Destinations, Europe, Lisbon, Portugal

Lunch With Friends Lisbon: We Hate Tourism Tours

I stand on the street corner in Lisbon, waiting. A stranger appears and tells me that he is taking me for lunch. Then another appears and another. Soon there is a group of us, all strangers but all going to lunch. Awkward? Possibly – until little miniature bottles of Moscatelito are pulled out to break the ice and we all say cheers to our new friendships.
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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Portugal

A Tourist Guide To Coimbra, Portugal: 10 Free Things To Do In Coimbra.

I had never heard of Coimbra, a lesser-known city in central Portugal. However, it has a place in many Portuguese hearts as a place where they studied at its UNESCO World Heritage University. But being in a historic city in Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Coimbra which will give you the top 10 free things to see as well as other options and some great tips to make your stay in Coimbra, Portugal more enjoyable.

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Destinations, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do On New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is often considered one of the most stunning places on earth to visit. Because of its vibrant cities and numerous historical landmarks, however, the North Island attracts much more attention. In fact, the South Island only contains about 23% of the total country’s population! Although it’s sparsely populated, this island offers plenty of gorgeous landmarks, glaciers, mountains, and views to feast your eyes upon. There are also plenty of activities and adventures to partake in as well. The great news about visiting the South Island is that because so many of the attractions are outdoors, they are usually free! Here’s our pick of the top ten free things to do on this breathtaking Kiwi island.

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Destinations, Europe, Portugal

Walking the plan: Boardwalk between Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho, Portugal.

My hair is like a birds nest on top of my head. The words are whisked away from my mouth before I even realise I have spoken. But the sun still beats down on me making the wind that’s whipping my skin seem not so bad. It’s late September and I am walking the boardwalk between Vila Nova de Gaia and Espinho in North Portugal and I can see why this area is popular with kite surfers.

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Portugal

A Tourist Guide to Braga, Portugal: 10 Free Things To Do in Braga

Braga, for me, is a lesser-known city in Northern Portugal. However, I was surprised to learn that it is, in fact, Portugal’s third-largest city. Braga in Portugal is well known for Pilgrims and for religious reasons. But being in a large city in Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Braga which will give you the top 10 free things to see as well as other options and some great tips to make your stay in Braga, Portugal more enjoyable.

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Destinations, Europe, Musings, Spain

Saving Kittens Whilst Travelling In Spain: Tiggers Story

Ahead of me, I could see something stumbling across the road. Unsteady on its feet and squeaking. A tiny tabby kitten, hungry and alone. Or so I thought. I scooped her up and held her tight to soothe her and let her know it was going to be alright. Against a wall lay another kitten, ginger, lying still, limp and completely covered with ants. The were no signs of life until I gave him a gentle nudge. He gasped and fell still again. I brushed away the ants and held him with his sister and tried to give them some water.

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Spain

A Tourist Guide to León, Spain: 10 free things to do in León

León (or spelt Leon for those who can’t find an accent on their keyboards) is a lesser-known city in Northern Spain but is well known by Pilgrims who are walking the Camino Way. I would say it is well worth a visit due to its beautiful architecture and its accessibility to the surrounding national park, the Picos de Europa. As it is less popular than more well-known cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Santander, it is friendlier on your purse strings. However you can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Leon which will give you the top 10 free things to see as well as other options and some great tips to make your stay in León, Spain more enjoyable.

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Travel Tips

Wild Camping Advice, Tips and My Must Have Items.

Wild camping is a great way to get away from it all and have some time in nature. Whether you are doing this local to your home as a bit of an adventure or you are doing it whilst away to get to those less accessible areas, it is a fantastic experience and one that I highly recommend. There are a few items that I just love using when I am wild camping which I really want to share with you in this post but I am also aware that some people have never really experienced wild camping, so I will touch lightly on what wild camping is and the must-have equipment you need.

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