TAKE A MINIBREAK

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Dur­ing my month in Am­s­ter­dam, I de­cided to visit Berlin – it’s an hour’s flight away and my Schen­gen visa al­lowed me to travel to other EU coun­tries. Here’s how to make the most of a mini-break while work­ing re­motely in Europe: Easy ac­cess: Choose a city that’s a hop, skip and a jump from where you’re stay­ing. Berlin, Brus­sels, Frankfurt, Paris and Prague are all within an hour and a half’s air travel of Am­s­ter­dam. Plus, a Schen­gen visa al­lows you en­try to these cities. Keep an eye out for deals: Last­minute.com and Book­ing.com are great for flight and ac­com­mo­da­tion deals. And keep in mind that fly­ing in Europe is of­ten cheaper than go­ing by train. Max­imise your time: Choose a city that is easy to nav­i­gate and where you’ll be able to get around on public trans­port so that you can see as much as pos­si­ble. Go off­line: Down­load a Google map on your phone so you can ac­cess it off­line. Not only will it make nav­i­gat­ing in a new city eas­ier, but you’ll save time – and data. Travel light: Pack only what’s nec­es­sary, and leave your big lug­gage at your main des­ti­na­tion. You can store a suit­case for up to a week for a fairly rea­son­able price at Schiphol Air­port in Am­s­ter­dam, for ex­am­ple.

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