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Lyon, known as the oldest city in France, is also a gateway to the Burgundy region where you can taste the most special flavors of French cuisine and enjoy the finest wines. Located in the southeast of France at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, Lyon is the capital and administrative center of the Rhône-Alpes region. Positioned right in the middle of the north-south-east-west axis in France, Lyon attracts travelers with its rich historical past, the historic center Le Vieux Lyon, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Michelin-starred restaurants offering the flavors of world-famous chefs, lively street life, and colorful murals, all without the long queues and high prices you might encounter in Paris.

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The golden beaches and untouched crystal-clear seas of the Cyclades Islands invite travelers to a postcard-perfect world. Narrow streets shaded by bougainvillea and white-washed houses with blue doors and shutters create a charming contrast. Windmills and beautiful chapels complete this magnificent scenery. The most popular among the Cyclades islands are Mykonos and Santorini. However, I opted for hidden gems that rival them in history, charm, and grandeur but are not as expensive and touristy: Paros, Antiparos, and Ios.

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Porto Rico is a paradise where everyone can draw a route according to their hearts. It offers magnificent beaches to enthusiasts of the sea-sun-sand trio, and captures the hearts of travelers with its old town center adorned with colorful houses, promising the experience of rainforests and the fun of swimming in waterfalls, along with its magnificent flavors.

As one of the Caribbean Islands, Porto Rico is a tropical paradise where Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, American, and local Taino cultures blend in a melting pot. Its capital and also its largest city, San Juan, is a vibrant city that brings together the Atlantic Ocean with greenery.

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Jordan, a country that blends its ancient history with a rich culture, is nestled in the heart of the Middle East. Although located in the Middle East, it has a distinct identity, with ancient cities shrouded in the mystery of pink deserts dominated by red rocks. It is a wonderland where you can dive between coral rocks and experience the sunset at the world’s lowest point, the Dead Sea.

Jordan, officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in the Middle East but stands out as a modern and unique nation. The official religion of the country is Islam, and the official language is Arabic. As of the 2021 census, the population is 11.15 million. Approximately 95% of the population is Sunni Muslim, and 4% is Christian. The currency is the Jordanian Dinar. Two-thirds of the population are Palestinians who arrived in 1948, 1967, and 1990.

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Vancouver, a city situated on a peninsula, captivates the hearts of travelers with its parks adorned with waterfalls and lakes, enriched by elements of Indigenous origins. Consistently ranking at the top of the list of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is the largest city in the British Columbia province, located on the west coast of Canada. Vancouver Island lies just across the mainland city.

Despite its expected cold climate due to its location, Vancouver experiences average temperatures of around 20°C during the summer months, with daytime temperatures reaching double digits from early March to the end of October.

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Bruges is a tiny romantic city with a magical atmosphere. It feels like time has stood still in the Middle Ages or as if you are inside a movie filmed during that era. With its cobblestone narrow streets, colorful stone houses, magnificent squares, and winding canals, Bruges is like a Gothic jewel. Moreover, it has a warm-hearted population that welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists with smiles. When you add their delicious chocolates, crispy potato fries, and ice-cold beers to the equation, it becomes an unforgettable experience.

Bruges, the capital of the West Flanders Province in Belgium, used to be the central hub of Belgium during the Middle Ages. The city was founded as a Gallo-Roman settlement on the banks of the Dijver and Reie Rivers, serving as an international trade center due to its geographical location.

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