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Switzerland

If you could travel through a single European country, which would you choose? Italy? France? Germany? How about a little three in one? This can only mean Switzerland!

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Known as the paradise of summer and winter sports (just look at the bright white of 4000 plus Alpine peaks and sparkling lakes), Switzerland is where people first skied for fun. Illustrious names evoke all the romance and drama of the glamorous life of high mountains: Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken, Gstaad, the Jungfrau, Verbier and more. Cities like Geneva (the most cosmopolitan), Zürich (the loudest), Basel and Lausanne pull with the artistic and exciting nightlife sometimes incendiary.

Beyond the elegance of après-ski, edelweiss and Heidi is a complex country of living cultures. Not only has four languages ​​(Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansch), but cultural variety to match. You might be munching sausages to beer in a OOM-pah-pah Stübli one day and pasta with a glass of merlot in a granite cave below. And if the excess becomes a problem to try one of the hot springs of the country, Yverdon-les-Bains to Scuol.

The greatness of the best churches, like the cathedrals of Lausanne and Bern, contrasts with the sparkling treasures, but less known, such as fresh or complex Müstair the abbey of St. Gallen (both World Heritage sites).

The list of enchanting towns is endless: from Lucerne with its covered bridge Neuchâtel and its fountains, from Gruyères with its cheese, and Grimentz with its traditional wooden houses of sgraffito-blazoned buildings of Engadine Scuol cities as and Zuoz.
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Whether visiting the remotest Ticino villages or sampling of the best wines of the Valais, Switzerland, find a box of chocolates filled with unexpected

Burundi

Beautiful Burundi has been ravaged by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at last be able to put his dark past to rest. A small nation some very high mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi is among the African giants of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. The scenery is breathtaking and the warm welcome, and can return to begin receiving a trickle of passengers the word out that the war is over.

Steam capital, Bujumbura, is centrally located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on the outskirts of the city are some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Ask the old hands on Burundi, Africa before the war, and is the kind of place watery eyes go on and refer us to the lives of the Lotus-eaters. Unfortunately there has been a lotus food for most Burundians for over a decade of violence.

Many of the attractions inside the country have been off limits for years, but the stunning scenery and the warmth of the Burundian compensated more. Choosing the source of the Nile south, the ancient forest of Kibira National Park or the place where Stanley was reputed to have uttered the eternal words of Dr. Livingstone, I presume? ‘.
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Tensions between tribes have ravaged the country since independence in 1962, and there is always a chance things could get going again. It is a young peace, so be sure to do your homework before embarking on an adventure in Burundi.

Vietnam

Welcome to a world where colors are brighter, where the landscapes are more daring, the most spectacular waterfront, where history is more convincing, where tastes are more divine, where life is lived in the fast lane. This world is Vietnam, the latest Asian dragon to awake from its slumber.

Nature has blessed Vietnam with a bountiful harvest of high mountains, a murderer in coastline and radiant rice fields, Vietnam is a cracker. Inside, the peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields, children ride buffalos along rural roads and minority people living impossible gradients.

Vietnam is a country of optimists determined to have resisted the war after the war, survived colonialism and communism, and now getting to grips with negotiating the world of capitalism. Jealous of their independence and sovereignty, the Vietnamese are generously welcoming foreigners who come as guests, not conquerors.

Do not believe the hype. Either party propaganda posters that are so common as the statues of “Uncle Ho”. Create your senses as you discover one of the most enriching, encouraging and exotic countries on earth.
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To escape the bustle of the millions of motorcycles, westward with the aquatic landscape of green fields and people sleeping in the Mekong Delta. There is plenty of adventure to be had on the island of Phu Quoc and stunning white sand beaches to relax. Back on the east coast of Mui Ne Beach, is facing a similar dilemma: the action or inaction?