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French Dialogue Practice: Greetings and Introductions

Read this dialogue with a partner to practice your pronunciation<p>The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. Try practicing this dialogue with …

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Time Poor? How To Get An Epic Rig With Minimal Training, According To Sam Wood

Time is the pestering constant that no living organism has ever overcome. In modern society it's also part of a more common gripe: I don't have …

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24 Hours in Paris with Anne Ditmeyer of Pret a Voyager

My head starts to spin when thinking about how I would spend a single day in one of the dreamiest cities in the world, but when we posed the task to …

Visiting Paris: Crème Brûlée on a Shoestring

PARIS -the city of lights, love and romance, and one of the most expensive cities in the world. So when my husband suggested we spend an important …

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

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Barcelona Popular restaurants & hotspots

‘Veggie for non-veggies’ is an overused tag line but at this Barceloneta hotspot it actually does fit the bill.<p>Head to this poncy part of Barcelona …

Weekend Project: Build your own budget-friendly electric bicycle for under $500

Electric bicycles make commuting around cities and urban areas much easier, but the good ones can be quite hard on your wallet. High quality electric bicycles by top brands like Trek’s Super Commuter 8s or Raleigh Redux IE offer both high performance and high quality in a sleek package. However, …

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15 Best Things to Do in Paris | U.S.News Travel

If it's your first time to Paris, you'll probably want to spend some time at the world-renowned Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame, but don't …

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The other things to do in Barcelona

What are the best things to see in <b>Barcelona</b>? For most people, a trip to the Spanish capital means <b>Gaudi</b> architecture, the L<b>a Rambla Avenue</b> and a whole …

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Best & Essential Things To Do In Barcelona. An Insider's Guide.

After living in this sun-drenched city for 5 life-changing years, Ben Holbrook shares his personal recommendations on the very best things to do in …

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Summer in <b>Barcelona</b> – though humid – is not as blisteringly hot as other Spanish cities. Between late July and early September, most locals with the means leave town, which makes for a quiet, traffic-free experience.<p>Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean …

How to not get robbed in Barcelona

Barcelona is a wonderful place to live, but it’s a den of thieves. It’s topped the poll as worst city in the world for pickpockets, and the sad truth …

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Cheap tapas bars in Barcelona

With few Catalans feeling like spending large sums on eating out, Barcelona's restaurants and bars are thinking up original ways of pulling in customers, especially the tapas bars<p>Tell us about your favourite Barcelona tapas bar by adding a comment<p>The financial crisis in Spain – the country saw its …

Spanish Food and Drink Tours in Barcelona

Find out about food and drink tours and workshops in the Spanish city of Barcelona. Spanish cuisine is famous for fresh ingredients, iconic dishes …

A Local Insiders Guide on Things to Do in Barcelona, Spain

The Best of Barcelona

Barcelona has a tremendous amount to offer in a city that doesn’t feel too crowded or too urban. It’s clean, contemporary, and fun. The metro is also …

Barcelona's best tapas bars

There are menus listing tempting tapas just about everywhere you turn in the Catalan capital. The choice can be overwhelming, and nowhere else but …

6 Amazing Places to Eat in Barcelona

From breakfast to late-night dinner, here are six insider picks in Barcelona.<p>Albert Adrià, co-creator of the legendary El Bulli, loves breakfast at …

Barcelona Travel Guide: 10 Tips for Avoiding the Crowds

Barcelona is the seventh most popular destination in Europe, a fact that filled me with trepidation before I flew there for an eight-day stay last …

100 Things to Do in Barcelona

We could make this list 1,000 things to do in Barcelona, but for the moment 100 will do. From Pedralbes Monastery to the Picasso Museum, Gaudi …

Top 5 Tips to Discover Barcelona on a Budget - Vagabondish

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe. With a longstanding history, amazing architecture, beautiful beaches and magical mountain …

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Expert guide to Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

Top 10 cultural sights in Barcelona and beyond

From Gaudi and Dali to ancient churches and massive ships, there are plenty of wonders in Barcelona and beyond to keep culture vultures’ eyes and …

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12 Amazing Things To See And Do On A First Trip To Barcelona

Barcelona is possibly one of Europe’s most iconic cities. From the stunning works of Gaudi to the sunset views from Sagrat Cor, there’s a slice of …

European Travel

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As recommended by the staff at Pakta. —Michael Idov

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11 Tips to Avoid Crowds in Paris France

Paris is one of those cities that you either love or hate. Either way, you know you are not in Paris alone. There are masses of people everywhere, …

France

10 tips for visiting the Palace of Versailles near Paris

The most glittering jewel of France’s royal past is undoubtedly the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles in French).<p>Once home to kings and …

European Travel

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Paris

Paris draws over 80 million visitors every year. In order to be able to enjoy and experience Paris to the fullest, without becoming overwhelmed by …