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Europe Favorites

  • Walking

    Paris Favorites

    ok I have been continuosly asked to give some tips on something unusual in Paris different than the regular sights ,well, there is many things to do in Paris, but you need time. Here are some of them that I like too. 1)"Live Escape Game" in French: by team of 3-5 persons and you have 60 minutes to find the enigma. price is 21€ per person at 62 rue...

  • IAmsterdam Card & Passes

    Amsterdam Favorites

    I've Many of them are available with several discount cards, but the Hosteldeals card is by far the most attractive of all! For just 17,50 i've had access for reduced rates and incidentally some free stuff! had a blast there!

  • Tourist Info

    Rome Favorites

    These three sites should be visited on the same day as they're in the same area and covered by one ticket price. To avoid the frustratingly long lines at the Colosseum, buy your combo ticket at the Palatine Hill ticket office (probably the shortest line) on Via di S. Gregorio 30. You can then choose to visit the sites in any order you wish. As many...

  • Sightseeing

    London Favorites

    2012 update-it appears that for a 7 day travelcard at a rail station that you now have to get a photocard so bring a passport size photo with you, I believe the photocard is free London attractions can be very expensive but with a little help from the Days Out Guide 2 for 1 offers, I've saved a bundle of money over the years on some of the really...

  • Las Ramblas

    Barcelona Favorites

    La Rambla was the first street in central Barcelona I began to explore the city. I knew that it was popular with tourists and locals stretches for 1.2 kilometers between Barri Gòtic and El Raval, connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. If you stroll along the street you will find a...

  • Piazza San Marco & Basilica San Marco

    Venice Favorites

    The beautiful Clock Tower in St. Mark's square is possibly the second most well known clock in the world; after "Big Ben". It was built in 1499. It was designed by Mauro Codussi, and decorated with an astronomic clock that shows the hour, the moon phases and zodiac signs. At the top of the tower, once an hour the bronze statues of two huge...

  • Squares & Statues

    Copenhagen Favorites

    At even the slightest hint of sunshine Copenhagen explodes into a city of outdoor hedonism. Every cafe, bar and restaurant gets its street furniture out and the squares and parks become hives of activity. One of my random wanderings brought me to the square here at Christianshavn on a pleasantly mellow May afternoon. All this random wandering is...

  • 1. Bezirk / 1st District

    Vienna Favorites

    We spent much of our sunny weekend in the city simply strolling around with friends or on our own, rather than focusing on seeing specific sights. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t see a lot, and in particular (as is so often the case) I enjoyed spotting and photographing a myriad of beautiful and/or interesting architectural details. The city...

  • Budapest churches

    Budapest Favorites

    When you take a break from Budapest history and architecture you would enjoy meeting the international community at on Sunday morning at 10:30. I enjoy the people I meet. Listen to the Bible teaching online and see why this is such a popular fellowship. How does one get there?

  • Off the beaten track

    Dublin Favorites

    Visit Howth Learn how to SAY 'Howth' like a local! Do the Guinness thing (and taste the black stuff!) Talk to locals. The Abbey Tavern is, of course, the main reason anyone who is a beer drinker visits Howth. It's easy to get to Howth - you can take the DART or a bus from Dublin City Centre. I recommend the train - it's quick and simple, and...

  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    Stockholm Favorites

    There were some lovely views over Gamla Stan and the harbour from the Sodermalm area. These pictures were taken from the Katarina hissen elevator. You pay to go up the elevator and can take views from the viewing platform at the top.

  • Athens Acropolis

    Athens Favorites

    It’s on all those annoying lists of ‘places you must see before you die’ but the city’s centrepiece, the Parthenon, and the Acropolis, the rocky hill on which it stands, really do live up to the hype. It’s more impressive than ever now that most of the scaffolding has come down and a massive restoration project launched in 1983 is finally nearing...

  • Charles Bridge

    Prague Favorites

    This sandstone statuary was created in 1708 and donated by the Convent of the Dominican Order. In the center is the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus, St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order, kneeling on the left side of the pedestal, on the right, there is the creator of the scholastic philosophy St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the copy of the statue...

  • Cities Not to Miss Near Florence

    Florence Favorites

    Siena is a well preserved Medieval town located 30 miles south of Florence. It is set on three hills. One of the main area in this town is piazza del Campo; a large scallop shaped square. It is divided in 9 segments representing the Concil of the Nine that ruled Medieval Siena. In piazza del Campo a historical bareback horse race called “Palio” is...

  • Useful Information

    Berlin Favorites

    Every foreigner must also try a Bratwurst. Around Potsdammer platz you can find many vendors with grills hanging from their shoulders where you can purchase one. Usually around 1.35 you can't go wrong here when you have a rumbling stomach.

  • Chocolate, Waffles & Fries

    Brussels Favorites

    Genuine Belgians use the word PRALINES for what is called "chocolates" by tourists. If outside the touristic centres you ask for chocolate you will get a bar of chocolate. The production of pralines in Belgium is now in hands of a number of companies who have industrialized the process what does, fortunately, not mean that quality has diminished....

  • Lisbon neighborhoods and atmosphere

    Lisbon Favorites

    I stayed just off of Avenida da Liberdade (at the Ibis Hotel) and I spent lots of time strolling up and down. This was especially so when I just arrived in Lisbon and my room was not yet ready. I was dead tired and walked up and down this palm lined avenue just trying to keep awake. There are plenty of cafes, pasteurises and restaurants here to...

  • Churches/ Cathedrals.

    Brugge Favorites

    Still in the second chapter of Bruges-la-Morte, Hugues Viane goes into the Church of Our Lady, (in Flemish Vrouwkerk, in French Notre-Dame), where he spends some time thinking about death (what else?) and gazing in quiet despair at the tombs of Charles le Téméraire (1433-1477) and his daughter Marie de Bourgogne (1457–1482). He emerges from the...

  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Favorites

    Oktoberfest is a huge massive fair, the area is really big with wide space between the different brewerys's tent. Still, during the weekend you have to expect a big crowd. We were there during the opening weekend and, around the time of the opening ceremony, the amount of people trying to get in was just too much. It was impossible to walk and we...

  • Streets and walking

    Madrid Favorites accommodations at good prices sights see VT destination Madrid for ideas by posters like us, there are many possibilities depends on your interests. tourism Madrid link at see travel tourist card section. same site for the...

  • San Siro Stadium

    Milan Favorites

    Even my reply is late for you, i think you might like to know what i'm going to say. Tickets for Inter games can be bought on line one week before the game, on the Internet: You receive a kind of voucher which you have to print and when you go to the stadium, there are special places for Internet tickets, where your voucher will be...

  • General impressions

    Moscow Favorites

    Can you believe it - we have beaten both Spain and Greece as budget travelling goes! Here is what the Backpacker Index says, giving us # 14 - between Bratislava and Prague: Certainly one of the world’s most important cities, Moscow continues also to be frustrating for many travelers, with relatively few hostels and traveler-friendly budget...

  • Grote Markt / Big Market square

    Antwerp Favorites

    Unfortunately, the GUILD HOUSES are not all original. In 1576 a large part of the Grote Markt burned down. Hans Vredeman, the town architect was instrumental in rebuilding these magnificent houses, in Flemish Renaissance style.

  • Fira Town

    Santorini Island Favorites

    Santorini is probably best known, by people that have never been there, by the dramatic white buildings with the blue domed roofs. Hiking around the island you'll see all sorts of colors but the hills of Thira are very dramatic with their stark appearance against the volcanic cliffs.

  • Memories

    Warsaw Favorites

    It had never crossed my mind to visit Poland, even after meeting Ewa, and teaching children who had Polish fathers in Scotland and Sudan. I'd never felt the inclination to visit Eastern Europe at all, but Fate decreed otherwise. My husband had to go to the FiCEE exhibition as he was the only person with a valid Shengan visa, and I was to help him....

  • Towns and Villages

    Crete Island Favorites

    Bali is a small, picturesque village between Heraklion and Rethymno. People go there usually when they buy the whole package (flight, hotel, food etc) Bali used to be a fisherman village, but now during the summer it is a family vacation destination. There are few large hotels and many small hotels. Bali has at least 3 beaches with the largest (not...

  • Tallinn Card

    Tallinn Favorites

    If you will be in Tallinn for 24 hours or longer and wish to see as much as possible while there, consider a Tallinn Card. The card is available at Tourist Information Centers, but also at the airport, hotels, travel agencies, etc. The card can be purchased for periods of 6 hrs. up to 72 hrs for a very reasonable price (check the website for...

  • The Market Square (Rynek Glowny)

    Krakow Favorites

    Krakow is fabulous in any season. I have visited in holiday season, summer, and spring. The Cloth Market is the centerpiece of the historic square...untouched by wars. It's the purest part of Poland as far as architecture is concerned. The Cloth Market is filled with vendors who sell a miriad of merchandise and soulvenirs. The shops and cafes...

  • Travel tips and assistance

    Salzburg Favorites

    As with all these tourist cards, you need to do your homework to see if it's viable to buy or not. I did this, and for us it was, so we bought ours from our Pension, and began using it straight away, as we caught a Bus into the city centre. The Salzburg Card provides free admission to all the sights in the City of Mozart, free use of the public...

  • Canals and Rivers

    Saint Petersburg Favorites

    Why not have a boat trip along the city canals and rivers, which will allow you to see the buildings from different angles and to enjoy the city sites - the splendid samples of the old Russian architecture. walking along the city canals and living there for a year.

  • Guadalquivir River and Bridges

    Sevilla Favorites

    Along the Guadalquiver River that runs through and seperates Sevilla into two, you find many small parks where you can take a few minutes to rest from your walks through the town. We also saw this lone kayaker with his trainer. These were the ONLY things moving on the river in contrast to the Seine in Paris where the waterway is crammed with...

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Favorites

    I think that edinburgh's castle is just amazing:his position is great and you can have a great view of all the city.You can walk inside it and return back of centuries thinking at the Bravehearth movie and at medieval period.It's a classical touristic thing but i think you can't asbolutely miss it The panoramic view is amazing..and just that is...

  • Useful Information

    Hamburg Favorites

    Losing my wallet and U.S. passport! The ultimate nightmare but do not despair: There are NO longer any emergency passport services for U.S. citizens in Hamburg. It is helpful to have a copy of one's passport AND essential to file a report with the local Police station (the local police as very cordial and usually have decent English skills)....

  • City Center

    Palma de Mallorca Favorites

    - no, is not a mature only place, I would say the contrary - yes, is a hardcore party place, many pubs, discos and bars, open until late night - for sure is not a too quiet place - weather will be great, no rains in september - beach is great for swiming, kyte surf or just walking on the seashore Palma city center is near, 10m on public bus. Use...

  • The day trips

    Verona Favorites

    I have just one day, or just few hours... What is a real must see? How many time we visist a city, even deserving more, but we don't have the time to see it at the right (slow) pace. It's a pity, but everyone of us did it, right? So, if you have only a few hours, here is a guide of 4 verona walking tours, made by the Municipality site: 4...

  • Beautiful Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Favorites

    Somehow I had never wanted to visit Dubrovnik. In the 1980s only old people from Germany went here. Then the war came and big parts of Dubrovik were destroyed. Only then I thought of it as a normal town with people actually living there, not some kind of "Disneyland for Pensioners". They rebuilt everything rather quickly and Dubrovnik came back to...

  • Life in the street

    Porto Favorites

    And here's yet another one of those Port wine advertisements. There are way too many wine caves to visit, but if you're feeling especially energetic you can visit them all. I only saw 3. They all start to feel the same after a while.


    Granada Favorites

    In Alhambra all the treasures are hidden inside, as well as in other moorish palaces. Outside Alhambra represents modest enough construction. Walls are unattractive, facades are not decorated. The Arabian governors did not like to parade luxury. They preferred to stay in stuffy premises rest in small court yard where fountains are murmuring and...

  • Granada Studios

    Manchester Favorites

    Manchester is the home of Granada Studios which produces Coronation Street, a long running British soap. It first aired on Dec. 9, 1960 and is still going strong. I am a dedicated Corrie fan and I have met most of my interenet friends through the corrie communities online. Granada used to have set tours open to the public but stopped that in 2000....

  • Useful Information

    Bucharest Favorites

    To find a post office in central Bucharest is not that easy – you should know where they are, if you intend to send a picture of the Parliament Palace to your friends. The fact that stamps are only for sale at the post office does not make it easy to write postcards. The central post office is located at Matei Millo Street (Number 10), close to...

  • Victims

    Pompeii Favorites

    Over the cobbled streets, the buildings, the forum, and even vesuvius itself, the first thing most people think of is the dead bodies. Everywhere in Pompeii there are the plaster casts of the bodies of the victims of the eruption. Created by italian Archeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli, the plaster casts give a horryfying insight into the last seconds of...

  • Architecture

    Riga Favorites

    When going along many main streets in Riga, you will see 19th century wooden buildings - one-storey - two-storey - most decorated with exquisite details. There are 23 such buildings on Kalnceima Street alone. I found myself fascinated with these wooden structures and first saw them when we took Tram #7 to the LIDO Saturday night and again when I...

  • Churches and Squares

    Bologna Favorites

    I stole this term from my Polish colleagues who invented it to describe their favourite research and pastime, as opposed to all those other activities ending in –ing which have adapted from English by other languages. Befitting the location, we then translated it into Italian as “Chiesare” ;-) Bologna is full of churches, big and small. San...

  • downtown

    Sofia Favorites

    We would recommend meeting local members of Virtual Tourist as they are most friendly and willing to assist a visitor in an instant and show you around. :) The Most Beautiful City of our Eastern Visit was Sofia and well worth the trip. A real nice guy named Peter (peter_dimov) helped us have an especially good trip in Sofia. He was a First Class...


    Ibiza Favorites

    You will find that many beaches are nudist, so if you do not like them, just try to avoid them. Normally they go to Beaches where access is not easy Ibiza is a very relaxed island, where no one cares what you do if you respect them


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