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.
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 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!
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, was founded by Vikings in 10th century. Its rich history is what is defining it as a city with a character and everlasting charm. Seated on Ireland’s east coast, Dublin is dissected by River Liffey, flowing into Irish Sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Thanksgiving around the corner (22nd November), here are some recommendations on where to spend it in the US, if you like to travel during the holidays.
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, 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 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.