Most recent Liechtenstein blog posts
It’s been long overdue, and now TravellingTom.com is getting a re-design. Read this blog post for more details on what to expect.
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So, here we are again with a brand new podcast episode straight from my bedroom… I mean, studio. Watch the podcast to learn about the brand-new Wigan to North Korea train service, my recent trip to Budapest and an update about my podcast and channel.
Having visited Krakow twice and heading back for a third time next month, I’ve decided to put together a list of the city’s must-do attractions so that you know where to go and what to see.
“Why do we travel the world?” – a question pretty much no-one asks, but many travellers romantically dwell on, whether they share their musings on their blogs and vlogs, have it emblazoned on their chests with some cliché quote or write it down in their personal diary.
If you’re in India, make sure you leave some time for visiting a hill station or two. Here is a round up of my five favourite hill stations on the Indian subcontinent.
If you’re heading to Barcelona and you need some accommodation inspiration, then check out this list of my recommendations for hotels and hostels in central Barcelona.
The European continent is full of beautiful buildings and amazing places of worship. I’ve rounded up seven that you should definitely visit!
On this episode we are back in MediaCityUK as we discuss making Lemsip with cold water, the ridiculously uncharacteristic and hot British summer, what I got up to in Paris (I almost melted) and England’s successes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
I believe that travelling is one of the best educational experiences you can have, so why not learn a new skill while you’re at it? Here are some ideas for your next trip.
I’d read that Cairo was dirty, overpopulated and not a pleasant place, but I was determined to give it a chance and hoped that Egypt’s capital would prove the haters wrong.
For the fifth consecutive year, I’ll be travelling on my birthday – but it’s the first time I’ll be on my own. Here’s why the destination I’m spending it in is so strange.
If you’ve never been on a solo travel trip before, here are a few tips that could come in quite handy for when you finally decide to go it alone.
With Brexit looming and an uncertain political and financial climate, is 2019 the perfect time to book a staycation?
So last June I went to Paris for my birthday with my girlfriend. I decided to make a vlog while I was there, which turned out to pretty poor. So without further ado, prepare to be underwhelmed by watching the world’s worst Paris vlog.
If you’re heading to Helsinki on a city break, why not hop across the Gulf of Finland and spend a day in Tallinn, Estonia’s cool, medieval capital?
If you’re heading to Tallinn, Estonia’s cool, medieval capital, here’s what you need to know from food and drink to public transport and must-see attractions.
Here are five tips I have picked up while travelling to over 60 countries that have helped me save and fund my travels.
Before you travel to Vietnam, check out these five pieces of must-know information about this Southeast Asian nation.
I recently read that Estonia is the poorest country in the Eurozone, but after visiting Tallinn, I found that it is one of the world’s richest nations.
If you’re looking for a party holiday, then why not consider one of these awesome destinations?
Manchester-based FlightDelayClaim are working to reclaim money set aside to compensate eligible passengers for travellers affected by flight delays and cancellations.
Read my interview with Mayer Hersh, a Polish Jew who survived nine concentration camps in World War II including the most infamous of them all - Auschwitz.
I was delighted when Westbeach - a Canadian clothing company - sent me some clothes to try on. Here’s why I thought they were just right for travel.
To improve the Travelling Tom blog, it may be necessary to take a step back - a break of sorts.
If you’re on the road and you’re a digital nomad, here’s what to look for in a coworking space.
If you’re looking for a domestic holiday this summer, then check out one of these incredible UK destinations.
Before you book your next hotel, hostel or Airbnb, check out these five awesome tips to help you save money on your accommodation.
Explore Africa’s amazing coastline with a trip to one of the continent’s best beach destinations.
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Liechtenstein is a micronation in central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and Austria to the east. It is also a principality, headed by Prince Hans-Adam II, but although the prince retains some powers there is a traditional government in place, led by Prime Minister Adrian Hasler.
It is one of the world’s most wealthy countries and has been listed by the CIA as having the highest GDP per capita. Much of its citizens’ wealth can be attributed to its status as a tax haven. Liechtenstein is named after its original ruling family, who first gained the fief of Vaduz in the 17th century.
Did you know?
Liechtenstein has no army and maintained neutrality throughout both world wars.
The national anthem of Liechtenstein, "Oben am jungen Rhein" ("High on the young Rhine") uses the same melody as the United Kingdom's national anthem, "God save the Queen."
Liechtenstein is the world's leading manufacturer of false teeth. Based in Schaan, a company called Ivoclar Vivadent makes 20% of total false teeth sales worldwide each year.
You can rent the entire country for $70,000 per night, for a minimum of two nights.
Women only got the right to vote in national elections Liechtenstein in 1984, after a male-only referendum turned out a 51.3% result in favour of the change. Despite that, women still couldn't vote in local elections until that was overturned in 1986.