It should be noted that the UK is the only European country with the largest number of stories about ghosts. And it is logical to assume that most of the ghosts of England lives in the country’s largest city – London. Although smaller cities also have something to boast about.
Langham Hotel built in 1865 and located in London, obviously, the most famous hotel of the capital in which they live ghosts. Guests often see ghosts, but the most famous is the Ghost of room 333. According to guests, this room, they see a gray-haired gentleman, dressed in the outfit of the Edwardian. Who is this gentleman and what he can’t find peace, no one knows.
Holt Hotel was founded in 1475 in Oxfordshire and was a coaching Inn with six rooms. Now it has 86 comfortable rooms for guests. According to a story in 1754 at the hotel were killed by the owner and his wife. Blame in the murder of a Frenchman, and I see guests in the hotel rooms. Continue reading
In ancient times the inhabitants of the Kingdom Austria-Hungary decided to find out what dish is the main treasure of the national cuisine. This was a list of dishes-candidates, which included: the Wiener schnitzel, Apple strudel and Hungarian goulash. But once the list was compiled, a scandal erupted. It turned out that the drafters forgot about the main culinary miracle of his country – the Sacher cake. But the name of Franz Sacher inscribed in the culinary history of Austria-Hungary in large chocolate letters…
It all started with a cake…
The first is the magical delicacy tasted the famous Chancellor, who was called the “coachman of Europe”, most mighty Prince von Metternich.
Rather, tell me the name of this magician-chef, ispackage this masterpiece! – exclaimed the politician.
Is Sacher, replied the courtiers. Continue reading
If the word “Ritz” makes you strong Association with high-society weddings, a wealthy American couples in the dreary woolen suits, British old men in trench coats and hats and pretentious celebrities, then you probably never stayed at the Ritz Madrid hotel advertising
O n one of the three existing in the world “old Ritzi” — legendary hotels, founded in the late XIX early XX centuries in Paris, London, and then Madrid by Cesar Ritz, the famous hotel Mogul, nicknamed “the hotelier of kings.”
The hotel was founded in 1910 under the personal order of the Spanish king Alfonso XIII: the monarch, who had to attend by the time the Paris and London luxury hotels Ritz, was horrified to find that the capital of his own Kingdom, can not boast of anything similar. So the Spanish metropolis got your “Ritz”. However, from the beginning his fate was slightly different from the Paris and London namesakes. But more on that later. Continue reading