Each one has own notion of a perfect rest: some need ocean, beach and an exotic cocktail for a perfect relaxation; others are drawn to conquer new mountain peaks; some people live in anticipation of acquaintance of ancient ruins… But there are people who dream of cutting loose at full throttle, forgetting everything and anything else!
And for the latter kind we’ve selected five best European cities, where you forget all about seasonal depressions and have a deep plunge into a whirl of bright night life.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This city won fame of the main European capital of loud parties a long time ago. A special atmosphere reigns there: the city doesn’t sleep, regardless of time of the day or season. Many famous DJs stay in Amsterdam during their tours to arrange true galas for youngsters. Musicians developed fancy for the oldest club called Escape that accommodates about 2000 people of all others. Sweet spots for guests of the city are coffee shops where one can absolutely legally purchase marihuana or products with its addition, as well as world-famous Red-light District. But it needs to be said that despite all the revelry, Amsterdam is considered one of the safest cities in the world.Photo strayrhetorist.com
Berlin is rightfully considered a retreat for various musical cultures: in local clubs you can hear rock ’n’ roll, electro pop, underground… But the most popular style in establishments of the city is techno, every youngster goes crazy about it. One of the most popular institutions of the city, a golden dream for every partygoer is Berghain Club, near which there are always miles-long queues. However, lasting anticipation is rewarded with ineffable atmosphere, bursting cocktails and performances of best DJs. And by the way, it is located in the premises of a former power plant: concrete aisles, iron cages and mysterious brume create a completely unforgettable setting.Photo europeanbestdestinations.com
Dyed-in-the-wool clubbers know Budapest as a city of unusual dance-floors and bars, exhaustingly hidden in most unexpected nooks. If you do manage to find any of them after all, you’ll be amazed with quality of music and hospitality of the locals: you’ll be treated like family and they won’t let you leave a party until the last lively track goes silent somewhere around dawn time. Most famous club with a distinctive atmosphere in the city is A38; it is built in a shape of a huge ship. Best European DJs shake waves there pretty often. Photo hungarytoday.hu
Barcelona gives youngsters so many options for entertainment that one doesn’t know where to look first: from on-shore clubs and buzzy bars to free art-spaces where people can gather in companies and listen to some good-quality music by true virtuosos of own trade. Eclipse Sky Bar that looks like a sail and is located on the upper floor of W Hotel is considered one of the most fashionable clubs of the city. Not just alcohol drinks and dancing till morning make heads swirl there but also amazing views of the city and the sea… Another famous club is La Fira, that doesn’t leave a chance for boredom to anyone: funfair mirrors scattered all around the establishment create an atmosphere of a truly reckless fun.Photo dolcesitgesblog.com
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
May through October this little town gets filled with young people from all over Europe. At local Nissi Beach disco dancing and contests are organized every day and afterwards everyone jam-crowds into best local restaurants and bars. With night approaching, craving for fun rushes youngsters to local clubs that sometimes don’t stop operation for several days in a row. Most popular night establishments of the city are Senor Frog’s Bar and Castle Club.Photo river-reggae.com
First exhibition of paintings in the world’s most visited museum the Louvre was opened on 1793. But its building was well-known far beyond France, though the edifice was not used with such lofty cultural purposes.
Icerink instead of heated floor. Bomber hat and a puffer jacket as an alternative to terry robe. Eco-hotels and cafes in Canada, Romania and even hot Dubai offer a possibility to have leisure time a-la North Pole. The exotic hotels are not only those near the ocean and tropic palms.
They build ice hotels and carve ice fountains pouring white wine, make samovars and even kerosene lamps. Photographers went even far and got the hand to use dry ice to create the effect of smoke and fog in picture. In the spirit of holidays, OUTLOOK prepared for you a selection of the world most popular ice arenas.
“I’d like some headache elixir, mandrake root extract, heart pills and a bit of morphine, please…” – this is about how patients addressed pharmacists a couple hundred years ago. They, in turn, were preparing various magmas and mixtures in pharmacological laboratories situated as near as in the next room. Sure, nowadays technologies have significantly advanced, “remedy stores” fit in kiosks while drug-containing medicines cannot be bought without prescription…
Marketing gurus and restaurateurs are enterprising and ready to do anything to increase flow of visitors to their food courts. Quite often, their methods of "flirting" with the public are the same, interior designs and menus are not much different. So, we have collated for you the world’s wackiest, weirdest, out-of-this-world dining establishments.
Nature bestowed our planet with many sky-high peaks, which at any moment give visitors the feeling of boundless freedom. Cities build skyscrapers boasting to one another and, to satisfy high aspirations, they add observation decks at the height of the bird's flight. Travelling from continent to continent, with bated breath we will admire the world's loftiest views from the summits of supertalls.
To fully experience a country with the territory of over 700 square meters in merely a couple-of-days-long walking tour is very much possible. And no superpowers like teleportation or ability to move at light speed are needed for that. It is enough to head for Sentosa Island that pertains to the Republic of Singapore and completely reflects its specialties. And all that against no more than 100 dollars!
Perhaps, everyone who is going to plunge into fun holiday has already planned spectacular routes and scenic spots. In order not to spoil your trip and not to see gates to the desired gateway closing right in front of your nose, we encourage you to read our selection of locations forbidden for visits.
Did you know that Met Gala is held annually at the Costume Institute at the New York Metropolitan Museum? And did you know the fact that this year it has been held for the 71st time? We were surprised! Therefore, we collected for you the top museums created in the name of fashion and everything connected with it! After all, fashion, like its creators, has long been closely on the catwalk ...
Theatre, just as literature, is, probably, the most enduring art form. It has been predicted death so many times in previous century alone when over several decades cinema, television and Internet emerged! Everyone must have lost count of those predictions, but no matter what, people all over the planet from time to time head to gorgeous halls and enjoy performances on stage.
Summer is a great time for new challenges and voyages of discoveries. Outlook suggests making pleasure and benefits go together – and tells about most picturesque, interesting and mesmerizing cycling trails of Europe. Homeland of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, Tuscany Riviera, medieval castles – you’ll be recalling any of those routes as one of the most fascinating summer adventures.
Hotels that offer “all inclusive” for dogs. Hotels where adults are being lulled asleep by a fairytale or a unique place where work isn’t held in honor while laziness is encouraged. This is not a dream or a parallel reality – these are stalky hotel services…
Very soon we will lose their melody, then we won't recognize the words and finally the meaning will become a mystery to us. Disappearing languages. How many of them were there over the entire period of the existence of humankind? No one know that, and as February 21 marks the International Mother Language Day, we have prepared a post about endangered languages to pay attention to this issue once again.
Autumn promises that heat would gradually fade away and immediately presents with a choice: either to clutch at stewing days in warm countries or taste cool evenings and admire architecture without being distracted by sultriness.
In the capital of Ukraine with the participation of the Ambassadors of European countries, Kyiv city head, representatives of Ministries, national authorities, European Commission and international organizations the celebration of Europe Day was going. This year the official events clashed with song contest Eurovision and became finishing in its arrangement.
It is commonly believed that a hostel – both inside and outside – is a very modest and simple place for a low-cost overnight. However, if you look thoroughly, it is possible to find among them such ones that will outshine 5-star hotels in terms of being distinctive.
Morning, as we know from commercials, starts with coffee while July is welcomed in Ukraine with the Architect’s Day. Through the Golden Gates of Kiev – first significant landmark – entered a thousand-year-long era of urban development with very own style. Splendor of palaces and shine of churches’ domes, might of castles and austerity of soviet realism – this is the façade of architectural Ukraine. However we will try and enter through a back door.