Tallinn – a Medieval Wonder

Tallinn – a Medieval Wonder

In the Old town of Tallinn, you feel as if you have stepped into life as it were in the 14th and 15th centuries. Soaring cathedral spires and sentry towers, all connected by a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, most of Tallinn has the appearance of a medieval settlement. But don’t let that fool you. Tallinn […]

Lima – the Gateway to Peru

Lima – the Gateway to Peru

Overview Founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and originally named as Ciudad de los Reyes or “City of Kings”, the city of Lima enjoyed great prestige and influence as the capital of Spains South American empire. Peru broke away from the Spanish empire and declared independence in 1821.  The Spanish influence is […]

Chengdu – Capital of the Sichuan Province

Chengdu – Capital of the Sichuan Province

The capital of Sichuan province in southwest China, Chengdu is an important transportation and commercial hub. The fertile plain on which Chengdu is located is called Tianfuzhi guo which when translated means ‘land of Abundance’or ‘Country of heaven.’ Chengdu, China’s fifth most populous city is renowned for its teahouses and its culinary delights, which are […]

Shanghai – the Pearl of the Orient

Shanghai – the Pearl of the Orient

From a small fishing town, Shanghai, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, has emerged as the eighth largest city in the world, drawing millions of tourists and businessmen alike. China’s largest city spread over an area of about 6341 sq km, is the epicenter of all business activities in the country and is […]

Cologne – Klönisch Wasser or the Water of Cologne

Cologne – Klönisch Wasser or the Water of Cologne

Located on the River Rhine, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany. An important economic and trading center due to its strategic location and highly developed transport infrastructure, Cologne, today has a thriving media industry as well. Cologne is the city which is famous for the origin of the Eau de Cologne or Klönisch […]

Thessaloniki – a Living Museum of Byzantine Art

Thessaloniki – a Living Museum of Byzantine Art

Thessaloniki, or lovingly called Salonika by its citizens, is second largest city of Greece, and the capital, chief port and commercial center of Macedonia—the kingdom of Alexander the Great. Its importance is such that, Greeks often refer it as the country’s ‘co-capital’. Its treasures of surviving monuments have made the city a living museum of […]

The Ancient City of Athens

The Ancient City of Athens

The name of Athens is enough to conjure up images of gods and goddesses with perfectly chiseled bodies, temples, art, mountains and Greek food! Often referred to as the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, with a recorded history of over 3000 years, Athens is a sprawling city located on the Attica […]

Beijing – abundant oriental history and culture

Beijing – abundant oriental history and culture

The capital of the People’s Republic of China Beijing called ‘Jing’ for short is the epicenter of the nation’s political, cultural educational spheres as well as the center of international trade and communications. The city of Beijing is located in northern China close to Tianjin Municipality and is surrounded by Hebei Province. The capital today […]

Skopje – the capital of the Republic of Macedonia

Skopje – the capital of the Republic of Macedonia

Skopje, the capital and largest city in the Republic of Macedonia.  There is reference of a settlement named ‘Scupi’ in the region by the Roman historian Titus Livius. After the rule of the Romans, the town of Scupi is believed to have been settled by a tribe called the ‘Berziti’, who gave the contemporary name […]

Paris – The City of Love & Lights

Paris – The City of Love & Lights

Paris is the capital city of France. It is also said to be the city of lovers…the most romantic place on earth, and French is the language of love. With so much love around, you are bound to enjoy your stay here. The city is situated on the River Seine in northern France, and its […]

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