Given that Perth is one of the world’s most isolated cities, it’s hardly surprising that many people skip the Western Australia capital when drawing up their Aussie itineraries. Geographically, Perth is closer to Jakarta than it is to Sydney. Its nearest major city (Adelaide) is more than 1,300 miles away. But Perth is well worth the detour. Here’s why…
Singapore is like nowhere else that I’ve visited. As one of the traditional meeting points between East and West, the former British colony is a melting pot of cultures. Here Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western customs collide to create a vibe that is completely unique, while still managing to be reminiscent of a different time and a place.
Gothenburg; Sweden’s second largest city,
When you mention you’re visiting Iceland, one of the first reactions you get from people is a sharp intake of breath and some kind of utterance that includes the word “expensive”.
But while it may be true that Iceland is one of the most pricey countries in the world, a visit there doesn’t have to break the bank.
Given that it sits on a volcanic hotspot, Iceland is blessed with all the geothermal splendour you could wish for. Boiling hot water is in such abundance, that it even comes out of household taps, fresh from the depths of the earth.
Falling in love with Tallinn is pretty easy. Boasting one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe, its old town has bags of fairytale charm. However, since breaking free from the Soviet Union in 1991 the Estonian capital has garnered some cultural clout. And it’s this mix of old and new that makes the city so special.
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With its winding cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, Mainz looks fresh from the pages of your favourite fairytale.
Frankfurt is Germany’s fourth most-visited city. However, the financial capital rarely appears on travel blogs, and none of my friends or family have ever visited.
With its rattling yellow trams and colourful, cobbled streets, it’s not hard to see why Lisbon has become one of Europe’s prime tourism destinations. Perhaps it’s the sea air, the laidback vibe or the beautiful scenery, but there’s something about the Portuguese capital that simply gets under your skin.
OK, I’ll admit. I may be using a little bit of artistic hyperbole in calling Vilnius –the capital of Lithuania – a secret. But compared to its fellow Baltic capitals, Riga and Tallinn, the city seems to be floating well under the radar.