There are places on earth which possess immense charm but remain untouched because of there geographical locations and of course the presence of their more bustling and glamorous neighbours…
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This exceptional city is deprived of justice and it’s hard to comprehend why it isn’t featured in the must-visit lists of the travel enthusiasts. It’s a crossroad of civilizations, on a sea peering projection of land which looks more Slovenian than Italian. It was the principal port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and ground zero for the navy as well. Trieste is dipped in rich history and still gives the essence of it’s glorious past. With The city’s Viennese bistros and European influenced dining sets along with the panoramic neo-classical waterfront jointly act as a hypnotiser for its tourists.
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With its two enigmatic Flemish-Spanish squares, swayed with caramel-hued houses, Arras is a lesser known treasured jewel in the condemned corner of northern France. It’s definitely worth spending a few days there, so you can enchant its beatiful architectural delights, ascend to the top of the elegant bell tower for alluring views and meander in the subterranean tunnels of the town which was once a hideout for soldiers in WWI.
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This wonderful city is bizarrely less visited than the others. Its old town is fringed by a medieval age channel where you can go on a boat tour around the city. Boat tours are the best way to get acquainted with the euphoric wharfs of the city. Built to bridge the gap between waterways and townhouses, today these astutely engineered places are packed to the brim with chic and flamboyant cafes, bars and restaurants.
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Arguably the most important port city of Europe with the most perfect natural setting; Nestled onto the north east corner of Scotland it is the place where the Dee and Don rivers merge into the North Sea. It has a state university which is located in 15th Century King’s Chapel. The city boasts about the nearby splendid fishermen’s settlement of Footdee and a nearby escape to Castle Dunottar which was the location in the Zefferelli’s ‘Hamlet film’.
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