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6 Ways to see Budapest, Hungary on a tight budget


Budapest Hungary is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Aptly it is called Queen of the Danube as the old Buda is on the right bank of the river while Pest sits on the left.

Travel to Budapest and explore its more than 1000 years of history and culture. As a tourist, you don’t have to worry about spending a lot in Budapest. There are several ways you can enjoy Budapest on a budget:

Walking Tours

Ready those walking shoes when you get to Budapest since there is no other way to know the city by walking through its streets. No, you will not have to walk them on your own. The city provides free walking tours that take about two and a half hours. The guides, of course, will appreciate some tips.

City Park

Travel Guide: Paris holiday in July

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A Paris holiday in July can get pretty exciting. We remind you that tourism in the City of Lights is at its peak this month and their museums and other Paris best destinations can get pretty crowded. The locals though will most likely be having an exodus, having a vacation in Spain or the French Riviera. So July can be pretty nice for tourists and travelers while the locals get pretty claustrophobic of their beautiful city.

The weather in Paris will be around 15 degrees Celsius through 25 degrees Celsius so walking around the city will not be an issue. The sunny terraces are very inviting for those who want to enjoy a glass of drink. You may also be lucky to catch some items for your collections back home since there are a lot of good deals to grab during some Paris summer sales.

Travel Guide: Enjoying the best Vancouver destinations for free

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A recent study named Vancouver among the most expensive cities for residents in North America. If you are planning to have a Vancouver holiday though and have a tight budget, this metro in British Columbia has a lot to offer. You do not have spend a lot if you want to enjoy in the biggest metropolis of Canada.

Nature lovers

There are a lot of places in Vancouver that you can enjoy for free. If you love lush green surroundings and the breeze, walk along the Stanley Park’s seawall trail. Those who want to learn about the plants and wildlife of this region can visit the Lost Lagoon Nature House without buying any ticket to enter. There are also bird watching walks across the park that welcomes any donation to keep them going. Most Vancouver attractions that you can enter for free orthose managed by volunteers will be grateful if you can donate something to help them with their operations.

Mini travel guide to enjoying Chamonix

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The restaurants in Chamonix is far more than fondue and raclette as you usually hear about and picture them. Shadowed by the grand Mont Blanc in the region of Haute-Savoie, Chamonix is home to the best restaurants in all of French Alps.

Enjoy popular cheeses like the tomme de savoie and the gruyere de montagne with a bottle of Savoy wine and some cured saucissons.

Best things to do in Chamonix

When going on a Chamonix holiday on a tight budget, you can save some money by packing some food instead of buying lunch up the mountain. Grab some bread at Au Pain d’Antan. Get a warm artisan loaf with chorizo and olives for just 1.10 euros.

Enjoy the great views of the Drus, Grandes Jorasse, and Mer de Glace peaks. Ride to the top, around 1,913 meters, by taking the Train du Montenvers. Enjoy the ice caves and then enjoy some drinks at the Hotel du Montenvers. Return tickets go for 25 euros.

The Great South African Hitchhike: Tips for the Roadside Adventurer

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Africa, dubbed as the Cradle of Civilization, is a continent teeming with different realities and opportunities as there are landscapes. The best way to experience this is through a slow communion with the land and its people. Bumming a ride from passersby is a sure way to let Africa wind its way into the heart.

Asides from the various sights you’ll see there are also various individuals you’ll meet along the way. There are many volunteers who make their way through Africa by way of hitchhiking and various convoys traverse the rugged highways of the continent. You’ll have a lot of interesting conversations along the way.

Riding through different vehicles and different kinds of people will put you in situations that maybe partly uncomfortable but will nonetheless open you to the strangeness of life.

Here are some tips to help you survive and have a great time while negotiating with everyday life on the road in Southern Africa.

10 Best Global Food Markets

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Going to places and exploring their culture is not enough without enjoying the country’s best delicacies. But dining doesn’t have to be fancy all the time. Eating in a kiosk or local market is fun and practical. It won’t take your time choosing the best dress nor finding the perfect shoes to enjoy this nibbles. You can eat it anyway you want, standing up or sitting down without worries on making your clothes dirty. Munch as much as you can with these best global food markets.

La Vucciria, Palermo, Italy

Make sure that you know how to get out of the maze as you enter this smelly and rough market. Their products include pomegranates and Pantelleria capers.

Try this:

If this is your first time, you should try Pane c’a meusa,a yummy spleen sandwhich which can be bought in every stall. Trying this out is part of their ritual.

The world’s craziest public transports

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Are you the adventurous type or do you always mind the gap? Test your limits and dare to get on the following rides.

When we travel to foreign countries, we like to make sure that we’re always in good hands. Safety is a primary issues for travelers especially those who are visiting a certain country for the first time. Many airlines nowadays earn the trust of their patrons not just because of the cheap flights that they offer, but also because of the safety they can provide their passengers, especially after the 9/11 tragedy. Before you board a plane these days, you have to be ready to subject yourself to various checks and inspections. Sea tragedies have taught ferry operators to be strict in implementing capacity limits for passengers; having the proper rescue gear is also regularly checked in major shipping lines.

Becoming a Travel Guide

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Travel is not something that makes everybody jump up and sing. To some, it is a tedious thing that needs to be undertaken. For some, it is something to look forward to once in a way. There are however a select few for whom travel is a passion. They are the kind who would always like to be on the move, seeing different places and meeting different people all the time. These are the kind of people who need to enter the travel industry as guides and tour operators.