Public transport in Paris, France

Paris, the most visited city in the world with 45 million tourists a year and one of the easiest to navigate public transportation.
There are 14 subway lines + RER (regional express network) + buses.

Tips

If you kept green or yellow tickets from an earlier trip, they are still valid. Metro tickets are good for 2 hours as you do not go out of the network and whether you should continue by bus, you will need another ticket.

The Noctilien: If the subway is already closed because you missed the last one, do not worry, there is this bus for those who like to walk in the Parisian night; from 0:30 to 5:30.

The Balabus: special line that gives you the opportunity to know the city from east to west. From Gare de Lyon to the Grande Arche de la Defense. Runs from April to September only. The cost is 1 to 3 metro tickets depending on the distance traveled. You will pass the Bastille, the island St. Louis, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, etc.

The RER rail network that covers a large portion of the island-of-France. If your RER station is connected to the metro, the same ticket will be valid.

Cozia Monastery, Romania

Cozia Monastery was built by the Prince Mircea cel Bătrân in 1388 in the Valley of Olt and is the place for his grave and one of the most remarkable monuments of medieval national art in Romania. The building has had several modifications; they added a porch, a chapel, a new fountain and a guard tower in addition to its original architecture in the brancovien style. The monastery is covered with frescoes which were made between 1390 and 1931. It’s the only monastery in Byzantine style throughout Romania. There are other primitive Byzantine remains in the decorations murals facets with original stone rosettes and frames. There are also two Byzantine cupolas that reflect on the Olt River.

Tips

In the monastery museum you can see old manuscripts, embroideries and objects of worship.
Inside the church, you can see the representation of Mircea cel Bătrân and his son (near the entrance).

Galerías Pacífico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Galerías Pacífico is one of the largest and most traditional shopping centers in Buenos Aires. This is the most frequented by tourists, the shopping center is home to the prestigious international brands, has a major restoration and the prestigious Borges Cultural Centre is located in an area of the building. It occupies an entire block and the streets surrounding it are Florida, Córdoba, San Martin and Viamonte. The building was built in 1881 as a commercial place to a shop by departments ‘Au bon Marché’, at this time, one of the most important in the Argentinian capital, it welcomed since 1896 the Museum of fine arts, today located in another place. In the year 1908 a part of the building was sold to the Buenos Aires Pacific Railway, from whom it took its current name. The emblem of the Galerías Pacífico was established in 1945 and at the same time they built the magnificent Dome with murals of the prestigious masters, Antonio Berni, Lino Spilimbergo, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Demetrio Urruchúa, and Manuel Colmeiro, being this last one the only foreigner one. In 1989 the building was declared a National Historic Monument and it was completely renovated and transformed in a luxury Mall. The project was made by the architect Juan Carlos López. At this time, four murals of Argentinian artists have been incorporated: Roux, Alongo and Josefina Robirosa. Its beautiful architecture and works that contains make that tourists consider it one of the most beautiful malls in the world.

Tips

Do not forget your camera when you visit this mall because you will regret it deeply. It is one of the few commercial places where buy remains the second option before such artistic beauty.
You can take advantage of the visit to several things that also have nothing to do with shopping. This shopping centre has a concert hall and an exhibition room, then go to the information centre for more information on what is happening at the time of your visit especially if you like tango because tango shows are very demanded by tourists.
You will also find ATMs if you need to withdraw money from your bank account even as places to make international calls or Internet connection.
If you do not already know the “alfajores” (Argentinian typical pastry), take your time and enjoy one with a good coffee, at the cafe called “Havanna” (also one of the trademarks of the alfajores) which, according to the majority, are the best.