Manila is the capital of the Philippines but it isn’t just the center of government and commerce, it’s also home to much of the great architecture and culture of the country. Although many buildings in Manila were destroyed during World War II there has been a lot of restoration work carried out and there is plenty to see when you visit Manila today. One of the most famous aspects of the architecture of the city is its art deco theaters which were designed by artists such as Juan Nakpil and Pablo Antonio. Visit Manila and you can’t fail to notice the hustle and bustle of this lively city which certainly has plenty of personality. But if you ever want to escape the busy streets you can spend time in one of Manila’s beautiful parks, or stroll along the pedestrianized area that borders Manila Bay.
Manila has something to offer everyone who visits. It’s a place where you can enjoy simply walking around the streets and taking a look at the architecture, or spend time in one of the parks getting to know the local people. Immerse yourself in its history at the same time as enjoying the creative soul it has today. You can admire Manila Cathedral, take a break in a coffee shop and then hit the mall to find some bargains. Read on for more ideas in our list of top 10 things to do in Manila.
Whether you love hiking or skiing, relaxing on a beach, or exploring city streets, Europe has something for everyone. A continent of contrasts, Europe is home to 50 different countries spanning a landscape that includes a polar region in the north and a subtropical climate in its far south, and all this despite being the world’s second smallest continent. Size isn’t everything though, as aptly proven by the huge popularity of Europe as a tourist destination!
“Beautiful” is a word often used to describe Prague, the historic capital city of the Czech Republic. Its picturesque squares and streets, and an abundance of red roofed buildings gives the city an almost fairytale quality that perfectly suits its location on the banks of the Vltava River in the north-west of the country. Nicknamed City of a Hundred Spires, Prague’s skyline is graced with a multitude of spires rising from its many beautiful churches, and then there’s the river and its bridges providing such a scenic backdrop for romantic riverside walks. With so much beauty on offer it’s not surprising to hear that Prague is one of Europe’s most visited tourist destinations.
A place for history, romance and even a bit of fun, Prague is filled with magical historic buildings and bridges that give the city a fairytale atmosphere. Castles, palaces, churches and cathedrals fill the city’s streets and squares but there’s always room for great restaurants and cafes, bars and nightlife too. If this sounds like your kind of city, read on for our top 10 things to do in Prague!
When you first arrive in Kyoto you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d come to the wrong place. A bustling metropolis filled with people and buildings, Kyoto first appears to be a modern city yet look a little deeper and you’ll soon begin to see its more beautiful side. Awash with history and culture, Kyoto actually has a plethora of things to see and do including its numerous temples, palaces and parks.
With over 2,000 religious places Kyoto is certainly not short of things to see and do. Brimming with temples and shrines, Kyoto also offers great cuisine, beautiful parks, and impressive palaces in this city that was once the Imperial capital of Japan. Today modern day Kyoto stands side by side with its ancient history and culture but if you can’t decide which Kyoto attractions to visit, check our top 10 things to do in Kyoto.
Fondly known as JB, Johor Bahru is a Malaysian city and the capital of the state of Johor. It’s the second largest city in the country and although it was known as a dirty and uninviting place for many years it’s cleaned up its act and has recently grown into a thriving tourist destination. Today you can visit Johor Bahru and enjoy its many retail and dining opportunities as well as an assortment of historic sites to see.
One thing’s for sure, you’re never going to be short of things to do in Johor Bahru. The city provides a fun and interesting mix of partying, history, shopping and family friendly adventure. You can admire the beautiful architecture of religious buildings, immerse yourself in hours of retail therapy or play with Hello Kitty. It’s a fascinating and enticing amalgam of attractions. If you need some help deciding on where to dedicate your time, here’s our top 10 list of what to do in Johor Bahru.
Today, Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, both with people from throughout the rest of India and with travelers from across the globe. The state is probably most famous for its amazing beaches, and if you visit Goa you won’t find any shortage of them. The area is also home to a beautiful landscape and several impressive places of worship. There is plenty to do in Goa, no matter whether you want to stay by the water or venture off to see the local wildlife. That being said, most people who visit the state tend to spend most of their time enjoying the pristine sands and crystal clear waters or sampling the nightlife for which Goa is famous.
One thing you can be certain of when you visit Goa is that you’ll never be short of things to see and do. The miles of sandy beaches are enticing and when you add the choice of buzzing nightlife, varied wildlife and eye popping architecture, you have an intoxicating mix. If you need some help deciding what to do in Goa, here are our top 10 Goa attractions.
When you hear the word “Bordeaux” perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the wine, and with the range of Bordeaux wine on the market this isn’t surprising! But what about the city of Bordeaux, the place that gave the wine its name? Well this city in southwestern France has ample more to offer than just wine.
Amsterdam is known for its liberal attitudes but also for its wealth of history, culture and architecture. Cruise the canal system, explore the streets by bicycle, stand and admire its architecture, wander through the Red Light District or ponder over the multitude of art on display in its many museums… you’ll find all this and more when you visit Amsterdam.
Barcelona is a city that seems to have everything going for it: great weather, coastal location, beaches, architecture, culture, shopping, dining and nightlife… what more could you ask for?! This vibrant city, which is the second largest in Spain and is the capital of Catalonia, is a key tourist destination as well as being a major center for business and commerce. A popular weekend destination for Europeans, tourists from around the world also visit Barcelona for longer vacations, but with so many attractions in the city you’ll be hard pushed to see everything, even in a week.
Known as City of Art and History, this ancient city has much more to offer, from its ample historic buildings to its monuments and gardens, you can visit Bordeaux for a wine tour and tasting, and stay for a night at the opera, then enjoy its restaurants or its great shopping opportunities. Discover all these attractions and more in our top 10 things to do in Bordeaux.