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Europe is one of the world's top destinations for both cultural and leisure vacations. The continent boasts the largest variety of cultures and landscapes, even though it is one of the smallest continents in the world. Europe is also soaked in history, offering countless artifacts and historic sights from the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern day European Union. You can spend just a week on the continent and feel like you've lived 7 lives. Europe offers such highlights as the iconic Paris, famed for its style and glamor; Rome with its history, culture and cuisine; Croatia, the natural beauty of Europe, with amazing beaches and greens; The world famous Alps of France and Switzerland; and many others.
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Europe Travel Stories
A mega theatre break to London Almost one quarter of visitors to London, come to London and see a show. Although most of these will treat a trip to the theatre as just another one of the many highlights that visitors enjoy, many London visitors come to the city specifically to see as many shows as possible and it is fairly common for theatre-fans to see up to 8 shows in a week. ... Read more >>>
Where The Reality of The Past Meets The Ghost of The Present It would be an understatement to say that Northern France is a land steeped in history. It is a land where empire has fought empire for over a thousand years and an historical fault line has left not scars but monuments to the epic endeavours of everyone from the individual ordinary soldier of every age to great statesmen like... Read more >>>
Nimes: Explore Roman Ruins in France When people think of historic ruins of the ancient Roman Empire, whether it's the imposing and impressive Coliseum, or the frozen-in-time city of Pompeii, their mind usually wanders to the cities of Italy. However, did you know that you will find some of the most beautiful Roman ruins in the south of France? In the little-known city of Nimes, just over an hour away from the major port hub... Read more >>>
Everything's coming up Tulips Picture if you can 7 million tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, and other bulbs blooming in unison under the mature canopy of 18th-century beech trees. That is what visitors see at Keukenhof Gardens (www.keukenhof.nl), located in Lisse about an hour outside of Amsterdam. Once the kitchen garden for a countess, it now is billed as the... Read more >>>
Climbing Musala: the Everest of the Balkans When I first started blogging several years ago I promised myself to help my readers find the few remaining places in Bulgaria without a cellphone network. One of those places, as I have recently discovered, is the highest peak on the Balkans, our local Everest - Musala. If the lack of cellphone coverage isn't a reason enough for you to pack your backpack and head off to the mountains, I hope... Read more >>>
Malta: Ancient Home to Goddesses and Fertility Cults Nowhere on earth did a Goddess ever reign as she did in Malta. Architect Richard England explains the Maltese temples themselves as the personification of the Earth Mother, with floor plans which echo abundant maternal curves. One can easily imagine the concept of entering the "womb" of the temple for communion with the Goddess, and... Read more >>>
Sailing in the Greek isles... or Turkey’s Turquoise Coast? "Sailing the Greek isles..." - a phrase packed with romance and imagery. But Greece has been facing some stiff competition these past few years from next door neighbor Turkey - a relative newbie to tourism. They are so close together, and yet so radically different - which would you pick, if you're considering sailing in this part of... Read more >>>
Visiting British Gardens Britain has an enviable reputation in the world for its gardens. The development of European garden design may be traced back to Persia, the Mogul Emperors and Asia Minor. The Moslems took their ideas to the south of the Mediterranean, along the coast of North Africa to influence the Moorish gardens of Spain. Around the north of... Read more >>>


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