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In-Depth Information
and . For a simple list showing major—though not all—events, see .
Numbers and Stumblers: What Americans call the second floor of a building is the
first floor in Europe. Europeans write dates as day/month/year, so Christmas is 25/12/14.
Commas are decimal points and vice versa—a dollar and a half is 1,50, and there are 5.280
feet in a mile. Europe uses the metric system: A kilogram is 2.2 pounds; a liter is about a
quart; and a kilometer is six-tenths of a mile.
Resources from Rick Steves
This Snapshot guide is excerpted from the latest editions of Rick Steves' Scandinavia and
Rick Steves' Northern European Cruise Ports, which are two of more than 30 titles in
my series of guidebooks on European travel. I also produce a public television series,
Rick Steves' Europe, and a public radio show, Travel with Rick Steves. My website, , offers free travel information, a Graffiti Wall for travelers' com-
ments, guidebook updates, my travel blog, an online travel store, and information on
European railpasses and our tours of Europe. If you're bringing a mobile device on
your trip, you can download free information from Rick Steves Audio Europe, featuring
podcasts of my radio shows, free audio tours of major sights in Europe, and travel in-
terviews about Russia, Finland, and Estonia (download via
oeurope , iTunes, Google Play, or the Rick Steves Audio Europe free smartphone app). You
can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
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