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Cape Town has it all

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Cape Town has it all

Western Cape, South Africa, and Citytrip
Cape Town is a popular tourist destination in large part thanks to its natural setting (with Table Mountain & the nearby Cape of Good Hope) and because of its western feel it's a very accessible multicultural city. We came in to Cape Town with wild expectations, and it didn't disappoint.
Seattle, Rain City indeed

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Seattle, Rain City indeed

Washington, USA, and Citytrip
Seattle is located in the north-west corner of the United States so you should expect some rain. You could even expect it to rain every day if your timing's as lousy as mine! Who would've thought late October could be so wet?
A weekend in London

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A weekend in London

UK, Citytrip, and UNESCO
It had been my 30th birthday and 2 of my friends were about to reach that same milestone. When we were younger, we used to go on vacation together, but that was 10 years ago. Our girlfriends got together and booked all 6 of us a weekend to London.
Emperor Diocletian's retirement home: Split

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Emperor Diocletian's retirement home: Split

Croatia, Citytrip, Beach, and UNESCO
Our tour in Croatia was amazing and so was Split. It's not as unique as, say, Dubrovnik, which almost seems stuck in medieval times. While Split has a lot of history (with Diocletian's Palace), it is a modern city and - unlike Dubrovnik - it's not overrun by tourists, although you'll still find a ton of them.
Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

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Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

Croatia, Citytrip, and UNESCO
I can barely name 5 Croatian cities, but the most prominent name is definitely Dubrovnik and I'm sure everyone has heard about this Pearl of the Adriatic. So what makes this town with only 40k inhabitants so special? The walled historic center.
Dublin: home of the Irish pub

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Dublin: home of the Irish pub

Ireland and Citytrip
I'm usually pretty good at making the most of my available time in order to visit as much of the city as possible. In Dublin, however, I ended up spending most of my spare time in alcohol-related activities, and I don't even feel bad about it: this is the home of the Irish pub after all!
How to get the most out of Lisbon

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How to get the most out of Lisbon

Portugal, Citytrip, and UNESCO
Because of its rich culture and scenic and diverse landscape, Portugal had been on my bucket list for awhile now. And Lisbon keeps being cited as one of the world's coolest cities. And that weather! So… guess where we just went?
What's left of the Aztecs in Mexico City?

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What's left of the Aztecs in Mexico City?

Mexico, Citytrip, and UNESCO
I've seen too much of the western world and wanted to experience another culture, so I was really excited to go to Mexico City and learn all about the Mayans and Aztecs. Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital, lies buried underneath modern-day Mexico City and you can still find remains, like the ruins of Tenochtitlán's main temple complex: the Templo Mayor.
Wine and dine in Lyon

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Wine and dine in Lyon

France, Citytrip, and UNESCO
I've often been to the south of France - from the Ardèche region to the Alps to the French Riviera - and I knew Lyon mostly from the traffic jams on the Autoroute du Soleil - France's north-south artery between Paris and Lyon - on Black Saturday, when everyone's trying to get to the south. But Lyon has more to offer than those traffic jams, especially if you're into gastronomy (which, admittedly, I am not.)
Understanding San Francisco

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Understanding San Francisco

California, USA, and Citytrip
While it's not as impressive as New York, not as famous as Los Angeles, etc., I would recommend it over any other US city I've been to so far! It is unique in many ways, it has a monotonous good weather you can rely on, a ton of those charming Victorian houses and a long list of attractions, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz.
What happens in Vegas…

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What happens in Vegas…

Nevada, USA, and Citytrip
Is Las Vegas, the biggest city in the Mojave Desert, every bit as wild as movies would have you believe? While I haven't exactly gone all Hangover, I'm pretty sure the answer is a surrounding yes. This is Sin City after all.
Living it up in Monaco

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Living it up in Monaco

Côte d'Azur and Citytrip
In a previous post, I said I'd pick Nice if I had to choose a place to live in the French Riviera. Actually, I'd prefer Monaco even more, because that would mean I'd be wealthy beyond belief. Property prices are through the roof here, with the average real estate agency selling apartments anywhere in the range of 1 to 20 million euros.
5 New York City highlights

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5 New York City highlights

New York, USA, Citytrip, and UNESCO
The city that never sleeps: for a tireless traveler as me, this sounds too promising to pass up. But where to even begin in a city that has so much to offer? My list was so long and we didn't even get to finish it. So here's a short list of things you must absolutely do or see.
Something for everyone in Amsterdam

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Something for everyone in Amsterdam

Netherlands, Citytrip, and UNESCO
While Amsterdam is not quite as big as Paris or London, it's got something to offer to everyone. With origins in the 12th century and over 50 museums, there's plenty for the cultural tourist to experience. Or go on a shopping spree in one of its 10k shops. And Amsterdam's open mindset provides all the right ingredients for a great party!

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