Paris is internationally known as the city of romance and love. Everything exquisite and classy can be found here including sparkling wines, attractive fountains, gorgeous fashion shows, historical monuments, architectural bridges, beautiful palaces, elegant nightclubs and cathedrals. Visiting the internationally acclaimed Paris museums is a charming experience that anybody can enjoy, particularly if one is concerned with exploring a few facts about the sociocultural and historical aspects of France.
It doesn’t matter where anybody goes skiing it is never going to be the cheapest of holiday. Whether it is the luxury of Verbier or the tax haven of Andorra, things can really add up. So why has Norway always been considered a pricey option. Is it because of the high taxes that exist in Scandinavia? Maybe. Is it because it seems less accessible? Who knows. The fact remains that the rolling hills, rivers snaking inland and positively chilled people aren’t enough of a reason to go. Price is king for most. Norway is getting a raw deal all because of the misconception that it’s expensive.
So it’s summer!! And this year it actually feels like it rather than us having to run out and sunbathe for 10 minutes before the clouds block the sun again…
If you’re off on your travels here are a few little tips which could come in really handy and even save you a bit of money and time:
You’re probably used to the usual tourist attractions such as statues, history museums, famous buildings and so on, but there are also some quite out-of-the-ordinary things to do too. Leave your comfort zone and check out the weird and wonderful world of tourist sights!
Let’s check out this list of some of the world’s coolest places. They definitely get Brownie points for originality!
Did you know there’s estimated to be somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 hotels all around the world? That’s a lot of places to choose from when you go on holiday! And it can be a pretty tiresome task looking through hundreds of different hotels, trying to decide which one you want to give your money to for a fortnight’s holiday abroad. After all, many of them are very similar – a standard room, bathroom, restaurant, swimming pool, and they all have similar furnishings and outlooks. So why not do something different? Visit one of the world’s more unusual hotels on your next holiday and the hotel becomes more than just a place to lay your head. So here are a few places to get you out of your luxury holiday comfort zone!
So we’ve probably all been there, you arrive at a hostel and attempt to have an early night in preparation for the next day’s sightseeing and lo and behold you’re woken up by some drunk party-goer who comes into the room at 3am and starts singing at the top of his lungs before spewing up all over. Ok, maybe this hasn’t happened to you, but wouldn’t it be really annoying if it did? That’s why I thought I would write a post on hostel etiquette and how to be the best hostel-stayer you can be.
Most tourists and holiday makers visiting London will have experienced the busy, bustling elements of the city; public transport, thousands of commuters pushing through the streets and pigeons hassling people for their lunch, but there is a very different side to London.
We’ve probably all wondered what happens to these items at some point in our life. We hear over the tannoy that any items left unattended will be destroyed, but is that really what happens? What sort of items get left behind? You might be quite surprised…
You don’t have to be loaded to see the world so don’t let your lack of money put you off going on any adventures. There are many cities that are perfect for travellers on a budget so take a look at just a few of them below and plan where you want to go next…
Kraków might not be the easiest city to reach, but once you get there it’s definitely worth it! There are so many historical sights to see that you don’t need to spend your money going on expensive tours or into overpriced museums. You’ll find towers, castles and cathedrals galore and without the ridiculous crowds. There are many budget hotels and hostels and you’ll be able to eat out without having to loosen the purse strings. Estimated cost per day: £16.
Budapest is equally as impressive with all its amazing sights. The Castle Hill sights are worth spending quite a bit of time at and there are also many affordably-priced spas around if you want to relax after a busy day of sight-seeing. Eating out in restaurants also won’t break the bank as there are many cheap places which will still leave you feeling full. Estimated cost per day: £20.
This city is like no other because even though it’s in Europe, it straddles Asia as well and so has an exotic-feel. You can walk the city walls, visit the religious buildings and sites and eat authentic Turkish food (not these greasy kebabs which most people associate with Turkish food). The fact that there are many food stalls in the street makes it all even more affordable. The city continues to get more expensive so visit it now while it’s still affordable! Estimated cost per day: £20.
Prague, Czech Republic
If you know the right places to go, Prague can be a very cheap city indeed! Even though it looks tempting, make sure you avoid restaurants with big signs in English outside as they jack up the prices for tourists. Move away from the tourist areas and find a local joint where you’ll get an impressive meal for a fraction of the price. Although the beer is getting more expensive, it’s still unbelievably cheap! A pint can cost as little as £1.30! Visit the Prague Castle and marvel at the traditional puppet masters. Estimated cost per day: £25
Make sure to avoid the summer months if you’re on a low budget, but apart from that you should be able to enjoy this medieval city without spending too much dosh. You can visit the historic centre of Bruges. The Holy Savior Cathedral and Minnewater Lake, which is a perfect place to sit and relax. It won’t take you long to see the main sights so maybe two days is all you need here. Estimated cost per day: £35
You might have seen in the news recently that four British tourists paid £54 (64€) for four ice creams. They weren’t even elaborately piled-up sundaes filled with sprinkles and wafers sticking out all over the place – they were just four simple waffle cones.
Many people felt sorry for the tourists from Birmingham because even though you should always check what something costs before ordering it, you would NEVER in a million years think that some gelato would add up to that much. Did it have gold pieces in it or something?