Travel, Teach, Live in Europe and Middle East
London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona are good. But there are many other exciting cities in Europe! Here are some tips.
Passion and longing in LISBON.
If your relationship does not work in Lisbon, you might as well go home and try with someone else.
Could there be anything more romantic than standing on the fortress walls of the Castelo de Sao Jorge and see the sky become peach colored over the Bairro Alto and the Tagus River with your girlfriend or your boyfriend?
But one of the really good candidates is also in Lisbon: Continue the evening at a fado restaurant.
Where can you hear singers twist their soul inside out for melancholy, passion and longing, while you enjoy good food in dim lighting.
Not all fado houses are equally good, especially in the old town of Alfama. A recommended place is Sr. Vinho along the 25 - or 28 tram to the west.
Also use your time to get lost in the maze of alleyways in Alfama, and take the Santa Justa elevator up to the Bairro Alto where you will calm down with a glass of wine on the Art Deco CafÃ© A Brasileiro.
Do not miss: A glass ginja liqueur the tiny A Ginjinha - very cheap and typical of Lisbon. Hotel Tip: As Janelas Verdes, www.asjanelasverdes.com
Charm and Culture in KRAKOW
Krakow is a charming and historic small city with a unique medieval atmosphere.
Unlike Warsaw, Krakow was spared of the worst bombing during the Second World War.
You can wander around the city's cultural big castles, or check out one of the 28 museums and galleries, the city are so proud of. Czartoryski Museum offers include works by Leonardo and Rembrandt.
Have a coffee at the main square, Rynek G Â¿Ã³wny and suck in the continental impressions from trendy Poles who passes by.
Do not forget the Jewish Kazimierz district, with its cozy cafes, pubs and restaurants. Krakow's nightlife is perhaps one of Poland's best interests.
If you love jazz, you've come to the right city. Jazz Club Piano Rouge can be warmly recommended for the music, to a lesser extent for food.
Do not miss: Restaurant Wierzynek. It has been open for over 650 years. Hotel Tips: Do not stay at the hotel, stay at Globtroter Guesthouse.
HAAG for the shopping crazy!
Haag is wonderful for anyone who loves shopping.
The home to the Dutch Queen, Parliament and the International Criminal Court, are far more than a political center.
The shopping streets have far more fashion shops, small boutiques, interiors shops, antiques dealer and well-stocked stores than any shopaholic could be able to consume.
The shops in the center is also open on Sundays.
The city's finest shopping center, The Passage was built in 1882. It consists of three arcaded shopping streets that meet in a rotunda with a glass dome above. And in the mouth of each of the three shopping streets is the new variety of shopping areas.
Do not miss: Day of the Princes. Each year, the third Tuesday of September, Queen Beatrix holding his annual address to Parliament.
Before the speech, she runs through the city in his golden chariot, and Queen lovers flock to the Dutch to wave.
Hotel Tip: In The Hague city: Parkhotel Den Haag. On the promenade in Scheveningen: Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel.
Children frolic placed in VIENNA
Among modern art in old baroque buildings, the youngest have gotten their own toy museum in Vienna.
In the Austrian capital, there are in addition to six other museums (including tobacco museum and youth musical venue Electric Avenue) also ZOOM, where little ones can frolic among toys, plasticine, props and clothing, they can dress up in.
Right now current parts of the children's museum is turned into a vibrant underwater world, where kids can splash in the water and splash on the adults and play with bubbles.
And especially exciting is that all this childish activity takes place in Vienna's old imperial stables from 1717 - in MuseumQuartier, the world's 8 largest arts and culture collection. See more on Kindermuseum.at
Do not miss: Cafe Leopold in Museums Quartier serves classic Viennese pastries and good coffee.
Hotel Tip: Radisson SAS Palais, my favorite right on the Ringstrasse. Classic hotel in two palaces built together from 1872.
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Regards Christer Nyrud