The oldest metropolis in the Americas exudes culture and history in every corner, from mansions that refer to the colonial period to the Palace of Fine Arts, imposing art nouveau construction that is the main stage of cultural manifestations of the country.
They are two zones considered Patrimony of the Humanity. The historic center houses, among other buildings, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace, with the impressive murals of Diego Rivera. Already Xochimilco, 28 km to the south, is a testimony of the Aztec ingenuity with its canals and artificial islands built in a totally unfavorable environment.
The Mexican capital bears witness to centuries of architectural design and artistic movements. The pre-Hispanic buildings of the Mexica rise from the city’s soft ground while colonial cathedrals stand fast and modern wonders such as the Museo Soumaya sparkle in the ever-present sun.
The city of Miami is world famous for its beautiful beaches and great shopping options. However, there are many other things to enjoy in the city. Among them are the bustling ballads, the artworks scattered throughout the city, the beautiful night scenery and the sporting attractions that appeal to lovers of motorsports, basketball, baseball and football.
The city today is known as the shopping paradise. But before, it was known as the Pre Paradise. That's because many Americans, as retirees, ended up adopting Miami as a vacation destination because of its hot climate all year round.
Tourism is currently a major source of income for the city.
Travel guides tend to mention only the more traditional side of the capital of Denmark, highlighting The Little Mermaid, the symbolic symbol of the city and inspired by the work of Hans Christian Andersen, alongside Christiania, the neighborhood founded by hippies with its colorful wooden houses. The Open Air Museum, one of the largest outdoor museums in the world, which recreates itself as it once lived, is another of the more mainstream attractions.
The 10-hectare botanic garden that spreads across several glass houses is another of the foreseeable attractions, such as the National Gallery of Denmark, where works from the renaissance to the present day are displayed. This museum has one of Matisse's finest collections of paintings.
Located in southern China, the cityscape of Shenzhen is where you can find some of the most modern buildings in the world. Although this area is mainly industrial, it has several tourist attractions, such as the popular Chinese culture village, a Safari Park and beach resorts. One of the most visited tourist attractions is possibly the Window of the World, which has replicas of the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids and Taj Mahal.
35 years ago, Shenzhen was little more than a small fishing village, looking across the ocean, with a certain envy of the wealthy of Hong Kong, but over the years, the small village became China's first economic zone, trying in this way to encourage entrepreneurship in the country.
The small village has grown to be a huge metropolis, making it one of the largest cities on the planet and is currently considered the heart of the technology manufacturing industry. The city now is considered the home of Hardware.
The westernmost of African cities is a vibrant and safe capital, home to not only more than three million Senegalese, but also to tens of thousands of Western expatriates - divided among United Nations agencies, embassies, multinational corporations and institutions financial institutions - who live there as if they were in Europe or the United States and, thanks to their salaries well above the national average, enjoy a wide range of restaurants, bars and terraces.
The country is mostly Muslim, its elements are extremely tolerant and a Western hardly notice the difference. The consumption of alcohol and tobacco is made clear, there are Catholic churches and Muslim men marry Christian women. Obviously there are differences: it is common to find Islamic believers washing in the streets or in the bathrooms before daily prayers - which can also be done on the street - there are mosques in all neighborhoods and in all surrounding villages. To visit, you can choose the traditional colored buses or take a taxi (there are no taximeters, you have to combine - and haggle - the price before entering the vehicle).
The lack of infrastructure and the poor state of some roads leads to chaos in traffic. But there is a good side of the coin: if you are happy to indulge in solid traces or red signs, Dakar is the right place for you. Traffic rules seem to have been made to be broken. On the other hand, if you are caught driving without a card you will be arrested. The state of most of the buildings is due to the fact that the city is still under construction and most of the companies only move forward with the works when they have money available. The price of wine also has a good explanation: the importation of alcoholic beverages pays 100% of taxes. A good reason to opt for a local beer, which looks like a refreshment, and try to fool around for a few minutes in the sweltering heat. After all, you will be in Africa. Enjoy!