The history of the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, France, goes all the way back to the 12th century, so they’ve had a lot of time to perfect things to this degree…and it shows.
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One of the things we actively seek out on our travels are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What are they? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee was chartered to recognize and protect natural and cultural sites around the world after the near-destruction of several important sites in Egypt. A UNESCO World Heritage Site has outstanding value to all of humanity.
Examples include the the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and the Grand Canyon as natural wonders. For cultural significance, UNESCO has recognized Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the Acropolis of Greece. Visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a always an enjoyable and educational experience.
There are certain places that come to mind when you think of the Roman Empire. Rome, maybe the South of France, or elsewhere in Western Europe. But not Morocco.
Segovia, Spain, is a small city with big sites. A quick ride from the capital on the high-speed train, it’s a perfect day trip from Madrid.
Philadelphia is often overlooked in favor of our popular neighbors just a little bit north in New York City and a little bit south in Washington, D.C.. But people who skip over us here in the City of Brotherly Love are missing out!
Decked out in twinkling lights, sprinkled with Christmas trees, and punctuated with delicious food and beverages to keep you warm, visiting the Belgian Christmas markets is a perfect way to celebrate the season.
In the winter, it feels like the entire old town of Luxembourg City becomes a Christmas market.
The Christmas markets in Brussels attract 2.5 million visitors each year. They start at Grand Place and meander for over a mile, the whole area merging into one giant celebration.
With lots of fresh vegetables, seafood, cheeses, and bread, Maltese cuisine has some of the best flavors in the Mediterranean. From street food to sweets, there is a wide array of choices.
Exquisite architecture, fresh seafood, a vibrant city with an historic core, and some of the best wine in the world—in a nutshell, this is Bordeaux, France.
Ghent may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think about traveling to Europe, and that may be one of the top reasons to go.