Travelling to Prague, Czech Republic is more than a movement between geographical locations, whether by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, with or without luggage, one way or round trip – it’s an experience of a lifetime.
Travel is then a movement within time that remains in our memory. The origin of the word “travel” was lost in history the term originally meant – work – this comes from the Old French word – travail.
The English used the word travailen which meant to torment, labor, strive or journey. The latter one is synonomous with our interpretation of the word today.
When we say travel today it’s synonomous with airlines, cheap flight deals, hotel, hotel deals, travel package, cruises and car rentals.
The Capitol of the Czech Republic, Prague is a great place to visit.
There’s a difference between being a tourist and being a traveler.
A tourist travels geographical distances and is mostly interested in the technological advances, beaches, malls, restaurants, bars, and skyscapers. This kind of person may use public transportation and is interested in the modern things.
The traveller is interested in the countries history and culture and is there to see the historical sites. This kind of traveller is most likely to book tours, see the museums, and visit the castles and caves.
We can then safely assume that the purpose and motivation of each person differs when it comes to booking a trip.
World wide authorities emphasize the importance of taking precautions to ensure travel safety.
When traveling anywhered, the odds favor a safe and incident-free trip, however, travelers can be subject to difficulties, crime and violence. Here are some safety tips:
If you must carry a bag, make sure it has a long strong strap that you can place across your chest like so – ( / ).
Avoid straps that clip on they can easily be removed. Make sure the strap is sewed to the bag.
If you must place your wallet in your back pockets. Place the wallet in your pocket the wide way. Hold the wallet in your hand like your going to open it – book style; and insert it in your back pockets that way.
This may require some adjusting to get it in your pocket – and hopefully to get it out. Pick pockets look for people who placed their wallet the long way in their pockets.
Bumping into you it’s all it takes to move your wallet up and walk away with it.
Take shirts that you can wear outside your pants. Preferably one that covers your pockets.
Whether your a world tourist or traveller visit Prague and let me know all about your experience.
The Republic of Austria is a Federal Republic, with a mountainous terrain, within the Alps.
The German name for Austria is Österreich, which means “Eastern Realm”.
German is Austria’s official language, other official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.
The Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804.
In 1867, the empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary.
In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria, as a Sovereign state.
That same year the Austrian Republic – became neutral.
In 1995, Austria joined the European Union, and adopted the euro currency in 1999.
Today, Austria is a Parliamentary Representative Democracy; made of nine federal states.
Vienna is Austria’s capital and – it’s largest city, with a population exceeding 1.7 million inhabitants.
Austria is also one of the richest countries in the world, with a nominal per capita GDP of $43,724.00.
Austria currently produces more than half of its electricity by hydro power, the rest is produced by gas and oil powered plants.
The Austrian Roman Catholic church reports 58% of the population to be Catholic. The rest of the population are registered members of various religious communities – mostly Muslims, due to the influx from Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
There is also a large number of Orthodox Churches in Austria – mainly Serbs, and a growing number of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
And a small percentage of the population is of the Jewish Faith.
Below are some of the top tourist attractions in Austria; that are sure to make your day special.
Hochosterwitz Castle – Hochosterwitz Castle is fairy tale beautiful. An inclined railway brings visitors to the castle. Some say the castle is the inspiration behind – Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
The historic city of Krems – Krems is a good city to stroll about and visit the castle called Gozzoburg. Krems is where the blue Danube and the Krems river meet. The city of Krems has a reputation for its wine industry, there are with numerous tasting rooms.
Eisriesenwelt Cave – The Eisriesenwelt Caves are a amusement park for nature lovers, highlighting an Ice Cave. src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”> Schloss Mirabell– Schloss Mirabell is a beautiful palace that dates back to early 16th century. It’s structured in marble, stuccoes and has enormous Frescoes on the walls – and a impressive garden.
Melk Abbey – The Melk Abbey is a huge world renowned monastery. situated high on a cliff.
Hohenwerfen Castle – Hohenwerfen Castle overlooks the Salzachtal Valley. The castle is typically medieval with dungeons. The dungeons still contain some of the original instruments of the castle.
There’s No doubt – Austria history is interesting – explore it and the beauty of nature that encompasses it’s land.
Austria is a great place for outdoor activities; and winter sports. Some of the major places in Austria for winter activities and sports include de Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
Innsbruck the capital city of Tyrol in Western Austria. The name translates as “Inn bridge”.
Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports center, it hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.
Austria is one of three countries in the world; which have hosted twice the Winter Games.The others are St. Moritz, in Switzerland and Lake Placid, New York in the United States of America.
In 1984 and 1988 Innsbruck hosted the Winter Paralympics.
Innsbruck also is host; to one of the 4 ski-jumping competitions – of the 4 Hills Tournament every year.
Because of it’s location in the mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing in the winter, ski-jumping and mountaineering in the summer.
There are several ski resorts around Innsbruck, for ski lovers.
You can catch the Nordkette Cable car from central Innsbruck – and enjoy the amazing view.
he base of the cable car is located in the: Old Town Center.
The Nordkette Cable Car has been running since 1928, and has undergone several recent modern makeovers.
The Nordkette Cable Car leaves every 15 minutes, seven days a week. The price varies depending on how high you want to go.
There’s a restaurant and market, both with great views.
Salzburg is a great place to visit in Austria. It’s the birthplace of Mozart, and home of the Salzburg Festival.
The Haus der Natur in Salzburg is a museum, with fascinating aspects of Environmental Nature.
At the entrance you are greeted by a giant dinosaur, as you walk thru the museum – you get the feeling that you are walking thru time – passing millions of years; from the Land of the Dinosaurs – to the – Space Age.
Marvel at animals from around the world at Hellbrunn Zoo it houses over 1200 animals of 140 different species.
The Hellbrunn Estate, has a palace, fountains and a zoo, it was completed in 1619.
The Salzburg Zoo is dedicated to protecting nature, animals and species, it’s committed to keeping the animals in a habitat that is as close to nature as possible.
Some of Salzburg most impressive features are it lakes, castles, and museums.
Salzsbur is world known for it’s magnificent architecture.
Don’t forget, in Austria, the electricity power sockets are Type F (round tips plugs) and the standard voltage is 230 V 50 Hz.
Austria is great place to travel to, a small country with alot of things to do.
Israel is a democratic country with a parliamentary system. The prime minister is head of government and the Knesset.
The Knesset is the name for the Israeli Parliament or Legislature.
Israel is a developed country and a OECD member.
In 2016, Israel was said to be the worlds 34th-largest economy.
The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, estimated that the population of Israel was close to 8,709,680.
Hebrew is not the only language spoken in Israel. Arabic is also an official language, and there are a number of other semi-official languages.
In Israel you will notice that virtually all official signs are in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Israel is the world’s only Jewish-majority state, two thirds of the population is Jewish.
The other third is made up of Arabs, Arameans, Armenians, Assyrians, Black Hebrew Israelites, Circassians, Maronites and Samaritans.
In its Basic Laws, Israel defines itself as a Jewish Democratic State.
The country benefits from a highly skilled workforce and is among the most educated countries in the world.
Israel has a very high percentage of citizens with a high education degree.
The country also has the highest standard of living in the Middle East, and has one of the highest life expectancy in the world.
Israel is a beautiful small country with a interesting history, and advanced Agro Technologies.
Israel’s economy and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv is a major transportation city, with a huge international airport.
The public transportation system in Tel Aviv has many routes; to almost anywhere in the country.
Tel Aviv is governed by a 31-member city council; elected for a five-year term.
Tel Aviv is a cultural center with 544 active synagogues, historic buildings, countless performing art centers, theaters, and Opera Houses.
Tel Aviv is divided into nine districts.
In 1965 The Shalom Meir Tower, Israel’s first skyscraper, was built in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv is a center of finance and technology in Israel.
Jerusalem is a city with a strong religious background, since medieval times.
Host to 1204 Synagogues, 158 Churches, and 73 Mosques.
In Islam, Jerusalem is said to be a sacred city – some 1400 years now. Jerusalem is believed to be a holy city in Islam, primarily due to Muhammad’s Night of Ascension.
The Muslims believe Muhammad was transported one night from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. From there he ascended to Heaven to meet with the previous prophets of Islam.
In Christianity, Jerusalem is said to be a sacred city – some 2000 years now.
In Judaism, Jerusalem is said to be sacred city – some 3000 years now.
Jerusalem is well known for its Old Testament history.
The story of Jesus in The New testament also made reference to Jerusalem.
Although Jerusalem is known primarily for its religious significance, the city is also home to many artistic and cultural venues.
The Dead Sea scrolls, discovered in the mid-20th century in the Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea, are housed in the Museum’s Shrine of the Book.
Jerusalem is home to many archaeological important findings.
Some of Jerusalem most interesting sites are:
The Museum on the Seam – explores issues of coexistence through art. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – established in the 1940s. The International Convention Center – near the entrance to city. The Jerusalem Cinemateque – in downtown Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Music Center – in Yemin Moshe. The Israel Festival – Indoor and outdoor performances singers, concerts, plays, and street theater. The Jerusalem Theater – Hosts to more than 150 concerts a year, as well as theater and dance companies and performing artists from overseas. The Khan Theater – The city’s only repertoire theater. Israeli Beaches
There are 137 beaches in Israel. Mostly of which have crystal clear blue and turquoise waters and natural undisturbed coastlines.
Besides their natural beauty what makes these beaches interesting is that they are composed of diverse bodies of waters.
The four bodies of water are The Mediterranean, The Red Sea, The Dead Sea, and The Kinneret.
Here are some Israeli Beach recommendations:
Gordon Beach: Free clean beach in Tel Aviv near Hotels. Has places to dine or drink; shower and bathroom facilities.
Dor Nasholim Beach – Beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters in the ancient Phoenician city of Dor.
Habonim Beach – This beach is part of a nature reserve. A rocky beach perfect for swimming with young children.
You can also hike along it’s coastline and discover it’s caves.
Clean showers, dressing rooms, and bathrooms are available. There are also snack bars, and a picnicking area with tables.
Carmel Beach – Carmel beach has a boardwalk with numerous cafes, restaurants, and juice stands as well as bathroom and shower facilities.
Southern Beach – Entrance is free.
Ein Gev Resort Village Beach: Great for water sports, has slides and pools. They have lifeguard services, showers, restrooms, restaurant, camping area with barbecue stands.
Ein Gedi Beach – Located on the shores of the Dead Sea well known the amazing healing properties of the region.
The beach is connected to a man made spa. You can hike from the beach to the spa, or take a free tram ride to it.
It’s hard to sink in the Dead Sea, most people just float.
Ein Gedi Beach – Great place to see Dolphins in their natural habitat. Coral Beach Nature Reserve – Clear water with an underwater coral reef. Good for snorkeling, and scuba diving. A great place to enjoy coral reefs and beautiful fishes.
Israel rich history makes it a great place to take a tour. You can choose from what type of tour you want, whether is a cultural tour, or religious tours.
Either way it’s a great experience.
Israel is known for it’s fine hotel and restaurant meals.
Electricity in Israel is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second.
If you travel to Israel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Book now and have the time of your life, let me know about your trip.