Category: Travel Guide

Montreal – Underground City

Underground City has brought into reality a popular science fiction scenario. This network of tunnels under the streets of Montreal houses one of the most unusual shopping areas in the world. Still growing over 40 years later, it provides a haven for tourists and locals against the weather extremes common to Montreal, while giving them …

Madrid, Spain – City of Art and Life

Madrid in Spain has a long and complex history. Center of power of a monarchy that for centuries ruled half the world, it is now one of the major tourist spots of Europe. Once ground zero of the Spanish Inquisition it is now best known for its zestful nightclubs, outstanding shopping centers and life-celebrating art. …

Australian National Maritime Museum – Sydney

As the natives say, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is chock-a-block full of things to see and do, all relating to Australia’s relationship with the sea. The contents are no big surprise, considering that 90% of the descendants of European ancestry that settled this island live within about 60km of the shore.

City Shop Shanghai – Manhattan of China

Shanghai is a dynamic city, doing business at top speed and enjoying everything the new China has built. There is more construction in Shanghai right now than in Manhattan, despite the fact that this Chinese business capital is much older. Hordes of cranes swing girders over the head of the population below all day. Given that …

What to See in Hong Kong

Home and work for over 15 million and one of the three most active business centers on the planet, Hong Kong also offers dozens of things to see and do for tourists. In fact, there’s no good place to start or end because there is so much more than could ever be experienced within a …

St. Petersburg Russia – Shopping & Food

St. Petersburg in Russia is sometimes called the ‘Venice of the North’ because of its many canals. It could with equal justice be called the ‘New York of the North’ because of the shopping and eating options available. Anyone interested in the shopping experience in St. Petersburg will naturally gravitate first to Nevsky Prospekt. Along …

Sydney Opera House – Australia

The building of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, like many large public projects, was bathed in controversy. But the final result is nonetheless breathtaking. While the interior has many flaws, such as the stage being blocked from portions of the seating area, inside and out it’s an architectural marvel. Scroll down to get Sydney …

Cool Places to Go in London

If you have five years for a vacation you might be able to see about half of what London has to offer. No matter your tastes – whether modern or classical art, monuments and museums, zoos and gardens, nightclubs, theater, music, and on and on – it’s here in abundance. A perfect blend of ancient …

Roman Pantheon Italy – A Genius Work

Few ancient buildings have survived the ravages of time so well as the Pantheon in Rome. It is the only example of similar age, size and span that remains intact. The fact is no accident – it’s largely the result of superior engineering. Often copied, sometimes equaled but never surpassed, it had more architectural innovations …

Centre Georges Pompidou Architecture and Facts

Pompidou Center known to Parisians simply as Beaubourg (after the neighborhood), The Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou is a museum of modern art rivaling the best in New York or London. By design, so to speak, the architecture of the 1977 building is in sharp contrast to the traditional surrounding houses of Paris’ …

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