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The Chinese capital city of Beijing has the appearance of an officious center of government, but this populous city which is home to many of China’s most famous landmarks like the Forbidden City,

Live Music at Mao, Beijing

Tiananmen Square, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Summer Palace and the Thirteen tombs of the Ming Dynasty, read full article



Hampstead Heath is a huge area of parkland near North London’s affluent Hampstead and one of London’s biggest, best and most loved parks.

Hampstead Heath deer, London

A fantastic place to spend an afternoon in London, Hampstead Heath is most famous for its open-air swimming ponds. It is also an excellent park for running read full article



If you follow global art trends at all, then you must be aware of the tremendous following that Chinese contemporary art has been enjoying during recent times.

Art Gallery in Beijing

Works by contemporary Chinese artists like Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun, Liao Chi Chi’un have fetched record prices at auctions conducted by Christie’s and Sotheby’s. read full article



During the gray days of March there is nothing that brings more joy than the thought of Spring.

De Young Museum, San Francisco

This year, from April 20 – 24, San Francisco’s De Young Museum will be welcoming read full article



Trekking in Italy allows you to enjoy both splendid natural sceneries and cultural sights. From the wild rocky Sicilian shoreline to the breathtaking Turin Alps to the romantic Tuscan hills,

Hiking Trail Italy

the “Italian boot” offers a large variety of trekking trails, hiking paths and itineraries read full article



We were invited by our Italian friends to tour the exquisite Nardini Grappa Research and Visitor Center in Bassano del Grappa. These architectural gems are fondly referred to as “le Bolle” which means the Bubbles.



The 23rd of April is a busy day in Barcelona. For centuries this has been la Diada de Sant Jordi, or St George’s day for us English speakers.

St Jordi Barcelona

The day marks when St George gallantly slew the terrible dragon and has been the Barcelona equivalent of St Valentine’s day ever since, read full article



Thinking of heading to Venezuela for the holidays? The capital is a great destination. With a population of approximately four million, Caracas is one of the most populated cities in Venezuela and is close to the coast.

Caracas Teleferico

The uniqueness of Caracas is the perfect mingling of Caribbean heat with the crisp coolness of the Andes, giving it exquisite climate. read full article



Lovely Lisbon is the home of steep tiled streets, delicious egg tart pastries and strong sea breezes.

Adraga Beach, Lisbon

Indeed, multiple beaches are tantalizingly close and locals flock to them to lay in the sun in summer and to gaze at the sea in winter. read full article



Scotland’s capital city may be overflowing with cosy hotels, tempting restaurants and cheerful locals but like any ancient place, the city has a dark and eerie past.
Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s long and colourful history is filled with tales of hauntings, witches and gruesome murders – just the sort of thing to shock and amaze the bravest of young travellers. Here are three of Edinburgh’s spookiest attractions. read full article



Owing its very existence to the majestic River Thames, London is intimately connected to all things maritime.

Cutty Sark, London

As the heart of the British Empire, the city was once one of the most important ports in Europe, where ships would set sail for exotic destinations across the globe. read full article



The short answer here is no. ‘Dirty hole’ is putting it a little too strongly,

Casablanca Mosque

but certainly for decades people arriving in Casablanca hoping to find a romantic idyll where beautiful people display their wit and charm in colourful surroundings have been bitterly disappointed. read full article



March 17th honors Saint Patrick, the most recognized Patron Saint in Ireland.

St Patrick's Parade

Until Dublin launched it’s multi-day Patrick’s festival in 1996, however, celebrations in the country were nearly non-existent. read full article



Holy Week is the last week of lent and, therefore, the week before Easter in the Christian calendar.

Holy Week in Andalusia

While Christians all over the world prepare commemorations at this time, the best and most vibrant festivities take place in the cities of Andalusia in Southern Spain. read full article



Meet the green-fingered gardeners behind the scenes of some of Brittany’s most beautiful gardens that are highlighted for one week in June. Some of the spaces can only be seen during this three-day window. In total Brittany has 113 gardens, some of which have been awarded special status by the French authorities.