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Debrecen

Debrecen

When in Debrecen, use your senses instead of the just looking for the signposts: look down ahead of you to see on what kind of planks the citizens walked the streets in days of old. Look up to the sky and marvel at the colorful facades of the merchants’ houses built at the beginning of the previous century. Follow your nose to the pleasant smells from the busy Mediterranean squares and intimate cafés, or simply listen to your ears and let the charming music guide your steps.
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Pointe-à-Pitre

Pointe-à-Pitre

The butterfly-shaped islands of Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory in the Lesser Antilles, are one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets. Travelers in-the-know have caught on and begun visiting these mezmerizing islands and the city of Pointe-a-Pitre in order to enjoy the fascinating mix of French tradition and Creole culture, the overwhelming natural beauty found in the lush rainforests and awe-inspiring beaches and the relative scarcity of tourists. With a burgeoning hotel infrastructure and an important cruise port welcoming seafarers, there has never been a better time to visit.
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Wild Atlantic Way - Derrigimlagh Signature Point

Wild Atlantic Way - Derrigimlagh Signature Point

The townland of Derrigimlagh in Connemara, Co. Galway - one of the most magnifiicent lowland blanket bogs in Europe, right beside the sea. Feelings of awe and wonder will overcome you here in the west of Ireland, the spot chosen by Marconi with views right across the Atlandtic Ocean
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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - Blaskets View Signature Point - Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - Blaskets View Signature Point - Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world. Wherever you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll find magic, adventure, history and beauty in abundance.
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Mechelen

Mechelen

‘Mechelaars’ talk about their city with great pride and warmth. Visitors are struck by the genial atmosphere as they stroll past monuments redolent with age and pause in courtyards and historic churches. The Mechelaar is proud of Gouden Carolus, the award-winning beer brewed here for centuries. He is proud of Margaret, who put 16th-century Mechelen on the world map. And he has a soft spot for craftsmanship and authentic local products. Come to Mechelen and experience its charms for yourself!
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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Keem Strand, Co. Mayo

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Keem Strand, Co. Mayo

Achill - also referred to as 'the end of the world' - where you can experience the wild mountains, valleys and hills of Co. Mayo.
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Matsuyama

Matsuyama

The largest city on the island of Shikoku in Japan, Matsuyama is a vibrant city of living traditions, set against a backdrop of historical buildings, where haiku poetry is still enjoyed as a part of daily life. A full calendar of seasonal festivals means that there's always something eye-catching going on. The city is served by a network of vintage trams and steam trains, so getting about is easy. Matsuyama also has miles of sandy beaches framing the beautiful island-studded Seto Inland Sea.
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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo

Lose yourself and connect with nature at Downpatrick Head in Co. Mayo. Legends of St. Patrick, giants and many more mysteries waiting to be discovered. Feel alive as you stroll or climb some of the highest cliff walks in Europe
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Bratislava

Bratislava

Bratislava - the little big city. With fewer than half a million people, Bratislava ranks among Europe's most relaxed capitals, because everything is in close vicinity, reachable within a few minutes walking distance. It even has two capital cities nearby - Vienna (80km) and Budapest (200km) - reachable also by a boat on the river Danube. The city itself has its old-town charm, sophisticated restaurants, traditional pubs, good music ranging from jazz to opera, stylish people, and a human scale which means that as a visitor you will not spend half your day trekking in and out of underground stations or getting from the airport into town. All this with Central Europe's greatest river as a backdrop.
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Ghent

Ghent

Ghent is a compact, authentic city where the past and present co-exist in perfect balance. Walking through the city is like travelling through time: you turn the corner and just like that, you go from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first. In Ghent pounds the young heart of a cultural city filled with music, theatre, film and visual arts. Because of its central location in Flanders, Ghent is an ideal operating base to visit the Flemish Art Cities. Ghent is ready to welcome you with open arms!
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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Luxembourg's modest 1000 square miles harbour an unlikely many treasures, from UNESCO-listed Medieval fortifications to prised wines of the Moselle, an animated arts scene, cutting-edge architectural creations, seats of prominent EU institutions and abundant natural pursuits, including skiing on the excellent slopes of northern Ardennes, hiking the Valley of Seven Castes or along the trails of Mullerthal that cut through peculiar sandstone rock formations, and soaking the hours away in the sparkling thermal pools of Mondorf-les-Bains.
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Pau

Pau

Nestled in the corner of rural south-west France stands Pau, the capital of the Béarn province, a bastion of history and culture. The town occupies a unique geographical position in the foothills of the Pyrenées. With its awe-inspiring views of the mountain range, Pau is only a few hundred kilometres from the major towns of Bordeaux and Toulouse, and even closer to Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. A springboard to sunny beaches or snow-capped mountains, Pau’s pretty streets and excellent gastronomy are enough to ensure leaving will be difficult.
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Chisinau

Chisinau

Chisinau appears to have little to no concern for the superficial – still very much rough around the edges and with scant tourist infrastructure, the Moldovan capital conquers with precisely its uncharted quality, an authenticity guaranteed to make off-the-beaten-path aficionados' and Soviet era enthusiasts' hearts flutter with excitement. The country's genuinely welcoming populace, free-flowing wine and overtly low travel costs all ensure its relatively obscure status isn't long to stay.
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