And Away I Go To Long Off Distant Lands…
For the first time in 8 years since I’ve had Babbling about Books, and More, I’m going on a long hiatus for over a week because I’ll be traveling for to long distant lands (maybe not so long and distant), such as:
There are close to 900,000 bicycles in the city.
20 million tourists visit every year.
Amsterdam has more bridges than Venice.
Amsterdam is one of the top 25 safest cities in the world.
Amsterdam is the second largest consumer of coffee in the world (I’ll fit in quite well!).
There is a catboat called Pozenboot that houses stray cats, and is the only one of it’s kind in the world.
Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world.
Fan of the Rubik’s Cube? You can thank Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik.
99% of the population loves to read.
Hungry has ranchers/cowboys known as csikos.
There is a Dracula statue in Budapest in honor of Bela Lugosi.
The largest synagogue in Europe is in Budapest.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague has the fastest tap system in the world. Serving 10 000 beers in 15 minutes. Beer is cheaper than water here!
Dogs can travel free on public transportation.
Prague has the biggest stadium in the world that has 220,000 seats.
There is a Graffiti Wall devoted to John Lennon even though he never visited Prague.
Prague Castle is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest castle in the world.
Chemist Otto Wichterle invented the soft contact lens in 1959.
The Vienna Boys Choir’s roots date as far back as 1498.
The snow globe was invented in Austria in 1900.
Viennese coffee houses, which originated in the 17th century.
PEZ were invented in Vienna and originally invented exclusively in the peppermint flavor in 1927.
It is the only cuisine named after a city.
300 balls take place in Vienna every year.
I’ll be sure to take many pictures and notes about my travels, and will report back here when I return! WEEEEE.