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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 […]

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’ […]

Doha – The Capital of Qatar an Upcoming Destination in the Middle East

Doha – The Capital of Qatar an Upcoming Destination in the Middle East

Doha is the capital of Qatar, an oil producing state in the Middle East. It located on the eastern coast of Qatar and is a city where the old world and new world fuse together and coexist in harmony. One can’t help but realize this when one sees the tall modern sky grazing building standing […]

Muscat – Modern and Affluent

Muscat – Modern and Affluent

The capital of Oman is not a city itself rather is is a group of cities and towns which make up the ‘Municipality of Muscat’ or the ‘Capital Area.’  These towns and cities border the Gulf of Oman.  Muscat is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East and it has been historically associated […]

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 […]