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Croatia’s Most Spectacular

Croatia has a lot to offer; charming cities such as Dubrovnik and Split, a breathtaking coast, beautiful nature and landscapes. For these reasons, Croatia’s popularity has been increasing in the last couple of years among tourists. Are you thinking about visiting Croatia soon? We have listed some of Croatia’s nicest places to visit.

Zagreb

Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, is 900 years old. Old architecture, as well as modern architecture, can be found in the dynamic city, the height difference between the old upper part of the Zagreb and the new lower part is nearly 40 meters. Two of Zagreb’s highlights are St. Marks’ church and the museum of broken relationships. Zagreb offers a large number of activities and cultural sites. If you are looking to relax and enjoy the country’s nature, Zagreb offers many parks and nature.

Dubrovnik 

Besides Zagreb, Croatia has other popular and beautiful cities. Dubrovnik is a historical city surrounded by Muralles de Dubrovnik, city walls which were built between the 11th and 17th centuries. This area is protected by UNESCO. The city is surrounded by subtropical plants and trees and it is very close to Lokrum, an island in the Adriatic Sea. While you are in Dubrovnik do not forget to visit Lovrijenac, an impressive fortress just outside the city walls.

Split

Another famous Croatian city is Split. It is a coastal city, best known for the Diocletian’s palace, one of the best-preserved palaces from Roman times. Split has many historical cathedrals, temples and sites to offer such as Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Peristyle Square and Jupiter’s temple. Split and Dubrovnik are located in the region of Dalmatia. Dalmatia is the most visited part of Croatia. The spectacular beaches, blue sea and breathtaking nature attract many tourists every year. Dalmatia is located in south-western Croatia.

Hvar

Hvar might sound familiar to you, this is because of the popularity of the beautiful island. The island is also known as the ‘lavender island’ because of its beautiful beaches, green vineyards and lavender fields that spread a wonderful scent.

Brac

Brac is one of the largest islands of the Adriatic Sea. It is located near the coast of Split and according to the residents, the sun shines almost every day. The beach with pine trees is particularly famous amongst tourists.

Poreč

Poreč is another popular summer destination. The famous sixth century Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The architecture of the buildings in the centre of Poreč is of Venetian style because of the city’s history.

Zadar

Zadar was once the capital of Croatia. The city is 3000 years old and is located on the Dalmatian coast. The city’s rich history can be admired; Roman ruins, medieval architecture and many old churches including the St. Donatus Church, a church from the ninth century.

 

Make sure you visit this beautiful country with your family, friends or partner! It surely has a lot to offer; city trips, coastal cities, national parks and beaches.

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Amsterdam: Indoor Activities During The Winter

If you want to travel to Amsterdam during the winter season, prepare yourself for cold weather and perhaps some snow. While some enjoy ice-skating and playing in the snow, others prefer to avoid the cold weather and do inside activities instead. Fortunately, Amsterdam offers a range of fun and entertaining inside activities for all age groups.

The following list of indoor activities will make you want to visit Amsterdam as soon as possible.

 

Museums

You probably know that Amsterdam has a lot of museums to offer. Many of the world’s most popular paintings were created by Dutch painters. Rembrandt van Rijn and his ‘Nachtwacht’, Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting ‘The Starry Night’ and Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earrings’ are all Dutch originals. So it is no surprise that many of the world’s most famous paintings can be admired in the Netherlands.

The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are visited by millions of tourists every year and offer over one million pieces of art created by the world’s most famous painters and artists. There are many other museums in Amsterdam: the Moco Museum, EYE Film Institute, Body Worlds, Jewish Historical Museum and the list goes on.

 

The Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience is a popular tourist spot in Amsterdam. The tourist attraction is built on an old Heineken brewery, though no beer is brewed there anymore (at least, not for mass production). In the Heineken Experience, you learn how Heineken beer was brewed, the long history of Heineken and some other fun activities.

The tour starts with the history of Heineken. Following, the visitors learn how to brew Heineken beer and the ingredients used in the beer. You even get to taste fresh Heineken beer!

Heineken Experience offers many fun video games; such as virtual football, virtual rugby and virtual cycling. After the tour, you get free beer at the Heineken bar. Also, there is a rooftop bar (if you want to enjoy a nice view of Amsterdam).

 

Ice-skating

Jaap Eden Ice Rink offers a 400-meter rink. It is Amsterdam’s largest indoor ice-skating rink. If you prefer to ice-skate outdoors, visit IceAmsterdam! It is an outdoor ice-skating rink in Museumplein, with a beautiful view over the Rijksmuseum.

 

Anne Frank Museum

The Anne Frank museum is the third most visited museum in Amsterdam (after the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum). The Anne Frank museum attracts around 1 million visitors from over 90 different nationalities every year. Anne Frank became famous after her father, Otto Frank, published her diary in 1947. Anne’s diary was translated into 67 languages and more than 30 million copies of the book were sold.

Between 1942 and 1944, Anne Frank and her family hid in the secret annex of a building at Prinsengracht with another family. This house is turned into a museum to show people how it was to be a child in World War II. In this museum, you will be able to see where Anne Frank and her family lived and read quotes from her famous (original) diary. Besides, original pictures and items that belonged to her and her family are still kept in the museum.

If you are planning on visiting the Anne Frank museum, book the ticket online. Tickets are sold out very quickly and the queues to enter the museum are very long. Sometimes it will require you to book a visit to the museum a couple of weeks before.

 

Indoor markets

De Hallen is one of the most popular indoor markets in the Netherlands! This is the right place to go if you are looking for second-hand items, goodies and gifts.

Did you know that Europe’s biggest flea market is located in Amsterdam? IJ-Hallen organises flea markets every month with vintage items, paintings, books and more!

 

Canal cruise

This might not be an indoor activity, but you can still enjoy the beautiful city and unique canals in a covered boat with heated cushions. Amsterdam’s winter days can be very beautiful!

 

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Move abroad for university

How you can have a debt-free undergraduate degree: move abroad

Are you tired of seeing how everyone in your group of friends or in your family carries a debt of at least £30,000? University fees in the United Kingdom start at over £9000 a year, no matter what degree you are studying.

Students in the United Kingdom usually study undergraduate degrees which are 3 years long and usually take a year out before starting a Master’s degree. However helpful, the year out is not compulsory for every type of degree.

Say you want to study a 3-year-long undergraduate degree plus a 2-year-long Master’s degree. It’s a simple sum, you will end up with £45,000 to pay your student finance provider throughout your life.

 

Here’s our proposal:

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Are you made for babysitting?

Working with children has more benefits than you ever thought!

Have you ever considered babysitting as the next step in your life? Maybe there are some things nobody told you about.

Working with children can be one of the most rewarding jobs, because you get to see the development of their unique traits of personality that will shape them to be amazing human beings, and you get to be a part of it!

If you think that you have the energy, the empathy and the charisma to work with children, here are some of the benefits you might have never heard of.

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Language Learning Tips for Beginners Romania beautiful country Guide ESL for students: essay in UK colleges

How to Practice Essay Prompts for UK Colleges: Guide for ESL Students

Essay prompts are statements (usually 1 to 3 sentences long) that introduce a topic, idea or an issue and are concluded by one or more questions. It can be said that they are more detailed alternatives to topics: a prompt serves as an introduction to the subject matter and is supposed to be a starting point for the student’s written answer to the raised issue. For example: “Many people claim to have gone through some life-changing experience that altered their mindset and outlook on life. Is it true in your case? Tell about such experience and how it influenced you”.

Essay prompts are often used in English writing classes and, most notably, in college entrance exams. Many exams (SAT, for example) post prompts used in their essays online, allowing students to practice writing them before they try to participate in the real thing. It is especially important for ESL students who doubt their command of English is enough to write such an assignment. The best place to find SAT and ACT prompts is PrepSchooler – unlike the official websites it keeps them all organized on single pages, although ACT’s and SAT’s official websites have a lot of supplementary information like samples and preparation tips.

If, however, you ask yourself, “How are these prompts going to help me with my preparations?”, let us give you some tips.

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10 places to visit in The Netherlands

Have you ever been to the Netherlands? The country is known as one of the smallest in the world. It is also a very understated country. In this article, we would like to give you a small impression about The Netherlands by showing 10 very nice places.

I am sure you have ever heard about the country with all the mills where everyone should wear clogs, ahum, the Dutch cheese and all the fields filled with tulips.

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Home is where your heart is

How to deal with homesickness?

Feeling lonely in a big world

Let me tell you something about homesickness. I think that almost everyone knows what I am talking about. Homesickness is something that follows you everywhere. But is it true that it is the same with everyone? No, every single person has to deal with homesickness in his or her own way. You don’t have to do what everyone says, but you can listen to their advice. It is up to you to do something about it. Is quitting an option? Sure, but you will probably regret that for the rest of your life.

 

 

 

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Dijkpoorter in Hattem, Netherlands

Hattem, Hanseatic city in The Netherlands

I would like to tell you more about Hattem, my hometown in The Netherlands. But first of all, I would like to introduce myself again. My name is Judith, I am 22 years old and I live with my parents, one older brother, and two younger sisters. I do the course of Executive Secretary / Management Assistant at Deltion College in Zwolle. I work as an intern by the company Hola People, which is based in Liverpool.

History

I live in Hattem. A gorgeous Hanseatic city in the eastern Netherlands located on river The IJssel. This 800-year-old city has a rich history. I would definitely recommend you to visit Hattem. It is very touristic and everything is in walking distance. The history is not there without town-gate the Dijkpoorter, the windmill, the church, the city wall, the history from the very first beginning and of course the story and monuments behind World War 2.

The church in Hattem

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