Category Archives: Country guides

9 Things you should be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Italy

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Food & Drink 1) Keeping your budget low & eating well is difficult in Italy To be honest with you, we were hugely disappointed with Italian food. Of course, if you can afford a meal in a fancy restaurant, you … Continue reading

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Hitch-hiking in Slovenia: advantages and disadvantages

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Advantages Slovenia might possibly be one of the easiest countries to hitch-hike in the entire Central Europe for several reasons. First of all, the country is tiny, so you will never be crossing large distances which will also give you some … Continue reading

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Italy’s Absolute Musts

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Most Beautiful Nature Spot We haven’t been to the Italian Dolomites which would otherwise probably be number 1 on our list, since we love mountains, but of all the places we’ve been to in Italy, probably Sardinia should be named … 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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Portugal: hitch-hiker’s essentials

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Types of roads 1. Auto estradas (A) – motorways with the speed limit of 120 km/h. A number of auto estradas are linked with the Spanish motorway system and are normally toll roads. Rather confusingly each auto estrada forms part or … Continue reading

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Spain’s Absolute Musts

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Most Beautiful Nature Spot Spain is so beautiful that choosing only one “most beautiful” spot was a hard task. We are mountain lovers, so for us it would have to be Picos de Europa, a jaw-dropping mountain range located 20km … Continue reading

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Guest post: A guide to hitch-hiking in Slovakia

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Hitch-hiking in Slovakia source: lonelyplanet.com . . Contents 1) Visas 2) Advantages 3) Disadvantages 4) Things you should be aware of 5) Hitch-hikers phrasebook 6) Map of motorways in Slovakia 7) Main border crossings 8) Most beautiful natural spot 9) … Continue reading

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Spain: hitch-hiker’s essentials

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Types of roads 1) Autopistas (A-roads, AP-roads) – motorways with the speed limit between 60–120 km/h (37–75 mph). The majority of them are toll roads. Hitch-hiking on them is illegal. 2) Autovías (A-roads) – lower rank motorways with the speed limit between … Continue reading

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16 Things you should be aware of when backpacking and hitch-hiking in Spain

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Food & Drink One thing that was really hard to get used to while hitch-hiking round Spain were their eating habits. We normally start hitch-hiking around 10.00-11.00, get a light snack during the day and have some proper food when … Continue reading

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Guest post: How to keep adventure optimal and costs minimal in Iceland – by Alex Vogels

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In this week’s guest post we have a handy guide to hitch-hiking in Iceland sent by Alex Vogels from the Netherlands who hitch-hiked across this stunning but coarse island for 7 weeks. It’s commonly known that Iceland can be expensive, … Continue reading

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Hitch-hiking in Spain: advantages and disadvantages

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Advantages In Europe, Spain is such an obvious holiday destination that you almost take it for granted and don’t even think how beautiful it really is. Hitch-hiking through Spain made us realise it’s a real jewel. It’s the second (after … Continue reading

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