For years, these “ruin bars” or “ruin pubs”, a literal translation from the Hungarian word romkocsma, were considered temporary, since one might pop up for a single summer, only to disappear by the winter or re-open at another address. However, Budapest now has around 20 ruin pubs and counting, with bars spilling out beyond the […]
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Sintra is an easy day trip from Lisbon. The rusty, old trains with graffiti covered windows run every fifteen minutes from Rossio Station, taking forty minutes to trudge through Lisbon’s more unattractive suburbs, until they pass through a tunnel into the lush, green Sintra Hills.
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia and the final destination of the pilgrimage following the “Way of St. James” with various routes running from France along the northern Spanish coast, and from Portugal and Andalucía in the south. However, there is more to Santiago than its holy and religious associations. Galicia is a […]