The football season is in full swing in Europe,And what better than being on a vacation at this time in that part of the continent. On my recent exploration, which happened to coincide with the UEFA EURO 2016,France being the host .No,I wasn’t in France,But The Eastern European Circuit. Prague ,Vienna and Budapest and on those dates itself when each of these Host Countries were playing a competitive team.Football being The international National Sport of the European countries This experience of enjoying an Important football tournament was the highlight of my trip. Watching the Portugal v Austria outside the station with locals enjoying their beers,cheering to support their country, while there was a minority of Portugal supporters out there,The Austrian went Oh! Ah! at every attempt of scoring a GOAL.Thats was just the beginning of the football action we were going to experience. The Next Stop Budapest (HUNGARY) And HUNGARY Plays Portugal,A match very important for the Portuguese.
This match,Was a match we did not want to miss experiencing.We headed to a Stadium,Capacity of 7,000 people and this full with its capacity,had a atmosphere of if a Concert had been organised. people jumped to enter from the fenced Boundaries,climbing the gates.But as the match ended with a draw 3-3, the Hungarian Shouted Slogans and flocked around the streets forcing the public transport to shutdown (The buses specially) and as we reached our hotel on the way we saw people climbing the signals,Jumping and having a gala time and Do you Know why?
Not because,they were at par with The Portuguese,But because it was history that was made that evening it took Hungarian’s 44 years to qualify to the next stage of the league.
This experience is off my Bucket list.
Travelling is something that makes you relate to places you have visited before, So on my recent vacation to Prague the moment I started exploring the city of Czech republic, I was reminded of Edinburgh in Scotland ,the particular setting of that place ,the statue near the Charles bridge,And the tram line towards the old town going through the architecture gave me the feeling of me being in Florence in Italy.To the extent ,the panoramic view of the city made me relate to Capri in Italy from Petrîn hill , when I could endlessly only see red roof tops from the viewing point as compared to the White House of Capri.No,I am not boasting of being a globetrotter,But only getting you to notice how travelling to so many places has made me observe and believe,that Prague is a place having something like every European country.
The cathedrals name Being the same with only the beauty of the stained glasses around being different.
The traditional food “goulash” soup like curry with the option of beef,Pork and chicken and bread is popular cuisine here.That was something different since all over Europe there are only a few dishes that are wet.The “Tredlink” Pronouced Tredlin was another tasty sweet cone with sugar coated on the sides, And if you wanted to have some guilty pleasure you could add the Nutella and vanilla ice cream to go for the kill.
This trip to Prague has been one of those trips that makes you wonder Europe has everything alike,Yet is so different.
Paris the first three days Have really being a mix of emotions from being disappointed after seeing the louvre and effiletower in terms of the structure .The Louis Vuitton store in singapore seems a better bet .And as far as the effiletower is considered it’s a disappointment in terms of being nominated as a wonder of the world ,there are many other beautiful sites in the world which are better .The champ élysées when compared to the other streets the fifth avenue in NYC ,orchid street in singapore or Oxford street in London .The champ elysee is beautiful with trees around making it feel good to walk around ,the macarons at Laudree were really amazing not too sweet .The walk around have been less tiring then ever ,the first 3 days have ended making us taking the next journey to Brussels for a day .The last 3 days in Paris ,were covered on foot again ,going through the famous sites of effiletower & louvre ,Notre dame ,the cathedrals The Sunday was one of the most restless days Everything all the shopping places were shut ,why ??? Taxi ride to the only store opened ,and a few interesting things bought ,Monday is here the day to shop and yes we shopped at the home stores ,walked it all the way to and from the hotel to the shopping malls and then enjoyed the Night drive and view from the effiletower ,imagine if we wouldn’t have seen this ,it would have surely been the worst crime committed on this holiday .Tuesday the last morning in Paris and packing and leaving walking around for a taxi and finally get one at 9:20 and traffic ,10:00 and we might miss the train for Zurich it’s 10:12 and here we are for our train at 10:20 ,we have boarded the train …
Day 7 begins now …