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Tastes differ! 15 small towns for different types of travellers (Part 2)

We continue our trip aroud small towns of the world where everone of you will find something to his interest.

8. For book lovers – Tarusa, Russia
Tarusa, Russia


This city is primarily associated with two writers – Marina Tsvetaeva and Konstantin Paustovsky. The first one spent her childhood in Tarusa, the second – lived and worked here. Among other famous guests and residents of the city were Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Zabolotsky, Bella Akhmadulina. In general, this place will not disappoint all lovers of Russian literature.

9. For beer lovers – Bend, USA

Bend, United States


Bend is called the beer city of the USA because of the large number of breweries. They all are connected by a special beer track following which you can try different types of this foam drink. You will also be able to estimate the local cider or wine.

10. For those who used to save money – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai, Thailand


The most expensive will be the flight, otherwise the rest in Chiang Rai will be available for low prices: for a few dollars it will be possible to rent a hotel room and get a morning snack. Souvenirs are also cheap. It is better to visit the night market. Day time is better to spend visiting ancient temples, the main sights of the city.

11. For lovers of beach holidays – Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil


In this island town there are several good beaches: some of them are very quiet and deserted while others are more lively. But in general, the atmosphere in Morro de Sao Paulo is very calm, even rustic. For those who just want to relax under the sound of waves, this is an excellent option.

12. For speleologists – Goris, Armenia

Goris, Armenia


Not far from Goris there is a place called Khndzoresk – a real cave city, stretching along the slopes of the gorge. There are about three thousand cave houses in it, where people lived thousands of years ago. It is noteworthy that you can find here the most recently abandoned dwellings: the city was emptied only in the middle of the last century.

13. For architecture admirers – Oxford, UK

Oxford, United Kingdom


The campus city presents eight architectural styles at once. Thus, the oldest Oxford building, the Saxon tower of St. Michael, is an example of Anglo-Saxon architecture, and the Magdalene College tower is a sample of English Gothic architecture. Also in the city you can find buildings of Neoclassicism, Baroque, Palladian, Neo-Gothic, Functionalism and Postmodernism styles.

14. For animal lovers – Alajuela, Costa Rica

Alajuela, Costa Rica


At the ranch in Alajuela, enthusiasts created a shelter for stray dogs, in which about a thousand pets live now. Most often, dogs have fun in nature, and guests of the shelter can join them, play and pick up the pet with them. In short, for dogs and dogs lovers it is a real paradise in Alajuela.

15. For the Tolkienists – Matamata, New Zealand

Matamata, New Zealand

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In the outskirts of this town there is a hobbits village, which was built for the movie trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”. After the shooting, the scenery was decided not to be dismantled, and now Hobbiton (this is the name of this place) is a popular tourist attraction.

And what interesting small towns did you visit? Share your impressions in the comments below.

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