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Generation Tours Czech Survival Language Guide

So you've decided to travel to Prague? It's a beautiful destination with so much to see and discover. With its ancient history, awesome beer, gorgeous architecture and affordable everything, it comes as no surprise that it's consistently listed as one of the most visited cities in the world. Although Prague is a fairly touristic place, it's always good to learn a few phrases here and there to fit in like the locals or try to anyway. Plus who wants to get stuck having to use body language to ask someone where the toilet is? So over at NEXT City Tours, we whipped up a Czech survival language guide that'll come in handy, or you can learn some wicked phrases from the local guides on our free walking tours in Prague. You'll never have to worry about what to say to that cute bartender anymore at the local bar or on the Backpacker Pubcrawl!

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Christmas Markets and Ice Skating in Budapest

Eating your way into a cheese coma while donning a mulled wine jacket is the perfect ways to participate in the holiday festivities. From the end of November, clusters of winter villages populate cities throughout Europe, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is one not to shy away from the merrymaking. The city centre comes alive during the holiday season when the Christmas lights turn on, markets set up shop, and ice skating rinks open. So, if you're lucky enough to be visiting Budapest during Christmas time, make sure you tickle your festive feels by getting wonderfully lost amongst the happy holiday huts. Here are our top 4 Budapest Christmas markets and our choice for the perfect ice skating date:

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Top 5 Museums you Need to Visit in Prague

Prague is an ancient city full of wonders, culture, history and diverse art. There's so much to see that sometimes the number of options are a bit overwhelming. There are tons of free walking tours in Prague for you to explore architecture and learn about its history from a local's perspective. Or take museums as another great example and way of getting to know the city better. There's a museum on every corner in Prague, but how do you know if it's worth the admission price and your valuable time? Easy. We reviewed the best museums in the city and compiled a handy guide for you. Our carefully picked selection offer something for everyone: tech buffs, design admirers, and arts scene lovers can all enjoy these museums knowing their time and money spent was truly worth it! For the travellers that love to live and learn on vacation, here's our list of the top 5 museums you need to visit in Prague:

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Budget Eats in Berlin

Bored of your travel diet of microwave noodles? Then you'll be pleased to discover that along with exceptionally cheap beer, Berlin is the perfect city for eating out on a budget. Boasting a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and takeaways, it's easy to eat your way around the world without breaking the bank. Renowned for its bustling food markets and multicultural cuisine- whether a kebab from the infamous Mustafas, Vietnamese curry, or healthy vegan salad  - Berlin is a city where even the fussiest of eaters can satisfy their bellies. Intrigued? Here's my essential list for the best budget eats in Berlin for under €10:

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Prague: Best Eats from Around the World

Finding a diverse list of cuisines in Prague is never an issue. Nowadays, you can find anything from Brazilian, to Thai, to Italian. The problem is knowing where to go. The common mentality is that if a restaurant is downtown, it's good. Friends, do not be fooled: Prague offers fantastic food outside Old Town and the city centre, so go out and discover the endless options! Chances are the area will be more local and the prices more appealing. If you're craving a bite after a free walking tour in Prague, here's your guide to the best and cheap eats in Prague from around the world.

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Berlin on a Budget

Berlin understands. It knows you want the trip of a lifetime but don't have your whole life to work for it. It sees you're counting your cents and not having cream with that. And it reaches out to you with free history museums, street food, and pay-what-you-want wine. No single thing on this list will lighten your wallet by more than five euros a pop.

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Hello darkness my old friend – Delightful Dublin in Autumn

I very often find myself accompanying my movements through Dublin city with a theme tune playing in my mind, even singing along at times. This morning was no different and the song in my head was an oldie I recently picked up from a Dublin gentleman at a local ballad session. It’s called the Dublin Saunter and declares in its soothing tempo that “Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven and a stroll in Stephen’s green”.

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Berlin, city of flea markets

Berliners traded high streets for flea markets long ago. Whether you're furnishing a new flat or hunting for old East German memorabilia, it's a given that you'll pay a flea market a visit. Here's a list of the best and the boldest that Berlin can put out on the streets.

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Hide and seek: Berlin's tucked away bars

Berlin is the Aladdin's den of bars. You'll find all sorts of treasures here, but the best ones don't always make themselves easy to find. Maybe they're behind an unmarked door or on a roof, or trick you into thinking they're more of a restaurant than a late-night paradise. Go off road with this list of essential establishments.

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6 Off The Tourist Track Places To Visit In Berlin

Time after time I have my wonderful flock of friends coming to visit me in Berlin: so the usual spots like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and Checkpoint Charlie can get a bit drab after the tenth or twentieth visit. Last weekend being no exception, I decided or rather was inspired to share some great places that aren't so touristy for those in a similar situation as I or for anyone coming to Berlin for the first time. So here's 6 off the tourist track places to visit in Berlin.

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