During our first visit to Japan, my wife and I marveled at the countless temples, shrines and other historic structures In Kyoto, which have embellished the city since it was the country’s capital from the 8th to mid-19th century. In Tokyo, we delighted in discovering gems from the height of its historic “Edo” period (15th to 19th centuries) which are hidden beneath the veneer of a bustling ultra-modern city.
Many visitors are drawn to Nova Scotia history and nature. The rugged Atlantic coastline is pocked by inlets and bays that are overlooked by tiny fishing villages. The interior changes from forests to low hills to lake settings. And that’s just for starters. Visitors also are immersed in a tableau of fascinating history and an intriguing mix of cultures.
The list of “its” in Queens is long, varied and full of welcome surprises. For many, when exploring the world in Queens, the most appealing attraction is the fact that in ethnic diversity, Queens ranks first among counties in the United States and among urban areas throughout the world.
Most people who visit the Czech Republic confine their stay to Prague, its majestic capital – and with good reason. “The city of a hundred spires” not only challenges the likes of Paris in its beauty, it also boasts a history that stretches back over a millennium, along with one of the most vibrant cultural settings in all of Europe. But, there is far more.
This Rooms to Explore feature focuses upon places to stay throughout the country and the world that become part of a visit to a destination. This segment features Kura Hulanda in Curacao. These are hotels, inns and other accommodations that help to bring the local history, culture and lifestyle alive in a very meaningful way […]