Visiting Budapest – Queen of the Danube

Hungarian Parliament Building on the Danube, Budapest

BUDA SITS ON THE WEST BANK AND PEST ON THE EAST BANK OF THE DANUBE RIVER: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 14: Our ship arrived in Budapest at 10.00 a.m. and we were originally supposed to do our city sightseeing tour in the morning. But, as the shops in the Central … [Read more...]

360° Paris Views from Montparnasse Tower

Tour Montparnasse, Montparnasse Tower

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE FAMOUS SIGHTS OF PARIS FROM MONTPARNASSE TOWER: When Tour Montparnasse was completed in 1973, it was the tallest skyscraper in France. The Montparnasse Tower is mainly occupied by offices but the Panoramic Floor on level 56 and the roof-terrace are open to the public. They … [Read more...]

Opéra Garnier – A Grand Paris Opera House

Palais Garnier, Paris

Palais Garnier is a Paris Opera House fit for an Emperor: You don't have to be an opera buff to appreciate the Palais Garnier which is also known as the Opéra de Paris or the Opéra Garnier, or more commonly referred to as the Paris Opéra.  Located on the Place de l'Opéra in Paris' 9th … [Read more...]

A Happy Bamberg Beer Experience

Bamberg Beer tour

WITH NINE BREWERIES PRODUCING FIFTY TYPES OF BEERS, BAMBERG IS INDEED A BEER CITY: Bamberg is a town that's famous for its breweries. There are nine breweries in this small town producing some fifty different beers, including its specialty rauchbier, a smoked beer with a characteristic taste. … [Read more...]

Sainte-Chapelle – Famous for its Stunning Stained Glass

Stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle - A Royal Chapel Full of History and Famous for its Stained Glass: Long before we visited Sainte-Chapelle, I'd already seen many pictures of its exquisite stained glass windows. And, although it is said that a picture paints a thousand words, nothing quite prepares you for the … [Read more...]

Pigalle – A District Famous for its Raunchy Nightlife

Paris Red-light District

The Pigalle District is Notorious for its Sex Shops, Adult Shows and Raunchy Nightlife: Except for a visit to the Moulin Rouge, the Pigalle district is not high on the list of many visitors' must-visit Paris destinations, unless of course if you're one of those visitors for whom the sex shops, … [Read more...]

Arena di Verona – World Famous for its Spectacular Operas

Verona Arena

Verona Arena - the Third Largest Roman Amphitheatre is Famous for its Opera Festivals: Although many tourists are drawn to Verona by the love story of Romeo and Juliet, one other Verona attraction that has had visitors flocking to it since Roman times is the Arena di Verona (Verona Arena). As … [Read more...]

Musée National du Moyen-Age: Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny

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Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Museum of the Middle Ages: Small but eminently important, the Musée National du Moyen-Age (National Museum of the Middle Ages), has a range of medieval sculptures and artifacts dedicated to the everyday life, the art and history of France during … [Read more...]

Maison de Victor Hugo – Victor Hugo’s Apartment in Paris

Victor Hugo's House in Paris

The Maison de Victor Hugo Shows the Boundless Creative Talent of this Writer: Located in the south-eastern corner of Place des Vosges is the Maison de Victor Hugo, the apartment that Victor Hugo rented and lived in with his family for sixteen years. Although the richly decorated rooms that you … [Read more...]

Musée de la Poupée – Paris Dolls Museum

Paris Dolls Museum

Musée de la Poupée - A Paris Museum Sure to Delight Kids: An unusual Paris museum that is a good bet for children is the Musée de la Poupée, a private museum in the heart of the historic toy district in Paris 3rd arrondissement. With a permanent collection of some 600 dolls made between 1800 to … [Read more...]