Tag Archive: Spain

Five top train journeys in Europe

Train journeys Europe Cascais Portugal

There’s something special about travelling by train in Europe; perhaps it’s the many different terrains you can see from the window, the idea of passing seamlessly from one country to another, romantic notions from old films, or simply the joy…
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How to see Barcelona (without hopping on the tourist bus)

Barcelona solo travel

There’s nothing wrong with the hop-on hop-off tourist bus, of course – it will take you to the well-known sites and save your feet on a hot day – but if you want to take things more slowly, save your…
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Cheap and free things to do in Barcelona

cheap and free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona, like many Western European cities, can end up being a pricey break, with entrance and activity fees, food and drink, and transport costs racking up. I was a little worried about trying to spend a week there on a…
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London to Barcelona by train

London Barcelona train

Tell someone that you’re taking a train trip to another country, and the reaction is pretty much always the same; that it sounds wonderful! There’s something romantic and intrepid about long train journeys, and in the UK we only have…
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Dining solo

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 2 September 2012. In my experience of reading solo travel forums, and talking about solo travel with friends and on Twitter, one of the biggest worries about going away…
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