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Oslo – Expensive and Exceptional

Oslo – Expensive and Exceptional

The capital city of the Scandinavian country of Norway, Oslo has a certain charm of its own. It covers an area of 453 sq kilometers and is situated at the end of a 110 kilometer long fjord called Oslo Fjord. Forests and fjords dominate the landscape of Oslo. In fact every year in the month […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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