How to travel from London to Paris by train & ferry Why go train+ferry? High-speed Eurostar trains now link London and Paris in just 2¼ hours with fares from £39. But you can still travel from London to Paris by train-ferry-train if you want. There are several reasons why you might do this: You want to re-create the classic train & ferry experience, via the White Cliffs of Dover;You want to avoid the Channel Tunnel, for example if you suffer from claustrophobia - although in reality you'll find the Channel Tunnel is a complete anti-climax, it's just 20 short minutes out of a 2¼ hour Eurostar journey and feels like any other railway tunnel, just a bit longer; A brief reality check... London to Paris takes around 9 hours by train-ferry-train, far longer than Eurostar's 2¼ hours;Train & ferry usually costs more than Eurostar, at around £80-£100 in total one-way, when Eurostar starts at just £39 if you book a month or two in advance. But on the plus side... Step 1: Take a train from London to Dover. Example timetable... Sponsored links...
Prambanan Temple - The Largest Hindu Temple in Southeast Asia - World Travel Tour Information and Travel Guides on www.outtravelingworld.com February 21st, 2012 Filed under: Indonesia Sponsored Links Prambanan Temple is a temple with the full form of elegance and is known as one of Indonesia’s cultural icons. Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia. Prambanan Temple was built the 9th century, is dedicated to the god Shiva, the destroyer, and two at each side dedicated to the god Brahma, the creator god and the god Vishnu, the god of keepers. Prambanan Temple is the local community is known as Roro Jonggrang, has a legend. Roro Jonggrang requested that the work is completed before the cock crowed that he thought was the impossible. Prambanan Temple was abandoned for hundreds of years but could be recovered by a Dutch citizen named CA Lons in 1733. Prambanan Temple region is covering 39.8 ha. Developed area around Prambanan green parks and shops that sell souvenirs. Transportation Prambanan is the closest city to Yogyakarta and Semarang. Prambanan Temple Photo Gallery
Drink guide to Europe | Europe drink guide Need a drink after a long day’s sight-seeing? Head to the pub, and grab a cold one. But you don’t want to drink the same old stuff you have back home. How do you know what to get? Belgium After flights to Brussels, you order beer of course! France As one of the largest producers in the world, surely wine rules in France. Spain The best thing about ordering a drink from Spanish taverns is that they almost always come with a free plate of delicious tapas. Portugal Super Bock is one of the best lagers in Portugal. Drink-lovers will love this country because alcohol is extremely cheap. Czech Republic Drink-lovers will love this country because alcohol is extremely cheap. To traveling I fondly recall having a really good time in every one of these places.
The Prettiest Town We've Ever Visited: Lijiang Old Town Ever heard of Lijiang? It’s an old town in northern Yunnan, in what was once the Dali Kingdom, the fought-over hinterland between China and Tibet. Curved eave buildings topple up narrow alleys towards a Qing dynasty pagoda. Willows and flowers drip over its narrow canals, crossed by slender bridges. Old shophouses cater for the tourist trade — as always in mainland China, more Chinese than Western. There are little waterwheels in the alleyways but the big one marks where the old town ends and the new city begins, a cusp between the past and the future. Lijiang is full of flowers, all year round. In winter there are bonsai plum trees, in summer they bring out azaleas and in spring the town is full of orchids. Chocolate box? Disneyfied? I mean, you can even play with eagles in the town square. We’ve seen some amazing places since we left. What’s yours? Our thanks to China Odyssey Tours for hosting us in Lijiang.
The Cutest City You've Never Heard Of: Plovdiv Old Town Plovdiv Old Town is the single prettiest place we’ve visited since beautiful Lijiang in China. The city’s history is written in its walls. Successive generations of conquerors — Macedonian, Roman, Bulgar and Ottoman — have left their mark here, cannibalising each other’s buildings to build and defend anew. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, first settled 8000 years ago or so, the Old Town ambles across three crags above Bulgaria’s Maritsa river, complete with a Roman theatre. The skyline now, bar the big, brick-built Ottoman mosque, is firmly Orthodox. There are dazzling churches, dense with gilt and icons, at every major crossroad. In winter, the Old Town is almost empty. The old town is pocket-sized and if you stay in the heart of it you can wander at will. There are museums of pharmacy, history, icons, ethnography, old houses kitted out for display. And these are addictive. Yes. We stayed at Plovdiv Guesthouse in the heart of the Old Town.
A beginner's guide to Eurail & European rail passes | Buy a Eurail pass online This is a one-stop independent guide to choosing, buying & using a European railpass, either a Eurail pass for overseas visitors or an InterRail pass if you live in Europe. It aims to answer all the regular questions, such as railpasses versus point-to-point tickets, which railpass to buy, how railpasses work, when you need to pay supplements, and how to make reservations with a railpass. Railpass information on this & other pages... Why explore Europe by train rather than plane, car or bus? The quick guide to European railpasses - How do railpasses work? Rail pass or point-to-point tickets? Rail passes for UK & European residents Rail passes for overseas visitors to Europe InterRail passes, the rail pass for European residents Eurail passes, the railpass for overseas visitors How do Eurail passes work? Will I need to make reservations or pay extra fees? How to buy your rail pass 1st versus 2nd class Luggage arrangements & left luggage at stations Sleepers & couchettes on overnight trains
5 Best Day Hikes in the Swiss Alps - Day Hiking in Switzerland’s Alps Updated February 04, 2017. Quite simply, the Swiss Alps are the best supported hiking destination in the world. Admittedly, I’m biased in making such a bold claim. But in today’s economy, where both vacation time and money are tight, you may prefer to spend your limited time in the Alps on day hikes. Here are my recommendations for the most magnificent day hikes in the Swiss Alps. continue reading below our video All are well-marked, easy to follow, and can be hiked in either direction. Höhenweg Höhbalmen Where: Zermatt Length: 11miles/18km Duration: 5-7 hoursZermatt is touristy, to be sure, but within five minutes of the center of town you’re already leaving wildflower-spangled meadows to ascend through larch forests. Riffelsee to Sunnegga Lac de Louvie The Faulhornweg Where: Grindelwald (Jungfrau) Length: 9 miles/15km Duration: 6-8 hoursFor high-level panoramic views of the Jungfrau, the Faulhornweg is a hiker’s dream. Mürren More Hikes from Greg Witt
Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City.
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Book the Best Hostel in Europe - Europe's Famous Hostels Backing/Camping through Europe for Summer- advice? - Lonely Planet travel forum Sounds like a great trip! Pretty ambitious I must say. First a few general remarks: given that you travel in summer, keep in mind that many of the cultural/beautiful places that you are looking for will inevitably be touristy, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. I won't cause you a shock when I tell you that most campsites are outside urban areas, so you'll have to factor in the expenses for travel to/from downtown plus from time to time inconvenient transport. For the Netherlands, try for example to find camp sites.