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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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Why visit Seville, Spain?

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Why visit Seville? Cultural centre and beating heart of Andalusia, Seville is the region’s largest city and is home to the quintessential Spanish experience of Tapas, Flamenco and Bullfighting. The city is a wonderful mix of Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance … 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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Over 150 buildings in Barcelona open to the public this weekend! – 48h Open House

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the famous Arc de Triomf or visit the chambers of Barcelona Town Hall? Now you have the chance to do it during the 48h Open House … Continue reading

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The end of our 2-month hitch-hiking trip across the Balkans and the last days in Vienna

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Our original plan, when we’d constructed the first rough itinerary in our heads, was to hitch-hike from Rome across the Balkans all the way to Vienna, doing a massive loop. But as the trip proceeded, we yet again, spent too much … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia in Barcelona open to visitors for FREE

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Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, commonly known as the Sagrada Familia, is the icon of Barcelona and one of Gaudí’s masterpieces. It’s so unique on a world scale that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Entering Montenegro, Kotor Bay and Tourist Disinformation Office

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It was good to be hitchhiking again. No more waiting for snail paced buses, smelling the man next to me or listening to a whining child who just won’t shut up. Just us, the road and the kindness of strangers … Continue reading

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One last bus to the crowds of Dubrovnik, Croatia

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After our previous failed attempts at hitchhiking in Bosnia we took what we hoped would be the last bus of our trip from Mostar to Dubrovnik in Croatia. On the bus I was engaged in conversation by a very nice, if … 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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Sevilla on foot [Free walking tour]

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Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla (Seville Museum of Fine Arts) Monument Type: Art Gallery Address: Plaza del Museo, 9 Website: http://www.museodebellasartesdesevilla.es/ Opening Times: 16 Sept – 31 May: Tues – Sat: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon closed 1 Jun – 15 … Continue reading

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InFocus: León Cathedral [León, Spain]

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Santa María de León Cathedral is a masterpiece of the Gothic style and took over three centuries to complete. The cathedral is a playground of light and its stain glass windows are among the most impressive in the world, pouring colour … Continue reading

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InFocus: La Alhambra & Generalife [Granada, Spain]

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Comprised of a fortress (the Alcazaba), palace (Palacios Nazaries), garden (the Generalife) and government city (the Medina), the medieval complex of La Alhambra overlooks Granada is one of the most famous attractions in Spain. Originally constructed as a military stronghold … Continue reading

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