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A Picturesque Medina Surrounded by Seawalls of Essaouira

May 2, 2015 |

Essaouira is a coastal city in Morocco. In addition to the new town, it offers a picturesque medina surrounded by seawalls and city walls, designed by a French architect in the 18th century, a harbor with fish market, and a long beach with numerous water sports opportunities. Once a hippie hangout, Jimmie Hendrix and Cat Stevens spent some time here. Here are the highlights:Read More

Ahmedabad, A Perfect Example of Materialistic Attitude and Spirituality

May 1, 2015 |

Ahmedabad is the fifth largest city in India with a population of 6.5 million. The breathtaking beauty and intricacy of architecture, a culture with deep rooted conventions, a colourful environment oozing with exuberance and fun-loving people are some of the best words to describe the city. Ahmedabad is a perfect example of materialistic attitude and spirituality of self-renunciation. The city has a huge significance on the note of commercial and cultural parameter. Important places to see include:Read More

Ajmer, Home To An Important Islamic Pilgrimage Site

May 1, 2015 |

Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan and is the centre of the eponymous Ajmer District. This city also has an important Islamic pilgrimage site. It is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma. Ajmer is a very limited market place, once you get your bearings. Here are the highlights:Read More

Algonquin Park, The Largest Park in the Ontario Provincial Parks System

May 1, 2015 |

Algonquin Park is in Eastern Ontario. It is the largest park in the Ontario Provincial Parks System. Its original primary purpose was as a timber reserve designed to keep forest-clearing settlers out of valuable timber lands. Preservation was only a secondary purpose. Algonquin’s landscape consists of numerous small lakes (with a couple large ones, such as Lake Opeongo), rock outcroppings and rolling hills. There are many natural and historic sites in the Park. Here are the highlights:Read More

Alderney, The Third Largest of the Channel Islands

May 1, 2015 |

Alderney is one of the Channel Islands, administratively part of the Balliwick of Guernsey. It is the third largest of the Channel Islands, and the most northerly. It is often said that Alderney is the only Channel Island since it is the only one that is actually in the English Channel/La Manche. Due to its location in the English Channel and its proximity to the French port of Cherbourg, it has often been seen to be strategically important, despite the treacherous waters that surround it. Here are the highlights:Read More

Yerevan, The Largest Armenian Community in the World

April 27, 2015 |

Yerevan is the capital of the Republic of Armenia, one of the three hubs of the South Caucasus and is home to over a million people – the largest Armenian community in the world. In Soviet days Yerevan had already become known as the Pink City as much due to the color of the tufa stone used for building as for the flamboyant spirit of her young population. Most of tourist Yerevan is concentrated in the Center. The center is very compact and easily walkable, with endless dining and entertainment options. Here are the highlights:Read More

Wells, The Smallest City in England

April 27, 2015 |

Wells is the smallest city in England. The city is dominated by the magnificent Gothic cathedral and is famous for its remarkably intact ecclesiastical quarter. The city is so small that unless you have a medical condition you should have no trouble walking everywhere. Here are the highlights:Read More

Yokohama, The Second Largest City in Japan

April 27, 2015 |

Located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay directly south of Tokyo, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most used to seeing foreigners. It remains a maritime city to this day and retains an international flavor. Yokohama is not a very automobile-friendly place. Here are the highlights:Read More

The Stark and Modern Face of Norrmalm

April 21, 2015 |

Norrmalm is the central borough of Stockholm. Here you find Stockholm Central Station, Scandinavia’s busiest station for railway, metro and buses. Norrmalm also contains the central business district and several government functions, and many famous museums, stage venues and restaurants. Norrmalm shows its stark, modern face when you look up the Sveavagen from Sergels Torg. Here are the highlights:Read More

The Rich History of Östermalm

April 21, 2015 |

Östermalm is a borough in north-eastern Stockholm, bordering Norrmalm and Vasastan at Birger Jarlsgatan, one of Stockholm’s longest streets. The core of Östermalm consists of 19th century city-blocks, combined with vibrant tree-lined boulevards and upmarket shopping. Östermalm is rich with history. Since Medieval times, the lands were known as Ladugårdslandet and consisted of royal farms. Östermalm contains several museums, and other institutions of culture:Read More