Archive for Europe

Quickie: 48 Hours In… Athens

text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

Despite the hustle and bustle typical of any growing metropolis, Athens managed to retain some of its rustic charm – public parks filled with palm trees, tavernas and cafes in every corner. Then there’s the vibrant streets of Monastiraki and the numerous historic ruins that best define Greek capital. (read more here)


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Postcard Moment: Greek Ruins

photo By: Nina Sarmiento

Sunset at Cape Sounion - site of the ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon - god of the sea

A tour of Vatican City

Note: In my previous post, I listed down ways on how to travel for less in Europe. One of which is to just roam around and tour the many fab landmarks, museums and galleries which you can visit either for free or for a token fee.

Last week I posted Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. where I showed that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin! Last Wednesday, l showed you how you can have fun in Rome without racking up massive credit card debt.

 

If you want to extend that Roman holiday, you might even go to Vatican City. Enjoy!

Text and Photos by Nina Sarmiento

The Vatican City is the seat of the Pope, the leader of the Catholic flock. A sightseeing tour of Rome won’t be complete without a side trip to this walled enclave, a sovereign city state in Italy’s capital. (read more here)

Quickie: 48 Hours in…Rome

text and photos by: Nina Sarmiento

Note: In my previous post, I listed down ways on how to travel less in Europe. One of which is to just roam around and tour the many fab landmarks, museums and galleries which you can visit either for free or for a token fee.

Last week I reposted Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. where I showed that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin!

 

This week, I will show you how you can have fun in Rome without having to bust your budget. (read more here)

Quickie: 48 hours in… Dublin

Text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

In my previous post, I listed down ways on how to travel for less in Europe. One of which is to just roam around and tour the many fab landmarks, museums and galleries which you can visit either for free or for a token fee.

This is why I’m re-posting this week Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. I’m positive that this post will show that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin!

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Dublin – the city of a thousand pubs and a thousand bards, the historically hip capital of Ireland. In this city full of Craic (ah..that’s the Old Irish for a dose of fun!), sightseeing means an itinerary filled with something old, new and wonderfully brewed. (read more here)

Q and A: Stephanie Lee

interview by Prime Sarmiento

Stephanie Lee is the author of Art of Solo Travel: A Girl’s Guide. This book is perhaps the ultimate guide for women who prefer and enjoy to travel on their own.
In 2008, after six years of full-time work, Stephanie caught the travel bug and left everything behind to embark on a solo open-ended journey which took her all around the world.
The thirty-something Stephanie has lived in three different countries. She was born in Malaysia,spent her teenage years in the U.S. and is now working as an architect in Sydney. She still travels and contributes articles to Indie Travel Podcast.
Stephanie has traveled extensively in Europe. In this interview with Gypsygals Tales, Stephanie discusses why and how solo female travel gals can enjoy roaming around Europe.
(read more here)

 

Cheap and Chic: How To Travel For Less in Europe

posted by: Nina Sarmiento

Europe is expensive, and in touristy cities like Paris and London, prices shoot up during the peak summer season. But there are cheap ways to go around Europe and still have a fun and fab time: (read more here)

Safe and Solo in Europe: Travel Safety Tips

posted by: Nina Sarmiento

It is safe for women to travel alone through Europe. Key European cities such as Paris, London, Berlin,Vienna and Geneva are among the cities in the world that provide the best quality of living to its residents, according to the Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey. Cities included in this list are noted , among other things, for their low crime rates and political and economic stability. (read more here)

Going Solo: Best Way To Travel in Europe

text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

(It’s summer and this is the perfect time to visit Europe! So every week, from today until September, Gypsygals Tales is publishing a blog post that will help solo female travelers enjoy Europe in style without breaking the bank.)

The green green grass of Ireland: Ahh summer, the best time to visit Europe

I like traveling solo around Europe. I can wander around at my own pace, in my own time. I don’t have to compromise. I don’t ask for someone else’s permission.I can do all the things that I want – visiting museums, shopping for gifts, taking photos of churches, castles and bridges. At night, I can relax in my room and read a book, no one forcing me to get sauced in a bar. Hellooo…I live in Ireland where I spend most nights drinking with my friends in a pub. Why bother going overseas just to get some alcohol, duh! (read more here)

Postcard Moment: The Octopus is Infallible

posted by Nina Sarmiento

Paul the Octopus nearly become a part of this:

Paul are you in there?

But Iniesta’s goal definitely saved his skin err  his tentacles and now Paul is enjoying the limelight. (read more here)

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