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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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Guest post: A tactical guide to Hitchhiking – by Uncle Spike

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In this week’s guest post… we join new contributor Uncle Spike as he shares his wisdom and experience of hitch-hiking including its dark arts.  Wanderlust was my watchword, and very much part and parcel of who I was in the … 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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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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Why visit Granada, Spain?

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Why visit Granada? Many are drawn to Granada for one simple reason: the stunning Moorish complex of the Alhambra. Part tranquil gardens, part resplendent palace, part imposing fortress, the Alhambra is a wonder of the modern world. It is a … 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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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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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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8 Things to do for free in Salamanca

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8 Things to do for free in Salamanca Seeing the sights of Salamanca need not break the bank and with a little bit of planning, and some useful advice from your friends here at hitchhikershandbook you can leave the city having … Continue reading

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