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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the capital and largest city in its country, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial center. The city was founded in the 15th century, but this country is less than 150 years old. This city is a waypoint for large flocks of birds migrating between continents and is regularly home to more than 300 bird species, including pelicans, herons, egrets, and eagles. You’ll also find one of the largest population of brown bears living here. You’ll need to find a lion before you can get a cup of coffee, but you won’t be disappointed, as the founder of a famous brand of espresso was born here.
This country is so diverse that you can go from skiing in the mountains to walking through the capital city to swimming in the sea all in one day if you were so inclined. There is even a massive underground glacier here. This country is one of the largest wine producers in the world, having made wine here for more than 4,000 years.
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Two million people live in the capital city of Bucharest. Francesco Illy, the founder of Illy caffè was born in Romania in 1892. He also invented the first automatic steam espresso coffee machine. The clue about needing a Lion to get a cup of coffee refers to the Romanian Currency “LEU” which literally translates to “Lion” in English. Top sites not to miss in Bucharest include Stavropoleos Church, Old Town, and Palace of Parliament (which is the second largest administrative building by surface area in the world after the United States Pentagon.)
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