Europe City on a budget: San Marino

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Population- 33,344 (2018) Area- 504K sq.km Currency- EUR Daily budget (extreme)- 30 EUR (moderate)- 45-55 EUR Officially the Republic of San Marino, San Marino is also known as  the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is  the world’s smallest republic and micro state landlocked by Italy with a size just over 61 km2(24 sq mi). It is also the world’ s oldest republic and sovereign state having been established in AD 301 on Monte Titano.

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Europe City on a budget: Rome, Italy

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Ciao. Buona giornata! Benvenuto in Roma, Italia. I’m going to show you how I tour Rome for a day. I walked, ate, got lost; but continued my DIY walking tour in Rome. It’s easy to travel around Rome.Not just here. Perhaps in any city in Europe. This is because tourist attractions are compressed (most of the time) in one area,

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Paris Walking Tour

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Bonjour, comment allez-vous? je mapelle Anna La Viajera. Bienvenue à Paris, France.   We all know that eating out in France isn’t that cheap. I traveled to France from Belgium by bus for around 4 hours. Then, I searched for my hostel and rode the metro to reach it. The following day, after my breakfast, I was ready for my whole-day

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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 sq.km 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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