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    Cost of public transport in Dubai. How to travel on a budget.
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    Cost of public transport in Dubai. How to travel on a budget.

    January 25, 2020


    hi guys you’re watching oksy vlogs and if
    this is your first time here and you would like to know more information
    about life in Dubai don’t forget to hit subscribe button and the bell icon so
    you won’t miss anything today I’m gonna provide you with the
    main information about the public transportation in Dubai there are several transportation options
    that include the Dubai metro Dubai tram bus and water bus let’s start with Dubai
    Metro it is fully automated driverless railway system the Metro rides above
    ground providing the great view overlooking the city when you travel so
    it’s quite an interesting experience especially for the tourists you can
    purchase the ticket at any metro station and one-way ticket will cost you around
    five dirhams or you can buy a day pass for twenty dirhams the tickets
    are in the form of a Nol card which can also be used to pay for a tram and bus
    Dubai transportation system is divided into seven zones the price paid for a
    journey depends on the number of zones crossed during the trip another
    option is to use the by tram especially if you are planning to stay in Dubai
    Marina it runs from Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach
    Residences in 42 minutes as I mentioned you can use the same Nol card as for the
    metro the tram provides access to destinations
    such as Palm Jumeirah Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers if you want to
    visit Palm Jumeirah you should try the Palm Monorail you can buy tickets and
    the stations you cannot use your Nol card and you can buy tickets only with
    cash it’s little expensive but it gives you the aerial view of the Palm and it
    takes you to the top from the palm and back so it runs from the trunk of the
    palm to the iconic Atlantis the Palm hotel the single trip will cost you 20
    dirhams and the round trip 30 another way to travel around Dubai is
    to take the city bus it’s a great budget option and you can use the Nol card to
    pay for your ride and the bus stops are air-conditioned to keep you cool when
    it’s hot outside and the last option which is more for tourists is to use the
    Dubai ferry it currently runs from five terminals seven days a week and the
    trip runs for approximately one hour it’s a comfortable and quite affordable
    way to see the city from the water I will leave the link with the schedule and
    prices in the description below and one more transportation option which is not
    a part of the public transportation but you should consider it is to rent a car
    the business of renting in the car in Dubai has become a big industry in
    recent years so you can rent a car in Dubai easily but before renting a car
    in Dubai it is very important to know the general UAE driving rules and
    regulations if you are a tourist you need an international driver’s license
    passport credit card and third party insurance and the age limit for drivers
    is minimum 25 years but if you live in Dubai you need to have a UAE driving
    license unless you have a driving license from reputed countries just to
    give you an idea of prices one of the cheapest options is to rent a Chevrolet
    Spark 2015 it will cost you one thousand two hundred there
    per month or if you want to rent a more luxurious car you can rent for example
    Ford Mustang convertible 2014 it will cost you 6000 dirhams per month
    or 400 dirhams per day so guys I tried to give you an overview of the public
    transportation system in Dubai if you find this information useful please
    don’t forget to hit the like under this video and leave your feedback in the
    comments below and if you have any questions let me know thank you for
    watching and I will see you very soon bye bye

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    Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna / Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway

    January 24, 2020


    We look at the route of one of the newest railway line in Poland, opened in late August 2015. The new line is located in Gdansk, but the connection with the existing line enabled the launch of both agglomeration and regional trains. In this episode we will go from Gdynia to Gdansk, but in a bit different way than we would usually do it. In the meantime between execution of shots and material montage, new line had already splashed the first durability test committed by nature and it splashed it literally. During the over dozen hours long, July heavy rain fallen about 160 liters of water per square meter, which is the two-month rainfall average, causing subsidence of the top layer of rail embankments. It was necessary to suspend traffic on sections of railway lines in Gdansk and Gdynia. Organizationally, the matter failed even more, by providing a substitute bus transport only for regional relations, without stopping on middle stations in the areas of both cities and without the provision of substitute buses in agglomeration relations. On July 19, which is 5 days after the downpour, traffic still wasn’t restored on the entire route of the line. However, the situation will return to normal, so let’s find out a little bit more about the same railway line. The Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (polish shortcut ‘PKM’) is an entirely new 18.5-kilometer-long railway line, located in the western part of Gdańsk, leading from Wrzeszcz and linking with adapted to PKM traffic existing line from Gdynia to Kościerzyna and Kartuzy. The new line was not immediately electrified, the consequence of which is to carry traffic by the operator using combustion trainsets. Electrification, however, is in plans and together with the regional sections will cover 100 km of railway lines in the region and the planned date of its completion is determined at the end of 2020. PKM line is operated by SKM company, it’s of course the operator of running trains and provider of a personnel. For this purpose, a total of 10 combustion units were bought: seven tri-segments-long with a capacity of 350 passengers and three two-segments-long with capacity of 250 people. All vehicles were supplied by PESA Bydgoszcz. Those units have similar facilities as new SKM Impuls trains (seen in previous video), though in PESA sets within the interior there are additional steps to overcome by passengers. New units cost a total of 26 million euros (114 mln PLN). On the route from Gdynia to Kościerzyna we can also run across combustion Newag trains from 2010, in total number of 3. The route lies on highly undulating area of the Kashubian Lake Region, which resulted in amazing views through the windows. There is a lot of undeveloped area, but currently are being built new housing developments along the railway line. On the route there is quite a lot of engineering objects, road and rail overpasses, footbridges, culverts and underpasses. In total there are 41 objects. The new line allows trains to ride with a maximum speed of 120 km/h, although there is a lot of sections where trains go slowly. The route is equipped, however, with the European Train Control System ETCS of level two. The system may provide time space between running trains less than even 2.5 minutes or a maximum speed up to 300 km/h, so neither first nor second will be used on PKM line. Telecommunication allowing traffic control in this system base on a special rail GSM-R network. New railway line received number 248, on its route there is 8 stops. They have installed passenger information system with displays and voice communication about departing trains. It is unfortunate, that not all the stops are equipped with ticket vending machines, which are located on 5 of them. PKM stops are also interchanges with other modes of transport in Gdansk. Most impressive is Brętowo interchange, where passengers of trams can interchange door-to-door to the PKM train. It is also the initial and final stop of the tram line no. 10. In the first stage of the project assumed construction of a new line on the route from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Rebiechowo and adaptation of the railway line no. 201, without the construction of new stops in Gdynia. The concept of PKM assumed, however, construction of an additional two stops in that city: Karwiny and Stadium – in the second stage of PKM construction. Currently, the issue of their construction is still in tender phase and both stops are going to be opened in the second half of 2017. One of the most important PKM stops is one located at the Airport. It generates quite busy traffic. In the scale of month the Airport performs from two 2600 to almost 4200 flight operations. In 2015, the airport handled 3.7 million passengers, which gives some potential passengers for railway. Especially since the stop is very close, a few dozen meters from the entrance to the airport terminal. The biggest controversy is timetable on a new line. Currently, there are 3 main connections: from Gdynia to Gdansk, Gdynia to Koscierzyna and from Gdansk to Kartuzy. 27 departures a day are on route between Gdansk Wrzeszcz and Gdynia Main Station, although there are additional trains on short section to Gdansk Osowa. As a result, satisfactory offer is available at the section between Gdansk Rebiechowo and Gdansk Wrzeszcz, with an average of fifteen minute departures interval. On other sections of route you can wait for a train even more than hour. Passengers also pay particular attention to end station of most trains in Wrzeszcz, where they must change to SKM train for 7 minutes ride to Gdansk Main Station. There are planned another timetable changes. The element, we should definitely check is the travel time between Gdynia and Gdansk. 36 kilometers-long route we ride in average of 48 minutes, which gives the operating speed of 45 km/h. It’s a very good result for journeys within the agglomeration, although the route doesn’t go in a straight line. Before traffic suspension after July downpour, on the line occurred sporadically cancellations of departures, because in terms of timetable there were used virtually all available vehicles. The number of canceled departures in the whole scale was quite small, because it was 0.3%, but the voices of rail failure were seen especially in the media. Last time, successively from month to month, the number of passengers was increasing, summing up three routes within PKM project. In June this year, the monthly number of passengers was 218.000. In scale of the year it would give more than 2.5 million passengers, so in scale of total number of passengers handled by SKM, would give about 6 percent. Further increase the number of passengers is expected, as well as launching a direct connection between Koscierzyna and Gdansk Wrzeszcz. We finished railway part of mini-series from Tri-City, and in case of its continuation we will ride by a tram in Gdansk and by a trolleybus in Gdynia and Sopot. By the way, there are waiting for us a few extra attractions. Talk to you soon! So here I wanted to tell you something clever about PKM, but the fool forgot to turn on the microphone.

    First Impressions of Osaka, Japan
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    First Impressions of Osaka, Japan

    January 24, 2020


    I flew into Osaka Airport from Kuala
    Lumpur, before that it was Manila so it was two flights and I got lucky enough
    to get this stunning view of Osaka from the air, now look at how built up it is
    Osaka is the second maybe third biggest city by population in Japan about three
    million people live here Japan’s funny because it’s a it’s
    obviously a very populated country a 130m people live in Japan
    but there are so many cities that they’re so spread amongst the the
    several islands the thousands not hundreds but thousands and the
    population is spread throughout this country very densely along the coastal
    regions because those are the only areas which are inhabitable a lot of Japan is
    mountainous it’s very difficult to build cities and build settlements there so
    lots of people live along the limited flat coastal regions now despite Japan being a very populated place with like I say
    well over 100 million people it doesn’t feel crowded when you’re
    there so you don’t feel like a sardine packed into a can you feel like every
    train station, subway, airport, building they’re all built and designed for large
    populations of people so you don’t get this kind of overcrowded feeling at
    least I didn’t do my time in Osaka it’s it’s quite unique because when you’re in
    London and some of those cities like it’s really quite common just to feel
    like you’re being packed in like it’s overcrowded like you’re queueing for
    ages to get through ticket barriers you’re waiting for I don’t know ten
    minutes to even top up your oyster card and then another ten minutes to just get
    on the platform and and you don’t really feel like that in Osaka so much now that
    might be to do with the fact that Japan’s population is actually on the
    decline we all know that Japan hasn’t exactly embraced globalisation or
    globalism like most other countries have so they haven’t had many
    new people move to the country the birth rates very low so the population is
    declining I mean maybe maybe 20 years ago it was much much much busier and
    it’s just a fact that there’s a decline in population which makes it feel less
    crowded but nonetheless I thought that was quite an interesting
    thing to observe. day one in Osaka Japan just on my bike correction on my sister’s bike
    just left her accommodation at a location undisclosed she works at
    Universal Studios Japan in Osaka I’m on the little known island of Osakako
    and I’m about to ride to the centre of town I was told that you should wait for
    the green man before you cross unlike in England where I just walk across
    whatever the colour I’m gonna abide by the rules here in Japan, respect the culture I’ve been riding along for about 20 minutes now and the first thing that
    struck me besides the general cold weather having come from a much hotter
    country the Philippines is how much or how cycle friendly how bike friendly
    these cities are everyone is on bikes lots of people cycling everyone is very
    respectful of the rules of the regulations people stop for red lights
    even if it’s totally clear and they just wait patiently for the light to change
    that’s not something you’d see in most countries that I’ve been to
    recently so yeah really friendly really clean, everybody’s Japanese you know like
    it’s very (homogenic?) I guess that’s the right word and yeah I’m loving it
    apart from the cold Japan does feel really really safe
    it feels very safe and let me just explain what I mean by that when you’re
    out and about like I was on my first day in Osaka ever I was out riding my bike I
    rode my bike about ten miles into the city and people are respectful to one
    another you can kind of sense in a city or at least I can at least I try and I
    try and keep my eyes open my ears open and I try and pick up the vibe and the
    sense that I got is that it’s very safe people respect each other and another
    thing which kind of confirmed this theory is that you see a lot of children
    out and about by themselves now I can’t speak for the whole world but certainly
    the UK like it’s very rare now to see kids out and about by themselves they’ve
    always got an adult with them they’re always supervised very rarely do you see
    like a child under the age of I don’t know 15 or something out unsupervised
    the world has changed in the last 20 years you know when I was very young
    like it was more common to see and certainly when like my parents
    generation were young back you know like the ’70s ’80s ’90s whatever you would
    see kids out and about by themself no big deal in Japan you still see kids
    just like running down the shop running errands for their parents and then
    like on a subway by themselves you’ll just see a kid on a train like
    traveling home from school by themself and I guess that to me was an
    indicator of a safe country because if you live in an unsafe country then it’s
    very unlikely that the parents would allow the children out like that and
    again just something else which I found kind of interesting so I was lucky enough to visit Osaka in
    April, Sakura season and I got to see all these beautiful cherry blossom trees
    and I’ll tell you what there’s no shortage of how many
    trees there are in Osaka in the city so can you tell me something about
    Osaka that I didn’t already know? ♪ tell me something girl ♪ um… are you a singer by any chance? ♪ how did you guess? ♪ Osaka is known for its amazing food and cuisine It’s like a foodie City, they do amazing little
    traditional Japanese Osaka dishes they’re beautifully placed along roads
    along footpaths along rivers and that brings me onto the landscaping and the
    actual kind of design and town planning city planning that seems to me to be
    quite unique to Japan, there are public parks everywhere, large open spaces I think
    they were funded when the government was spending a lot of money in the late 80s
    just before the big bubble popped and there was a huge crash in 1991 and the
    Japanese government invested so much money in these beautiful public areas
    open parks spaces for people just to hang out, spend time, ride their bikes, go
    and spend time with their families etc etc and you do see a lot of these parks
    all over the city even in the built-up areas you can be walking a couple of
    blocks and there’s a park a couple more blocks and another park Japan feels to me like a country which
    has kind of been frozen in time since maybe perhaps the mid 90s
    so when you go there it’s it’s kind of technologically advanced in in some ways
    like they have a… it’s very developed they have a great public transport
    system of course they have their famous bullet train everything runs very
    smoothly they’re pretty technologically advanced you know everyone’s got
    the latest smartphone etc that’s just an indication of a country which is
    wealthy but then you see things which are reminiscent of the 90s like the hand
    dryers in the toilets are either non-existent or they are like the really old
    kind of rubbishy ones which don’t actually dry your hands very well. When you go
    and pay for something on card the chip and pin machine is like it’s from 1996
    it looks like one of those ancient Casio calculators that you would have got back
    in the day there’s these little kind of indications and hints that Japan hasn’t
    really fully come up to speed with the Year 2019 which is funny because of
    course going back a few decades it would have been one of the most advanced
    countries if not the most advanced country in the world the Japanese people love their rules
    they’re very conformist they’re very conservative in how they behave so I
    understand from my few days in Osaka now an example of this is when crossing the
    road for the green man you will see Japanese people stood at the crossing
    waiting – waiting patiently for that green man to cross now there can be not a car
    in sight not one car not one bike not even one other person in sight but that
    person waiting to cross the road will if it’s the last thing they do they will
    wait until the man turns green they’re very very strict on their rules and they
    seem to like their rules another example when you go to a food market like this
    one you’ll see signs everywhere which request that people do not walk and eat
    so you’ll buy your food in a market in like the side street you will eat your
    food there in the designated eating area you will finish your food you’ll put
    your packaging in the bin and then you will continue to walk through the market
    we’re not talking about New York kind of grab a bagel grab a doughnut grab a
    coffee and then walk to work shoving it down your face no the the Japanese
    people like to sit in a civilized manner eat their food and they don’t like to
    walk and eat and that’s made very clear in these signs something which is I think quite uniquely Japanese is these plastic food
    dishes so if you’ve been to Japan you would have seen these everywhere it’s a
    great way of just showing the person who’s about to buy food what their food
    might look like so there’s no surprises when it comes out and it looks different.
    I think it’s great looks kind of weird and it’s quite colourful and quite kind of
    eye catching at first and I certainly found it very eye-catching which is
    why I took these videos but yeah lots of plastic food to give you an
    indication of the food that you’re going to eat that takes me onto food the
    Japanese food is is good the cuisine is excellent particularly in
    Osaka they have a very famous dish I hope I’m pronouncing it right
    takoyaki – takoyaki and it’s octopus balls they’re kind of baked or… are they baked
    or are they fried? They’re kind of like octopus dumplings so octopus meat kind
    of wrapped up in in like a wheat and dough ball with spices and all sorts of
    things and they cover them in sauce like mayonnaise or maybe green onions maybe
    cheese if you pay extra and go for the full works and they’re really really
    tasty you eat them and they go straight down in one… you don’t
    need to chew them… they’re just really nice comfort food those spring onions look great really hot It was delicious.
    At first they were a little bit hot then they cooled down and you
    basically swallow them whole they’re so delicious they go down so easy they are my favourite thing I’ve eaten yet what did you have on it? oh I had the works I had cheese, onion, mayonnaise, everything nice nice all in one, cheers now this is one for the comments and I would
    love if somebody from Japan could answer this but can somebody please explain this so I was walking down the street you
    know you’ve got a shop selling clothes a shop selling food and I could hear this
    noise and I approach these automatic doors the doors opened and the noise
    from inside just coins… now I don’t know whether Japan is particularly fond of
    gambling or slot machines but this is something I found really kind of *wow*
    like what is going on here so I just had to film it. This is something which I
    would not see in England I can tell you that for sure the Japanese people dress
    really well they dress very smartly they’re well into their fashion, very
    much into their fashion you see a lot of matching outfits matchy-matchy, couples
    dressing they’re not afraid to dress up in fancy dress there’s a whole other
    video which I’m going to make about my day in Universal Studios but just from
    these pictures here you can see that the Japanese people really like to take care
    and take pride in what they wear I have to say unlike me they really make an
    effort in in what they wear and how they dress and it yeah it’s it’s kind of nice
    to see that and it was interesting for me to see the fashion like you get four
    inch stilettos, you get platform shoes all sorts of like really funky outfits
    which I don’t maybe they’re unique to Japan maybe they’re unique to kind of
    the Far East maybe you might include Korea in that I don’t know much about
    Korea but the Japanese certainly do take pride in the way they look they
    dress very smart you got a lot of men in suits on subways and they certainly make
    me feel under dressed we have to talk about politeness the
    politeness of the Japanese people when you are served food, you’re served your
    dinner, you’re brought a cup of coffee there is no limit to how polite the server
    will be now they will smile with a big smile even in a 7-eleven you’re buying
    something and okay I know I’m judging Osaka in like my first few days
    here but this can’t be a coincidence that every single person has been
    incredibly polite and I think it is part of Japanese culture for example on the
    bus the other day I was looking out the window and I saw two not old ladies but
    maybe they were like sixties something like not really old but they were just
    kind of bowing to each other one would bow to the other and the other one bow
    to the other and I think they were basically saying their goodbyes but they
    were bowing and nodding and turning and walking and turning back and nodding and
    bowing and turning back and walking a bit further away and then turning each other
    again then bowing and nodding and they went on like this for what felt like
    minutes was probably maybe thirty seconds or something until they finally
    then like walked away from each other in the opposite directions they’re really
    polite and seemingly very warm people Japanese language I think is quite easy
    there’s no tones the pronunciation for an English speaker is very
    straightforward ‘konnichiwa’ is the traditional hello
    although you hear ‘ohayo gozaimas’ much more you can say ‘arigato’ you can say
    ‘arigatou gozaimas’ for thank you Japanese is definitely a worthwhile
    language to learn given that the English levels are relatively low you’re not
    going to start speaking Japanese to somebody in a shop and then have them
    respond back to you in fluent perfect English like you get in some countries
    so as a native English speaker Japanese is definitely a language which is worth
    your time worth your effort to learn to use and you will get ample opportunities
    to use the Japanese in Japan Dontonbori is like the center of Osaka
    it’s where the tourists go it’s the Time Square of Osaka, it’s like the Leicester
    Square, Piccadilly Circus, it’s where you get people coming who are visiting Osaka not
    just from over the world but of course from Japan as well so you got lots of
    tourists taking pictures it’s a really beautiful place exciting to be – bright
    lights, colourful shops and a cool place to hang out and get some takoyaki in this area there are also lots of second-hand shops I’ve never seen so
    many thrift shops in such a small area you can walk for 10, 15, 20 minutes around
    these shops you can go and like… we went in about 10 I think and that definitely
    wasn’t all of them – buying secondhand kind of designer fancy clothes is a big
    thing here it’s a really big thing which I think is quite cool you know recycle
    clothes – buy some, wear them and then send them on to the next person –
    makes sense right? I’ve made videos similar to this from Prague, Istanbul, Doha, Cairo and
    Manila, Philippines so if you’d like to check out any of those then you can on
    my channel ‘Arabic Mike’ this is my first time back in Japan in almost 10 years
    it’s my first time here in Osaka I really appreciate you sharing these
    first impressions with me I hope you found it interesting and I hope you’ll
    subscribe for more videos like this please do hit that like button and please
    leave a comment because I do read them hope see you again here soon
    thanks for watching!

    Amsterdam: impression and things to do
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    Amsterdam: impression and things to do

    January 24, 2020


    Welcome to IC Info Channel.
    In this video we will show you Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands. The video is divided in two parts. Part one shows you how Amstedam looks like. The second part will give you some information about the city. For example: information about interresting places and the public transport. So if you want to know how the Dutch capital looks like, or you are planning a trip to Amsterdam, this video is probably interresting for you. We start now with part one. Let’s watch and discover Amsterdam. [Just music, speech will continue at part 2] Welcome to the second part of this video. If you want to visit Amsterdam, you can reach Amsterdam by travelling by plane or international train. Amsterdam Schiphol airport is a major international
    airport which lies not far away from Amsterdam. It offers excellent transport connections
    including a railway station directly under the airport. For many passengers the train will be the
    cheapest and most convenient way of getting to Amsterdam city centre. And if you take the train to the Amsterdam Central Station, then you have a good starting point for exploring the city. Because the central station is close to the
    old centre of the Dutch capital. Exploring the city by foot is a good way discovering
    the city centre. You can join a guided walking tour or just
    use a map to explore the city yourself. If you want to walk to a point of interest,
    look for the special signs that point to several sites like squares, museums and parcs. You can also use these signs if you want to discover the city by bike. Exploring the city on a bike lets you see
    more in a day. There are a lot of shops in the city where
    you can rent a bike, so obtaining a bike should not be difficult. Be careful when you are walking or cycling
    in the city. People are often moving fast on their scooters
    and bikes. So always look around when crossing a street. Amsterdam has a lot of canals, so a canal
    cruise is an absolute must for every first-time visitor. Amsterdam’s fantastic architecture is best
    seen from a sightseeing boat on the canals. You can get on such a sightseeing boat on
    several places in the centre. For example, near the central station and
    also near the Rijksmuseum. There are also special hop on hop off boats
    in the Dutch capital. With these boats, you can hop on and off at any of the stops whenever you like. If you want to travel faster or travel a longer distance, you can use the public transport. This means that, wherever you are in the city, there are busses and trams that will take you to most places. In addition to trams and buses, the city of
    Amsterdam offers a subway service. In Holland it is called Metro. Moving around with it, is generally faster
    than travelling with trams and busses. If you want visit the northern part of the
    city, it is possible to use a free boat to cross the water. It is possible to step into several of these
    small ferries at the north site of the central station. If you want to travel by public transport,
    you can use a website or mobile app to plan your trip. Use 9292.nl or the app. And do not forget to choose for English as
    the display language if you do not understand the Dutch language. If you choose your way of moving around the
    old city centre, there is a lot to see. For example: around the Museum square there are several world class museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the Stedelijk museum. The Rijksmuseum is a fantastic place with great works of art. You could easily spend the whole day here because there is so much to see. The Rijksmuseum was built around the Night Watch. This is probably the most famous painting of Rembrandt. I would advise anyone to buy a ticket online before your arrival at Amsterdam to gain quick entry. Because there is so much to see, choose what you want to see using the map, that you can get at the entrance. Next to the Rijksmuseum there is the Van Gogh
    museum. There are a lot of famous paintings that where painted by Van Gogh. Near the Museum square there is also the Stedelijk museum. This museum is dedicated to modern art and design. On the banks of the Amstel river you can find the Hermitage Museum. The Hermitag e is dedicated to art. Another interesting place to visit is the
    Scheepvaart museum. This National Maritime Museum shows you, how the sea has shaped the Dutch culture. Next to the Scheepvaart museum there is a replica of an old Dutch vessel called Amsterdam. The Amsterdam is one of the most stunning pieces in the museum’s collection. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch
    set sail in ships like these to the Far East. The original ship sunk at 1749. You can also visit the Rembrandt House. This was once the home of the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn. If you are interested in ancient history,
    you can visit the archaeological museum. You can find the Allard Pearson museum between the Dam Square and the Amstel River. If you interested in history of the city,
    you can visit the Amsterdam museum. It is next to the Kalverstraat. You can enter this shopping street from the Dam Square. Located in the heart of the Dutch capital,
    the Royal Palace is not only one of the Dutch most famous historical buildings, it is the
    only palace in the country that is both in active use and available for the public to
    visit. Visitors are welcome to discover this historical place when th e Palace is not in use by the Royal Family. Another historical place you can visit is
    the Begijnhof. The Begijnhof is an enclosed courtyard dating from the early 14th century. The Begijnhof was originally built as a sanctuary for the Begijntjes, a Catholic sisterhood who lived like nuns. The Anne Frank House is a place, that brings you back to the second world war. Anne Frank was Jewish girl, who had to go into hiding during this period, to escape from the Nazis. In the secret annex at Prinsengracht, she
    wrote her world-famous diary. As you can see it can be pretty busy at the former house of Anne Frank. The Anne Frank House can only be visited with a ticket bought online for a specific time slot. This is the old church, or in Dutch: Oude
    Kerk. The Oude Kerk in Amsterdam’s Red Light District is the city’s oldest building. Not far from the Oude Kerk you can find these buildings. Can you imagine that one of the buildings
    does contain a church? Two buildings belong to the Our Lord in the Attic Museum. It is a uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. You can explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished rooms, and visit a real church. This church was built in the attic. If you do not want to visit a museum, but
    just want to go a place to relax and rest outside, you can visit the largest parc of
    the city. It is accessible to the public every day. And if you are near the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum then the Vondelpark is just a few minutes’ walk away. To the north of the centre, there is the Adam tower. You can have a nice view over the city if
    you visit the top of the building. Finally, I want to tell something about shopping in the city. There a lot of streets where you can shop. If you walk from Amsterdam Central Station and take Nieuwendijk Street and Kalverstraat, you have about 2.5 kilometers of shopping fun before you arrive at Muntplein (Munt square). Kalverstraat is a probably the most famous shopping street in the city. If you want to shop in a more charming neighbourhood, go for the Nine streets area. Or in Dutch: ‘de negen straatjes’. This area is a great place to visit. Of course, there is a lot more to tell about
    the city. If you want more information about Amsterdam, while you are already in the city, you can go to the ‘I Amsterdam Visitor Centre’
    at the station square. It is the official tourist office. Before you travel to Amsterdam, you can also visit the website of the tourist office. There you can, for example, order special
    arrangements that give you access to public transport and museums. I hope you enjoyed this video about the Amsterdam. Please hit the like button if you like this
    video. If you want you can also subscribe to this
    channel. Thank you for watching!

    JR Yamanote – Tokyo – 山手線 – 4K Ultra HD
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    JR Yamanote – Tokyo – 山手線 – 4K Ultra HD

    January 23, 2020


    We believe that Tokyo’s iconic Yamanote line does not need any any introduction. Still, if you are not familiar with it, let’s just say that the Yamanote is one of Tokyo’s most important train lines, circling the city and featuring 29 stations for a total length of 34.5km. First opened in 1885, the Yamanote started humbly and slowly, but surely, added stations to reach its current number. While this video may not be the most exciting we’ve ever made, it will give you the chance to experience what a full loop on the Yamanote line feels like. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

    Metro Red Line Walking Tour DTLA to Hollywood
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    Metro Red Line Walking Tour DTLA to Hollywood

    January 21, 2020


    Hello, today I’m going to take you on a
    tour around LA by using the Metro red line. First catching the subway line at
    the Union Station located on Alameda Street. Fare for the subway is $7.00 for
    an all-day pass using the LA Metro Tap card. Following the signs in the Union Station to locate the red line. Getting off at Perishing Square Station
    and walking towards the Grand Central Market. Grand Central Market is located on
    Broadway between 3rd and 4th Street in LA. Grand Central Market is open from 8 a.m.
    to 10 p.m. 7 days a week. Next Desination is Angeles Plaza.
    Angeles Plaza is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of housing
    and services for older adults, with disabilities and low-income
    families. The Senior Center offers health services meals recreation and lifelong
    learning. From this location you can walk downtown
    to Disney Concert Hall, The Music Center the Broad Museum. It’s all within walking
    distance. The Chinese Theater is a movie palace on
    the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hosts movie premieres and award shows The red line takes you to Downtown LA,
    MacArthur Park, Willshire, Sunset, Hollywood and Vine. It even goes all the
    way to Universal City Walk. So at any stop you can go on an adventure.

    Lunch Buffet in Tokyo Japan | 30-day Japan Trip Travel Vlog #8
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    Lunch Buffet in Tokyo Japan | 30-day Japan Trip Travel Vlog #8

    January 20, 2020


    In this video, We will enjoy eating lunch buffet
    at a restaurant in Odaiba and tour Aqua City Mall also in Odaiba Before heading out, we ate at Akarie It’s a restaurant in our hotel
    that serves lunch buffet Tokyo citizens dress so formally, don’t you think? They are always in business attire Their attitude is very professional as well Christian: “Can we get hot water? Hot…” Waitress: “Hot water is over there” Waitress: “So, this is poke, tomato and chicken,
    cream pasta, green curry” Christian: “What is this one?” Janelle: “これは何ですか。”
    “What is this?” Waitress: “ポケ魚”
    ”Fish” Janelle: “Fish” Waitress: “Pasta, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Omelette” Janelle: “Thank you! 🙂 Japanese are so nice The waitress translated the whole menu for us Look at the bar,
    it’s so colorful and healthy! We had to choose one main dish
    to enjoy the rest of the buffet We had some salad, soup, drinks and dessert This is the life 😌😋 Christian: “Let’s just eat here lunch?” “And eat enough so we don’t eat dinner anymore” Janelle: “No…. 😂” “I’ll still get really hungry. You know it 😂” Christian: “No!” Here’s our super yummy main dish How’s the food, Christian? Here’s a quick look around the restaurant I went back a couple of times
    to the buffet because, why not? 😛 OMG, what can I do to eat these again? We really enjoyed eating here I made a video about
    this restaurant in a previous video if you want to see more about
    this hotel and restaurant, click the card here A few moments later Later that day, we roamed around
    Aqua City Mall in Odaiba With Japan’s high labor costs, they can’t hire a receptionist So a robot is here at the reception Janelle: “Oh my god so scary! 😂” Robot: “I’m a late riser who doesn’t wake up until 9:00” “I go to bed around midnight” “I really love to sleep” “Oh my god, it’s looking at me 😂” She tilts her head to look around
    and blinks her eyes often imitating natural human gestures There’s a huge 100 yen shop in this mall
    and I roamed the whole thing It’s a popular store called Daiso A hundred yen is
    around one US dollar or fifty Philippine peso They sell a variety of items such as snacks, stationery, utensils, cutlery,
    plates, storage bins and many more Here are a few things I found here I will upload the whole shop tour in the next video You can subscribe to my channel if you want to see it Wait a minute, why are we suddenly in New York? Just kidding! We’re still here in Tokyo! and what you’re seeing is a replica of
    New York’s Statue of Liberty It’s the highlight of Aqua City mall. There’s a viewing deck in front of it
    if you want to get a photo We ate fries from this Hawaiian restaurant
    in the mall right in front of Lady Liberty The name of the restaurant is Kua`Aina Here’s how ther restaurant looks it’s pretty cozy and chill Why don’t we go and have a walk around Many Chinese tourists are here too as you can hear
    from the conversations in the background They came in buses and it got super crowded right away We took the train to get back to our hotel That’s pretty much our day By the way, if you want to see the
    locations I’ve mentioned in this video Check out the Google Maps links
    in the description below That’s it for this video!
    I hope you guys enjoyed it! Here are a few clips from the next video If you want to see the next videos of this trip Click the red button to subscribe Let me know if you enjoyed this video
    by leaving a thumbs up Do you have any questions
    that you want to ask from me? Let’s chat about it in the comment section! Thank you guys for watching!
    See you in the next video!

    The OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS: Epic STEAM TRAIN Ride in Patagonia, Argentina 🚂
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    The OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS: Epic STEAM TRAIN Ride in Patagonia, Argentina 🚂

    January 19, 2020


    one of her favorite experiences in
    Patagonia was riding the old Patagonian Express this is one of the best-known
    train journeys in the world made even more famous by Paul Theroux
    1979 account to where he sought to ride trains from his hometown in
    Massachusetts as far south as Argentina today the old Patagonian Express may
    only be a fraction of what it once was but it’s an exciting journey
    nevertheless and we knew we had to ride it this tourist steam train may cover
    only a short distance but it’s a fun way to experience the nostalgia of early
    20th century train travel and it also allows you to soak in the magical
    landscapes of the Patagonian stack now let’s hop aboard and begin this journey
    well good morning good morning morning guys today we ride the old Patagonian
    Express all through fame how pumped are you super pumped and before we even
    gored the Train we’ve had a chance to kind of see how it’s been getting
    prepared for today’s journey can’t wait to get on yeah actually just experience
    what it’s like to ride on this classical train they actually recommend that you
    arrive 30 minutes beforehand to kind of like watch the process which is really
    cool and they also have a little museum off to the side which I think we’ll
    visit when we get back from the trip but yeah a crowd has started to gather on
    the platform and we’re all excited to ride this train lateral cheaper here
    there you go okay so we have a few moments before we have to board so this
    is a good time to talk about the price to ride the old Patagonian Express so we
    paid 32 US dollars per person it’s going to be a one-hour journey going there
    then I believe we get about 45 minutes at the next stop to visit a museum enjoy
    the scenery and then it’s another one-hour journey coming back and you
    need to arrive here 30 minutes before departure 9:30 a.m.
    hello peppers this is my new friend don’t run away friend right there he’s a
    friendly one yes so that’s how much it costs the train station is just three
    blocks north from the bus terminal in Esquel it’s very easy to get here on foot if you’re
    staying in the center of town there’s also some people who are doing tours I
    guess coming from some neighboring cities maybe even
    um so they arrived by coach well yeah it’s gonna be cool and no to the
    platform everyone’s gathered over there must be tolling maybe because we were
    the first ones to meet yes we’re gonna be your friends today aren’t we do you
    want to be a YouTube star puppers no no no he prefers to live a quiet life here
    in a skin that’s okay we understand that poppers you know what’s so cool I know that
    place where people are sitting yeah I actually firewood I just fired very nice
    yeah all the board word looks like stocked this is the thing to do right
    yeah exactly yeah to give you a bit more information in
    Spanish the steam train is known as lateral cheetah this translates to
    little gage and it’s a nickname that refers to the trains super narrow gage
    of only 75 centimetres this railway line was originally planned as part of a
    larger network that would connect all of Patagonia however the project was never
    completed due to government changes and then the start of the first world war
    which also affected the Argentine economy today the old Patagonian Express
    operates an alternating locomotives one is a Baldwin from the US and the other a
    Henschel from Germany the wooden wagons came from Belgium and the heaters well
    those were later installed in Argentina to make the journeys across Patagonian
    winter a little bit more bearable we made it to the station this is our
    stuff now in fun junkyard of a 45 minutes fun so we are currently
    gathering our little snacks for lunch I picked up a fried cake daughter frita to
    alfajores Salmons in line buying shoddy pan sausage in a bun and then we’ve got
    ourselves a lunch this is gonna be tasty I’ve uh
    let’s go god lunchtime guys and we got fresh for off
    of the asado the grill and round and chimichurri well worth the wait in my
    opinion so it’s a chorizo sausage you know you know in a bond and a bond it’s
    the best way of describing we also got over here if you look down here this is
    like a frito something baked not sure if there’s anything inside or not and two
    special kinds of alfajores this one is dulce de leche okay raisins with rum and
    this is a very special one because it is it’s basically well style it’s the watch
    cake we’ve been having in all these Welsh towns
    I’m not amazing let’s cook the perfection that I got to watch it being
    prepared the whole time master it just has a lot of these on the grill there’s
    a lot of people waiting in line um anyone lucky enough to get one of these
    before our train leaves is gonna have a delicious life yeah our little friend
    here realized we’re eating Trudi fun and he’s like oh yeah I’m down for that
    are you down for that Oh Sam’s not really down for that he’s like I want to
    eat mine oh sure don’t worry Pappas I’ll share with you taste yeah we should
    probably from some of the trade no next up dr. Freda I’m gonna break it in half
    so we don’t know if there’s a filling oh no it’s just fried dough that’s a bit disappointing okay not
    amazing connotates like a donut with no sugar and no filling like a
    savory donut I can see why people are buying this with coffee okay it’s like
    you need something – yeah so it’s a cheap little snack bar not me nothing
    not as good to join obviously already taking a bite of this delicious Alfa
    whore mmm special edition one with raisins and rum it still has the dulce
    de leche in the middle it has a chocolate coating good and it’s a winter
    edition hmm perfect yeah room to keep you warm
    during those cold winter long make sense so good that cookie is so like sometimes
    the worst part of the alfajores the cookie but the cookie is delicious it’s
    a lot of good stuff marvelous you know what as good as these are I’m just
    absolutely craving another chori pan I think there’s a huge line I don’t see
    myself being able to get crap get another one it’s funny that is that it’s
    the grill masters dog so he actually he had to come get some water quickly and
    he saw his dog was trying to bum some from us he shooed it away so good though
    everything’s been delicious there’s also a museum we should probably visit before
    we get back on the night yeah we luckily did have enough time to visit the Museum
    of Patagonian culture it’s a small museum with two rooms but inside you can
    find lots of ceramics musical instruments and textiles plus if you
    speak Spanish you can also get a digital information from the museum guide just
    maybe don’t leave it till the last minute like we did the train is just
    about ready they’re putting the locomotive up front because the
    carriages don’t change positions that means if you travel on the right-hand
    side of the chain you’re going back on the right-hand side of the train so they
    told us to be good about sharing the windows so everyone can enjoy the views
    time to head back and I’ll just gonna give us the tour here while I bump my
    head through seems like knocking his head he’s too tall for the
    world yeah this is not her carriage no this one is fancier it has leather seats
    yes we’ve been traveling like on hard wooden benches yeah I didn’t even know
    they had different classes maybe they don’t maybe you just get a nice seat oh
    my gosh is that an old-fashioned stove yeah so each compartment no no thanks
    I’m not yet but yeah that’s how they would have heated this train so cool so
    incredible inside of these things it’s been a really fun journey I have to say
    yeah incredibly scenic and we should probably show you you know that one is
    still fancy this way this way it’s not so fancy this is what we were traveling in there
    you have it little benches it’s not bad for one hour ride and yet you’ve got
    little here yeah for months this is what I was sitting on for a while to get some
    of the interviews have these house in Argentina I check out you can see the
    numbers on the seats those are the numbers it’s a sign 17 which is cool
    otherwise people would be fighting to sit side of the train which is the most
    scenic kind of leaving town you haven’t use of the valley indeed
    honestly I don’t think you can really go wrong Yeah right
    left right left it’s pretty cool all abou his board the train and this
    time we’re at the very back no I was just so much fun
    I’m so happy to get that a lunch I was eating this this particular I was oh
    this is a we pastor totally mister compartment here we go buddy Marika again mrs. Luthor may be
    done better just simple children although service Pierre Bouguer a baby who knows this he
    mentioned you maybe it took a you support for the Seco
    607 case buddy buddy buddy Burgess can you book a baby who know does this
    even send your computer baby kit you can use of people buddy buddy but ricotta is funny buddy
    buddy but yes we’re back we’re back that was a lot of
    fun I really enjoyed it yeah what did your knee I mean so scenic and so
    fascinating to ride such a vintage train in Esquel like that and you know what we had
    perfect weather for the whole journey yeah now we’re back in it’s starting to
    look gray and overcast but yeah it was perfect the whole time we were out there
    we ate really well yeah the Sun peeked out and I was behind the cloud perience
    I asked for more information at the train station mm-hmm because this used
    to be a route that ran for 402 kilometers right and there’s a few
    different points where you can still travel like little little sections like
    over to the next station one places in my den yeah and the other one is in
    El Maiten Esquel so they still run the Train
    it’s there as well yes less frequently like this is the most popular spot out
    of SK yeah they said that during low season are actually like the whole year
    it departs on Saturdays at 10:00 in the morning
    yeah but then when it’s high tourist season there’s like more frequency if
    you’re on the fence about doing it definitely do it it’s so much old
    patagonian express in chubut yeah and the cool thing is you you finish by like one or
    two so yeah it doesn’t take up your whole day it’s a half the activity so uh
    yeah it was awesome we’ll see you guys in the next episode from chubut see you ciao