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Passport To Cooler Weather

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If you’re considering jetting away to cooler climes to escape Singapore’s blistering heat, here are five European destinations to consider!

Tromsø, Norway

Due to its location within the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, a Norwegian city, experiences 24 hours of sunlight from the end of May to the end of July.

This amazing natural phenomenon, known as the Midnight Sun, must be experienced in person – imagine bright skies at 3am, even in the middle of the night!

While Tromsø is more popularly known for its aurora sightings, visible only when the skies are dark enough, that’s not to say there’s nothing much to do in the summer. From dog sledding (on wheels!) to seal spotting, Tromsø is definitely worth a visit.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is often associated with Guinness, and rightly so, as the world-famous stout originated in Ireland’s capital. However, Dublin is more than the black stuff, with iconic neighbourhoods like Temple Bar, which is filled with traditional pubs, as well as places of interest like Trinity College, which can be explored on foot for free. There are also plenty of fun day trips from Dublin, such as Howth, a seaside town with seafood restaurants.

Nice, France

The crown jewel of the French Rivieria, Nice ticks all the boxes for a perfect Mediterranean holiday, from beaches with crystal clear waters, and palm tree-lined boulevards with impressive architecture. Nice is also steeped in art, with a museum dedicated to French painter Henri Matisse, where he lived for much of his life, amongst other places devoted to art such as the Marc Chagall National Museum.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg is a good-looking place, with its sprawling parks and the Göta Älv river that meanders its way through the birthplace of Volvo. Despite its status as Sweden’s second largest city after Stockholm, it still has plenty of pristine nature to offer, especially in the Gothenburg Archipelago, where one can discover secret beaches and hideaways, perfect for a little bit of Fika, a Swedish tradition championing coffee breaks.

Jurassic Coast, England

The Jurassic Coast is a 154km range stretching from East Devon to Dorset in the south of England. It is so named because the area boasts more than 200 million years of geological history, with the most predominant rocks and fossils found there being from the Jurassic period. Naturally, many are drawn to the coast, where it is not uncommon to stumble upon an ammonite fossil. Natural history aside, the Jurassic Coast is also home to plenty of beautiful walks, charming little villages and towns, and prehistoric sites with links to royals.