Christmas is fast approaching and we have compiled 10 beautiful places around the world to inform your decision when making plans for the holidays.

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Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade.

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Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era.

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Croatia, is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it's also crossed by the Dinaric Alps.

Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse museums.

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.

Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

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Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is one of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities.

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Here's a general rule to abide by in Venice: If you don't get lost, you're not doing it right.

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France is a place where romance and history play side by side, cafes line cobblestone streets and beautiful people.

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