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Has my car been towed? Get it back in Barcelona

Car Towed Away Sticker Barcelona

Has my car been towed? Get it back in Barcelona It’s tough being a foreigner sometimes. You don’t know the rules. You can’t speak the language. That two lane road you parked on last night has suddenly become four lanes, and your car has disappeared. If, like us, your car gets towed away and impounded [...]

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Tibidabo amusement park – nostalgic family fun

Tibidabo amusement park – nostalgic family fun For a gentle rush there is nothing to beat Tibidabo, Barcelona’s iconic mountain, amusement park and family playground. While weekend visitors from around the globe flock to Barcelona city centre to see Gaudi’s visionary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, people with small children head for a cooler mountainside location [...]

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Castilla y Leon – UNESCO World of wonders

Burgos Cathedral

Castilla y Leon – UNESCO World of Wonders Castilla y Leon in Northern Spain is something of a king of the castle when it comes to history and heritage, boasting eight UNESCO World Heritage listings including three provincial cities (Avila, Segovia and Salamanca) and the pilgrim trail of the Camino de Santiago. In this, the [...]

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Introducing Castilla y Leon and Valladolid

Valladolid Cathedral http://www.flickr.com/photos/married_in_toronto/5958082859/ Image by zooey_ http://www.flickr.com/photos/married_in_toronto/

Introducing Castilla y Leon and Valladolid In this, the first of two posts brought to you in collaboration with Turismo Castilla y Leon, we’re exploring Valladolid. This Spanish provincial city serves as the administrative capital of the fascinating Spanish region of Castilla y Leon, a large landlocked area in northern central Spain that is branded [...]

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Postcards from… fairy tale Copenhagen

Copenhagen E-card - Budget

Postcards from… fairy tale Copenhagen This is the third in our series of “Postcards from…” brought to you in conjunction with Budget UK.  This time we’re in a city of fairy tales. The famous Palaces of Amelienborg (above) have their own very real Queen and Princes in residence, which of course is the stuff of [...]

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Postcards from… London’s Best Views

Postcard from London

Postcards from… the Best Views of London This is the second in our series of “Postcards from…” brought to you in conjunction with Budget UK. This time we’re in London with suggestions for five top places to send postcards of the best views of London from.  We know a postcard may sound old fashioned, so if [...]

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Postcards from… Amsterdam

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Postcards from… Amsterdam This is the first in a new series of posts, “Postcards from…” brought to you in conjunction with Budget UK. In each post we’ll take you to a different European city and pick out five cool places to send a postcard from.  I know, a postcard sounds old fashioned, so if you [...]

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Bike, bus, boot or banger: 4 great ways to see Berlin

Bus at Brandenburg Gate Berlin

Bike, bus, boot or banger: 4 great ways to see Berlin For me, one of the joys of a city break is ditching the car. And in Europe, where parking charges can be astronomical, and traffic terrifying, I wouldn’t dream of taking my own vehicle. While doing without a car can feel like you’ve lost an arm [...]

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Trabi Safari: the Berlin Wall Ride in a Trabant

Zebra Striped Trabant

A Trabi Safari in Berlin One of the quirkier ways we saw Berlin on our recent Expedia Blogger Shaped Berlin weekend was by taking a Trabi Safari. Trabant cars (or Trabis as they are fondly known) were the most common cars in the East while the Berlin wall separated East from West. Waiting lists were [...]

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Berlin Cabaret: Loft at the Chamaleon Theatre

The LOFT Enemble by 7 Fingers Photo by Andy Phillipson

 Berlin Cabaret: Loft at the Chamaleon Theatre Berlin has been called the Capital of Cabaret and a top priority of our Expedia Blogger Shaped Travel trip was to take in a live show. But even as we picked up the tickets, we had no idea how much we’d be drawn into the spectacle of the [...]

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