Posts Tagged: airport

Visit Washington DC – The American Rome

With a metropolitan population of over 6 million Washington DC (District of Columbia) is the capital of the United States of America – it has thus also become the sixth largest metropolitan statistical area there. Stretching upon an area of 177 square kilometres, and named after the first president of its parent country, George Washington,… Read more »

Visit Frankfurt – The Cauldron of Diversity and Culture

With a metropolitan population of over 5.6 million, Frankfurt (officially known as Frankfurt am Main) is one of the most important cities in Germany. Dubbed the financial capital of its parent country (with massive headquarters like those of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the Deutsche Bank, the Commerzbank,… Read more »

Visit Jeddah – The Bride of the Red Sea

Saudi Arabia is one of those countries that cannot elude your attention for too long. Known officially as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), it is the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad and the cradle of Islam. Its scintillating port-city, Jeddah, though not a sacred city on its own, is the main gateway into Mecca and… Read more »

Visit Hamburg – The Free and Hanseatic City

Occupying a massive area of 755 square kilometres, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest in the European Union. Boasting with a metropolitan population of over 5 million, it is crossed by the historically-significant river Elbe. What’s interesting about it is that its name directly reflects its past grandeur: its… Read more »

Visit Oxford – The City of Dreaming Spires

A beautiful nickname for a beautiful city, Oxford is known as “The City of Dreaming Spires” – a term coined by English poet Matthew Arnold (1822-1888). With a metropolitan population of nearly 250,000 and stretching upon an area of 45 square kilometres, it is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom…. Read more »

Visit Nice – The Mediterranean Beauty

With an urban population of over 1 million, Nice is the fifth most populous city in France after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Nicknamed “Nice la Belle” (meaning “Nice the Beautiful”), it stretches upon an area of 72 square kilometres (over 721 if we consider the entire urban area). Situated proudly upon the French Riviera,… Read more »