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Trip to the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head: cursed and wonderful

The Seven Sisters Country Park is a wonderful area of Sussex, the ideal place to understand why the British are so in love with their beautiful countryside. The Seven Sisters are seven chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, lined up on the edge of southern England. So beautiful to be also chosen for the opening…
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5 cursed places of the Mediterranean and the stories behind them

The world is dotted with cursed places, places to avoid when travelling if you believe in ill-fated destinations or to visit if you are intrigued by mysterious or wrecked sites. THE POVEGLIA ISLAND, Italy Island of the Venetian lagoon, Poveglia fell into disgrace during the Chioggia War in 1378 and never recovered. It was used as…
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Discover the canals, the tower and the rabbits of Utrecht

One of the nicest things of Utrecht is the lively buzz of its canals. As soon as you arrive on the main road (Nieuwegracht), street signs and stairs invite you constantly to go down towards the water, on the docks, where you can relax or have lunch. Unlike other cities, where you can just look…
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Trip to Bruges, gem of the Flanders

Taking a trip to Bruges means to enter the enchanted world of Flanders, made of redstone houses and romantic canals, small breweries and candy shops. The streets resound with the trotting horses pulling carriages for tourists, the alleys smell of chocolate and sugar. During the day, the air of Bruges is full of songs: the…
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