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.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and, with 35 million people, the largest metropolitan area in the world. Japan is home to 68 Fortune 500 companies, with 47 located in Tokyo, the most of any city in the world (in comparison, New York City has only 18 Fortune 500 companies and Seoul has just 12).
A city of celebration and culture where the sun shines almost 300 days a year, Seville is the perfect destination for a weekend or a week. Nestled along the Guadalquivir River, which connects it to the Atlantic Ocean 43 miles away, the capital of Andalusia offers a wonderful architectural mix, the result of the successive migrations of the Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs and Christians
Epicentre of the dolce vita, Rome is a peaceful and modern capital that can be discovered in several days, even in several trips. An open-air museum that can be explored by strolling through its narrow streets on the lookout for a fountain, a Madonna or a church, which are always exceptional
At the beginning of the 19th century, the penal colony in Sydney developed to the point of forcing the authorities to seek new, more remote territories in order to isolate the most recalcitrant of the prisoners.
Several million tourists come every year to discover its wonders. Florence is the cradle of the Italian Renaissance that shone all over the world. The capital of Tuscany is an exceptional tourist destination and particularly appreciated by lovers of art and architecture.