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San Francisco: Golden Gate and Golden City​

San Francisco

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.
The art scene is very rich and delivers top of the class theatre, opera, symphony and ballet performances, with frequent premieres of plays from Broadway. Many museums and galleries are at disposal to offer exquisite local and international collections of fine art.
City’s diverse communities bring various cultures into a wonderful melting pot, welcoming visitors with open arms. Visiting San Francisco also means great food from around the world, making it also word class dining location.

Los Angeles: dynamic, crowded and exciting

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is an amazing city and one of the top US destination. It is also congested with traffic so much, that writers in Saturday Night Live (SNL) have ongoing skeet named ‘Californians’ where characters keep talking about commute and highway exits (among other, telenovela like, dialogues). But it is not that bad, once you get used to it; millions of tourists are flocking to the LA every year and there is a good reason for that.

Australia: the land of wonder, down under

Sydney, Australia

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.
Australia has strong Aboriginal heritage and history of indigenous people inhabiting the country way back 65,000 years ago. Arts and crafts with Aboriginal motives and style are very popular and can be found in every corner. Nowadays, Australia is a melting pot of nations and cultures, similar to the US, but in a much smaller scale.
The country iconic landmark is Sydney Opera House, unique architectural gem in Sydney Harbour and, among others, symbol of Australia’s modern age. There are many national parks where visitors can enjoy wonderful nature and engage in activities such as hiking camping and wildlife watching.
Coastal cities offer various entertainment activities, including water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving and marine life exploration. Australia has something to offer to every type of visitor and it is family friendly destination. Enjoy!

Las Vegas: shiny, fun and dynamic

Las Vegas, US

Las Vegas is located in the middle of Mojave Desert in Nevada, but that didn’t upset city’s position as a top gambling and entertainment spot in the world. Almost 40 million tourists visit this unique city every year, which makes it one of the most popular destinations in the US. Between gambling, crazy entertainment and instant wedding chappels, no wonder Las Vegas has earned a phrase: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, initially used as a tourist advertisement, now almost a city’s motto.

Top 5: snow destinations this winter, 2019

Snowboarder

Winter is a season for having fun in the snow, at least in the northern hemisphere, and since Christmas holiday is behind us, let us look into some recommendations on where to spend some time to cheer up during these cold days. Some of these locations are chosen as something that would be unusual to every day skiing enthusiast. Enjoy!

New York: fast-paced, diverse and exciting

New York, US

New York City is a global center of culture, art, fashion and finance and the most populous city in the US. The city is made out of five boroughs sitting on the Hudson River’s entry into the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, its green core of Central Park and bustling Times Square and Broadway; Brooklyn, diverse borough with areas featuring indie music, art and nightlife and beachfront amusement parks; Queens with Flushing Meadows, featuring Unisphere; Bronx, in the north of NYC, hosts Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo; Staten Island in the south offers great panoramic views of a city and iconic Statue of Liberty.
NYC is a massive city and it will take a week or two to fully explore it or at least to visit all major landmarks. But don’t worry, once you visit it, you will always come back for more!

Ireland: emerald green and full of history

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland, or as they call it ‘Emerald Isle’, for its gorgeous landscapes, is an island off the coast of England (and Wales). The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island, with Northern Ireland in the north, being part of the United Kingdom.
With rich history, culture and arts, this beautiful country attracts many visitors every year, greeted by friendly locals in relaxed atmosphere around the island. Home of Guinness beer, Ireland has many pubs where this stout is served and enjoyed immensely in a great company and music, especially during not so friendly weather periods.

Boston: historic and authentic

Boston Pops and Fireworks

The capital and the largest city of Massachusetts, Boston is also one of the oldest city in the US – it was founded in 1630. It was one of the main cities during American Revolution, where it played an important role, commemorated now on the famous Freedom Trail – a walking route along historic sites telling the story of a birth of a nation. Boston metropolitan area is home of several world known universities, such as Harvard, MIT and Tufts.

United States: huge, diverse and exciting

Washington DC, Monument

The US is a huge country comprising of 50 states in North America, bordering with Canada in the north and Mexico in the south. It`s an amazingly diverse country (expression ‘melting pot` came from the US) that attracts millions of tourists every year and it tops world tourism rankings for decades. And this is not an accident, there is so much to see and do in the US that this post will not do it justice. That`s why we will try and write about various destinations within the US during next couple of weeks.

Portugal: history, sea, great weather and food

Portugal, Lisbon

Portugal is a small European country on the Atlantic Ocean, sharing Iberian Peninsula with Spain. The country`s position at the sea has shaped its past and present and will inevitably shape its future. Portugal was major maritime power during 16th to 19th century and this has left deep impact into its culture and history. Overseas colonization did not only bring Portuguese language and culture to distant countries, but brought other cultures back to Portugal, which made it richer and unique.

Bangkok: dynamic, exciting and colorful

Bangkok, Thailand, Temple

Bangkok, Thailand`s capital, is famous for dynamic street life and exciting night entertainment. In contrast to lively night life and entertainment opportunities, there are many shrines and temples throughout the city that offer tranquil environment for visitors to marvel at spectacular architecture and ornate statues.

Thailand: white sandy beaches, golden temples and amazing food

Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country with diverse geography, rich culture and history. It is in the top ten world tourist destination for decades and for a good reason. Tourists from around world are coming to Thailand to enjoy great hospitality of friendly people, spend time on a beautiful white sandy beaches, explore jungles and mountains and visit many monumental temples and palaces.

Florence: magical city of art and culture

Florence, Italy

Florence, capital of Tuscany region in Italy, is rightfully referred as a ‘cradle of the Renaissance`: many of Renaissance artists were born there. To name just a few: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and list goes on, with dozens of world famous artists, painters, sculptors born in Florence or in region of Tuscany.

Prague: A fairy tale city in the heart of Europe

Prague, Czech Republic

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.

Netherlands: art and history, windmills and tulips

Netherlands

Since its ‘Golden Age` in 17th century, Netherlands is a country that fascinates Europe and the world. Netherlands` contribution to global art heritage through works of grandmasters such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer (to name just a few out of dozens of art geniuses) is immense, diverse and rich.
Typically, Netherlands is known for its flatlands intersected with canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling paths, but there is much more to discover in this tiny country. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to many museums, notable few are Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum; Rotterdam, famous major port city that hosts Pilgrim Fathers Church; the university town of Utrecht, with lively canalside cafes; Maastricht with a lively culinary scene and medieval city walls; The Hague, administrative capital and home of major international justice institutions, and many more.

Paris: culture, history, fashion and food

Paris, Tower

Paris, ‘city of lights`, truly deserves this romantic nickname. It is globally known not only as France’s capital, but as a European and world center for art, culture, fashion and gourmet food. Tourist flock to Paris in millions not only to enjoy sophistication in art and culture, but sometimes just to take a photo in front of city`s many world famous landmarks. And there are many of those: Eiffel Tower, that became synonym with Paris (and France) from the time it was built in late 19th century; Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, famous not only as a church, but from famous novel of Victor Hugo, Louvre Museum with famous Mona Lisa, and many more.

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