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Italy
The Stone City – Sassi di Matera

Matera - a city where ancient sassi (caves) and stone dwellings cling to each other in a haphazard jumble that is so utterly beguiling that it's guaranteed to be 'love at first sight.' Matera is located above the heel of…

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Vilnius-Lithuania

Vilnius, where the Old and the New Town merge seamlessly into one another, stands out as a city that has a unique blend of both Eastern and Western European charm. The Grand Duke Gediminas, who ruled Lithuania for 25 years…

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Two Days in Tallinn – Estonia

Of the three Baltic capital cities, Tallinn - surrounded by its medieval defensive walls - stands out as having the most diversity: From the Old Town to the 'indie' neighborhood of Telliskivi; the market at Balti Jaama Turg; the Depot;…

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Latvia – Into the Countryside

We set out in the pouring rain to explore the beautiful Latvian countryside. An hour drive from Riga, we reached the Gauja National Park, the largest National Park in Latvia, which runs 917 kilometers from north-east of Sigulda to south-west…

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Latvia – Riga

Riga, the capital city of Latvia, lies at the center of the Baltic States, between Tallinn-Estonia and Vilnius-Lithuania. It has justifiably earned the reputation as a Baltic Beauty for its enchanting Old Town built on the edge of the River…

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Shopping in the Medina – The artisans and workshops – Fes

Enter the gates of the Fes Medina, and you step back in time to a place where artisans still create handicrafts as they did centuries ago. Though a rise in tourism is inspiring more knock-offs and cheap copies, you'll find…

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