Coimbra, Portugal: University Traditions – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Coimbra, Portugal: University Traditions – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Coimbra is home to the country’s oldest and most prestigious university, founded in 1290. As a traveler, it’s fun to drop into this venerable academic world. 700 years ago, Coimbra’s university taught the medieval basics, like law, medicine, and theology. Later, as Portuguese sailors were navigating the globe, astronomy and geometry were added. The university’s […]

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Zermatt Before the Tourists?

Zermatt Before the Tourists?

I’m Rick Steves, I’m in the shelter of a centuries-old hut high above Zermatt where all the tourism is. I’m on a hike with Amadé Perrig. Amadé, guten tag. Amadé: Guten tag. Rick: Hey, Amadé, what is this plate here, this stone plate, what is this for? Amadé: In the old days when the people […]

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The Netherlands: Beyond Amsterdam

The Netherlands: Beyond Amsterdam

Hi, I’m Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe. The people here claim if you stand on a chair you can see all across their country. This is the Best of the Netherlands. Thanks for joining us. Traveling here, it’s easy to see how the Netherlands is a lot like its people […]

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West England

West England

-Hi. I’m Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe. This time, we’re exploring a gorgeous region, where druids dance and waterwheels turn. It’s the West of England. Thanks for joining us. ♪♪ If you like England and you want to mix its natural, historic, and cultural wonders, you’ll love the West. While […]

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