Using Credit Cards In Europe: What You Need To Know

Chip and Pin, which are accepted, and everything else related to using credit cards in Europe: Walkmans. Beepers. Polaroid cameras. These are all things which are a couple of decades past their prime, right? The same can be said about magnetic strip credit cards… they’re an ancient invention which … [Read more...]

How to get to St. Mark’s Square: Venice Guide

How to get to St. Mark's Square from just about everywhere in Venice Let's face it, at some stage every visitor to Venice wants to get to Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Square, and the truth is that there are little signposts to it from just about everywhere. Unfortunately, Venetian street directions … [Read more...]

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas in Venice Not just a rowing boat - how it's built, traditions and "the gearbox"... A Gondola can be up to 11 metres long and 600 kg in weight, but still only needs one man with his single oar to propel it along, albeit in a stately fashion. Not many people … [Read more...]

Bilbao – Home of the Stunning Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao in the Basque Country is Home of the Guggenheim Museum: Bilbao, in the north of Spain, is the capital of the province of Biscay and the largest city in the Basque Country. But for most visitors, it is the Guggenheim Museum that brings them here. Transformation of Bilbao Bilbao has done … [Read more...]

Walk in the Footsteps of Bohemian Kings on the Royal Route

The Royal Route is the Processional Coronation Route Taken by Czech Kings: Since the coronation of the first Czech king in 1086 and up to the coronation of the last Czech king in 1836, all have travelled the  processional route to their coronation. This processional route has come to be known as … [Read more...]

Spanish Synagogue – A Home of the Jewish Museum

The Spanish Synagogue is Home of the Jewish Museum, the Most Visited Prague Museum: The Spanish Synagogue (Španelská Synagoga) in Prague sits on a site that was previously the Old Shul, the oldest Jewish temple in Prague (circa 12th century). When the Jews were expelled from Spain during the … [Read more...]

St George’s Basilica – An Important Landmark at Prague Castle

St George's Basilica is One of Prague's Most Important Romanesque Landmark: One of Prague's oldest and best preserved religious buildings within the Prague Castle complex is St George's Basilica, Bazilika Sv. Jiří. Founded by Prince Vratislav I of Bohemia around 920, the Basilica is dedicated to … [Read more...]

The Municipal House – Prague’s Art Nouveau Treasure

The Municipal House - A Prague Art Nouveau Building of Historical Importance : Located in the centre of Prague is the art nouveau Municipal House (Obecni Dûm Praha), one of the city’s national cultural landmarks. Whilst this multifunctional building is a venue for conferences, congresses, … [Read more...]

Generalife – A Summer Retreat of the Arab Sultans

The Generalife Was the Summer Palace and Country Estate of the Arab Sultans: The Generalife was the summer residence and country estate of the Arab sultans. It was designed as a retreat close to the Alhambra and this was where the sultan could come to perhaps escape the palace politics and to … [Read more...]

Bahía de La Concha – San Sebastián’s Stunning Bay

Bahía de la Concha or La Concha Bay is San Sebastián's Most Stunning Bay: San Sebastián is blessed with one of the most beautiful bays in the world and one of the first things we did before going to the Old Town (Parte Vieja) was to enjoy a panoramic view of Bahía de la Concha or La Concha Bay in … [Read more...]