Situated on Australia’s south-east coast, Sydney Cove was established in 1788, and was the first European colony in Australia. Sydney has come a long way since then, and the place has grown to be Australia’s most populous (and most expensive) city, with a metropolitan area of around 4.9 million.
A one kilometre stretch of golden sand, seven kilometres east of central Sydney, Bondi Beach is popular throughout the year. [Read more…]
Berlin was dramatically divided from the end of World War Two, for the most part by the infamous Berlin Wall, up until German reunification in 1990, when the wall was torn down, and the city was reinstated as the capital of Germany. No longer split into two halves, Berlin is the place to visit for those who enjoy urban life, culture, music, and a buzzing, cosmopolitan environment. [Read more…]
The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, takes its name from the Malay words for “muddy estuary”, and has grown from being just a small village to a major city of some two million, in a mere half century. [Read more…]
Harbin is a delight to the senses for those who love architecture, and the amazing thing to reflect upon as you gaze upon its quintessentially European-styled structures is that you are actually in China, in the northernmost major city of the ancient Middle Kingdom. [Read more…]
If you are looking for a coastal resort that is relatively unspoilt by commercialism, then I recommend the ancient harbour town of Porec, which dates back to Roman times, and is stunningly located on the Croatian peninsula of Istria on the Adriatic Sea. Istria was once part of the Venetian Empire, and the Italian influence is evident, not just in terms of the architecture, but also the good food, wine and, last but not least, delicious ice cream. [Read more…]