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Posted in: Rome Sights

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Villa Borghese
Take a stroll through Villa Borghese, Rome's most famous park. Photo: canucksfan604
One of the best things about Rome is that even though it’s a bustling city of almost 3 million people, there are still plenty of green spaces and tranquil areas. Next time you need a break from the crowds, head to one of the city’s parks for a picnic or afternoon of reading and lying » Read more

Posted in: Berlin Sightseeing

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Berlin Wall
A piece of the Berlin Wall as it stands in 2014. Photo: Janos Balazs
This November, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Berlin has spent a quarter of a century reconnecting, rebuilding and redefining itself around this painful historical scar. While Berliners long sought to forget this period, thankfully numerous museums, exhibitions and tours have developed to help younger Germans and foreign » Read more

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Paris Metro
The Metro is a great way to get around Paris, but is buying a Navigo pass worth your time? We investigate. Photo: Bryan Pirolli
Everyone wants to feel like a local in Paris, and taking the Metro is one of the best ways to achieve such status. But is it worth taking the plunge and subscribing to a transit pass, called the Navigo? Let’s break it down. The Navigo The Navigo pass is a card that allows you to » Read more

Posted in: France

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La Petite France
Strolling through Strasbourg along the canal through La Petite France, the adorable old town, is a highlight of any visit to this Alsatian city. Photo: cpakmoi
We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Strasbourg is a hidden gem of a city! Nestled into the Eastern edge of France just a short drive from the German border, Strasbourg has traditionally been known as le carrefour de l’Europe (the crossroads of Europe). With a rich and fascinating past, tremendous political importance, a charming old » Read more

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Tube
The Tube is a popular way to get around London, but there are several ticket options that visitors should be aware of. Photo: dgmckelvey
London transport can be complicated. Should I get an Oyster Card or buy single journey tickets? How does the zone system work? And, if you don’t get it quite right, it can be extra expensive as well. Underground, Overground, here are a few questions to help you navigate yourself around London’s transport system. Related: 4 » Read more

Posted in: Rome Sights

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Anzio
Just a quick and cheap train ride away, Anzio offers clear blue waters an hour south of Rome. Photo: Helen Cook
Rome gets hot and crowded in the summer, and after a few days of walking around the city and seeing the sights, you’re likely to need some rest. Why not cool down and relax at one of the nearby beaches? There are several beaches within an hour of Rome by public transport, and they all » Read more

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Win tickets to celebrate the fall of the Wall
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall... in person! Enter below to win tickets on airberlin. Photo: © visitBerlin, Günter Steffen
On November 9, 2014 the world’s attention will turn to Berlin and to spots throughout Germany, as the country marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A series of special events are planned to commemorate the occasion… and EuroCheapo wants to send you there to join in the celebration! EuroCheapo is » Read more

Posted in: Paris Hotels

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Hotel du 7e Art Front
Hotel du 7e Art is a friendly and family-run spot in th heart of the old Marais. Photo: EuroCheapo
If you’re a film buff, a fan of independent hotels and plan on visiting Paris soon, Hotel du 7e Art is the place for you. Decked out with vintage film posters that give nods to Hollywood musicals from eras past, this hotel has a very special theme. Situated within the trendy Saint-Paul neighborhood in the » Read more

Posted in: Spain

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Cordoba
Córdoba is an easy day trip from Seville during a tour of Spain when you fly in and out of Barcelona. Photo: Pablo Pecora
You’ve got a bit more than a week to spend in Spain? Lucky you! As a resident of Barcelona, I’m of course tempted to say that you could easily spend the whole time in my city, but most visitors try to see more of Spain than just the northeastern corner when they come. Indeed, you’ve » Read more

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Carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara is a traditional Roman dish that is as decadent as it is delicious. Photo: kimrompa
It’s no secret that Italy is a foodie paradise. Each region is famed for its unique cuisine, with culinary traditions that go back hundreds of years. Most people know that the Emilia-Romagna region is home to the best Bolognese sauce, (as well as many other meats and cheeses), that Tuscany is sacred wine territory and » Read more

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Kings Cross
Kings Cross has undergone a major transformation in recent years, and it boasts an excellent location for finding budget hotels. Photo: Pranaz Banu
Take a stroll through Kings Cross today, and it is barely recognizable from what it once was. In fact, it has now got its very own brand spanking new post code (N1C), and the first phase of the area’s redevelopment is open to the public, so you’re free to explore the new buildings, public squares » Read more

Posted in: Paris Planning

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Paris in the summer
Paris is always a paradise of cheap and fun things to do in the summer, and 2014 will be no exception. Photo: Trey Ratcliff
Looking for fun and affordable things to do this summer in Paris? Look no further. Just make sure you bring your own SPF since sunscreen can get pricey here… 1. Stroll les Berges de Seine The renovated banks along the Seine were one of the best gifts the mayor gave the city last year. This » Read more

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Barcelona Beach
Strolling along the lovely beach promenade in Barcelona. Photo: Diab
After what has been one of the wettest, coldest springs on record, summer has finally arrived. Sizzling days are spent at one of the city’s nine beaches, and humid nights are enjoyed at one of the numerous festivals. Don’t miss these events and city sweet spots from June to September. Festivals 1. Sant Joan: All-night » Read more

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London
We take a peek behind London travel myths to get a real sense of this this polite (sometimes) and expensive (not always) city. Photo: Dave Pearce
Thanks to EuroCheapo correspondents across Europe, we now know that all Parisians aren’t the height of chic, and that Barcelona isn’t full of sangria-guzzling locals. Now it’s time to leap on the next Eurostar to debunk a few myths about London. 1. Londoners are rude Of course, London can be a frantic city, with so » Read more

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Rome cafe
Navigating cafe culture in Rome and Italy can be a challenge. Use this guide to order like a pro. Photo: Andrew Holmes
Italian coffee culture is strong, just like the espresso, and cafes are always full no matter the time of day. In Rome, cappuccinos are fantastically frothy, and the espresso is always made with quality coffee beans and ground on site. One sip of an Italian coffee, and it will be hard to go back to » Read more

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