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TRIP What was originally built to help locals traverse the hilly streets of Lisbon has now become one of the city’s top tourist attractions. A testament to late 19th Century ingenuity and a must ride when visiting this excellent European city. TAP Completed in 1902 under the guidance of Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard, the Elevador … Continue reading Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon
TRIP Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in London, home ground of the English National Football Team. The stadium has a seating capacity of 90,000 making it the largest in the United Kingdom and second largest in Europe. Although not as historic as the original, the new Wembley Stadium is still an impressive modern … Continue reading Wembley Stadium, London
TRIP Wanda Metropolitano is a football stadium located in Madrid – home ground of Spanish football team Atlético Madrid. The stadium has a seating capacity of 68,456 and is the third largest stadium in Spain. TAP Although technically a ‘new’ stadium, the majority of the stadium’s structure was built in 1994 as part of the … Continue reading Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
TRIP Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Estadio da Luz, is a football stadium located in Lisbon, home ground of Portuguese football team Benfica. The stadium has a seating capacity of 64,642 making it the largest stadium in Portugal. TAP The stadium opened in 2003 to replace the original Estadio da Luz, … Continue reading Estadio da Luz, Lisbon
TRIP An ancient Egyptian temple originally located in Southern Egypt completely dismantled and relocated to Madrid, Spain. Located within the Parque del Oeste, the temple is one of the best complete examples of ancient Egyptian architecture that can be found anywhere outside Egypt. TAP Due to the risk posed to a number of ancient Egyptian … Continue reading Templo de Debod, Madrid
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TRIP An outdoor, kinetic sculpture representing the bust of renowned writer Franz Kafka. Created by Czech sculptor David Černý, and unveiled in 2014, the sculpture can be found located outside the Quadrio shopping centre in central Prague. TAP David Černý’s sculpture is a fitting tribute to the life of Franz Kafka, one of the city … Continue reading Head of Franz Kafka, Prague
TRIP Located within Heineken’s first brewery, the Heineken Experience is an interactive tour covering the history of Heineken. Equal parts informative and interactive, the experience provides a fascinating look into what is unquestionably one of the world’s most popular beer brands. TAP The Heineken Experience can be found within the brand's art deco brewery building … Continue reading Heineken Experience, Amsterdam
TRIP Checkpoint Charlie is a former border crossing between what was West Berlin and East Berlin. Since the end of the Cold War, and the reunification of Germany, Checkpoint Charlie has become a popular tourist attraction. TAP Although not the only border crossing between West and East Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie is by far the most … Continue reading Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin