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The September 2009 issue of Lonely Planet magazine dubbed Ghent as “Europe’s best-kept secret.” Even though the number of visitors to this Belgian city has doubled since then, it remains a peaceful destination, especially compared to other Flanders destinations like ...

While many country names carry a sense of mystery or historical ambiguity about the origin of their names, others can be easily traced back. Like people, countries around the world have names with meanings rooted in diverse origins. This article ...

My favorite cities usually share one element in common: contrast, and surely, Frankfurt am Main knows a lot about contrast. Generally, Frankfurt is overlooked as a tourist destination despite its fame as a business, congress, and conference city. With one ...

Genoa is an important city in the northwestern region of Italy, in the Gulf of Genoa, in the Ligurian Sea. With a metropolitan area of nearly 1.5 million people, Genoa is the sixth-largest city in the country and one of ...

Trastevere is one of those rare gems in Rome that draws locals and visitors equally in the “Eternal City.” While the monuments in this neighborhood might not make it to traditional travel guides, its nightlife and food scene are its ...

Corfu Town, or Kerkyra, the largest city on the Greek island of Corfu, is a delightful mix of Venetian, French, and British influences. Known for its stunning architecture and charming narrow streets, this city is a postcard-perfect place with history ...

Occupying the southernmost portion of Spain, Andalusia is renowned for its magnificent cities and charming towns. This land where history and modernity coexist offers stunning architecture, exciting cultural experiences, and breathtaking natural scenery. As you explore Andalusia, you will be ...

Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, is known for its vibrant culture, historic landmarks, and lively festivals. Its nicknames include “The Frying Pan of Europe” due to its hot summers. The city sits along the Guadalquivir River and ...

If you have only one or two days to explore Valladolid, you’re in for a treat. This lovely city in northwestern Spain is compact and walkable, with historic corners and great spots to visit. From architectural beauties to lush parks, ...

The term “hidden gem” is thrown around quite often, but in my humble opinion, it 100% applies to Zamora. This city is in Spain’s Castille and León autonomous community, perfectly balancing history, beautiful landscapes, and a laidback vibe. Although it ...