18 Nov 10 thrilling things to do in Europe Posted at 13:25h in Blog by Victoria Europe is known the world over for its history, culture, and food. However, it is also packed with adventurous things to do from west to east, north to south. No matter what gives your soul life, you’ll find it within the bounds of this magical continent. In this article, we’ll list off ten things you can do in Europe that will increase your pulse and give you memories that will last a lifetime. (1) Dive to where Europe and North America meet Not all of Europe’s territory falls within the geographic bounds of the continent. Take Iceland, for example: this island nation is technically split between the North American and Eurasian plates. These tectonic bodies are currently spreading apart from each other at the rate of two centimetres per year. Not afraid of a little cold water? If you are willing to slip on a dry suit and some SCUBA gear, you’ll have the unique … [Read more...] about 10 thrilling things to do in Europe
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CHRISTMAS markets have become big business in the last decade – with nearly every European country offering at least one. But for Brits hoping to soak up the festive atmosphere while sipping on mulled wine, it’s worth doing your homework – as prices vary massively. For instance, a two-night trip to the Christmas market in Riga, Latvia, could cost nearly twice as much as the same experience in Copenhagen. Riga is the bargain choice in this year’s Post Office Travel Money Christmas Markets Report, thanks to a combination of budget meal and drinks prices, as well as cheap flight-and-hotel package costs. The price tag of £499 for a two-night Riga break for two people includes return flights, B&B accommodation, airport-city centre transfers, two It was marginally lower than last year (-1.1 per cent), when it also was labelled cheapest Christmas market destination, and 44 per cent cheaper A big factor was that its two-night package price of £327 was … [Read more...] about The cheapest Christmas market breaks across Europe, revealed
The French are not the most renowned for their mastery of the language of Shakespeare, Beckham and Harry Potter and a new international ranking confirms their place near the wrong end of the rankings. The English Proficiency Index (EPI) from global language training company Education First (EF) ranked Sweden top out of 88 countries which don't have English as a national language, based on test results taken by natives in each country. Down in 35th place came France, placed in the "moderate competency" group of countries and behind all other countries in western Europe. In fact in Europe as a whole only Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Albania, Turkey and Azerbaijan were ranked lower than the French. When it comes to the level of English in big cities around the world Paris was ranked 25th, behind the likes of Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Seoul and Sofia. Within France, Paris was the city where the natives demonstrated the best level of English, just ahead of Lille and … [Read more...] about French ranked worst in western Europe for level of English
Published 5:00 am CDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Ask the Fool Reorganizing the S&P 500 Q: I heard that the S&P 500 recently reorganized itself. What does that mean? -- A.B., Winona, Minn. A: The Standard & Poor's 500 index of 500 big companies is adjusted regularly, with some companies being removed from the index while others are added to replace them. For example, Twitter was added to the index in June to replace Monsanto, as Monsanto was being acquired by the German company Bayer and would no longer be a stand-alone company or stock. The index recently underwent a bigger transformation than usual, though, as it changed how it classifies and groups certain companies. Gone is the Telecoms sector, replaced by a new Communications Services sector. The new sector will contain not only companies that provide various communication platforms but also companies offering media content. Some of its components will be Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Walt … [Read more...] about Ask the Fool: What’s with the S&P 500 reorganization?
I have pulled together for you my 75 best travel tips for discovering Europe on a budget. The post is a summary of my best posts and tips till date on the BudgetTraveller. There are still so many cool new tips and hacks to discover ….so if I missed out anything , I’d welcome your tips and feedback below. Before you arrive in Europe Checkout my brand new guide ‘The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World’ The biggest secret in travel at the moment is the emergence of a new breed of hostels called Luxury Hostels. These are a new breed of designer hostels where the focus is on creating an experience for guests. Besides ensuite rooms or custom built pod beds in dorms you can find amazing facilities in these hostels like a swimming pool, sauna, a cinema , or a gym and swimming pool or dine with fellow guests and enjoy a 3 course meal prepared by inhouse hostel chef with bottle of port wine for as little as €10 This book is also the story of 116 … [Read more...] about My 75 tips to save money when travelling in Europe