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Times Square New York
Definitely snap photos in Times Square, but don't mistake it for New York. Photo: Sri Dhaanush K
Over the past few months, EuroCheapo correspondents have been debunking common myths about Paris (no, not everyone is rude), London (not all polite), Barcelona (not all friendly) and Amsterdam (not all high), so I figured it was time to do a little New York myth-busting too. Like any, well, mythical city, New York is the » Read more

Posted in: Barcelona Sights

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Park Guell
Park Güell is no longer free to visit for tourists, but it is still a must-see in Barcelona. Photo: batuceper
In 1984 UNESCO declared Barcelona’s Park Güell a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most impressive Gaudí projects in the city, and well worth the extra effort it takes to get up to the park from the city center. A visit to the park takes planning and the better part of a day. » Read more

Posted in: London

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Eurostar
The Eurostar train between London and Paris is quick and affordable--if you book way in advance. Photo: Renaud C
London and Paris are two of Europe’s biggest tourist destinations, just a few hours away from each other by road or rail; about an hour’s distance in the air. Barring car travel, there are three ways to make the journey between the two capitals: by air, by rail and by road. But what about the » Read more

Posted in: Turkey

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Varan Bus
Buses are a cheap, reliable and comfortable way to get around Turkey. Photo: janoganette
Writing about adventures in Paris may be wonderful, but everyone needs a holiday. That’s why I spent the month of July exploring the amazingly beautiful Turkey. After some R&R along the Lycian Coast (which I highly recommend as far as beach holidays go, by the way), I needed to figure out how to make my » Read more

Posted in: Munich

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Munich Pastries
Load up on German pastries in Munich for a cheap and tasty treat. Photo: Audrey Sykes
Deutschland is home to some of the best bakers in Europe, Bavarian being a doughy turf for fabulous cakes and gigantic pretzels. Even better are the deliciously-low prices for a big sweet treat: rarely are they over €1. Curious to try some of the best? Here are five top picks when searching for Bavarian baked » Read more

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Paris in Summer
Paris takes a little break in August, but not every business is on holiday. Photo: Jens S
We’ve made it again—it’s summertime in Paris! As you may already know, this means Paris has become somewhat of a ghost town. Now that August has hazily rolled over the City of Lights, all the locals have headed to their chateaux in Normandy or their hotels on the Mediterranean. What’s left? All of the tourists, » Read more

Posted in: United Kingdom

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Brighton
Relaxing along the beach is just one of the affordable pleasures of Brighton. Photo: Pavlina Jane
Dare I say it, but London has been enjoying a great summer so far and long may it last. But sometimes we just need a change of scene, especially when temperatures are scorching. So if you’ve had enough of picnicking in the park or cooling down at London’s lidos, a day trip to Brighton might » Read more

Posted in: Paris Planning

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Opera Garnier
The view of the neighborhood from Palais Garnier. Photo: jean-marc
Tucked between the chic rue St-Honoré, the brand-name department stores, and the Place Vendome, the Opera district doesn’t instill much hope for budget travelers. Crowned by the ornate Opéra Garnier, it might seem like this district is best left to the high rollers and Chanel-seekers. But fear not Cheapos, there is plenty to discover on » Read more

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Anne Frank House Line
It's tough to beat the crowds at the Anne Frank House, but there are some tricks. Photo: Jacob C
Every summer my short stint as a tour guide begins with great intentions. We start at the Dam Square, stroll for an hour and soak in the atmosphere and good vibes from enjoying our wander. We check out the secret garden Begijnhof, dip into the art hall from the Amsterdam Museum, wander to the Flower » Read more

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Buenas Migas
A typical filling and cheap meal at Buenas Migas Foccaceria. Photo: Ian Kershaw
If you’re a foodie, Barcelona can get spendy. To add insult to injury, it also has the unfortunate reputation of offering overpriced, mediocre meals. While there are some fantastic Michelin starred restaurants in the city, Cheapos in need of good grub require other options. No te preocupes (Don’t worry!). Here are five cheap eats that will ensure a » Read more

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London Theatre District
Catching a show in London's West End is fun, but where can you eat for cheap? Photo: David King
Scored some bargain theater tickets? I’m here to really make your evening complete, and let you know the best place to grab some seriously tasty food before you sit down to be seriously entertained. There are plenty of menus catering to the London theater lovers, and they can offer brilliant value for money. On the » Read more

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Steak tartare is just one of many classic dishes you should taste during your Paris eating adventures. Photo: Ricky Thakrar
Steak tartare is just one of many classic dishes you should taste during your Paris eating adventures. Photo: Ricky Thakrar
I hate writing about food. Suggesting someone a restaurant or a café is like trying to suggest a favorite color to someone. Just because I like a place, doesn’t mean you will, even if the food is stellar or the service above par. I’ll leave you all to battle it out on TripAdvisor. Instead, let’s » Read more

Posted in: Rome Sights

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The Gucci store on Via Condotti. Photo: Scalleja.
The Gucci store on Via Condotti. Photo: Scalleja.
Whether you are seeking designer dresses or cheap chic, Rome has some of the best places to shop in Italy. The names of Italy’s finest designers sit alongside independent boutiques and market stalls as shopping in Rome caters to every budget. Here is my “Top Five” guide to the best places to go whether you are » Read more

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Caffe Florian in Venice
Breakfast at Caffe Florian. Photo by christheobscure.
When I was asked about where to have a nice typical breakfast in Venice, I was a bit confused. Why? Well, in Italy we do not have breakfast, or at least we do not have breakfast the way other people usually have it. For a Venetian, morning calories are usually consumed in the form of » Read more

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Amsterdam
Before you hit the ground in Amsterdam, check out these tips to help you save time and money. Photo: Werner K
Amsterdam can be a breeze for first timers to Europe in many ways. Everyone speaks English, and the city is small enough to get around by foot. At the same time, the streets are curvy and confusing, taxis are expensive and the Dutch language is a mouthful. It’s also important to find a good location » Read more

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