All of a sudden, the Douro Valley in northern Portugal seems to have become the hippest place to be for wine lovers and everybody else. The landscape is truly breathtaking: rows after rows of lush green vines nestled on steep terraced hills along with small historic villages and imposing Quintas (wineries) sitting either directly on the riverbank or strewn high on the slopes.
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We found it! An off the beaten path destination that stole our hearts. That made time feel as if it stood still. Tucked away in the Bavarian Alps lies the quiet, little, quintessential, dream-like village of Ramsau.
via Ramsau – Quintessential Village in the Bavarian Alps – No Compass Wanders
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Salzburg has the look of an enchanted folk story village whilst maintaining a buzzing city atmosphere. It is the combination of old and new which makes Salzburg truly special. Its Baroque styled domed buildings add to the city’s old world charm.
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Colmar is one of those villages you’d find in a snow globe, that’s how beautiful and charming it is. The very well preserved historical old town with its cobbled streets is a bit of a time trap, taking you back several hundred of years.
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Gibraltar and the African Coast were clearly visible. Small white towns and villages were precariously perched on the hillside and then Ronda was seen on the horizon.
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Gásadalur is a tiny village located in the Mykines Island in the Faroe archipelago. Situated at the edge of a tall cliff and surrounded by top peaks of Mykines islands Gásadalur is definitely one of the beautiful villages on Earth. Because of remoteness, this village only has a population of 18.
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It was literally love at first sight moment with this place. A highway with scenic views on both sides going directly into the mountains and it slowly reveals the magic of one of the most beautiful places that we have witnessed.
via Gosau, deep in the Austrian Aps – I (Explore the village) – TravelAnubhav
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About 30 kilometers from Lisbon, Portugal, Azenhas do Mar, is a small seaside village, built precariously onto cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is located within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.
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Caught between sky and sea, the coast of Bohuslän is raw and starkly beautiful, its skerries thick with birds and its villages brightly painted specks among the rocks.
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The following morning we awoke to a light frost, the frosty whiteness sticking all the loose fallen leaves to the picnic table beside us. We got moving reasonably early, with a plan to jump over to the next beau village, La Roque-Gageac, only a handful of miles along the valley floor. We soon arrived and parked up, before walking first to the banks of the passing river to take in the wonderful reflective view of the town’s collective façade.
via France – Domme & La Roque-Gageac | Aaron and Nicky’s travels
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