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A Day Trip to Toledo, Spain

Taking tram at Plaza de Zocodover Santa Cruz Museum 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo Casa y Museo de El Greco Synagogue of El Transito, Jewish Quarter

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Retiro Park, Madrid

Crystal Palace Monument to Alfonso XII

Crystal Palace, Retiro Park, Madrid

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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Travel Tips, Hotel & Restaurant Reviews

HRC Hotel, Madrid, Spain

Hotel Review: HRC Hotel, Madrid, Spain

I booked a triple room in HRC Hotel (Madrid) for four nights in September 2014 for about $113 per night. The room is nice and clean with all necessary amenities. All in all it has been a good … [Read More...]

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...]

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Food Market Östermalms Saluhall, Stockholm, Sweden

Östermalms Saluhall is the Stockholm's food market with a great selection of gourmet food, Swedish specialties, fine restaurants and delis. A paradise for a food lover though rather expensive one. … [Read More...]