You think you really, really know Paris? While it’s a city known for its elegance and culture, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a weird, curious and downright criminal side to the French capital. The awesome folks at The Paris Pass put on their historical detective hats to uncover some of the strangest objects you’re ever likely to encounter in the museums, streets – yes … sewers – of Paris. read more
Let’s talk about the Netherlands, my adopted home country that took me in while my own country tore itself apart – and now 20 years later the divided communities support each other by giving top points during Eurovision. Anyway … a topic that never tends to fail me are random typical Dutch things, so it’s time for As Seen in the Netherlands. read more
It’s Friday! And for the blogosphere this means its time to link back to other people’s posts (often the ones you actually wish you’d come up with yourself!). Why do we do this? Mainly because traffic wise Friday seems to be the worst day to share new original content. So, here is my five pence worth. read more
1. The Florida Keys is a group of islands, made up of roughly 1700 small and a couple of larger islands off the south coast of Florida. They are connected with each other by the US Highway 1. A large amount of the route, which ends in Key West, is over bridges. It is a surreal experience when you travel the route for the first time, one of these bridges is 10.931 metres long and for a long time it was the longest bridge in the world. The last island which you can reach by car is the tourist hotspot of Key West, where it feels as if time has stood still and where you can see how things were done back in the day.
2. Orlando is mainly popular due to its theme parks, like Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios Florida and a number of waterparks. You can easily spend a few days here. You don’t want to waste any time waiting in line make sure to purchase Orlando theme park tickets ahead. Another must see attraction is the Orlando Science Center, an interactive museum with many things to see and do surrounding science and technology.
3. In the coastal city of Naples is the ultimate beach setting and a pleasant shopping street, however one thing you must visit is a day trip to the Everglades. The Everglades are tropical wetlands where lots of wildlife lives. You have your Florida Panthers, a wide variety of snakes (eeeeks) and it’s apparently a birdwatchers paradise.
4. St. Augustine is a small place on the east coast of Florida is the oldest place in America, being 450 years old. St. Augustine is a tourist hotspot due to the old colonial buildings and the atmosphere of the town.
5. Flоrіdа іѕ a Mесса fоr ѕсubа dіvеrѕ from all оvеr thе world. Flоrіdа арреаlѕ to аdvаnсеd dіvеrѕ, аѕ іt offers several еxtrеmе diving орроrtunіtіеѕ, ѕuсh аѕ саvе and wrесk dіvіng. Thе Benwood, the Duаnnе and thе Bіbb are some of thе most рорulаr wrесkѕ tо dive іn Flоrіdа. Thе Benwood іѕ a World Wаr II frеіghtеr that sunk іn 1942 near Elbо Reef аt Kеу Lаrgо. Thе wrесk іѕ ѕhаllоw еnоugh tо mаkе іt an ассеѕѕіblе dіvе fоr аll ѕkіll lеvеlѕ. Thе Duаnnе аnd the Bіbb are іntеrеѕtіng іn thаt thеу were intentionally ѕunk bу thе US. Thе dерth оf thеѕе vеѕѕеlѕ means thаt they аrе suited to mоrе аdvаnсеd dіvеrѕ.
Happy Hamburger Day Ya’ll! Here is just an excuse to share some of my burger loves and loathes. read more