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Best Things to Do in Vienna, Austria

Best Things to Do in Vienna, Austria

Best Things to Do in Vienna, Austria :  Vienna is one of those destinations that best suits the refined.  Excellent music, majestic palaces, beautiful galleries and fine wines to drink. But don’t despair if you’re like me and prefer the simple things in life, like coffee shops.  Yes, Vienna has it all.  Keep reading for my list of top things in Vienna.   Hofburg Palace The Hofburg Imperial Palace is the major imperial palace complex in the heart of Vienna. …

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Best of Prague

Best of Prague

Best of Prague : The first time I visited Prague I was awe struck. Literally. I had never visited a place that seemed to have kept its medieval charm while combining that sense of the modern and absurd.  Prague is a fairy tale city which is loads of fun. It also reminds you constantly of your mortality. The tension between the here and now and our uncertain future creates a perfect vibe for a traveler like me. Hopefully you enjoy…

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How to Do the London Eye

How to Do the London Eye

How to Do the London Eye : The London Eye may well be the most popular contemporary attraction in London.  In fact, it’s the most popular paid attraction in the entire United Kingdom. And in a city with so many amazing free attractions, the massive popularity of the London Eye should tell you just how cool this ride really is! The unforgettable London Eye towers 135 metres (443 feet) over the River Thames at one end of the Westminster Bridge….

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6 Fun and Free things to do in Glasgow

6 Fun and Free things to do in Glasgow

6 Fun and Free things to do in Glasgow : Is Glasgow on your travel bucket list?  If it isn’t then it should be. Glasgow has a working class charm and beauty unrivalled by any city you will visit. Its grand Victorian buildings invariably marked by “To Let” signs sit above a vibrant and complicated city. Truly, the fantastic shopping, busy restaurants and happening music scene make Glasgow an exciting stop for any traveler. Glasgow definitely has an edgy, urban vibe…

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Drive the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire

Drive the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire

Drive the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire : Apparently, there are more castles per square acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in the UK.  It seems a little odd to measure local castle density by the square acre, but hey who am I to judge.  And we are talking castles so however you introduce the subject, well we’re still talking castles and that’s a good thing. Indeed, visitors can now navigate this treasure trove of Scottish castles by traveling a marked…

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Visiting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Visiting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Visiting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire : For a visitor, Aberdeen is at least two things.  One the one hand, Aberdeen is perfectly situated as base for exploring one of the most compelling and beautiful regions of Scotland.  It is also a beautiful city in its own right.  On the other hand, Aberdeen seems to be a city that isn’t interested in catering to tourists in the ways many tourists expect. Maybe it’s just that Aberdeen is a real working city and…

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Golden Lane, a Prague Must See

Golden Lane, a Prague Must See

Golden Lane, a Prague Must See : The Golden Lane is a small cobblestone street located inside Prague Castle. It was built in the 16th century to house the castle guards. However, the name golden lane is actually a reference to the goldsmiths who occupied the street in the 17th century. The Golden Lane was also called the Street of Alchemists and Alchemists’ Alley. You will absolutely love the Golden Lane.  It consists tiny homes, all painted brightly.  How tall…

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Visit the Scottish National Gallery

Visit the Scottish National Gallery

Visit the Scottish National Gallery : The Scottish National Gallery is one of the premiere free attractions in Edinburgh. Ideally located on the Mound between the New Town and the Old Town, the Scottish National Gallery is flanked on both sides by beautiful Princes Street Gardens. The Scottish National Gallery opens daily from 10 am-5 pm, and on Thursdays until 7 pm. And did I mentioned that you will find some of the greatest art works displayed on its walls, including pieces…

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Experience Edinburgh’s Amazing Royal Mile

Experience Edinburgh’s Amazing Royal Mile

Experiencing the Royal Mile : Royal Mile Overview The Royal Mile actually consists of four connecting streets that gently slope downwards from an extinct volcano.  If you start your walk along Royal Mile at its highest point (Edinburgh Castle) and continue down towards Holyrood Palace at its eastern end, you will pass down Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and finally Canongate. And why wouldn’t you start from the highest point? I mean, you will be walking down hill right!   This…

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6 Things you Must do in Glasgow

6 Things you Must do in Glasgow

6 Things you Must do in Glasgow : Is Glasgow on your travel bucket list?  If it isn’t then it should be.  Glasgow has a working class charm and beauty unrivalled by any city you will visit.  Its grand Victorian buildings invariably marked by “To Let” signs sit above a vibrant and complicated city. Truly, the fantastic shopping, busy restaurants and happening music scene make Glasgow an exciting stop for any traveler. Glasgow definitely has an edgy, urban vibe that…

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