Where are the best shopping areas of Europe located?

There’s a great expression which says, “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” When you meet that rich count or countess, it’s important to know where you’re gonna spend their buckets of money. Listed below are the areas where it is generally accepted the most fashionable boutiques, clothiers, and…

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What are the Top 10 Parties in Europe?

Rank Event Name Country 1. Octoberfest in Munich – (in late September) Germany 2. Love Parade in Berlin Germany 3. Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Spain 4. Tomatina – The biggest tomato fight in the world! Spain 5. Hogmanay Scotland 6. The Palio Siena 7. Bastille Day Paris 8. Carnival Venice 9. Las Fallas…

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Where were your favorite movies filmed at?

Movies often let us travel to places we could only imagine going. From the warm and comfortable couch in your living room, you can be transported to the freezing cold mountains in Switzerland or scenes of post-war Berlin, Germany. Some people will never get a chance to travel outside of their country, but movies allow…

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Where were the various James Bond films shot at?

Whether getting orders from M, flirting with Money Penny, getting the latest gadget from Q (Desmond Llewelyn), or ordering a bottle of Bollinger champagne to seduce the femme fatale, the debate will always rage over who the best really was. Of the six total 007’s (Sean Connery-Scotland, George Lazenby-Australian, Roger Moore- English, the Moore the…

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Where and how did the Rolling Stones get their start?

Next to the Beatles, the influence the Rolling Stones had on modern rock and roll is a legacy which cannot be understated. Their union was formed in 1962 by the creative talents of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charles Robert Watts, and William Wyman (who left the band in1992). Jones was replaced by Mick…

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Where is Jim Morrison’s Grave?

He lies in division 6 of the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, part of the over one million people buried there, and a major reason for it being the world’s most visited cemetery. At around 5am on Saturday morning July 3rd 1971, Pamela S. Courson, his girlfriend, found him dead in the bathtub from a…

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Where was Elvis stationed while in the military?

Elvis was first drafted and made a tank scout for the Second Medium Tank Battalion. They  shipped him overseas to Bremen, Germany on October 1, 1958. Initially he stayed at the barracks at Friedberg (in Hesse), before moving off base with his father Vernon and grandmother in the nearby spa town of Bad Nauheim. Among…

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Where were the Beatles from and where did they perform?

Basically, it all starts in Liverpool. That’s where you’ll find their birthplaces, the schools and homes where they grew up at and played their first gigs, and the sites which became the inspiration for hits songs like Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever. They played nearly 300 shows at the legendary Cavern Club on Matthew…

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Exactly where is Sherlock Holmes’ house?

According to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221B Baker Street in London between the years of 1881-1904. Their first floor study overlooking Baker Street is now a museum open to visitors. Faithfully maintained in authentic Victorian décor, one can actually pose for a photo…

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Who and what was the “Lost Generation”?

The “Lost Generation” was an extraordinary group of expatriate writers, artist, and musicians who lived in Paris in the 1920’s. Their contribution to the arts cannot be overstated. Some of the more notable luminaries include: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitgerald accompanied by his wife Zelda, Henry Miller, and Gertude Stein (who actually coined the phrase…

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