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Hotel de Nice offers “Old Parisian” décor and is a favorite cheap sleep of EuroCheapo. Photo: Kaitlin Davella

Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris

May 31 For years, Hôtel de Nice has topped EuroCheapo’s list as one of the more beautiful and charming, while still affordable, places to stay in Paris. With rates between €80-220, gorgeously kitsch interiors and a central location in the Marais, this place is hard to beat. Walking into the hotel through the turquoise blue doors, you » Read more

Glasgow and beyond: Art Nouveau in Europe

Glasgow and beyond: Art Nouveau in Europe

The news last week of the terrible fire at the Glasgow School of Art surely brought great sadness to all devotees of art nouveau architecture and design. Reports over the last day or two suggest that, while much of the building has been saved, the celebrated Mackintosh Library was largely destroyed in the flames. It » Read more

Visiting Barcelona: 8 misconceptions unmasked

Visiting Barcelona: 8 misconceptions unmasked

May 29 A city of around two million people, Barcelona receives a robust seven million tourists a year. That’s a lot of people coming to the city! And it should be no surprise that many tourists come with preconceived notions, and generalizations about locals and the Catalan capital abound. We dive into a few of these myths » Read more

London budget tips: How to get a cheap (or even free!) haircut

London budget tips: How to get a cheap (or even free!) haircut

May 28 You may have managed to find a great London hotel deal, but once you’ve checked in, London does have a way of extracting cash from you at a rate of knots. While there are ways and means to enjoy cheap food and excursions, I’ve always been stunned at how much you can be charged for » Read more

Shopping in Rome: 5 destinations for vintage designer deals

Shopping in Rome: 5 destinations for vintage designer deals

May 27 Rome is one of the best cities for designer shopping in the world. Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Bulgari and the like line the streets of the city center, tantalizing passerby with their luxurious window displays. But you don’t need to cough up your entire savings to go home with a Prada purse or a Roberto » Read more

Traditional Parisian dining on a budget: The classic Chez Chartier

Traditional Parisian dining on a budget: The classic Chez Chartier

May 26 Housed in an ornate, mirror-filled 19th-century hall with mile-high ceilings and tiled floors, le Boullion Chartier is certainly a classic Parisian restaurant. How many restaurants can say they have a history dating back to 1896 or even their own Wikipedia page? While normally these Belle Epoque-style bistros will cost you a pretty penny, Chartier is » Read more

Rome cheap eats: Where to dine near the Spanish Steps

Rome cheap eats: Where to dine near the Spanish Steps

May 22 Rome is a culinary gem, filled with tasty dining options around almost every corner. However, the area around the Spanish Steps is one of the hardest areas in Rome to find a decent meal or snack. Though the location is fantastic for accessing the city and marveling at nearby sights, it’s a bit of a » Read more

Exploring Serbia: Traveling by train beyond Budapest

Exploring Serbia: Traveling by train beyond Budapest

May 21 The enthusiasm of many travelers exploring Europe by train seems to flag when they reach Budapest. The Hungarian capital is so very easy to reach from the west and north, and it is thus possible to travel as far as Budapest without any detailed planning. There are regular comfortable EuroCity trains from Prague and Berlin; » Read more

Coffee in Paris: New cafes serving up tasty drinks from talented baristas

Coffee in Paris: New cafes serving up tasty drinks from talented baristas

May 20 The coffee scene is changing in Paris. Gone are the days when all Parisians dined at fancy bistros and sipped on bitter Café Richard espresso. Now it seems like every time you turn around a new trendy café has opened that’s serves a decidedly hip clientele. But most importantly, at many of these spots the » Read more

Barcelona cheap eats: 3 outdoor patios for tapas

Barcelona cheap eats: 3 outdoor patios for tapas

May 19 Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities around Barcelona. From strolling down buzzing Las Ramblas with tourists and locals alike to exploring Gaudi’s Park Guell or wandering El Born, one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city, warm weather brings the whole city out onto the » Read more

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