Hotel Marques de Riscal

Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain

Hotel Marques de Riscal is in the heart of Spanish Basque wine country, designed by Frank O’Gehry. The Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain is a few minutes from the Marques de Riscal Winery in the heart of the Spanish Basque country close to Rio Ebro. It is between Pamplona, Miranda de Ebro, Burgos and Logrono. […]

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Library Hotel New York City

The Library Hotel, New York City

The Library Hotel, New York is a real page turner….. Looking for an interesting and unusual hotel in New York City? Well the Library Hotel New York is perfect for bookworms. The Library Hotel has ten floors each dedicated to a particular category of the Dewey Decimal System including: literature, the arts, technology etc. the […]

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Pissing dog Brussels

Brussels Pissing Dog, Jeanneke Pis and Manneken Pis

Most people know about the Brussels Manneken Pis, the little pissing boy but did you know there is a Jeanneke Pis (little Girl Pissing) and a Zinneke Pis (pissing dog)! Jeanneke Pis This little girl is located at  Impasse de la Fidélité 10-12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium. It is not hard to find and is up […]

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Bologna canal

A Window on Bologna, Italy

Did you know Bologna once had canals which brought cargo ships from the sea all the way into the city? Well they are now pretty much dried up or shrunk to small channels of water. However you can get a glimpse at the canals through a picturesque window on Via Piella next to Trattoria Biassnot.

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Reasons City Passes Don’t Always Work

1. 24 Hours or Midnight to Midnight Some City Passes (including Dublin and London) count one day from midnight to midnight. So if you arrive in town  in the evening and want to use the included transportation from the airport that will count as your first day. Decide whether you want a City Pass according […]

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skin sore

Unusual Zurich Museum of Disfiguring Diseases

MoulagenMuseum Feast your eyes on realistic representations of diseased body parts. These are the medically accurate recreations of how the worse possible diseases manifest themselves on our bodies. See scar covered backs, blistered feet, swollen faces and pus oozing sores. Cancer, leprosy, syphilis and more are shown in plastic or wax  recreations. Models such as […]

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turkey changing of the guard

Changing of the Guard Ankara, Anitkabir

You can see the changing of the guard in Ankara at the Anitkabir where the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is located. Ataturk was the founder of modern Turkey and the country’s first president. The site is about 2km west of Kizilay and stands on a prominent hill. Visitors enter the mausoleum complex through an […]

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London free attractions

Free Attractions in London

London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but even though you can still find plenty of free things to do. Check out my post about watching the changing of the guard in three different places.   Free London Museums London Museums which are totally free include: Tate Modern Victoria and albert British […]

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Changing of the Guard, London, UK

The mother of all Changing of the Guard ceremonies takes place outside the Royal residence in London, England, but what few people realize is that it also takes place outside Windsor Palace and at the Horse Guard Parade Whitehall. Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard The ceremony outside Buckingham Palace is also called the Guard […]

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