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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Riaño, Spain tourist guide: Why you should visit and things to do.

Imagine being told that you had to leave your home. That the land that had been in your family for centuries was going to generate hydroelectric power and reduce flooding in the surrounding area. The forfeit for this was that your home was going to be underwater for years to come. This is what happened to the villagers of Riaño (or Riano if you can’t find the ñ on your keyboard)  and six other villages located in the Cantabrian mountains, the foothills of Picos de Europa in Northern Spain.

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Spain

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

Beautiful Noja in northern Spain gets a massive thumbs up from me. With its long sandy beaches, spectacular rocks jutting out of the sea and historic places there is so much to do and see. Encircled by green hills which are irresistible to climb I spent my days swimming in the sea and hiking. But there is more to Noja than what a lot of people come for, the beach. This is why I have decided to write this tourist guide of things to do in Noja, Spain and guess what! They are all free!

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Spain

A Tourist Guide To Santander, Spain: 10 free things to do.

Santander in northern Spain, Cantabria region is mostly unspoilt by tourism despite its great travel connection with with the UK and natural beauty. Surrounded by mountains, Santander certainly has character despite losing a lot of its history in a fire in 1941. Although it is a city, and a transport hub, it does not have to be expensive especially when you have this tourist guide to the top 10 free things to do in Santander so that you can travel on a budget.

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Santander Lighthouse: The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse

As I sit on the edge of the cliff top, I gaze out at the sea. The fresh sea air blowing my hair in the wind. This is a spot of many a life lost. An eerie history where Falangists where thrown over the cliffs by Republicans as well as boats tricked into crashing onto these cliffs by wreckers. But this is also one of the nicest viewpoints over the Bay of Santander and the home of The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse (Santander Lighthouse).

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Taking the Pilgrimage to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain

As the waves crashed against the bridge connecting the little church on the rocks, to the mainland, my mind could imagine how the pilgrims coming to this place would feel edging their way here in a storm. How the many lives that have been lost at sea around this treacherous coast. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain used to be just know well known amongst pilgrims but now it is the most well known due to the tv series, Game of Thrones. This hermitage, on the small island which you can access via a man-made bridge is historically known as an important fortress in battles and against pirate attacks.

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Destinations, Europe, France

Travelling And Living In My Car In The North of France

France is well known by the English for frogs legs, great wine and garlic snails. But I will most remember France for it being the starting place for my grand Western European Tour. With cheap ferries from Dover, UK, when I had to leave the country in a hurry due to the small print of my travel insurance, I found myself in France armed with a 14 year old Nissan X-trail and a blow up bed.

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Destinations, Europe, France, Free Things To Do

A Tourist Guide To Bordeaux, France: 10 Free Things To Do

Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site before it is a city. Why? Because all of the city centre and a lot of its surrounding areas are UNESCO sites. Not only is Bordeaux known for its classical and neo-classical architecture but it is also world famous for its wine. But being in a cultured city such as Bordeaux in France doesn’t need to put you out of pocket. That is why I have found these 10 free things to do whilst you are in Bordeaux on a budget and have put it together as my Bordeaux tourism guide.

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Musings, Travel Tips

Ryanair: their middle seat, money making scheme?

There have been a lot of reports in the media about Ryanair splitting up passengers who do not pay for an upgrade. This is my recent experience.

 

I have flown Ryanair many times, and although I am ranting away about them, I will most likely fly with them again. Why? Because they are a budget airline and I am a budget traveller. I like cheap flights to great places. I love a great deal, and if you know how to handle them properly, Ryanair will give you just that . . .cheap flights.

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Destinations, Europe, France, Free Things To Do

A Tourist Guide To Angers, France: 10 Free Things To Do.

The historic city of Angers is in western France. Situated in the Loire Valley it is a popular place to use as a base to explore the surrounding areas. But visiting a city can really tug on your purse strings which is why I have tried and tested these 10 free things to do in Angers, France. It’s just a train ride away from Paris and London; it is well worth visiting even if just to see its Gothic Angevin architecture style. Angers was the fourth city I visited on my grand tour of Europe where I lived and slept in my car.

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