European Backpacking by: paige&brooklyn


In Order: Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, England


History: Barcelona was founded by Phoenicians and Carthaginians. The first name was barcino, it was later changed to Barcelona. Madrid dates back to the 9th century, It has been inhabited since the stone age and the development of madrid began when philip the second moved his court there.

Climate: Winters are often colder in madrid than any other part of spain, they are continental, and have mild summers. Barcelona is Subtropical-Mediterranean

Culture: Barcelona is a mixture of catalan and spanish, but being languages that influence them. Madrid has intense culture, with lots of music, art, and food.

Economy: Madrid is Spain's second largest industrial center after Barcelona, the average salary of madrid is $38,000, Barcelona is the first largest industrial center with has a very big economy. Their average salary is also $38,000

Landforms: Apart of the Iberian Peninsula, Lots of mountains. Barcelona is a sea port town.

Location: Spain is on the west coast of Europe, and barcelona is on the East coast of Spain. Madrid is in the middle of Spain.

What it’s famous for: Madrid is famous for: central street, central square, and Real Madrid. Barcelona is famous for La Sagrada Familia Church, the Magic fountain, and the Picasso Museum.


Barcelona: Mambo Tango - $35 per night

Madrid: La Posada de Huertas - $12 per night


Barcelona: The Picasso Museum

This museum houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso

Madrid: Central Square

Also known as Plaza Mayor. This is a popular central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain.

Barcelona: Park Güell

A public park with Gaudi's cultural buildings, gardens, and architectonic elements.

Madrid: Temple of Debod

A reconstructed ancient Egyptian temple


Barcelona: Cera 23- Spanish: Burratina- $9.07, Langostinos- $9.50

Madrid: Santceloni- Spanish: Free Range chicken- 41.00 < sharing


History: Viking raids in 841 led to the settlement of the south side of the mouth of the Liffey, thus creating Dublin.

Climate: average temperature is 60 degrees in the Summer.

Culture: Dublin is the culture center of Ireland. Art and literature is important there.

Economy: Average income is 42,000 a year

Landforms: Flat rolling plains with lots of cliffs and plateaus and lakes.

Location: Dublin is located on Ireland’s East coast bordering the Irish sea, Ireland is on the west side of Europe near the U.K.

What it’s famous for: Dublin is famous for St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, and the Guinness Storehouse.


Isaac’s Hostel Dublin

Price: $17 per night


Cliffs of Moher Day Trip

This tour shows the breathtaking views of Dublin’s coastal scenery. You are able to walk right along the coast and experience the Irish countryside.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral:

The National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. It is the tallest church in Ireland


The Brazen Head- Irish Pub

Traditional Irish Stew-11.00,

Lemon and Garlic chicken- 15.00


History: Paris was founded around the end of the third century BC by the Gauls who were called Parisii

Climate: Summer average is 53 degrees and 44 in the winter, in northern France it is Continental, in southern France it is Mediterranean.

Culture: Paris is the center of fashion, cuisine, and architecture in France

Economy: average income per person is 54,000 a year

Landforms: The alps, The paris basin, The Siene Valley.

Location: Paris is located in the norther center of france and france is located in the western part of Europe, and inbetween Germany and Spain

What it’s famous for: The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Moulin Rouge, and for being a global fashion hub.


La Maison Bacana B&B

Price: $21.08 a night


The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

The Louvre

The Louvre Museum is the world's largest museum and is home to the Mona Lisa


Café de Flore- French

Le flore (Croque Monsieur)- $13.00

French onion soup-14.93


History: Belgium was conquered by Julius Caesar in 50-57 B.C, Brussels was founded in 979.

Climate: Belgium is influenced by Temperate maritime

Culture: Brussels has two official languages, French and Dutch, Belgium is known for their waffles, beer, and chocolates.

Economy: The average yearly income for Brussels is 38,000

Landforms: the coastal plain, the central plateau, and the Ardennes uplands, Brussels has many canals going through it.

Location: Belgium is located just above france and Brussels is located in the middle of Belgium.

What it’s famous for: Palais Royal, The Atomium, Église Notre Dame Du Sablon (Church of our lady Sablon).



Price: $16 per night


Palais Royal: The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians.

Église Notre Dame Du Salon: A late Gothic church built in the 15th century in the city center of Brussels.


Menu du chou-32.00- shared meal


History: England broke away and began as an independent country in the fourth century, the Romans founded London in 50 A.D. Its name is from the celtic word “Londinios” which means the bold one. Birmingham was founded 1400 years ago

Climate: Temperate Maritime for both cities.

Culture: London's culture is focused around engineering, music, museums, and entertainment. Birmingham is much different than London, it is more focused on business, more uniform, and it has an older feel to it.

Economy: the average yearly salary in England is 27,000, the average yearly salary in Birmingham is 43,000.

Landforms: Rolling hills, fertile valleys, marshlands, and sloping plains,

Location: England is on the west side of europe and is in the UK, London is on the lower east side of England and Birmingham is in the middle of England

What it’s famous for: London is famous for Big ben, London eye, The view from The Shard, and Westminster Abbey, Birmingham is known for Barmy buildings, Cadbury world, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


London: YHA London Central - $17 per night

Birmingham: Hatters Backpack Hostel - $12.45 per night



Big Ben: The Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster

The London Eye: A giant ferris wheel on the Thames River.


Cadbury World: A self guided tour and popular attraction of the Cadbury chocolate company.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: A popular museum and art gallery in Birmingham. It has a collection of international importance covering fine art, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery, and natural history


London: Poco- Brunch buffet- $15 Each

Birmingham: Adams Restaurant- salmon, beetroot, radish $20,sprout, Butternut squash- $15


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