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Havana – The culturally rich but impoverished capital city of Cuba

Havana – The culturally rich but impoverished capital city of Cuba

Havana, the capital city of Cuba, one of worlds last surviving communist regimes has a long rich history associated with it. It was established at its present location, a natural harbor in 1519 and was a part of the Spanish Colonial Empire. Havana was declared the capital of Cuba in 1607. Spain lost Havana to […]

Singapore – the Lion City

Singapore – the Lion City

Many folk turn their noses up at a mention of Singapore as an ‘interesting and fun’ tourist destination. However, no less than 9.7 million tourists visited Singapore in 2006 so the city state must be doing something right for it to be on the radar of so many visitors. Located in South East Asia this […]

Antwerp – The Epicenter of the World’s Diamond Trade

Antwerp – The Epicenter of the World’s Diamond Trade

Antwerp in Belgium is located on the right bank of the River Scheldt. It connects with the North Sea through the Westerschelde. Antwerp is a thriving commercial center which has the second busiest harbor in Europe and the sixth busiest harbor in the World. It is the epicenter of the world’s diamond trade accounting for […]

Brussels – The Capital of Europe

Brussels – The Capital of Europe

With a thousand year old history, Brussels is where the old world charm meets the modern age technology. The capital of Belgium and as the administrative centre of the European Union, Brussels has earned the title of the Capital of Europe. If that isn’t enticing enough, maybe its famous chocolates and beer would draw you […]

Wellington – the Head of Maui’s Fish

Wellington – the Head of Maui’s Fish

The picturesque capital city of New Zealand has its origins in Maori Legends. A Maori legend says that the name for Wellington is ‘Te Upoko te Ika a Maui’. Translated in Maori language it means ‘ the head of Maui’s fish.’ ‘Te Whanganui -a- Tara’ is yet another Maori name for Wellington, Tara being the […]

Casablanca – the largest city in Morocco

Casablanca – the largest city in Morocco

Forever immortalized in the Hollywood classic of the same name, Casablanca the largest city in Morocco seems to hold a romantic allure for many folk who have seen and loved the classic movie which stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Moreover the movie which won an Oscar in 1943, was shot in Florida not in […]

Bridgetown – The Capital and Commercial Centre of Barbados

Bridgetown – The Capital and Commercial Centre of Barbados

Bridgetown, the capital and commercial centre of Barbados was originally called ‘Indian Bridge’. It is now a busy port located on the southwestern coast of the island along Carlisle Bay. The current location of the city was established by the British in 1628. The city centre was originally a swamp, which was drained and filled-in […]

Lisbon – the Enchanting Port

Lisbon – the Enchanting Port

Lisbon, or Lisboa, is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is also the westernmost capital in mainland Europe. With an area of only 85 sq km, it is proof that the size of a country doesn’t matter…it’s what you do with it. High economic output, standard of living, and market size makes […]

Tokyo — The Eastern Capital

Tokyo — The Eastern Capital

Probably the most populated urban area in the world, people who come to Tokyo for the Oriental experience get a rude awakening. One of the most modern and technologically advanced cities in the world, Tokyo has very little traces left of its traditional past, although one can still find such places if you know where […]

Osaka – Once the Capital of Japan

Osaka – Once the Capital of Japan

Osaka, the second city of Japan after Tokyo, is said to be the country’s best place to eat, drink and be merry! It was earlier called Naniwa and has also had the honor of being the capital of Japan at one point. But even after the capital shifted, Osaka has continued to be an important […]

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