Seattle, Washington, is sitting at one of America’s most lovely locations. It is the largest town in the Pacific Northwest, occupying a tight land bridge between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with four million individuals calling the region home in its metropolitan area.
Abu Dhabi, a city and an Emirate and the capital of the United Arab Emirates is situated on the island, just off the coast, in Arabian Gulf. It started as a small village of fishermen and pearl divers and now it is one of the most developed and modern cities in the world. Together with Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a hub of trade, commerce and banking in this part of the world and main crossroad to airline traffic connecting east and west.
Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the US, sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. It is known globally for its iconic skyline, filled with skyscrapers, such as John Hancock Center and Willis Tower. But, its architecture is not only in the high rise buildings, entire city core is a statement of history of American architecture, with many styles designed by many notable architects.
Wellington, or Te Whanganui-a-Tara in Maori, is the capital of New Zealand and it sits on the south side of country’s North Island. It is New Zealand’s second largest city after Auckland, which was originally the capital city. Wellington was assigned as the capital in 1865, in order to have place more centrally located in the country.
Lisbon is Portugal`s coastal capital, also known as ‘the city of seven hills`. This is actually inaccurate, as Lisbon is sitting on eight hills (the eighth one being the tallest – Graça). But, don`t worry, a discrepancy in number of hills will definitely not affect your visit to this wonderful city.
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates globally famous for high end hotels and resorts, luxury shopping and futuristic architecture. What was once small fishing village with pearl trade is now one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world. In the past thirty years, Dubai was transformed into a trendy destination for both tourists and businesses alike. It has become global trade and transportation hub with many international routes crossing through its airport and a sea port.
Toronto, a vibrant and diverse capital of the province of Ontario is also Canada’s largest and most populous city. Located on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, Toronto grew from original settlements in mid-18th century to become economic and cultural center of Canada. Today, Toronto is a modern city and thanks to Canada’s liberal immigration policies, it is now one of the world’s most diverse city. There are over 80 ethnicities represented in Toronto. Such a vast diversity only added value to this exciting city.
With its iconic and memorable beauty, San Francisco is wrapped in cultural attractions and filled with many globally known landmarks. To name a few: Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro district and list goes on.
Amsterdam, Netherlands` capital, is world known for its canals, typical narrow houses with charming facades, and vast artistic history. It is also known for its relaxed policy on marijuana use and famous Red Light District, lined up with brothels, sex shops and the Erotic Museum.
Prague, truly a fairy tale city, is covered in maze like cobbled streets, medieval squares, romantic bridge over Vltava River and grandiose castle on top of the hill, so one doesn`t need much imagination to comprehend life from centuries ago.
Prague was named “the City of a Hundred Spires” in the 19th century, but they are saying now it has more than five hundred.
Zurich has only 400,000 inhabitants, but it is the largest city in Switzerland. The size doesn’t matter in this case as Zurich is a global financial center and banking hub. Many mistake it for capital of Switzerland (the capital is Bern), and for a good reason: it’s a quintessential Swiss city and at the same time very international. It is also a city with very natural mixture between ancient history and very modern life on every step.
Geneva is a small city in Switzerland, but with lots to offer. Sitting on the southern tip of Geneva Lake, it is a home to UN’s headquarters, many agencies, and the Red Cross, which makes it a global center of diplomatic and humanitarian activity. With just few kilometers from border with France, Geneva is greatly influenced by French language and culture, both in cuisine and in night life.