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What is your must-see place in Europe to visit?

I will be teaching abroad for one year in Madrid and plan to travel like crazy. My travel blog, To Abroad in Beyond​, contains many of the cities I have been to and I hope to visit new places to add to it. I am a cheap hostel/backpacking type so anything over luxurious does not appeal to me. 

If I could only do one trip, where is the one place I HAVE to go while abroad?

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    Destinations in Western Europe are usually very well-covered, but how about Bulgaria? It's fairly off the beaten path, and offers, no joke, some of the best food in the whole of Europe and some of the oldest ruins on the continent.

    Bulgaria's one of those travel destinations that really surprise those who visit it... It's a beautiful country, and although the people here don't smile very often, they're very genuine and kind-hearted. And did I mention the food?

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    Hi Olivia, I see you've been alot of places. Get ready, Oktoberfest is a blast. Make friends with some locals and get into as many tents as possible!!! Please explore all the wonderful riches of Spain. Go back to Barcelona for at least 4 days. Visit Sitges and charming Cadaqués. Spend time in Andalucía. Explore Seville during the fair. Go to Granada, Cordoba (Spain) and visit the white villages. Visit Alicante and Valencia. Stay close to Madrid and visit the wonderful cities of Toledo, Ávila, Cuenca, Salamanca and Segovia. Take the train to San Sebastian and Bilbao. Traveling in your home country is both time and cost efficient. I envy you. Have a great great year abroad.

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    Florence, Italy is an absolute must. I've been there twice (once as a side trip while on a yacht charter vacation) and I think it may be the most wondrous city that I have even been captivated by. Steeped in history and arguably the birthplace of the Renaissance.

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    Croatia It's an amazing country that is rich with history as well as stunningly beautiful. It is cheaper than other countries in that area, allowing you to see more, do more. Check out the small island of Vis I spent two weeks there roaming the vineyards and lounging on the beaches. Best two weeks of my life!

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    I've decided I may have been Italian in another lifetime. :-) Italy speaks to me and Venice is absolutely magical to me!

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    Every city speaks to people differently so good call hopping around though I will say as time allows, try to do at least 4 days in a given major city. This will give you enough time to really explore and see if you like it, plus much less stressful than packing up your life and moving every few days.

    My favorite city is still Berlin with Barcelona close behind. Both have amazing art and are the biggest party cities I've ever been to, you can and should stay out every evening (even weekdays, winter, whatever) till 4 am. I enjoy Berlin for the unpretentious vibe but world class food and drink, an amazing metro system, and so much history scattered throughout a very modern tech city. Barcelona for the views, weather, and beaches plus check out some urban hikes that overlook the entire city. Both are really inexpensive for the value you get.

    Il Palio in Siena was one of my greatest experiences in Europe. Such a wild event and you should stand in the center the whole day, plus party in the winning contrade (ward) that evening.

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    Not sure if it still counts as "Europe" - Iceland. Ive been there both in the summer and in winter. Both amazingly beautiful and also different. see my full trip itinerary and photos:

    Summer version

    https://www.pebblar.com/Trips/index/183

    Winter version

    https://www.pebblar.com/Trips/index/184



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    Hello Olivia! :)

    I live in Macedonia, so if you are planning to visit the Balkans you can come to see my country also. I live in a small village called Vevchani, near to the border with Albania. My family runs a tourism business, we have traditional restaurant with two apartments above it. Kutmičevica Pension promotes the historical and cultural heritage of the picturesque village of Vevčani, situated at the foot of Jablanica Mountain, 14 km away from Ohrid Lake, at the altitude of 930 meters. This wonderfully restored 19th century rooming-house has retained its original structure and been kitted out with authentic fixtures and furnishings. Positioned in the picturesque village of Vevcani, the restaurant Kutmicevica uses the advantage of the completely unpolluted soil around the village to grow and produce organic vegetables and fruits. During your stay in Kutmicevica Vevcani, as a guest you will see up close the support being extended to the continued preservation of the regions traditional structures, cuisine and rituals and beautiful panorama of the Struga Valley and the magnificent Ohrid Lake. Kutmičevica Pension has double and three-bed comfortable apartments with private facilities, airconditioning, cable TV and Wifi, and I can tell you that it is actually a cheap accommodation. At the Kutmicevica Pension, guests can feast on hearty Macedonian cuisine, along with the local community, and you can also visit the nearby cities, tourism attractions and also Vevchanithe beautiful mountains and pure nature. So I'll be glad to have you as our guest. :)

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    Istanbul, by far is my first choice. Galapagos is up there too!

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    Belgium is a perfect place to go when you have only the weekends... You can visit Brussels, Bruges and Ghent in just 2 or 3 days.

    Since it´s a small country, you need only an hour or so to go from one city to the next.

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    You should visit Turkey , Greece, Italy!!

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    Hi Olivia,

    Great blog, my all time favourite country in Europe is Italy and I see that you have been to Venice a few times, toured Tuscany and lived in Rome for a couple of months. Italy is in your blood so how about a tour of Puglia ? I love that part of Italy and many of the towns are connected by train, although the rail service in Puglia can be a bit patchy. There are two train companies that operate here: www.trenitalia.com and www.fseonline.it and you could plan a lot in advance. The coast is particularly beautiful and Puglia has some of the best food in Italy! You can fly from Madrid to Brindisi with Alitalia (through Rome) Ryanair (via Bergamo The weather is good from April to late October.

    Dublin Cork and Edinburgh are great cities to visit, as is Copenhagen and all are connected by low-cost airlines from Madrid

    Within Spain I love Seville Grenada Cordoba (Spain) Gerona and Toledo There are lots of lovely villages in the Sierra Nevada east of Malaga that are worth checking out, like FrigilianaFrigilianaLisbon is another favourite and is connected to Madrid by train. Have a blast!


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    Finland. It's so underrated. The cities are full of cool architecture, great shopping, excellent transit and a variety of dining. And you're never more than a train/bus ride from getting out to a national park for hiking. The prices are reasonable, everything works reliably, the people are nice and there are tons of music festivals in the summer. My favorite spots were Turku, Helsinki, Suomenlinna and Nuuksion National Park.

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    It must be Malta. Malta has everything from sunshine to history.

    People are super friendly and most of all English is the second language!.

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    I really loved Germany. I saw in your blog you already went to Munich, I was going to advise you this city. I also loved Berlin, and Hamburg is known to be very beautiful.
    You should also try the United Kingdom, Scotland and Ireland (I personnally dream to go there for a trip).

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    Zermatt in Switzerland. It is where you can see the Matterhorn. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world- you should go in summer!

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    There are many 'must see' places in Europe. Since you are in Madrid, I would say a weekend in nearby Toledo Spain would be very high on my list. If you can swing it, get a room at the Toledo Parador. It is across the river from the old city and has one of the most amazing views in all of Europe. Request a room with a balcony and great viewpoint. Here is a panoramic photo of that view. The medieval town is fun to tour too.

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    The medieval city of Dubrovnik is a jewel. Beautiful city with walls that can be walked offering spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea. Time your visit to avoid the Cruise ships!!

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    If you like museums remember they are free in London, but you pay for them in Paris. The opposite with churches/cathedrals in both places.

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    Hi Olivia!

    GREAT blog! You look like you have lots of interesting stories to tell.

    The Balkans = Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania. These were the four countries we recently visited and they were amazing. I can't wait to get back there and see the rest of the beautiful region.

    And the people are so generous and amazing. This farming family in Albania made lunch for 8 of us when we went swimming in a local swimming hole which turned out to be their front garden. AlbaniaYou can check out our stories and see inspiration for the Balkans in my blog: http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/

    Enjoy your time in Madrid - I love that place!

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