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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

  • 06 Dec 2017
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Exploring the secrets of Matanzas

Not many know it but Matanzas once was one of Cuba's most avant-garde and rich regions. It's the birthplace of Cuban rumba as we know it, with a French accent in some areas, American in others and an architecture that whilst somewhat neglected is worthy of admiration. Here I give you the main reasons why you mustn't overlook this Cuban city while on your way to Varadero's dreamy beaches. Matanzas is experiencing a revival, now is the time to get to know it.
  • 18 Aug 2017
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Incredible Ayutthaya - a daytrip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya was once one of the world's wealthiest cities. Founded in 1350, it was capital of Siam for more than 400 years and was home to more than a million citizens. In the 16th 17th centuries, merchants from across the globe were in awe of this major international trading port, with its 400-plus gilded temples and elaborate palace buildings.
  • 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.
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