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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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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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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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Guest Post: Rotorua For Free – by Carol Sherritt (The Eternal Traveller)

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In this week’s guest post… we are lead by our trusty guide Carol Sherritt (The Eternal Traveller) in a walk through the natural wonder that is the North Island of New Zealand. So join us as we encounter bubbling hot springs and … 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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Hitch-hiking in Portugal: advantages and disadvantages

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Advantages Let us be frank from the beginning, hitch-hiking in Portugal isn’t easy, but looking beyond the hours you will spend staring down an empty roads or alternatively watching hundreds of potential lifts whizzing by, there are some positives to … Continue reading

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Staying in Granada: Useful tips & links

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Accommodation  Finding accommodation in Granada need not be stressful as there are a wealth of options to cater to all tastes and budgets. Below we list some of the cheapest options, with budget travellers in mind. Funky Backpackers (Conde de … Continue reading

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Granada: hitchhiking and transport tips

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Transport Granada airport is located 15 km west of the city and offers mainly domestic flights, especially to Madrid and Barcelona. However there are a few seasonal international flights to Rome and Paris. Granada’s  train station Estación de Granada, (Av de Andaluces) is located … Continue reading

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8 things to do for free in Granada

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8 things to do for free in Granada The main attractions of Granada, including El Alhambra, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel are all guaranteed to lighten your wallet but that doesn’t mean that you must pay for everything in … Continue reading

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Salamanca: hitchhiking and transport tips

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Transport Salamanca airport is located 15km to the east of the city and offers frequent services to Barcelona, Paris and charter flights to Palma de Mallorca and the Canary Islands. In the summer additional services to destinations such as Gran Canaria, … 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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