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Torres del Paine National Park. Torres del Paine National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine)[3] is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.

Torres del Paine National Park

The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory. Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of Protected Forested Areas of Chile).

The park is one of the 11 protected areas of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica (together with four national parks, three national reserves, and three national monuments). How to Make a Bug Out Bag. Discount airlines in Europe. Boarding at Ryanair, no assigned seats This article is a travel topic This is one of several Wikitravel articles about Discount airlines.

Discount airlines in Europe

Europe has a number of low cost airlines, the largest and most established being easyJet [1], Ryanair [2], germanwings [3] and Air Berlin [4]. These airlines have stirred up air travel within Europe by dramatically cutting fares. The European Open-Skies Treaty of 1992 blew the lid off the system in place before, where national government would restrict access to their airspace to expensive 'flag-carriers', such as British Airways [5] or Lufthansa [6]. Ryanair was the first airline in Europe to try this model, and now has many followers offering low fares across the continent. But do not overlook other European airlines; for example, depending on the destination, dates and time, the usually expensive Swiss airline can be cheaper than a so-called discount airline when all costs and times are included from source to destination.

Rail travel in Europe travel guide. High speed railway lines in Europe A German ICE train This article is a travel topic Trains are a convenient mode of short, medium and long distance travel across Europe.

Rail travel in Europe travel guide

Western and central Europe has a dense and widely used railway network spanning the entire continent. For short distances, European trains are fast, reliable and frequent. Trains are flexible in modern day society, the opportunities for destination travel in Europe are endless. The quality, speed and price of train travel depends on the country, Western European countries generally offering higher speed and more luxurious trains at higher prices than Eastern European countries. The one problem with rail travel is security. All trains have coach seating or often labeled as 2nd class in the local language. The only trains that have sleepers are trains that will take until the next morning to reach their final destination like the Amsterdam to Warsaw, Munich to Berlin or the Göteborg to Narvik route.

Planning your trip[edit] Tips for hitchhiking. Tips for hitchhiking This article is a travel topic Hitchhiking is one of the cheapest ways of traveling.

Tips for hitchhiking

By tradition, hitchhiking is defined as soliciting a ride by standing at the edge of a road, facing traffic, with one's thumb extended/upwards. You can meet a lot of people and make lots of friends. You can also become very frustrated, or encounter danger on the way; today's drivers are more fearful of picking up hitchhikers than in the past. Hitchhiking in itself is rarely illegal, but there are often rules about where you can do it (e.g. not on highways, near intersections, at bus stops), so read up on the rules first to avoid getting booked for "trespassing" or "obstructing traffic". There is a Hitchhiking Wiki, which has quite a lot of useful information. Europe travel guide. Europe encompasses an area of 10,180,000 km² (3,930,000 mi²), stretching from Asia to the Atlantic, and from Africa to the Arctic.

Europe travel guide

European countries welcome more than 480 million international visitors per year, more than half of the global market, and 7 of the 10 most visited countries are European nations. It's easy to see why - a well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze, and rarely will you have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture, and dive into a different phrasebook. Although it is the world's smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries. Regions[edit] Europe consists of a diverse set of countries that each have their own identity and culture.

Map of Europe's regions Cities[edit] This will always be a controversial and difficult choice, but here's our "top ten": Other destinations[edit] Free Worldwide Travel Guides. SERVAS - Home Page. America's 100 Best Adventures, State-by-State List. Wildernet - Hiking, Camping, Fishing and Many Other Activities Throughout America's Public Lands. / The Worldwide Free Accommodation Network. Free Accommodation world wide through Hospitality Exchange - Hospitality Club. Sorin Butnariu.