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I’m thinking of going to Spain in September – I have heard that the nightlife there is amazing. Does anyone have recommendations for great bars in Barcelona?
Daniel Hogan is a writer at Party Earth - a global media and entertainment company that publishes reviews and listings of the best social experiences around the world.

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  • Added on: July 27th, 2012
Most popular nightclubs in Barcelona:

    Razzmatazz - Probably the most famous and biggest
    Apolo - They hold special party nights every night
    Moog - Techno/Electronic
    Opium Mar
    Sr el Lobo - Metal/Rock
    Sutton
    Luz de Gas

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Harriet, great list. I was actually in Razzmatazz recently and was overwhelmed with the size of the place. Different rooms with different music to suit all tastes. Loved it but I think I'm getting a bit old for it now :lol:
Always on the move, currently in Barcelona writing about Barcelona airport. Previously in Italy writing about Malpensa airport. Where to next?

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If in Italy visit the Amalfi coast (picturesque), and definitely eat in one of the seaside town restaurants. An impromptu trip to the coast while traveling the boot lead me to fall for this part of Italy. Holds molto sentiment...i guess the reason that is, is because I asked my wife to marry me, while sea gazing on the rocks by the Tyrrhenian sea.

If in Croatia, check out Porec. Another sleepy town that seems to get packed by tourists and locals...but during the day everyone disperses. A great place to start your croatian adventure.
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Sure, this area of the Hungarian capital doesn't get the same hype as the Castle Hill, Váci Street or Heroes' Square, but for visitors looking to gain some insight into the country's history, it shouldn't be left out.


Established at the turn of the 19th century when the jewish community gathered in the 7th District along the road leading to the bridge that crosses the Danube. The center of this area became Király Street.

On a sadder note 1944 the Pest Ghetto was also built here crowding 70.000 people together.

In 2002 this historic neighborhood bordered by Király and Csányi Street, Klauzál Square, Kisdiófa and Dohány Street and Károly Boulevard was named the old Jewish Quarter of Pest and was entered into the World Heritage Conservation Zone.

This area is home to most of the city's Jewish cultural heritage sites, including the famous „Synagogue Triangle.”

At Dohány Street 2. you will find the world's second largest and Europe's largest synagogue, the Dohány Street Synagogue. The site of this building is also the birthplace of Theodor Herzl, Father of Zionism. In the garden is the Martyrs' Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Adjacent to the temple is the Jewish Museum.

The second point of the Triangle is the synagogue on Rumbach Street, also known as „the little synagogue.”

The third point is the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue. This area is home to kosher shops and Budapest's only mikveh (ritual bath).

This historic district, as a part of the city's rehabilitation strategy, started to to look towards youth culture and tourism in recent years: from 2002 some now very popular cafes, bars and summer music venues opened in buildings that were earlier considered for demolition: the Szimpla-garden, the Gozsdu Mano Klub, or the Kőleves (Stone Soup) -garden to name a few.


Since then the area, especially Kazinczy Street is not only known for its rich cultural heritage, but for it's unique cultural present, with "ruin pubs," art and design shops, like the Kék Ló (Blue Horse)and Printa graphic design studio which incidently also function as pubs/cafes.



for more information, history and things to do I recommend visiting this site: http://www.jewish.hu

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  • Added on: February 12th, 2013
My tips are about St.Petersburg, Russia - it's one of the most beautiful cities in world. Hope, everybody visits it some day:

My hotels tips:
http://www.theastoriahotel.ru/- premier 5-star hotel with antique furniture and fully equipped with all mod-cons, pretty penny
http://moika22.ru/- 4*, super location near the Hermitage,
http://eng.silverhotel.ru/ - small, but very English hotel for 70 euro per night (I stayed in May 2012)
Hotels on Nevsky - chain of mini-hotels, moderate rates for good quality lodging, would recommend!
http://en.friendsplace.ru - no stars, hostel chain - cool, clean and cheap! would recommend as well!
RA group - small dirty hotels - never ever
http://www.hotel-sonya.ru/loaction- a radisson hotel, very cosy, not big, well-priced, but location leaves much to be desired

http://www.pulkovoairport.ru/ - Pulkovo airport
http://www.russiancruisecompany.com - Russian Cruises
St. Petersburg Times -http://www.sptimes.ru/ - leading English language newspaper.
St. Petersburg State University - http://www.spbu.ru/e - why not get your degree in Russia?
The Hermitage -http://www.hermitagemuseum.org - Take a virtual tour of St. Petersburg's amazing State Hermitage Museum
The Mariinsky Theatre - http://www.mariinsky.spb.ru/en - Official website of the Mariinsky Theatre, formerly the Kirov.

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  • Added on: March 14th, 2013
MikeJames wrote:Harriet, great list. I was actually in Razzmatazz recently and was overwhelmed with the size of the place. Different rooms with different music to suit all tastes. Loved it but I think I'm getting a bit old for it now :lol:


My favourite club here was like that too but they shut down and none of the clubs that set up in that space can survive/do it as good. Sad :(

I shall have to travel out there and check out this Razzmatazz. Love the name too!

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I think some of you can appreciate usefull information about Croatia - Information for drivers, petrol prices
Prices of goods and services, Ferry boats and prices, Blue Flag beaches and marinas
Prices of entry to National parks.

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  • Added on: June 4th, 2013
Yeap, by the way, I've heard that Croatia is a beatiful, peaceful and good country.

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  • Added on: July 23rd, 2013
just used gooflights and they are very good..... just reserved my ticket for italy

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My rave: the Balkans. With the exception of Greece and Croatia, it's cheap cheap cheap! Sofia is beautiful and laid back, Skopje is quirky but worth visiting, Prishtina is kind of ugly but dirt cheap with great cafes (and they loooove Americans there), Tirana is a bizarre yet alluring city, Kotor is the budget answer to Dubrovnik.

It's Europe's version of Southeast Asia.

I've found that Greece can be affordable too if you're careful. Santorini is very expensive, but even there there are hostels and buses, and you can eat relatively cheap gyros and self-cater at supermarkets and mini-markets. The 5 euro cable car to the old harbor of Fira is a ripoff: you can walk down, or for 5 euro, ride a donkey... much more bang for your euro.

Meteora, Greece: All 6 monasteries can be reached by foot on the same day if you are into hiking. Drinking water is available inside each monastery, so don't worry about bringing multiple water bottles for the day.
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  • Added on: August 10th, 2015
I recommend Istanbul . Best İstanbul Hotels are

http://www.intercontinental.com.tr/

http://www.lushhotel.com/en-EN/home/1.aspx

http://www.storieshotel.com.tr/


all of this located in Taksim.


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