Top five Monday
The exciting Chinese city of Shanghai is fast becoming an important global financial center.
However, aside from its serious business side, this exciting metropolis is widely considered to be ‘the capital of cool’ of the People’s Republic of China as it is the city from which fashion and lifestyle trends radiate throughout the country. read full article
The south-eastern Italian region of Apulia is often called the ‘heel of Italy’, in reference to the country’s boot-like shape.
The busy port of Bari is the area’s capital and Italy’s second largest southern city, after Naples. read full article
Kraków is one of the largest cities in Poland with a population of over 750,000 thousand Cracovians. The city is located on the banks of the beautiful Vistula River in the south of Poland. Although the city is no longer the official capital, it’s still known as Poland’s royal capital.
Carcassonne is located in France’s Aude département and is a beautifully walled city. Its gleaming walls and pointed towers take you back to medieval times of knights in their shining armor.
Technically, the city of Carcassonne is divided into two cities with the ville basse (lower city) being the larger of the two. read full article
Paris is a kissing city. No matter where you go – the metro, the park, or even a street corner – you are bound to run into some amorous couple locked at the lip, basking in their love and the romance of the city.
If you want to know which places will almost guarantee some very sweet smooches on Valentine’s Day, read full article
Between Asia and Europe lies the Bosphorus Strait, the gateway to Istanbul, Turkey’s most populated and largest city. A wide array of dining options abound, from the international cuisine at the higher-end hotels to the native cuisine featured at the numerous Turkish cafeteria-style bistros called lokantas.
Kebabs, one of the staples in Turkish cuisine, are available throughout the city, with meat (frequently lamb) being used most commonly. read full article
Planning a trip to Arles, Provence? Here are five sights and attractions that you shouldn’t miss when visiting this beautiful Provençal city:
1. Roman Arena
After 2,000 years, bullfights and bullgames still happen at the arena during summer months… read full article
Naples is city the exudes vivacity, from its colorful and crowded streets to its lively local traditions.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit, here is a list of the top 5 things not to be… read full article
Situated on the slopes of the Mecsek Mountains in southern Transdanubia is the town of Pecs (pronounced “paych”), Hungary.
The tourism industry in Pécs has been enhanced by the charm of this town as well as its climate. The… read full article
Thinking about a trip to Paris in 2010, but can’t decide when you should go? Why not plan your trip around one of these top 5 events that will rock the city in 2010.
1. Les Soldes (“The
Looking for a great place to visit on a day trip from Berlin, Germany? Check our these 5 beautiful destinations:
Not to be confused with the city of Franfurt in the south west of Germany, this is a… read full article
Now, I battled with writing this post because if I tell you about all the secret bars in London, well they won’t be secrets anymore.
Any that won’t do, will it? So, if you promise not to tell anyone else about them… read full article
Planning a trip to Lisbon? Here is a list of the most interesting things to see and do in the Portuguese capital:
1. Castelo de São Jorge
A visit to the castle of St George up on the hill above the… read full article
London welcomes 2010 with fireworks at the London Eye and London’s clubs are hosting some of the biggest parties in Europe.
To make celebrating easier, underground trains and buses will run throughout the night and are free to use between 23:45… read full article
The New Year is coming up so fast you’ll not even have time to practice gurgling out the chorus of Auld Lang Syne before the clock strikes 12.
Many people affected by the economic crisis will be willing to… read full article