Some people will give up right away. Others may wonder where they’ll end up. Of course you get scared. Even if you are brave and determined enough to get on, you will still find yourself praying that everything goes well. My first week using the train in Cape Town, there are many emotions running through my head. Despite being an experienced commuter back home in Rome, I feel completely out of my depth facing Metrorail in South Africa.
Welcome to Cape Town. The most beautiful city in the world. As with every city, it has a side that is well known to the locals and yet unfamiliar to tourists. After chatting to Capetonians, they revealed where they love to hang out. Here are some of the top choices.
Every place on this planet tells a story. Even the smallest, tucked away places on earth have a history to share. Located in northeast Germany, where people from all over the world come together, there is a place that has an undeniably remarkable written history: Berlin. Six letters illuminating the epitome of sophistication, beauty and the enigmatic. It is a vibrant and gritty playground like no other.
Despite being the capital city of Australia, Canberra doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Nestled between Sydney and Melbourne the town has a lot to offer for local and foreign tourists.
Venice. An island surrounded by the Venetian Lagoon. Commonly the number one choice for newlyweds embarking on their honeymoon, this city receives more than 20 million tourists every year and is a World Heritage Site.
A well-known journalist and writer, Guido Piovene claimed: ‘La Calabria sembra essere stata creata da un Dio capriccioso che dopo avere creato diversi mondi, si è divertito a mescolarli insieme.’ Literally translated, this means: ‘Calabria seems to have been created by a capricious God who, after creating different worlds, was amused to mix them together.’ These words ring true if you are lucky enough to travel through the heart of Calabria. Here you’ll see an inspiring blend of magical with mystical, especially in some of the less frequently travelled areas of the province.
Contrast is the best word to describe the Rhine-Neckar region: industrial areas are only a short drive away from one of the largest wine regions in Germany; big cities are located next to small quaint towns; international students and people from all around the world form the cultural mix of this region.
France is a beautiful country to visit – it’s full of fascinating history, elegant architecture and breathtaking landscapes. However, generally tourists stay in the capital city, Paris, or head to a beach on the Cote d’Azur. But France is much more than that. So let me show you how you’re missing out on the most valued cultural gems in France – the castles in the Loire Valley.
It’s no secret, Paris is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world and for several years, it was the most visited European city. The metropolis has impressed millions with its breath-taking monuments, haute couture stores, and refined cuisine.