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.
Imagine taking a scenic boat ride for 20 minutes across a beautiful bay as your daily commute. Well this is what some of the locals in Santander, Spain do each day. However, along with them are tourists who want a wonderful day trip to Somo and, of course, the pilgrims walking the Santiago de Compostela which crosses Northern Spain. And all this for a bargain 5 Euros, return ticket. Great for budget travellers.
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.
Istanbul, a transcontinental city in both Europe and Asia. Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus Strait resulting in it being part of Eurasia. I have to admit Istanbul surprised me. The first time I went there, I had 10 days free and was keen to explore Istanbul attractions and activities, as well as other areas within that region. I loved the city so much, I stayed there for the full 10 days. We all know that exploring cities can be expensive wherever you are in the world which is why I have put together these 10 free things to do in Istanbul.
When it comes to travelling in the twenty-first century, we no longer require a compass, matches and a phonecard. Smartphones are quickly taking over the world with their useful apps and intuitive functions to aid the traveller in his or her journeys. In 2017, the typical traveller may set off with a 45-litre backpack, a few clothes, some money, a smartphone and little else. While going back to basics appeals to many young travellers, the technology available to the most discerning adventurer can make any travelling experience all the more worthwhile.