It’s easy to see why – a well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze, and rarely will you have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture, and dive into a different phrasebook. Although it is the world’s smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries.
European countries welcome more than 480 million international visitors per year, more than half of the global market, and 7 of the 10 most visited countries are European nations.
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Early History Home to years of history, which stretched far and wide. Due to the characteristic weather, the earliest explorers completely bypassed the area. The first settlement in the area was founded 1770 as a mission community. In addition to the mission, a military fort was built. Upon gaining independence, the area grew quickly. The old system gradually came to …
Take a look at each of our stunning locations and imagine yourself there: Lakes and Mountains Stay in our four star lakeside accommodation, whether you choose one of our log chalets or a contemporary apartment, you will look over stunning views of the valley. Perhaps go for a gentle stroll around the local village, a refreshing swim in the beautifully …
Quick Tips Banks – Open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. Some banks are closed for lunch. Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital. Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops. Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located all cities. Most are open …
Parks Lake Shores: a barbequeue by the lake is a great way to enjoy the wonderful views, summer weather and meet local people. Cruise on the car-free shore promenade, it will recharge your batteries! Nature Reserve: a few minutes drive away, you’ll find a beautiful nature reserve where you have a chance to see unique species of fauna and flora. Bring your litter back with …
Once you have arrived there will be plenty to keep you busy, but depending on the time of year, here are a few ways you can keep the party going. See the activities, entertainment and trips and you’ll never want to come home! It’s a worry free event holiday. All you need to do is tell us where you want …
The city of Hyderabad is a city where History speaks quite a lot, the city of Nawabs, will also mean the grand gestures that turned into Historical monuments in the presentation of adoration. One such example of the city is Taramati Baradari. There are tales galore about Abdullah Qutb Shah, the Seventh Sultan, and his fondness for a courtesan named …Continue reading
The state of Rajasthan serves the most ethnicity for the country, the capital pink city of Jaipur is a perfect tourist destination to gulp in all the ethnicity that the foreign lands have known of from the exterior. It has the famous Hawa Mahal, the Hathroi Mahal- one of the many step well mahal that resides in the state. But, …Continue reading
Traveling from the top of Alaska to the tip of Tierra del Fuego, this is the tire-testing, jawdropping, gas-guzzling journey that will impress all your friends, and here at Lonely Planet we’re running a competition on Pinterest to get those of you out and about along the PAH to send in photos, stories and tips from your trips. We’ll pin …Continue reading