The mammoths who roamed what was then a marshland (10000 BC) and the Paiute Indians who first settled here in the 8th C could hardly conceive of this incredible entertainment capitol in the middle of the Mojave Desert that attracts up to 40 million visitors a year.
Barcelona is a port city located on the Mediterranean Sea between the Llobregat and Besos rivers. In 1992, the world turned their attention to Spain’s second largest city when Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Istanbul is the gateway between the east and the west. Spread across two continents, Istanbul is the ultimate blend of European and Asian cultures.
With London not being a city at all, but rather a collection of villages that have become mushed together, one of the best ways of exploring the areas beyond the circle line is to jump on any bus at random on a Sunday and just see where it takes you.
The name Kuala Lumpur (means muddy estuary) was coined from the very location of the first settlement in KL – where the rivers meet at the confluence of the Kelang and Gombak rivers.
The history of Singapore is long, and fairly complicated. Suffice to know that it has been inhabited since the 11th century, but the period after colonization (by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819) really put this island nation on the map.
New York City has to be the world’s greatest, coolest, craziest and certainly most tempting city. On top of that it’s the most diverse ethnic/cultural melting pot imaginable.
With approximately 800.000 inhabitants it is the largest city of the Netherlands. Due to its multinational history, Amsterdam is said to be home to people of 180 nationalities. Many of these have left an influence on the area.
While it can get a little hot and sticky, there’s a lot to see and do in Bangkok – great shopping, and plenty of culture. Although there are a few potential pitfalls for the unwary, avoid them and you’ll have a great time.
Paris has everything you could ever want: wonderful food (from a humble satisfying delicious $3 limon sucré crêpe bought from a street vendor to a $400 meal at one of the hallowed gastronomic temples such as Taillevent), great little charming budget hotels, secret nooks & crannies, green pockets of interesting squares/parcs/places, the hidden courtyards, the rumored underground passageways, the hidden off-limit paths of the Catacombs.