Sharing the western side of the Iberian Peninsula with Spain is Portugal. Although it is somewhat culturally and geographically isolated from Spain, Portugal features beautiful countryside, lively cities, and a rich, unique culture. The dictatorship-based government ended in 1974 and was followed by the advent of Democracy. Finally, Portugal joined the European Union in 1986. As a result, the country has evolved from one Western Europe’s poorest countries into one of ever-increasing prosperity.
The Games of the XXX Olympiad, the 2012 Summer Games comes to London, the Big Smoke, the shining star of the British Empire. This year’s games have promised much and the city expects millions of visitors to the games themselves as well as the events that surround the games.
Nestled in a beautiful valley is Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city has an extremely interesting history and is known as the place where the Eastern and Western Roman Empires were split. Additionally, it was an area where the Eastern Orthodox peoples of the east, the Ottomans of the south, and the Roman Catholics of the west lived, met, and continually warred for the right to dominate the region. The following will give you an idea of what to see and do in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
One of the Caribbean Islands that is part of the ABC Island group is Curaçao with Aruba and Bonaire being the other two. The three are situated just off the coast of Venezuela and is considered to be located geographically outside what meteorologists refer to as the Caribbean “hurricane zone.” The island is an extremely popular tourist destination because it has an abundant and lively nightlife.
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Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka but more importantly, it is viewed as the commercial and financial capital of the country as well. The city is well known as a popular tourist destination because of its numerous galleries and museums, but it is also a popular tourist area for its diverse dining venues which includes those that feature a Vegan-friendly and/or vegetarian menu. For those of you who prefer the Vegan-friendly or vegetarian lifestyle, the following is a listing of the better dining venues in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Those who have never been in Verona , the enchanting setting of Romeo and Juliet, can be inspired by this guide to the beauties of the city, its jewels, its breathtaking glimpses and its hundred-year-old history.
Every year millions of tourists are attracted by this amazing place, which is also listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
These lines aren’t enough for a big city that features a thousand-year history, rich of art, monuments and is also capital of Italy and center of Christianity: it’s Rome. For who doesn’t know the Eternal City yet, this is a brief guide, an itinerary through its best sights and venues.
Vacationers looking to travel on a budget oftentimes fail to consider the city of New York. Surprisingly, a vacation in New York City doesn’t have to be expensive to be enjoyable as there are numerous attractions and sightseeing opportunities available at no charge. Whether you are on your own or travelling with your family, not everything costs. The following is a list of the some of the top free things to enjoy in New York City.
The city of Istanbul is the populous one in Turkey as well as being the country’s cultural and financial center. It is situated on both banks of the Bosphorus Strait between the Black and Marmara Seas. Geographically, Istanbul is the cultural and physical bridge between Asia and Europe. In 2010, the city was named as one of the three cultural capitals of Europe.
One of the geographical features of Italy that attracts visitors from around the world is the fact that the country shares 84% of its boundaries with the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. There are 4,225 miles (6,800 km) of some of the most pristine beaches and resort facilities in Italy. In fact, the only problem you will encounter is which beach (or beaches) of the over 200 that you will find there is the one or ones to choose.
Oslo has always been one of the most popular Scandinavian tourist destinations for a number of reasons. The culture and the history are everywhere, the architecture is some of the most unique you will experience anywhere in the world, and the cuisine makes Oslo worth the trip. But what a lot of people don’t realize and oftentimes overlook is the fact that there is a broad assortment of Oslo live music venues that are sure to entice and satisfy all types of tastes. Our picks for the top live music venues in Oslo are the following.
It’s obvious that Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, is destined to become the #1 tourist destination in the world by 2015. Tourist figures are rapidly every year, so this will not come as a surprise if they achieve their tourism goals. Dubai is also developing into an excellent family vacation destination which is evidenced by the huge investment they are currently making and have invested in a number of theme parks that you can find in the city.
So you’ve been to Paris and seen the sights – walked down the Champs-Élysées, visited the Notre Dame, discovered that the Mona Lisa is smaller than what you expected, travelled to the top of the Eiffel Tower and marveled at the Sacre Coeur. Think you’ve seen it all? Try something extravagant next and see a side of Paris you have not experienced before. Warning: you’ll need cash, and lots of it.
If beer aroma excites you, walk into the Guinness Storehouse. This former beer fermentation plant in the St. James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin was converted into one of the leading Irish tourist attractions in 2000. The historic building, constructed in the Chicago school of architecture style, resembles a huge pint glass that can hold more than fourteen million pints of the beer. You can familiarize yourself with major beer ingredients (barley, hops, water and yeast), used to produce a perfect spirit, at the ground floor exhibition. Buy unique apparel, memorabilia and merchandise from the Guinness Flagship Retail Store.