TWO cities in the United Kingdom were to play a crucial role in the huge cultural shift globally that epitomizes the Swinging Sixties – London and…Liverpool.
As unlikely as it seems this gritty port and industrial was to spawn a musical legacy unrivalled anywhere in the world.
And the legacy of pioneering Liverpudlian or “Scouser” musicians have led to the city claiming titles that have yet to be challenged. Liverpool is known as the World Capital City of Pop – a title bestowed upon it by Guinness World Records because the record 56 number one singles produced by the city’s musicians still stands.
The names are synonymous with Western pop culture – The Beatles…Gerry and the Pacemakers…Billy Fury.
Later acts like Frankie Goes to Hollywood have further added to that status.
While, many believe the city peaked with the Mersey Beat sound of the ’60s, before becoming a symbol of economic decline and stagnation, this is a city rapidly on the comeback.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the song that launched Beatlemania and the Beatles – Love Me Do – Booked.net samples Liverpool.
REGARDLESS of the destination, your choice of hotel can make…or break…your vacation or business trip.
In fact, whether or not your stay is comfortable can impact your entire travel experience.
So how to avoid disappointment?
Finding the best hotel for you can be a challenge, so here are Booked.net‘s hints and tips to finding the best hotel online to suit your needs and your budget.
THIS city’s musical pedigree leads to its quite obvious title as The City of Music.
And what a pedigree it is. Vienna, Austria’s list of musical prodogies include Strauss, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler and Beethoven among others.
But that cultural legacy extends beyond musicians with psycho-analyst Siegmund Freud and painter Gustav Klimpt as among the city’s famous sons.
Boasting one of the most carefully preserved streetscapes in the world, this city is a living-breathing museum and it is this uniformity of architecture that sets the UNESCO recognised former seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire apart from other great European cities such as Paris, Rome and London.
So how to take in one of the world’s architectural and cultural gems without burning a hole in your bank balance.
In Booked.net‘s third in this series, we offer you some hints and tips.
IT is known as the “city of love” and as romantic as the atmosphere is, it is the city itself that most people fall head-over-heels in love with.
It has one of the most recognisible skylines in the world, largely because of the beautiful lattice iron Eiffel Tower that dominates it – a potent symbol of both France and it’s home Paris.
But the real love affair with Paris is when you look beyond those oh-so-familiar landmarks and explore its network of backstreets and claim Paris as your own.
But how to enjoy this holiday romance at prices that won’t leave you heartbroken?
In the second in our series on Europe’s great cities on the cheap Booked.net offers some answers.
Or does it? Believe it or not it is possible to take in all Europe’s most popular (read expensive) cities on a budget.
In this series, Booked.net gives you hint, tips and our picks of how to experience the great cities of Europe without blowing your budget.
So we start with the world’s first large scale city – Rome.
The label best fits baggage reclaim an area that involves nearly two million missing bags annually.
Sometimes it is accidental and unfortunately sometimes it is by design – you might not be aware of 68 pieces of mishandled luggage were found in dumpster near George Bush International Airport in 2006.
After a plane lands that’s when “baggage reclaim hell” starts for every passenger.
Imagine you are standing in the long queues at the baggage carousel, but your bag doesn’t show up onto the conveyor. Don’t panic…
Let’s say your luggage is not lost, but merely delayed meaning it will be tracked down within 24 hours. So, you go to the “Lost and Found” office and the only thing they can offer you is a wait. But are you entitled to anything from the airlines?
TRAVELING the world is a challenge you have to cope with, be it about the delights of travel or troubles on your way.
Unfortunately, problems happen and they happen to beginners as well as the most experienced travelers.
One of the worst is to be robbed. But don’t let bad luck ruin your vacation because you let the thieves win twice.
The following are tips to follow if you get robbed while abroad:
SOUNDS impossible right?
Maybe not…so, how many times have you been told a world tour is too pricey to afford? Forget about it and let others stay at home and dream of travel.
Traveling the world is a question of priorities not money. If you want to live a challenge and wake up each day in a new place, make your decision and go.
So pack your suitcase or backpack and follow these tips of keeping to a budget of $15 a day: