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Tyke’s travel tips

Tyke’s travel tips

Here are some travel tips for those planning a trip to south america. 1- NEVER ARRIVE AT NIGHT – chances are you’ll be making those gruelling 20 hour plus bus journeys, the last thing you want is to be wandering round a strange town with all your stuff at the dead of night. 2- YOU WILL GET ROBBED – depending on your outlook, this may be funny, mildly annoying or a personal tragedy. Keep you passport and sexually integrity intact,…

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Port Bou – Moving on

Port Bou – Moving on

Call it Port Boo, it annoys the locals and can be used to confuse border officials. The sort of mentally symbolic gateway between France and Spain. WaitRather than wait for 2hrs in Port Bou, I felt the 5 minute train journey over the border could easily be taken on foot.Alpha male like myself would not find this a problem, and I set off through the Boo heading for the French border. Aside from treading on a prickly pear on the…

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Barcelona – Football

Barcelona – Football

Managed to wander round, get drunk and watch the football.Good constructive stuff. Didn’t bother with the museums. Got some pictures of bits and pieces which I will be adding later. Due to excessive American students, have decided to give myself a new name for each independent tourist encounter. So far have been Harry, Jim, Fred, Geoff, Brin, Mat, Damon, Lodger and Pimp.. This saves time thinking about things and you can concentrate on the conversation to come. No visits yetRelated…

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Barcelona – Scam

Barcelona – Scam

Barcelona hosts the best backpacker horror stories. Snatchings, street scams pickpockets, all the best stuff for those travel yarns. This one of the more popular scams you’re likely to encounter on Las Ramblas. Find the Lady Hat and balls trick on cardboard table. Balls are exchanged between hats, money is exchanged between Spaniards, all is jolly, all is normal.. Hat is chosen by Spainiard. Spainiard loses bet, and no objection, continues with the game. Gullable tourist approaches, spots the ball…

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