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#About the Old City that is Renewing Fast

#About theOld City that is Rapidly Regenerating

Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, the name means "white fortress" in Serbia, lies in the north of the country, on the intersection of two great rivers, the Sava River and the Danube River.

After many years of hibernation, decreed as part of the old communist world, the Serbian capital is on its way to becoming one of the hotest cities in Eastern Europe. The local culture here flourishes in a variety of flavors and colors.

The Serbs are happy to present to the world their culture and the diverse human face of Serbian society. This is particularly true of the people of Belgrade, lovers of a well-known good life and a tireless tirelessly who celebrate life and are known for their warmth and hospitality.

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

Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its geographic location has made it a very important strategic focus throughout history. Since it was founded in the 5th century AD, it has undergone upheavals and regimes, and it has ranged from conquerors who ruled it to independence and popular prosperity.

The location of Belgrade made the city the focus of friction between different empires. From the Romans and the Byzantines to the last centuries, when for many years the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire fought for control over it.

During the turbulent history of the Balkans, the city was destroyed dozens of times in wars and incessant attacks. Again and again occupiers took control of it and every time the revolts and uprisings of the hard-nosed Serb people returned. Belgrade always rose from its ruins, full of life and energy that brought it back to normal.

In the last century it was in the center of Yugoslavia. When the latter disintegrated, Serbia united with its neighboring Montenegro, and they conducted a joint operation.

In 1999, the crisis broke out in Kosovo, leading to two and a half months of massive NATO bombing of the city, until the president Milosevic surrendered.

In 2006, the two peoples separated and each republic stands by itself. Since then, Belgrade, once the capital of the Republic of Yugoslavia and today the capital of Serbia, has become a popular and popular tourist destination.

#Serbian Rebels

In history, the Serbs are known as true rebels. The best known is George Black, who stood in 1804 at the head of the Great Revolt here and later founded the royal family.

Another rebel, who set off a real world war, was Gabriello Princip, a young Serb who on June 28, 1914, assassinated the Austro-Hungarian heir, Prince Franz Ferdinand, and led to the outbreak of World War I.

Also Marshal Tito, later the leader of Yugoslavia, who led the resistance movement to the Nazis and was the only one who managed to get the Germans out of his country without the help of the empires who fought them. This helped him to confront and prevent Stalin from turning Yugoslavia into another Soviet protectorate.

The Serbian cuisine is a Balkan cuisine influenced by Turkish and Greek cuisine, and by the kitchens of Austria and Hungary. Examples include the stuffed vine leaves, which are called Sarma, the Hungarian surfer, the Viennese schnitzel from Austria, the Chuapi that is the local kebab, and the burekas here called Jibnica, the muska, the shawarma and the Turkish baklava.

But the Serbian cuisine is based on a variety of meats, including kebab, sausages and meatballs, especially the plzeskavica (meatballs) reminiscent of hamburgers.

In this kitchen there is also an abundance of excellent and unique cheeses, especially the home cheeses. There are also stuffed and roasted vegetables, baked beans in excellent bread and breads, as well as pastries filled with cheeses or vegetables. Also loved are the dumplings filled with cabbage or potatoes, the ajvar, the sweet peppers or eggplant spread,

Rakia, an alcoholic beverage produced from fermented fruits, is the national drink of the Serbs.

At night, please note that you take licensed taxis, such as Pink or Lux.


Life in Belgrade is relatively cheap. From the food and the drink, through shopping in the new shops and shopping malls by the river, you can find good and cheap shopping here. Even the cheap restaurants and clubs that are open to them are usually free of charge and the alcohol is not expensive. The taxis here are not expensive.
Serbia has tax refunds of up to 150 euros.

In Serbian restaurants, bars and cafes there is no need to add a tip and simply want to round up. If you received exceptional service - give 19% tip.

#Serbia Country Code

Click on the tag "Shopping in Belgrade" to find excellent places in the city. Places like the Oscie Canyon, the Delta City Mall, which was once voted the best mall in Europe, and the huge jumbo toy store will be a safe success. If you have a car, go to the INĐIJA Outlet Center, which is about half an hour's drive from Belgrade and offers over 50 brands and huge discounts of 30-70% on the products sold there.

Do not forget that Serbia has a tax refund of up to 150 euros. Take the papers in the store and sign them at the airport.

The Serbs say here that "Belgrade should be seen once a day and once at night, because only when night falls does it really wake up." Indeed, the nightlife here is turbulent and full of energy. They make Belgrade a perfect, fun and inexpensive destination, so much so that many young people in Europe come here for a wild, all-night weekend.

Click on the tag "Entertainment in Belgrade" to see the places of entertainment in Belgrade.

#Electric Outlets
The required types of plugs are Types A and B (see below link with photos).

#When to Visit?
In the winter months it is very cold in Serbia, so it is recommended to come here in the summer.

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


The Sites:


The Sites at Night:

#About the Polish Capital

Warsaw (Warszawa) is the capital of Poland, and is also the largest city in the country. With almost 2 million residents, Warsaw is the country's center for politics, finance, technology, and culture.

Warsaw is divided by the flowing Vistula River, that goes through Poland. Like two physical halves of the sides of the river, Warsaw also has a wonderful combination of cultures, that creates the cultural traditions of Poland and was greatly influences by the Royals and Catholic Church, there is a vibrant cultural history here, which can be seen best in Polish villages.

Today's Warsaw is a huge, developing, and lively city. This is a modern and multicultural city, which in recent decades has become a significant cultural and commercial center in Central and Eastern Europe.

Warsaw experienced many disasters in its history, but managed to recover. Most of the construction around Warsaw is new, after the destruction that the Germans planted during World War II. The reconstruction of the old quarter was carried out with remarkable precision and dozens of buildings, such as churches, palaces and ancient fortresses, have returned to the city skyline after ruin.

The old quarter is one of the most interesting parts of the city today, and in 1980 it was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO organization, with Gothic alleys that were a time of old times, beautiful squares with colorful houses and Baroque palaces restored with love and respect at the sight of their originality.

Warsaw is also an important city in the history of the Jewish religion. In the first half of the 20th century Warsaw was one of the main Jewish centers in Europe. Jews represented one third of the city's residents, and had a profound impact on its everyday life. During the Holocaust, the Jewish community of Warsaw was almost completely destroyed. Although the Jewish ghetto was almost completely destroyed, many sites in the city perpetuate the Holocaust.

Today's Warsaw is an interesting mix between a painful history to a beautiful recovery, old architecture and new and modern buildings, historic sites and cheap shopping opportunities, and mostly - the capital of a nation with a long history, who has revived itself after its release from the Communistic hold.

#When to Visit?

Between May to September the weather is the nicest, and September-October is also great. From July to August it's best to avoid Poland, as so many of the cities and hotels are packed with visitors.


The trains in Poland are very efficient, cheap, easy to use, and reach almost anywhere. Traveling by bus is a little less comfortable, and slower. Renting your own car is easy, with renting points in many locations around the major cities.

Krakow is 4 hours by car (2 hours by Train) and Auschwitz 4.5 hours.


You can buy hygiene and pharmacy products at Rossman and Hebe. In Warsaw and Poland as a whole prices of these products are really cheap.

Prices for food are also low at Rossman, and you can buy food for your whole trip.


Polish cuisine is not very refined. But worth eating in it that is delicious and homey, especially when it comes to winter food. It is mostly based on meat, potatoes and thick soups, which are rich in meat and potatoes, which is especially recommended when the soup is served in loaves of bread.

The perogi, the dough pockets filled with water, stuffed with meat or other fillings, should be eaten in piriganias, workers' restaurants offering excellent Polish food at a cheap price. Try the bigus - beef stew and sauerkraut. For those who are interested, there are also pork sausages and goulash dishes and delicious also the dried cabbage, mushrooms, cheese and of course the fruits of the forest - all alongside the national drink here, which is vodka


In Polish restaurants and cafes its customary to leave a 10% tip. Many locals tend not to tip at all.

#Poland Country Code



Shopping in Warsaw is definitely worth it! It is actually the favorite shopping destinations in Europe. The reason is mostly the low costs

In the malls around the city, Arkadia and Zloty Tarrasy, you can find endless brands. Great outlets

See below a link for shopping recommendations


The center of entertainment for Friday and Saturday nights - Nowy Świat Street (Ulica Nowy Świat). There are a variety of cafes, restaurants, and great clubs.

For a great night out at a reasonable price, Mazowiecka Street is also a great option, with many clubs and other places to hang out. It's not expensive to get in, and the drinks are also reasonably low. Pay attention to the dress code in these places, and dress accordingly, otherwise you'll be waiting outside all night.

#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plug are Type C, Type E and Type F. See the link before with a photo.

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

Budapest, born in the remains of the Roman town of Aquincum, is a union of two small towns - Buda, on the west bank of the river Vast, on the eastern bank. In the 20th century Budapest grew into a huge city with a population of 2 million. They live on both sides of the Danube River, both on the high mountainside of Buda and in the flat Pest.

After 300 years under the Turkish Ottoman Empire, the Austrian Habsburgs and the Communist regime, under the auspices of the Soviet Union, this city knew countless architectural and cultural influences acquired in the endless encounter between East and West Europe and Asia Minor.

From an aesthetic point of view, Budapest is a real pearl of grace and justifies the title "Paris of the Eastern Bloc," which they had previously attached. There are innumerable buildings in architecture that have been drawn from the Roman, Ottoman and Gothic styles to Baroque and Art Nouveau styles. The variety of baths in the "spa town" of Europe, as it is called, is reminiscent of Roman baths and Turkish baths. There are elegant and spacious avenues here, magical European castles, spectacular bridges, socialist-style sculptures, and one Danube river.

The residents of Budapest are also free, friendly and loving. After 40 years of rigid communism, all they want is to enjoy and compensate for lost time. They sit in the great cafes that mention Vienna and have a hedonistic nightlife.


For internet at cheap prices, look for the Vodaphone chain in Budapest, and buy a local SIM card from one of the largest cellular companies in the world.

#Must-See Sites

Want to see the most popular places in the city? - Click on the tag "Must see in Budapest".


Budapest's underground train is incredible, be sure to use it. To save, buy the Budapest Card that will enable you free transportation for three or seven days.

Important - Don't forget to stamp your ticket at the start of your trip, otherwise you pay a fine. When you need to show your ticket to an inspector, give them your ID.


You better not pay with euros, because the conversion rate is particularly high. Exchange your currency for the local Forint and pay with that.

It is not recommended to stop taxis on the street here. Be sure to order a taxi with an app or through your hotel.


At Hungarian restaurants and cafes it is common to leave a 10% to 15% tip, but be sure to add when paying, and not when leaving the restaurant.

#Hungry Country Code


#Must Eat

Everyone must try in Budapest the Hungarian Goulash at a local restaurant, or different dishes with paprika, the national spice of Hungary.

On the baked goods side, make sure to taste a fresh and warm spit cake at the street stalls, look especially for those with long lines.

Also, eat from the well-known Hungarian marzipan. It is recommended to buy marzipan at the Szamos stores, where there are many different flavors and kinds and shapes.

A Short Tutorial to Hungarian Food:



The capital of Hungary is without a doubt a shopping stronghold. The main shopping street is the main avenue in Budapest, Vaci Street (Vaci Utca), active between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturdays between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The mall West End City Center is the largest in Hungary, and one of the largest shopping centers in Europe.

Outlet stores can be found in the Mammut mall in the Buda area.

Findings at funny prices can be found at the flea-market Esceri Ut Piac (click on the tag "Esceri Piac Flea Market"). In the large covered market we recommended wandering around and combining some shopping and haggling (click on the tag "The Great Market Hall").

See below the attached links to recommendations and also by clicking the tag "Shopping in Budapest".


You will find nice and designed bars in Liszt Ferenc Square.

A huge variety of clubs are in the area of the Opera House. For more great entertainment areas click on the tag "Entertainment in Budapest".

#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plugs are Types C or F (see the attached link with photos).

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


All the Sites:


Fast Run:

#About the Evolved Romanian Capital

Bucharest (Bucuresti), the capital of Romania, is the center of cultural life, art, communication, and research of the Romanian people. The city is beautiful, offering a lot to do and a pleasant atmosphere. The impressive architecture and the prestigious reputation that has stuck to the city were based on the fancy designed buildings, with influences from different styles and periods, parks, village views, large avenues and lakes surrounded by big lakes.

Bucharest my no longer by the "Paris of Eastern Europe," in the past years it has been going through a rejuvenation. More and more new sites are being added, cultural, commercial and industrial, that are quickly bringing back the color to the city.

All this is along the magical and ancient history of the city, that begins as an ancient city with many different churches, and continues to the victory gave, the famous avenues, neighborhoods on both banks of the Dâmbovița River, modern museums and vibrant nightlife, and of course many attractions - clubs, fashion, concerts, jazz music, great restaurants, theaters, casinos, and more.

And so, Romania, a wonderful tourist destination in itself, has a capital that offers a lot to its visitors. There is a wide and unique variety of sights through the city, reserved only for Bucharest.

See all the attractions by clicking on the tag "Bucharest".

#History of the City
The tough blows of World War II destroyed the city and damaged it deeply. The age of the Communistic rule did not help its rehabilitation. The toughest blows came from the works of the Communist tyrant Nicolae Ceaușescu, who destroyed large sections of the Old City of the city, including rare buildings, for the good of building a massive and meaningless large building, that severely hurt the look of the city.

After the fall of the Communist and the bringing down of the tyrant, in the city there were remnants of his stupidity and close-mindedness - the City Hall, the wasteful large building, the second largest in the world, a monument to the difficult times that the country suffered under the Communist rule.

Bucharest's efforts to get itself out of the abandoned stage it was in thanks to the Communist rule and a harsh earthquake in 1977, is still not over. And still, slowly Bucharest is becoming a new city, it is renewing, and connecting to its former elegance.

Today's Bucharest is a beautiful and enchanting city, with modern areas and ancient buildings. The modern design is slowly replacing the abandoned walls, the falling apart ruins and the gray design of the former rule here.

#Origin of the Name Bucharest
Legend says that the origin of the name is Bucur, a shepherd who amazed people by how he played the flute. The locals in the city were so impressed, they began calling the city Bucur, after him, which also means happiness.

Free trips are conducted by Walkabout Free Tours, leaving from Unirii Square, and are tip based.

From the Romanian kitchen, try the dish Sarmală- stuffed cabbage with white or dark meat with rice. Mămăligă is also very popular- a sort of porridge with sour cream and shredded goat cheese. We highly recommend the Romanian kebab, called Mititiei, Vinete Salata-eggplant salad, and Ciorbă soup. For drinks, try Ţuica- peach brandy, and Pálinka-fruit brandy.

In Bucharest and Romania don't try the luxury restaurants. The best of the Romanian kitchen can be found in local popular restaurants.

Bus No. 783 from the airport to the city and back operates 24 hours a day, at the price of 3.5 Leu.

A machine of ordering taxis at controlled prices is at the airport.

Taxis from the airport to the city center should cost about 10 euros, and inside the city around 15 euros. Have cash of 5 and 10 euros, so the drivers can say they don't have change.

Taxis in Bucharest - take only the yellow cabs with the "Taxi" sign on their car, and a license number starting with the letter 'B'.

Make sure the taxi has the price per kilometer written on the door, and no more than 1.6 per kilometer.

Ask to turn on the taximeter.

At the end of the trip, as a receipt (Bon Va Rog), which many times prevents any tricks.

Tips for drivers can be calculated by rounding up the price.

Cheaper tickets for rides, weekly or monthly tickets are for buses, light rail and metro. They can be purchased at kiosks and need to be stamped each ride.

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

At cafes and restaurants in Bulgaria, it is customary to leave between 5% -10% tip for the check amount, be sure to add it to the bill and not at the end when you are heading out.

#Romanian Country Code

See the link below, and also by clicking on the tag "Shopping".

#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:


The Sites and Life in Bucharest:


The City in its Full Glory:


Places for Shopping Lovers

#About the Pearl of Central Europe

Prague is the political, financial and cultural center of The Czech Republic, but many see it as the diamond of Europe. The city's beauty is almost incomprehensible, especially since for many years the city was tied at its hands with communism, who opposed grandeur and luxury. Between the city flows the Vlatava River, and wonderful bridge connect the two river banks, at the center is the famous Charles Bridge. In the neighborhoods it's possible to see the classical Baroque architecture, the most exciting of all of Europe.

There are many beautiful cities in Europe, but nothing is like Prague. Besides its perfect architecture and its wide European influenced streets, this city is simply lovely. The locals are friendly, the food is delicious, the shopping is excellent, and the nightlife is vibrant - all the beauty and atmosphere in the Czech capital easily out win most of the cities in Europe.

Everything here flows freely. Hundreds of castles, fortresses, cultural centers, museum, and ancient streets and alleyways, decorated churches and synagogues, roundabout, and excellent restaurants - all these make up the charm of this city, it is just endless!


The Czech kitchen, and Prague in particular, is largely influenced from both western and eastern Europe. The Czech kitchen reminds of the Austrian style. It offers plenty of meats, with tasty sauces and special soups, also baked goods and desserts that are beyond delicious. The number of restaurants in Prague is huge as in all the modern European capitals, you will also find international fusion, and a great variety of high-quality places. From French gourmet to Japanese sushi, vegetarian kitchens, organic, vegan, and health-oriented places - many restaurants that offer each type of style.


In the best of traditions, as is expected from a place where residents drink an average of 157 liters of beer each year, there are a large amount of Czech beers. Don't miss a visit to a real beer house in Prague, even if you have to miss a meal at a restaurant. These beer houses all offer yummy snacks that taste especially good with a huge pitcher of beer that you will buy right from the tap.

Žižkov - You will find the most number of bars crowded here in the world.

Vinohrady - Crowded number of leading bars, wine bars, and cocktail bars.

#Famous Figures

Beyond the beauty of Prague, many geniuses and pioneers have lived here in the past. Among them is the astronomer and science genius Copernicus, the composers Dvořák and Smetana, the German-Jewish writer Franz Kafka, who was born and lived here, the Jewish Maharal of Prague responsible for the story of the Golem, and the astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler who lived and worked here together.


In WWII Prague endured terrible bombardments that destroyed a major part of it. This happened in 1945, when instead of bombing the neighboring German city of Dresden, bad weather brought the Allied bombers to accidentally drop 152 tons of bombs on Prague. The historical center of Prague somehow survived the bombings, and instead the buildings that were ruined, many impressive buildings were constructed, like the "Dancing House," known also as "Ginger and Fred." These joined the cubical houses of the city, built under the influence of Picasso's Cubism and dozens of beautiful palaces in their architecture

#Must See Sites

Want to see the most popular places in the city? - Click on the tag "Must See in Prague".


If tip was not automatically added to your bill, then in Prague it's custom to leave a 10% tip.

#Czech Republic Country Code



Public Transportation - riding in a taxi is not recommended here, because of the prices of rides, but also because of the taxi drivers, who exaggerate prices. Prague is loaded with underground train stations, street cars, and buses. Buy an integrated ticket for a week, or several says that fits your trips. The saving is huge.

Supermarkets - Chains like ALDI and Rossmann are cheap and readily available. ADLI is very economical, but sells mostly commodity products, the second open is still very economical and sells about anything you will need.

Regular bus - A great way to get to know Prague. Download the Guidol app to your phone, and each time you refresh off the bus, the app will know your exact location and will let you listen to audio guides of things nearby.

Discounts - bring a student card.


Most of the designer stores and the known fashion chains are located on the main street of the city, Na Příkopě.

Down below is a link for shopping recommendations.

#Clubs and Entertainment

The area of the Wenceslas Square Prague nightlife concentrates - from bars to pubs, good clubs, to the Berlin-style underground scene.
In the Žižkov neighborhood (Praha 3), students and young people in Prague come to party.
For up to date recommendations - Click on the tag "Clubs in Prague".

#Electric Outlets

The required type of plug is only Type E.

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


Another Look:

New York
New York
#About the City of New York

If you call it Manhattan, New York, the New World, or the Big Apple, this city doesn't need any introduction. Many who visit here for the first time say they felt as if they had been there before. The reason is clear - this city is in so many movies, TV shows, songs, books and plays, and that's impossible to count. It seems that every corner here is familiar.

And not only the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty that visitors seem to recognize and are worth going to see. New York has many spots, attractions and parks, it is fascinating in its vibrant immigrate neighborhoods, famous streets, designer stores and entertainment areas, museums that offer incredible art collections from the best artists around the world. There are a number of architectural icons and mega stores that provide a bigger than life shopping experience.

With Wall Street and the UN Headquarters, this city is the center of trade and statesmanship around the world. It has an intriguing modern political history, and everything here is big, including the tragedies, like the attack of 9/11.

New York City is the ultimate places for cultural experiences, art and music of all kids. Everyone in the city is career oriented and searching for a career of their own. In the neighborhoods live musicians, actors, dancers, poets, designers, artists, and flocks of business and diplomat men and women.

The New York author Truman Capote said once that New York is "the only unique city." We think that too, how about you?

#Must-See Sites
Want to see the most popular places in the city? - Click on the tag "Must see in New York".


#With Children
On a family vacation? Click on the tag "Attractions for children in New York".


#Places Not to be Missed in Winter

#An Unforgettable meal? Click on the tag "Must eat in New York".


In restaurants and pubs in the United States and Canada, it is polite to put a 10%-15% tip.

In the United States about a 15% tip is given to taxi drivers.

It is the custom to leave a minimum tip, even if the service was not to your liking.

#United States Country Code

For Broadway Shows - buy tickets for the Broadway shows at the ticket booth TKTS in Times Square.

See free attractions under the tag "Free in New York".

Transportation - A MetroCard today costs $8 per day, and about $27 for a week for unlimited rides on the metro and buses.

Entertainment - Free movies under the open sky - a great New York tradition, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/film

See the link below for shopping recommendations.

#Electric Outlets
The required types of plug are Types A or B.

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


NYC's vibe:


Fast Track:


The City in Full View:


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!

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.