Photo of the Day

Trafalgar Square

A giant blue rooster of German artist Katharina Fritsch in London’s Trafalgar Square symbolizes France, whose defeat by Britain at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 gave the square its name.

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Stockholm Weather

Stockholm weather is unpredictable and changes within an hour but the city is magnificent under any weather.

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The Stockholm City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm City Hall is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10 December each year and one of the Stockholm’s iconic landmarks. Its tower offers 360-degree panoramic view of Stockholm.

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Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

The Vasa Museum, a maritime museum located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, displays the only almost fully intact 17th century the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her first voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

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Change of Guards, Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

The Change of the Guard takes place daily in the Royal Palace, Stockholm. Monday – Saturday at 12:15 Sunday and Holidays at 13:15

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Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden

Millesgården is a sculpture garden and museum at the outskirts of Stockholm.

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Images of Kyoto

Shinto monks in Kyoto A woman playing the koto

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Tian Restaurant, Vienna, Austria

A great vegetarian restaurant. I’m not vegetarian but I liked the food, especially black risotto.

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Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria

Naschmarkt is a must for food lover in Vienna. Small restaurants of Vienna’s largest open air market offer variety of national cuisines to meet every taste.

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Bunte Götter (Gods in Color) Exhibition, 13 November 2012 – 17 March 2013, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

The images of the ancient Mediterranean world are associated with gleaming white marble and limestone but the richly painted sculptures of the Bunte Götter (Gods in Color) Exhibition presents the world of ancient sculpture in colors of astonishing intensity. The exhibition is open from 13 November 2012 to 17 March 2013 in Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

Bunte Götter (Gods in Color) Exhibition, 13 November 2012 - 17 March 2013, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Visit of Queen Elizabeth II at the Tower of London in 1994

Queen Elizabeth II opens the display of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London in 1994.

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Travel Tips, Hotel & Restaurant Reviews

Hotel Mozart, Brussels

Hotel Mozart, Brussels – What a sleazy hole!

Don't let seemingly grandeur appearance of this sleazy hotel to deceive you. Rude staff, dirty unkempt rooms. … [Read More...]

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Hilton Antwerp Old Town, Antwerp, Belgium

Location is unbeatable, the hotel is in the very midst of the Antwerp Old Town, next to the Cathedral and Grote Markt and within five minutes walking to major Antwerp attractions, museums and shopping … [Read More...]

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French Cuisine Week in Israel: Namal 24, Haifa

I had never been a fan of Namal 24, a pretentious restaurant in Haifa's downtown. The restaurant serves pretty mediocre food at highly inflated prices. Restaurant's chef deludes himself that abundance … [Read More...]

Specsavers Strand (London) – Scam, Clear and Loud

I've made a mistake of spending £620 at Specsavers Strand on eyeglasses for myself and my wife. We were bluntly lied about non-existing service and grossly overcharged. Out of four eyeglasses ordered, … [Read More...]

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Eating on a Budget in Stockholm

The Stockholm's culinary arena combines elements of all modern cuisines with some whiff of Nordic. If anything the food is mostly very fresh and expensive. The moderately modest lunch in Lisa Elmqvist … [Read More...]