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Touring the french Rivera Antibes and Cannes

The French Rivera is home to several spots of interest which makes up part of the Côte d'Azur. It is a scenic coastal region facing the Mediterranean seas. Towns on interest here includes villages in Nice, as well as Antibes and Cannes. Lets see what’s on offer by traveling along this French Riviera from Cannes, Antibes to Nice. Villages and...

Zooming the streets of Monaco city

The Principality of Monaco is an independent sovereign city-state and micro-state, very much similar to Singapore, but much smaller. Geographically it sits on the French Riviera close to the Italian region of Liguria, in Western Europe. You may recognize it for scenes of sandy beaches, expensive yachts, fast cars and of course the famous Monaco city Grand Prix, which...

Harbor musing at Genoa Italy city

Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. With a large marine waterfront, no wonder Genoa was the capital of one of the most powerful maritime republics for over seven centuries, from the 11th century to 1797. Let’s do a day tour of Genoa Italy city with a visit to the...

Chilling in Pisa Italy, and up the Pisa leaning tower

Traveling is a way of life. Backpacking alone in Europe, I believe you will never have explored a country proper if you didn’t chill out the locals, commute using public transport, and eat where the locals go. Today, join me on my exploration journey in Tuscany, central Italy to the city of Pisa Italy. Moreover, accommodations in Pisa is affordable...

Ely Cambridge England day out

Ely Cambridge is a small cozy little village in Cambridgeshire England. The sleepy little town is home to a magnificent cathedral and couple of quirky museums and green spaces worthy of a day trip visit. Let’s check out Ely today! The city of Ely Cambridge is rather tranquil in its own right. In fact it is more town like than...

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios Tour- Backlot, Butter beer, Creature Lab and Hogwarts Castle

Backlot outdoor display Exiting the first studio hall will bring you to an intermediately outdoor open space between two studios housing number of large, mostly vehicular and weather-resistant structural exhibits used on the movies which are simply too large to be situated indoors. It's also the only part of the tour which is viewable on Google Maps (with the...

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios Tour London- Dumbledore’s office, Snapes Potion Class, Hagrid Hut, Quidditch Green Screen and Ministry of Magic

Dumbledore's office Dumbledore office is one of the few highlights and one of the better exhibits on display at this early stage of the studio tour. There is hidden snitch here too. The Headmaster's office is the place where the final scene of the final book in the series takes place.You will enjoy full 360 view of the office upon...

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios Tour London- Great Hall, Hogwarts Gryffindor Sets and Props

The Attraction Tour (spoilers ahead) Moving on with the studio tour, you are generally allowed entry 10 minutes before your allocated ticket time. Before getting to actual introductions, you be put through two sets of holding areas, namely a queue line area, allowing you to view the actual "under the stairs" set as used as Harry's quarters in the first...

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios Tour London: The Making- Introduction and Gift Shop

The Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter is a movie set theme park situated in south west Hertfordshire approximately 30km northwest of central London, in Leavesden. All the movies in the Harry Potter series were shot here from The Philosopher's Stone in 2001 to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in...

Scotland marvels and Harry Potter Trains

Scotland is a country of medieval culture and beautiful scenery. It is home to historical castles, nice driving roads and great seafood. Lets explore the life of a highlander with a 3 day trip up in Scotland going up to the mountains of Isles of Skye or look for Nessie at the Noch ness lake. The adventure awaits! City of...

Lucerne Switzerland, Pilatus and Folklore

Let’s check out scenic Switzerland with a drive through the Swiss alps, views up a Swiss mountain Pilatus and farm countryside, visit the city of Lucerne with some yodeling with Swiss locals. Let’s explore! Up Mt Pilatus, highest Tomlishorn Pilatus, also often referred to as Mount Pilatus, is a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It sits at an elevation...

Florence, Italy trade and sculpture city

Florence, Italy is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region and one known for culture, renaissance art and architecture. It is also the Tuscany capital city and national economic centre, with a buzzing trade and marketplace. Let’s check out the ground on what makes this Historic Centre of Florence a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site since 1982. Architecture building cathedrals Moreover, Florence...

Visiting Vatican city Basilica and Sistine Chapel

The Vatican is an interesting state in a state. Lets explore the Vatican city in Rome today with a walkaround tour, visiting the various Vatican palace grounds, museums cathedrals (the St. Peter's Basilica) as well as a look around in the renowned Sistine Chapel. The world’s smallest city-state Interestingly, the Vatican city is the smallest independent city-state in the world by...

Rome Italy city sights, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain

The city of Rome Italy is one of culture and history. From the Italian cobble streets, street art and sculptures remands of ancient Renaissance Rome to the majestic Colosseum. Let’s check out the sights and sounds of the Italian capital city. City and the Pantheon Moreover, Rome is also a special commune of Italy and itself was a centre of the...

Boating through beautiful Venice, Italy

Venice is a "City of Water" located on the northeastern Veneto Region part of Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. Let’s explore the various sights, sounds and food of the seemingly floating city and take a boat and taxi ride around the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a day trip. Let’s go! In distance Landing Embankment   A canal-tastic UNESCO World Heritage...

Innsbruck Austria chill city exploration

Let’s check out Innsbruck Austria city today with a city exploration. The small city capital of Austria is geographically on the most western state of the Austrian Tyrol and near the Inn Valley. Besides the mountainous sights, the city is also known for its Imperial and modern architectures. A small cosy mountain city Directly translated, Innsbruck means "bridge over the Inn"....

Cologne, Munich and Rhineland Germany explorations

Let’s go on a German travel fest with a trio of cities adventures running through Cologne, Munich and Rhineland. On our adventures, we shall check out the history, sights, gastronomically distinctive iconic pork knuckles and a cruise along the Rhineland river. Cathedral of Cologne Moreover, the city of Cologne itself is home to several historical-looking streets. However, as most of the...

Amsterdam of Netherlands city adventures

Amsterdam of Netherlands is a city of canals or bicycles as you put it is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands. It is home to a population of about 900 thousand. Historically, it was founded at the Amstel, a region given its low-land typical of the Netherlands was dammed to control flooding. Hence, the "dam" in...

Krakow City, Poland

Krakow, Poland is a city of history, culture and is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Let’s visit the city of Krakow in Poland. Sitting second-largest in size to Warsaw, Krakow is home to a population of about 800 thousand and was the official capital of Poland until 1596, where it is handed over to Warsaw. Speaking of Warsaw,...

Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland

Auschwitz concentration camp is one of the few solemn places you can visit in the world given its horrific history. The camp was built and operated by the German Nazi in German-occupied Poland during World War 2. It saw almost a million people exterminated within the camp grounds. Let's pay the place of solemn history a visit with a...
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