Karlovy Vary – City of sugary architecture

City of sugary architecture and salty curative water! Everything there is so quiet and slow. I even felt weird. And we went in to the park to sit under the tree and that how we spent two hours. I love nature and it’s appeasement, but in Karlovy Vary I felt future pension coming and started to think about health, sleeping mode.

via Karlovy Vary

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Girona – Catalan gem with a French feel

It’s often overlooked as people head to the nearby beaches of Costa Brava. Which is a shame, as I think its well worth stopping to explore what Girona has to offer. It’s a charming city brimming with history and culture and has a little bit of a French feel. Not really surprising seeing as Girona is just 140km from the Spain/France border.

via Exploring the city of Girona – Seeking the Spanish Sun

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The dramatic backdrop of Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a university town and winter sports center about two hours east of Bregenz, in the Tirol province. Skiing aficionados congregate here during the winter months. The town has hosted the Winter Olympics a few times. My favorite part of this place is the architecture and its dramatic backdrop: the Karwendel Alps.

via My Top 5 Favorite Places in Austria – My Vintage Map

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Picturesque Ålesund is hard to find

Hidden away in the fragmented coastline of central Norway lies the picturesque gem of Alesund. This city surrounded by islands and fjords boasts not only beautiful landscapes, but some of the country’s most exquisite architecture. Here, wonderful art nouveau buildings line the waterfront really just putting Alesund over the top as one of Norway’s most scenic spots.

via Top Places to Visit in Norway – Not Wanderlust

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Edinburgh Castle above it all

To me, Edinburgh was the most captivating of the cities we visited on this trip. The grand old stone buildings, the charm of Old Town, the Georgian and Victorian architecture of New Town, and being a city bustling with activity; – let alone the highly visible Edinburgh Castle sitting high on a hill above it all.

via On Edinburgh

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A Tourist in my own Country

Amidst rolling hills and meadows of the British countryside is The Cotswolds, a very famous place for people to explore. Secret gardens, charming rivers and lakes, and quaint architecture in the villages are all part and parcel of what to expect in the Cotswolds, and its location in the Thames Valley, just an hour or so away from London Paddington makes it one of the best getaways from urban life.

via A Tourist in my own Country – backpackerlee

Update: The picturesque village Bibury that is taking you back in time to fairytales with dwarfs or with Harry Potter. Low windows, honey-coloured stone houses, enchant the eye and tickle the imagination.

via Boxing Day in Cotswolds  – portaitofmythoughts

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