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The city of light and love has so much to offer, it boggles the mind. Proposing at the Eiffel Tower, shopping on the Champs-Elysées, or enjoying some Haute Cuisine in a Seineside restaurant; Paris will keep you occupied for several lifetimes.
This alphabetical introduction, courtesy of Eva, is not enough to cover all of Paris’ beauty, but it will give you some insight and ideas for your next trip to France.
Arc de Triomphe
At the western end of the renowned Champs Elysées you’ll find one of Paris’ most famous monuments, the Arc de Triomphe. With its impressive 50m height, this arch is one of the largest in the world. Don’t risk your life crossing the Place Charles de Gaulle (one of the busiest roundabouts in Paris), but instead take the ‘passerelle’ tunnel to have a closer look at the inscriptions on the arch and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, or to admire the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower and Grande Arche.
Having fostered innumerable literary genii including Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, and the dictionary’s own Samuel Johnson, it’s perfectly fair that we finally allow London its own alphabetical compendium. Neither exhaustive nor completely reliable, what follows could quite accurately be regarded as the tip of the iceberg in terms of English attraction and intrigue. Nevertheless, it will suffice as an introduction to this most worthy of capitals.
A is for….
Aside from sharing a name with the Trotters’ hapless uncle in London-based sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses’, Prince Albert was husband to England’s Queen Victoria who reigned, coincidentally, throughout the entire Victorian era. Following Albert’s death, his name was given to Albertopolis, an area directly south of Hyde Park that contains numerous attractions and architectural stunners, including the Royal Colleges of Music and Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum, and the UNESCO listed Royal Albert Hall. The Albert Memorial stands across the road from here, just inside Hyde Park.
B is for…
The English have been drinking gin for millions and millions of years, even since before the invention of juniper berries.
This time on our City A-Z list we have the beautiful and scintillating Italian capital of Rome. There is so much to write about Rome that we found ourselves struggling to decide what to include; each letter on this list represents just a small factor of what Rome is all about. If not the most, this amazing city is certainly one of the most popular destinations in Europe; trust us when we say that it’s not all thanks to the beautiful Italian women and the delicious food. Rome has a certain atmosphere that is simply supreme and that’s what makes it so unique. Read our A-Z list and start getting to know Rome from the inside out.
Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world; it is vibrant, close to the beach, it has great food and wine, it’s cheaper than Amsterdam and there are Zara shops on every street corner. Aside from a very fun weekend getaway, there is also a lot of interesting history to this city. That is why it would be wise to plan your weekend, or if you’re lucky, your entire week, ahead; if you don’t plan some things in advance you might end up soaking the sun and drinking red wine all day. I am aware of the fact that this option sounds just about right for some of you but still, first read our A-Z Barcelona list and get inspired by the city and all the great things it has to offer:
The first thing you will notice when arriving in Barcelona is the amazing architecture. Gaudi’s work (we will talk more about him later on) helped a great deal to shape the architecture in the city; creative and open minded.
A: Alexanderplatz - This is one of the biggest squares in the city and a major transport hub. Aside from important historic buildings, it’s a good place to visit and eat fast food after a long night of dancing – everything here stays open all night.
B: Bus 100 - If you want to see the entire city without spending a lot of money, it will not get any better than this! This public bus will take you to all the major city’s landmarks and all for a symbolic price! Forget the same-old tourist busses; this is cheaper and even less busy!
C: Checkpoint Charlie - One of the most important places to see when visiting Berlin. This was the crossing point between the East and West sides of the city during the war. This checkpoint was the gate to freedom for the people who lived on the East part.
There are so many things to see & do in New York City. The “Big Apple” is a destination full of excitement. If you visit the city for the first time, you might get a bit overwhelmed with all the fast moving people and speeding yellow cabs. Aside from endless options to keep yourself active, New York is full with history and symbolism. In order to arrive prepared enough for your holiday, do some homework and read our “New York A-Z Dictionary”, to get some extra knowledge about this impressive city:
A: Alicia Keys- This talented singer was born and raised in the “Hell’s Kitchen” area of Manhattan. Alicia is (together with Jay-Z) the voice behind the huge hit:”Empire State of Mind”, which is dedicated to the city.