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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 capital of the Massachusetts Bay Company, Boston became home to 1,000 Puritans who had fled religious and politics pe...
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...
Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich but it offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining. There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover. The Marina Bay Sands resort complex includes a hotel, high-end luxury brands, a mall with a canal running through it, the ArtScienc...
Dubai is the United Arab Emirates' vacation hot spot. It is famous for modern sightseeing attractions but this city has many cultural highlights as well as all the glamorous modern add-ons. Dubai's landmark building is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 m is the tallest building in the world. A trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here i...
New York, the "Big Apple", is the city that never sleeps. No matter the time of day (or night) you will find plenty to do. If you want to see famous monuments or broadway shows, the city will keep you busy. Times square is filled with lights than stay on all night. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, it will keep you busy for hours. Grand Cen...
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous cathedrals on earth, and a beautiful example of french gothic architecture. Beautiful sculptures, and stained glass decor surround this home of multiple important Catholic relics, including the Crown of Thorns. La Louvre museum displays treasures such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and Egyptian ...
As early as 1850, Macau was known as "Monte Carlo of the Orient" or "Vegas of the East". As the only destination in China to legalize gambling, Macau gains its revenue through gambling dollars made mostly of visitors from China and Hong Kong. While the majority population is Chinese, the Macanese culture is heavily influenced by the Portuguese...
Despite its far-flung location from London on the west coast of England, Bristol is the 13th most visited city in the UK. In 2014, The Sunday Times declared Bristol the best city to live in Britain, and in 2009 an Eyewitness guide for young adults named it as one of the top ten cities in the world. There were several good reasons for these conclu...
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