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Buses are much faster than most trains in Turkey, and provide inexpensive service almost around the clock between all cities and towns; they’re fairly comfortable and often air-conditioned.
To counteract this summer's skyrocketing European ticket prices, travelers need more ways than ever before to make their dollars stretch on the ground. While basic budgeting tips apply everywhere, here's a round-up of our favorite ways to save throughout Europe.
Shoes are particularly important in Russia and must be kept clean, even when the weather conditions make this difficult. In some museums, galleries, and palaces, such as the Tretyakov Gallery, you may be asked to put on plastic booties similar to the kind surgeons wear over your shoes before entering the gallery.
This is a country with a wealth of crafts—from superbly woven baskets to beautifully embroidered linens, to irresistible porcelain and pottery (you might want to pack your own bubble wrap and tape to get the latter home safely). Items made of cork, leather, and wood should make your list; so should port and other local wines.
Norway’s famous brown goat cheese, Geitost (a sweet, caramel-flavor whey cheese made from goat and cow’s milk), and Norvegia (a Norwegian Gouda-like cheese) are on virtually every table. They are eaten in thin slices, cut with a cheese plane or slicer—a Norwegian invention—on buttered wheat or rye bread.
Mezes (small plates) are an integral part of the Turkish dining experience. Share a few as appetizers, or order a bunch and have a feast. There’ll probably be more permutations of eggplant preparation than your imagination can conceive of.
This local take on the sandwich is a local delicacy. Although Zagreb is not exactly overflowing with budget sandwich shops, traditional bakeries have long fulfilled that role for locals.
Eat at the counter. In many cafés and bars in Paris it's less expensive to eat or drink standing up at the counter than it is to sit at a table. Opt for the fixed-price menu.
Consider skipping the conventional boat tour along the Danube. Do-it-yourselfers can paddle around Budapest by canoe or kayak. In summer you'll find rental facilities on Margaret Island.
The Fodor's Community—from our forums, offices, Facebook, and Twitter—has contributed some of their top stretches of sand throughout Europe. Whether you are looking for beauty, nightlife, or even a little history, you'll find many of the favorites in Greece and Spain.
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