A hidden gem: Cascais, Portugal 

Tucked in the west of Lisbon, out on the Atlantic coastline, is a quaint and charming seaside town called Cascais. With small yet scenic beaches, posh seaside villas, cozy inner streets, tiny bakeries and cafés, Cascais is nothing less than an extremely relaxing retreat, away from the busy Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Since I had been…

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An eclectic mix: Barcelona, Spain

Sunny skies, mesmerizing shoreline, astounding Gaudi architecture, shopper’s paradise, historical treat, soccer mecca (yeah Barca!), cosmopolitan melting pot – it’s hard to believe that all these phrases describe a single city. Yep, that’s Barcelona: my favorite city in Europe so far. Barcelona, the capital of the region of Catalunya, is located on the Mediterranean coast…

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