Posts Tagged: sights

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 »

6 Things to Know Before Visiting Thailand

Thailand has become one of the most coveted tourist hotspots and when you take a look at their customs and their sacred sites, you will long to go there as well (not to mention the forgiving climate). Yet before you make the stride, let us share a few things with you that might ease your… Read more »

3 Austrian Art Museums Everyone Should Visit

Whenever you think of Austria, you imagine those old yet stylish buildings that decorate its cities yet there is much more to it than visual grandeur. Today, we are going to look at some of the most important museums of Austria and what marvels they contain. So, before you brave the forest-riddled natural environments of… 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 »