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Stockholm: Get The Breeze Of Scandinavian In Sweden

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The rich and royal history of Sweden can bring any history lovers, travel lovers and bloggers to the Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and has a great and eminent history, which wove beautiful places and palaces. Walking through the streets of Stockholm, I tried to visualize the way it used to be years back, and the experience was overwhelming. There were different buildings right from centuries back till present showing how people, culture and time has changed everything.

Places to visit

The 14 islands in the city where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea give a completely different feel. The soothing breeze, pleasant weather and water around made me so joyous, it helped me revive my inner peace. I thought it was impossible to find such calm and elegant surroundings in present days, where everyone is running to earn money creating chaos in every city, but this place proved me wrong. In a concrete jungle I found stunning sunrise and sunset with water stream running in between. The view was breathtaking.

The Royal family’s Drottningholm Palace and Gardens were open to public, experiencing the lives of the royal people and wonder in the historic palace was outstanding. This baroque style palace has 3 museums and a library.

Vasa Museum is another splendid place I had been to, where all antiques are well preserved, 17th century warship, vasa, that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. Skansen an open air Swedish history museum showcase he lives of people and their history, with old buildings, people in costume and the zoo with Nordic animals. These different museums and palaces are the best places to visit and spend a vacation. This is one of the places I would love to visit again and again. It is like a living paradise.

Stockholm, being the capital city of Sweden is easily accessible from major cities around the world with flights. From Europe, you can access the city through rail.

Rome, the city rich with culture and history!

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In a city that is filled with so much history and a lot about Christianity faith, it is difficult to choose where to go first. Although your own interest may guide you somewhere else just like how it happened with me, there are some places which are compulsory to visit when you are in Rome. I will take you through the places; I had been to and let you know why you must also go there!

  • The Colosseum

This is the first picture that comes to anyone’s mind when they hear about Rome and so did it for me. It is the largest identify of the ancient Roman Empire and even till date a lot of sports happen there on the field. Built in AD 80, this is the home of many concerts, parties, festivals, games and sport games. One must not miss this if they are looking to live the times of the Roman era.

  • Vatican City

This is the smallest independent country in the world. Believe it or not, the area is less than half a kilometer! But this compact sized country offers so much for the tourists to see from the St. Peters Basilica to the St. Peters Square. Do note that the ticketing to the Vatican City is always in demand and one would have to wait for a long time to get it. Alternatively, you can purchase the Skip the line tours beforehand, just like how I did.

Apart from these there are also the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon.

Rome is a melting pot of cultures and with a high tourism rates, it accommodates food and lifestyles of almost all countries in the world. Once you are here, you will surely never miss home.

Rome is accessible by flight from all major cities in the world and many small cities as well. Across Europe one can grab the rail to reach Rome.

Amsterdam: Heading In File

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Amsterdam the capital of the Netherlands is spread over an area of 219.32km2. Personally, when talking about Amsterdam, the first thing with which I relate it to is my favorite teenage writer Anne Frank’s hideout, which has now been turned into the Anne Frank museum along with the most commonly spoken languages Dutch.

Many of the famous companies have their EU headquarters in Amsterdam, which includes Netflix, Uber and even the world’s oldest stock exchange. We absolutely couldn’t forget the nightlife like Melkweg, Paradiso and the festival activities held here along with the strings of museums especially around Museum Plein- beating heart of culture.

What to do here?

But when talking about drinks and beers it would be a good idea to visit De Gooyer-one of the eight remaining windmills where you get to taste standard as well as seasonal ales.

Who doesn’t like shopping and for the absolute shopaholics we recommend visiting The Nine Streets are the perfect go, with numerous retailer selling fine items just like in Haarlemmerdijk and Czaarpeterstraat.

In case you happen to be visiting around spring, then it would a good idea to visit the unique worlds only floating flower market.

This place also has some serious partying lifestyle, the trippy marijuana that is legal and 24/7 bars that never sees emptiness. Definitely they would suggest you to stay away, especially as a first time traveler. Instead, get in some free walking tours and spend time in parks for serenity and an opportunity to meet new people.

Just like almost anywhere on this planet, it’s the best to use your naturally gifted tires aka legs for moving around nearby places, hire vehicles or simply get on trains/buses.

One of the things that should be noted while being here are the crazily high withdrawal fees that are charged even on the smallest transaction. Hence avoid taking out money in small bunches very frequently.

Things that can be done when around Amsterdam are, exploring water boats and canals, visiting museums and Peaceful strolls down parks like Vondel Park. Do note that Amsterdam can be reached via flights at the Schipol Airport connects all major cities in Europe and from across the world.

Copenhagen: Spend Your Holidays Wisely In The Danish Capital

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A place where cycles are more than the people, a place titled for the happiest people, a place where euro doesn’t work, the place with the world’s second oldest amusement park. Welcome to the land of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.

So did you just decide backpacking to Copenhagen?  Keep these things in mind for a happy time at this beautiful place.

Since budget is one of the key factors for most of the travelers and drives about the whole conclusion of whether the trip was pleasant or a meteorite to the Pocket, leaving a big crater imprint.

Budget
Make sure you have an average budget of $50-$80 for every single day along with a MUST insurance because it somewhat stands true to what someone wise rightly said that you cannot afford to travel if you can’t afford to have an insurance. God Forbid, you fall into some mishap you would be in for more troubles and later pay for debts and hospital bills which you never thought about.

A two or a three day visit is about a decent time to spend on the minimum side to experience the culture and the architecture.  Hot dogs and kebabs are one of the cheapest fuller meals you can get for low prices along with the all you can eat buffets.

Accommodation
Hostels around Copenhagen are quite pricey, but it won’t be a bad idea to stay at hotels with a wider scope than just making money like an NGO supported hotel, e.g. Globalhagen hotel. Another notable accommodation can be Couchsurfing wherein you meet new people and learn about different aspects from the natives and people from other countries under one single roof.

Places to visit
Places that are worth a while to visit are the national museum, Tivoli gardens, Frederiksberg gardens, Nyhavn and the must go to place I would recommend is Freetown-a mind blowing area that you can consider as a city within a city that has its own norms and a dope flag!  This reminds me of someone I know, Fran, who is of German & I believe Danish descent, who runs https://lawfran.com.  She loves travel and has bad allergies and I bet that Copenhagen would be a great place for her and her family to visit, given is fresh clean atmosphere.

When talking about the transportation facilities, public transport doesn’t seem to be a bad idea until you get pretty confused with the system of its pricing. Other than that hiring a bicycle is the best option along with walking as usual because you can literally get to almost every place on a bicycle/bike.

Northlake In Texas Offers Rustic Desert Charm

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Want to experience the rustic beauty of rural areas in Texas? Northlake is a town that would give you just that and more. It is located in the northern part of the state, between Fort Worth and Denton. It is only about 15 miles away from Dallas Fort Worth airport. If you are in Fort Worth, keep a day to visit Northlake and check out the historic charm of the place.

This area has upgraded to town status of a rural community in recent years, approximately since the sixties. Dan and Margaret Ashmore were the first secretary and mayor of the town who incorporated the municipality at a time when the town comprised of a total population of 200 people. The town hall was incorporated in 1999 and business has had a slow growth in this part. However, many of the rural and deserted areas and old houses in this region have an old world charm or known to be haunted houses that are popular with tourists.

One of the few retail spaces to explore in this area is the Northlake mall. Known to be the fifth mall that opened in the year 1971, it is located in Dekalb County. Here one can stop by to shop, watch the locals as they come by for the varied relaxation and entertainment options it offers.

In the town center, stop by the Hangman’s House of Horrors. Your kids will surely love the thrill it provides and the haunted house setup it offers. There are several escape game venues here as well, which have varying themes and challenge levels.

For a flavor of the local produce and farm life, stop by the Cherry Orchard. It is ideal to explore with your children and spend a few hours as well as to shop for local produce.

Great Wolf Lodge is a hotel cum amusement park facility. Other places that you could visit nearby are a DFW adventure park or even Dallas which is a stone’s throw from here.

Northlake is a place to come and savor the natural beauty of the rustic and deserted lands of Texas.

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