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Cyprus

Clear blue waters, mild temperatures and caressing sunshine. It is easy to understand that Greece’s goddess of love Aphrodite was born from the waves lapping onto Cyprus’ shore. The mythology, language, traditions and lifestyle are Greek, but the island features a beauty that is shrouded by its own, one-of-a-kind atmosphere, shaped by a structure that divides Cyprus and its capital Nicosia into a Turkish North and a Greek South. Its multi-faceted personality has an allure that attracts tons of holiday-makers!

Monastir

Located in north-eastern Tunisia, Monastir is a major tourist resort. With its attractive marina and old fishing port, the city is an excellent base for a beach holiday, offering a wide range of physical activities such as water sports, fishing, excursions and golf. Whatever the season, you will find an ideal climate to enjoy some of Tunisia’s finest sand beaches and crystalline water, along with a dizzying choice of waterfront hotels and restaurants featuring both international and local cuisine.

Banner Elk, North Carolina

A dreamscape located in the heart of Blue Ridge Mountains in Western-North Carolina, Banner Elk is a favorite destination for countless individuals and families seeking fun in the outdoors. The “ski capitol of the South” offers a plenty of open air activities such as fishing, rafting, horseback riding, hiking, golfing and—of course—skiing. Banner Elk also presents a climate that accommodates every itinerary, spanning the Blue Ridge and Grandfather Mountains, picturesque communities, fine restaurants, and speciality shopping.
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges in 60 seconds

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Skövde

Skövde is located in between the two biggest lakes in Sweden; Lake Vänern and Lake Vättern. Close to the city center is the blooming mountain Billingen with a recreation area, waterfalls, small lakes and several nature reserves. Skövde has a pulsating city core with a lot of small shops and several malls. Here you can enjoy great shopping with over 300 stores. The event calendar tells us about a city filled with culture, entertainment and sports – all year round. At Skövde Arena you find the coolest aqua park in the country, but also several other activities. And best of all – it’s easy to get here. It takes only an hour from Gothenburg, and two from Stockholm. Come here by train - it’s fast, comfortable and green. Welcome to our hometown!

Fuerteventura

The second largest of the Canary Islands attract huge numbers of sun-worshippers and water sport practitioners in search of one thing: the most pristine beaches in the archipelago. You can't blame them. The golden sand, cool water and gentle sea breeze of Fuerteventura are head and shoulders above those of its neighbours. But the island has so much more to offer, from barren dessert scenery and fascinating volcanoes to colourful and characterful towns and pleasant harbour promenades, all of which visitors would be foolish to miss out on.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Festivity carries in the air as much as the sounds of saxophones and trumpets in New Orleans. It is a constant celebration of the human spirit, from the ever-lively Mardi Gras and Carnival to the breathtaking and historic tombs draped in oak canopies and Spanish moss. It is a city going through a kind of rebirth after the destruction of Katrina, reconstructing whole neighbourhoods, but it has lost none of its charm, its spark, its magic, its people's inextinguishable joie-de-vivre, none of what makes it a unique city in the United States and in the world. Steeped in cultural references, first-time visitors will feel somehow familiar with the city, and never want to leave.
Lübeck, Germany

HanseKulturFestival2018

A colourful festival in the heart of Lübeck's Old Town. The people of Lübeck unite to create something special and unique to welcome their guests and show them true hospitality.

Bratislava

Bratislava - the little big city. With fewer than half a million people, Bratislava ranks among Europe's most relaxed capitals, because everything is in close vicinity, reachable within a few minutes walking distance. It even has two capital cities nearby - Vienna (80km) and Budapest (200km) - reachable also by a boat on the river Danube. The city itself has its old-town charm, sophisticated restaurants, traditional pubs, good music ranging from jazz to opera, stylish people, and a human scale which means that as a visitor you will not spend half your day trekking in and out of underground stations or getting from the airport into town. All this with Central Europe's greatest river as a backdrop.
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg for 48 hours

Crisscrossing Salzburg in two days The fortress, Mirabell Gardens, plus a whole entourage of other sights practically around every corner, are magnets for visitors to Salzburg. And because everything in the city is so compact, a two-hour stroll through Salzburg’s streets will fly by in no time. It’ll seem like you are chalking off yet another attraction from your must-see list every five minutes or so. https://www.salzburg.info/en/magazin/city-feeling/48-hours-in-salzburg_a_301561

Funchal, Madeira

The 6th largest city of Portugal, known for its wine, amazing weather, Cristiano Ronaldo and so much more. The city has attracted celebrated visitors for centuries, from Winston Churchill who created several of his paintings on Madeira, to the Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary. The city is filled with historical buildings, fantastic cuisine and beautiful nature. You can find a lot of traditional products in this town such as Madeira wine, pastel de nata, and traditional embroidery. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful Madeira experience in Funchal!
Skövde, Sweden

Geocaching

Try a treasure hunt with GPS and discover the beautiful nature around the mountain Billingen. In Ljungstorp the project “The treasures of Billingen” has made a geocach tour that suits children at the ages 5-12. Every cache has an animal or nature question that gives you a number for each correct answer. These numbers you will need to find the treasure chest at the goal, and in there you will find a surprise! In addition to this there are several regular geocaches in the area.
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Cyprus, Cyprus

Events

Well known events and festivals create a vibrant and colourful atmosphere all over the island. One of the brightest events is the Carnival, taking place in February/March in all towns, or the Flower Festival, that, occurring every May, celebrates the beauty of spring with a floral exhibition boasting the rich variety of Cyprus’ authentic wild flora. Throughout the year, Music, Dance and Theatre Festivals, operas, ancient drama and modern ballets enrich Cyprus cultural calendar. Athletic events such as Regattas, cycling races, the Cyprus Rally, the international Open Marathon, beach volley tournaments and sporting events with competitions in boxing, karate, triathlon, marathon, shooting, rhythmic gymnastics and cycling are just a few of the annual athletic events that take place in every corner of Cyprus.
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Cyprus, Cyprus

Ayia Napa

Once sleepy fishing villages, the fabulous beaches of fine white sand of Agia Napa and Protaras, and the coastal area of Paralimni with its hundreds of windmills, nowadays buzz with life. This area is known collectively as the “Kokkinochoria“, “red soil villages”, because of the rich red earth in which Cyprus’ famous potatoes are grown. Culture lovers can explore the medieval churches found in villages like Sotira or go round the folk art museums displaying rural artefacts in Deryneia and Avgorou. Children will love the Marine Life museum or the new Sea Museum, “Thalassa”, in Agia Napa, which has an amazing replica of a 4th century trading ship which sunk off the coast of Kyrenia. Or you could stop at the tiny estuary known by the locals as “Potamos” and watch the fishing boats haul in their catch in their multi-coloured baskets. Spend the day sunbathing at the beach, swimming in warm turquoise waters or taking a short cruise along the coast. Some of the best snorkelling and diving spots are at Cape Gkreko, the national forest park, with its secluded coves and rocky outcrops, impressive cliff top views and sea caves. In the evening dine at one of the many restaurants, especially the local ones in Paralimni, or jive to the latest sounds at one of the numerous nightclubs.
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