Posts in Europe
The Pig at Combe, Honington, England

Nestled in the Arabian horse studded verdant countryside of Devonshire, England, The Pig at Combe is a rural Elizabethan 3,500 acre topaz walled country manor retreat complete with civilized afternoon tea served by manicured butlers in a room replete with velvet sofas, a roaring fire, gilt mirrors, and a 19th century oil painting of the manor that looks as if it jumped from the pages of Emily Brontës Wuthering Heights.

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Palácio Belmonte

Originally built in 1449, three defense towers rise from ancient fortified Roman and Moorish walls and provide a bird's-eye-view of Alfama and the river Tejo. One of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the world, visionary Frédéric Coustols restored the palace to its former glory, transforming ruins into an architecturally and culturally sound tribute to Portugal's rich history.

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Archipelago, Sweden

In such an organized, soft-spoken, well-mannered, and pristine country such as Sweden, it may be hard to imagine a renegade freckled redhead with super-human strength and a monkey for a best friend as the hilariously beloved role model of Swedish children. Since her 1945 debut, Pippi Longstocking has indeed sparked a liberating and lasting influence on the hearts and minds of Swedish people. Sweden boasts a non-spanking, aquavit drinking, long living society who aspires to keep their countrymen as beautiful and serene as the natural landscape surrounding it. 

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