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Posted in Europe, on 30 April 2021, by , 0 Comments

When one speaks of Bordeaux, what immediately comes to mind are the scenic countryside and its sprawling vineyards, elegant wine cellars, and lovely chateaus of this beautiful part of France.

Even if you do not care for any of these and would prefer a destination with a bubbly art, music, and culture scene, you will be pleasantly surprised that the city of Bordeaux is still a perfect fit for you. You don’t have to tour the wineries to enjoy your stay in the area. All you have to do is to stay within the city center and you can be sure to have a great time exploring the stylish metropolitan atmosphere.

It is easy to visit Bordeaux from various parts of France. Direct flights are available but trains and buses are more practical and provide a more scenic journey to the city. Those who are coming from the romantic City of Lights (Paris), can just hop on a train and be there in just about three hours. You also do not have to worry about scheduling your trip because you can just catch any of the 25 daily trains leaving Paris for Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean main train station.

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Posted in General Travel Information, Girlfriend Getaways, Travel, Uncategorized, Unique Getaways, on 25 February 2014, by , 0 Comments

Wonderful Naples Panoramic View With VesuviusNaples, a city which is sandwiched between the Campi Flegrei and a sleeping volcano, is a city of extremes. Ranked among the oldest cities in the world, the history of Naples dates back to almost 2800 years. The city was initially founded as a Greek colony during the 8th century and experienced transfer of power from one civilization to the other throughout its turbulent history. As a result, one can find a beautiful blend of cultures, historical heritage, arts, architectural wonders and magnificent cuisines in Naples. No tour of the city can ever be complete without experiencing its splendid architecture or visiting the age old churches, buildings and piazzas.

The ideal place to begin your Naples city tours is at the Piazza del Plebiscito. This grand Naplespiazza is the main city square and consists of a series of colonnades which connect the San Francesco di Paola to the Royal palace. The palace itself boasts of a mammoth structure and holds beautifully carved statues of the eight kings of Naples.  The Throne Room, Court Theatre, and Oratory consist of exquisite paintings, porcelains and extremely lavish tapestries. The San Francesco di Paola is located to the west of the Palace and is known for the façade which consists of two Ionic pillars and six Pantheon inspired columns. However, the coup de grace for the San Francesco di Paola is its beautifully designed altar which has been decorated with precious stones and lapis-lazuli.

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