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5 Great European Party Cities for Adventurous Souls

5 Great European Party Cities for Adventurous Souls

Have you been feeling adventurous lately? Well, if you’re up for parties, you should know that some people – like me for example – take partying quite seriously. Sure, it’s a lot of fun when things happen spontaneously and your friends and you all end up having a great time, with a great story to tell others. However, if you want to go to a real adventure, it will require some planning.

Fortunately, Europe is filled with hot partying spots and there’s a lot – and I do mean a lot – to choose from. But, if you decide to go with the flow and visit the first place you see, you might not like it at all. Besides, it’s not like traveling is cheap, so you need to do some research first. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the best party cities in Europe.

1. Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

    This notoriously wild city is definitely a place to start. Other than being environmentally friendly and having magnificent sightseeing spots, Amsterdam is widely known for its diversity when it comes to music. So, whether you’re a fan of jazz, electro or rock music, you’ll be able to find amazing events there. The great thing is that this city is ready to party every day of the week, so you can be positive you won’t get bored even for a second.

    Considering the fact that laws function a bit differently there, you need to be prepared. For starters, you shouldn’t take “candy” from strangers on the street – everything you could possibly want can be found in official shops. Naturally, you should know a thing or two about marijuana before you get there, because there are so many myths and false information on this subject.

    2. Berlin

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    Berlin

      People who say that New York is the city that never sleeps obviously never visited Berlin. These people simply don’t know what being tired feels like and their enthusiasm for clubbing will rub off on you the minute you get there.

      Berlin is the epicenter of the techno and house music scene, so get ready to visit the world’s best clubs and listen to some of the most talented DJs in the world. You should also know that December is the best time of the year to be there, but you definitely won’t regret visiting Berlin any other time of the year.

      3. Prague

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      Prague

        This beautiful city offers the full nightlife package. Prague has cave bars, rooftop clubs, beer houses and dive pubs, and each of them is amazingly designed. Probably the best thing about clubbing in Prague is that it’s not expensive. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not cheap, but it’s far less expensive than the previous two cities I mentioned. One other thing – people there are really pleasant and talkative, so you’ll be properly welcomed.

        4. Barcelona

        Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.
          Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

          If you’re searching for a party city that also offers great food, amazing sightseeing spots and diverse culture, you should look no further, especially if Berlin sounds too hardcore to you. In Barcelona, you’ll be able to enjoy themed nights, street performers and professional entertainers, so it’s eye candy everywhere you look, really.

          Staying in Barcelona is a true pleasure – you can rent a cozy apartment there, enjoy their sunny beaches and simply relax. They have many amazing spots that will enable you to recharge your batteries and unwind after a long party night, which makes it the perfect vacation spot.

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          5. Ibiza

          Ibiza

            I saved the best one for last. This island is all about the parties and not a single place on earth can provide better partying conditions than Ibiza, and this has been a standing fact for years now. There are music bars, boat parties and club events with elite DJs and performers, so you really can’t make a mistake if you decide to visit this island. It’s like the whole place is just one enormous club.

            You’ll be seduced by the magic of Ibiza right away, so don’t get all surprised if you wake up on a beach one morning and have no recollection of how you got there. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

            With this list we have just scratched the surface. There are so many amazing party spots that will feel like home – better, in fact – for all adventurous souls out there.

            One last piece of advice – you should check all the prices before you pick a destination, so that you’ll know what to expect. Partying isn’t cheap or easy, so you need to be smart and prepare well.

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            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

            Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

            Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

            1. Exercise Daily

            It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

            If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

            Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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            If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

            2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

            Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

            One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

            This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

            3. Acknowledge Your Limits

            Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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            Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

            Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

            4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

            Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

            The basic nutritional advice includes:

            • Eat unprocessed foods
            • Eat more veggies
            • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
            • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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            Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

              5. Watch Out for Travel

              Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

              This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

              If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

              6. Start Slow

              Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

              If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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              7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

              Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

              My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

              If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

              I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

              Final Thoughts

              Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

              Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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