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Hidden Places Of Europe

4 Reasons to Visit Lulea, Sweden

Lulea is a city in the North of Sweden, very close to the Arctic Circle. Although far, it is a destination worth visiting, and I am going to explain why!
Yes, I’ve been to Lulea! Yes, I had a great time. And by this time you probably googled Lulea and saw that it’s really high North on the map of Sweden:

You are probably thinking that all the fun there is reserved for the winter time! No, it’s not! Let me tell you why you should visit Lulea in the summer:
The midnight sun, the never-ending day!This one goes out for the workaholics and for the romantics that can enjoy a 4 hour sunset. Also if you ever imagined how would it be if there would be no night, but never got to experience it, this is a great place to start!
I went to Lulea in the middle of July, and to be honest, the “midnight sun” is more like a very long sunset that starts around 10:30 p.m. and lingers on until around 2 a.m. To make things better, just a few minutes after that, while there is still twilight, the sky will tra..

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4 Places to visit in the Stockholm Archipelago

The Stockholm Archipelago (do not mix up with Stockholm city), or the Skargarden, is made up by 30 000 islands. Most of them are owned by an association and they are free to explore by anyone. Some of these are private properties which are for personal relaxation or which have been transformed into holiday homes which range from cozy red wood cottages to over-the-moon villas.
Other islands have been transformed into luxurious Swedish hotels where you can totally indulge yourself. Or you can even become a free bird and camp and explore the sights of nature and roast marshmallows at night, as most of the islands are free for locals and visitors.

Both visitors and locals are glued to stay here. It is an amazing place to tour!
Are you planning to visit the Stockholm Archipelago for the first time? Here is my guide of how to visit the Archipelago and get the best out of it!
Moving aroundThere are a couple of different ways to visit the archipelago:
1 – Hop on your boat and sail to your fri..

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8 things you should know before renting a car in Iceland

UPDATE: Last updated November 1st 2016
Going to Iceland? Great choice! I have some advice about driving around the island, and what challenges await you. Especially if you are taking my 14 days road trip around Iceland, the hints here will be very useful!
The country has no trains. Buses are almost non-existent. Hitchhiking (although possible) can be frustrating, as there are not that many empty cars passing by. There is no better way to explore this over 100 000 square km (40 000 square miles) island than by car! It gives you the freedom to choose your own route and the flexibility of doing things at the pace that is convenient to you. Not to mention that Icelandic roads take you to some out-of-this-world landscapes!
I have put together a guide on how to rent a car, which type of car you should choose depending on your trip and activates, I partnered up with Sixt car rental to give you special rates on cars from this post, and a list of things you really have to know when driving in I..

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8 reasons Istria region in Croatia should be your next vacation

Istria is one of my favorite destinations in the world and here is why I recommend you to visit it:

What is Istria and where is it?
Istria (don’t confuse with Austria!) is a peninsula in Croatia located close to Italy.

During the 1 week in which I have been traveling there, I couldn’t help but wonder –
How oh how is it possible to fit enough interesting things in a 80 km. strip of coastline?
But I was wrong and I publicly apologize, my dear Istria!

Rolling hills, crystal clear Adriatic Sea, charming medieval towns, tasty delicacies, extreme activities – I felt like not even a couple of months, wouldn’t be enough to fully discover the region!

You should start planning your trip to this paradise, and here is why:
1. Fantastic scenery!
Would you like to stroll through wineries, hills, palm trees, and the seaside, all in the same place?
The perfect blend of all these, without even having to drive more than 20 minutes – that is what made me fall in love with Istria!
If olive groves sh..

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8 charming towns in Istria (Croatia) you should visit!

Here are 8 charming towns you should visit in Istria, Croatia:

Istria is a region in Croatia, a small peninsula just a couple of hours boat ride from Venice.
Don’t get scared by the amount of towns in this post about Istria – they are all tiny (including the smallest one in the world!) and are located close to each other.
In the past century, after WW1, Istria was an Italian region, but then, at the end of WW2 it was part of Yugoslavia. Now it is part of Croatia, and the local people are part Italian, part Croatian.

Istria is a charming region, in fact, one of my favorite destinations in Europe!
Here are the towns that are must visit and my recommendation for the things to do there:

Click on the button to jump directly to your town:
RovinjVrsarMotovunPorecGroznjanPulaUmagHum1. Rovinj

Did you know that Rovinj is THE most popular Croatian destination by the amount of nights?
No wonder, Rovinj is a pure seaside bliss!
Even if I usually try to escape touristic places, Rovinj is just ..

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