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About georgefebish

I am a world traveler that enjoys visiting different European cities and writing about them. I especially enjoy Italy with over 100 trips there. My Vlog on YouTube is at: https://www.youtube.com/c/georgefebish

Watchtowers of Southern Italy

Southern Italy has Watchtowers all along the coast line. Watch the video below for the story about these towers:

Title: Italy – Watchtowers in Southern Italy

Countries: Southern Italy

What are Watchtowers? They are towers usually built of stone high enough to be seen by the next tower along the coast. When Saracens (pirates) were spotted, they would light a fire in the tower to warn everyone along the coast. The next tower would see it and light theirs and so on along the entire coastline. You might say this was the Internet of their time. Some towers had a bell as well that was rung to warn locals of the pirates coming.

The locals would gather their families and valuables and head to their sister town usually high up on a hill. These towns were fortified castle like structures that prevented the pirates from entering.

 

Ciao,

George

 

Categories: Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, Ascea, Basilicata, Beaches, BLOG, Campania, Casal Velino Marina, Castelnuovo Cilento, Cilento, Europe, General Travel, Italian, Italian Facts, Italy, Italy BLOGs, Italy Tips, Marina Casal Velino, Marina di Camerota, Mountain Towns, Mountains, Palinuro, Saracens, sea, VLOG, YouTube | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

Cicchetti – The Spanish like Tapas of Venice

Title: Italy – Cicchetti in Venice

Countries: Venice, Italy

Watch our video on Cicchetti in Venice:

What is Cicchetti? Cicchetti is similar to Tapas in Spain. They are small plates served in bars and small restaurants around Venice. Sometimes the plates are free with the purchase of a drink. Most of the time there is a small charge of a few Euros for each plate. The food is fresh, homemade and cheap. Tired of the very expensive ristorate near Piazza San Marco? Wonder a bit or look up Ciccetti on your smart phone to find one near you.

Eating in Italy is about local food, freshness, taste and presentation not about cost! Locals eat Cicchetti. Do yourself a favor the next time you are in Venice and try Cicchetti. Bacari are wine bars that serve Cicchetti. Tray a glass of Ombro, the local wine.

I southern Italy an American concept of Happy Hour has taken over. You buy a drink and get food for free. Italians do not believe in drinking without food. Their purpose to drink is not to get drunk but to enjoy the flavors along with food.

 

Ciao,

 

George

 

Categories: Bars, Europe, Food, Italy, Italy BLOGs, Italy Tips, Traveling without a tour, Venice, VLOG, Wine, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Travel to Europe Cheaply

This video shows you how to save big money on your next trip to Europe. The techniques can also be used anywhere in the world. When we travel we find airfares for $300-$400 Round Trip. We find 3.8 to 5 star hotels for $100/night on average. We limit our daily spending to about $100/day. This means a trip to Europe will cost you around:

  • 7 Days – $1,700 – $1,800
  • 14 days – $3,100 – $3,200
  • 21 Days – $4,500 – $4,600

Listen to how we did it in the YouTube Video below:

Europe is exciting and it is more fun when you saved $1,000 on airfare over the person next to you on the plane or got the same room in the same hotel for $125/night instead of $400/night. Budgets are easy and this video will give you ideas on how to save money and get started.

In the near future we will be offering a service to help plan your trip for you. If you are interested drop me an email at: georgefebish@yahoo.comtoday.

Covered in this video:

  • Airfares (on major carriers)
  • Hotels in both small and large hotel chains
  • Sightseeing
  • Meals
  • Tricks to enjoy a fantastic vacation for much less money

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My BLOGs & VLOGs:

Scott’s Cheap Airfares: https://youtu.be/rLo4VJzaSFY

Scott’s Website: https://scottscheapflights.com

How to get a wonderful cheap breakfast in Italy: https://youtu.be/A-MoV4fEQ9o

Spain & Italy: https://youtu.be/oWljnUNo7CI

My Order of Seeing Italy Cities: https://youtu.be/GdHryl4b0FM

Venice Italy: https://youtu.be/mxVFoO0nVtU

Rome Italy: https://youtu.be/GOtXr5KXZ08

Florence Italy: https://youtu.be/MkgpBamYAho

Naples Italy: https://youtu.be/ey9jJHUQl50

Capri: https://youtu.be/hntIE8olfHw

Amalfi Coast Italy: https://youtu.be/G_FQOK_qhHY

Beaches of Southern Italy: https://youtu.be/yiKblgybw0w

Campania: https://youtu.be/zEhV1KMeyhY

Grotta Palazzese (Cave Restaurant in Puglia): https://youtu.be/RwOTSFbiJ0U

Tuscany: https://youtu.be/luTkqYrqsvs

Umbria: https://youtu.be/SDXfNlxiVP0

Puglia: https://youtu.be/rMUunXHFdBc

Italian Trains: https://youtu.be/e0lo5W9l_Vg

Differences between Italy and the USA: https://youtu.be/BQ7yWOS9U60

Frankfurt Germany: https://youtu.be/cVQsOYjVemY

Viking Overnight Cruise Stockholm to Helsinki: https://youtu.be/Wrt7WWoQhcY

Scenic Railway Oslo to Bergen: https://youtu.be/iV2vu1MrK2Y

Scandinavia: https://youtu.be/0HGtkSazeJY

 

AND SO MANY MORE PLACES ON MY YOUTUBE PAGE!

Find out more about me at:

YouTube Vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqTUxWm4R2tVj-4Sofvia8g?view_as=subscriber

BLOG: https://www.travelblogitaly.com

FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/951569118263800/

INSTAGRAM: georgefebish

EMAIL: georgefebish@yahoo.com

– George

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Frankfurt Germany

Frankfurt is the center of the European Bank for Euros. It is a large modern city with an old wonderful center (Romeberg). The Main River flows through Frankfurt. It has wonderful pedestrian bridges over it. On the other side of the Main is where all the museums are located. They are all together so you can easily chose which you want to see and visit them.

The best way to see Frankfurt and get around is the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus & boat. Frankfurt is a very walkable city as well. It is an easy walk to everywhere. From the airport, take the ICE train (23 minutes) to the Central Train Station. We stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel while in Frankfurt and at the Steigenberg Airport Hotel 3 weeks later on our way home.

Things to see:

  • Main River
  • Palm Garden (Botanical Gardens)
  • Hop-On-Hop-Off bus & Boat
  • Central Train Station
  • Farmers Market
  • Galleria shopping mall
  • Old Opera House
  • Romeberg (old section)
  • Goethe Museum
  • Iron pedestrian bridge over Main River
  • Saint Bartholomew’s Church

Come walk with us through Frankfurt Germany:

– George

Categories: Banking, BLOG, Church, Euro, Europe, Food, Frankfurt, Gallery, Gelato, General Travel, Germany, Hop on Hop off Bus, Intercontinental Hotel, Museums, Shopping, Steigenberger Hotel, Trains, Traveling without a tour, VLOG, Walking, Wine, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Copenhagen Denmark

Scandinavia Trip 2019 – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Who is George Febish?

I am a world citizen that travels to Europe, especially Italy, often. I am a dreamer and love discovering new small towns in Europe. I am passionate about Europe and want to share my passion with everyone who has been there or is dreaming about it.

 

Sit back and enjoy as I take you to some big cities and some small ones in Europe. I hope my passion gets passed along to you.

 

This VLOG:

Title: Copenhagen

Country: Denmark

 

We flew from Helsinki Finland to Copenhagen Denmark in April of 2019. Copenhagen is a wonderful and fun city to visit. It is a city of bicycles and people. The people are very friendly unless you step into their bike lanes. The best way to see this city is the Hop-On-Hop-Off Busses and Boats. We take them around to see everything first then go back and get off at stops we want to visit. There are two lines available. We took the Stromma line. They had a special that gave us two days for the price of one. The busses and boat available on Stromma are:

 

  • Red Mermaid Tour (Bus)
  • Purple Christiania Tour (Bus)
  • Green Carlsberg Tour (Bus)
  • Blue Boat Tour (Boat)

 

A great place to visit and have lunch is the Reffen – Street Food market. It is a group of shipping containers that are food stalls, beer & wine stalls, gelato stalls, etc. There are picnic tables everywhere to sit and enjoy your lunch outdoors. Some stalls give free samples. The food is not expensive considering this is Denmark.

Things to see:

 

  • Christiania (Little Amsterdam)
  • Queens Palace
  • Little Mermain
  • Reffen (see Hop on Hop off above
  • Kissing Bridge
  • Canal Boat Ride (See Hop-on-Hop-off above)
  • Carlsberg Brewery (was closed being remodeled when we were there)
  • Malmo Sweden (acroos a bridge – you can take train)
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Rosenborg castle (across from Botanical Gardens)
  • Tivoli Gardens (amusement Park)
  • Central Train Station with its clock

 

My BLOGs & VLOGs:

 

Coming Soon– Frankfurt Germany, Intercontinental Hotel Frankfurt,  Steigenberger Airport hotel VLOGs

 

Viking Overnight Cruise Stockholm to Helsinki: https://youtu.be/Wrt7WWoQhcY

 

Stockholm: https://youtu.be/svYbwSWm3hs

 

Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel in Finland: https://youtu.be/dnp-BkF0Fi8

 

Bergen: https://youtu.be/xgWhsRaw-DY

 

Zander K Hotel Bergen: https://youtu.be/dxOW2gOFoUE

 

Scenic Railway Oslo to Bergen: https://youtu.be/iV2vu1MrK2Y

 

Oslo: https://youtu.be/Qdt7yo1CDzQ

 

Hotel Verdandi Oslo: https://youtu.be/sWv8TKL8Q6E

 

Scandinavia: https://youtu.be/0HGtkSazeJY

 

Ibsens Hotel Copenhagen Denmark: https://youtu.be/M32Y6dR86Ow

 

 

How I Plan a Trip to Europe: https://youtu.be/M8BIGIGTJMY

 

Scott’s Cheap Airfares: https://youtu.be/rLo4VJzaSFY

 

Cheap Hotels: https://youtu.be/kKFOvXCqnAE

 

Find out more about me at:

YouTube Vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqTUxWm4R2tVj-4Sofvia8g?view_as=subscriber

 

BLOG: https://www.travelblogitaly.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/951569118263800/

 

INSTAGRAM: georgefebish

 

EMAIL: georgefebish@yahoo.com

 

-George

 

Categories: BLOG, Boats, cars, Cash, Church, Copenhagen, Denmark, Eating, Europe, Food, Gelato, General Travel, helsinki, Hop on Hop off Bus, Scandinavia, sea, Tivoli, Trains, VLOG, Walking, Water, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Italian Drinking Fountains – A User Guide

The water in Italy in usually safe and delicious. There are water fountains everywhere. They can be used to drink water or fill a water bottle. This video is short and shows how simple it is to use these fountains.

– George

Categories: Italian, Italian Facts, Italy, Italy Tips, Traveling without a tour, VLOG, Water, Water Fountains, YouTube | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments

Helsinki Finland

Scandinavia Trip 2019 – Helsinki, Finland


Who is George Febish?

I am a world citizen that travels to Europe, especially Italy, often. I am a dreamer and love discovering new small towns in Europe. I am passionate about Europe and want to share my passion with everyone who has been there or is dreaming about it.

Sit back and enjoy as I take you to some big cities and some small ones in Europe. I hope my passion gets passed along to you.


This VLOG:

Title: Helsinki
Country: Finland

Helsinki was far more wonderful than we thought it would be. It has wonderful architecture. It has great people, food and places to see. We took the Viking overnight cruise (See VLOG on this below) from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland. We stayed at the Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel (see VLOG below).

Things to see:

• Viking Ship Museum
• Ouspenski Cathedral
• Harbor Square Market
• City tour – Tram #3 which becomes #2 then switch back to #3
• Sumenlina Island & Castle
• Central Train Stain to Airport

My BLOGs & VLOGs:

Coming Soon –Copenhagen, Frankfurt Germany, Intercontinental Hotel Frankfurt, Steigenberger Airport hotel VLOGs

Current VLOGs on Scandinavia:

Viking Overnight Cruise Stockholm to Helsinki: https://youtu.be/Wrt7WWoQhcY

Stockholm: https://youtu.be/svYbwSWm3hs

Hellsten Helsinki Senate Hotel in Finland: https://youtu.be/dnp-BkF0Fi8

Bergen: https://youtu.be/xgWhsRaw-DY

Zander K Hotel Bergen: https://youtu.be/dxOW2gOFoUE

Scenic Railway Oslo to Bergen: https://youtu.be/iV2vu1MrK2Y

Oslo: https://youtu.be/Qdt7yo1CDzQ

Hotel Verdandi Oslo: https://youtu.be/sWv8TKL8Q6E

Scandinavia: https://youtu.be/0HGtkSazeJY

Ibsens Hotel Copenhagen Denmark: https://youtu.be/M32Y6dR86Ow

How I Plan a Trip to Europe: https://youtu.be/M8BIGIGTJMY

Scott’s Cheap Airfares: https://youtu.be/rLo4VJzaSFY

Cheap Hotels: https://youtu.be/kKFOvXCqnAE


Find out more about me at:

YouTube Vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqTUxWm4R2tVj-4Sofvia8g?view_as=subscriber

BLOG: https://www.travelblogitaly.com

FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/951569118263800/

INSTAGRAM: georgefebish

EMAIL: georgefebish@yahoo.com


Camera & Computer Equipment Used

iPhone XS Max Running IOS 12
Mac Book Pro running Mojave 10.14
iMovie Video Editing Software 10.1.9

Thank you for watching! Please make sure to LIKE and SHARE my video and please SUBSCRIBE to my channel to get my new VLOGs on Italy.

Thank You,
George Febish

Disclaimer: All the Photos & Videos in this VLOG were taken by myself.

Come walk around Helsinki With us:

– George

Categories: BLOG, Church, Europe, Finland, Fish, Food, General Travel, Hellsten Helsinki Senate, helsinki, Hotels, Romance, Towns, Trains, trams, Viking, VLOG, Walking, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Viking Line Overnight Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki

Title: Viking Line Overnight Cruise Stockholm Sweden to Helsinki Finland
Country: Sweden & Finland

The best and most enjoyable way to travel from Stockholm Sweden to Helsinki Finland is on the Viking Line overnight Cruise. We sailed on the MS Gabriella. The ship is large with entertainment, gambling, fashion shows, restaurants and games. We upgraded our room and got the breakfast buffet included. We also pre bought our dinner in the main buffet room.

Both dinner and breakfast had a wide variety of food to choose from. The dinner included alcoholic beverages as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks. The travel was overnight and very smooth. In the morning we docked in Helsinki.

Come ride with us on this wonderful cruise:

– George

Categories: Cruises, Eating, Europe, Finland, Food, Gabriella, General Travel, helsinki, MS Gabriella, Stockholm, Sweden, Towns, Viking, VLOG, Wine, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm is a wonderful Scandinavian city in Sweden. It is located on the eastern side of Sweden on the Baltic Sea. It is a big seaport city. Getting to and from the Stockholm Airport is easy and can be inexpensive. The Arlanda Express Train leaves from under the arrivals terminal and costs about $32. We took an express bus from the airport to the Central Train Statin for a fraction of that cost.

We stayed at the Scandic Upplandsgatan Hotel a short walk from the train Station. We ate a meal at the Polpette Italian Restaurant on the pedestrian walkway (Drottninggatan) near the Central Train Station.  Things to see in Stockholm are:

  • Old Town and Palace on Gamla Stan Island
  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Red Bus Tour
  • Kungstradgarten Shopping street
  • Stureplan Trendy bars and cafes
  • Vasa Museum with Viking ships

Come walk around Stockholm with us in this YouTube video:

– George

Categories: Airplanes, Bars, Cafè, Church, Eating, Europe, Food, General Travel, Hop on Hop off Bus, Scandinavia, snow, Stockholm, Sweden, Trains, Viking, Walking, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scenic Railway Oslo to Bergen Norway

We recently took the Oslo to Bergen Norway scenic railway. Some say it is one of the most scenic rail systems in the world. We started in Oslo Norway. The train went through Oslo suburbs and started it journey into the countryside. As it climbed the foothills, there was snow everywhere. After a while we were among beautiful lakes on both sides of the train. Then we ascended above the tree line and into a deep snow and mountain peak world. It was a wilderness but so peaceful. We chose Comfort+ Class, which gave us bigger and more comfortable seats for the journey and free coffee or tea.

Come ride the train with us in this YouTube video:

– George

Categories: Bergen, Coffee, Comfort+ Class, Europe, General Travel, Norway, Oslo, Oslo to Bergen Scenic Railway, snow, Snow, Tea, Trains, VLOG, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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