Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China and the largest city proper by population in the world.
Shanghai's restaurants are among the finest in the republic of China, always offering quality food and superior service. Focusing on the traditions of Beijing, Sichuan, Hunan, Guangzhou and of course the local Benbang dishes. If visitors are homesick for Western food, this is also available in the downtown area.
Known as the Oriental Paris - Shanghai is a shopper's paradise. There are various busy commercial streets and shopping centers. One of the musts for visitors is the Nanjing Road. Huaihai Road intrigues those with modern and fashionable tastes, while North Sichuan Road meets the demands of ordinary folk. Xujiahui Shopping Center, Yuyuan Shopping City and Jiali sleepless city are also thriving and popular locations.
Shanghai is fascinating for the night owls. The Bund is an absolute must for visitors. A night cruise on the Huangpu River is highly recommended. For art lovers, Shanghai Grand Theater and Oriental Art Center will delight a visitor's taste. For those seeking relaxation, a great choice should be Hengshan Road and Xin Tian Di which are thronged with a variety of nightclubs, discos and bars
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany
Also Hamburg is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. It is also a popular tourist destinations because of its scenic beauty and unique blend of historical monuments and its well known modern pubs and nightclubs, including the world-renowned red light district, the Reeperbahn.
Despite being located near the River Elbe, some 100 kilometres from the North Sea, Hamburg is a major port city. It has the country's biggest port - the second-busiest in Europe and only the third largest in the world, after London and New York. For those who love water, ships and harbors, Hamburg is a must visit.
Hamburg is practically surrounded on all sides by water. The Alster river has been divided into two lakes that lie on either side of the city, the Binnen and Aussenalster (Inner and Outer) and the River Elbe flows right through into the North Sea. All this water means an abundance of canals, streams and bridges. In fact, it’s a little known fact that Hamburg has more bridges inside its city limits than any other city in the world and more canals than Amsterdam and Venice combined. The figure has been put somewhere around 2,300 to over 2,500 - more than London, Amsterdam and Venice put together.
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Belize is along the Caribbean coast of Central America. The first British settlement came in 1638, and the United Kingdom relinquished its last colony on the mainland of the Americas in 1981. Did you know that English is the official language, but Spanish is widely spoken. Peace and plentiful land attract refugees from troubled neighboring countries. There are tourists from around the world that flock to see Maya ruins like Altun Ha; wildlife such as jaguars, howler monkeys, and toucans; and the Western Hemisphere's longest coral reef.
Best known for its beautiful Caribbean coastline, Belize also provides a perfect setting to snorkel, and dive. Marine life is abundant here and a trip to Goff's Caye will with out a doubt provide you the opportunity to view some playful manatee in their own habitat.
The official currency of Belize is the Belizean dollar (BZD). Many stores, hotels, and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate
London: A City of Contrasts:National Gallery The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space, filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. In this very iconic art gallery you will find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs. Entry is free.Victoria and Albert Museum
celebrates art and design with more then 3,000 years worth of amazing artifacts from around the world. A real treasure trove of goodies, you never know what you'll discover next: furniture, paintings, sculpture, metalwork, and textiles, the list goes on and on. Entry is free
but special exhibitions require tickets. Tower of London
Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London
, one of the world's most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo. Gaze up at the White Tower, or just tiptoe through a medieval king's bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
, an ancient, mysterious and beautiful land, is always appealing to adventurous foreign visitors. As the third largest country in the world occupying an area of 9,600,000 sq km, it spans 62 degrees of longitude and 49 degrees of latitude. A wide variety of terrain and climate shape its numerous natural attractions. Abundant in a variety of resources, plants, animals, and minerals, the land has nurtured countless generations of Chinese people.One of China's greatest treasures is her long, rich history. As early as 1.7 million years ago, the earliest humans evolved on this land. The first dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, dates to about the 21st century BC. For 4,000 years, feudalism was the dominant economic and cultural model. Then, in 1911, the revolution led by Sun Yat-sen brought the monarchy to an end. On October 1st, 1949, PRC was founded, fully named the 'People's Republic of China'. Since then, this country has developed independently and vigorously. Most recently, reform and opening-up policy has energized life in this country.China is proud of her many people, long history, resplendent culture and distinctive customs. Among her greatest gifts to the world are the 'four great inventions' (paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass) . Chinese arts and crafts, including painting, calligraphy, operas, embroidery and silk are distinctive and unique. Martial arts, which have only recently begun to enjoy popularity in other parts of the world have been part of Chinese culture for centuries, and Chinese literature is testifies to the country's rich heritage. And, of course, there is Chinese cuisine, which has been exported to every corner of the globe.
Airport is the second busiest airport in both the United States and the world. In 2008 the airport had 881,566 aircraft operations, an average of 2,409 per day. It is the largest hub of United Airlines (whose headquarters are in downtown Chicago) and the second-largest hub of American Airlines. It is operated by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, associated with an umbrella regional authority.
The airport was constructed between 1942 and 1943 as a manufacturing plant for Douglas C-54s during World War II. The two million square-foot factory needed easy access to the workforce of the nation's then-second-largest city, as well as its extensive railroad infrastructure. Orchard Place was a small pre-existing community in the area and the airport was known during the war as Orchard Place Airport (hence the location identifier ORD). Douglas Aircraft Company's contract ended in 1945 and the facility was chosen by the City of Chicago to meet future aviation demands. Though its familiar three-letter code ORD still reflects the early identity of the airport, it was renamed in 1949, after Lieutenant Commander Edward "Butch" O'Hare, a World War II flying ace. The first commercial passenger flights were started there in 1955 and an international terminal was built in 1958, but the majority of domestic traffic did not move from Midway until completion of a 1962 expansion at O'Hare. The arrival of Midway's former traffic instantly made O'Hare the new World's Busiest Airport, serving 10 million passengers annually. In 1997, annual passenger volume reached 70 million; it is now approaching 80 million.
Beginning Nov. 20, 2013 JetBlue will add nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare and San Juan
, Puerto Rico. The carrier will operate one daily round-trip flight on Airbus A320 jets.
The route will be JetBlue's third from Chicago, adding to the airline's nonstop service to its main hubs at New York JFK and Boston.
Of JetBlue's 14 San Juan routes, ten are to cities on the U.S. mainland: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford (Conn.), Jacksonville (Fla.), New York JFK, Newark Liberty, Orlando, Tampa, Washington Reagan National and West Palm Beach. JetBlue also flies from San Juan on four intra-Caribbean routes: St. Maarten, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic), and to the Virgin Island destinations of St. Thomas, and St. Croix.
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Orlando is a world-renowned destination, Central Florida is the place to make all of your vacation dreams come true. Of course, it is beloved for its theme parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando and many others. But it also beckons with world-class resorts, shopping opportunities for every budget, all-season golf courses, and some of the most enticing dining opportunities on the planet. Less known but equally inviting are the downtown sections of Orlando itself and many nearby towns in Central Florida – places that celebrate public art and take pride in offering a myriad of cultural opportunities. Head to Orlando – bring the family.
With more than 170 golf courses, over 20 golf academies and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments, Orlando is a true golfer's paradise. Take it from the professionals: In addition to being home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world, Orlando was voted the "North American Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators in 2010. And with a multitude of stunning courses designed by the fampous likes of Nicklaus, Dye, and Fazio, Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience hard to find anywhere else.