Rolf Eckhoff

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How Much Does It Really Cost To Live In Portugal? Here’s A Detailed Budget Breakdown

Cost Of Living In The Algarve: A Detailed Breakdown<p>When you think about the world’s cheapest places to live or retire, you probably think first of …

From high castles to underwater villages: A Grand Tour of Alentejo

It was not going according to plan. The expected balmy temperatures of early fall were nowhere to be found, and my watch showed instead 40°C (105°F). …

Shopping for secrets: Paris' covered passages exposed

The <i>passages couverts</i> (covered arcades) of Paris are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. Tucked behind decorative archways, the historic shopping passages situated on the Right Bank exude a sense of city life before Baron Haussmann's wrecking ball brought in spacious boulevards.<p>Dating back to the …

Why Portugal’s the place all the cool kids of wellness will go to unplug in 2018

When I moved to Portugal last winter, I thought, sure, I might be happier there than I’d been in Brooklyn, but I didn’t realize how much <i>healthier</i> I’d …

Where to Eat in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés Neighborhood

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in Paris’ Sixth Arrondissement, remains just as popular as ever today, and a focal point of most visitors’ trips …

Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?

<b>It is hard to imagine a period since the end of the Cold War when relations between Russia and the United States have been quite so bad.</b><p>US officials have described the joint Russian-Syrian onslaught against Aleppo as "barbarism" and warned that war crimes are being carried out.<p>The Russian president …

Geopolitics

The best of Lisbon: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: City of Spies walking tour</b><p>During the second world war, neutral Lisbon was a hotbed of espionage. The City of Spies guided walking tour shines a spotlight on that shadowy past, bringing some colourful characters, including the “real” James Bond, to life. In the Teatro Politeama, on …

Time I

Six Ways To Travel The World This Summer Without Spending A Dime

People offer a lot of reasons for not traveling more often, with lack of funds usually topping every list. At Uproxx, our basic argument is that traveling is more worthwhile than most of the other crap we spend our money on. Still, even though we firmly believe that travel is cheaper than most …

Where to Eat in Paris' Saint-Germain-des-Prés: 5 New Foodie Hotspots Shake Things Up

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris’s Left Bank neighbourhood of art galleries and antiques stores, age-old restaurants and high fashion boutiques, needs no introduction. The philosophers’ quarter, where Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre would wile away sunny afternoons over a <i>noisette</i> coffee or …

France

8 Secrets of Paris You've Never Heard Before

We love Paris's classic attractions—seeing the Eiffel Tower is always a thrill!—but if you're looking for hidden cafés, museums, and walks that …

France

Unexplored Spain: road-tripping around Extremadura

Often overlooked and underrated Extremadura is, in fact, one of Spain’s most fascinating regions, a mix of world-changing history and contemporary culinary delights.<p>This Portuguese-border-hugging homeland of many a conquistador is a place where the past lingers. Venture here and you’ll uncover …

Spring in Paris, My Adopted City, After the Attacks

“Heures Heureuses!” — Happy Hours! — trumpeted the chalkboard menu on the terrace of 92, rue de Charonne. And as I sipped my cocktail at an outdoor table, absorbing the euphoria of a perfect spring evening, the words felt more like an apt description than a promotion.<p>In a haze of cigarette smoke …

France

The non-tourist side of Portugal

Most people have heard of Porto, the quaint city on the Rio (River) Douro and the Atlantic coast in Northern Portugal. It rivals Lisbon in regards to history and attractions and is a popular destination for either the start or end point for cruise ships.<p>There's so much to do in the surrounding …

Best Things To See And Do In Paris’ 9th Arrondissement

Things to do in Lisbon: how to spend a weekend in Portugal's capital ​

Lisbon is the perfect port city. Set at Europe’s watery western fringes, it’s briny, a little brash and entirely sure of its own often determinedly …

European Travel

A local's guide to Seville

In the first of a new series showcasing our best local tipsters around the world, Kim Causier chooses her favourite 10 things to do in her adopted home town of Seville<p>To add a tip on Seville, click on comments or visit Been there<p>Heladería La Fiorentina<p>If there is any place where you can taste …

A trio of southern Portuguese reds

<b>Paseo Red, Lisboa, Portugal 2014 (£5.75,</b> <b>Oddbins</b><b>)</b> If you’re looking for budget red wine in Europe it pays to head south. In Italy that might be Puglia, in France the Languedoc-Roussillon and in Spain the dusty plains of Castilla-La Mancha or the cluster of regions around Valencia known as the …

Portugal

Paris travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

<b>Travel essentials</b><p><b>Why go now?</b><p>The French capital has a host of new, revived and hidden attractions, making the city ripe for another visit. After three …

Clotilde’s Paris Favorites

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook!I receive frequent requests for <b>restaurant and food shop recommendations</b> in Paris, so I decided …

France

The 10 Best Restaurants in the Algarve

Portugal’s sunny Algarve region is a vibrant tourist hub all year round, from its sun-soaked beaches to its rugged inland panoramas and traditional …

European Travel

Gear of The Year – 2015

Gear of The Year Michael Reichmann’s Choices 2015 was not a banner year in terms of photographic equipment. In the area of pro and enthusiast level …

Cameras