Canada

London, Ontario

A- Overview: This region of south-central Ontario (midway between Toronto and Windsor) was modeled after the best of London, England. Therefore, London has its own Thames River, and nearby Stratford, the namesake of Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon has its own internationally acclaimed theater festival and its own Avon River. Many of the attractions in London are connected to local history. Fanshawe Pioneer Village is a re-creation of a…


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Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia

A- Overview: Many visitors take advantage of Vancouver’s beautiful seaside, wide-open spaces and mountain backdrop. Named after Royal Navy captain, George Vancouver, the history of this city, from the cobblestone late-Victorian Gastown, exotic Chinatown and the sleek modern buildings of downtown, is quite evident. The ocean and mountains create a dramatic contrast with downtown’s shiny towers of commerce. The two official languages of Canada are English and French;…

Canada

Montreal, Quebec

A- Overview: Montréal is a modern and colorful city offering the perfect blend of historic buildings, modern structures, and skyscrapers. Below the ground, another city exists, where extremes of heat and cold are unknown. To the west and north of downtown are mainly English speaking commercial and residential neighborhoods, centered around Westmount. To the east and north are French speaking quartiers, notably Outremount and Plateau Mont-Royal. In between…

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Canada, Others

Niagara Falls, Ontario

A- Overview: The majestic rumble of the falls can be heard from miles away, but the sight itself never fails to cause the viewer to pause and gaze in wonder at the 600,000 gallon per second mass of hissing, frothing water crashing over a 170 foot cliff amid huge clouds of spray and mist. The Canadian Falls, is also called the Horseshoe Falls (because of its shape). A…

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Switzerland

Saint Moritz, Switzerland

A- Overview: St. Moritz is one of the most famous resorts in the world. This fashionable and opulent village with a cosmopolitan ambience, is located at an altitude of 6000 feet above sea level in the heart of the Engadin valley, surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks of the Swiss alps. The sun shines on St. Moritz an average of 322 days a year (more than anywhere else…

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Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

A- Overview: Zürich is a stunningly beautiful city that circles around the northern end of Zürichsee (Lake Zurich), from which the Limmat River flows, bisecting the city. In the distance, magnificent snow-clad peaks overlook the waters of the lake, and the shores are dotted with stately 19th century mansions. Its charming Old Town, comprising a substantial part of the city center, is filled with beautifully restored historic buildings…

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Others, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

A- Overview: Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan and economically active city in Spain, and has always managed to stay ahead or abreast of the latest international trends. This is evident in the architecture, which so accurately reflects the zest for life of this city of vivid colors and boundless energy. Barcelona is stretched out on a plain next to the Mediterranean sea in the very north of the…

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Europe, Spain

Madrid, Spain

A- Overview: As a tourist destination, Madrid is filled with fascinating areas to explore. There are the wide, gracefully tree lined major avenues and boulevards, the trendy and cosmopolitan buildings, and, in contrast, the old areas that twist and wind with quaint streets and cozy cafes. Together, these combine to provide many days of discovery of the treasured past and the exciting present of Madrid. Madrid is located…

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Poland

Krakow, Poland

A- Overview: Ask a Pole which city a visitor should choose first, and the answer will no doubt be Krakow. At the pinnacle of Polish culture and heritage, Krakow enchants visitors from the moment they arrive. Krakow was the Capital of Poland until the end of the 16th century. During its 500-year reign, Krakow accumulated some of the most eclectic, romantic, and strikingly beautiful architecture in Europe. It…

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Italy

Naples, Italy

A- Overview: Naples is a city of warmth and enthusiasm. Its ambience is passionate and intense. In fact, Naples retains a reputation as the most vibrant city in Italy. Naples stretches out along the scenic Bay of Naples from Piazza Garibaldi in the east to Mergellina in the west. At its back is lofty Vomero Hill. From Stazione Centrale, on Piazza Garibaldi, Corso Umberto I (known as the…

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