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3 reasons to visit: Eiffel Tower, Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame
Paris, a magnet for lovers and their beloved; a sleepless and urbane capital fuelled by champagne and dreams; and an unwavering lodestone for the world's art and culture connoisseurs. No trip is complete without plunging head first into the city’s 20 “arrondissements”. The Louvre’s vast collection slays almost all competition, while Musée d'Orsay is a dreamscape for fans of impressionism. Elaborate fountains and pockets of counter-culture exist at every turn, which promises to make any trip a sensory explosion. Dash around the luxurious Champs-Élysées, then tug at the city's bohemian roots in Le Marais. Devour a baguette in Place des Vosges (Paris' oldest square) or get into the spirit of romance with a moonlit walk along the Seine.
3 reasons to visit: Central Park, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Century 21
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – no other city quite captures the United States of America’s founding principals. Ripe with anticipation, it’s a city that reveals something new and unexpected at every turn. The sense of constant renewal is dazzling. Tribeca has gone from downtown-dive to uber-chic in the space of a lifetime; while areas like Chelsea and the East Village appear to endure eternally. Manhattan’s grid-like layout makes it easy to navigate. Enjoy an NYC-style bagel and morning jaunt around Central Park, followed by an afternoon exploring the Met and Guggenheim museums. Walk hand-in-hand with your loved one across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, before diving head first into the city’s legendary nightlife.
3 reasons to visit: Hyde Park, Tower Of London, London Eye
London is a city that is both ancient and modern, where the past is always part of the present. It has beckoned people with its siren song for millennia, where people have come to make their fortune – or risk everything. For the visitor, each of London’s 32 ‘boroughs’ feels like its own country. From the dizzying wealth of Belgravia and Kensington, to the urban markets of Camden Town, every neighbourhood has its own unique character. Walk along the River Thames to see the Houses of Parliament, or soak up the market-like atmosphere at Covent Garden. Take the opportunity to explore London’s world-class museums, like the National Gallery and British Museum, or the vast array of shopping options on Oxford and Regent Streets.
3 reasons to visit: Ancient Rome, Roman Forum, Italian Cuisine
If one word could encapsulate the essence of this historic city, it would be … drama. There’s drama in the vast ruins of the Colosseum, the giant amphitheatre where ancient gladiators once fought for their lives and honour. There’s drama in the incredible details of the Trevi Fountain, where the God Oceanus gloriously charges forth. And there’s drama in Rome’s people, who live ‘la dolce vita’ with gusto. Start your day at the incredible Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda, followed by a gelato at the Trevi Fountain. Spend an afternoon at Villa Borghese admiring Bernini’s sculptures, followed by designer shopping on Via del Corso. At night, enjoy a pizza and dance the night away in vivacious Trastevere.
3 reasons to visit: Rooftop Bars, Grand Palace, Weekend Market
Mention the word ‘Bangkok’ and it conjures images of romance - serene temples, august parks and languid days spent lying on a ‘sampan’ adrift on the canals. It’s a city that never quite escapes its dreamy façade. Yet in reality, Bangkok has quietly blossomed into an ultra-modern city and one of Asia’s leading cultural destinations. As the sun rises over the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok bursts into life. To sample the city's legendary bustle, jostle your way through the markets around Khao San, where salesmen compete for your attention and smells (good and bad) assault the senses. The Grand Palace’s golden light steals the show, a monument of mind-blowing opulence. Get a case of mall fever at MBK, followed by a moonlit saunter through Santichaiprakarn Park.
3 reasons to visit: Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, La Rambla
There’s an undeniable ease to life in Barcelona. Its glorious climate and lively beach culture dares you to live your life in the sun. Barcelona is the commercial heart of Spain, but it has its own unique culture and heritage. For the visitor, there’s a cornucopia of things to explore. With Gaudi’s eclectic architecture spiralling around buildings like vines in search of a tree, the city feels like it’s in a constant state of flux. Spend time on Las Ramblas where artists, vendors and dancers compete for your attention. For adventure, head to the Gothic Quarter, with intriguing alleys and artists' haunts from bygone days. Or tune in to the relaxed vibe, where young and old party the night away.
3 reasons to visit: Van Gogh Museum, Coffee Shops, Red Light District
Amsterdam’s intriguing history spans seven centuries. From humble beginnings as a small village to a world power in the seventeenth century, Amsterdam today is a beguiling mix of history and commerce. The city itself is stunning by design. Built around a system of canals, you can take a winsome boat ride during the summer, or ice-skate through the city in the winter (depending on how cold it is!). Soak up the city's unique atmosphere with a stroll through Vondelpark, the city's largest public park. Sample the best of modern cuisine at Momos, or shop on the trendy Nine Streets and PC Hooftstraat. The Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum hold many of the world's treasures, or explore the city’s seedier side around De Wallen.
3 reasons to visit: Japanese Cuisine, Japanese Culture, Train System
Get a big pot and throw in some sushi, shogun warriors, Hello Kitty, karaoke and goth-geisha girls and you’ll have a bunch of clichés about Tokyo – but you’ll have barely scratched the surface of this ultra-modern city at the vanguard of 21st century living. For the first time visitor, the thousands of people crossing Shibuya can be overwhelming. Take a step back and you’ll notice the details – like the transport system that runs with surgical precision and how a city of 13 million people remains immaculately clean. For excitement, spend a day rambling around Shinjuku and Harajuku, legendary for its exuberantly dressed citizens. To dive into Japan's traditional culture, visit Asakusa and Meiji Shrine, or escape the bustle completely at Shinjuku Gyoen.
3 reasons to visit: Pasteis De Belem, Bairro Alto, Tile Museum
3 reasons to visit: Uffizi Gallery, Florentine Steak, Renaissance Art
Posted on Thu, 5 July 2018 08:10:20