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A Tale of a Thousand Cities: 69 Fun Facts About France - StumbleUpon

A Tale of a Thousand Cities: 69 Fun Facts About France - StumbleUpon
69 facts is back! This time featuring the lovely country of France, because well, who can resist a country that creates superior wine, beautiful art and genetically blessed people? I think 69 facts is quite fitting. After all, who doesn’t love the French? (when they are not driving, of course). 1. Language: 6. 18. Love and Romance 22. 32. The French Revolution 41. Paris, the city of love 47. 20% of the French live in the Parisian region. 48. Misc 55. 63. Disclaimer: my blog is mainly for entertainment purposes, and not an encyclopedia. Tagged as: france, french, fun facts, interesting facts

- StumbleUpon By Time Out editors and Sulakshana Gupta 1. Experience Dublin as the locals do Despite its unsavoury reputation in past years, Temple Bar is one of the city's most charming neighbourhoods and residents are trying hard to keep it that way. 2. If all you came to Dublin for is the Guinness, then camp out at Kehoe's. See all bars and pubs 3. This isn't how you'd imagine a castle in the traditional sense. See all major venues 4. The wooden décor may be excessively rustic, but Dublin's oldest microbrewery pub, the Porterhouse, makes up for that with the quality of its beer. See all restaurants 5. St Patrick's Day on 17 March ( offers the perfect excuse to drink, if you need one. 6. Sunday morning is the best time to visit this intellectual hub, before the students are awake and while the bells toll for morning mass throughout the city. 7. Fridays are fun times at Peploe's. 8. See all attractions 9. See all sports, health and fitness venues 10. 11. See all music venues 12.

12 Items a Lady Should Keep in Her Purse- MotorCity Moxie Several years ago, I enjoyed purse shopping. I stayed with the fashionable handbags, purses, pocket-books or whatever you like to call it. As of late, purses have become burdensome. I do carry pursues. Baby wipes-These come in handy not only after a tinkle, but also to do a quick wipe down in the ladies room.Perfume-Not the entire bottle, just an aspirator will do. Fully charged phone- Keeping the phone charged is necessary in case of an emergency. What items do keep in your purse at all times? Get The Moxie Manifesto Your weekly To-Do Tactics to help you BE GOOD, LOOK GOOD and DO BETTER! It's free! I respect your email privacy. A Tale of a Thousand Cities: 69 Fun Facts About Germany Germany, the country of beer, sausages, and Oktoberfest is an interesting country no doubt. With so much going on there (or shall I say here!), it surely calls for an interesting facts post. So here’s not ten, or twenty, but sixty-nine (neunundsechzig!) Why they’re so smart. Albert Einstein, the most recognized scientist in the world, was German and born in Ulm.Einstein married his cousin.There is a rumour that Einstein failed his first University Entrance Exam (he didn’t).Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehiclesJohannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, originally used for printing the Bible.Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-rays in 1895.The cuckoo clock is invented in Germany in the 17th century.Other notable German inventions include: the telephone, diesel engine, aspirin, fluorescent lamp, and the pregnancy test.There are 102 German Nobel laureates as of 2009.Adidas was founded by the Bavarian, Adolf “Adi”Dassler. Facts about football:

Italy: a guide to finding good value Tuscany and Umbria are by far the most popular destinations for villa holidays, and our online expert destination guides provide comprehensive information on the regions. But areas of Italy aside from these British favourites also have much to offer. The country has rich regional variety: in the north-west, the Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont, for example, have strong French ties; German is the first language of many in the Alto Adige region in the far north; and in the north-eastern, autonomous Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, the ethnic and linguistic cocktail includes Slovenian. Italy’s geography, but more its history – too long and fractured for uniformity – account for much of this variety. So where should you start? The Val d'Orcia, which stretches from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata, is a key wine-growing area. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images If you are a first-timer, and plump for Tuscany, be sure to look beyond Chianti, between Florence and Siena, which is often densely wooded.

Europe Vacation | Europe Trip | Travel Europe with Best Travel Content Europe Five Places That You Shouldt Miss in Prague Prague, which is believed to be one of the most beautiful and picturesque city of Europe is also known as one of the most well-liked holiday destinations in the whole world. The popularity of this place has increased considerably owing to its rich culture and historical background. This captivating city is filled with spectacular medieval churches, castles, art galleries and museums. Those who want to avoid the regular tourist crowd should take a tour of the surrounding areas. Prague Castle The Prague Castle considered to be the biggest medieval castle across the globe, appears as if it includes a small township within its walls. The magnificent castle is of great historical importance since it is the place where the Holy Roman Emperors, Czech kings as well Czech Republic presidents once had their offices. Old Town Square The Old Town Square is located in the center of the ancient town and is encircled by attractive baroque, rococo Gothic architectural marvel. Powder Tower Charles Bridge

Top 20 free attractions in Paris City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise…Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a very cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic French market, let yourself be seduced by our top 20 must-sees. They are all are completely gratuit, letting you save the euros for the really important stuff: wine, cheese and a flashing Eiffel Tower keyring you’ll regret the minute you return home. 1. Festooned with gargoyles and gothic touches, this imposing Parisian icon is essential for every visitor. 2. Window-shopping (or lécher les vitrines to the locals) is a great way to take an indulgent peek at objets d’art and wild curiosities you’d never actually buy. 3. A lift to the peak of the Eiffel Tower can squeeze the budget at €13.40 per ticket, but luckily the views below are just as stunning. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Image by OliverN5 9. 10. 11.

Budget Travel in France: Travel on the Cheap is Still Possible By Kelby Hartson Carr Updated by Transitions Abroad 5/2017 People tend to assume a vacation in France must be expensive, but that is far from the truth with so many ways to plan a budget trip to France. There are quality lodging options that are dramatically cheaper than you might expect. You can find excellent food for pocket change. You can get around sometimes on a few euros. We are not here going to provide you exact suggested itineraries, "must-sees," or costs, as those are covered in so very many guidebooks, articles, "Top 10" listicles, and posts elsewhere. Not only can you see France on a budget, but you will most likely leave the country with a more authentic and unique experience than people who stay at four-star chain hotels in Paris. Tips for a Cheaper Trip in France Many people make a few costly mistakes when planning their travel in France, and this has led to the myth that the country must be expensive. Even if you want the true urban experience, there are ways to save.

20 free attractions in London - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet - StumbleUpon Who cares if London's hotels and restaurants tend to be on the expensive side? No city in the world has more free stuff to do. In addition to world-class museums without a ticket admission, you get the parks, canal walks, super markets (Portobello Road Market at Notting Hill Gate, Camden Market at Chalk Farm Rd, wonderful Columbia Road Flower Market at Gosset St in East London etc) and maybe some royal-spotting, and you can fill a life. London, thank you! Here's the mere start of the free list: 1. Around, more or less, since the 13th century, the Borough Market is stuffed with food-lovers and all you need for a memorable grab-and-go breakfast or lunch. 2. Hidden under Waterloo Bridge, the institute features four cinemas (not free) and the fun Mediatheque, where you can peruse DTV/film archives and watch for free. 3. Unreal; one of London's top attractions, and absolutely free. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Those Victorians sure liked to 'c & c' (collect and catalogue). 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Sample Western Europe Travel Itinerary - StumbleUpon Dublin->Glasgow->Edinburgh->Manchester->London->Amsterdam->Rotterdam->Brussels->Paris->Bordeaux->Zaragoza-> Madrid->Lisbon->Lagos->Sevilla->Malaga->Valencia->Barcelona->Toulouse->Marseille->Lyon->Geneva->Bern->Milan-> Genoa->Florence->Rome->Naples->Venice->Munich->Stuttgart->Frankfurt->Berlin->Hamburg->Copenhagen See it all with this itinerary. Start in Dublin and see the Emerald Isle before having Haggis in Scotland. Head down towards London and then over to Amsterdam. Head west over the north via Brussels. Enjoy the city of lights for as long as possible and dine on fine wine and cuisine in Bordeaux. Minimum Completion Time: 3.5 months You can get 10% off your European Rail Pass when you purchase our editor’s book on how to save money traveling the world!