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Amsterdam
Amsterdam
#About the City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an amazing city of canals, known as "The Venice of the North," a city that is calm, ancient, relaxed, modernized, and always up to date. There are many contrasts in the city. On one hand there are many canals, pretty floating houses and cute bridges, and on the other hand the city is modern and new, a lively and vibrant capital. It is a crowded metropolis, an ancient city, picturesque and pastoral, with architecture that hasn't changes since the Renaissance. The city of Anne Frank, impressive churches and artists like Rembrandt, a pluralistic and patient city, with red lights and some light drugs.

As a rule, the graceful tolerance shown by the Dutch towards the minorities and the different is one of the things that make Amsterdam so loved and appreciated. "Live and let live" exemplified here! Waves of immigration and the many cultures not mixed here have made the city into a liberal heaven that naturally accepts different populations and lifestyles.

This is not a big city. Many of the sites are located in the center, and many of the tours can be done by walking or by bikes. In general, Amsterdam loved bikers, and is full of biking lanes. Everything starts, more or less, in Dam Square, which is a meeting point for the pedestrian walkways Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk, two main roads. From here you can reach the outer circle, to the circular canals around, and to the 15 districts formed between them.



#Tours
Getting to know the city's canals?
Click on the tag "Amsterdam Canals."
Culture and general knowledge?
Click on the tag "Museumplein."
A tour around the picturesque city
Click on the tag "Tour of Jordaan."
Fun city attractions?
Click on the tag "Amsterdam pleasure tour."
About the Red Lights
Click on the tag "Red Light District."


#10 Places to Visit in Amsterdam in Winter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjlEYgx6kFc



#Must See Sights

What to see the most popular places in town? Click on the tag "Must see in Amsterdam."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coATMi4YnF0



#With Children

A trip for the whole family? Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Amsterdam."



#Food

An unforgettable meal? Find awesome restaurants - Click on the tag "Must eat in Amsterdam."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAsch2LZ37s



#Tips

In most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.



#Interests

Interested in certain things? - Click on the tag "Interests."



#Holland Country Code

+31



#Savings
Public Transportation - Buy an OV-chipkaart ticket, reloadable for more rides.
Supermarket - Chains like Aldi and Albert Heijn are very cheap and easy to located. Aldi is very economical but sells mainly basic products, the second store is a bit more expensive but you can find everything there.
Free events - On the website 'I Amsterdam' you can find all the city's functions that have free entrance.
Regular Bus - A great way to see Amsterdam, you can use this app and discover sites close to you wherever you are and listen to the voice recordings.
Discounts in Various Spots - Use a student card, not accepted everywhere.
Museum and Attraction Lovers - if you are thinking about visiting many spots, the iAmsterdam card is for you.
Picnics - Vondelpark is the place to go, or any other amazing park in this city, a picnic after a museum tour is fun and saves a lot.



#Shopping

First and foremost there is a Primark, on the shopping street Kalverstraat. Also see the link below for more recommendations.



#Entertainment

The well-known clubs are Club Roses, for the rich and famous that is located in a space that was a gas factory, the Bij Jansen, that is for students and requires a student card to get in, and the renovated Odeon, the Sugar Factory with hip hop music, Bitterzoet, alternative, and Escape Lounge that is the largest in Amsterdam.



#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plugs are Type C, Type E and Type F.



A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/IpytNrNdkFo
Verona
Verona
#About the Romantic City of Romeo and Juliet

The city of Verona in northern Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Even if you came to Venice in general, it is worth finding at least one day and dedicating it to this wonderful city.

The city of Verona has a long and significant history. But she was given the glory of the world, after serving as a backdrop to one of the most famous and sad love stories in history. This is the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, the pair of lovers who became the most famous romantic couple in the world. Their story was immortalized at the end of the 16th century, when Romeo and Juliet, a play by the greatest playwright William Shakespeare, was considered one of the most famous plays in the history of the theater.

The story of the two is about the young couple in love, each of them belongs to one of two families in Verona, who are in an old and difficult conflict. When they discover that because of the hatred between their families, their love can not be realized, the two lovers decide to die, only to realize their love and to remain together in their deaths.

To this day thousands of tourists flock to see the famous terrace where Romeo and Juliet confessed their love for one another. The photograph with Julia's bronze statue and the visit to the pedestrian mall facing her home are a real tourist duty in the city. In the opinion of many, those who did not come to Julia's house - was not in Verona!

On the other hand, the identification of Verona as the city of Romeo and Juliet has dimmed quite a few of the other wonderful aspects of the city, which many consider "a gateway to Italy." This is because it presents to those coming from the north, the beauty, characteristics and character of Italy. And by the way, not many people know that the magic of Verona brought Shakespeare, the legendary playwright, to write not one but three plays that take place in it. Apart from Romeo and Juliet, the "Taming of the Shrew" and "Two Gentlemen in Verona" play in this wonderful and beautiful city.

The city of Verona is an excellent choice for those interested in a star trip to northern Italy and Tuscany. A star trip, based on a central place of residence, in an area where you wish to travel, allows you to go out for day trips and return to it every night. From Verona you can easily stroll to Tuscany, Venice, the Dolmites or Lake Garda.

See all the city attractions in the tag "Verona".


#History
The city of Verona is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its impressive historical sites and buildings, mainly Roman.

But despite many legends, myths and conjectures, it is unclear who founded it and what its name is, Verona. What is known is that the city was probably founded around 550 AD.

The heyday of Verona was recorded in the Middle Ages, between the 13th and 14th centuries, when it was ruled by the Scaligerian regime, the rich and powerful aristocracy, the Della Scala family. Strong fortresses, impressive bridges and magnificent castles were built in the city.

During World War II and although not considered one of the main cities in Italy, Verona was one of the most bombed targets. The main reason for this was the fact that it was sitting on the meeting between the two main axes in Italy - between the Venice-Milan road and the Rome-Brenner road on the border with Austria.

Today, Verona is considered a popular city for tourists, especially and naturally the city of Romeo and Juliet, among lovers of romance and love.


#Geography

Verona's central location is next to Lake Garda and the main transport route between Milan and Venice.

The city stretches from the banks of the Adige River to the foot of the Alps in the north. It is located great in northern Italy and close to Tuscany. It is easy to get out and reach within two hours, to the Dolmites in the north, Venice in the east, or to Lake Garda in the west.


#When To Visit?

The hot summer months of July and August are not as hot here as in southern Italy and you can earn events and activities that take place only in the summer. Opera lovers will then enjoy Verona's renowned Opera Festival. Book accommodation long in advance, because it is very difficult to get a room then vacant.

The calm and nature lovers will prefer spring and autumn, between May and June and between September and early October. These are the most convenient months to travel to Verona and the surrounding area. In the spring, the beautiful weather and nature surrounding the city are added to the comfortable weather.


#Transportation

From the airport, located 5 km from the city, there is a quick bus line that takes you to Verona Central Station, and you can also take a taxi to the airport terminal.

Those who have difficulties will certainly choose public transport, but those who can - the transportation within the city is mainly on foot. This is, in many minds, the best way to see Verona and experience the charming alleys of the city, its hidden corners and its magnificent squares.


#Accommodations

Most attractions and attractions in Verona are in the city center, which makes the area more expensive for overnight stays. It is recommended to stay near the city's main train station for those who plan to take a star trip outside the city. Car owners are advised to stay near the exit from the city, which will save time leaving Verona and make it easier to park.


#Saving
The Verona Card offers free entrance to the city's attractions. It can be purchased at museums and kiosks, at 15 euros for 24 hours. If you add 5 euro, it will be valid for 72 hours.


#Tips
Most of the city's museums and sites are closed on Mondays.

Many make a dash from Verona to Venice. The fast Eurostar train reaches the city of canals at one hour. Local train - about two and a half hours.


#Food
Verona's tradition of cooking includes a wide variety of dishes from local ingredients. Of course, like all over Italy, here too the pasta wins. But the Veronese and Northern Italian cuisine proudly offers the Gnoocchi, the popular dish based on mashed potatoes.

Another of the classic dishes of Verona is the risotto based on the local Amrona wine, which is a rich and wonderful dish of rice. This is a must-have for lovers of Italian and Veronese cuisine.

Another must in northern Italy is the polenta, which is often eaten here. For dessert you will probably want to taste "Julia's Kisses", which is a local and romantic dessert based on chocolate.


#Tip

In Italian restaurants and cafés there is no need to add a tip to a bill that says that tip is already included (servizio include).


#Shopping
Shopping in Verona is a great experience. It has full-fledged galleries filled with high-end shops of fashion, jewelry and cosmetics.

There are stores of young designers and leading fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Swarovski, Bulgari, Prada, Benton and Gucci. Even the finest shoes you should buy in the city, famous for its leather industry. There are plenty of antique shops, delicatessens and excellent food,

In the heart of Verona's tourist area is its main shopping area. The heart of Verona and one of the elegant shopping streets is Via Mazzini. It connects Piazza del Bara and Piazza delle Erbe.

In the city center you will find other major shopping streets, including Via Roma, Via Capello, Corso Fortuny Borsary and Piazza del Arba. In addition to fashion, you will also find gadgets, electronics, cosmetics and souvenirs stores.

Verona has wonderful neighborhood markets, with food stalls and clothing. The largest and most popular market is in Piazza del Erbe, where you will also find handicrafts and jewelry in addition to food and clothing.

Verona's excellent flea market takes place every third Saturday of the month in Piazza San Zeno.

Artworks in the city can be bought at a variety of prices, on Corso Santa Anastasia Street.

Shopping centers in the city and its surroundings are also lacking. From Le Corti Veneete, a 10-minute drive from the city's historic center, through La Grande Mela and its 130 shops and the lovely Grand'Affi.

Many outlet stores are located in the Franciacorta Outlet Village - an out-of-town out-of-town village with over 150 shops and cafes and restaurants.

Shopping recommendations in the city can be founding by clicking on the tag "Shopping in Verona".



#Entertainment

Nightlife in the city of Verona is not great. We would not be mistaken to say that this is not really a city of recreation into the night.

Want to dance? - At Alter Ego, you can dance on the weekends until the small hours. If you will like a club in the old quarter of Verona you can look at Berfi's Club.

Places of entertainment in the city you will find by clicking on the tag "Entertainment in Verona".


#Italy Country Code

+39


#Electric Outlets

The required electric plugs are Type F and L (see below link with photos).


A Closer Look at Verona:

https://youtu.be/LsykOK1eNBE


City Views:

https://youtu.be/g51cReFtSyU


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/nr6Naq76y6E


At Night:

https://youtu.be/iSdyJS_QRZI
Athens
Athens
#About the Cradle of Western Civilization

Athens is one of the most important cities in history. 3,500 years old, the city and location developed and gave birth to so much wisdom and innovation, so many things were done here for the first time, flattered by ideas that generations and cultures were based on, breathing and living without stopping.

This is the city where democracy was born, where western philosophy was invented, where theaters, tragedies, art and aesthetics were developed, and would be the base for European culture. Here the beginning of architecture starts, fighting technics, the model for imitation for the Romans and hundreds of thousands of other civilizations to follow. Here the sons and creators of the Renaissance and the later neo-classical streamed to.

But the significant innovation of Athens is undoubtedly social innovation. In Polis, the Greek city of Athens, the first ancient democracy was born in history. Although it was far from being a democracy in its modern sense, for the first time in the two hundred years after 500 BC, this Greek city was dominated by a general assembly of male citizens. This was the first democracy in the history of the human race, which, even if it does not equate with today's sophisticated democracies, with women's votes and equality for all citizens, must agree that it all began.

In fact, the democracy of Athens was a system of government which implemented a method that today we call "direct democracy." Athens democracy was created during the eighth century BC, when it moved to the civil status of citizens of the polis. This is for landowners and property in the city and this wonderful process they became social status was initially part of the government. During the 5th century BCE, this system of government was formed into what would be called "democracy," which means "rule of the people" in Greek.


#Savings

Antiques - A full-price ticket to the Acropolis will allow you to enter many archaeological sites in Athens, including the Ancient Agora, the Roman, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Kerameikos Cemetery.

Antiques at the Metro Stations - If the museums are expensive then you can see lots of great antiques that have been discovered and displayed on the high floors of the following subway stations: Syntagma, Panepistimio, Acropolis and Monastiraki.

Museums - The tips of each museum indicate whether and when there are free days. In August there is also the August Full Moon, where museums open their doors for free.


#Communication

For 8 GB internet data, and 500 minutes of called inside Greece, between 7 to 10 days in the country, buy the Vodaphone sim card for 20 euros.



#Food

In Athens, many traditional foods that these small taverns feature are outstanding.

The Tavernas will usually have a rich Greek meze - a collection of excellent Greek dishes.

After these Greek opening dishes, hot and characteristic dishes like the souvlaki or gyros (shishlik or shwarma in a cream and yogurt sauce with garlic, fresh onion and tomatoes), the musaka (a slice of eggplant slices and minced meat in a divine sauce), tzatziki (cucumbers cut finely in yogurt and with garlic crushed and dripping olive oil from above), sardines, the dolmadakia (small vine leaves filled with rice and seasoning that only Zeus knows), and the prime and the splendor of the creation - the Greek salad -so good, fresh vegetables, feta cheese, oil olive and oregano from above. Enjoy your meal!

Drink ouzo or ritzina - a kind of local wine enriched with pineapple and Greek coffee, which is black coffee or "parapha" (pronounced Fra-Pe) - cold, bitter and foamy and very tasty coffee.

So in Greece, there are ouzores, taverns, restaurants and music clubs. Everyone is eating and drinking a lot and good. And by the way, there are as many cafes right now, including those that used to be restaurants, and they stayed the same, but changed the name to a cafe. The reason? - Cafes charge less ...



A Closer Look at the Wonderful Greek Food:

https://youtu.be/C3kPeGtX2v8


#Transportation

From the airport, you can reach the metro from the blue line, within 40 minutes, during the day until midnight. 10 euros will get you directly to the Syntagma and Monastiraki stations.

The metro, in general, is a great tool to avoid city traffic.


#Entertainment

If you want traditional Greek entertainment in Athens, you will find it in the Plaka neighborhood. The concentration of small clubs and successful bars will be in Monastiraki, Psirri, Kolonaki, and Gazi.

#Tip

In Greek restaurants and cafes, it is customary to leave a 10% tip for a cheaper bill, and about 15% for a more expensive bill.

#Greece Country Code

+30

#Shopping

In general, Ermou Street, leading from Syntagma Square to Monastiraki Square, is the main shopping street in Athens.

For more shopping sites, see the link below for recommendations.


#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plugs are Types C and F (see link attached below for photos).


A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/NJQpXiugmUg



A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/jV4xKLu7lFA



Cultural Points in the City:

https://youtu.be/r3H2f1DiYgQ"
Madrid
Madrid
#About the Spanish Capital and the Third Largest City in Europe

Madrid lies in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarama mountain range. It is the capital of Spain, at a height of 646 meters above sea level and is the highest capital in Europe. Madrid is also one of the largest cities in the continent.

This city is a combination of ancient tradition and constant renewal. It has an architectural mix of medieval buildings and the construction of a traditional empire, with fascist monuments from the dictatorship that ruled it, in the face of exciting buildings designed by the modern superstructure. And by the way, there is no city in Europe with more trees than Madrid!

Madrid is a fascinating story of a city reborn with the death of Spanish dictator General Franco in 1975. The social-cultural "birth" movement, which was born at the time, led the liberation from the dictatorship and was the accelerating force that led to a burst of creativity in the various arts and culture of the entire city. Then came the young face, the rebellious and non-establishment side of the city, the one attracting young tourists from all over the world.

Indeed, Madrid is a city of many styles and faces, whose inhabitants, are full of joie de vivre, very kind and warm to visitors. The saying here is that "if you are in Madrid, then you are from Madrid!"

Here you can choose from crowd-bustling soccer temples to the world's most fascinating art museums, listen to Spanish flamenco music or dance in new clubs with 21st-century music. Here you can eat tapas bars with lots of small dishes or dine in the city's renowned food markets.

See all the city attractions by clicking on the tag "Madrid".


#When to Visit?

Madrid is hot in summer and really cold in winter, therefore spring, April-June is the perfect time to visit, and in the fall September-October. The hotel prices are the most expensive during these times,


#Public Transportation in Madrid

Transportation in the city is easy to use and not expensive.

The metro is comfortable, efficient and comes frequently, cheap, and goes around the whole city. It operates between 6 am to 2 am.

The buses operate from 2 am to 11:30 pm.

There are plenty of taxis but they are more expensive.


#Communication

You can buy a local SIM in the Calleo stores. 3 GB costs only 5 euros.


#Food

The restaurants in Madrid are great, but no less so are the great tapas bars, with the small, tasty and inexpensive tapas. Madrid has a very strong and successful scene in the vibrant food markets, which are excellent in terms of the food sold in them. Because here, if you want to eat excellent Spanish and international food and fresh - you will likely find yourself often in the city's wonderful markets.

Spanish cuisine is full of good and rich food. Between the Tortilla Spaniola, a kind of Spanish omelet and a little sweet, the Phedron, the same spicy Spanish pepper and the Pattatas Bravas, which is the Spanish fries, the most noteworthy hits in the Spanish kitchen are:

Tapas, the small and varied dishes that usually accompany the tapas to the fullness. The recommended tapas bars of Madrid is the La Latina neighborhood.

Paella - A pan with rice stew, vegetables, and seafood, or meat.

Churros - long donuts with sugar for dessert, which are used in the morning to dip in chocolate, a thick hot chocolate drink that does not replace coffee.

Pan Tomaque - bread with tomato. This is the simplest and typical breakfast, but most delicious: half a baked baguette topped with fresh tomato, olive oil, salt pepper and that's it.

Sangria - the great alcoholic drink, with a martini touch, a teaspoon of sugar and plenty of ice, soda, oranges, and lemons.

Aperol Spritz - look for this drink, it is a must try!

Spanish delicacies Worth Trying:

https://youtu.be/UZwrSgBOTpE


#Savings

In restaurants - in the dining section they ate the big meal at noon when the restaurants were significantly cheaper than dinner.

Business Meal - Find out if there is a business lunch in a restaurant (menu del dia), in Madrid will cost about 12 euros on weekdays, for something like 2 dishes and a glass of wine.

City Pass card - Buy the Madrid City Pass card, which offers many benefits, free airport shuttle, city tour by tourist bus, free entrance and no tour to the Prado Museum and a free tour of the home stadium of the Real Madrid football team, the Santiago Bernabeu, it also has a 20% discount on Madrid's top attractions.

Supermarket - Aldi and Lidl chains are cheap but offer mainly basic products, the Caprabo network is less expensive but varied.

Public transportation - Buy a ten-way ticket to traffic in the city.

Bus - a great way to get to know the city.



#Shopping

On the main street of Madrid, Gran Via, you will find satisfaction with the passion for shopping, and the prices here are surprisingly low. There is no shop lover in Madrid that does not function in Madrid, on both sides of which is a dizzying variety of successful fashion stores, including branches of Spanish fashion chains Zara and Paul & Bar.

Cheap and equal stores can also be found on the streets leaving Puerta del Sol, in the direction of the Gran Via, especially on Calle Preciados. Here you will find clothes, shoes, and accessories - at great prices.

Cheap clothes and second-hand clothes will be found on the streets of Fuencarral and Malasana.

Many shopping centers will be found on Calle Orense.

The department store houses in Madrid, the El Corte Inglés or one of the largest Spanish department stores in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

A variety of large shops will be found on Sarrano Street.

See shopping places by clicking on the tag "Shopping in Madrid".

See link below for more recommendations.



#Entertainment

Madrid is a city of entertainment and it's fun to join the locals, who are concentrated in a few places close together. Many people here testify that the coolest neighborhoods, with the most bustling nightlife and entertainment in the city, are Chueca, which is identified with the LGBT community and Malasaña, Madrid's Hipster neighborhood. (Barrio de Malasaña) Have fun with the young Hipsters and Chueca celebrate the liberation with the gay community in Madrid.

But they are not the only ones. Do not dare to visit Madrid without experiencing its nightlife. Apart from the underground atmosphere in the Barrio de Malasaña's rock and punk clubs and Chueca's gay parties, there are also the prestigious clubs of the Barrio de Salamanca, the jazz clubs, the flamenco and the indie rock of the Barrio de Las Letras Barrio de Las Letras). And the trendy bars, with contemporary music, in the Princesa region.

A normal day in Madrid, a city where there are no "early mornings," is a day when its residents wake up slowly, in the late morning, after a night out. Here sleepless nights are the usual nights. Madrid's vibrant Sundays start in the morning, when you go to the flea market, and then pass through the squares of La Latina or Santa Ana from noon to five in the morning.

The Huertas district is for the 20-30-year-olds. The prestigious Salamanca district has the bars and clubs and most of the activities, around the age of 30 plus.

To see the best entertainment spots in the city, click on the tag "Entertainment in Madrid".


#Must See

Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must See in Madrid".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZRY9zY_AuA



#With Children

Family Vacation? - Click on the tag "Attractions for Children in Madrid".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruUwmU4fms8



#Food

Looking for an unforgettable meal? - click on the tag, "Must eat in Madrid".


#Tip

In most countries in Europe, since the tip is included in the bill, it is customary to give about 2 euros, no matter the size of the check.




#Spain Country Code

+34


#Electric Outlets

The required types of plugs are Types C, E, and F.


A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/NWBtMK3GsV0


Overview of Madrid:

https://youtu.be/0H_Xa6lbafw

Destinations in Classical Europe

London
London
#About the city of London
The capital city London is a mega city - a huge city that is one of the largest in the world. It covers 1,000 square kilometers and has 8.5 million residents.

In London, the best of Western culture was created. Great monarchic figures, from Henry VIII, through Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II. From here, warlords and legendary leaders from Wellington to Churchill determined and shaped the world we live in today. The greatest playwright in the history of the world theater, also worked, created, and directed groups of actors in London, William Shakespeare.

Among the somewhat grayish houses of this conservative, traditional city, among its great palaces and gardens, a vibrant young life developed, full of sounds and modern art. This is where the Beatles started the revolution in the world pop. From here Rock 'n Roll regiments were sent from England to invade American soil, where the mini skirt and the bikini swimwear were developed and adopted. Here the punks of the '70's operated, and today some of the most fascinating artists of modern art do their work.

Oh, and London operates the best public television station in the world, BBC, but who wants to watch TV when they are in London?

#UK Country Code
+44

#Savings
For public transportation - Buy an Oyster Card.
Most of the museums here are free. This is not only a huge money saver, but also a wonderful entertainment in this city.
Supermarket - the Asda and Tesco chains are cheap and very available. The first is very economical but not always pampering or luxurious, and the second is a bit more expensive, but still cost effective and offers a large variety of products.
Museums - some of the best museums in London are free and are amazing.
Tickets to musicals - tickets to musicals at cheap prices can be found at the cheap ticket stand in Lester Square.
Wanta wonderful and free view of all of London? Go to the Roof Garden on 120 Fenchurch street, and skip all the expensive viewpoints of the city.

Bus - a great way to get to know London.

Many things in London are free - click on the tag "Free in London" to find out more.

#Communication
Buy a SIM card in one of the kiosks (not at the airport where it is the most expensive). You can buy SIMS for Vodafone and Three at their stores. EE in every kiosk you can buy a SIM with 5 GB for 15 pounds.

#Transportation
From the airport to the city - from Heathrow or Luton you can arrive by train in less than an hour to Kings Cross. From Stansted airport there is a train and metro, or a bus that arrives at the center of London in about an hour or two, depending on traffic. From Gatwick there is an Easybus or private cars.

In the city it is recommended to buy an Oyster card, saves a lot and easy to use in the tube, or regular bus, giving the option to see the city from above. For special rides it is better to get an Uber.

For departures from Luton a half hour train or Easybus is very cheap.



#Accommodation

It is worth to stay at the West End in the center and the Camden area that is cheaper and still central.

#Must See
Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must see in London".


#With Children
Family Vacation? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in London".


#Food
Unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in London".


#Tip
In most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.

#Shopping
Two great shopping spots are Oxford Street and the Westfield London - the largest mall in Western Europe, which has the quantity and variety parallel to those of Oxford Street.

Want the best places to shop in London? Click on the tag "Shopping in London".

#Entertainment

Want events happening now? In the link below.

For entertainment places in the city click on the tag "Entertainment in London".


#Electric Outlets
The required type of plug is only Type G.


A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:
https://youtu.be/X8zLJlU_-60


And one more:
https://youtu.be/-VkL-5CNw9A


Some of the Local street food:

https://youtu.be/yoSbZIe4JnI
Vienna
Vienna
#About the City of Vienna

For hundreds of years Vienna, Austria's capital, has been sitting on the banks of the Danube, and has been the cultural capital of Europe. How many wrote about the splendor of its palaces and the beauty of its gardens, its wide streets and its magnificent public buildings. This is the Vienna of the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Brahms, Schubert and the Vienna Boys Choirs.

Vienna is a city with a rich history, varied and magnificent architecture, a city that was the monarch of classical music, the source of Viennese waltzes and the capital of German-speaking operas.

Vienna was born as a Roman fortress called Windobona. Around the fortress a city was born, which for a long time was s "fortress of Christianity." Even the Muslim Turks understood this and tried to invade western Europe through this city. But they were rebuffed twice, and left the city their coffee. From here coffee will spread throughout Europe and become the most popular drink in the world.

Vienna became the heart of the Habsburg Empire. Here a strong empire will develop that will become rich, a conqueror, and control large parts of Europe. For 650 years Vienna was the meeting point between Eastern and Western Europe, and was the cradle of European culture and the capital of Austria.

From this city also emerged great Jews, such as the genius of psychology Sigmund Freud, and founder of Zionism Theodor Herzl. Artists like Gustav Klimt, and the wonderful architect Hundertwasser grew up here.

Both the stomach and taste glands will love every moment in this city. From the aroma of its excellent coffee, through the apple strudel with the vanilla ice cream served next to it, to the taste of the huge Viennese schnitzel with its crisp coating and wonderful taste. Everything here surrounds taste.

Vienna, once the stronghold of European conservatism and a city whose glory is based on its past, reinvents itself as an innovative city ready for change, with a healthy connection to its glorious past.

But this is still the Vienna of the statues, the wonderful Baroque buildings, the large squares and the museums that are rich in charm and science - this city will leave a wonderful memory for many years to remember.


#Must See
Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must see in Vienna".


#With children
A trip for the whole family? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Vienna".


#Food
An unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in Vienna".


#Tip
In most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.


#Entertainment
A good evening outing in this city is to the "Heurigen", one of hundreds of wineries in Vienna that sell wines from the production of the last harvest.


#Clubs
The most prominent clubs in Vienna are the Flex, the prominent club that hosts the world's most popular DJ's and quite a few rock stars (found in Donaukanal-Augartenbrücke). The industrial club Werk (Spittelauer Lände 12), The Loft Club and cafe, and the largest club in Austria, the Prater Dome, is located at Prater, Riesenradplatz 7.


#Austria Country Code
+43


#Saving
Public transport - the Viennese people who this on a daily basis pay only 365 euros a year, which is 1euro per day. Tourists pay a little more, but nevertheless, children under the age of 12 travel free of charge.

Communication - buy a local SIM that give several gigabytes of data in Austria.

Food and home shopping- The Hoffer stores are very cheap, but not branded or recognized. The Billa chain of stores is cheap and economical, especially in fruits and vegetables, both in Vienna and in Austria as a whole, especially in stores and gas stations. The store sells everything, including ready-made food!

The Regular bus - a great way to get to know Vienna. Use our app and whenever you refresh the page, the app will recognize what is nearby and you will be able to listen to explanations.

Discounts in all kinds of places - bring a student card.

Be sure to stack up beforehand - from Saturday at 2 pm and all of Sunday all the stores are closed, including supermarkets and malls.

#Shopping

Vienna is not a place for crazy amounts of shopping as it is pretty expensive. If you don't like expensive jewelry, hand painted porcelain, or leather products, it is less of a shopping destination.

The large sales are around Christmas and during the summer.

Maria Hilfer Strasse is Vienna's well-known and popular shopping street. It is not necessarily the cheapest. Cheap in Vienna is rare to find.

See more places by clicking on the tag "Shopping in Vienna".

#Entertainment

The entertainment areas of Vienna are more classical and fancy, and less wild and full of cocktails. An evening out in this town is going out to a Waltz party, concert or opera, and Heurigens, ones of hundreds of wineries in Vienna that sell their own wine.

Entertainment places can be found by clicking on the tag "Entertainment in Vienne".

#Electric Outlets
Possible plugs to use are Type C, Type E, and Type F (see link below with photos).


A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/FsjHqvpTRag


Vienna's Sites:
https://youtu.be/cwenLWoeItQ


Here is a Vacation in Vienna with Everything the City has to Offer, Presented Quickly:

https://youtu.be/JfKKjD0GSZo


A Bit of Street food:

https://youtu.be/U_3i7FkbucM
Rome
Rome
Even if nowadays not all roads lead to Rome, it is still the poster for a good life. Here there is a perfect combination between the ancient world, its ruins, its impressive antiquities, incredible archeology, and a modern, vibrant, fashionable and tasteful city. There are narrow alleyways and broad avenues in this city, beautiful squares, magnificent churches and fantastic houses, alongside amazing ancient sites, museums full of artifacts and many wonderful monuments.

In Rome there are fascinating combinations between ancient and more recent history, and a rhythm of contemporary life. From here the Roman emperors ruled the entire ancient world. Here Christianity was persecuted until the emperor turned it into the religion of the empire and persecuted all who did not accept it. Here the Pope acted and controlled the entire Catholic world. Here the dictator Mussolini spoke and tried to establish a new empire and ended up hanging in the streets like a fool.

However, Rome is also Italy of the Renaissance and the Baroque, of the sublime art of Raphael and Michelangelo. Rome experienced in real time the inventions and discoveries of Leonardo de Vinci, one of the geniuses of mankind. In Rome, high-quality cinema was born, created by an Italian neo-realism. About cinema, "La Dolce Vita," the sweet life, is in Rome. In the city where the heart grew, also grew the pizza, the Italian ice cream, the pasta, the sounds of the Italian opera, the Italian design and fashion, the beautiful and incredibly fast cars of Italy, the handsome young men and of course the Italian women, from the abundant "mamas" that adorn you from delicacies to the beautiful women, who are dressed in the best of fashion and walk around soaring high above.

Rome is a cheeky and provocative candy. Visit to enjoy it!



#Accommodation

Staying near the Trevi Fountain and Via del Corso areas are recommended for young people, as they are city center, easy to get around and really fun, everything can be reached by foot. Staying in the Trastevere area across the river is nice and cheap and fits people who are more well off, remember you will need public transportation to reach almost all the tourist destinations.

Young partygoers choose to stay near the Spanish Steps and Navona Square.

Those looking for a relaxing stay that is easy to get to with public transportation can choose to stay near the Termini area, it is not central or touristy but considered quiet.



#Must See

Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must see in Rome".



#With Children

A trip for the whole family? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Rome".


#Food

The Roman gastronomy is divided into two parallel streams: the first takes inspiration from Cucina Romana, the classical Roman kitchen. The second presents a modern and up to date Italian kitchen. Either way, there is no doubt that in Rome the pasta and pizza will be key players on your tables, especially if you are with children, but not necessarily. There are many pizzerias, and in the Forno chain you can enjoy good pizzas and mainstream enough for the whole family to be able to enjoy. Couples can share the heart-shaped pizzas.

Pastas - we recommend Cacio e Pepe, with a sauce of parmesan and Pecorino, butter and black peppers. Another recommendation is Bucatini allwamatriciana.

Additionally, look for typical street food in Rome, like Trapizzino, a sort of pizza that is cone shaped with dreamy fillings. Supli which are risotto balls with Mozzarella and more, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. There are also fried zucchini with mozzarella and anchovies.

It is worth remembering the excellent Italian ice cream, which many consider the best in the world. Be sure to distinguish the quality ice cream and natural ones by their more natural colors, and not the ones full with food coloring.

As for coffee, of course, in Rome there is Italian coffee - definitely from the top line in the world. Tiramisu next to a cup of coffee is a great combination.


So enjoy your meals and check out the tag "Must eat in Rome".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-QfEfRnGo


#Shopping

The best time to shop in Rome is during the SALDI seasons (sales). Then begin in Italy around January until February. Of course, the easiest to get to are the summer sales that go on for most of August.

Do your shopping in the expensive Via Veneto, or the elegant and expensive Via di Condotti that connects the Spanish Steps to the Via del Corso. Here are much more reasonable prices for Italian designers and famous brands like Benetton, Sisley, Zara, and Pull and Bear.

Continue from here, through the Piaza del Popolo, to Via Cola di Rancho, near the Vatican. Here you can continue your shopping, with excellent brands and designers. Other streets around Piaza del Popolo are Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta.

Italian fashion at reasonable prices you can find at Viale Marconi, in a simple neighborhood, a little far away from the city center.

With the best designer stock, leading brands and big discounts, Teichner Outlet is one of the best-known stores in Rome. Every day from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, 4 floors will wait for you with unbelievable prices, brands like GUESS, Armani, Patricia Pepe. The address is Via Appia Nuova 2.


#Saving
In the Penny Market chain spread throughout Italy prices are cheap. Even the supermarket chain commonly used, Coop, prices are not expensive.

If you came for some serious shopping, try getting to the big outlets outside the city, where you will find much cheaper prices.

Be careful of pickpockets in the city market.


#Tip
In Italian restaurants and cafés, there is no need to add tip to a check, since is already included in the price (servizio include).


#Entertainment
You will want to spend the evenings in Rome's entertainment district, the Trastevere district across the Tiber river.


#Interests
Interested in certain things? - Click on the tag "Interests".


#Italy Country Code
+39


#Shopping
See link below for recommendations.


#Entertainment and Clubs
To drink? - In the San Lorenzo district next to the university, you can enjoy along with some students, bars and clubs that are young and inexpensive. Marmo is one of the popular bars here and you can meet many local young people and students.
Piazzale del Verano 71.

Dancing? - The former workers' suburb, the Via del Pignetto, has recently become Rome's unofficial hipster stronghold. Apart from many restaurants, there are popular bars and concert halls. At the Fanfulla Club you will find good DJ's, great performances, in a variety of styles - dance, rock, funk, and electronic music.
Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 5.


#Electric Outlets
Possible plugs to use are Type F and Type L (see link below with photos).


A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/y_4p6_KsqoE


A Bit From the Local Kitchen:

https://youtu.be/c7TbpsRGCCI
Paris
Paris
#About the City of Paris

The beauty of Paris is exciting from the first second. In Paris, it is not picturesque like Amsterdam, or restraint like London. If those are quiet city capitals, Paris is the one that stops your heart from beating and takes your breath away. Admirers of Paris have said that even 77 years will not be enough time to soak in its beauty.

The big cathedrals, the fantastic squares, the spectacular streets and the magical gardens, the impressive palaces, the elegant houses, the shopping displays and the warm cafes - everything here lets you know that you have arrived to Paris, the most beautiful and seductive cities in the world.


#Must See
Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must see in Paris".


#With Children
Family Vacation? - Click on the tag "Attractions for Children in Paris".


#Food
Unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in Paris".


#Tip
In most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.


#Paris Country Code
+33


#Saving
For public transportation - Buy an free pass for the duration of your trip. The weekly pass Navigo is excellent for a week in the city, and there are longer times available as well. Traveling for less days? -Check the RATP card.
Supermarket - the Monoprix chain is cheap and reliable, it is economical, and the French do a lot of their grocery shopping there.
Museums – many museums have free entrances on the first Sunday of every month. Include the Luvre, d'Orsay, Versailles, Cluny, Orangerie, Rodan, and more. Children under the age of 18 enter museum for free. Students and seniors also have discounts.
Picnics - a wonderful way to save money and eat. Buy fresh are the local markets and eat in the surrounding parks.
Renting an apartment - in Paris staying an apartments saves a considerate amount of money.
Free Wi-fi - Not all over the city, but there are a lot of hotspots spread around. Map: www.paris.fr/wifi


#Shopping
You will be able to find a lot of good things at Primark. If you are looking for really cheap, then the chain TATI is the place, and if offers a big variety of clothing from the East and from third world countries. You need a lot of patience to find good things here and for the long lines, to be like the French, bring your own bags, so when you talk around people won't know you shopped at TATI's.
See below a link for shopping recommendations in Paris.


#Clubs and entertainment
A good club is the Point Ephemere. Another is a techno club, the Rex Club, the underground Social Club, and the electronic music club Le Nouveau Casina.
Tickets for sporting events and concerts can be found at www.fnac.fr


#Electric Outlets
The required type are Type C or Type E. Type F will only work here if there is a third hole in the outlet.


#A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/EJ3CdqDx8fQ


#A Bit From the Local Kitchen:

https://youtu.be/-XurLMYaNtk


Milan
Milano
#About the fashion and design capital of Italy and Europe as a whole

Milan is the capital of the Italian Lombardy region and one of Italy's most impressive cities. This is a classic city, which is also a center of culture, design and fashion. In fact, this is Italy's fashion capital and a city with a fascinating history and noble beauty. On the other hand, this is the most universal city in Italy, the second largest in Italy, and a central city of Northern Italy. It is also the industrial and economic center of Italy, that forms the economic basis for the entire nation.

Like Rome, Milan has a wealth of historical and cultural abundance, and culinary diversity that will leave your mouth gaping, literally ... Many feel here in a great toy store of tourists. For a moment visitors are viewing Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper," then they are in front of the Duomo, one of the most beautiful and impressive cathedrals in the world. One moment a stroll around the city's splendid cannels, eat wonderful risotto at an excellent restaurant in the city, or cruise the "Milan Sea" in its magnificent park.

Here tourists come to the world fashion capital, and spend endless hours of shopping at the sparkling avenues and fashion and design complexes of the city. Vacations here offer almost everything. Along with museums full of art, and rare artifacts, there are exciting entertainments, wonderful restaurants and bustling bars, pleasant parks and city views, where no one can remain indifferent.

Milan offers tourists the best of Italian charm. With the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in the world, inspiring architecture and wonderful museums, topped with great food, culture and attractions for the whole family - seems that Milan really has everything to offer. Come and be a part of it!


#History
Today's old city center is the Roman city of "Mediolanum," from which modern Milan was erected. The birth of the city of Milan is in the 7th century BC. Back then the Celts established the city. Later it was taken over by the Romans, followed by French, Austrians and the Spanish kingdom.

Milan began to develop into a cultural center during the Renaissance period, when European culture was born as a whole. The rulers of the city began to encourage culture, art and sculpture in the city. Gradually Milan began to attract artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, who was born and worked in Vinci, Tuscany, but moved to Milan for several years.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon and the French army conquered the city. Half a century later, in the era of the "Spring of Nations", the national spirit was storming Europe, Milan became one of the centers of nationalism in Italy. The struggle of Italian independence was concentrated in Milan. Like many occupied countries, which were struggling at the time and demanded independence, in 1859 Italy won Milan back.

During World War II, when Italy was led by dictator Mussolini, became an ally of Hitler and Nazi Germany, Milan suffered heavy bombardments, mainly because it was one of the most important cities for the Italian industry. Many of the city's most important and historic buildings were destroyed by bombardments, about one-third of all the city's buildings. After the defeat in the war, Milan needed a complex and long rehabilitation time that gradually restored its traditional status as a leading industrial and financial center in Italy.


#When to Visit?
With a warm, humid summer, and very cold winter, the spring months are the most recommended for visiting Milan. Try to visit the city between April and June, or in the fall - between September and October.


#Saving
During the regular sale season (saldi) of Italy and Europe, around July and January, one can find excellent products that are on sale up to 70% off. The peak discounts times are the end-of-season sales, in the second week of July and in the first week of January.

In the Penny Market chain, spread throughout Italy, prices are cheap. Even the supermarket chain commonly used, Coop, prices are not too expensive.

Discounted entrance tickets to Milan's popular attractions and public transport, the "Milan Pass" will save a lot of money for travelers in Milan with children, those who are expected to spend a lot of money visiting various attractions. The card also saves time of standing in line and entrances for these attractions.

The card also offers free tours, transfers to major out-of-town outlets, and discounts at the outlet stores.


#Transportation
You can reach the city from the airport by the "Malpensa-Express" train, a 40-50 minute drive. The train operates 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a short break between 1:30 AM and 5:30 AM. The cost of the ticket is 12 euros per person.

Half-price travel is by bus. Terravision's economical shuttle will bring you to the city from the airport for less than 10 euros per adult, and half price for children. Children up to the age of 5 travel free of charge.

Rent bicycles in the city and enjoy the most popular and efficient mean of transportation here. The app called BikeMe allows you to rent according to actual usage times. The app counts the actual hours of use, and does not charge for parking breaks at the many docking stations in the city, which helps reduce the price!


#Food
Milan's cuisine, though it is a bit heavy, is incredibly delicious and includes lots of butter, cheese and cream. The rice in Milan is often seen as more popular than pasta, with the creamy yellow Milanese risotto is the most sought after dish here. Try some more local delicacies like the polenta, which is prepared in all different forms. Other excellent dishes worth sampling are Ossobucco, a veal stew with gremolata sauce, served with a bone full of bone marrow. Also try the local version of the veal schnitzel called "Cotoletta Milanese," the "Pizzocchieri," buckwheat pasta and mascarpone, a ceramic cheese that is usually eaten as a dessert.

Please note that lunch in Milan is served from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM. Remember that most restaurants are closed until dinner time!
For some of the best restaurants in the city - Click on the tag "Must eat in Milan".

Best Cafés in Milan

https://youtu.be/mZBSW7aIGD0


#Entertainment
With its many clubs, bars and pubs, active until the small hours of the night, Milan's nightlife is young and vibrant. The two main entertainment venues in the city are the Barera and Nabili districts:

The district of Brera, north of the city center - Milan's entertainment center. This district has a big nightlife scene for young people and tourists. It is next to the Sforzesco Castle and the big cathedral, the Duomo is close enough to be the center of it all!

Navigli district, also known as the canal district. At its center are two water channels that create a miniature version of Venice in Milan. The district at night becomes a center of entertainment that pulls in many tourists who spend their time at clubs, bars and pubs.


#Tip
In Italian restaurants and cafés, there is no need to add tip to a check, since is already included in the price (servizio include).


#Italy Country Code
+39


#Shopping
Shopping in Milan usually revolves around the Via Vantage, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and Corso Buenos Aires. There are excellent city centers, outlets outside the city, and select shopping boulevards in the center of Milan - Click on the tag "Shopping in Milan".


#Electric Outlets
Possible plugs to use are Type F and Type L (see link below with photos).


A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/myzzfwB-9Cc


A Bit From the Local street food:

https://youtu.be/BX8nveG8WjI
Barcelona
#About the City of Barcelona

Barcelona is the largest port city on the Mediterranean Sea. The number of residents in the metropolitan city is over 3 million people. Barcelona is an abnormal attraction. This city is much more European than other cities in Spanish.

Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia region. Catalonians are much more liberal, cosmopolitan, and hardworking than the Spanish, and up to today they have kept their unique character, in contrast to the central Spanish authority in Madrid.

The city is very proud of its famous artists and artists. Among them are the artists Picasso and Juan Miro, the city's residents who made a great contribution to the world of art and gained international fame. But no less, the city commemorates and boasts the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi, the famous architect and artist, a city man who loved her so much and left her with countless charming structures, sculptures and spectacular design elements. Gaudi acted in an artistic and architectural style called Modernism. Modernism is actually the Catalan version of the style of architecture and plastic art called in French "Art Nouveau." Although he was not the only one who created in the Modernist style, Gaudi became so identified with i, that from all over the world visitors come to Barcelona to see the houses, the gardens and the art and design that he left behind, all in this style.

Near Barcelona are many beautiful Spanish beaches: Costa Brava, and a short sail away from here you can reach a magical island Palama De Mijorca.



#Must See

Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must See in Barcelona".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZRY9zY_AuA



#With Children

Family Vacation? - Click on the tag "Attractions for Children in Barcelona".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruUwmU4fms8



#Food

Looking for an unforgettable meal? - click on the tag, "Must eat in Barcelona".



#Tips

In most countries in Europe, since the tip is included in the bill, it is customary to give about 2 euros, no matter the size of the check.



#Spain Country Code

+34


#Savings

Order lunch from the set menus from the Del Dia restaurant.

The store chains Aldi and Lidl are cheap but offer mostly basic supplies. Caprabo is not as cheap, but has a variety of products.

Public transportation - buy a 10-ride card for trips in the city.

Sites - look at the website of each site, the time when the entrance to the sites are free.

Bus - a wonderful way to get to know Barcelona.



#Shopping

See recommended places for shopping in the city by clicking on the tag "Shopping in Barcelona".


#Entertainment

Many of the tourists who come to Barcelona come to enjoy its great nightlife and clubs. Most of the best clubs are in the La Zona Alta area north of the city center. Outstanding are the excellent Razzmatazz and Barcelona Pacha. Also known are the open dance floor in La Terrrazz, with the beautiful and beautiful of Barcelona, Marula Cafe, in the Gothic and strong bars of young people, the Moog club with techno and electronics, the Cuban Antila BCN, the Ocana starring on weekends, the Sala Apolo with House and Techno and the Jamboree with lots of hip-hop and funk music.

For great places for entertainment in the city, click on the tag "Entertainment in Barcelona".



#Electric Outlets

The required types of plugs are Types C, E, and F.



A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/uOzwwZxjPRs


אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

שלום,
נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.