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Forgotten Europe: 10 Places Where Time Stands Still


If you’ve ever wished you could flip a switch and slow down the world, you’re in luck. “Old Europe” is alive and well in these 10 destinations, all steadfast holdouts of the simple, unhurried life. Here’s where to find small villages, barely explored countries, and untouristed gems—the sorts of places where you’re likely to see more sheep than smartphones.

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Jamie Moore is a regular contributor to Smarter Travel. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Yahoo Travel, Huffington Post, WestJet magazine, BBC Travel, and others. Follow her on Twitter @jmemoore.

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