Posts Tagged: climate

Top 4 Wettest Places in the World

Rain

As we may all know, most tourists tend to try and stay away from precipitation as much as possible for many a reason. However, there are those few intrepid individuals who tend to lean towards weather extremes. If you want to see some rain, then this article is most definitely for you as today, we… Read more »

5 Things to Know Before Visiting Lithuania

Before we start, do you know which the two remaining Baltic languages in the world are? You guessed it, Latvian and Lithuanian. “But there are three Baltic states!” you might shout (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia). Well, here’s the thing: the Estonian language is considered a Finno-Ugric language. So, admiring Lithuania for its cultural perseverance and… Read more »

6 Things to Know Before Visiting Estonia

Situated proudly in the Baltic region of Europe, Estonia prides itself by stating that it is one of the last untouched jewels of the continent. Located deep within the bounds of the continental climate zone, it experiences four distinct seasons that should be considered prior to visiting. Why? Because record highs in July reach 35… 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 »