Europe Travel

How To Escape The Crowds In Prague This Summer

Friday, May 22, 2009

Prague, the 7th most visited city in Europe (and 19th in the world), swells in late May and early June during the Fringe Festival Praha and the Prague Writers’ Festival (as well as most of the rest of the summer, begging the question of whether tourism is destroying the city). So if you find yourself […]

The Alhambra . . . At Night . . . In HD

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Alhambra is amazing to see during the day, just wait until you see it at night. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Spanish guitar music lately, so this video’s got that going for it, which is nice.

The 14 Best Pubs In Dublin

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In pretty much every city in the world, you’re going to run into people that will swear on their mother’s grave that this particular bar is the best in the world, and that you should not let anyone tell you otherwise. This is ever so true in Dublin, the mecca of fine pubery (yes, I […]

How Not To Be A Cow In Rome

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Isn’t a little disconcerting that so many animal metaphors are invoked when describing summer travel in Rome? Well, there’s a reason for it: too many people at too few sites equals cow-like tendencies. For a little help as to when to stray away from the herd, and when it’s best to go ahead and corral […]

Summer Spotlight: Turkey

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We’re now just about at the halfway point of May, which means that most travelers are, or should be, in the final stages of finalizing those crucial summer getaways (well, at least for those of us north of the equator). Of course Europe is a popular summer getaway for many people, but I wanted to […]

The Key To Finding The Best Bakeries In Paris

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Paris may be a little overwhelming for those looking to find some of the best pastries, breads, cheeses, desserts and wine that the city has to offer, but a helpful tip, as Fodor’s reveals, is to keep your eyes peeled for the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (MOF) indication on a shopfront, a designation handed down […]

It’s A Small World After All . . . In Oslo?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

For a truly authentic Norwegian experience, head to the country during the May 17th celebrations. But be prepared, you may never think of Norway the same way again. By Catherine Skrzypinski “Hei, I am Øivynd,” the shy Norwegian greeted me and my classmate, Zarinah, in front of the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. It sounded […]

Come Check Out Ankara’s Nightlife, You Won’t Forget It

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ankara may not have the concentration of throbbing clubs and number of partygoers as its cosmopolitan counterpart of Istanbul has (Ankara may be Turkey’s capital city, but Istanbul is the country’s largest ), but there’s still a thriving bar and music scene in the city, you just need to know where to look. For a […]

Did You Know The Best Hostels In The World Are In Lisbon?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ever check out HostelWorld’s monthly list of the top hostels? If you do, what you’ll most likely notice is that Lisbon dominates the upper half of the list, occupying #2, #4, and #5 (Travellers House, Rossio Hostel, and Lisbon Lounge Hostel, respectively). (The other thing you notice is that Krakow, inexplicably, seems to also be […]

Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I came across this great video on Rome by Cameron Moll the other day while I was browsing the “Travel Videos” section on Vimeo. Despite the obvious commentary at the beginning (“We’re standing in front of the Colosseum . . . Rome — Italy”), Cameron does a great job capturing images of the Eternal City […]

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