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Shirley * Paradise Found

Be a responsible traveller and do not visit… Amsterdam

Pre-covid times, Amsterdam used to be so full of tourists that most residents would actually advise you to visit other places in the Netherlands. Dutch people may have discovered the hidden gems of the country, but international travellers certainly have a lot left to explore. Once international travel is possible again: be a responsible traveller and do NOT visit Amsterdam. Read here where to go instead!

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visit rural Spain
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Shirley * Paradise Found

Be a responsible traveller and visit… rural Spain

In an era of overtourism, many destinations are suffering from selfie-taking crowds waiting in line for that one insta-worthy shot. At the same time, there are many places on earth that remain relatively unvisited but are equally (or even more) beautiful. For example, rural Spain! If you want to be a responsible traveller and discover something new, this time visit… rural Spain. Read here why!

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El Carme Valencia
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Shirley * Paradise Found

The real stories behind the best neighbourhoods of Valencia

A quick Google search into the best neighbourhoods of Valencia will soon lead you to the most popular areas of the city: Russafa, El Carme and El Cabanyal. Not coincidentally, these are also the neighbourhoods that struggle the most with gentrification processes ánd are home to most Airbnb apartments in the whole city. These neighbourhoods are described as hip and trendy but what is the real story behind them?

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