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- Why Now is the Best Time to Visit the Balkans
Visit the Balkans Now Before it Turns Into A Tourist Trap At the beginning of the year, Vogue, Condé Nast, Travelzoo, and a wealth of others declared Eastern Europe the destination of 2017. If you are a follower of trends, then now is the time to visit the Balkans, because this is the most beautiful […] The post Why Now is the Best Time to Visit the Balkans appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 08:49:10 PM
- Viareggio, Italy: A Summer Pearl
Viareggio, Italy: A Summer Pearl that Gleams Year-Round Viareggio, Italy, is known as the ?pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea?, with good reason. In the summertime, it is a chic and sought-after seaside resort, with stylish hotels, fine dining, and an upmarket clientele. Its fine sandy beaches stretch for six miles up and down […] The post Viareggio, Italy: A Summer Pearl appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 20th of March 2017 10:01:42 PM
- Barcelona like a Local
Experience Barcelona like a local I have the good fortune to have a friend, born and bred in Barcelona, who kindly took me by the hand, sometimes literally, to let me experience Barcelona like a local. Of course, there are many places every visitor to Barcelona just has to see, like the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi […] The post Barcelona like a Local appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:03:12 PM
- An Adventure on the Dutch Wadden Sea
An adventure on the Dutch Wadden Sea How to win a skirmish with gooey, slippery sludge When you think about visiting countries to participate in adventurous outdoor pursuits, the Netherlands is probably not the first European country to spring to mind. But think again! The Netherlands is ideal for cycling, canoeing, and hiking. And for […] The post An Adventure on the Dutch Wadden Sea appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:01:28 PM
- Hotel Plaza e de Russie in Viareggio ? Cooking Class in a Michelin-Starred Restaurant
Hotel Plaza e de Russie: Clowning around in a Renowned Tuscan Kitchen Viareggio, Tuscany: Filling and rolling out three different flavors of pasta looked easy when Luca Landi was doing it. Landi is the chef of Lunasia, the Michelin-starred restaurant of Viareggio?s Hotel Plaza e de Russie, and was conducting a cooking class for a […] The post Hotel Plaza e de Russie in Viareggio – Cooking Class in a Michelin-Starred Restaurant appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:48:10 PM
- Finding Ajax, Hero of the Troy Wars
Finding Ajax, Hero of the Troy Wars The road up the mountain from the beach at Kanakia on Salamina?s south-western coast is a steep, rutted track. Difficult for vehicles, but my friend Chris and I decided to walk up on this October morning. We are going to visit a place where we had been two […] The post Finding Ajax, Hero of the Troy Wars appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Sunday 5th of March 2017 03:46:11 PM
- How To Order Gelato in Italy
How to Order Gelato in Italy: Rules of Three One of the most authentic Italian experiences is also the most delicious: Gelato. For a few Euros, you can join the locals as they enjoy a cup or cone throughout the day or as part of their evening stroll, the passeggiata. Every visitor to Italy is […] The post How To Order Gelato in Italy appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:34:48 PM
- Chance to win $ 150 Amazon Gift Card: EuropeUpClose 2017 Audience Questionnaire
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Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:05:51 AM
- Berlin Street Art ? Funky & Historic
Berlin Street Art – A Stroll Through Berlin’s Gritty Street Art Scene Once described by the late David Bowie as the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine?, Berlin is truly a melting pot of artistic, cultural and spiritual transformation. Having lived in Berlin for three years now, I can safely say that this still […] The post Berlin Street Art – Funky & Historic appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:33:54 PM
- Ferry Port Towns in France
Sponsored post 5 Ferry Port Towns In France Perfect For Short Breaks From UK Slowly but surely, more travelers than ever before are beginning to explore ?alternative? French town and cities, outside the usual tourist staples. France is an incredibly large, diverse and rewarding country for visitors, though as is often the case, some of […] The post Ferry Port Towns in France appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:57:18 PM
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