The Netherlands Fun Facts and History

Have you been to the Netherlands? Is it on your list of vacation destinations? We have some fun facts about this wonderful country.
If you think of the Netherlands, you might think of the Dutch or perhaps you’d think of a windmill or dyke. The picture of the windmill above is from around 1740 and Dutch history goes back quite a few years before that.

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The Netherlands Fun Facts and History

Serbia Fun Facts

Have you been to Serbia? Is it on your list of vacation destinations? The native language of Serbia is the only European language written in both the Cyrillic and Latin scripts. While both scripts are officially used, Cyrillic is more commonly used, especially in official documents. Did you know that Serbia has something to say about vampires?

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Serbia Fun Facts

Paris Restaurants

Windo SkyBar is located on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile. We have a review of this splendid hotel in another post. One of the reasons we chose the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is because it is the only skyscraper hotel in Paris. Of course, we also like the warmth of the Hyatt brand, and we frequently chose it anyway. Our room had a view of the Eiffel Tower, but the Windo SkyBar has magnificent views of quite a bit of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower.

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Paris Restaurants

Paris Hotels

Is Paris a vacation destination for you? If you plan to visit Paris, France, we have you covered. We have two posts covering Paris attractions. You can see part one here and part two here. You’ll also need to eat and have a place to stay. We have restaurants covered here and this post is about where to stay. Welcome to the city of light and enjoy yourself. We stayed at multiple hotels, and I’ll cover just two that are wonderful.

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Paris Hotels

Fun Facts about Spain

Is Spain on your list of vacation destinations? Did you know that Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil? It accounts for approximately half of the world’s total production. Olive oil is an essential component of Spanish cuisine. Did you know that Spain boasts the world’s oldest restaurant? Restaurante Sobrino de Botin, located in Madrid, holds the title of the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world. It has been serving customers since 1725. We ate there and we will tell you about it in another post.

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Fun Facts about Spain

Hungary History

Are you looking for European vacation ideas? We have fun facts about Hungary in this post. Are you a tourist or a traveler? For many people, they might seem the same. For me, a tourist comes with the idea of an organized tour to see places and to take photos. A traveler wants to experience the culture and the history. Travelers want to see memorable sites and take tours as well, but they also want to meet and experience people and learn their customs and be a welcome visitor.

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Hungary History

Fun Facts: Greece

Have you taken a vacation to Europe? Are you looking for Europe vacation ideas? We have fun facts about Greece in this post. Since you are a traveler, you are probably looking for destinations or vacations. Greece is home to over 2,000 islands, although only around 170 of them are inhabited. The Greek alphabet is the oldest continuously used alphabet in the world, with origins dating back to the 8th century BCE.

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Fun Facts: Greece

D-Day Tour Normandy

Are you a traveler looking for destinations, attractions, or new vacation ideas? Have you ever been to France where D-Day happened? Before I travel to a country I’ve never visited, I try to do some research. D-Day, also known as the Normandy landings, was a military operation that took place on June 6, 1944, during World War II. It was a crucial turning point in the war as it marked the beginning of the Allies’ invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. This post is about what you should look for in a D-Day tour.

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D-Day Tour Normandy

D-Day Movies and Reading

Are you a traveler looking for destinations, attractions, or new vacation ideas? Have you ever been to France where D-Day happened? Before I travel to a country I’ve never visited, I try to do some research. D-Day, also known as the Normandy landings, was a military operation that took place on June 6, 1944, during World War II. It was a crucial turning point in the war as it marked the beginning of the Allies’ invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. What are good movies about D-Day? I put together a selection of what movies to watch that I think you would enjoy.

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D-Day Movies and Reading

Attractions: Chateau du Clos Luce

Are you looking for some vacation destinations? You probably want to know about attractions at your destinations. We have fun facts about attractions at the Chateau de Clos Luce, France in this post. The castle had a famous occupant. Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life at Clos Luce, from 1516

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Attractions: Chateau du Clos Luce