France, a country in Western Europe, has everything that traveler needs for exiting journey: medieval cities and castles, villages in Alps and, of course, Mediterranean Riviera, for relaxing summer holidays. Paris, France’s capital, is world known as a fashion center, filled with classical art museums including, of course, the Louvre and world’s most famous landmark – the Eiffel Tower. The country is also well known for its wines and exquisite cuisine.
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.
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.
Venice is a capital of Veneto region in Italy and it is located in a lagoon in the north Adriatic Sea. It was also the capital of Republic of Venice, sovereign state that was ruling the region from 7th until 18th century and stretched all the way to island of Cyprus in south east Mediterranean. It was a trade and commerce superpower that was focused also on finer things is life, thus becoming art and culture center of the world, keeping this legacy alive until present days.
The United Arab Emirates is the union of seven Emirates (Sheikhdoms) located in the southeast of Arabian Peninsula and on the shores of Persian Gulf. Its capital, Abu Dhabi, is a modern and ever developing and growing city with history going back thousands of years and was globally known as the main pearl trade center in 19th century. Nowadays, Abu Dhabi and the rest of Emirates are known for its oil and gas exploitation and trade industry, which helped develop the country beyond modern era.
Xi’an is a large city in central China and capital of Shaanxi Province. It is over 2000 year old and it was a capital of many Chinese Empires and the seat of even more Emperors. China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was buried in outskirts of Xi’an, together with the army of thousands of terracotta warriors, world famous life size sculptures. Geographically, it is at the historical Silk Road’s eastern end and it was an important trade and cultural center in ancient China.
Spain is ranked among top three tourist destinations for years now. Reasons are many: friendly people, excellent cuisine, dynamic night life and vast cultural heritage. Spain is a mixture of many cultures, ethnicities and languages and they are all worth exploring.
Australia is both a country and a continent between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Majority of population lives in coastal areas where largest cities flourish: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. The capital, Canberra, is the only major city located inland. The vast inland area of country is called Outback and it is dotted with small towns and wilderness parks and wildlife habitats worth exploring.