I've always been more of a beach girl than a mountain girl, but lately I've been admiring large mountain ranges--they offer so much to explore and discover. The Alps have long intrigued me as a distant yet beautiful mountain range with quaint towns and localized culture scattered throughout their massive expanse. The Alps stretch across 8 different European countries (Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Monaco) and each country adds its own unique culture. I've never visited the Alps, but I would love to take some time to hike through and discover its lakes, breathe its fresh air, meet its people, ski its steep slopes, and explore its beauty.
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