Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Europe and all it has to offer. Whether you’re into backpacking, sightseeing or cuisine, we’ve put together a list of the top three countries (and a favorite local cuisine classic) that will provide you with the full European experience without spending too much money.
Bulgaria is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. Rich in history, architecture, golden beaches, and nightlife, the blend of nature and culture is one that’s suitable for every financial situation. The country is built on many different cultures, allowing travelers to experience multiple cultures in one country. The county’s capital, Sophia, is a delightfully laid-back city that is often forgotten by travelers, who prefer to visit the coast and ski resorts. Favorite local food: musaka– the Bulgarian “lasagna” made of potatoes, eggs, and minced pork meat.
Portugal’s history, one of a kind culture, seas, hot springs, and beautiful cities, has turned it into one of Europe’s most popular budget destinations. Lisbon (the country’s capital) is known for its fresh seafood and countless bars – perfect for a night on the town. If you’re into nature and hiking, Portugal has much to offer. With a range of hostels spread throughout the country and accessible transportation system, Portugal is the budget-friendly traveler’s dream come true. Favorite local food: sardinhas assadas – freshly grilled sardines, leaving both bones and head intact its a salty snack that’s easy to love.
Ukraine is one of Europe’s hidden gems and has become more “tourist-friendly” over the past few years. Being as big and undiscovered as it is, there is a wide range of experiences to be had. Whether its festivals, the beaches in Odesa, or enjoying the rich culture the country has to offer, Ukraine is a must when it comes to budget travel. Favorite local food: borshch– the famous Ukranian beet-root soup that can be served both hot and cold!
40+ Times Nature Made People Go “Well, That Sucks”
Whether we get an expensive fan to cool off the heat or stay beside the fire to avoid the cold from winter, one thing is sure: seasons come and go. But what about warmer and colder periods that are more volatile than the four seasons? How do people manage hurricanes, terrible snowfalls, ice storms, or floods? Generally, Mother Nature has a way of humbling us regardless of our plans and hopes. Here are cases of where people find themselves in unexpected weather conditions.
Summer in England usually starts on the last day of May and lasts until the last day of September. The summer months are June, July, and August. This year has been a hot one. It’s a time where many people go on vacations to either explore the country or go abroad.
Summer beaches are a popular place for people to visit during the summer season. The weather is scorching during this time of the year, making it ideal for swimming in the sea or even just playing in the sand. So, it seems funny there is no sun during this particular summer.
The UFO Umbrella
Some people may perceive this as a UFO, but it is not. Generally, rain and wind affect umbrellas. Umbrellas are the thin fabric sheet used to cover a person’s head when it is raining or threatening to rain.
When exposed to rain, the outside of the umbrella becomes wet and heavy, which makes carrying an umbrella difficult. People can find it hard to use their umbrellas when the wind is present since they will not stand up or protect themselves from the wind without using a pole.
Truly, hail can damage the sunroof of a car—hail forms when raindrops evaporate into ice particles due to rapid cooling. The freezing violently shatters these raindrops, releasing sharp shards of ice called ‘hailstones.’
If you walk beneath a hailstorm, you’re likely to want shelter from the rain, but you may not have time for the hail to make contact with your car. Storm picks up speed and drops as they begin to collide with the ground.
One of the ways wildfires look in the sky is an inverted ropy pattern of light and dark, like a long upside-down comb. We call these shapes flame curtains, fire curtains, or fire whirls. Sometimes a curtain can be seen at a distance and appear to be relatively flat—the shape of an unrolled carpet.
It may be so high in the sky that it seems as thin as a pencil line in the bright daylight. At other times it may look like solid fire to anyone who sees it, especially if it is close and has just jumped to another spot.
Winters in Norway
Some terrible weather in Norway turns everything blue. But how does this occur? When it rains for days and the snow piles up into huge drifts, the sky looks like a large sheet of ice.
When the sun is high in the sky, the light penetrates through the clouds like a flashing strobe light. But when it’s overcast, everything turns blue. This is what it’s like to live in Norway during harsh winters.
The view of the sunrise atop the Haleakala is breathtaking. What’s more, the majesty of the California-gothic trees and otherworldly landscape of Haleakala National Park is unlike any other. But this particular view taken by the Reddit user seems awkward!
This incredible mountain has the shape of a fluted volcano. Well, the Haleakala volcano has the shape of a hill. How did it get that way? The hill began forming about 3 million years ago from lava flowing on the ocean floor.
These bizarre native plants around this house are termed normal here. Utah has many people scratching their heads. An old abandoned house is engulfed by the most prominent living roof of native plants in North America.
The plants were designed to generate more shade for the home, act as sound barriers, provide habitat for wildlife and create an outdoor living room for the owner. Despite the benefits of the garden, some Reddit users are skeptical of its purpose. Has this big roof garden gone too far!
Mailbox in Storm
A strong wind or a storm can blow a mailbox and its contents away, forcing the mailbox unattended. This kind of accidental tearing or removing of a mailbox not only obstructs the mail delivery but can also lead to other problems.
When a storm is coming, people usually prefer to leave their mailboxes, as they will not deliver letters anyways. However, if someone forgets or neglects to take the mailbox down before a storm arrives, and then strong winds blow it away – the mailbox will be gone for good.
A wildfire in Oregon has melted the body of a car. One of the main reasons for this is the extreme temperature increase which causes dehydration. When a person and their vehicle are exposed to such temperatures, not only is the body of the car melting, but it also melts the rubber of the tire.
This causes an increase in friction which leads to heat buildup. The heat that builds up has properties similar to liquid gasoline, and so it ignites with a bang, causing your car to be flushed away soon after.
Need for Lifejackets
A house during flooding is a dangerous place to be. There’s no easy way out if you’re trapped inside. Everyone in the home must have a lifejacket to escape, even if they happen to be the youngest member of the family.
In the picture, you can see that someone was trapped inside a house surrounded by a flood. Thankfully, he made it out safely. That explains how it was posted on Reddit anyway.
Gravel Mine Disaster
Saving this river has never been a priority for anyone outside of the village. The area in and around the town has been mined for gravel for over half a century, so no one has cared about a river until it started to run into them.
According to the Reddit user who posted it, the river broke through the dam and flowed into the gravel mine. It then flows back into the village. The river is only a few feet deep and not much more comprehensive than a freeway. Unfortunately, his house also suffered a loss.
Outside cold temperatures can cause frost indoors if there are leaks or cracks from outside that allow water to get into a building before it can fully dry off.
If weather conditions aren’t too extreme, this will only take a few hours, but if weather conditions are appalling, then you may not be able to get rid of the frost for weeks. The ice indoors usually results from cracks where the warm air and cold air are meetings, which causes condensation.
People were forced to find a place to park their cars because they just couldn’t get up the stairs and into their homes. This event happened because of the flood surrounding a wood house, forcing people to park cars outside of the city.
Unfortunately, many residents did not have a place to park their vehicles, and they were forced to stay outside and sleep in their cars. This also includes the Reddit user who posted the picture.
An ice storm is a winter event, which results in the accumulation of a layer of ice on most surfaces. The freezing rain accumulates to form heavy snow, covering all objects in its path, including this house.
As a result, this can affect trees and power lines and cause accidents on the roads. Endless snowdrifts are often the aftermath of the ice storm. Ice storms can occur around the world, although they are usually less severe. Ice storms typically take place during the late winter or early spring.
Melted Outdoor Lights
The sun’s rays can quickly melt the outdoor light, as is witnessed in this post. There are many reasons why it might be happening as well. First, the sun is scorching, and this heats the area around it.
Second, there is not much humidity in places like Australia, which means that when sunshine strikes the surface, the heat can radiate through a larger surface area around it. The same effect happens with light. Heat makes the air around it vibrate, allowing it to pass through transparent substances like glass more easily.
Old Locust Tree
A locust tree is a deciduous, North American tree native to the southeastern United States, the Midwest, and Texas. They grow up to 75 ft high and have a lifespan of 100 years if they live in the right conditions. If you live in these areas, you need to be very careful about your locust trees because they can cause damage to your roof.
The leaves are large and compound, which means it has many small leaflets on each leaf stem. As these leaves grow, their veins can start to show, which will make them lighter colored than other trees in this area of the country would have been when they were fully grown.
Mud or Volcano?
The man’s bike is covered in mud or mountain debris. This may be caused by a quick stop to get some water or a slow and steady pace up the hill. Either way, he needs to protect his bike.
Awash is your best option because it stops most of the dirt from sticking to your bike and decreases the risk of corrosion. Some think it is actually because the oil filter will clog and can damage the engine.
A bridge was demolished on August 18, 1998, when Hurricane Mitch hit the Choluteca river in Northern Honduras. This caused hundreds of people crossing the river to drown as they had no free way to get across.
The storm destroyed bridges and roads that cut off access and transportation to some parts of Honduras. The communities affected by these events have been significantly impacted by a lack of resources such as food, security, and shelter.
Too Much Rain
Some people believe that too much rain will cause flooding, a severe issue in some country areas. A bit too much rain, like this user, said, causes flooding in many areas of the country.
It can also cause rivers to overflow and cause landslides as well as damage to homes and vehicles. When there is a lot of rain, it tends to cause floods in streets and towns, which are never ideal. It’s not good at all for flooding, as it could damage homes and roads.
Snow and Leaves
The air outside is cold, so the temperature has to be below. When it’s snowing, the air and water on the ground feel freezing. It’s wet as well because a layer of moisture constantly forms on top of the snow.
This means that when snow falls on a car, it creates a layer of frost over the shiny surface. This frost will freeze faster in colder temperatures but not quite as quickly at higher temperatures.
Tsunami Alarm System?
A tsunami alarm system is a detector that senses the changes in the oceanic and coastal environment. When there are indications of an approaching tsunami, the alarm system reacts by sending an alert to data centers located close to or onshore.
They can be designed to respond to a variety of wave heights, frequencies, and frequencies. The information necessary for effective alerting is usually obtained through an in-situ buoy deployment or by using local seismic data as a baseline.
Punta Ventana is a natural wonder located in Puerto Rico. The waterfall was created by the San Sebastian River and is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Puerto Rico.
However, an earthquake that occurred in February 2018 caused Punta Ventana to collapse. This natural wonder now has no water flow due to the construction and infrastructure that was destroyed after the earthquake.
Dream Home in Fire
A massive wildfire can lead to the destruction of a dream house for some people. It can lead to them losing memories and many other feelings that they had from the house.
This is because most homes are made out of wood, which a fire can quickly burn down. Some people build their houses to have an escape route in case of an emergency or something else happening.
The storm blew the grill into the pool but left the plastic furniture untouched. How? The barometric pressure changed after the storm, and because air doesn’t compress. Storms can hit at any time, without warning!
It’s hard to imagine how great the destruction would be if there were more severe storms with winds of over 100 mph. The idea that a battery won’t reach the upper level of your home is very appealing when you’re stuck in a hurricane.
A derecho is a fast-moving line of thunderstorms associated with strong winds out of the west. They are usually in straight-line formation and can move up to 60 mph. One such storm traveled through Iowa, according to this user.
The speed was 110 mph which brought a lawn chair along with it that impaled the house. This kind of wind does not stop quickly without damaging things. It may get worse and lead to the pounding of the house exterior. Or, it may rip off shingles and pry windows open.
A hurricane is a natural disaster. So, it is possible that one could hit an area or city during the restaurant’s time of operation. The picture posted above is an example of this disaster. A new restaurant needs a lot of time to establish itself in the area it is located.
If a hurricane hits the spot, it can destroy these restaurants. Restaurants are very vulnerable, and by following these guidelines, restaurants can help prepare for the possibility of a hurricane.
If there is a kayak left outside and it gets hot enough, the sun’s rays can melt it since water conducts heat better than air. The temperature will slowly increase and have a warmer area on one side, which will dissolve more of the kayak while leaving the more memorable part inaccessible.
It will continue until all of it is gone. Plastic won’t be damaged by heat as much as solid materials.
Covered in Snow
The Honda Civic has been covered by a layer of white snow, making it look like an ice sculpture. The snow quickly covers and buries any imperfections of it. The Civic is then wrapped in a layer of ice that will slowly melt on its own.
Interestingly, it should be noted that a layer of ice on a vehicle will make it look more appealing but also helps to prevent rust as well. Ice can prevent metal from rusting because the cold temperature causes the molecules in water to freeze faster.
Snow Under the Car
It looks terrible but this problem can be fixed by getting a tow truck to come and pull the car out of the ice. But, if you can’t get a tow truck or don’t have the money to pay for it, then pull the car out yourself.
Don’t worry about driving on ice; all you need to do is start the engine and let it warm up for a few minutes. If this is your first time doing this, just go slowly and watch for any other cars coming at you. When the car starts to move, you can remove your emergency brake and nose down to break up the ice on top of your tire. Just remember to keep the car pointed straight.
Cabin Lost in Snow
Snow can conceal a cabin for long periods. It can also ensure that the people inside have a stockpile of food and won’t be discovered. But snow has drawbacks as well. Snow is heavy and can easily crush a cabin. It also contains a vast amount of moisture which can cause the pipes and water heater to freeze.
What’s more, snow will eventually melt into pools of water that need to be pumped out. This is just in case someone happens upon the home during the winter months when there will be no evidence that it was ever occupied.
Dented Fancy Car
A car is subject to different weather patterns, which can damage the appearance of the car. Weather patterns such as hail, rain, sleet, and snow can all cause damage to an outer vehicle. To fix this damage, one of the first steps would be to assess how bad the damage is- if it’s just a little bit of tint peeling off, you could peel it off with soap and water.
This will usually cost less than $100, depending on how much needs to be done. If there is denting, which costs more to fix, you need to go to a garage. Denting is usually caused by hail, and the denting needs to be fixed by putting in a new panel that requires welding and painting. Hopefully, the insurance got this covered.
Views from Central Park
Some people may think that New York City is a concrete jungle, but the view of the mountain from Central Park proves just how wrong they are. The water was so calm it looked like glass, and you could even see some yellow leaves floating across it while ducks dabbled in it for food or to have their babies for the spring.
It feels like you are looking out from the top of the mountain. The view is fantastic, and it is quiet. You feel peace in your heart and a sense of awe at the beauty surrounding you.
If the main water valve is not shut off, the water will freeze. In this case, there is a water spill in the toilet of the cabin. It was not easy to solve the problem. Fortunately, before the toilet was frozen, it caused a lot of problems.
The solution is to overflow the bathroom to be drained and set up an exterior valve to shut off water. However, the overflow valve is quickly frozen and will not open. It is a problem that several can not be solved by themselves alone.
Snow in the Car
A car has snow on the inside when the window is not all the way rolled up. This snow usually gathers around the bottom of the windows, which are often dirty and have no heating.
Another way ice can form on windows is through a temperature gradient, which is when there is a difference in temperature between two surfaces. The glass surface has low thermal conductivity, but it will still have convective heat transfer, which occurs because warmer air rises and colder air falls.
The temperature is too hot can cause sweat to accumulate in the area where the backpack straps are located. Sweat causes clothing to stick to the skin, leading to dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke.
Avoid wearing heavy backpacks during these temperatures because they may cause more sweating around the straps of a backpack. If you are required to wear a bag that does not allow you to remove it from your back, you should avoid wearing it when the weather is scorching.
The Durian is a type of fruit that is typically found in Southeast Asia. When dropped from a high building, Durians are large and can have enough force to shatter the car window of a vehicle below. As durians are also covered in thorny, sharp thorns, many people avoid eating them and enjoy the smell.
According to the poster, Durian is a tasty fruit, so this may indeed be a gift from nature. However, if it is eaten raw, most people don’t like the taste. To get durians to be edible, some tropical fruits such as mangos and bananas are usually prepared.
Flooded Gas Pump
Water flooding a gas pump is terrible. When a gas pump is on fire, the first thing you want to do is also essential to shut off the water. If water continues to flow, you’ll have a much bigger problem on your hands.
If an open hose or pipe caused your flood, turning off the valve should automatically stop the flooding. According to some users that commented on the post, engineers would have placed ground fault protection on the pump to prevent starting a gas fire in the first place.
Reveal Party Fire
A wildfire at a gender reveals party can be wrong because the fire could cause all of the party’s decorations and ruin the event. A fire can also be unpredictable and hard to put out. It is essential to call the fire department when there is a wildfire.
The first step of putting out a wildfire is making sure all water is off the fire and putting out any cigarettes. The next step is getting all the power to a specific station turned off then getting an extinguisher to put out the fire. The poster was the neighbor, so it is expected that everyone is safe.
When a storm blows through, it is not unusual for some trees to fall and be damaged by lightning or trees falling during the spring thaw period. The storm can easily uproot the enormous tree.
The tree cannot sustain the force of the wind created by the storm, and it breaks off. The garage and vintage cars can withstand most of the pressure exerted on them, but they have been damaged beyond repair.
This Home Office
The snow in Svalbard, Norway, can fill up the office in a home office that was not closed properly. To avoid this from happening, steps to take to help ensure that your office is closed tightly. Use plastic sheeting as an outside cover to completely close off your home office, or use duct tape or a piece of cloth.
Additionally, you can tape two pieces of 1/2 inch foam together and place them on top of the door jamb between floor and ceiling. The foam will help seal off any potential gaps left open by the first layer of tape.
From this post, it is apparent that snow ice causes the top of a car to break or crack. The ice can also cause the weight of the snow to weigh down the car. This causes a loss of traction and makes driving dangerous.
If an accident happens due to this hazard, injuries from this hazard could vary depending on where they happen on a person’s body. Additionally, in most cases, an accident would have happened regardless because the driver didn’t know how to remove ice from their car before getting in.
Working in Winter
It wasn’t much of a surprise to see that this car had been covered in the snow during winter in Canada. It had been sitting for some time now, and the snow was starting to pile on top of it.
According to the Reddit user who posted the picture, it seemed to be snowy before going out for work. Apparently, going to work was a bad idea because he ended up getting stuck in the snow. His headlights had been covered, which is why he couldn’t see the road while driving.
A bit of rain can flood a backyard without a lake because the water pressure from the shower is greater than the force of gravity. The difference in water pressures pushes up on the ground and makes small channels to drain water.
These channels are not big enough to provide drainage to any other body of standing water, so if there is no way for these channels to be large enough, it will result in flooding. The same is true for a big flood.
Glass on Grass
When it is 22 degrees Celsius outside, you shouldn’t put glass windows over the grass. If you have a greenhouse or want to protect your plants from frost, there are many other solutions than putting glass on grass, for example.
There are prefabricated plastic structures that can be placed over your garden. Another solution is to put a row of wooden planks on top of the soil to absorb the heat from the sun during the day and release it at night.
The Lamborghini Huracan is a high-powered car that can be very expensive. The car is made in Italy, has a top speed of 190 miles per hour, and costs around $200,000. This car features a 5.2 liter LP 610-4 V10 motor and has a top speed of an astonishing 202 miles per hour.
The car’s engine produces 610 horsepower, which gives it its top speed of close to 200 miles per hour in just a few seconds. Floods are unpredictable and can happen anytime, so you must take precautions by ensuring your Lamborghini before a flood occurs.