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Moving around in Spain - transportation

In addition, traveling on a personal or rented car is also possible in Spain. Although the quality of roads here are not the best in Europe, it is quite acceptable for comfortable travel. The price of gasoline in Spain is quite expensive and there are a lot of toll roads. This should be taken into account in advance when planning your budget. There are also systems of strict fines, so it is advisable not to violate the traffic rules. The fine on an average car is about $ 40 per day. It is therefore not advisable to travel by cars in large cities, as it is very easy to get a fine of 85 Euros for incorrect parking. There is also the likelihood of traffic jams ruining your vacation plans. Bicycles which are available for hire are a good option in Madrid and other cities. There are chic bike trails in all regions. You can also rent a motorcycle or a scooter. Taxi in Spain is quite expensive. A ride on a taxi costs a minimum of 2 Euros. A kilometer costs around 1.2 Euros, excluding baggage fee. … Open

Economy roadmap of Spain

The labor market in Spain is one of the toughest in Europe. After labor reform was carried out in 2010, the dismissal procedure became simpler. The amount of severance pay was reduced by one-third, and the average wage was no longer defined. Now it directly depends on the degree of qualification of the employee, on the position held and on the capabilities of the organization in which the person works. To date, the level of official unemployment does not fall below 10%. The fight against this indicator is directly related to education. According to statistics, out of five million unemployed, about two million have no special training. The average wage is about 27,000 Euros per year, taxes inclusive. The GDP as of last year is 1,352 billion dollars, while the national debt per capita of Spain is just over 34 thousand dollars. … Open
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IHG Brings its Voco Hotel Brand to The Hague

The dining options deserve a separate mention. The Botanica Kitchen Bar & Lounge has 80% of its menu dedicated to vegetable dishes. It mostly uses fresh local ingredients. Grilled vegetable platters cooked in a Josper charcoal oven are among the signature dishes of the Botanica Kitchen. Ultramarijn Wonderbar serves breakfast in the morning and delicious and authentic food in the evening. Don’t forget to try interesting cocktails inspired by Dutch Sea explorations. The new hotel on the Kneuterdijk is a worthy addition to The Hague, a famous travel destination and home to many international organizations. Read this

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Cuisine and top restaurants

A visit to a sidreria, on the other hand, will cost you much less. A sidreria is a traditional Basque restaurant, where the menu is based on the courses, served with cider. Under any circumstances, do not miss the opportunity to try an omelet with codfish, a beef chop, and Idiazabal cheese, which is served as a dessert with nuts and quince jam. The Basque Country is famous for its grilled dishes. When in Getaria, … Open

Traditions and mentality of Basque Country

The Big Week Festival in the middle of August is the time of festivity, when you can feel the positive and carefree atmosphere. The same, as during Piratas de Donostia and Carnaval festivals. On the third week of July, San-Sebastian welcomes Jazzaldia, the biggest European jazz festival, that hosts the world famous stars. There is also an International Film Festival. In Enrique and in Balmaseda, in June, you may … Open

Travel guide to Basque Country

Fans of event tourism will find it interesting to visit Gipuzkoa Province. Interesting national celebrations and unusual contests take place virtually every month there. The province is home to many talented musicians and dancers. Dancing classes by local residents are always very popular with tourists who visit this part of the country. The town of Tolosa is an absolutely gorgeous place that has not … Open

Basque Country for children - what to visit

If you are going to San-Sebastian, then certainly go to the amusement park, after you’ve been to the oceanarium. The park is located on Igueldo Mountain. It does not only have a variety of entertainments from Chamber of Horrors to Swiss rollercoaster, but also an amazing view. By the way, here you will be able to touch the history – an ancient cable railway and other rides are intact since the park was … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Make sure to visit Ribera Market in Bilbao. It is not only one of the biggest European indoor markets, but also a place with a rich history. At the same place, where now the modern complex is, a street market was located from the 14th century. Every Sunday you can visit a flea market on Plaza Nueva. By the way, you can meet a real medieval merchant in the Basque Country – Balmaseda city hosts a costume festival … Open

Best beaches

The very attractive and unusual holiday destination is Siete Playas, where there are seven secluded coves. These places have long been chosen by nudists and divers; beauty of the underwater world is simply indescribable. Siete Playas is considered hard-to-reach, as you have to go through the complex mountainous terrain to get there. The total length of the coastline is approximately 2.5 kilometers, so it won’t … Open
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