Muscat – Modern and Affluent

Muscat – Modern and Affluent

The capital of Oman is not a city itself rather is is a group of cities and towns which make up the ‘Municipality of Muscat’ or the ‘Capital Area.’  These towns and cities border the Gulf of Oman.  Muscat is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East and it has been historically associated […]

Kuala Lumpur – A great place to start for a truly Asian experience

Kuala Lumpur – A great place to start for a truly Asian experience

Malaysia’s capital city is a blend of the new and the old and a mascot for the Malaysian Tourist board’s catch phrase welcoming tourists to Malaysia ‘Malaysia truly Asia’. For a few years now the Malaysian Tourist Board along with Malaysian Airways has been creating campaigns in order to attract the foreign tourist to Malaysia, […]

Copenhagen – Europe’s Cultural Capital

Copenhagen – Europe’s Cultural Capital

Copenhagen, the charming capital city of Denmark is located on the Oresund Strait. The city apart from being well known for its landmarks such as the Little Mermaid and the Tivoli gardens is renowned for its cutting edge design development in the fields of industrial and product designs. The Danes have also been in the […]

Splendid Stockholm

Splendid Stockholm

When you visit Stockholm, you will whole-heartedly agree with the people at The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons for choosing the course for the Stockholm Marathon as the “world’s most beautiful”. The modern city with its neat, clean-cut and innovative design, intermingles with a glorious and rich traditional past. The city is architecturally magnificent, the […]

Quito – The Appealing Capital of Ecuador

Quito – The Appealing Capital of Ecuador

Overview At an altitude of 2804m above sea level, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is one of the highest cities in the world. It’s also one of the most appealing cities in the South American continent. Founded in 1534 by Sebastian de Benalcazar, Quito has some of the best preserved colonial buildings and churches in […]

Budapest – the Queen of the Danube

Budapest – the Queen of the Danube

The charming Hungarian capital is known as the ‘Queen of the Danube’ and the ‘Paris of the East’. The city straddles both sides of the River Danube and comprises of what were originally two distinct cities Buda and Pest. Of the two Buda is the older section located on the left bank of the River […]

Kathmandu – The Ancient Capital of Nepal

Kathmandu – The Ancient Capital of Nepal

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is a land of ancient temples and tranquil temple squares, dilapidated mansions and crowded alleyways, exotic bazaars and serene monasteries, a potpourri of fascinating colors and delectable cuisine and breathtaking scenery be it the awe inspiring Pashupati temple or the majestic mountain peaks. The boisterous city of Kathmandu is buzzing […]

Bandar Seri Begawan – The Capital of Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan – The Capital of Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan or B.S.B as it is popularly known is the capital of Brunei. It is located on the North West coast of Borneo, the third largest island in the world (Borneo is administered by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei). The present day settlement of B.S.B is on a relatively new site as the entire […]

Port-au-Prince – the Largest city of Haiti

Port-au-Prince – the Largest city of Haiti

Port-au-Prince, meaning Port with Prince (Potoprens in Creole, the local language) is the capital and largest city of Haiti, and literally signifies the landing of a captain in his boat called Le Prince. Located on a bay off the Gulf of La Gonave, the city’s layout resembles that of an amphitheatre; commercial districts are near […]

Santo Domingo — The Oldest City in a New World

Santo Domingo — The Oldest City in a New World

Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, was founded by Christopher Columbus’ brother, Bartholomew, and it is the oldest European city founded by Europeans in the New World. It was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Since then, Santo Domingo has been home to nobles and knights, soldiers, monks and […]

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