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The 10 least visited countries in Europe. Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France’s food scene, England’s charms or Italy’s gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you should check out the ten least visited countries in Europe.

The 10 least visited countries in Europe

Related: 9 places to visit before they change forever. BelarusAlmost nobody places this landlocked Eastern European country at the top of their priority list, but consider Belarus over Belize next time an enticing vacation is in the works. The Mir Castle Complex and nearby Nezvish Castle are as pretty and fascinating as any, Stalinist architecture and the KGB headquarters abound in the capital city of Minsk, and its proximity to fascinating countries like Latvia and Poland make it a within-reach detour. Yeah, it’s still a a bit repressive, but so were many European countries at one point. Related: 7 totally weird ways to get arrested in Europe. The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All  A large flock of starlings fly illuminated by the setting sun near Bacau, north eastern Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All 

Large numbers of starlings populate the vast cereal growing agricultural lands in eastern Romania, feeding on the seeds already laid in the ground. (Vadim Ghirda/AP) In this late Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 photo taken using long exposure, star trails are seen over Mount Sinabung as it spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Authorities raised the alert status of the volcano to the highest level on Sunday after it had a series of eruptions.

(Binsar Bakkara/AP) Christmas lights outline towers at the Country Club Plaza shopping center as the sun sets Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. Huffingtonpost. Timeless Lessons in Permaculture & Tree Crops From Tuscany, Sardinia & Corsica - Walden Labs. For the French Kingdom, chestnut was also “the food of laziness” because “a chestnut forest does not require any cultivation” (de Pommereul 1779, as cited in Pitte 1986:116).

Timeless Lessons in Permaculture & Tree Crops From Tuscany, Sardinia & Corsica - Walden Labs

Chestnut was considered a weapon in itself because it provided food during wartime and constituted a refuge for rebels (de Marbeuf 1769); thus, uprooting the tree would weaken resistance against the new rulers. It’s been more than a year since I wrote in this “blog” but this latest journey to Europe deserves to be shared… My wife Erica and I traveled to this area, in part, to study and immerse in centuries-old intentional ecosystems including the famed chestnut forests of Corsica, along with sometimes millenia-old infrastructure through the region, and to experience: What J Russel Smith wrote about in the famous Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture. Was it true? What we found was surprising, affirming and confusing all at the same time.

A snippet on Corsica (more further below) Lessons from Tuscany Spannochia landscape. London's Little Venice Is The City's Best Hidden Wonder. The typical London bucket list includes a ride on the London Eye, a stroll across the Tower Bridge and perhaps a musical moment with the Queen's Guard.

London's Little Venice Is The City's Best Hidden Wonder

But if you're looking for a tranquil escape within The Big Smoke, London has a secret little corner you need to check out. Have you ever heard of Little Venice? Located just north of Paddington at the confluence of the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals, this area is wonderfully off the beaten tourist path. The picturesque area boasts tree-lined paths, waterfront eateries and plenty of adorable houseboats. It's no wonder the place is frequently described as a "hidden gem. " Check out photos of Little Venice below! Exploring Pompeii. The remains of the city of Pompeii in Italy is an absolute must-see place.

Exploring Pompeii

It is not only amazing to see what had been uncovered, but how advanced life was at that time. Townhouses, villas, paved streets and bathhouses were part of the Pompeiian citizens’ life. Sadly, this was all wiped away in 79AD by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius which buried Pompeii, and its citizens, in hot ash. You can also see castings or molds of people and animals that were killed. There are numerous guided tours of Pompeii, in every major language. Some of the most interesting sites are of the old villas of the Roman inhabitants. Dinner—and a Bed—at the World's Most Beautiful Goat Farm Gardenista.

Older Dinner—and a Bed—at the World's Most Beautiful Goat Farm by Michelle Slatalla Issue 26 · Farmhouse Style · June 26, 2012 Newer Issue 26 · Farmhouse Style · June 26, 2012 Share on email When you go on vacation to a place like France, everyone you know who has ever been there will weigh in with suggestions about what you should see or do.

Dinner—and a Bed—at the World's Most Beautiful Goat Farm Gardenista

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