Arts and Culture in Johannesburg (Comments Off)
Football is one of the biggest sports in the world, and in no other African city is it bigger than in Johannesburg. The pride of South Africa is the host of the 2010 World Cup. Its dedication to the sport and its prosperity may have put it in that prestigious position, but this football-crazy city is much more than just South Africa’s largest metropolitan area. It is a place where contemporary and ancient African culture converges.
Arts and Culture in Vancouver (Comments Off)
Vancouver shares a distinctly Canadian culture with the rest of the country. Located right on the tip of the state of Washington, the city is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west and mountains on the north. Named after British explorer George Vancouver, it has a distinctly international flavor, having been host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. About half of its population does not list English as their first language. Founded in 1886, Vancouver has a lot of history and culture to offer visitors.
Arts and Culture in Berlin (Comments Off)
German culture has been around for more than 2,000 years. Julius Caesar built a bridge across the Rhine, and thus first entered the country into world consciousness. However, the city of Berlin is much younger, having been founded in the 12th century. It served as the seat of the German Reich in the late 1800s, and it was the previous royal capital as well. We know it for its 20th-century structure, the Berlin Wall, which stood for 30 years, but its colorful history extends far beyond that boundary dividing East and West Germany.
Sightseeing in Berlin (Comments Off)
With a history lasting for almost a thousand years, Berlin has much to offer to the wandering traveler and the dedicated tourist. Indeed, the city has something for everybody. Students of the history of East and West Germany can go to the very symbol of the Cold War. Travelers with a more imperial taste can visit palaces which housed some of the most prestigious royal personages in the country. Nature lovers can spend an idyllic day at one of its many parks. This conglomeration of attractions makes Berlin one of the top destinations in the world.
Arts and Culture in Rome (Comments Off)
The Roman Empire lasted for almost 500 years, but the city of Rome existed before that. Legend has it that the city was named after its co-founder, Romulus, after he killed his brother Remus almost 3,000 years ago. It was the center of the known world at its peak, with an empire stretching from northern Africa and Asia in the east to Britain in the west. Even today, it holds great stature as the home of the Vatican City. Rome has indeed carved out a place for its history, its mythology, and its culture.
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