Transportation costs in Switzerland: how to save for tourists and visitors.

Switzerland is a fairly expensive country as a holiday destination. More so if you count on using swiss public transportation. Switzerland has a highly efficient public transportation consisting of a network of buses, trains, trams and ships. The main and the biggest railway company purely owned by  Switzerland (this means that the company is regulated by the public) is called SBB CFF FFS . They have connections not only within the whole of the country but also to the neighboring countries like Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Austria, etc. It  also…

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What can you see in Zürich in a day or a few hours.

This article is mainly ideas on how to spend a day or a few hours in Zürich. It may be that you are just in a short stop over or you still have time before you catch your flight in Zürich Airport. Here are some places to check. Zürich Hauptbahnhof Shopville. This is the very first thing you can see when you step off from the train station. This is basically an upscale, mini-shopping hub inside the train station and can be found downstairs. Here you can see all kinds…

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How to go to Acropolis and what to expect.

When you are in the island of Rhodes in Greece, a visit to the acropolis is a must. It is one of the islands’ highlights and a big part of its history.  Going there is easy. From the center of Rhodes, just take the KTE bus to Lindos. It costs 5.50 euros. The travel is about 1 hour depending of course in the traffic. Take a seat on the left side to enjoy the sea view while travelling. The right side of the bus faces  the mountains the most.  Get…

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Shopping and Sightseeing in Lindos Town, Greece.

Lindos is one of the old towns in Rhodes Island in Greece that is about 50 kilometers South from Rhodes City center.  The Lindos town, however is just 4.5 kilometers from our hotel so we wanted to see it and do some shopping.  From the bus, we saw the famous Acropolis but we were not able to actually climb there because it rained that day.  We were fortunately lucky enough to see the old town well before the rain began.  From the bus stop at Lindos is the town a…

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Getting Around from Rhodos Airport

Getting Around from Rhodos Airport is quite easy.  The city center of Rhodos is about 14 kilometers from the Diagoras airport. This takes about 20 minutes by taxi or about 45 minutes by public bus.  There are taxi companies that one can book direct on the arrivals or just outside. The taxi to Rhodos City center is about 25 euros from the airport. Below is a photo of taxi costs that I saw on the taxi lane.  If you do not want the taxi, there is also the public bus.…

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TUI Fly Experience

For our October vacation, we have booked an all inclusive holiday in Rhodos, Greece. We needed to book the flight separately however.  We have found the cheapest direct flight from Basel Mulhouse – Freiburg to Diagoras Airport for 260 chf per person. It was the best option because it was a direct flight. Other options were actually more expensive and we had to do some stopover somewhere in Germany. This flight that we had was a TUI Fly.  I have heard of TUI before because they seem to be one…

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Things to do while in Manila, Philippines

I always say that Manila is a city that has lots of faces. It  gives one an opportunity to see opulence and comfort comparable to 1st world cities, however, some kilometers drive away, one can be faced with abject poverty and horrid living conditions. For a tourist though, I compiled a list of some interesting parts of the city where one can visit on a 2-3 day Manila stay (assuming that you would eventually fly to a beach or island from Manila). 1. Shopping Malls. SM, Glorietta, and Robinsons Shopping…

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Hotel Sporting: Galzignano Terme Golf and Spa Resort Review

We stayed in Hotel Sporting, a part of Galzignano Terme Spa and Golf Resort this July 2019 for 4 days. I would like to make a review of this hotel and our experience there.   We booked this hotel from Voyage Prive and paid just around 300 euro for 2 people with breakfast. It was just a steal because a hotel room charges normally about 130 euro per night with breakfast. My first impression of this resort was that it seemed so exclusive. The resort  was cucooned in mountains, vineyards…

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Driving in the Italian Highway: What to expect.

Well, I do not drive but this is my experience as a sidecar passenger when we drove to Italy from Switzerland this year. What to expect number 1: Telepass. Telepass is the toll fee payment system that the road users pay to use a specific highways. It seems like every highway has a different toll fee. This depends on the road and the kilometer though. The cheapest we paid was .80 cents while the most expensive to date was 18.30 euro. As a tourist, you can pay using a card.…

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Milan Hotel Review: Radisson Blu vs Savona Suites 18

This is my independent and honest review of the two hotels that I have stayed on this year in Milan. February of this year, we stayed for 5 days in Radisson Blu. This hotel is already almost at the outskirts of Milan but with good bus and tram connections. Just a block away from the hotel is the nearest bus while in the other block is the nearest tram station. The first thing I noticed while driving to the hotel were the endless line of cars that are parked along…

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