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The weather in Bulgaria can be cold in the winter and very hot during the summer. The perfect time to plan your holiday starts in April, up until June, the weather is still comfortable and you will find many things to do. However, September offers beautiful fall colours and not as much congestion because most tourists are heading home, but the Black Sea is still warm enough to swim and enjoy the white sandy beaches. If you enjoy skiing, then you will want to head to Bulgaria in December. The months of July and August will be hot, but you can still enjoy the beautiful Bulgarian beaches and attractions.
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If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider the Aosta Valley region of northern Italy bordering France and Switzerland. Depending on your interests, this beautiful area might be an ideal vacation spot. You can get classic Italian food, and wash it down with fine local wine. This tiny region, by far the smallest in Italy, has about 150 historic castles, forts, and towers. As small as it is, more than 20% of this region is classified as a nature reserve. And the Alpine skiing is some of the best in Europe.
Aside from it’s beautiful, rugged coastline and red cliffs Devon is home to some very impressive Castles:
The Angel of the North is a magnificent modern structure in Gateshead, near Newcastle, England. While the sculpture's unusual appearance initially attracted some local controversy, the Angel is now warmly regarded as a landmark of the North East and was chosen as one of the UK’s twelve official ‘Icons of England'.
Years ago the Christmas holidays in Scotland weren't exactly the same as they are now. Christmas itself was, until recent times, a purely religious festival (the New Year, now called Hogmanay, was and still is the main holiday for Scots). It was even forbbiden to celebrate Christmas until 1950. This ban had lasted for about 400 hundred years because of John Knox, the religious reformer in Scotland, who had a big influence on the Scottish Church, and probably because of him the ban was strictly enforced in law. Until the sixties, last century, Christmas wasn't even a public holiday, so people barely celebrated it. Adults would work, although the children still had their presents. It was almost as if you could say: "Wanna have a real traditional Scottish Christmas? Go to work on Christmas day!" But most people didn't like that and nowadays Christmas looks pretty much the same as the US version.