Category Archives: A dedo por la Península Ibérica 2012

Staying in León: Useful tips & links

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Accommodation  Budget accommodation options in León are limited but thankfully HitchHikersHandbook is here to help. Below we list a selection of the cheapest budget options for your convenience but be warned that you may need to book in advance. Alda Centro … Continue reading

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Why visit León?

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Why visit León? León is one of the hidden gems of Spain. It has possibly the best cathedral in the whole of the country, it has a bucket-load of monuments, a large student population and to top it all off … Continue reading

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León on Foot: Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

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Orientation The city of León is located on a river terrace at the confluence of the Bernesga and Thorium rivers, although urban growth has now meant the city has crossed the river to the west. Barrio Húmedo (Old Town) is largely contained within the … Continue reading

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12 Things you should be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Portugal

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Food & Drink  1) Typical food and what not to buy Typical food in Portugal consists of soup and as a main course grilled fish or grilled meat with rice or chips. The cheapest and most popular snack are bifanas, … Continue reading

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Portugal’s Absolute Musts

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Most Beautiful Nature Spot Whilst it would be obvious to choose of the many beaches that are so popular with families and two week holidaymakers, for us rock always trumps sand and we feel that Serra da Estrela, the highest … Continue reading

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Bilbao on Foot: Free Walking Tour + Monument & Sights Guide

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Orientation Casco Viejo, or old town, sits on the east side of the city, to the east of the Ría de Bilbao (also known as the Río Nervión), which makes a sort of upturned “U” as it runs through the … Continue reading

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Seville: hitchhiking and transport tips

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Transport Seville airport is located 10 km north-west of the city and offers frequent domestic and international services with a focus on low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Vueling. Santa Justa Train Station (Avenida Kansas City, S/N) is a 10-15 minute walk … Continue reading

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InFocus: Museo Nacional del Prado [Madrid, Spain]

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Museo Nacional del Prado is Spain‘s national art gallery and features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. The collection is, put simply, huge; numbering around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings and is one the … Continue reading

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InFocus: Aqueduct of Segovia [Segovia, Spain]

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El Acueducto de Segovia is the most important and best preserved example of Roman engineering on the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the symbol of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the unmissable focal point of … Continue reading

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Staying in Seville: Useful tips & links

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Accommodation Finding accommodation in Seville is simple with a huge amount of hostels, hotels and the like to fit all budgets. However be aware that prices will increase during Easter week and in the Summer it is very busy, so, … Continue reading

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14 Things to do for free in Seville, Spain

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Seville for Free There’s no getting away from it, Seville is expensive but seeing the sights need not break the bank and with a little bit of planning, and some useful advice from your friends here at hitchhikershandbook you can … Continue reading

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InFocus: Alcázar of Seville [Sevilla, Spain]

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The Real Alcázar de Sevilla is a collection of royal palaces spanning different epochs and its surrounding fortress walls. It is a stunning collection of architecture with Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in … Continue reading

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