Ni Hou! and it’s time for an all-China face off with two of the biggest Chinese cities there are – the capital Beijing and the metropolis of Shanghai. Both are great destinations, and actually completely different cities. There’s around 1,200 kilometres between these two cities, but what sets them apart from each other and which is the better city to visit?
Today I’m reaching back into the recent past, 2019, with two cities I visited in the same trip, Seville and Porto, to see how these two pretty great cities to visit compare against each other. One has ties with a Moorish past, bull fighting and one of the largest cathedrals in the world, the other is famous for its wine and for a magnificent two-story bridge, and also for just being one of the nicest cities in Europe. BUT – they can’t both win!
In one corner today, we have a heavyweight champion of North Asia, the Japanese capital – destination Tokyo! In the other corner, weighing far less but yet packing quite a punch, a medieval city in the Baltics, capital of Estonia, the charming Tallinn. Yep – today’s City Rumble match up is between two very different places, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a walk over.
Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, a city with a bit of modernism about it, a bit of the ancient, and a bit of Russification courtesy of the years spent as a member state of the Soviet Union. The opponent? Well, it's Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.
It’s time for another rumble royale! And today, we are headed to the Middle East and to South Asia as the combatants this time round are (drum roll) – Dubai and Mumbai!
The second round of City Rumble has begun, and we start with a real hum-dinger! It’s Singapore and London, London and Singapore – one the capital of the United Kingdom, home to Buckingham Palace, steeped in centuries of history. The other was colonised by the British, and even today you can still see reminders of its colonial past
Hi all! We've arrived in Porto this afternoon and we headed out for dinner. Porto at night is.. not too bad at all so I thought I would share a couple of photos with you. Thanks for stopping by! May the Journey Never End!
How do you feel about big cities? I mean, cities that are in some way or form pretty much monolithic? As travellers, we inevitably end up visiting big cities despite how we might or might not feel about the experience. Even if the ultimate goal is not to go to the ‘big city’ of a …
South America is a place of wild contrasts, from the Galapagos islands, to the Salt Flats in Bolivia, the Amazon forest (which hopefully is going to be alright!) to mountains, flats, waterfalls and so much more all supplied by nature. One thing is for sure though, it is not short on huge cities. From my …
Yes, another Sunday, another ‘Spotlight’, and today we’re heading to Georgia and its second (or maybe third) city of Batumi. It sits on the eastern edge of the Black Sea, and has a population of 155,000 or so (so not particularly big). However, it is pretty much Georgia’s second city, and it is by far …