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Krakow is among the finest tourist destinations in Poland and is easy to reach. It features plenty of landmarks to be seen, a great atmosphere and an option for you to book that Krakow apartment you have been checking out on the internet ever since you decided to visit the city. There are many ways to reach the city of Krakow, but if you happen to be from Europe or if you are travelling from another nearby European country, then you can use a train. The main railway station in Krakow, which is called Dworzec Glowny is located near the Old Town. It is easy to reach and if you want to reach the centre of the town from the main railway station itself, you simply have to follow the signs saying “Wyjscie do centrum”. Otherwise you can walk up the ramp on the covered walkway until you reach the square. Once you reach the square you can turn to the left and then you should walk through an underpass. Thus you will reach Planty, which is the beautiful park that surrounds the Old Town in Krakow.
In the building of the main train station in Krakow Dworzec Glowny there is an information desk, a currency exchange and public telephones. There is also a bar and a restaurant, as well as a left-luggage office. Now, in case you want to travel with a train to other places in Poland and other countries in Europe as a whole, then there are six kinds of trains that you have to consider. These include the InterCity train, the Express trains, the EuroCity, the TKL, the normal and also the local trains. As it could be expected the EuroCity and the InterCity trains, as well as the express trains are quicker, but they are also more expensive than the normal trains. Besides that, the traveller should also pay for a seat reservation, which is additional money spent. Even if you travel with the InterRail Pass, you have to pay an extra sum of money for a seat reservation. Another option is to travel with the cheap railway line or TKL, as it is shortly called. These trains are not as cheap as the normal trains, since here you also need to pay extra for seat reservations. The classes of travel here are two-fold: first and second. The first class is more expensive, but it is also less crowded and far more comfortable. Travellers should also know that children who are under the age of four travel free, while children aged 4 to 6 years use 1/3 discount or 37 percent.
The departures from the main train station in Krakow Dworzec Glowny are indicated as “odjazdy’ and are displayed on yellow timetables. At the same time the arrivals or “przyjazdy” are shown on the white timetables. Those passengers who are in a hurry can buy their tickets on the train but there will be a small extra charge applied. They have to address the conductor as they board the train.
The popular Madrid Architecture Week is organised each year at the beginning of October. This year, the event took place from 3rd to 10th October. Once again, it was organised by Madrid’s Official College of Architects and many other institutions. The aim of this annual event is to turn the city of Madrid into an international reference point. During the Madrid Architecture Week, tourists had the chance to see and to be revealed the secrets of some of the most iconic buildings of Madrid near their Madrid apartments. The places that were opened to the public include mainly modern constructions and urban buildings, such as the Palace of Communication, the Madrid Rio project and the historical site – the cemetery La Almudena.
The events in the programme of the Madrid Architecture Week presented the tourists with guided tours, discussions and architecture-themed guided tours with some of the architecture students and lecturers. These guided tours covered approximately fifteen buildings. Some of these most profound buildings included the Residencia de Estudiantes and the BBVA Tower, Casa de las Flores and Casa Árabe, Spanish Historical Heritage Institute, as well as the Crown of Thorns at Ciudad Universitaria. Other sites include the Madrid Metro Engine Shed, the Royal Astronomical Observatory and the construction site of the future Museum of Royal Collections.
This photo of Casa de Las Flores
Among the other activities organized in Madrid during the Madrid Architecture Week were guided walks along Calle Alcala and Gran Via, the modern homes in Sanchinarro, the Tiles in Madrid, as well as the Casa de Campo.
The programme for tourists during Madrid Architecture Week further included documentary film screenings and photographic exhibitions, however there were also some round-table discussions and lectures for the more professionally oriented participants. There were three guided tours and they covered Cuartel del Conde Duque, various routes on Madrid Rio and Cibeles Palace. The first one, Conde Duque Cultural Centre was built back in the year 1717 to serve as barracks for the elite military units that were guards of the monarchs. The place has been later operating as a cultural centre and is today being renovated and new facilities are to be added such as a new theatre and auditorium as well as one new exhibition space with a domed ceiling. The Madrid Rio tours featured the urban zone on the Manzanares River banks. Special attention was paid to the new bridges, the twin walkways with interesting decorations, the many sports zones; the tree-lined walk as well as the urban beach with its three swimming pools with oval form.
The last, Cibeles Palace guided tours, part of the Madrid Architecture Week, featured the building of the Antigua Casa de Correos y Telégrafos which was transformed into a new home for the City Council in Madrid. The most interesting feature of the renovated building was its glass dome. The views revealed from the terrace of the palace were just wonderful.
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The city of London is a great destination for sightseeing, shopping and clubbing. It has a vibrant club scene with some of the hottest and best known clubs for parties in the world. Actually the nightlife in this city could not be compared to anything else and everything that one might want is there, just around the corner near your rented apartment in London. Thus, if you want to spend a night to remember, London is definitely the right place to be. There are dance clubs with all music styles one could think of, various theatrical performances and concerts, movies and shops, live entertainment and pubs, as well as family events, thus the list of the things one can do here and the events after dusk are really impressive. For those who want to spend an exciting night out in London city, should check the options and get in the mood for party and fun.
This photo of London
The top dance clubs in the city of London are set in the ancient zone of the city, offering a mix of music including rock and indie, pop and jazz. The biggest parties take place on Fridays and Saturdays, though usually there are parties throughout the week as well. One of the major night clubs in London is Club 333, which is a great venue with a great lounge and drinking zones. The music varies in the different halls and could be quite controversial. Another great London city club to mention is called Corsica Studios, and this is a small club comprising of two rooms, close to the centre of the city. The club makes bold experiments with the music, which could be indie and electronic. Just across the road is the club Ministry of Sound. That place features a large dance floor, great interior and famous DJ, who are playing the music and do it very loud.
Another great club in London city is the EGG night club, which comes with a terrace and a garden, making it a great clubbing place in the summer. The club features three floors with electro, house and dirty beats music. A great experience is to visit the place on Sunday morning for the after party known as Breakfast at Egg. The Den and Centro is another party venue and a great nightclub. The club has replaced the old venue The End and now comes renovated and with a new live stage. Another great place for clubbing is the Fabric night club, which has reputation of presenting new talents along with the established DJs and residents. The music played here is hip hop, electro and drum ’n’ base and the bars are open until 3 o’clock in the morning.
The last night club to be mentioned here is Koko, which is a great music venue that has been recently renovated. The interior is great and it feels like going on a rave concert but in an opera house, the dance floor is huge. On Friday evenings there are indie nights, live bands and DJs and the Saturday nights offer a great selection of parties. The prices are low and thus, the club is very popular among students.
Overseas travel is a great way to both broaden the mind and have a lot of fun discovering different parts of the world, but knowing how to behave in foreign countries can be a minefield. One of the areas which causes the most confusion is tipping; namely whether to tip at all, how much and to whom.
As most European countries have minimum wage legislation, waiting and hotel staff do not rely on tips to pay their wages. Tips are seen as a welcome bonus though. In restaurants, where service charge has not been added to the bill already, most customers will round the bill up or leave around 10% of the bill as a tip. If the service has been particularly poor, there is no obligation to tip at all, and even where the service charge has been added to the bill you can refuse to pay it. Taxi drivers will expect to have the bill rounded up by a couple of pounds or euros, and for bellboys in hotels the tip should be a similar amount. In coffee shops and bars an increasingly common practice is to have a jar or saucer by the cash register where spare coins can be left to be later shared between all of the staff.
The tipping situation in Asia can be very confusing. In Japan, tipping is not part of the culture and you will not be expected to leave money on the table in a restaurant or tip hotel staff. Waiters and hotel staff will refuse the tip and hand it back to you. In Thailand the situation is different again. Tips are not expected, but it is common to round up to the nearest 10 baht for a taxi fare, leave a small gratuity after a meal or leave a 20 or 50 baht note for chambermaids or hotel bellboys. China has a strict policy of no tipping and to many workers offering a tip is insulting as it implies their employer is not paying a fair wage. In Hong Kong though, tipping is the norm and rounding up to the nearest Hong Kong dollar, or leaving 10% in the restaurant is the easiest way to manage the situation.
Australia and New Zealand
Tipping in restaurants in Australia is not common practice, unless you are dining in a particularly expensive restaurant. For taxis and cafes, tipping again is not expected but most locals will round up the bill to the nearest dollar or tell the taxi driver to keep the change. The situation in New Zealand is broadly similar.
Wages in countries such as Mexico are low, and many hospitality sector workers rely on tips to pay their bills. Taxi drivers are not generally tipped, but in a restaurant the standard tip is between 10% and 15% of the bill. For hotel stays, have a ready supply of US dollars as it is common to hand between $1 and $2 to bellboys, chambermaids or bartenders.
Title – Places to see at the Hamptons
The Hamptons consist of the towns of Southampton and East Hampton. These towns are situated at the east end of Suffolk Country ( Long Island ) in New York. The area of the Hamptons includes some hamlets and villages in the town of East Hampton’s Sag Harbor, i.e. Wainscots, East Hampton and Amagansett, Napeague etc. The Hamptons is a popular seaside resort, which stands by the Atlantic Ocean.
Best time to visit:
The beaches are a prime attraction for tourists. The Hamptons is frequently featured, on screen and mentioned in films and television. More often the Hamptons is crowded with celebrities and film stars. The ideal time to visit this beautiful place is late spring and early fall; that is May through mid-June and September through mid-October. The Hamptons is noted as one of the summer colonies for the rich folks from New York City and nearby cities of the American Northeast. The villages and hamlets of the summer colonies are distinguished by their significant population increase during the summer period.
Things to do in Hamptons:
The Hamptons are flooded with high end stores where shopping is a real pleasure. Gallery browsing, antique hunting, visits to wineries, lying on the beach and walking in the woods are just a few things you can do at the Hamptons. Apart from these places, other tourist spots include world class golf courses and beautiful gardens. Many tourists who visit this place frequently go for rides and activities at the beach like fishing in the East, boat rides, biking, horseback riding etc. Trendy resort towns in the Hamptons are also a popular summer destination. You can find affordable accommodation, eating joints and countless shopping places. And that’s not all; you will also find classy hotels with fine wine and dining . The Hamptons is a place that has everything to offer.
Places to see:
Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, Sears Bellow Park and Shad Moor state park are good spots for hiking, fishing, cycling and skiing. If you love water sports then there can be no place better than Cedar Point County Park. SouthHamptons is also famous for its museums with beautiful antiques on display and old gardens. The cultural centre managed by the Shinnecock Indian tribals is worth a visit.
To see the ethnic assets of East Hampton you can see the art exhibitions and movies at the Guild Hall. For gourmets and party lovers the Country Club of South Hampton has great music and delicious food. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is another venue for art admirers.
The Hamptons is a favorite picnic spot for a lot of New Yorkers. Pristine beaches and good food make it a popular weekend getaway. To know more about Hotels in Montauk and Hamptons rentals , please visit our website duneresorts.com
Now that you have planned your holiday in the French capital and have settled in one of the serviced Paris apartments available to rent, you can do the most natural thing for the place and this is to book a wine tour in Paris. This is the easiest way to discover the gastronomy of the country and to enjoy the French wines, making most of the hospitality of the locals. There are various wine tours in Paris that could be considered and many companies that offer this service. Whichever you decide to do, you will absolutely love the experience and will want to come back. In this article I will try to present some of the wine tours that are done in Paris, but remember that these are not all of the available tours.
The Left Bank Wine Promenade is a great tour which starts in Le Coup de Grace meeting point and is done in French and in English. The tour is organised each Saturday at 15.30h and lasts for three hours. This tour is held in the historic district of Paris and participants can enjoy the sight of many famous buildings along the tour. The tour aims to present the tourists with the wine culture of Paris, as they visit four or five bars and bistros and enjoy wine tastings. The Left Bank Wine Promenade tour usually includes three glasses of wine but does not cover the meals and the tips.
The other tour that deserves attention is the Right Bank Wine Promenade, which also lasts for three hours and is done in English and in French. The tour starts at Le Bistro des Halles, each Saturday at 15.30h. The tour covers four or five wine bars and bistros that are popular among the locals and it also covers several landmarks, famous churches and nice buildings along the way. This tour includes tasting of three glasses of wine, but does not include the meals that you might order.
Each day at 12.15h at rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau starts a Wine and Cheese Lunch in Paris that lasts for 1.5 hours and tempts the tourists to try two of the finest delicacies in France – wine and cheese. The tour is done by an experienced French sommelier, who is an expert on wines. The participants will be explained not only the qualities of certain wines, but also how to taste the wine properly, which are the main wine regions in France, and will also be explained why a certain wine matches a certain cheese. This tasting of wine is also served with bread baskets and smoked ham from the southwestern part of the country.
Another great wine tour is the Champagne Tasting Cruise down the Seine River, which is among the night tours in Paris. It starts at Les Vedettes de Paris Port Suffren, the dock by the Eiffel Tower and lasts for one hour. The tour is done in French and in English and is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 o’clock in the evening. The cruise will cover some of the most famous landmarks of Paris, while the participants shall taste three types of champagne – Demi-sec, Brut and Rose.
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Going on vacation? Don’t know which fence to buy? If you are looking for the answers to these questions, then you have come to the right article. Here we discuss how you can buy the perfect fence. In stores, you will come across various dog fences and pushy sales representatives trying to make you buy something that does not suit you. We all love variety and help, but not to the extent that we get confused or buy something we did not really need. By the time you are done with this article, you will know how to shop for your dog fence.
For simplicity sake, in the article we will focus on the following dog fences; indoor, electronic and wireless. Before discussing how to shop for a dog fences, let’s understand the unique characteristics of the above-mentioned options. Moreover, indoor dog fence is a type of barrier, which restricts the dog’s movement. These fences come in a variety of sizes, types and colors. They are ideal if your travelling does not involve many outdoor activities. An indoor doggie fence is ideal when you want to protect the house/place that you are staying. With these fences, the couches, carpets, beds and other interior items will remain clean and safe.
An electric dog fence is ideal for indoors and outdoors. As the name suggest, the electric dog fence requires a wiring set up. The type of the electric dog fence will determine what kind of wiring will take place. This device comes along with a collar, which must be on your dog, for the device to restrict the dog’s movement. If the wired boundary is crossed, an immediate corrective action is sent to the dog via the collar. An electric dog fence, is mostly used for outdoors therefore if your travel requires you to spend time outside, this should be a good option. A wireless dog fencing system works similarly as the electric dog fence, but without the wires.
The device and collar are synchronized, when the dog moves out of the restricted area, the device sends a corrective action to the dog. This device is helpful for indoors and outdoors. The above devices are most commonly opted for, but which one should you get? As already mentioned, the very first thing you need to do is decide whether majority of your vacation will take place in or outdoors. Then you need to decide a budget, a wireless dog fence is preferred and ideal for all vacations, but this device is pricy. Therefore, your budget will also need to be considered. Lastly, you need to consider the policies and rules of the place that you are considering to stay.
Many places do not allow you to use an electric dog fence, because of the wiring system, while others may express disproval on the indoor dog fence. Therefore, before you make the purchase, consider the following factors. It is also suggested that once you buy the fence, you train your dog in order to avoid repeated corrective actions.
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According to the experts, krill oil is considered to be a great solution for depression and personality or mood disorders. If you are consuming it with proper care, it can have various positive effects on the functions of the brain. Once you are start taking this oil, you will be able to see the effects within less than two hours. It can help you in the Premenstrual tension, ADHD and dysmenorrhoeal.
Most of the experts also consider this as an excellent option for the memory. Most of the people, who are suffering from schizophrenia, OCD as well as bipolar diseases are also benefited from the Krill oil. Using this oil will also help you to lose weight up to a great extent. The Omega 3 fatty acids that are present in the oil will stimulate the storage of the glucose to the muscles as glycogen. At the same time, it will also divert fatty acids from the fat synthesis. Today if you look in the market, you can easily find numerous alternatives for Krill Oil. Therefore, choosing the right quality product is very important.
On the other hand, Moroccan oil, which is also known as argan oil also comes with some amazing benefits. They can enhance the health of your skin and hair. All you have to do is to use these oils regularly by following the instructions. Before you start using the oil, you can also consult a health care expert and know the effects it can have on your body.
If you are looking for krill or Moroccan oil in your area and not able to find 100% pure Moroccan oil; researching on the web can help you. When you are looking online, you will be able to find numerous dealers, who are providing different types of oils for the customers. They are also offering different deals and discounts that can help you to save money.
Before you are buying a product from the net, it is very important to do a detailed research and ensure that you get the best for the money you spend. Checking the reviews and feedbacks of the customers is the best way to know about the quality of the krill or argan oil provided by the site or dealer. This is also a very convenient way to buy the oil from the comfort of your home.
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Sie haben Ihren Urlaub in der französischen Hauptstadt organisiert und eines der Service Serivced-Apartment Paris gebucht. Jetzt können Sie die natürlichste Sache an diesem Ort unternehmen, nämlich eine Weintour buchen. Dies ist der einfachste Weg, um die Gastronomie des Landes zu entdecken, die französischen Weine zu genießen und nebenbei die Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen zu erfahren. Es werden verschiedene Weintouren in Paris von unterschiedlichen Veranstaltern angeboten. Egal für welche Sie sich entscheiden, Sie werden die Erfahrung lieben und auf jeden Fall zurückkommen. In diesem Artikel präsentiere ich einige Weintouren in Paris. Beachten Sie aber, dass dies nur eine kleine Auswahl von dem großen Angebot ist.
Die Weinpromenade am linken Ufer ist eine großartige Tour, die am Le Coup de Grace startet. Sie wird in französischer und englischer Sprache durchgeführt. Die Tour findet jeden Samstag um 15:30 Uhr statt und dauert drei Stunden. Die Tour führt durch das historische Viertel von Paris. Die Teilnehmer können die berühmten Bauwerke genießen sowie die Weinkultur von Paris kennen lernen. Dabei werden vier bis fünf Weinstuben und Bistros besucht, in denen Weinproben stattfinden. Die Weinpromenade schließt drei Gläser Wein, aber keine Speisen oder Trinkgelder ein.
Wie nächste erwähnenswerte Weintour ist die Weinpromenade am rechten Ufer, die ebenfalls drei Stunden dauert und in Englisch oder Französisch gebucht werden kann. Die Tour startet beim Bistro des Halles, jeden Samstag um 15:30 Uhr. Auch hier werden vier bis fünf Weinstuben und Bistros besucht, die beliebt bei Einheimischen sind. Auf dem Weg werden mehrere Sehenswürdigkeiten, berühmte Kirchen und schöne Bauwerke besucht. Die Tour schließt drei Gläser, aber keine Speisen, ein.
Jeden Tag um 12:15 Uhr beginnt in der Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau ein Mittagessen mit Wein und Käse. Es dauert 1 ½ Stunden und verführt Touristen dazu die feinsten Köstlichkeiten Frankreichs – Wein und Käse – zu versuchen. Die Tour wird von einem erfahrenen französischen Sommelier geleitet, der ein Experte des Weines ist. Den Teilnehmern wird nicht nur die Qualität der Weine erklärt, sondern auch, wie der Wein richtig gekostet wird, welche die wichtigsten Weinanbaugebiete in Frankreich sind und welcher Wein zu welchem Käse passt. Bei der Weinprobe wird ein Brotkorb und geräucherter Schinken aus dem südwestlichen Teil des Landes serviert.
Eine weitere großartige Weintour ist eine Kreuzfahrt mit Champagner-Probe auf der Seine. Die Tour startet am Les Vedettes de Paris Port Suffren, die Anlegestelle am Eiffelturm. Sie dauert eine Stunde und wird in Französisch und Englisch angeboten. Sie findet donnerstags, freitags und samstags um 18 Uhr am Abend statt. Die Kreuzfahrt führt an den berühmtesten Wahrzeichen von Paris vorbei, während die Teilnehmer drei Arten von Champagner – Demi-Sec, Brut und Rose – kosten.
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Several decades following the crash of the key symbol of the communist times – the Berlin Wall, Berlin is a scene-stealing formula of elegance and strength, abounding in many of the very best galleries and galleries, awesome opera and guerrilla dance clubs, gourmet tamples and cultural munch destinations.
If it comes to trend, art work, design and movies, the German prime city is the metropolitan to look at. Berlin also prizes its key corners and dinning establishments right after unmarked trails to aged ballrooms and 2nd floor secret entries.
For everybody who is on a tight budget when travelling to This town anyone do not have to be afraid about a single thing. You can locate great bargains for apartments and low priced hotels that will produce you with the heat and coziness you will need right after a good adventure-filled evening round the town. In case anyone choose for a luxury housing then you’re guaranteed to find one as a avalance of new hotels is opening, empowered by the city’s popularity as a world capital of the rising creative class.
In Berlin you may locate the leisure time things to do that you’d probably find in every huge metropolis all over the world, and in the city restrictions there are recreational areas, nature reserves and parks. You are able to find a lot of amazing things simply wandering along a single of its streets. Berlin is a city which thrives on change and that has made a virtue out of reinventing itself s one of Europe’s greatest capitals.