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Amazing Cities

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The world is full of wonders and many of those wonders are only found within cities of exceptional historical, cultural and natural value. Right at the heart of every nation, many of the world's capitals and are a wonder in their own right, one to be seen and admired from more than one angle. But also there are many cities that despite not being the economic or political driving force of a nation are nevertheless the highlight of any visitor to the country.

In this section of our blog, we aim to inspire you with some of the most amazing cities we've discovered, from the perspective of travel experts who've been there and done that, who have an authority to decide which ones you really shouldn't miss out on and why.

Find what it is that makes a place in the world distinctive, be it for its political, economic or cultural background, for its unique history, for its rich past of for its inspiring present (or even its promising future). Here we take you on a journey of discovery along the globe's most exciting cities everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Recent articles in Amazing Cities

  • 04 Mar 2017
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Vilnius: A winter wonderland with soul

With a beautiful Christmas market, an intriguing history and a hip bar scene, Vilnius made a perfect winter destination for a festive trip. We had five days to explore the Lithuanian capital, but with a lacklustre first impression, was there more to the city than there first appeared?
  • 27 Feb 2017
  • Travel Story
  • MJ Lopes
Globetrotting away - There goes MJ!

Tehran - A great introduction to Iranian culture, customs and hospitality

My first week in Iran opened my eyes to the charm of Iranians and the beauty of their cityscape. As I discovered its capital city and got acquainted with the local lifestyle, the landmarks and the helpful approach of the people, I instantly fell in love with Tehran and made life-long friends who I would come back throughout my two-month backpacking journey in Iran. Read on to see my first impressions on this highly underrated and misinterpreted destination.
  • 15 Dec 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Bangkok City - A guide for first-timers

Bangkok; the most mind-boggling of Thai destinations and the most diverse of all can easily overwhelm first-time visitors. This is why I’ve taken the time to write up my own guide to visiting the Thai capital, after having ventured there myself last October and having enjoyed an at times relaxing, others fascinatingly engaging experience. Read on for my top recommendations on visiting Bangkok for the first time and top attractions not to miss.
  • 24 Nov 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Gold, frankincense and la mer - top experiences in Muscat

From man-made marvels and atmospheric souks to dolphin-spotting and people-watching, Sasha Wood recounts her top experiences from a first-time visit to Oman's historic and cultured capital.
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