The Best Western Harmony, Vienna

I recently stayed at this hotel, and was pleasantly surprised with the services and activities it offered. My first impressions were good just walking into the lobby, and after checking out the room, I knew that I was going to have a great stay. The room itself was bright and interesting. As soon as you walk in the room comes to life using technology I’ve never seen in a hotel. The windows open themselves and the lights automatically turn on, as well as several other things. Although there was no swimming pool, there was a lot to do near the hotel. It was very close to a public transit system and several touristy spots, such as a park and a famous church, were right nearby. As an added bonus everyday from 3:00 to 6:00 the hotel offers free tea and cake, alongside the free breakfast offered in the mornings. Overall this is a great place to stay for anyone visiting Vienna.

The Wenceslas Square Hotel, Prague

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The Wenceslas Square Hotel is a fairly small hotel located just off Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic. Its takes less than two minutes to get to Wenceslas Square from this little hotel. Getting my bags up to my room when I first checked into the hotel was a struggle. There are a lot of stairs to climb up, even after taking the elevator up to you floor. When I first got to my room on the 5th floor I was disappointed. The room looked like very little thought was put into the design. Also, the only window in the room was a skylight which can’t offer the views I was hoping for in a Prague hotel. It was not what we were expecting at all. We soon requested a room change, and since none were available that day, we had to stay the night in that room. Although are first night was unpleasant, things quickly changed when we were given a new room for the 2nd night. We got a room on the 3rd floor, which was a huge improvement to our 5th floor room. We had a great view of the nearby museum and the room was extremely bright and airy. Other than my first nights stay at this hotel, I had a good experience at this hotel. My 2nd room was very nice and it was located in a perfect location, with the added benefit of free breakfast at the hotel. If you’re planning on staying at this hotel in the spectacular city of Prague, I’d recommend requesting a room below the 5th floor as those are the nicest rooms.

That’s all for now, Ben

Duolingo.com

Duolingo.com is a language learning website that is free and easy to use. It’s a remarkably easy way to learn over 15 languages for FREE. It’s also a great resource to use before travelling to somewhere that speaks a language other than English. You can learn a significant amount of any language by using the website and it’s very quick. I’ve been using the website for quite some time now. The design of Duolingo is impressively well thought out and languages come in an easy to learn format. The only negative to the website is that it mostly only works on reading and writing. The listening and hearing aspect of language isn’t the main focus of duolingo but the company is trying to work on that. I’d use this website before travelling anywhere to become familiar with the native language before going.

That’s all for now, Ben

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is an art museum in Montreal (as you could probably tell by the name of the museum). The Museum exhibits a wide range of art including both modern art and traditional portrait style art. When I visited the museum I joined a tour with many others. The tour was very well done, anyone who enjoys art will find this museum interesting. Although I was sick when I visited, I had a nice experience and the tour guide was very friendly. The tour highlighted the changes in art throughout history and the difficulty some artists go through when they introduce another form of art. Overall I had fun at this museum and would return again to see some new exhibits or participate in another tour.

That’s all for now, Ben