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10 Exceptionally Romantic Destinations In The World

While the European beauties, Rome and Paris are amongst some of the most romantic destinations for couples, there are many other locations which are equally as exotic as well as less crowded. Having your favorite dinner by the side of the Venetian waters or simply walking on the cobblestone lanes of Bruges with your loved one are a just a few examples. Want to explore more enchanting destinations? Read on!
 

  1. The Maldives

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From having a candlelight dinner by the side of a lake to living in a house built at the water’s edge, nothing sounds more romantic than this. If you fantasize being on a beach covered by tall palm trees while sitting under their shade, all while enjoying the beauty of the captivating sunset, then Maldives is the place to be.
 

  1. Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Often known as paradise on earth due to its snow-covered peaks, Jammu and Kashmir is said to be the most romantic destinations in India. Staying in the houseboat, floating in the gleaming Srinagar’s Dal Lake, taking a ride in the gondola over the Himalayan peak, or walking holding hands in the fields of Pahalgam are a few romantic experiences you ought to enjoy while exploring the beautiful valley of Jammu and Kashmir.
 

  1. Santorini, Greece

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The ancient beauty of Greece has always been welcoming for its visitors. When visiting Santorini, other than the glistening sunsets and the shimmering waters, you can also enjoy the white washed homes, the spectacular blue domed churches, and the color-changing skyline.
 

  1. Paris, France

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Walking on the cobblestone lanes of Paris gives you the feeling as if you are walking in a painting. A famous spot for all lovers, this city is filled with dazzling experiences such as roaming around in the puzzled cobblestone streets, climbing the Eiffel tower to see the most exotic skyline ever, or just sitting with your loved one and gazing at the breath-taking sunset.
 

  1. Bali, Indonesia

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The beauty of Bali lies in the perfect white-sand beaches, the extravagant mountains, and green rice fields. Visiting Bali simply means dining along the edges of the crystal blue waters, pampering yourself through an exotic spa experience, and wandering around in the rice fields.
 

  1. Seville, Spain

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If you want to explore deliciously different cuisines of Spain, then Seville offers many places for that around the city.
 

  1. Kyoto, Japan

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If you are looking for a place with magical bamboo forests, breath-taking shrines, and ancient palaces, then Kyoto in Japan is the best place to visit. This city is rich in architectural beauty and lets couples explore its natural beauty, history, and diversified culture.
 

  1. Venice, Italy

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A few of the many romantic experiences in Venice include sailing in gondolas in the Venetian waters, dining along the side of the river, and roaming around the stunning streets of the wonderful village of Burano. Venice also lets you visit its creative artisans where you can feel the tranquility of love. While strolling around the streets of the city, you may also smell the yummy cuisines.
 

  1. Vienna, Austria

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Vienna is famous for its spectacular Baroque palaces, attractive trams, and cafes located in quiet and peaceful streets. This city is a must-visit romantic destination as it offers various magnificent settings.
 

  1. Rome, Italy

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Rome is a city with many historic structures and museums. While visiting this fabulous city, don’t forget to explore the Spanish steps, and Italy’s most illustrious structure, The Colosseum.

 

 

5 Of The Best Coffee Cities In The World

Most people would agree that they like coffee or drink coffee on a daily basis. Coffee has become such a morning staple and is even consumed throughout the day. The world loves its coffee. There are so many cities around the world that are home to some of the world’s most delicious coffee. You can find coffee anywhere, but these are five of the best coffee cities on our list.
 

London, England
 
The city’s first espresso coffee shop opened over two decades ago and they have become more and more popular over the years making London one of the best coffee cities in the world. Over the past 10 years alone, the coffee scene has exploded. Local coffee drinkers typically order a cappuccino or a flat white which is the current craze. Some of London’s most popular coffee shops include The Attendant, Climpson and Sons, and Look Mum No Hands, which reflects one of the coolest and hippest atmospheres in the city.
 
Portland, Oregon, USA
 
Portland, Oregon came in second place on Travel + Leisure’s list of the best coffee cities in the U.S. It has been said that Portland has a very intimate coffee scene which intrigues visitors and tourists enough to stop by and see what Portland has to offer. There is a large selection of delicious coffee shops and the baristas know what they’re doing and provide some of the most artistic coffee creations around. Portland has some of the finest espresso and brewed coffee in the USA (and the world) and is considered one of the hippest cities as well.
 
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Rome, Italy
 
As they say, do as the Romans do, and drink strong, hot coffee on the go. “Drink and go” tends to be the average Roman’s lifestyle. Most Romans drink five or more espressos a day so needless to say, they tend to move! Rome is a city of ambience and coffee locals are no exception. The service is very friendly and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting & tourists from all over the world mingle with politicians. You might even bump into President Giorgio Napolitano. Some of Rome’s best coffee shops are Recafe, Giolitti, and Rosati.
 
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Vienna, Austria
 
Probably the birthplace of coffee culture, Vienna has been stoking this scene since the 17th century. Nowadays, most coffee shops in Vienna offer as many as twenty different kinds of coffee drinks to their very picky patrons. It is very unlikely that you will meet a local that doesn’t drink coffee since it’s practically in Vienna’s DNA. Vienner Melange is a popular coffee drink, which is similar to espresso and can usually be found in traditional coffee houses. Vienna is so well known for being one of the best coffee cities in the world that it was listed as such by UNESCO back in 2011. The city of Vienna also hosted the World Barista Championship back in 2012.
 
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Melbourne, Australia
 
According to a booking.com survey, Melbourne was voted best coffee city in the worlds. It beat Rome, Vienna, and Sydney in the 2014 survey. More and more people are saying that Melbourne has the world’s best coffee. There is a history behind their independent cafes and brewing techniques that makes a cup of coffee from Melbourne worth the long plane ride. And, not only do visitors appreciate Mebourne’s coffee, coffee baristas appreciate the visitors, which makes the experience that much better.

 

 

Romantic Trips For Honeymoon Couples

The world is beautiful and full of romantic places you can experience with your significant other. The exotic locations mentioned below range from the beaches of the Maldives to the snowy peaks in Jammu and Kashmir. And while cities like Paris and Rome are traditional choices for romantic charm, there are other locations that are just as romantic, but are not so well-known.
 

The Maldives
 
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Nothing is more romantic than a candlelight dinner beside the majestic sea, and residing at one of the many bungalows dotting the coastline. The Maldives is the stuff of dreams, beaches strewn with tall palms, and beautiful sunsets every evening. It easily gets on this list because there are only a few locations that can get more romantic than the Maldives.
 

Jammu and Kashmir
 
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The nickname ‘Paradise on Earth’ doesn’t come without solid-backing. It is the land of snowy peaks and foggy hills. Other romantic highlights include the beautiful waters of Srinagar’s Dal Lake where you can stay in a houseboat, or the Gulmarg’s legendary Gondola ride over Himalayan Peaks, or perhaps a peaceful walk in the fields of Pahalgam. Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most romantic places on Earth which is just overflowing with romantic spots.
 

Santorini, Greece
 
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Greece’s fame attracts world-wide travelers, but Santorini’s charm keeps them there. Santorini is an island in Greece and is home to breathtaking sunsets, beautiful vistas, and peaceful waters. Beyond that, there are amazing blue-domed churches, white washed homes, and a majestic color-changing skyline. A beautiful Greek isle and indeed one of the most beautiful isles found in the world.
 

Paris, France
 
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The classic city of romance. From the architecture to the atmosphere, France seems to be a match made in heaven for star-crossed lovers. From the heights of the spectacular Eiffel tower to the banks of the Seine, everywhere you go is an opportunity to make another memory with your significant other. Give yourself and your partner a treat when you visit this legendary European city of romance.
 

Bali, Indonesia
 
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Synonymous with white sands, awe-inspiring mountains, beautiful green rice fields, and amazing temples, Bali has its own unique identity among one of the most romantic places to visit. It has much to offer visiting couples from wining and dining at a cabana by the waters, to a walk through rice fields, all with a picturesque scenery that Bali is known for.
 

Seville, Spain
 
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One of the most amazing cities of Spain, but definitely the most romantic, Seville ends up on this list because of its undeniable charm and atmosphere. Take a stroll through the streets of Seville, where each corner holds a secret of this old but majestic city. Explore romantic cafes catering to couples, and restaurants specializing in setting the mood for love.
 

Kyoto, Japan
 
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The capital of Japan is a city of peace. With a deep cultural history embedded into the very atmosphere of the city, it’s a very good choice for couples who want to explore history together. There are the famous bamboo forests to see, mystical shrines, and hundreds of years old temples and palaces to visit. Visiting Kyoto in the cherry blossom season allows you to experience Kyoto when it is at its most beautiful, when red, orange, and yellow colors dot the landscape as far as the eye can see.
 

Venice, Italy
 
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While it may be the first city from Italy to end up on the list, it’s not the last. Venice has a reputation for romance. From strolling over the Rialto bridge to having dinner on a pier, Venice must be experienced to be appreciated. Creativity is bursting at every corner and artisans creating masterpieces everywhere, Venice is popular with the traditional romantics.
 

Vienna, Austria
 
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Simply amazing, Vienna grasps its visitors with its beautiful architecture ranging from Baroque palaces to amazing cathedrals. Vienna hides charming cafes in the more quiet streets. The Danube river which runs throughout the city offers multiple areas where you can sit with your partner and take a part in a photo so that you can cherish this memory years later.
 

Rome, Italy
 
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The second city from Italy takes its rightful place on this list. Rome is another one of those classic romantic cities that are the destination for many quintessential couples. The main attractions of Rome include strolling through St. Peter’s square together or visiting the legendary Colosseum. The lovely cafes and restaurants are simply the cherry on top of the proverbial cake.
 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
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Buenos Aires has almost everything to offer its tourists. Local artisans playing in the streets, unique architecture to visit and experience, and charming eateries located in a maze of its streets. Buenos Aires is simply a bundle of multiple romantic experiences. Visiting it during spring will allow you to see fields of blooming flowers coupled with milder temperatures and fewer tourists.
 

Bruges, Belgium
 
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Last but certainly not the least, Bruges in Belgium rounds out this list with its medieval charm equivalent to taking a step back in time to Western Europe. Bruges is a true treasure of Belgium and seems to have come straight out of a fantasy. There are boat rides to be taken in scenic canals, paths to take a romantic walk on or historical landmarks to be visited. Bruges is simply a gem.