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The capital and largest Norwegian city is Oslo as well as being the 3rd largest of all the cities in Scandinavia.

oslo food and restaurants

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Copenhagen may lack the instantly recognisable iconic sights that define so many global cities, but this is not necessarily a bad thing.

Visitors to many countries nowadays spend their time traipsing from one photo opportunity to another and leave little time to get to know the feel of the city around them. This is not the case in Copenhagen. read full article

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In terms of largest freshwater and natural (not manmade) lakes of a continent, and in terms of volume, all other European lakes pale in comparison to Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Additionally, there are not many winter ski read full article

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The most populous city in Spain is Barcelona.

Camp Nou Football Stadium

No holiday or vacation to the country is complete without seeing this city. Whether it is the cuisine, the museums, read full article

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5. Swiss Army Maverick II Dual Time Watch
Got family or friends to stay in contact with but also got to keep time in your current location on holiday?

Maverick Watch

This watch includes a small second watch on the face for the second time zone read full article

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Westwood is one of LA’s prettiest neighborhoods. It’s home to the famous UCLA,

Vegan Restaurant Native Foods, LA

and it hosts a number of trendy shops and great restaurants on its walkable streets (a rarity in Los Angeles!). read full article

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When people picture Los Angeles, CA, museums may be the last thing to come to mind.

L.A. Moca Museum

Although there are beaches and premieres galore, Los Angeles still offers come beautiful cultural pursuits. Here are five of LA’s top must see museums. read full article

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The exciting Chinese city of Shanghai is fast becoming an important global financial center.

Shanghai Club

However, aside from its serious business side, this exciting metropolis is widely considered to be ‘the capital of cool’ of the People’s Republic of China as it is the city from which fashion and lifestyle trends radiate throughout the country. read full article

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The south-eastern Italian region of Apulia is often called the ‘heel of Italy’, in reference to the country’s boot-like shape.

Trulli Alberobello, Apulia

The busy port of Bari is the area’s capital and Italy’s second largest southern city, after Naples. read full article

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Kraków is one of the largest cities in Poland with a population of over 750,000 thousand Cracovians. The city is located on the banks of the beautiful Vistula River in the south of Poland. Although the city is no longer the official capital, it’s still known as Poland’s royal capital.

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Carcassonne is located in France’s Aude département and is a beautifully walled city. Its gleaming walls and pointed towers take you back to medieval times of knights in their shining armor.

Carcassone, France

Technically, the city of Carcassonne is divided into two cities with the ville basse (lower city) being the larger of the two. read full article

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Paris is a kissing city. No matter where you go – the metro, the park, or even a street corner – you are bound to run into some amorous couple locked at the lip, basking in their love and the romance of the city.

Paris, Champs de Mars

If you want to know which places will almost guarantee some very sweet smooches on Valentine’s Day, read full article

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Between Asia and Europe lies the Bosphorus Strait, the gateway to Istanbul, Turkey’s most populated and largest city. A wide array of dining options abound, from the international cuisine at the higher-end hotels to the native cuisine featured at the numerous Turkish cafeteria-style bistros called lokantas.

Kebabs, one of the staples in Turkish cuisine, are available throughout the city, with meat (frequently lamb) being used most commonly. read full article

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Planning a trip to Arles, Provence? Here are five sights and attractions that you shouldn’t miss when visiting this beautiful Provençal city:

1. Roman Arena

After 2,000 years, bullfights and bullgames still happen at the arena during summer months… read full article

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Naples is city the exudes vivacity, from its colorful and crowded streets to its lively local traditions.

No matter what time of year you plan to visit, here is a list of the top 5 things not to be… read full article

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