Visitors from other parts of the world sometimes have a tendency to zap through the continent as if in a slide show: From Berlin to Paris, from Versailles to Schönbrunn, from the lookout points of the Alps to the lagoons of Venice. In few parts of the world can one find such a variety of landscapes and people so close together. Any given route from the Atlantic Coast to Turkey offers a cross-section of unbelievably diverse natural and social history. Whether it's the Arabic-influenced south of Spain, the granite rocks of the western cusp of France, the rough cliffs of Croatia, the alpine area of Central Europe - the numerous fragments make up a continent that can only be described with words like diversified and multifarous. The fully developed train system that exists in nearly all European countries is ideal to accentuate the countryside and people between the tourist attractions. And yet: even after realizing that the many churches, castles, and modern buildings that history has strewn all over Europe can hardly be honored properly in one's lifetime, zapping seems to become inevitable.
Gasthaus Adam, Vienna. Florianigasse is reputed to be one of the most populous streets for eating and drinking establishments in Vienna. Adam's, being located just off Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz at number 2, is the first place you will come across and, having sampled it, you may well decide not to bother going any further up the street and away from the city centre. Most of those who go there are locals and, since the Platz is at the back of the Rathaus and only a few hundred metres from the Parliament Building, one may come across a number of Austrian and foreign politicians there from time to time. Being just off the sightseeing routes, comparatively few tourists find their way there.The attractions are numerous: it incorporates two rooms which are in the style of the old-fashioned Beisl, plus two more modern areas and a private function room; it has an incorporated Biergarten, surrounded by a hedge, which keeps down the noise of the traffic from the busy Landesgerichtesstraße (around dusk in the Summer, the crickets can be heard chirping in the bushes, but watch out for the occasional mosquito!); the staff are friendly and mostly attentive (all they require is a call if they are not!); and the food and drink are well up to Vienna everyday standards.The day-to-day running of the establishment is now in the hands of Herr Wolfgang Adam, but father Herr Hermann Adam and his wife can often be seen at the Stammtisch, from which he is wont to make forays to talk with his guests. The Gasthaus is open from 0800 to 2400, but is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.Food is served all day, starting with breakfast. The menu is based mainly on traditional Austrian dishes, but with some additions, mostly the cuisine of the neighbouring countries. There is a standard menu. supplemented by lunchtime and daily specials. A feature is the regular inclusion of theme weeks, for such items as game, offal and Styrian specialities; also,around St Martin's Day (November 11th), there is the traditional serving of goose (this went on right up to Christmas in 2012). A menu in English is provided. Prices range from around €3.20, for the simplest dishes, to €27 for top-end items such as steak. Beer comes vom Fass and by the bottle, and there is an extensive wine list with many good quality Austrian offerings. House wines start at €18, and they and several others are offered by the glass. Take a schnapps at any time during an extensive and heavy meal!All in all, this is an excellent place to appreciate a Vienna Beisl in a conveniently accessible location.
been in the basque country, amazing culture food and places , stayed in two places, in guethary's Arguibel AMAZING modern hotel (only 5 rooms) and in a sort of guests appartment in biarritz called "marianne", with the fridge already full of gooood food when you rent for the w-e !
got good waves and have been trying the tahitian outrigger!!! great!
Europe is wonderful to travel. Recently am planning a month tour to travel whole Europe. There I would like to experience wine tasting on wine tour. I would also like to enjoy most of the adventurous activities like, trekking, hiking, skiing, windsurfing, etc. Can anyone suggest me any of the best cruise tour? One of the tours I found is: http://www.ekoventure.com/places/europe-italy-tuscany-3702
How is it?