Photo: Dominic Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe This fish-and-chips shop in Pitlochry, Scotland, is typical of the… A roadside vendor prepares street food in in the old Delhi area of New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan, Bloomberg A roadside vendor prepares street food in in the old Delhi area of… A worker shows the McBaguette, the French ‘baguette’ sold by US fast food giant McDonald’s in their French outlets on April 10, 2012 at a McDonald’s restaurant in Paris. Photo: Eric Piermont, AFP/GettyImages 2012 A worker shows the McBaguette, the French ‘baguette’ sold by US… Font Page 1 of 1 Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn’t surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you’re in an outlandishly expensive country or just want to save money, there are plenty of strategies for stretching your food budget in Europe. Here are some tips: Ethnic restaurants: These places usually offer the cheapest hot meals in town.
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