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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 […]

Ankara – The Capital and the second largest city in Turkey

Ankara – The Capital and the second largest city in Turkey

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the second largest city after Istanbul. Apart from being the capital of Turkey, Ankara which was known until 1923 as Angora is known the world over for a species of cat found here called the Angora cat as well as the angora wool which is produced from a […]

Istanbul – Dizzyingly Modern and Quaintly Traditional

Istanbul – Dizzyingly Modern and Quaintly Traditional

Overview All the clichés used for modern world cities that are born out of a lavish history are true for Istanbul – and then some. The city is secular and spiritual, fabulously wealthy with pockets of mind numbing poverty, dizzyingly modern and quaintly traditional, all in the blink of an eye. Young girls on the […]

Bucharest – The capital of Romania named after a shepherd called Bucur

Bucharest – The capital of Romania named after a shepherd called Bucur

According to a Romanian legend, the city of Bucharest was founded by a shepherd named Bucur, literarily meaning joy or happiness, who dazzled people with the way he played his flute and endeared him to locals because of the good wine from nearby vineyards, therefore the local residents decided to name the town after him. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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