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Long isolated and impoverished, this mountainous ministate wedged between France and Spain and roughly two and a half times the size of Washington, D.C., has been a favorite destination for a growing number of savvy travelers, a beguiling stopover between Spain and France. • Tourists acclaim its picturesque mountain vistas and easy charm. • Immigrants, legal and illegal, are even more charmed by the absence of any income tax.
A brilliant blur as it plucks a butterfly from the air, the European bee-eater leads a colorful life on three continents.
Madrid boasts some of Spain's best museums, fútbol clubs, and nightlife.
From intriguing ruins on the British Isles to towering Alpine palaces in full glory, these classic European structures are full of history and wonder.
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