNESCO World Heritage Site.

August travel

There are many resons to travel in August and one of them is great number of different kind of festivals, carnivals and other events around the world. Be sure some cities really know how to kick up their heels. For instance London’s biggest party is probably biggest street festival you can join to, especially if you have never seen the extraordinary array of extravagant costume and Caribbean-influenced music, it’s worth to be there.

This year the main carnival takes place on Sunday, August 25 (children’s day) and Monday, August 26 (adults’ day), with the carnival bands heading out from about 9am on both days and finishing up about 10 hours later. You can enjoy with street food, visit Munch Street Food

Camden Fringe

(performance art and theatre) is great idea to visit in August as well as RideLondon (cycling), the Great British Beer Festival (beer), Real Street Food Festival and Feast at Battersea Park (both food and drink), Hackey WickED (art), South West Four and Live by the Lake (both music).

Turn out your worried feeling worried stress mood for happy holiday period, taking part in street’s festivals with your friends.

Most Popular Cruise Ships – a guide to fantastic destinations

Cruise ships offer a great way to enjoy an exciting yet relaxing family vacation without breaking the bank. Even if you are only a couple or a group of friends, a cruise ship holiday is still an enjoyable and affordable vacationing alternative. Many of the most popular cruise ships provide an all-inclusive deal to its passengers, where all meals and on board entertainment are inclusive, where you only need to pay for your drinks.

Different cruise packages depend on different operators. This article will discuss some of the most popular cruise ships and their exciting destinations and routes. If you are looking to spend a relaxing holiday on board a cruise ship making memories that will last a lifetime, then read on:

Oasis of the Seas

This 5,400 strong passenger cruise ship was first launched back in 2009 to great fanfare.

It was launched as the largest cruise ship ever built and also sports the first outdoor Aqua Theatre.

This cruise ship broke many barriers and set many records, including its revolutionary deign that includes an open-air corridor that’s been carved out along the entire length of the ship that effectively creates a tropical foliage space.

It deploys year round to the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale.

Allure of the Seas

The 5,400 passenger Allure of the Seas further builds on and expands the blueprint which was first rocked by its sister, the Oasis of the Seas. This ship boasts its own attractions including cruising’s first Starbucks and the complete Broadway show of “Chicago.” Destinations include Labadie, Haiti, Falmouth and Cozumel.

Norwegian Epic
The Norwegian Epic was first launched in 2010 and was a game changer with its Studio cabins and its rather controversial translucent bathrooms.

Add to that more than 20 on board restaurants, a huge water park and one of the cruising industry’s largest spas and you can understand why this cruise ship is so popular.

Destinations here include Barcelona, Rome and Marseille.

Camping in the Summer

Everyone needs a break every once in a while, and is there a better time for it than the summer?
The perfect weather, the amazing atmosphere and most important – the ability to do it as a family. The kids have some time off school at this time of year, so why not take an advantage of it and have some great quality time?
Camping is a great way to bond and have fun, and there are many places you can go to and enjoy new experiences. So don’t let the summer pass by without going out on a camping trip at least once – or else you’ll regret it!

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!

Fun rafting at Bled Lake in Slovenia

There are many offers at Bled lake for rafting. We choosed service offering by funrafting.com that placed exactly near our appartments at Bled lake and we got very good service from this company.
By the way, it’s not too expansive there – the price is only 28 Euro for a person .

We were picked up by comfortable cart with air conditioner right next to the office of Fun Rafting (it’s at central bus station in Bled), which took us to the start point of our route. All instructors know English. We got saving vests and started our trip of 9.5 km on Dolinka river. It was unforgettable and real fun for all of us.

Apartments near Bled Lake Slovenia

We decided to visit Slovenia this summer. I read many reviews in internet how beautifull this country, especially Blad lake area.
I found relative cheap place to rent apartment near Bled lake – it’s only 5 minute walk to the lake.
Owner of the place answered on all my question patiently and promised to cuch us from airport to his place for 50 Euro.
Price for 4 people for week is 624 Euro.
We’ll have apartments with 2 separate bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom.
In each bedroom there is a TV and an internet connection but I’m in doubt if I want to open my laptop on vacation;-)
Here is his site.
www.gostilna-murka.com

I hope we’ll have great time there.

Finland summer vacation

If summer in my country is too hot it’s not bad idea to leave it for Finland for a wile. I’ve not checked for a Finland’s culture program yet but I’m sure exactly I’ll find amazing nature there. I’m also interested in cheap prices then I’m still in search about it.

Well, as usually I start to plan my trip from the online surfing for helpful sites. Now I’ve found perfect source that probably can help all those who are going to visit Finland next summer http://www.visitfinland.com/en/web/guest/finland-guide/home. All I’ve seen there look very attractive for traveler like me. It’s just an informative travel guide to Finland, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more I have to learn. There is Finland weather info there that is very important as well.

Another site is http://www.vuokatti.finfun.fi/SearchResults.action?newLocale=en_EN&siteName=ffvuokatti offering a wide choice of zimmers in different areas of the country for 2-8 people. I would like to pick up the place that would be not expensive and beautiful at the same time. Ideally it must be a cozy zimmer, surrounded by nice nature where I can get with a train or bus.

More ideas?