American people traveling to Europe: what to do and what not to do

Traveling is an amazing activity that makes us feel free of stress and forget for a while the daily problems that we all have, we like to see to other places, learn about other cultures and enjoy many things that we just know through TV and communication media, therefore, as far is our destination bigger is the excitement, the feeling to be in an exotic place, or a place very different of our home.

 

Europe, dreamed destination

When we travel abroad, one of the favorite destination ever is the old world, the ancient continent of Europe, it has always fascinating us,  filling our minds and heart with its legends and magic, the majority of the histories of fantasy and magic written take place in some part of Europe, as well as the most romantic stories.

 

Europe has a long history and, in consequence, a very rich history, some periods are particularly taken in count when artists create their fantasies, the middle age is one example,with its histories of knights, castles, princesses and royalty, which remains to our days in many places of that continent, the art produced in Europe through the years is amazing and some places are absolutely iconic.

 

What to do and what don’t as Americans traveling to Europe

 

There are some things to consider when you travel to Europe, so there are some recommendations of what American people can do in order to get the best experience.

 

  • Take in count that in some countries people drive on the left side instead the right as is done in United States, so if you are not use to drive like that, it is desirable to avoid to rent a car.
  • Learn some phrases in local language, English is spoken in major part of Europe, but you can find native people who don’t know how to speak, learning the basic phrases could be useful and local people will be grateful with your effort.
  • Do some research about customs and what behavior is accepted or considered polite, show your best, don’t forget that, when you are abroad, you’re representing your country, Americans may have a bad stereotype in some places, try to do your best to keep high the name of your country.
  • Embrace Europe just like it is, a different place with different customs and culture that you want to know, try to understand them, and be aware that things are not like in your home, customers services, road services like towing, are not as friendly as in USA, but they still being polite and nice.
  • Europe is Eco-friendly, and they use to walk a lot, join to that tendency, that is even good for health.
  • It is a good idea to stop at little towns, they actually show the true culture of the country and you will enjoy a lot learning about them, just remember, in small towns you may find people who doesn’t speak English.

 

Where to go in France 2018, you can’t miss these places!

Europe, the old world has a special charm that attracts a lot of travellers each year, it has an ancient history and a very rich culture that has fascinated us for years, each european country has its own magic, its own special atmosphere that captures our thoughts and imagination, Europe is the perfect destination for all kind of tourists, it  has magical and stunning landscapes, fascinating medieval structures, awesome nightlife, historic and religious places and more.

 

One of the most famous countries of Europe is France, with Paris, the always famous and romantic City of Lights, one of the preferred destination for tourists from all the world, this country is a place for luxury, romance, adventure, relax, arts and more, the art contained in its museums is absolutely amazing, its food and haute couture are very famous and with good reasons, there are many things to do and see in there, you will never regret visit it.

 

What to visit in France in 2018

 

There are many places worth to be visited in France that worth more than one visit, and many places that require more than one look to really appreciate them, but no matter if you have visited this amazing country several times or if this is your first time, there are some reasons to go to France this year.

 

There are some places that will open their doors this year, some of them because of renovation, other for inauguration, check this ones:

 

  • The Big  Mamma Group, in early 2018, will open, after a renovation the Mamma F, which will be the biggest restaurant in Europe.

 

  • The Hotel Lutetia will reopen in mid 2018, after more than 3 years of renovation work, it will have a new courtyard and a 55 ft swimming pool.

 

  • In October 2018 will open the Centre Pompidou, dedicated to cubism, it will have pieces from amazing artists like Picasso, Derain or Duchamp, as well as poetry, literature and music of early 20th century.

 

  • In February 2018, the Brussels Beer Project will be opening a bar in Pigalle, located on Rue de Bruxelles, where you will be able to enjoy high quality beer.

 

  • The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, on May 2018, will host the inaugural exhibition dedicated to this awesome designer, and it will be located in the designer’s house.

 

This year there will be some amazing events in France you cannot miss:

  • Lollapalooza Paris
  • The Season of the Force at Disneyland
  • Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show
  • Printemps du Cinema
  • Cinema du Reel
  • La Verticale la Tour Eiffel

 

This events in 2018 will make you enjoy even more the amazing France, so don’t miss them! They worth it.

The Mysteries of the old continent you must see

Most of times, tourism is about finding the best water parks that guarantee an afternoon filled with fun for the whole family, museums that tell you about history or just landscape gazing, but it’s quite hard to find the best location for those travelers that want to go further and learn about the mysteries that can be held in one destination.

As the world is full of cities everyone wants to visit, there is a particularity in every continent. Europe is not the exception, even when its amount of touristic destinations is incredible; there are some mysteries that are worth a watch. Keep reading and find about the mysteries of the old continent you must see.

Let’s start in Britain with the Clapham Wood. Clapham is a neighborhood located in the English capital. Its mysterious vibe is given by a little forest which makes its visitors feel nauseous, sick in other ways, or even creepier: being followed. Various studies have found some traces of magnetic fields, but that brings no conclusions at all.

Keeping or feet on British land, is your duty to go see the Stonehenge. This outstanding monument was built about 5000 years ago, no one knows why (religion, shelter or just boredom) and more important, no one knows how. It’s hard to think how our ancestors could build this without nowadays technology, but that’s the Stonehenge it offers its visitors many questions and few answers.

Other place located in Britain is the Loch Ness. You probably have heard of it in some cartoons when you were younger, because this freshwater source is supposed to be the home of the lovely Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. There have been fake sightings of this creature, but the vibes of that place tell you that not everything is right down there.

Staying in the North part of Europe, but now going to the Eastern side we can find the Estonian city of Kaali. There, a meteor crashed onto the ground leaving nine craters that are known as the Kaali Meteorite Crater Field. The largest one is surrounded by a wall structure that dates to the Bronze Age. It’s believed that some rituals were performed near the structure because some animal skeletons have been found in the surroundings, but that is still a mystery to this date.

Last, but not least, there’s a place where you’ll get the chills no matter what. Belmez is a small village located in Córdoba, Spain. María Gómez saw a face appear on her floor and the fear made her destroy it and replace it just to find out that new faces appeared eventually. This house is open to public visits, and guarantees some spooky feelings as you enter and see the first face.

Now you’ve seen that not every trip has to be in the search of adventures or visiting the most crowded places. You will only need to be brave and have a passport in order to see the most amazing mysteries of Europe.

Italy, the best destinations

There’s so much to say about Italy yet words won’t be enough to describe the awesomeness of this country. There are many things to do if you’re planning a trip to the boot-shaped country. It is cradle of the Roman Empire of architecture and art in general combines the classic and modern styles. In addition, its characteristic cuisine provides the most delicious food we can find around the world. But there “Where to start?”, “Will I have enough time?” And such questions will come to your mind, but don’t worry. Follow the read to find out the best destinations that you can find in Italian soil.

First, you might want to visit Rome and go on a nice walk through the city to find yourself with one of the most famous landmarks of Europe and the world, the Coliseum. This amazing ancient theater is the synonym of greatness, spectacles and history as it was the convergence spot of the Roman society to watch violent shows in order to feel entertained, after that, you can visit the Roman Forum, an incredible complex that once was the headquarters of the glorious Empire that once stood there. Also, wish for an incredible journey throwing a coin to the Fontana di Trevi.

Then, visit one of the few landlocked sovereign states of the world and take a pilgrimage to the Vatican City, one of the most important religious places in the world. Even when the Vatican City is not a part of Italy itself, it can only be accessed by putting foot on the Italian capital first.

Religion might take an important role during your trip on this country. Outstanding churches can be found in any part of Italy and you can visit them in a sort of architecture admiring pilgrimage. One of them, the St. Mark’s Basilica, resting place of the evangelist is located in Venice, a city where you can take an unforgettable ride through its canals while sitting on a gondola. Another outstanding church is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a building with an outstanding dome that leaves any architecture lover speechless. The Milan Cathedral, the biggest one in the country, is a must see; its construction lasted for six centuries, but once you enter, you’ll see all that time was worth it.

You can take a quick trip to Naples. This city is one of the cuisine capitals of the world and birthplace to many incredible recipes. It’s also the home of the best pizzas in the world. There’s no pizza that can compare to the one cooked there, the city were this recipe was born to be loved by the rest of the world.

You have to take a quick trip to Pisa and see another of the most famous landmarks in the world. The leaning tower will leave you astonished and will make you eager to take a photo and appear as if you were holding it.

There’s much more to do. Plan your trip soon!