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The 5 Best Countries for Retirement

A lot of us envision a life outside of our home country when we finally call time on our working life. After decades of toil and with the kids now all grown up, it makes sense to live out your autumn years in a land you’ve always dreamed of exploring.

When it comes to moving to distant lands to enjoy our retirement, however, it’s not always a case of wishes coming true. Unless money is no object, you have to balance the deep-seated desire with some reality.

What this means is we need to be practical when choosing places to retire because the best doesn’t necessarily equal ideal, especially when factoring in the overall cost of putting down roots.

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Top Places to See on a Walking Tour of Barcelona

The Capital of Catalonia. The City of Counts. Barcelona has many names because it’s famous for many reasons. One of the reasons behind Barcelona’s popularity is its size; Barcelona is the second largest in all of Spain and the largest city in Catalonia. Big cities always have plenty of things to see, do, wear, hear, and eat, and Barcelona is no exception.

When you visit Barcelona, expect your schedule to fill up insanely fast; between annual festivals, live concerts, and street fairs, Barcelona is sure to keep you busy. This is doubly true if you’re a football fan. This city is the home of the world-famous FC Barcelona club after all!

A trip to Barcelona is definitely a trip to remember. You could cruise through the city in a car or on a bus… or you could take a walking tour of Barcelona. When on foot, you get to savor every sight and make the most of every moment.

Drop your heavy bags at a Barcelona luggage storage spot and start walking! Here are some of Barcelona’s best attractions that you can only experience on a walking tour of the city.

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What You Could Get in Madrid for $10 – How to Stretch the Budget to Travel Around Spain’s Capital City

Hola, mi amor!

So, after covering Seville just a couple of weeks ago, we’re going back to Spain to see how we can stretch $10 USD to travel in another city in the country. And this time, we’re off to the capital city of Spain: Madrid.

If I have to be honest, I personally don’t know much about the city except for being a football fan that forced me to familiarize myself with Real Madrid FC.

I think it’s only through football that gets me understood about other stuff, from the heat between Real and Barcelona that has something to do with the political situation. Yada yada yada.

Now, thanks to Martin of Madrid Discovery, we’ll get closer to the capital city and see how far we could get there with your $10 USD!

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What You Could Get in Seville for $10 – Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Southern Andalusia

Hi everyone!

Back again to $10, time flies so fast when you’re in the quarantine… The next thing you know, it’s the last post in August’s $10 series already!

This week, we’re going to Southern Andalusia to talk about places and activities you shouldn’t miss in the capital city: Seville.

After covering Cordoba and listing Cruzcampo as one of the most recommended local beer around the world, thanks to Paulina of Visit Southern Spain, we could find out more things to do on the budget in South Andalusia.

So, what could you get in Seville on the budget? Check this out!

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If You’re Going to Do Barcelona, Do It Right!

Barcelona is the quintessential city break destination – perhaps the most popular in Europe. And it’s not hard to see why. Spain’s second-largest urban area is home to fabulous restaurants, stunning views of the Med, and countless cultural monuments. 

Doing Barcelona right, though, is a big challenge. The city – like so many in southern Europe – is complicated. If you’ve never been before, the history, culture, and politics can leave your head spinning. 

This guide covers some of the essential things that you need to know about the city. Being wise to them can help you have a more enjoyable visit. 

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