Special Report

Beautiful Places to Visit Instead of Overcrowded Tourist Destinations

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Minsk, Belarus

The capital city of Belarus, which is often described as “Europe’s last dictatorship,” is actually a very modern destination. With clean streets, night clubs, art galleries, cafes, and great restaurants, Minsk can satisfy a craving for the cosmopolitan charm of Europe and is also known for its friendly and hospitable locals.

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Malmö, Sweden

Connected to Copenhagen by the Oresund Bridge, Malmö is a coastal city with historic architecture, art galleries, and great parks and squares. Visit Malmohus Castle, which was originally built in 1436, and is now home to a natural history museum, an art museum, and an aquarium.

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Colmar, France

The medieval city of Colmar almost looks like a movie set, with its fountains, canals, picturesque architecture, abundant flowers, and ancient churches. The center of France’s Alsace wine region, Colmar is surrounded by vineyards, farms, and mountains, and is just one stop on the Alsace Wine Route.

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Salta, Argentina

Salta is both a region in Northwestern Argentina, and a colonial city within the region. Characterized by diverse natural landscapes including mountains, salt flats, and arid hills, as well as vineyards, the region has a huge diversity of sights to explore. The city offers well preserved architecture as well as traditional Quechan and Andean culture.

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Norwich, England

An intact medieval city on the Wensum River, Norwich contains multiple medieval churches, a cathedral, a castle, and numerous picturesque cobblestone streets. The popular outdoor market contains nearly 200 stalls and has been running in the same location since the 11the century.