hidden europe 70
hidden europe 70 marks a milestone in a project which has run over two decades. A collection of ‘threescore and ten’ issues feels nicely biblical and we think it’s a good place to stop. As we make a dignified exit, we reflect on the years with hidden europe and bring reports from Bologna in northern Italy, from western Slovenia and East Anglia. We also visit a village split by an international frontier, discover the quiet appeal of Friedrichstadt and say a big thank you to the writers and subscribers who have supported the magazine.
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Water is a recurrent theme in issue 69 of hidden europe magazine as we take time out on Hebridean and Adriatic islands, explore the Wadden Sea coastline, and hop aboard slow boats in both Greece and Norway. We relax in a riverside park in Bulgaria, watching the Danube waters slip by, and we have a distinctly Danish coastal experience as we venture out to Grenen at the extremity of the great sandy spit at Skagen.
hidden europe 68
In hidden europe 68, we explore the Thiérache region of north-east France, discover what makes Cádiz so special, go in search of indigenous plants in the gardens of Malta and spent some time in the amiable Swedish town of Östersund.
We also visit the former home of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, talk about ethical dilemmas facing European tourism, change trains at a Norwegian-Swedish border station and probe how easy it is for foot passengers to make rail-ferry connections.
hidden europe 67
There is a certain maritime theme to hidden europe 67, published in mid-July 2022. We make tracks for an unsung delta on the Adriatic, visit a city on the Black Sea coast and check out the North Sea ports of Hoek van Holland and Harwich. We also take a look at the last generation of classic ocean liners, focusing on a class of Soviet ships often referred to as 'the poets'.
hidden europe 66
There are many themes to hidden europe 66. One of these explores the intricate relationship between landscapes and nature on the one hand and the human experience on the other. So we discover in this new issue how the landscapes around Lake Lucerne became central in defining Swiss identity and how volcanic eruptions and earthquakes have shaped Azorean identity. We feature Iceland too, showcasing one of those primal landscapes which underpin the Icelandic experience.
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In hidden europe 65 we roam from Scotland through France and Germany to Vienna and beyond. There’s a lot of fresh air in this issue as, following the example of 19th-century artists who swapped their studios for the freedom of working en plein air in fields and forests, we explore upland pastures in France’s Cantal region, walk the heath at Lüneburg and go foraging on Maltese byways.
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Each new issue of hidden europe is a labour of love. We are especially proud of the mix of articles in this issue, the fourth we have created under the very real constraints on travel which have prevailed during the pandemic.
hidden europe 63
hidden europe 63 is the third issue of the magazine that has been produced under the real constraints of restricted travel during the pandemic. Despite that limitation, we have a real feast of fine writing, with features on Alsace vineyards, rural Galicia, the small Italian city of Ferrara and the Strandzha region of southern Bulgaria. And much more besides.
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There is a walking theme to issue 62 of hidden europe. We follow the coastal walk at Duino which inspired the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, tackle a long circular hike through Slovenia and wander through a rock city at Teplice in the Czech Republic. We also encounter the ghost of Machiavelli and Friedrich Engel’s alter ego, remember the Free State of Fiume and discover the Muslim communities of the Baltic region.
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During those difficult days at the height of the pandemic, we resolved that Issue 61 of hidden europe really needed to be special. We’ve made space for a long account of a journey through Switzerland – the perfect excursion, might we suggest, for a post-lockdown adventure. We have articles on Russian art, a 500-year-old social housing experiment in Bavaria and on migrants in Luxembourg.
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In issue 60 of hidden europe magazine, we explore the Hebridean island of South Uist, walk through the alleys of Birgu (Malta) and enjoy the sedate life of Labanoras in the forests of Lithuania. We also discover the art of indigo dyeing in Austria and review how Berliners handle the multiple historical narratives about their home city.
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Issue 59 of hidden europe roams from Spain to Slovenia, from the hill country of the Vosges in eastern France to the Polish city of Kraków. We reflect on how the expectations of tourists shape the identity of places, drawing on the example of American visitors to southern Germany in the 1950s and 1960s. We also hop on a train to Sweden, consider whether one can overdose on great art and find out why parts of Europe's guidebook industry boomed after the end of the Great War.
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In hidden europe 58, we roam from the Baltic States to the French coast, from Galway to Romania, along the way mapping a mix of cultures and communities. We take time out to consider what shapes a place and how it figures in the psyche. Forests, for example, feature strongly in the German imagination. We look at the rise and fall of the seaside resort and explore how a new breed of publisher has over the last 50 years breathed fresh life into the flagging guidebook industry.
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In hidden europe 57, we visit North Ronaldsay and the Croatian island of Silba, explore notions of 'the wild', taste volcanic wines, and trace the history of Russian Old Believers in Poland. We also look at the fate of a canal and a railway in the Belarusian borderlands, take a trip to the Swiss village of Saint-Ursanne and cross the Atlantic to discover why a small village on the rocky coast of Labrador features so strongly in the Basque national narrative.
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In hidden europe 56, we visit two spa towns, one in Bohemia and the other in Lithuania, travel the Swiss Jura by train, learn about the history of Leuven University Library and enjoy the frolics of the carnival in Mohács. And there is much more besides!
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In hidden europe 55, we visit, amongst other things, the Ukrainian city of Lviv, go in search of the Mingrelians in the Abkhaz-Georgian borderlands on the Black Sea, explore religious architecture in Brittany and discover the ancient art of falconry in Lower Austria.
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In hidden europe 54 we follow a new long-distance hiking trail in the Balkans, lose a chess match in Armenia, spend a night in a castle in Austria's Burgenland region and meet salt workers in Lanzarote. We also take the train through Europe's premier vine-growing regions, explore New Nature Writing, watch a film in Scotland's mobile cinema and discover a secret road crossing locks and sluices on the Dutch coast.
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We have always seen hidden europe as more than merely a travel magazine. We have championed local interests without endorsing parochialism. So in hidden europe 53 we celebrate local interests and local concerns as we share samosas on the football terraces in Bradford, spend an afternoon by a lake in Turkey and visit island communities in Sweden and Denmark. That and much more besides!
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hidden europe 52 tackles themes which have become familiar to regular readers of the magazine: issues of identity and belonging, of culture and community. We explore small towns in Extremadura and Saxony, take to the hills of Slovenia and discover puppetry in Prague. We also look at Frank Lloyd Wright's influence in Europe and ponder the passage of time at a Dutch windmill.
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In the spring 2017 issue of hidden europe magazine, we feel the pulse of Jewish Warsaw, visit the workshop of a cooperative crafting filigree in Kosovo and report on the distinctive calvaries of north-west France. We also explore the Butrint region in Albania, flick through Thomas Cook's very first timetable and take a look at the Baltic's iconic red brick architecture.
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In this winter 2016/2017 issue of hidden europe, we feature the Outer Hebrides, Albania, the Czech-German borderlands and the city of Oxford. We also visit a vineyard in Ukrainian Bessarabia, explore the Poprad Valley and ponder which cities in Europe are blessed with a distinctive geographical setting.
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In this summer 2016 issue of hidden europe, we climb the famous Potemkin Steps in the Ukrainian town of Odessa, take the train from Rome south to Sicily and pay a visit to the Old Country, a reclaimed area of land that is one of the most intensive regions of fruit cultivation in northern Europe.
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In this spring 2016 issue of hidden europe magazine, we visit Redu, a book town in Belgium and we explore the chapels of north-west Brittany, a region known as Finistère. We delve underground to discover Valletta’s military history, marvel at the bleak landscapes of England’s Dungeness Foreland and discover the extraordinary story of how an Italian village was sacrificed to provide hydro-electric power for Switzerland. And there is much more besides.
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Refugees are very much in the news about Europe and that topic features in various ways in hidden europe 47. Join us as we visit Geneva, a classic city of refuge, and the Berlin suburb of Marienfelde which has, over the years, welcomed tens of thousands of refugees. We also look at the Saxon heritage in Transylvanian villages and take the slow train from Zagreb to Sarajevo 20 years after the Dayton Peace Accord. And there is much more besides.
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hidden europe 46 reveals a Europe well removed from the mainstream. Join us on a ferry to the Icelandic island of Heimaey and come with us for a walk through Lisbon to discover the home city of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa. We roam from Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains to a small town in Bavaria. We explore the coast of Suffolk and speed north from Paris in the driver's cab of a Eurostar train.
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Join us on a journey exploring Europe's unsung byways. Issue 45 of hidden europe is a tour through some of the most extraordinary landscapes and communities in Europe. We stop off on a number of islands off the coast of Provence, slip through the back door of Belarus and discovered sacred landscapes in Brittany and Lithuania.
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Join us as we explore the Barents Sea coast and the borderlands of Russia and Norway in the Pasvik Valley. We visit an island in the southern Peloponnese which is often dubbed the Greek Gibraltar, unravel the mystery of Bosnia’s mediaeval tombstones and find out why asbestos has gone out of fashion on the Karpaz Peninsula. We taste some wines on board Hurtigruten boats plying the Norwegian coastal route, visit hidden vineyards in Slovakia and England, reflect on future options for Gagauzia and look at how churches are used in soft diplomacy to assert sovereignty in border regions.
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Welcome to hidden europe 43, in which we explore aspects of Carpathian life and landscapes, cross the border from Slovakia into Ukraine at Slemence, taste 'smashed' salt in Macedonia and visit the Bosnian town of Visegrad, portrayed in Ivo Andric's novel The Bridge on the Drina. We also reflect on issues of ethics and integrity in travel writing, take the pulse of Russian life on the Riviera and visit a village that has both a German and an Austrian postal code.
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Join us as we visit the Danish island of Ærø, follow the crowd at Rijeka’s carnival, travel down the Mani peninsula in Greece and discover a few surprises in the German town of Weimar. We also take the road from Ermelo to Amsterdam to discover New Scotland, take the slow train through the hills of Bohemia, reflect on the European Union’s Eastern Partnerships initiative and delve into the history of the Northern Sea Route.
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Welcome to hidden europe 41, in which we wander through the Denbigh Hills, explore Croatia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, catch a glimpse of Alhama de Granada's Moorish ghosts and follow the musical trail in the east German city of Leipzig. We also take the road to Orient, opt for the last integrated rail-ferry service between England and the continent, feel the pulse of spiritual life in Exeter and remember the social reformer and documentary photographer Jacob Riis.
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Welcome to hidden europe 40, in which we discover a forgotten synagogue in Georgia's Racha province, explore hidden Istria, visit a nature reserve in Sweden with a rich industrial past and take the pulse of Paris' 15th arrondissement. We also hop on a ferry that takes us around the Balearic Islands, relax in a ruin in Budapest, capture the spirit of Berlin's Gleisdreieck railway station and recall Thomas Cook's first tour to Switzerland through the diaries of one of Cook's clients - a young woman called Jemima. All this, and much more besides, in hidden europe 40.
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Welcome to hidden europe 39, in which we sweep from the Pyrenees to the Tatra Mountains, from Rannoch Moor in Scotland to Russia's Arctic outpost of Franz Josef Land. We recall how travellers made their way by train to the World Fair in Vienna in 1873, and we report on a visit to a remote island community off the coast of Germany and a pilgrimage through Paris’ various churches.
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Welcome to hidden europe 38. We start with a close look at Devon, then move on to France, Slovenia, Armenia and the Russian Arctic. We explore journeys of the imagination and challenge our readers to catch the feral beauty that lies just a few metres from one of Europe's busiest motorways.
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Welcome to hidden europe 37 in which we escort you from south-west Spain to the shores of the Barents Sea in northern Norway, from the Scottish Trossachs to a scatter of islands off the coast of Turkey. Along the way, we take in Basel and Zagreb, head deep into the forests that span the border between Poland and Belarus, visit a violin maker in the Alps and seek sanctuary in San Marino — the mountainous republic in the Apennines that marks time in its own peculiar manner. And we celebrate forty years of InterRail, a promotion that allows Europeans to roam at will across an entire continent.
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In this issue, we trace the history of London’s St Pancras area, witness how the villagers of San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Spain’s Rioja region mark Holy Week, probe Charles Dickens’ statement that the French port city of Boulogne was “every bit as good as Naples” and discover a lesser-known Latvia, where concealment was long a high political art. We invite you to join us on an itinerary that takes us from the island of Mingulay in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides via an intriguing Swiss museum to Jutland’s sandy shores. We also trace the remnants of Latvia’s Livonian culture, find out what happened to former Anglian churches on the European mainland and attempt to buy train tickets for cross-border local train journeys.
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Slow travel is the thread that weaves through hidden europe 35. We take the slow boat from Iceland, the slow train through the valleys of Germany’s Harz Mountains and savour slowly unfolding landscapes on a local bus through the valleys in mid-Wales. We wander through the Bukovina area of Carpathian Ukraine, explore the border between Russia and Estonia at Narva, visit the Lenin museum in the Finnish city of Tampere and ponder on the fruits of Paradise.
hidden europe 34
This is the thirty-fourth issue of hidden europe travel magazine with articles on Macedonia, the Uskoks of Senj, Orthodoxy in Karelia, the Republic of Kazan, funky train names and the train journey from Zürich to Lausanne.
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In this thirty-third issue of hidden europe magazine we ride Europe's longest urban bus route, explore the Polish port city of Szczecin, ponder the value of borders as cultural assets and take a look at Brittany's parish closes.
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In this thirty-second issue of hidden europe magazine we explore rural churches in south-west England, visit Croatia's wetlands, wander through Belgrade suburbs and ponder on quite what it is that makes Berlin special. All that apart, we also venture into the world of special-needs children in a small town in Belarus, marvel at the successful branding of the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen and report on a town in northern Russia where old submarines come home to die.
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In this issue of hidden europe we take the pulse of rural life in the Faroe Islands, join a cattle drove along the canadas in Spain, visit a small community in the Basque country and explore Trieste, that most curiously un-Italian of Italian cities. We also recall the legacy of Georgian-born architect Berthold Lubetkin, take the boat to an island in the Gulf of Bothnia and cross from France into Italy on the trail of Alan Sillitoe.
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In this issue of hidden europe magazine we visit the painted monasteries of southern Bukovina, explore Iceland's eastern fjords, delve into subterranean Budapest, think about rail privatisation and report about a Kurdish TV station in Belgium.
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In this issue of hidden europe magazine we take the boat to Iceland, spend a day in the Czech town of Domazlice, travel from Berlin to Budapest by train, visit Crete's Lasithi Plateau and spare a thought for the old Penguin cerise series.
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The issue contains articles on the Belarusian city of Vitebsk, Zagreb's literary ghosts, the Italian port city of Genoa, the Luxembourg village of Schengen and the small French town of Wissembourg.
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Issue number 27 of hidden europe travel magazine contains articles on Liguria's Hanbury Gardens, the Georgian town of Akhaltsikhe, subterranean Vienna, the Sami of the Kola Peninsula, a quest for the elixir of youth, the Simplon pass and more.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine contains articles on the Croatian village of Jovici, the German spa town Bad Saarow, a village in the Basque Pyrenees and the Danish town of Roskilde.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine contains articles on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Belgium's coastal tram, the village of Vetka in Belarus, the Latvian Festival for Song and Dance and a manifesto for slow travel.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine contains articles on Poznan's main square, the city of Angouleme, Allianoi on Turkey's Aegean coast and the search for Franklin's lost expedition.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine contains articles on film history in Golzow, the island of Tresco, Istanbul's western districts, the European Artic and European microstates.
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This latest issue of hidden europe magazine features the Moselle valley, Velebit mountain on the coast of Croatia, Transdniestr, an article on checking airline routes on the web and more.
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This issue of the travel magazine hidden europe features Russia's Kaliningrad exclave, Atarazanas market malaga, camps of migrants from Africa in malta, Moldova and the river Thames.
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hidden europe 20 contains articles on the island of Helgoland (Heligoland), England's Pennines, the mountains of Montenegro, South Ossetia, local markets in Hungary Pecs and European charity stamps.
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The latest issue of hidden europe travel magazine features the Polish town of Zamosc, London's Crystal Palace, the island of Gozo, rural Ukraine, la corrida in Spain and more.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine covers articles on sworn virgins in Albania, the Vrbas valley Bosnia, the city of London. new lakes in Lusatia and more besides.
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hidden europe magazine visits islands in the Venetian lagoon, takes the road to Abergwesyn, explores European borders in Moresnet, defines literary cartography and travels pilgrim paths in Spain.
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hidden europe travel magazine explores the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, windmills in Andalucia, MS Lofoten boat in northern Norway, the Sorbs of Lusatia and the Narva river region.
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Join hidden europe travel magazine and explore the Lofoten Islands in Norway, the Svaneti in the high Caucasus range of Georgia, the night train to Narvik and fireworks frenzy in Malta.
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hidden europe travel magazine visits the border zone around Lake Prespa, Grodna in Belarus, discovers the soul of Estonia in Saaremaa and thinks about festivals and the festivalisation of culture.
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hidden europe travel magazine explores the Bernina railway in Switzerland, the Banat region of Serbia, churches for travellers, Nagorno Karabakh, the Vojvodina and remote communities in Scotland.
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hidden europe travel magazine features articles on Potsdam's hidden history, the hofjes of Haarlem, the Polish port of Frombork, European night trains and communal living in beguinages.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine visits Abkhazia on the Caucasus, reports on chess boxing, London's Vauxhall pleasures, the Trakai in Lithuania, Berney Arms railway station and slow travel.
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In this issue of hidden europe magazine we visit townships in Spitsbergen, Europe's lost synagogues, Prague's African community, coal mines in Lusatia, the island of Sylt and go bagging tripoints.
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The issue of hidden europe travel magazine explores the Georgian Military Highway, discovers Istria, reports on Adriatic small states, and follows the old postal route of the Aland Islands.
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Join hidden europe travel magazine. We feature articles on two villages in Macedonia, Oskar Brüsewitz in Zeitz, the Akropolis Express in Kosovo, the Italian town of Barga, and Portmeirion in Wales.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine covers articles on Yezidi in Germany, the Teschen area of Austrian Silesia, Novi Pazar in southern Serbia, Europe's highest road and Merida in Spain.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine features articles on the Albanian village of Lin, Sardinia's ethnic diversity, Mount Athos, the Dhle Diely in Bratislava and the Ukrainian Polish border.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine features Tallinn and rural Estonia, the Polish city of Wroclaw, follows the Tito trail in Belgrade, maps central Europe and visits Father Frost in Russia.
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This issue of hidden europe magazine features articles on the Soca Valley of Slovenia, a Jewish sect in Ukraine, Morecambe Bay, the European spa tradition, the Lough Foyle ferry service and more.
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This issue of hidden europe travel magazine features articles on Europe's exclaves and enclaves, Estonians in Georgia, Aromanian Vlachs, the Latvian port of Ventspils, La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Jura.
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This issue of hidden europe magazine features articles on the Faroe Islands, Ruthenia, Mukaceve, Russyns in eastern Europe, the German town of Görlitz, Spanish Galicia and the Orient Express.
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In this issue of hidden europe travel magazine, we visit Sicily and Albanian speaking villages, steeltowns in Europe, Europe's small states, long distance ferry services and the German border.