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Georgia: ancient cave town to mountaintop church

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Mount Kazbegi. (Photo by Hikersbay)

“My lasting memory of Sighnaghi is, without a doubt, the relaxed stupor the place lured me into. This is aside from the layers of juxtaposing splendor afforded by the combination of adorable architecture, unspoiled fields and assertive mountains.”

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Confusing, intriguing, surprising Minsk

in Society/Travel
Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)
Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)

“It surpassed all my expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone for a city break, not even just to a communist history geek like myself.”

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Estonia: between North and East

in Philosophies/Travel
"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)
"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)

With elements of modern utopia and Soviet dystopia, the Baltic state of Estonia is an intriguing travel destination.

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Where my Facebook friends and I would like you to go this summer in Europe – and why

in Travel
"Castelo de Monterreal, parador de Baiona, Galicia (Spain)" by amaianos - originally posted to Flickr as Parador Baiona. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

“I have managed to put something of a ‘tips’ post together by mentioning my column and asking my Facebook friends: What’s your favorite summer holiday place? Could you describe it in a few words? I turned the answers I got and a few of my own favorites into what comes next… photos and short blurbs.”

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