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New Delhi – A brief introduction to the capital of India

New Delhi – A brief introduction to the capital of India

Delhi, the sages say, has a divided soul. It is a city of incredible contrasts combining the ancient and the modern, Old and New Delhi each reflecting the images of the past and the reality of the present. Delhi, the capital city of India is a city of significant standing which is evident in the […]

St. Petersburg – A Window to Europe

St. Petersburg – A Window to Europe

Called the ‘most artificial city in the world’ by Dostoyevsky, and ‘a window to Europe’ by Pushkin, different people have different views about St Petersburg. It is where an imperial past meets a modern future. St Petersburg has been home to many artists, poets, scientists, and musicians. The likes of Ayn Rand, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Igor […]

The Seoul of South Korea

The Seoul of South Korea

The heart and soul of South Korea, Seoul is a Korean term literally meaning capital city. It was originally known as Hansong, it got its present name in 1945, when Korea, then a single country, was liberated from 35 years of Japanese rule. The capital of the Republic of Korea, Seoul is divided by the […]

Amman on the Hills

Amman on the Hills

Amman is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. The capital of Jordan, it is a blend of old and new, with traditional coffee shops nestled among ultra modern buildings and lanes that remind you of the city’s ancient past. It is ideally located on a hilly area between the desert and […]

Harare – formerly known as Salisbury, the Capital of Zimbabwe

Harare – formerly known as Salisbury, the Capital of Zimbabwe

Harare is the capital city of the land locked country of Zimbawe in Africa. It was formerly called Salisbury. The origins of this beautiful, sunlight dappled city situated on Zimbabwe’s central plateau can be traced to 1890 when it was founded as a fort by the Pioneer Column which was a mercenary force established by […]

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Luxembourg is the 6th smallest country and the only Grand Duchy in the world. With an area of just about 2,586 sq km, it borders France, Germany, and Belgium. It is one of Europe’s oldest independent states. The nation’s capital and largest city is called Luxembourg City (Luxembourg-Ville). Belgium and the Netherlands, Luxembourg form the […]

Belgrade – the White Fortress

Belgrade – the White Fortress

Belgrade is an award winning city. Literally. It has been awarded the Legion of Honor, the War Cross, Karadorde’s Star with Swords, and the Order of National Hero. It is a mosaic built by centuries of overlapping civilizations. It is the capital and the largest city of Serbia, and is situated in South-Eastern Europe, on […]

Nairobi – Green City in the Sun

Nairobi – Green City in the Sun

Since Kenya was established mainly due to the advent of the railways, it is interesting to note that according to a myth of the local Maasai tribe, the end of the world would come with the arrival of an ‘iron-snake’ crawling across their land! The city of Nairobi is known by many names. The capital […]

Cape Town – Spectacular South African City

Cape Town – Spectacular South African City

In a local newspaper, someone wrote in to say that Cape Town was the only city in South Africa that could rightly call itself a metropolis (Greek for mother city), and hence it gained its nickname of being a ‘mother city’. There was even a time when it used to be known as ‘Cape Grab’ […]

Prague – Growing in Popularity as a Tourist Destination

Prague – Growing in Popularity as a Tourist Destination

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic located on the banks of the Vltava River is touted to be one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe today. Tourist visits to Prague have grown in leaps and bounds in recent years. Fascinating historical events have led to the present day evolution of Prague as […]

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