Europe City on a budget: Lisbon, Portugal

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Cheap. Laid back. Diverse. These are the  3 words I can describe Lisbon , Portugal.  Snack on its famous Pasteis de nata and wash it down with coffee at any of its Art Noveau cafes, travel back in time with the sights of its wooden trams, and the medieval feel you’ll get while passing on its Alfama quarter.   Population-

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Foods to try in Lisbon, Portugal

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Like In Spain, Portuguese lunch is at 2 pm. Some restaurants are closed at noon. Hence, for someone with an Asian diet, wherein lunchtime means from 11am to 1pm, it takes a good amount of effort to wait until these restaurants are open again. Your itinerary for the day will have to be changed. Another realization for me on this

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Madrid Walking Tour

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From Sagrada Familia station, I headed to Arc de Triomf, the nearest station to Estacion Nord bus station.After 7 hours of bus travel, I arrived at the capital of Spain, Madrid!.   Related article:  BARCELONA: THINGS TO DO, FOODS TO TRY, SUGGESTED ITINERARIES     My hostel is located in Puerta del Sol, which is the center of the nation.

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Top foods to try in Spain: Madrid & Barcelona

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If you like guisados  and bar chow, you’ll surely like Spanish foods.  In my own opinion, Spain has the best tasting  cured ham in the world.  So, what are the foods to try in Spain, specifically in the cultural cities of Barcelona and Madrid?   1. Churros con chocolate It is a long tubular dough  thick chocolate. Try it on your

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Barcelona: Things to do, Foods to try, Suggested Itineraries

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  Capital of Catalonia in the eastern region of Spain, Barcelona embraces a  unique identity  with its own language, Catalan. This modern capital attracts millions of tourists year round with tis cool and hip thriving port. Some Barcelona Statistics:   Population- 45 M Area- 504K Currency- EUR Daily budget (extreme)- 20 EUR (moderate)- 40-55 EUR       By

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When in Europe Stories:The darkest hour is just before the dawn

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The darkest hour is just before the dawn Paris, France “I found myself sweating amply while rushing through the cold, dark night for the fourth time in a row. This scenario will likely recur anytime in my month-long Europe trip. And Paris was just the fourth out of the 15 cities enlisted in my itinerary. My heart began racing as

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Passport stamps around the world

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One of the things that a traveler might overlook are the passport stamps. Well, those are just stamps after all. Those imprints that the immigration officers leave in your passport as an official assurance of your entry to their country. Sometimes, these impressions can make your passport looks grimy and old. But there are stamps that are just pretty cool

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Currencies around the world

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When you travel abroad, one of our primary concerns is to know what currency is being used in that particular country. There are 164 official national currencies around the world. Below are some of them that I have exchanged during my travels. Some can make you an  instant millionaire for a day. So, let’s set the ball rolling.   The

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How I got my Schengen Visa

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Even though it would be my second time to apply for a Schengen visa, I was still doubtful whether to pursue it or not. My first Schengen visa application at The Netherlands embassy was sponsored by my company after all.  So, technically, this would be my first time to try applying this visa on my own. And my fear of

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Where Anna La Viajera has been

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