Posts Tagged ‘Europe holiday’

Time-lapse video: Eurolapse in 12 Cities, 3 Summers

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This time-lapse video was done by David Kosmos Smith. We are suckers for such travel videos so we are sharing it with you guys. He traveled through 12 cities during three summers. And what a great way to preserve such journeys!

Ten Activities that will Make you a Smarter Person while you’re in Europe

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There are many things you can do in Europe, but these activities are sure to leave you with lasting life skills. After all, Europe gave birth to the Renaissance Man. You might as well make yourself a better person while you’re in the continent.

Greece and Yacht Sailing

While you’re in Greece, learn to maneuver that sail boat. The skills you’ll be learning will be useful for a lifetime. What could be a better than fine-tuning your hand-eye coordination? Greece is also one of the best sites to learn this skill. Read up on Homer and look at the untouched parts of Greece. Maybe while maneuvering that sailboat, you’ll be inspired to write your modern day Iliad. You never know.

Top 10 Great European Cities for the wise spenders

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The struggling economics wherever you are in the world should not stop you from enjoying that European vacation you deserve. Sounds crazy? No it doesn’t. Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive if you know just where the most practical places are. Explore these 10 cities in Europe that will give you the most affordable rate without sacrificing the quality of your trip. Walk around the hippest and trendiest streets of fashion; be acquainted with their wonderful culture, stuff your taste bud with their delectable gourmet, swim until your skin is burned and be enticed with their magnificent art without emptying your pockets. Are you still not convenience? Just go on reading.

Antwerp, Belgium

Compared to Paris, Antwerp is not a commonplace for tourist. But you will definitely remember the warm atmosphere that this place can proffer especially every Saturday and Sunday. Stay in the Bed and Breakfast, Boulevard Leopold or at Hotel Matelote that both offer a homey experience.

Travel Destinations: Cities in Europe worth Exploring

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Whether you are looking for new flavors, new styles, or great finds, these charming cities in Europe offer more than what meets the eye:

Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp Travel

When you visit Antwerp, you will immediately notice the perky garbs of its locals who mingle at the public square. World-class in style, Antwerp offers many unique destinations like the Museum Aan de Stroom. The museum’s façade looks like a stack of giant crates piled on top of each other. There are many wonderful art galleries just around the corner waiting to be discovered. There are also antique stores offering vintage outfits for those who want to have their photos taken as though they stepped back in time or those who simply want to take one home.

Travel Tips Europe: Scams you need to be careful of in Europe

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When you travel to Europe, there is no reason to worry much about violent crimes against travelers. You have to remember though that Europe is a place where travel scams is pretty prevalent. You need to be wary of con artists and pickpockets who are very smart and smooth in victimizing tourists especially Americans.

Americans are usually those who carry good stuff in their wallets and belts. Some people use money belts as advised but they still get burned. If you will be using a money belt, it will be better if you tuck it under the clothes.

Here are some of the most common scams that you might encounter during your European holiday:

Clerks using phone cameras

European Travel: Finding the Best Jazz Clubs

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With the convenience that our smartphones and mp3 players provide you can listen to any kind of music anywhere you are. Electro in the bath tub, classical while in the construction site, or maybe jazz while your mother in law screams at you like crazy.

However, spending an awesome evening at a jazz club brings back the enchantment of actual and live musical performances. In this article are several places in Europe that best conveys one’s precise jazzy vibes.

European Bars

A-Trane International Jazz Club

With the honors and awards that they attained, like “Downbeat” magazine gracing it as one of the best jazz clubs in the world, it is a fact that A-Trane is precisely one of the most trendy clubs in Berlin. Having founded more than 20 years ago, biggest stars in the music industry has performed at this haven. Their list includes Diana Krall, Arthur Blythe, Ray Brown and Herbie Hancock. One of their programs, JAM or aka Jazz After Midnight, is a post-midnight sessions of serious jamming and good music.

More than 40 Deaths in Poland and Ukraine due to sub-zero weather in Europe

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Thirty people have been reported dead in Ukraine while ten more passed away in Poland following a heavy fall of snow and significant drop in temperatures in eastern and central Europe. Three people also perished in Serbia and another one in Bulgaria succumbed to the extreme weather conditions.

Health officials in Ukraine said that over 600 people asked for treatment after suffering hypothermia and frostbites in just a matter of three days. Almost 24,000 people also evacuated to different shelters across the country seeking protection from the freezing conditions.

Temperatures have dropped to -16C at daytime while it drops further to -23C at night.

Most of the victims were those who were homeless, as authorities discovered their bodies covered by frost on the streets of Ukraine.

Poland has been having a mild winter until last Friday the temperatures dropped to -26C. Initial reports say that majority of the victims were old people and the homeless.