Traveling abroad not only means organizing your paperwork and arriving at the airport on time. During travels to an amazing country such as France, you are likely to encounter many new things, though sometimes, not all of them will be positive. Accidents and bad situations can happen, which is why it’s always useful to know a thing or two about the legal system of the country you are traveling to. When in France, you are subject to French laws of course.
Whether you’re taking a short trip or are spending a longer period for work or study in France, it’s your responsibility to be aware of some key differences in the US and French legal systems. This article outlines three key differences to be aware of when traveling to France.
We’ve all had days when we’d like to pack in the desk job and get out there to have an adventure. Most of us only think about this for a fleeting minute and then go back to our filing but some people do take the plunge and jet off for the travel experience of a lifetime.
Even if it’s as simple as spending the summer working in a beach bar working abroad could be just the change you need. At the end of your time abroad you might come back to your usual job with a new found passion or you might have a eureka moment when you’re serving cocktails to drunken tourists and come up with your own great business idea.
The chances that your tombstone will read ‘Killed by Asteroid’ are about the same as they’d be for ‘Killed in Airplane Crash’ –Neil deGrasse Tyson
I’m not sure if the quote by Mr. Tyson is supposed to be reassuring or frightening. Does that make airplane crashes uncommon, or do people commonly die due to being struck by an Asteroid?
Where else could we start this list, but London? Britain’s capital is full of must-see attractions, from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London. There are pleanty of really excellent museums and art galleries too – many of which are free. The extensive underground train network ensures that you will be able to get from one place to another quickly and easily – book a convenient Heathrow airport hotel, and you should have no trouble taking all the trips across the city that you desire. Always remember, however, that the city has much more to offer than the better-known landmarks: do some digging and you will find a wealth of history, all there to be experienced.
Scotland will offer no shortage of locations for the discerning traveller. While major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh are the most obvious choices, also bear in mind that Scotland is a perfect location to enjoy some natural sights. Take a trip across the highlands and you can lose yourself in some truly picturesque surroundings, from mountains to waterfalls. So, whether you are hoping for a stay in a modern city or to forget your troubles in amongst the unspoilt treasures of nature, give a thought to visiting Scotland for your next holiday destination.
Brighton is the perfect spot if you want to enjoy the sort of traditional seaside break that has been a family favourite for generations. With all of the standard seaside attractions – piers, amusement arcades, fish and chips, you name it – you will find it hard to beat Brighton. Also note that the city of Brighton is a popular hotspot with Britain’s gay community – if you are at all interested in LGBT-related attractions, then you should definitely be able to find something which will catch your eye in Brighton.
The home of the world famous Cambridge University, Cambridge is a place which has something of a reputation as the city of books. If you are a book-lover then you will be spoilt for choice in Cambridge – bookshops about and you will be given plenty of opportunities to pick up some rare volumes at reasonable prices. But even if you do not plan to spend your holiday collecting books, the city of Cambridge still has plenty to offer: the River Cam is open to punting, while there are many large and peaceful parks that will provide to perfect location for a relaxing walk in the fresh air.
Finally, we come to Liverpool, a city which became an international byword for youth culture back in the Beatlemania of the sixties. With annual festivals and many family attractions you can count on having a good time during your trip; you will also get the chance to see such world famous landmarks as Blackpool Tower and the River Mersey. Liverpool is also a city which is proud to honour its contributions to popular culture: so, keep a look out for the many Beatles-related tours and hotspots if that is your area of interest…
Editor’s note: Greg is a writer and has lived in the UK for 20 years.
One of the most fascinating places to visit if you’re visiting London is the British Museum. It is located at Great Russell Street. Parking near the site is at a premium, so the easiest way to get there is to take the Picadilly Line from Heathrow airport. There are stations conveniently located at Russell and Holborn Square, just a hop and skip from the Museum. Even easier would be to book into a hotel at Heathrow. There are lots of top-notch places to stay. The only tough decision is which one to choose.
Nowadays, I nearly always travel alone. Now that my family has grown up, it’s time to indulge myself. If I feel the need for company, it seems natural to strike up a conversation in a cafe. Hotel breakfast rooms and lobbies are great meeting places, too, and who knows, I might gain some useful insights, or even travelling companions.
When you think of sight-seeing, England doesn’t come into many peoples mind, especially residents of the UK. This is a real shame as there are some beautiful places in England, right on the door step for some people! One place that instantly comes to my mind is Southampton. Here’s why:
If you can’t think of any better than taking in picturesque views whilst on walk that last miles and miles, then I highly recommend that you check out Southampton and the trails they have to offer. Southampton is great place for sight-seeing and the views that you are treated to will last in your mind for ages.
Are you fed-up of looking for a family holiday that suits the entire family and all you can get is the standard packaged holiday put together by major tour operators where you arrive at the resort and spend the entire duration of the holiday in the same place? Do you want more choice, more flexibility, to be able to mix and match the various elements of the booking and above all more room for personal preferences?
Boracay is deemed as one of the most popular tourist destinations and one of the best tropical beaches, not only in the Philippines, but in the world. It is located in the region of Aklan province, Philippines. Boracay is glamorously famous because of its pristine fine white sand, beautifully clean surrounding and crystal blue waters, which perfectly contrasts the expansive blue sky. It never fails to fascinate millions of people all over the world who come to the Philippines just to set eyes on this distinguished beauty. Nature lovers continuously flock to this island of paradise to stay for days and appreciate the naturally beautiful gift of nature. Throughout the year, the famous beach never failed to be at the top of the lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Naperville is a city of Chicago comes in the category of suburban cities. It is situated in the counties of Will and DuPage in the United State of Illinois. In 2006, Money Magazine declared the city of Naperville as the second best place to live in America. According to the survey of 2010, Naperville was ranked as the wealthiest city in the Midwest side and in the nation it is the eleventh wealthiest city having a population above 75,000. The population of Naperville is approximately 141,857 according to the census of 2010. Some of the Tourist Attractions of Naperville are as follows: