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explore
to travel to a new place to learn about it or become familiar with it
destination
the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken
nightlife
the music, entertainment, dancing, and other activities that happen in a city or town in the evening
distinctive
marking something as clearly different from others
palace
a large house that is the official home of a king, queen, or other person of high social rank
forbidden
not permitted, esp. by rule or law
amaze
to cause someone to be extremely surprised
constantly
nearly continuous or very frequent
skyline
the shape of objects against the sky, esp. buildings in a city
antique
something made in an earlier period and valued because it is old, rare, or of high quality
custom-made
made for one particular person or purpose
dozen
a group or collection of twelve
port
a town or an area of a town next to water where ships arrive and leave from
situate
to put something in a particular position
fabulous
very good; wonderful
square
an open area with buildings around it, often in the centre of a town
Great Britain
England, Scotland, and Wales
cuisine
a style of cooking
job market
the number of jobs that are available in a particular place or for a particular type of work
deep-fry
to fry food in a lot of oil
spot
a particular place
map out
to plan an activity or process in detail
cozy
comfortable, pleasant, and inviting, esp. (of a room or building) because small and warm
inn
a hotel, esp. a small hotel, often with a restaurant in the countryside
bustle
to move around and do things in a quick, busy way
efficient
using resources such as time, materials, or energy well without wasting any
picturesque
(especially of a place) attractive in appearance, especially in an old-fashioned way
resort
a place where people can go on vacations to relax or for an activity they enjoy
year-round
all through the year
quaint
attractive because of being unusual and esp. old-fashioned
boutique
a small store that sells fashionable clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc.
affordable
not expensive; cheap enough for most people
housing
buildings that people live in, or the providing of places for people to live
dull
not interesting or exciting; boring
rush hour
the busy part of the day when towns and cities are crowded
coastal
situated on or relating to the coast
on the other hand
in a way that is different from the first thing you mentioned
tale
a story or report, esp. one that is invented or difficult to believe
rivalry
a serious and often continuing competition
spectacular
exciting and interesting because of being large or extreme
crashing
loud noises made when things break or fall
surf
the tops of the waves on the sea when they are near to the coast or hit against rocks
bushwalking
the activity of walking through the bush (= a wild area of land)
browse
to look through a book or magazine without reading everything, or to walk around a shop looking at several things without intending to buy any of them
contact
communication with someone, or with a group or organization
cut a deal
to reach an agreement
influence
the power to have an effect on people or things, or someone or something having such power
pastime
an activity that you enjoy doing when you are not working
pace
the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes
darling
much loved
low-key
simple and not attracting attention
savvy
used to describe someone with practical knowledge and ability
dig
to break or move the ground with a tool, machine, etc
chic
stylish and fashionable
ultra-
extreme or extremely
inspiration
someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something
tend
to be likely to happen or to have a particular characteristic or effect
charming
pleasant or attractive