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Most people are familiar with Pompeii, but perhaps not as acquainted with Herculaneum, a nearby city that was also decimated by volcanic eruption during Roman Times. Pompeii and Herculaneum were both ancient Roman cities that were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. While they share similarities regarding their fate and the …

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History and Influences of Albanian Cuisine Albanian food reflects a combination of Mediterranean and Balkan culinary traditions, with influences from neighboring countries such as Greece, Italy, and Turkey. The history of Albanian food can be traced back thousands of years, and it has evolved and adapted over time. In ancient times, the territory that is …

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We’ve put together this guide to paella and will point you to places that serve up, in our opinion, the best paella in Valencia. Any visit to Valencia, Spain should include a sampling of their signature rice dish, paella. We have traveled to Valencia, Spain frequently, and thus we’ve sampled a lot of paella!  But …

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There are many versions of this popular easy Greek Feta Dip, known as Htipiti or Tirokafteri. Some use sweet red bell peppers and cayenne pepper, others use spicy red pepper flakes or fresh spicy red peppers. Different varieties of vinegar (such as red wine vinegar or plain white vinegar) or added oregano or Greek yogurt …

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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Croatia include both beautiful natural phenomena and fascinating (and well-preserved) historical spots. Crotia itself has become a go-to destination recently. Beautiful coastline views with crystal clear water and great food are just a few of the reasons for the nation’s popularity. It is also one of the filming locations for …

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If you’re looking for the best Budapest food, you’ve come to the right place. We spent a month in this beautiful Eastern European city, exploring the markets, ruin bars, and of course, restaurants and food stalls. We’ve created this Budapest food guide to point you to the best in traditional Hungarian food and Hungarian wine …

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Looking for things to do in Tbilisi? First of all, we’re not talking about Georgia, the state in the southeast of the United States. Tbilisi is the capital city of the country of Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Its neighbors include Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.  Before visiting Tbilisi, we had heard …

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Maltese food is varied and reflects historical influences from Britain, Sicily other Mediterranean and Arabic nations. If you’re wondering what to eat in Malta, we’ve made it easy with this roundup of Maltese cuisine.  Malta is a small island nation located just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Its temperate climate, beautiful rocky coast, …

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If you’re looking for what to eat in Brussels, Belgium, you won’t be disappointed by this diverse foodie city. This fascinating place has far more options than just Brussels Sprouts!    The city of Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium but also one of the capitals of the European Union. Belgium’s location, nestled …

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