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Derry

Situated picturesquely on the River Foyle, surrounded by hills and a stone’s throw away from the rugged Northern Coast, Derry is a city steeped in history. The famous Free Derry Corner and the murals of the Bogside and Fountain areas serve as reminders of Derry's tumultuous political past turned mindful present epitomised in the "Hands Across the Divide" monument. Today, 20 years after Bloody Sunday, the 2013 UK City of Culture has a lot to offer visitors in the way of art, culture, gastronomy and entertainment.
Antwerp, Belgium

Tasty in Antwerp: Zurenborg

Zurenborg is quite possibly the most beautiful neighbourhood in Antwerp. It flaunts its belle époque grandeur like a coquettish lady. It proudly shows surprised visitors its art nouveau façades, elegant streets and squares. But the highlight is the 19th century Cogels-Osylei: sublime architecture from around the turn of the previous century.

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.

Tucson, Arizona

Visitors come to Tucson to take in the natural sunlit landscape of the Sonoran desert and the mountains that surround the city. They also endeavor to experience the cultural diversity of a city that boasts of Native American, Latin and European influences. Because of its unique geography, Tucson is a diverse outdoor playground, offering a serene landscape with a wide range of terrain for hikers of all skill levels, rock climbing, cycling, and more. Explore the underground tunnels of Colossal Cave Mountain Park and Kartchner Caverns State Park or the unique and varied plant and animal life that exists in the ecosystems in and around Tucson. The city also has a very artistic side, which is apparent in its many cultural events, restaurants, and galleries.
Antwerp, Belgium

Tasty in Antwerp: Het Zuid

Het Zuid is highly attractive to locals and visitors alike. You will find stately mansions, wide boulevards and beautiful squares there. Art lovers will appreciate the many art galleries and museums such as the FOMU | Photo Museum and M HKA | Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Thanks to its many well-frequented cafés and restaurants, Het Zuid is also a very popular night spot.
Antwerp, Belgium

Tasty in Antwerp: Theatre Area

The Theatre District owes its name to the many theatres here. This is the working habitat of many directors, actors, dancers and musicians: in the pubs you can almost hear the creativity bubbling away. It’s worth a visit during the day, too, because you’ll find many fashion, antique and interior design shops here, as well as two small but beautiful museums: the Maiden’s House Museum and the Museum Mayer van den Bergh.

Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Welcome to Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way... Experience the untamed west coast of Ireland along the world's longest defined coastal driving route & embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life. This touring route pledges to share the secrets with visitors who want to explore the wild wonders of our coves and islands, beaches and bays all snuggled into this curvaceous coastline. If wilderness, water and a willingness to step off the traditional tourist trail is your thing, then the Wild Atlantic Way is the only way. At 2,750 km long from Malin Head in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork, this is as real and raw as Ireland gets. Start an adventure you’ll never want to end.

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, who cannot help but be captivated by the island.
Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland, Ireland

The Big One - Mullaghmore Head

This Signature Point is located between Cliffoney and Grange in County Sligo. A small fishing village, boasting 3km of white sandy beach, which proves very popular with water sports enthusiasts. Huge Atlantic rollers of up to 100ft crash off the coast. These ‘Prowlers’ attract big wave surfers from across the globe. If you decide you want to try it yourself Bundoran has several surf schools, for both the beginner and the more experienced surfer. If you’re seeking something more relaxing, take a deep soak in a hot bath filled with hand-harvested Atlantic seaweed, maybe followed by a bracing walk on a beautiful beach by the ocean’s edge.
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Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland, Ireland

Ireland's Teardrop - Mizen Head

Discover an educational and thrilling experience at this Signature Point, the home of the Irish Lights Signal Station. Out on the horizon the imposing Fastnet lighthouse stands on a rock known as Ireland’s teardrop. Climb down the steps and onto a high arched suspension bridge connecting a rocky crag to the mainland. Below you, the surf will crash and foam, until you find yourself at the Fog Signal Station. Here you’ll find a beautiful exhibition on the lives of the keepers and this historic location. And whilst in the area, visit Lough Hyne, a marine lake whose warm salt waters support a rich habitat of plants and creatures. Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking takes small groups kayaking across the sea lake on summer nights. With darkness the magic begins, as microscopic marine life erupts in ghostly phosphorescence and the surface of the water mirrors the starry skies.
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