Very expensive but some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
Make sure you go on New Years Eve if you can.
There is something for every member of the family regardless of age.
You can feel the ROMANCE there! Fountains, fountains, and more fountains. It is an expensive country but each city has it’s own beauty to take in so see as many as possible. Italians are very picky and particular about their food.
Helsinki people are everything and anything Viking proud! The architecture is a well done blend of very old meets modern. The hop on and hop off bus is EXCELLENT!
The people are very friendly and will insist on talking to you until you understand them . The food there is FANTASTIC!!
The “thing” here….Chocolate and Beer…But not all chocolate is REAL BELGIUM chocolate. That can only be found in the small shops. Other places carry the factory made versions. Tons of churches to see and I highly recommend the Segway tours!
HOT…HOT…dry burning heat but lovely. Just remember your manners and greatly limit your “PDAs” in public. Dubai was built for Tourists and there is something to see every fine minutes. They strive to be the biggest…..the best…..the most colourful…the most and best of EVERYTHING!
Amsterdam has a nice old feel and a very strong night life.
The MUST SEEs include The Van Gogh Museum, the Heineken Museum, The Red Light District and the home of Anne Frank. Do not forget to check out all the beautiful windmills as well.
I found that St.petersburg felt a lot like Venice. A rich, old feel with canals. The food and the tours are amazing! The people there love Tourists and the entire city is a MUST DO. Small warning: A VISA is not required to take the tours but if you wish to travel outside of the designated tours then a VISA is MANDATORY.
Tallinn has a very Medieval feel to it and must be seen on foot to be truly appreciated. A very sweet place you could almost miss if you blink. So small but so worth it.
Copenhagen is like a live “Old Pioneer Village”. The Castle is a MUST see. A small warning that it is a bit expensive here.
The Museums and Opera Houses in Oslo are the MUST sees here. Also, as odd as it sounds, check out the former Olympic ski slope. The tour for it is year round.
A bustling place like New York City except it is so CLEAN you could walk barefoot. They have high end, modern technology. There is a great variety of good food and many MUST SEE museums. Then end your day by taking in some of the amazing night life.
Shop til you drop! 24 hour malls!! Many of which are specialized i.e. : clothing, electronics, etc. Very busy. Very modern with plenty of restaurants and foods to choose from. FOR THE PARENTS: Sentosa Island via ferry is the place to take the little ones.
A warm “Old European” style to it with friendly people and lovely weather.
A MUST DO is is the park Mitad el Mundo where you can stand on the Equator.
As expected there is a very active Pub life.The Guinness Brewery has a Kosher Restaurant and is a MUST DO as well as the Giant’s Causeway.
W- Korea has a water shortage.
Coffee is available in strange flavours that MUST be tried. The food looks odd but tastes amazing and for the picky people they have many American Restaurants. There are plenty of markets BUT be aware that the clothing is only available in smaller sizes.
This is a DMZ–De Militarized Zone–There is only one place through South Korea where you can go and literally just step over the border so you can say you stood in North Korea (and it was worth it). Any and all other access is denied.
I found it to be a bit of a culture shock. They are very focused, very clean people who believe everything has a purpose. they love their characters(Hello Kitty, etc.). They have a large number of ferris wheels and theme parks.
A very friendly people who believe that good food is a social MUST. The thing TO DO there is Safari but you cannot leave without seeing the Victoria Falls.
English is spoken here a little more fluently. This is another country wonderful for Safaris and they are very strict with their animal rights and protection. In fact you should always check the animal rights laws before visiting any African country as they tend to vary.
One thing to note about China is that there is NO homeless there. Also RULES ARE RULES and I STRESS this. They are a very hardworking and curious people but not overly friendly. Small warning: They think all travellers are rich. Small warning: Be careful what you are eating.Ask directly to be sure and remember they speak very, very little English.