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Street Views in Naples, Italy

Naples is without a doubt, a gritty city. From a bird’s eye view, the wide roads and colorful buildings look well kept, rolling down from the hill towards the water. A beautiful view of Mount Vesuvius echoes in the distance. One might mistake it for a southern Italian paradise. Unlike the picturesque Capri, Amalfi Coast, or even Sorrento, Naples is a rough around the edges, lived in city. The locals may speak little to no English. You’ll bend your ear to make sense of the few words you may have studied before landing here. This place isn’t catered to tourists. Nor should it be.

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Street Views in Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii was an ancient roman city, best known as the city buried under ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. While the ruins are well preserved and sees many visitors annually, the modern city of Pompeii on the periphery of the ruins is a bustling place, catering to tourists. Shops and restaurants line the street main street and if you are patient enough, you may spot the locals about their business.

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Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell is this magical wonderland of whimsical architecture, complete with colorful mosaics, detailed tiles, and odd shapes. The same Antoni Gaudí of Sagrada Familia fame also designed this masterpiece, which served as a public park. Located atop a hill, the park boasts panoramic views of Barcelona.

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Turó de les Tres Creus in Barcelona, Spain

From the Turó de les Tres Creus, which is located in Park Güell, you can see a magnificent 360 degree view of Barcelona, stretching from the mountains to the sea. The structure itself is made of stacked stones and three crosses. It's a bit of a trek from Park Güell, but not impossible to walk up the paved pathways. 

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Gothic District in Barcelona, Spain

The Gothic District or Barri Gòtic in Catalan and Barrio Gótico in Spanish has narrow medieval streets that are in stark contrast with some of Barcelona's more modern neighborhoods. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, renovations were made to turn this area into a "Gothic District" with restoration of building facades.

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Walk Along the Thames River in London, England

The River Thames starts in Thames Head, coursing through southern England and most notably London, until it reaches the North Sea. The river itself starts as a "small trickle" from the source, as described by the official site. Stretching two hundred and ten miles, this walk only features a small portion of this river.

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