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If your trip will include Ruins, be sure to browse through all the Ruins articles below. We at The Cheap Route have already done a lot of first hand research about Ruins, we've been there done that when it comes to Ruins, continue reading to gain first hand insight. Our goal is to to provide the hard to find information and photos about Ruins.

Honeymoon Ideas in Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
The Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul

Q. Hope everything is going well with you. Nicole and I are doing our honeymoon in Turkey and I wanted to ask you a couple of questions. We are flying into Istanbul and staying there for 4 or 5 days and then we are thinking about going to Bodrum. Have you been there before? Is it cool? Is there anywhere else you would recommend over it?

El Caminito Del Rey To Be Restored

Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Gap In El Camino Del Rey
One of several missing sections on the aging El Caminito Del Rey Walkway

You may have read the article I published back in May about this El Camino Del Rey Hike. I just discovered that this hike is not going to be around much longer, at least not in its current "adventurous" state. If it sounds appealing, you better hurry up and get to Spain

Answering Questions About SE Asia Trip

Swimming In Waterfalls, Luang Prubang
Swimming in the clear waters of the Kouang Si waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos

Q. I'm going to be in China and Korea for a school consulting project in May, but have about 12 days to travel on the back end and want to go to SE Asia for a bit. I just wanted your thoughts on how to best spend my relatively short amount of time and money.

Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Cornmarket- Ballinrobe- Co Mayo- Ireland
Cornmarket, a nice place to start your walking tour of Ballinrobe, Ireland

Ballinrobe (Baile an RĂ³ba), located in County Mayo, Ireland, is a small historical town about 45km North of Galway. You can take the N84 by car, or try to catch one of the few buses that make a stop in the town. The bus is a local bus, so be prepared to make frequent stops. Also, the road the bus takes is narrow and windy, and unless you have iron guts or are capable of vomiting a controlled stream into a Pringles can like the girl sitting across from me, you should drive yourself. The town makes for a nice stop, but everything it has to offer can be seen in a leisurely hour or two.

Photos & Guide To El Caminito Del Rey, Spain

Sunday, May 23, 2010
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The Path of El Camino Del Rey Cuts Off
The Path of El Camino Del Rey Cuts Off

Some say its the most dangerous hike in the world, El Caminito Del Rey (also known as El Camino Del Rey) is definetely the most thrilling hike I've ever done. The path was originally constructed in 1905 for workers of a hydro eletric dam set up in the cliffs of El Choro. Since then, the path has deteriorated and is now only for the adventurous. The government of Spain allocated 7 million euros for the restoration of El Camino Del Rey in 2006, however its clear that this has not been spent yet.

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico

Monday, March 15, 2010
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The Sun Pyramid
The Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico

If you visit Mexico City, do not skip out on the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Book a tour out of Mexico City, they'll arrange your transportation to the Pyramids, and bring you by other sites on the way. Your hotel or hostel should be able to book the tour for you. You'll likely get a chance to try different Agave based liquors, including Tequila and Mezcal and get a traditional Mexican meal. Walk from the Moon Pyramid down Avenue of the Dead towards the Sun Pyramid. Climb the Sun Pyramid, touch the Abalone, and climb down. If you arrive at peak hours plan to spend some time waiting in line to climb the Sun Pyramid as limited numbers of people are allowed up at any given time. The stairs are steep and narrow, and its a long ways up, but its worth the climb.

Touring Chernobyl 25 Years Later

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Ferris Wheel of Abandoned Pripyat Town, Chernobyl
The Ferris Wheel from the abandoned town of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Dead Zone

Ukraine tends to be far from the beaten path, even for Eastern Europe; however if you can allocate the time its well worth the visit. Kiev, the capital, is a fantastic city with good night life. And you'll need a full day to venture north to Chernobyl, where the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history took place on April 26th, 1986.

Andorra During The Summer

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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View of Andorra La Vella, Andorra
View of Andorra La Vella

If you're trying to figure out how to get from France to Spain during or around summer, then here's the answer. Rent a car and drive through the Pyrenees. If you enjoy driving, rent something sporty for the mountain roads. Stop and spend a few hours in the highest capital in Europe, Andorra La Vella. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, snap some photos, buy some novelty size bottles of alcohol for cheap, then continue on the pleasant mountain drive. Keep your eye out for castle ruins spread throughout, especially between Andorra and Spain. Expect steep tolls when driving the roads in France.

Photos & Things To Do In Olympos, Turkey

View From The Citadel In Olympos, Turkey
A short hike up the mountain to the Citadel in Olympos provides this view of the beach

Olympos, Turkey, just outside of Antalya, is the perfect place to visit for a backpacker. Stay in a tree house at Kadirs, meals are included in the cost of your stay. Relax at the beach, explore the ruins, hike, kayak, rock climb, go cliff jumping, scuba diving, go canyoning, see the Chimera Flame, mountain bike, go out on a boat, or play volleyball. Come home, take a nap, then head out to the Hangar Bar at Kadirs for some drinks. When the Hangar Bar closes around 11, the Bull Bar Opens. Go dance and mingle until late night. Olympos is a vacation spot, so everyone is social, it's easy to make new friends from Turkey or anywhere else in the world.

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