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Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to the opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Emerald Buddha temple. Nearby is Wat Pho with its enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.
Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and Circular Quay are hubs of waterside life, with the towering, arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens nearby. Sydney Tower’s 268m glass viewi...
1. See three major sights in one square Standing in the middle of the magnificent piazza San Marco is an experience in itself: Napoleon referred to it as the ‘drawing room of Europe’, apt today as, at times, it appears that much of Europe’s population is crammed into this great square. But it’s St Mark’s basilica (Bas...
#1. Ride a cable car Iconic, fun and uniquely San Francisco, the cable cars are often called San Francisco's moving landmark. #2. See the City from the Bay A bay cruise is a great way to get away from the city so you can enjoy its skyline. The traditional cruise goes around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge, a nice trip that rounds...
Hong Kong is best known as a shoppers' paradise. However, there is so much more to Hong Kong than shopping. This dynamic and vibrant cosmopolis is a fusion of many cultures. Remnants of its colonial past and the British culture and values, share space with the Chinese tradition. Visitors will have no problem getting around Hong Kong. English is wid...
South Africa in the city of Stellenbosch. I loved the people there. They seemed so friendly and I made some life long friends with experience that will last a lifetime! I went to a bar in stellenbosch called Bohemia they sell these alcoholic drinks called jam jars. So good definitely a must if you go! They also make Biltong type of hard meat only s...
Sometimes called “The Cradle of Liberty" for its role in instigating the American Revolution, Boston’s rich history had its beginnings in the 1630s when the Puritans established a settlement there. Boston was named by Massachusetts’ first deputy-governor, Thomas Dudley, whose hometown was Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Once the ca...
Hostel Name: Ostello degli ElefantiCity: CataniaCountry: ItalyYour Name: Marcello RannoA Brief Description of your hostelOur hostel is located in a beautiful XVII century building situated in the vibrant heart of Catania. From every room and terrace you can almost touch the city's most important monuments and our fascinating volcan...
Thailand's famous beach resort town of Pattaya has developed a colorful reputation over the years. It's a convenient place to enjoy sun, sand and sea. The beach town has drawn tourists and ex-pats from all over the world ever since US soldiers "discovered" the once-sleepy getaway destination during the Vietnam War. The park at Nong Nooch Village of...
Osaka is one of Japan's largest cities. Its location on the Yodo delta with its network of watercourses and canals spanned by more than a thousand bridges has earned Osaka the nickname: the "Venice of the East." The city's Castle was destroyed, only to be rebuilt for reasons of prestige. Highlights include the five-story, 42-meter-tall main tower....
London is one of the world's top tourist destinations, attracting upward of 15 million visitors each year. Britain's capital city is a vibrant arts and entertainment center. It also boasts one of the planet's greatest concentrations of cultural attractions. One of Britain's most iconic buildings, Buckingham Palace is also the scene of London's m...
Berlin is the capital of Germany. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Berlin is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, and a high quality of living. The Reichstag building is part of a number of government buildings that you need to check out. The Gendarmenmarkt is one of ...
Lima seems to stretch endlessly from the ocean into the hills. But a closer look proves that this huge city, home to almost a third of Peru's population, has its own attractions that are fascinating and colorful. The Plaza de Armas, also called Plaza Mayor, is the historical center of Lima and the most logical starting point for sightseeing. Mo...
Interlaken is a fantastic base for seeing the best of central Switzerland's magnificent scenery. Tourist attractions are all around it, with boat tours on Lakes Thun and Brienz at either side of the town, and thrilling train and funicular rides to the spectacular surrounding mountain peaks. Interlaken is one of the oldest, best known, and most popu...
Las Vegas lies in the desert. The huge resort hotels lining the famous "Strip," with their sparkling lights, fountains offer a fun and exciting retreat from the desert landscape. The 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas Boulevard, known as The Strip, is lined with huge entertainment palaces, many built with a defining theme and home to perf...
Antalya has something for everyone. If you want to do some sightseeing, the labyrinth town is full of historic sites, while the atmospheric old harbour makes a tranquil spot to relax. This city is a great spot for your launch onto the white sand beaches and Mediterranean waters of Turkey's Turquoise Coast. The maze-like Kaleici neighbourhood was ...
Not so long ago, in 1982, Shenzhen was a backwater with 350,000 people, tiny by urban China's standards. Today sub-provincial Shenzhen tops 11 million people. On the doorstep of Hong Kong, the modern high-altitude skyline of Shenzhen has a multiplicity of eclectic attractions from zoos and botanical gardens to beach resorts and folk museums. The ...
In a city so filled with icons of antiquity and the Christian faith, it's hard to know where to go first. The largest structure left to us by Roman antiquity, the Colosseum still provides the model for sports arenas. It was large enough for theatrical performances, festivals, circuses, or games. The Vatican is the smallest independent state in...
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