A Long Weekend in Scotland
Flying to Scotland is cheap and easy thanks to budget airlines, so Atlas went exploring and have some tips for visiting Skye, the Highlands, and Edinburgh.
Breaking Down Budget Airlines Flying In and Out of Lisbon
If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive holiday, here’s a look at the cheapest airlines in Europe — and what the ticket prices don’t include.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon, Part 2.4: A Day in Two Worlds
The scrutiny with which the border patrrol looked at the IDs of anybody resembling a Middle Easterner was incredible. The man in front of me had his ID inspected with a magnifying glass by three different people.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon, Part 2.3: The Great Dutch Migration, or ‘Gezellig’
We had entered the great Dutch migration. Hundreds upon hundred of holiday-makers were heading from Spain and the south of France back to the Netherlands.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon Part 2.2: Delivering Ice Cream
The stereotype that truckers and prostitutes go hand in hand is absolutely true.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon, Part 2.1: Le Camping-Car Magic
If you have ever been in a camper van whilst the driver takes a hit on a bong going 100km an hour, and not feared for your life, you are a braver man than I.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon, Part 2: From Cuenca to Valencia
There is always a time during traveling, mainly when road-tripping or hitchhiking, that the normal becomes alien to you.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon: Day 5 — Madrid, Italian Style
Atlas Correspondents Eden Flaherty and Bogdan Kamuta are hitchhiking from Lisbon to Spain. Continued from Hitchhiking from Lisbon: Day 4 We woke amongst the scattered remnants of old gas pumps and industrial chemical containers.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon: Day 4 — Heading to Madrid
As strange outsiders, we clearly ruffled some feathers in a small town clique. We were left with two choices: stay in the town, or walk.
Hitchhiking From Lisbon: Day 3 — Braganca to Salamanca (well, almost)
A great aspect of hitchhiking is the semi-random nature of where you are going, and the freedom to head wherever the ride may take you.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon: Day 2 — Reaching Bragança
Heading out of Porto was extremely easy, proving the “no rides in Lisbon” theory correct, and we managed to make the roughly 150km to Braganca in three quick hops. It was once we arrived that it proved a little harder.
Hitchhiking from Lisbon: Day 1
The redeeming factor about talking to hundreds of people, over many hours at a service stop, is that the overwhelmingly positive responses go some way to restoring your faith in people.