Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was planned to be the capital of Australia, settled by free immigrants and not convicts like the bigger cities Sydney and Melbourne. Those plans led to a neat grid of streets in the center of Adelaide, surrounded by a ring of parks. While that plan never quite worked out, it left a compact … Continue reading
If you are visiting Myanmar, you will most likely pass through the business capital Yangon and it’s new international airport. Even if you have little time, I recommend to stay over for at least a day and see the sights – the Shwedagon Pagoda is the most impressive, single pagoda I have seen anywhere and alone worth a visit. And … Continue reading
Hong Kong was one of the first cities in Asia I visited and the skyline of modern high rise was breathtaking – and I still feel the same way every time I return! Whether you see the city from Victoria Peak at night, Hong Kong Island from Kowloon by day or look up when wandering around the city – impressive views are never far away!
Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America, is one of the top 10 destinations for foreign visitors – and rightfully so. You can not only see the seat of power and historic monuments, but a stunning selection of museums, many of them free to visit! While the beaches and amusement parks elsewhere might be more popular, if … Continue reading
When I considered moving to the USA as part of an exchange program, the first opportunity was to go to Boston, Massachusetts, and I had a photo of Boston Harbor on my desk for months. After it fell through and I ended up in San Francisco, the city I fell in love with, I returned to Boston as a visitor … Continue reading
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is steeped in history, it’s easy to explore the old town on foot, you can discover it’s Art Noveaux buildings or learn about modern history! And you can have great food like at Domini Canes while staying at nice hotels like the Radisson Blu Ridzene or Radisson Blu Daugava and it’s inexpensive when compared to other European capitals.
Arco da Rua Augusta
Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. This largest Portuguese city has an interesting history, beautiful architecture and fun dining and nightlife to offer, all without the prices you pay in Paris or London! Read more why you should consider going here!
Berlin‘s mayor famously called the German capital city “poor, but sexy” – and it might be much cheaper to visit than Paris, London or Rome – but Berlin is just as rich in history as the other European capitals and much has been restored since the fall of the wall in 1989! It’s worth a visit!
You live in one of Europe’s big cities and would love to get away to see some unspoiled nature and exotic wildlife! You want to have a comfortable trip without breaking the bank – no problem: You will fly to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and on to Sarawak province on the island of Borneo to see some fantastic … Continue reading
I explored the Baltic States on my Baltic Explorer trip and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was such a wonderful surprise. The old town had been lovingly restored with the towering walls and castle, churches and cobblestone streets. If you want to see “old Europe” – this is a great alternative from the busy capitals in Western Europe!