Switzerland still has its own currency, the Swiss Franc, which is more valuable than the Euro, US Dollar or the British Pound. Switzerland’s main industries are both banking and tourism. Because of its banks, Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world.
Entry Requirements for Switzerland
For entry into Switzerland, depending on your country of origin, you may or may not need a visa to enter Switzerland. Citizens of EU member countries as well as the United States and Canada do not need a visa to enter Switzerland.
The only requirement the above mention citizens need is to have a valid passport that is valid up to three months after the end of your intended stay in the country. If you are from the United States, Canada or any of the EU member nations, you can stay in Switzerland for up to three months without a visa.
If you are a citizen of another country, but are a legal resident of the United States and hold a US Green Card, you are also not required to have a visa to enter Switzerland. You will need to follow the same requirements as those of a US citizen.
If your country of origin is not the United States, Canada, or the EU member states, check with your local Swiss consulate or embassy to find out about visa requirements for your country.
Thassos lies around 12 kilometres from the northern mainland of Greece and is a popular
vacation destination for the residents from mainland Greece. It is however, not so popular that it
becomes overrun during the high season like some of the more famous Greek Islands like Corfu
The feeling of serenity and solitude is never far away and it is definitely a
place for those who want to relax and get away from the stress of everyday life.
The scenery of the Island may not be dramatic but it is a very beautiful island, though the
old nickname of ‘the Emerald isle’ is sadly now not exactly true as common forest fires have
taken away a lot of the greenery. But don’t let this put you off this wonderful destination,
as it has more than enough to keep visitors coming back with gorgeous sandy beaches and
fascinating Hellenistic ruins.
The capital of the Island is Thassos Town which is on the northeast coast and is the main
port for the Island. It was built on top of the ruins of the ancient City of Thassos, which
at the height of its glory commanded lucrative trade links with as far away empires as that
of Egypt and Persia. The ruins of this ancient City is scattered around the modern
settlement and it is easy to spend a few hours strolling around gazing at these glimpses
into a glorious past. If you would like to see more into the islands past history the
Archaeological Museum has many exhibits and is well worth a few hours even if it is just to
get away from the sun!
Rome in Italy is both known to have two sides of the coin as its facade because the city has both American and European cultures. Rome is considered to be one of the best and famous historical cities known around the globe. Amongst its neighbors, it is also one of the most unique in all of Europe. Rome cannot be visited and toured all in one day because it has so much to offer for the holidaymaker.
Rome’s main attraction is the Coliseum, but one of the most overlooked parts of the trip is trying to survive each time you cross the road. Cars and small motorcycle will never stop for you; you will just have to know proper timing and technique while crossing the bricked streets of the city.
Coffee shops are one of the thriving businesses in Rome. This is due to their great brews that stay unique and fresh unlike those American, London, French and Seattle coffee chains that all taste the same. Always look for Roman coffee while in Rome.
Obvious travel itinerary for your Rome visit is the Coliseum, Pantheon, Vatican City and the national monument along with its ruins. Film is a thriving art in Rome, too. Many artists do filming here so expect a busy film crew anywhere in the streets. Also Opera houses and performances are very abundant everywhere, so be sure to purchase your tickets a day ahead to save yourself of the burdens of lining up for tickets.