Culture and religion, Western Europe

WWI British soldiers remembered by a crimson sea of puppies

During World War I, 888,246 British soldiers died.To commemorate the British and colonial fatality, a ceramic poppy for each solider will be installed near the Tower of London. The project was led by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, who were also responsible for the idea. The red ceramic poppies are going to look like a flowing sea around the the tower. The commemoration, called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,  will be unveiled on August…

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Sightseeing, Things to do, Trekking, Western Europe

These amazing sights in Scotland will blow your mind

Aside from the stereotypical image of men dancing in kilts while drinking beer in pubs until the sunrise, there are thousands of reasons for which you should believe that Scotland is one of the most fantastic places that could ever be on your bucket list, especially in terms of phenomenally stunning landscapes. Their uniqueness speaks of the country branding and makes even the most common view (for the natives) seem heavenly for the tourists around…

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Western Europe

Portugal: The Essential Guide for a Vegetarian

Portugal is one of the countries that I had the opportunity to visit the most, and as a vegetarian, I have to say that the first days of staying here were quite a challenge for me regarding the food. Being a vegetarian in a foreing country is never easy! Portugal iswell known for their very tasty traditional dishes which can be found everywhere and the local cuisine is a delight for the non-vegetarian people –…

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Mediterranean, Western Europe

Wonderful Madeira – The Pearl off the coast of Portugal

Many call it the pearl of the Atlantic or the Garden of the Atlantic; others call it the Hawaii of Europe. I call it home: this is Madeira. Madeira is an island where we have four seasons in one day, where we can drive above the clouds, where you can surf at 9 in the morning, and just half an hour later take a walk in the immense Laurus forest dating back to the Miocene…

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Architecture and art, Photography, Things to do, Travel List, Trip reviews, Western Europe

Things to do in Paris for free

    Whoever told you that Paris is the romantic city of passion every single lover dreams of must have been too spellbound for forgetting all the other fantastic things you won’t experience anywhere else in the world. Because, you see, Paris isn’t all about the person/people you’re with, but more about the great stuff that’s impossible to miss. There are so many things not to be left out of your visiting program, and the…

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Architecture and art, Destinations, Financing & Budget, Western Europe

Great things you should try in London, for free

London is, indeed, one of the world’s top destinations during all time, at any period of the year. And while the first thought to cross your mind would be that it’s a pretty expensive city (which it is, it’s actually one of the most expensive in Europe), one of the greatest things about London is that there are plenty of things that tourists can enjoy for free. Since the history of the place is extremely…

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Mediterranean, Western Europe

Alhambra – the many faces of a beautiful sight

Granada is the most visited Spanish destination. It’s truly hard to know what to begin with because of the manifold, assorted reasons I would recommend visiting it. A mixture of cultures and dazzling panoramas, the place isn’t only a communion of cultures, but of their distinct manifestations in time as well. It couldn’t be characterized as provincial, although there is something very personal about it that makes anyone feel like home. The streets, the buildings…

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Things to do, Western Europe

How to Spend a Weekend in Scotland

Historic buildings and great food make Edinburgh one of the UK’s best destinations

Home to rolling hills, stunning coastline, and some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Britain, Scotland is a rewarding destination. Easy to access from major cities in England, visiting Scotland for a weekend is a wonderful experience.   This simple two-day itinerary is ideal for people travelling to Scotland for the first time. From city life to stunning countryside, try these great activities for a fantastic experience that’s undeniably Scottish.   1.     Fly direct…

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Things to do, Western Europe

10 Things to See and Do in London

The London Eye offers an excellent view of the amazing London skyline.

From history to business, culture to couture, London is a city with a huge amount of sights, activities, and attractions for visitors. Enormous in size and rich in culture, a trip to London is an opportunity to learn about one of the world’s greatest cities.   Whether you’re visiting by yourself or as part of the coach tours of London, be sure to try a few of these ten exciting, educational, and interesting things to do in…

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Things to do, Western Europe

7 Things to Do in the Lake District

The Lake District’s mountain walks offer excellent summit views

This is the follow-up to our previous article: 6 Charming Towns You Should Visit While in the Lake District With hundreds of unique attractions on offer, it’s difficult not to have a good time in the Lake District. Whether you’re an adventurer or a history enthusiast, the myriad things to do in the Lake District make even the shortest holiday a true adventure. If you’re planning a trip to the Lake District but don’t know…

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