How Wendy Valdez travels to 7 countries in Europe on a budget

by FM Ganal
Nov 8, 2019
Wendy Valdez gives tips on how to tour Europe on a budget. She and husband Normann Garcia visited Europe twice this year.
PHOTO/S: @_wendyvaldez_ on Instagram

Wendy Valdez and husband Normann Garcia went to Europe twice this year, an expense they least wanted but needed to shell out for.

Their first trip in May was to attend the wedding of a family friend.

For their second time in Europe last September, they attended the wedding of Normann's sister.

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The couple didn't have to worry much about their expenses for the latter.

Wendyt tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) through Instagram direct messaging, "We were just blessed with the generosity of our in laws, but we also spent some for some of the hotels we stayed in."

EUROPE TOUR ON A BUDGET

Minimizing the travel expenses entails a more careful and thorough planning.

Bulk of the costs go to airfare, which is, more or less, fixed; accommodation and food, which can be adjusted by:

1. Staying in bed and breakfast inns and Airbnb.

2. Traveling by train

3. Making affordable dining choices

The Pinoy Big Brother alumna continues, "We don't really eat at fancy restaurants. Though, one time on the night of my birthday, we had a dinner cruise at a lake in Paris.

"We liked eating at KFC and McDo, because we are not used to eating so much bread and pasta."

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She adds, "In Paris, there was a time when we would buy from the convenience store, and I would cook in the apartment for food.

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EUROPE'S MUST-VISIT PLACES

Wendy and Normann were able to go sightseeing in seven countries: Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and Belgium.

In her message to PEP.ph, the former actress elaborates, "We visited, Zurich, Interlaken, Bern, Blausee in Switzerland. Konstanz, Germany. Milan, Lake Como, Belagio, Tuscana in Italy. Colmar in France."

She continues, "We went to Amsterdam, Paris, France; Brugges, Belgium; Milan, Rome, Venice Italy; and, Spain where the wedding of my husband's friend was held."

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On picking their destinations, she says, "The places we went to all have their own uniqueness. For me, every one of them is a must see."

Here are some of their postcard-like destinations.

FRANCE

This was in Colmar, France, which is near the border of Germany.

It is also called a medieval city due to its colorful, half-timbered houses, and is known as the capital of Alsace wines.

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Wendy and Normann also visited the iconic European landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Lourve Museum in France.

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ITALY

The also went to see the nearly four-degree lean of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Piazza del Duomo, Italy; the Colosseum, an oval amphitheatre in the city of Rome, Italy; the Trevi Fountain, which gets around US$4,000 worth of coins everyday.

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The famous Lake Como in Italy....

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Wendy's caption for this photo taken at Milan Cathedral: "We decided to visit the top of Duomo. I never thought I would appreciate art so much, until I saw the catholic churches in Europe."

Riding a Gondola in Venice

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SWITZERLAND

She fell in love with Switzerland.

In her email, she remarked, "...I loved the lakes and the mountains in Switzerland, and also the small and lovely town of Brugges."

This was taken at Säntis der Berg, which is a 2,502-meter high summit, with a panoramic view that extends over to six countries.

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This was at Kandersteg, a high-altitude resort village in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Its lake is a popular ski area.

She continues, "I am a nature lover, and maybe it's also because of the age and maturity. When I was younger, I would have chosen different spots as the must see."

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Wendy was mesmerized by Berner Oberland for its breathtaking views of magnificent mountains and glistening lakes.

She had one word for this: "Enchanting"

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Netherlands and Belgium

The wooden houses with colorful facades at the cer-free center of Appenzell served as her backdrop here.

The scenic Bruge in Belgium.

It is known for its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.

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In amsterdam.

germany

In Konstanz, a city on Lake Constance (Bodensee), in southern Germany and near Switzerland.

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SPAIN

Their friends tied the knot in Zumarraga, which is found in the Basque Country, aka the Basque Autonomous Community.

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Wendy Valdez gives tips on how to tour Europe on a budget. She and husband Normann Garcia visited Europe twice this year.
PHOTO/S: @_wendyvaldez_ on Instagram
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