Visiting London on a Low Budget

Visiting London on a Low Budget
Even though specialists may say that London is one of the most expensive capitals in the world, you don’t have to let yourself discouraged by this official information. Like other world known cities, the capital of the United Kingdom offers a great deal of touristic attractions and opportunities that prove themselves cost-efficient and sometimes even cheaper than in other locations.

Therefore, ahead of embarking in a taxi from London to Luton airport that you can book on and go back home, it is good to know that you might even have some extra money remaining in your vacation budget.

When it comes to accommodation solutions, it is a true fact that the real estate market in London is rather competitive and the prices are generally elevated. However, tourists can find convenient alternatives in hostel and Bed & Breakfast hotels. Even though prices tend to lower down depending on how further you go away from the center, it would be recommended to find something within the city center.

Being rather apart from the visiting area means that you will also have to buy transportation tickets. This aspect will probably take you to the conclusion in the end that you haven’t saved much money. Therefore, why not find a more convenient solution that will also allow you to set aside some extra pounds for your trip with a taxi from London to Luton airport?

Prices at London’s hostels can start from 4 pounds a night/person and are usually preferred by students and generally young people. This type of hostel provides common room that may include up to 10 beds, being a great way to socialize and come across other nationalities. Moreover, Bed & Breakfast hotels are normally located in the central part of the capital, however are a bit more expensive than hostels. In any case, visiting London will certainly bring about a great deal of accommodation options.

Nonetheless, in order to obtain a reasonable price, it would be ideal to make a reservation with 2-3 months in advance or plan and extra-season vacation. During September and October, the prices might considerably increase, while November and February are perfect for low-budget trips.

As far as restaurants are concerned, you can eat at really affordable prices, especially if you’ve planned the vacation with your family. Some diners provide specially-made menus for families offering incredible discounts.

When it comes to save money on meals, a good recommendation would be the chain of Japanese restaurants Wagamama, that can be found in the central parts of London, such as Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, Soho and the south bank of Tames. If you’re not a fan of Asian food, Spaghetti House can be an excellent alternative and the restaurant is really welcoming, being decorated in a warm Tuscan style. Likewise, if you want to taste a bit of British gastronomy, the pubs represent a suitable and money-saving solution, as most of these types of restaurants offer lunch at prices that don’t overcome 6 pounds (food and beer).

Knights of Malta, the champions of Christian Europe

Knights of Malta, the champions of Christian EuropeIn the winter of 1522, order of johns was expelled from their native territory, the Rhodos island, by an Ottoman army. More than 40 years after the event, Suleyman the Great sent a fleet against their new locations, the shabby island of Malta. Again, johns were forced to fight for survival in the Mediterranean.

On the morning of June 23, 1565, thousands of Ottoman pounce the fortress of St. Elmo on next main port of Malta. Behind the walls were waiting 1,500 warriors of Johns order. They were under siege for more than a month, constantly bombarded and with lack of supplies.

They were hopeless against Ottoman plague that within a few hours managed to kill all but nine intrepid who managed to swim to the fortress of St.. Angelo, the other side of the harbor. Several knights were killed crucified on trunks that were activating the port intrance. The defenders of the fortress of St. Angelo responded to the challenge by decapitating prisoners and loading cannons with heads that were fired to the Ottoman camp. Read More →

Trolerul pentru copii- modalitate de responsabilizare a micutului?

Trolerul pentru copii- modalitate de responsabilizare a micutului?Orice parinte poate observa in comportamentul copilului sau dorinta acestuia de a face aceleasi lucruri ca si un adult. Unele dintre aceste dorinte sunt daunatoare, precum tendinta copilului de a sorbi din ceasca cu cafea, iar altele sunt de-a dreptul amuzante, precum dorinta unui copilas de a trage dupa el o geanta de voiaj, in nici un caz proportionala cu inaltimea lui, doar pentru ca parintii se folosesc de acest accesoriu in mod curent, atunci cand pleaca in calatorii.

De aceea, in momentul in care ne hotaram sa achizitionam pentru noi un troler, fie ca vorbim despre un model renumit deja, precum un troler Master sau un troler Lamonza, ori despre oricare altul din aceasta gama de bagaje de mana, le putem achizitiona si celor mici un astfel de accesoriu, personalizat insa, in functie de preferinta fiecarui pusti, cu eroii desenelor animate preferate.

Am ramas placut surprinsi sa gasim pe piata modele din cele mai variate, care sa convina si celui mai nehotarat copil. Interesant este faptul ca aceste produse, prin coloritul lor, mai ca sunt si pe placul adultilor. Acum nu stiu daca in locul unui troler lamonza Bucuresti cu motiv floral ni s-ar potrivi mai bine un troler ce il are in prim-plan pe Peter Pan, insa cu siguranta ideea este cel putin una deosebita.

Trolerele pentru copii se deosebesc de cele pentru adulti si prin dimensiunile pe care le au, adaptate si optimizate in raport cu statura unui copil. Acesta este un mod foarte bun de responsabilizare a copilului prin faptul ca asa il putem invata cum sa isi faca singur ordine intre hainute si cum sa isi aleaga obiectele necesare unei calatorii de unul singur, insa sub stricta noastra supraveghere. Read More →

Amsterdam: History

Amsterdam: History


Amsterdam is the biggest city in Netherlands. Other than being the biggest, it also doubles up as the capital city of the country. With a population of about 790,654 within the city, Amsterdam is one of the most heavily populated areas in Netherlands.

The name of the city is derived from the river Amstel around which we can trace the origins of the city. Around the late twelfth century, a dam was built along river Amstel and not long after that the dam started attracting settlement around the area due to the easy availability of water. The first historical use of the name Amsterdam is in 1275 in the Floris vs. toll concession, which is in the form of a certificate dated October 27th of that year. The certificate exempted the inhabitants around the dam from paying the bridge toll since they were the ones who had built it. Read More →