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Why you should visit San Gimignano

If you have been to Tuscany but not yet visited San Gimignano – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ‘town of towers’ {it used to boast 72!}. I suggest hopping in a car, bus, on a horse, vespa, or even advocate hitchhiking {kidding} to check out the incredible skyline this town has to offer! Not into history or stunning natural beauty? Than come visit for the dry white Vernaccia wine local to the area —  that’s half the reason I…

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Why you should visit the magical castle of Carcassonne

Carcassonne in my eyes, is the real-life version of a fairy-tale – according to wikipedia: Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department, of which it is the prefecture, in the former province of Languedoc. It is divided into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne Carcassone was founded by the Visigoths in the fifth century, though the Romans had fortified the settlement earlier. The fortress, which was thoroughly restored in 1853 by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, was added to…

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Why you should visit Slovenia

Ahh Slovenia the small country in central and southeastern europe touching the alps and bordering the Mediterranean. It touches Italy to the west and Croatia to the south and east. This little and  strikingly beautiful country has been through a lot. Once part of the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburg Dynasty. During World War II  it was also occupied and annexed  by Germany, Italy, Hungary and Croatia. Slovenia adopted the Euro in 2007 and part of the ever growing – European Union. Me and…

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