Paris Attacks; What to do if you are a Tourist in Paris Right Now

As you might know France is under national state of emergency and it has closed its borders after 128 people were killed in series of attack last night in Paris

Gunmen entered Bataclan Concert hall during a heavy metal concert and took hostages, it is said that they executed around 80 hostages inside the Bataclan. Later on security forces stormed the hall and rescued the hostages..

There are 5 other sites including restaurants and cars where people were shot, till now at least 180 people are said to be injured in the gruesome attacks.

These attacks are said to be most deadliest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombing.

Attack sites:

  • La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district – at least 19 dead in gun attacks
  • Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant at rue Alibert, 10th district – at least 12 dead in gun attacks
  • La Casa Nostra restaurant, 92 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 11th district – at least 5 dead in gun attacks
  • Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris – explosions heard outside venue, three attackers dead
  • Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district – stormed by several gunmen, at least 80 dead

The world is watching the horrifying images after a series of attacks Friday night in the French capital of Paris.

Situations like this  can create panic and terrifying the citizens in any country, but the people who are visiting Paris right now, whose number reach to about tens of thousands, This situation must be tough for them, Not having knowledge about the city streets or the language, and having no one to turn to is any situation of panic adds another layer of fright to an already scary situation.

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Paris Attacks; What to do if you are a Tourist in Paris:

If you are in Paris, Following are some precautionary measure you should take subsequent to Paris Attacks:

Find shelter:

Showing love to the humanity, Citizens of Paris are offering up their empty rooms, and business places using the hashtag #porteouverte or “open door” for the people who don’t have anyplace to lay low. You can also tweet with hashtag #porteouverte location to find a safe place to stay.

You can also head to the nearest Local hotels, they are also offering help to get you safely where to intend to go. You can use maps  to find the closest one.(Google Maps)

Get cash.

It is recommended that you should have atleast couple of hundred dollars along with you in the local currency, Try to get to the nearest ATM and transcat some money in order to avoid a situation of crises without local currency.

Account for everyone in your group:

Keep a check on everyone in your group, If you are travelling in a group, Confirm their whereabouts. If you are unable to get in contact with any of the group members, first check with the hotel or the place you were staying, if still they are missing then inform the local embassy or consulate for your country. The State Department (U.S.), Foreign Office (U.K.), or other local diplomatic authority maintains a list of their nationals who have been missing, are killed or injured, or have been accounted for.

Check in back home:

Call your family and friends and inform then that you are safe, also tell them your location and the situation of city, to avoid any chaos or panic back home. Keeping in context the devastation following an attack, it can be complicated for people to get word out to loved ones via phone. Consider alternative forms of communication, such as social media accounts or email. You can also use Facebook’s mark safe feature to inform your friends and family that you are safe.

Follow @TravelGov on social media. This will give you real-time updates and instructions.

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Avoid crowds:

Considering the panic and chaos, Avoid using public transportation during rush hour. Instead, travel at off-peak times or use a licensed taxi. It is recommended to stay away from crowds and congested areas.

“People are on edge, so if they think something is happening and panic, there could be a stampede or other dangerous situation,” advises Ross.

Be extra alert:

“Very often people on holiday let down their guards and are not as aware of what’s going on around,” explains the State Department’s Michelle Bernier Toth, Managing Director for Overseas Citizen Services. “Look for things like unattended packages, weird behavior, and people overdressed for the environment,” says George Taylor, VP of Global Operations at integrated risk management company iJet.

If you are in france and in any case of emergency dial 01.43.12.22.22 [then dial 9 (nine) when you hear the automated greeting].

Here is also a reminder of some of the embassy numbers in Paris for people who may have concerns about friends or relatives. If you want to report missing persons to French government, you can use this site, they have setup this website after the paris attacks to collect intelligence and report missing persons.

  • British embassy: +33 1 44 51 31 00
  • US embassy: +33 1 43 12 22 22
  • Irish embassy:+33 1 44 17 67 00
  • Australia embassy: +33140593300
  • Canada embassy: +33144432900
  • Irish embassy: +33144176700

 

Beautiful Pictures of Autumn Season From Around the World

Autumn Season is an exciting time of year, It’s the ideal time to travel, leave your home and explore the beautiful surroundings. The movie festivals, cultural nights, broadway openings, music festivals and much more to do.

The weather may be cooling down but rest of the things are getting high, there are number of events being arranged all over the world, and they will continue till the start of extreme winters, this is the season to go out and discover the beautiful world.

Fall is here,the bright reds and yellows of this season make the upcoming winters little easier to handle, The weekends become filled with apple picking and every street provides you a captivating view.

Beautiful Pictures of Autumn Season From Around the World

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  • Autumn in Boston Source:Denis Tangney Jr

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  • Kilchurn Castle Loch Awe Argyll Source: Brain Lawrence

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  • Niagara Fall Source: OrchidPoet

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  • The Ecole du Louvre building at the end of a tree lined path, in the grounds of the famous Louvre palace complex in Paris, France Source: Philip Lee Harley

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  • Moon over a landscape, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, USA Source: PhotoDisc

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  • St james park in London at sunset Source: Frank Reporter

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  • Fog in a forest, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, USA  Source: Medioimages/Photodisc

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If you are into photography, this is the season to take out your camera and capture as much as you can because in Autumn season everything is so beautiful, the streets the mountains and rivers, everything looks so gorgeous, so if you want us to share pictures which you took in autumn season let us know, we would love to feature them in this post.

Thats all from our side, if you have some pictures of Autums season and you want to share with us, Write to us in comments, or contact us using the contact us form, we will love to feature your pictures of our website. You can also let us know about the events that are going on or coming in near future and they are exclusively for fall season, we will love to tell our readers about some great events you guys have to offer.

Ischia Best Places and Travel Guide

Ischia is an Island around 19 miles from naples, It comes under Italy’s Campania region, On the north side of this Island, there is Bay of Naples. This Island can be reached from the ferries or the boats from he Naples, the journey to the Island itself is mesmerising.

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Pagoda Beach, Ischia, Italy.

Ischia is famous tourist destination, people from all around the Europe make their way to Ischia to spend their holidays, Ischia is blessed with great number of blessings from the nature, Most famous tourist attractions in Ischia is the blue water and exotic beaches, Ischia also has to offer stunning landscapes, This island is known for its active thermal springs, It is said that this Island lies on a active volcano, so its very adventurous to explore Ischia, In this post I will talk about Ischia Best places and travel guide.

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Ischia Italy

From the ancient ages, Ischia is known for its beautiful landscapes and its location, which proved to work as a lookout island for the city of naples.

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Talking about the climate,It is recommended to visit this beautiful Island in between April and October. The weather is amazing at this Island, you can never guess whats coming next, sunshine or rain.

It’s quite weird that German is spoken widely on this Island, Although most of the people are Italian, Still most of them understand and speak English & German.

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You cant get to Ischia by airplane, In order to reach Ischia best places, you will have to first land in Naples and from there you can take a ferry or boat ride to this island.

Tip: It is observed that the ferry ride from naples to Ischia Island stops at another Island ‘Procida‘, Some tourists get off the boat on this Island not knowing it isn’t Ischia island, So before leaving the ferry, ask the people on the boat if its Ischia Island.

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Sant'Angelo (Ischia)

In order to discover the Island there are many tour operating companies, who can guide you, take you to places and sights worth seeing.

Following is the list of Ischia best places to visit:

  • Villa La Colombaia
  • Villa La Mortella
  • Castello Aragonese
  • Guevara Tower
  • Torrione II
  • Pithecusae Museum
  • Giardini Ravino
  • The Soccorso church

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Ischia best places also include the thermal springs which are a site for the scientists as well as tourists, many people from around the world come to study these thermal springs, some come to experience the enthralling experience of thermal springs.

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The water around this Island is clean as crystal, the blue water all around the island is a mesmerising sight. As you might know that Ischia is a famous tourist destination, so there are number of events arranged on this Island all around the year, these events include religious festivals, sports championships, musical events, concerts and cultural events. These events are great to know more about Ischia and its people, So if you visit this beautiful place try to interact with the locals and attend these shows.

Tip: Food at Ischia is delicious

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That’s all from Ischia best places and travel guide, if you have any queries, let us know in the comments, we will get back to you, You can also help us to improve this travel guide, If you have been to Ischia island, let us know about your experience.

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Best Attractions of Krakow Poland

Krakow is the 2nd largest city of Poland, It is said that the civilization at this area started back in the stone age around 20000 BC, There are number of myths about dragons and Krakow in the books of history.

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Krakow is wonderful city to visit, it has number of historical buildings that are absolutely worth visiting, the most famous historical sites include Royal Castle and Cathedral of Krakow, In Krakow you get to explore number of different cultures, as this city is known for its diversity in traditions and culture, through commerce, Krakow which was once a small settlement, now stands as a wealthy city, there are number of different industries in the surrounding of city that’s why the poverty and unemployment rate in Krakow is less than less of the Poland.

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Krakow Poland

After the Nazi invaded Poland, in the beginning of World War 2, Krakow became capital of Germany government, Krakow is also called as one of the most beautiful cities of europe, It has extensive cultural heritage including the Gothic and renaissance architecture and culture.

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Tip: Poles say “Smacznego” before eating, its equivalent to Bon Appetit

Krakow won the award of being European Capital of Culture in 2010, Krakow Poland will also host World Youth day in 2016.

Krakow Poland Places to See:

Although Krakow poland is famous all over the europe for its natural beauty and tourist spots, there are number of landmarks and sights that are worth visiting if you ever visit this city, Some of them are mentioned below.

  • The Royal Castle and Cathedral
  • Grand Square
  • Grand Altarpiece
  • Wawel Royal Castle
  • Ice age Rhino
  • Old town(UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Wooden Architecture(UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci
  • Kazimierz Town
  • Kanonicza Street
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Auschwitz(UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Auschwitz is the Nazi extermination camp located around 70 KM from Krakow, It is said that over one million jews were exterminated in the three Auschwitz camps. These camps are open to visitors and every year, millions of people from all around the world come to visit these extermination camps.

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There are guides available at the spot, who can guide you about the history of these camps in your native language, they will also enlighten you with the horrendous terror of these camps.

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Tip: You should know that in Poland, Handshake means “The Talk is Over”

At Krakow, you can find great number of hotels to stay, you can either stay at expensive and luxurious hotels or you can also at cheap lodges. It is recommended that you should park your car at the and use taxi or bus to travel around the city, it is a crime to drive after drinking as little as beer in Poland.

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The famous and one of the most ancient institute in Europe, Jagiellonian is also located in Krakow Poland, Jagiellonian university is home of number of historical sites, As the city is home of many universities, so the nightlife is quite good at krakow.

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That’s all from krakow Poland, if you are planning to visit Krakow Poland, share with us your plan, you can also write to us, if you have any issue regarding your travel plan, If you have visited Krakow before, share with us your experience, you can also write to us if you want to include some places in the list of places to see in krakow Poland.

 

Things to do in Bled Slovenia – Travel Guide

Bled Slovenia is one of those places which are unknown by the masses. Reason of its anonymity is the reason why its beauty is still preserved in its natural condition. Although many people make their way to Bled Slovenia to spend their vacations, yet it is unknown among the people outside Europe. Continue reading “Things to do in Bled Slovenia – Travel Guide”

Best Places in Odense Denmark :Travel Guide

Odense is said to be located at the heart of denmark, Which is not technically true. Odense Denmark is main city of Funen Island, It lies close to every important city of Denmark.Odense Denmark

Odense is third most populous city of Denmark, and hometown of Hans Christian Andersen, who is renowned all around the world for his fairytale stories. Odense is named after a fictional character named as Odin who is considered as God of War according to Germanic Mythology.Odense Denmark

Odense Denmark

Moving on to Odense tourism, there are number of ancient buildings that will catch your attention in Odense denmark. Civilization in Odense dates back to Middle age, this area has traces of Vikings as well, so you will find much interesting stuff, If you are into history. The museums at Odense holds some artifacts that date backs to ancient times. Odense is also home of University of Southern Denmark. Few of the notable tourist attractions are mentioned below under the heading of Best places of Odense Denmark.Odense Denmark

How to Get to Odense Denmark:

Odense is a huge city of a developed nation, so transport for the tourist is not a big issue. You can get to Odense Denmark by air, by train, bus or your personal car.

  • The trains are preferred by most of the people, because its relatively cheap as compared to other transport means. You can get to Odense by train by most of major cities in Denmark, journey via train is very comfortable, you can find food,drinks and the staff is very much cooperative.
  • If you want to travel via your own car, you will have to cross the Great-Belt Bridge and pay 235 Danish Krone as toll tax for one side.
  • If you want to travel via bus, its another good option, there are number of bus services which operate to and from Odense to every major city of Denmark, You can also use the busses to travel around Funen Island.
  • You can also travel via yacht to Odense.

Best Places in Odense Denmark

Moving on to the Tourist destinations and Travel guide of best places in odense Denmark to visit, We have number of historical buildings as well has recently developed museums portraying the history of Odense Denmark.

St. Knud’s Cathedral

Building structure of this Cathedral which was a church by then was started in 11th century, But it was burned down in 12th century, It took two hundred years to redevelop this cathedral as it stands today.

This Cathedral is an amazing example of architecture and design, When you get inside the building you will see number of great crafts and paintings, The interior is so sublime that it cannot be explained in words.

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Flakhaven Square

Flakhaven Square, town hall and St. Knud’s Cathedral lie close to each other, This saure has architectural design of Gothic and Italian style, Flakhaven holds number of artifacts and sculptures that you leave you awestruck. This building is also famous for flower festival which is held every year.Odense Denmark

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Brandts Art Hall

Near the Odense Cathedral is Brandts Art hall, Which was first a textile factory, now it is one of the most famous arts center all over the europe, number of art exhibitions are held in this hall, Art competitions and photography shows are held at brandts Art Hall throughout the year.Odense Denmark

Egeskov Castle

One of those castles you might have seen in fairy tales, Egeskov is one of them, It is well preserved by the danish government, and it is famous tourist destination and one of the best places to visit in Odense Denmark, It was completed in 16th century and it has the looks and architecture of Renaissance era. The grounds are open for tourists but they don’t let the tourist get inside the castle.

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Other tourist destinations which you should visit while traversing Odense are as follows:

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  • Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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  • Funen Open-Air Village

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  • Denmark’s Railway Museum

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  • Møntergården Local History Museum

That’s all from my side about the best places of Odense denmark, If you have been to this beautiful city, Share with us your travel experience, you can also write to us, if you have any issue regarding your travel, We would love to see your feedback on the above mentioned places. If you think there should be more in the above travel guide of Odense Denmark, Let us know in the comments.

Irbid Jordan ; Places to Visit

Jordan is famous for tourism,According to statistics of 2010, around 80 lac people from all around the world visited jordan for spending vacations. Tourism is very important to Jordan’s economy.Irbid Jordan

Apart from famous destinations known by almost everyone, Irbid Jordan is relatively lesser known by the masses, although it is most populous city in Jordan after Amman, Irbid stands as one of the most important route for trade between jordan and Syria.

Irbid Jordan

Civilization in Irbid Jordan dates back to Bronze age, some of the artifacts found by archeologists are said to be produced in BC 3200.

Irbid Jordan is also known as Arabella, Reading history of this city, it is found that Arabella was famous for making world class wine back in the times.

This piece of land is famous for the battle of yarmouk, a heroic battle that started the downfall of huge roman empire and which gave Syria in the hands of muslims.

A small muslims army with brave young men defeated the huge roman army of byzantine empire whose emperor was Heraclius.

Irbid Jordan; Places to Visit

Although there are not must famous destinations in Irbid Jordan for tourists, but following are few places which you might consider visiting if you are going to Irbid Jordan.

Famous tourist destinations which are around the city includes number of archaeological sites, Umm Qais lies few kilometers from the main city, you can also go and visit Ajlun, where you can see castle of Islamic era, and number of other ancient sites. If you are into history, you will love visiting these sites.

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Irbid Jordan

Jerash also lies near Irbid, Jerash is hub of tourists from all around the world,Read more tourist destinations of Jerash here.

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  • Irbid Downtown
  • Qasmeyeh Restaurant

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  • Irbid Archaeological museum

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  • Arar Cultural House

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  • Museum of Jordanian Heritage

Irbid is home for one of the most famous university in Jordan named as Yarmouk University, This university hosts antique and worth checking out artifacts which were discovered from Irbid and its surroundings, and these artifacts date back to bronze age.Irbid Jordan

  • Arabella Mall
  • Irbid Mall
  • University Street

While exploring the malls, you can find everything, you need to buy, It is like a supermarket, along with that there are number of great restaurant in both Arabella Mall and Irbid Mall.Irbid Jordan

If you are looking for accommodation to stay, there are number of hotels which includes the expensive hotels and the cheap ones, where you can just lay low at night.Irbid Jordan is also known as the city with most internet cafes, You can see numerous number of internet cafes in the university street.Irbid Jordan

Irbid Jordan

Irbid is known for its fertile lane from the ancient age, but it is sad to see that this fertile land now hosts huge buildings and commercial centers, destroying the natural blessing bestowed to the people of Irbid.

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That’s all from Irbid Jordan, If you have been to this city, let us know in the comments, you can also ask us if you have any query regarding visiting Irbid Jordan.

If you think there is more about Irbid jordan that is to be updated in this post, let us know.

Oleron 2nd largest Island in France

Oleron France offers a lot to the tourists, It is 2nd largest Island in France. It has stunning beaches, lovely markets and indeed it is one of the most beautiful place to be along the sea, Oleron is a famous destination for tourists from all around the Europe, people from France make their way to Oleron to spend their holidays. There is a lot of activities which will catch your attention at Oleron, One of them is cycling. There are number of tracks for cycling along the beach and within the town. While traversing the town, If you get to meet the locals, you will see how kind hearted they are, the locals of Oleron have to offer immense hospitality to the tourist who are visiting their town.

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One of the best thing to do at oleron france is to spend an entire day on the lovely sunny beach, You can do that every day, and you will never get enough of the beach, It is a perfect destination to spend vacations with your family or friends. At day you can enjoy the beach and town. At night you can get to the campsite and lay down under the beautiful sky.

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Oleron France Travel Guide

You can also take a day to explore the neighbouring countryside, where you will find vineyards, huge farms and tender hearted villagers. Total length of the cycle lanes around the town is approximately 100 KMs. Most of the people prefer cycling while exploring the town and I would recommend the same, as its the best medium of transport in this beautiful town.

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Another great thing about this Island is the tasty and luscious food, The vegetables are fresh, so are the fruits. All these eatables can be found at very cheap price, even the villagers might offer you food for free, And the food at oleron is mouth watering.

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Places to See in Oleron France

  • Tranquill and Chic Harbour
  • La Flotte
  • Saint Martin de Re.

Although camping at Oleron France is a lovely experience, but if you want a roof on your head at night, there are number of hotels and lodges offering accommodation to the tourists. From the number of great beaches Oleron has to offer, Plage de la Remigiasse is the best among them. If you want to explore the nearby towns, you should explore Saint Pierre, It is worth your time. La Chateau is also a great town in the east, which is known for its castle and fortification which were introduced by Vauban, If you love oyster, you should consider visiting oyster port at Le Chateau.

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There was a time when Oleron France was unknown by the masses, its natural beauty was at its fullest in that era, now in summers, it’s a rare chance you will find a calm place to lay down for a while or to enjoy the beautiful natural environment because of great number of tourists visiting. If you want to get away from the people and spend some time alone with your loved ones, there are two forest nearby, Saumonards and Saint Trojan forest. Head there to have some space from the crowd.

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If you have any queries regarding your trip to Oleron France, Let us know in the comments, you can also share your experience with us in the comments. If you want to read more before planning your travel, check out official site of Oleron France.

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Beautiful Places To See in Monaco

The small city state on to the south of France, ruled by a Prince, is an amazingly beautiful place. The touch of classical royalty, with great historic buildings, and the amazing French culture. The city is the most dense city of the world, that means there are many beautiful and great people to meet, and know their culture. The best part of theis small city state is, that there are many languages spoken, English, Italian and Monegasque are widely spoken, so no language barriers at this part of the world. The small state has great friendly connections with France, which makes it a small and prosperous state. Continue reading “Beautiful Places To See in Monaco”

Top Sites To See of Avila Spain

One of the oldest and most visited town in Spain. Avila Spain is also called “Town of Saints and Stones”, It is a famous tourist destination, which is loved by the historians and architecture freaks, this town has great number of gothic and Romanesque churches, There are number of ancient sites in town which are worth seeing. Continue reading “Top Sites To See of Avila Spain”