A few hundred yards away is the Rue Latour Maubourg and the Barracuda Bar, which, with its selective door policy, lack of windows and high number of very attractive, very alone young women is, as its publicity says, perfect 'for an intimate evening'. Or you can stray a little further afield, perhaps into the narrow alleys near the station, to find the Golden Gate, which, notes one gay guide, is 'more hetero than homo depending on the night' and boasts 'a big dance floor, two bars and a backroom with video screens'. Neither features in the tourist brochures, nor in the mythology that surrounds the Provence coastline. This is supposed to be the land of men in unbuttoned white shirts leaning on Lamborghinis, of beautiful, sophisticated women, of champagne parties on multi-million-pound yachts, of lavender plantations and villas perched on red cliffs above the blue waters. This is not supposed to be where the badly decomposed body of an elderly British aristocrat turns up in a litter-strewn ditch.
12 Reasons to Travel Eastern Europe
My Favorite Travel Destinations In Eastern Europe - Wandering Earl
Two nights ago, my fourth Wandering Earl Tour officially came to an end. Our group of ten mighty fine individuals wined drank beer actually and dined for the last time together after having traveled around Romania and Moldova for the past two weeks. In fact, these last two weeks helped me reconfirm a couple of things. First, I absolutely love running these Wandering Earl Tours. Despite the frustratingly poor customer service, despite the sometimes initially drab appearance of towns of cities and despite the fact that less things go according to plan over here than in India, there is a magic to this this region that makes it quite appealing to me. And when I refer to Eastern Europe, I am not trying to offend anyone.
My Favorite Travel Destinations In Eastern Europe
The title originates in the Old English word eorl , meaning "a man of noble birth or rank". After the Norman Conquest , it became the equivalent of the continental count in England in the earlier period, it was more akin to a duke ; in Scotland, it assimilated the concept of mormaer. However, earlier in Scandinavia, jarl could also mean a sovereign prince. In modern Britain, an earl is a member of the peerage , ranking below a marquess and above a viscount. The term earl has been compared to the name of the Heruli , and to runic erilaz.
As the weather gets warmer, the days get longer and the grass gets greener, many North Americans and Europeans start dreaming of summer vacations. Millions take advantage of summer school holidays and warm weather, and feed their travel addictions by embarking on a trip to Europe. And while a trip to Western Europe remains a more common choice, more and more travellers are now drifting East, to explore the lesser traveled and somewhat untouched countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Travel to Eastern Europe is on the rise, with backpackers and young seasoned travellers paving the way, although more and more families and senior travellers are now also choosing to explore this region. Heads up single male travelers!