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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon

One of Europe’s greatest hidden gems, Lisbon is a city of spectacular natural beauty, wondrous architecture and vast history. From its perch...

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Monaco city, Monaco

Monaco

Monaco is one of the world's most sought-after addresses. Nestled between France and Italy, the city-state bristles with towers made of...

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Andorra-la-Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella

Andorra la Vella is the nerve center of Andorra, a mini country wedged between Spain and France. The capital is a major commercial center...

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Bucarest, Romania

Bucharest

Bucharest is a somewhat perplexing city, made of a mismatch of eras. It is where the brutal rebuilding phase of Ceausescu is still evident...

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Brussels Belgium

Brussels

Brussels is a city with dual personalities. It is where Flemish meets French, hip meets historic and beautiful meets bizarre. The Belgian capital...

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin

When it comes to European capitals, Berlin is a real scene-stealer, mixing glmor with grit, top museums with underground clubs and ethnic...

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Athens Greece

Athens

Europe's oldest city, Athens, charms visitors with its relaxed atmosphere, vibrant street life and incredible monuments, museums and sights.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam

Other major European capitals are defined by their ornate palaces and grand estates, but in Amsterdam, the joy is in the details. In the capital...

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest

Nestled by the western Buda Hills, the eastern Great Plains and the unbelievably romantic Danube River, Budapest is easily one central...

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern

The origins of Bern date back to the 12th century, and much of the city's medieval architecture remains well-preserved today, giving the...

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Rome, Italy

Rome

One of Europe's great cities, Rome is a bustling, vibrant metropolis that effortlessly pairs history with contemporary style. It is the city...

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast

Belfast has transformed itself from a city to avoid to a bustling, hip and cosmopolitan destination. The once bombs-and-bullets pariah is...

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau

Chisinau is a funky city where traffic is dominated by shiny BMWs, young people strut down the boulevards in the latest fashions, and locals...

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Paris, capital city of France

Paris

There are few cities on earth that capture the imaginations and hearts of travelers like Paris. The French capital is at once historic, modern...

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade

Nestled between the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is a gem of a city full of passion, finesse and grandiosity. The heart of the city is...

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Kiev Ukraine

Kiev

Kiev tends to surprise first-time visitors expecting an imposing, Soviet-style city with more concrete than trees. There are, of course, plenty...

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Few of the world's cities mix the past and present as effortlessly and beautifully as Vienna. The historical facade of the city is characterized...

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Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff

Shaped in the 19th century, Cardiff's architectural legacy mixes neoclassical elegance with colorful kitsch. Once dull and industrial, the city...

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San Marino, San Marino

San Marino

San Marino was founded in 301 AD, making it the oldest republic in the world. It is also the third-smallest state in Europe with an area of just...

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Vatican City, Vatican

Vatican City

It may be the smallest sovereign state in the world, comprising less than a half square kilometer, but Vatican City has enormous appeal for...

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki

Dynamic and exciting, Helsinki is a sea town at heart, marked by bays, inlets and a smattering of islands. The capital has a friendly energy...

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid

Madrid has many calling cards: relentless nightlife, exceptional live music, astonishing art galleries, fine tapas bars and restaurants...

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Bratislava is a delightful mix of new, old and downright historic. The city center is criss-crossed with winding cobblestoned roads, candy-colored...

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh

Edinburgh mesmerizes, transfixes and seduces visitors with it exhilarating atmosphere and scenic beauty. The capital is intimately entwined...

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Moscow Russia

Moscow

Moscow is a city of vitality and bustling creative energy. All facets of contemporary culture in the Russian capital reflect this innovation – from...

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta

Known for its architectural beauty and massive fortifications, the small capital city of Valletta is one of the world's most highly-concentrated...

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw

Gdansk has the glittering seashore, and Krakow has undeniable beauty, but the Polish capital of Warsaw is the country's most cultured...

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an intriguing destination for the curious traveler. The British territory is only 6.8 square kilometers, making it easy to explore on foot...

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk

Minsk is a mind-blowing city that can only be described as communist chic. The capital feels more Soviet than European, locals still talk...

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica

Podgorica is the largest city and capital of Montenegro. More than 150,000 people call the city home, and the area has been inhabited since...

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Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia

Nicosia is an enticing city and the cultural heart of Cyprus. Divided between the Republican South and the Turkish-occupied North, the city...

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo

Surrounded by woodland and fjords, Oslo is like being in a whole other world. The easy-going city and Norwegian capital is like many...

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

Stockholm is easily one of the world's most beautiful capitals. It is where terracotta and saffron-hued buildings shimmer under the blue skies...

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius

Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, is a bewitchingly beautiful city that seduces travelers with its enchanting Old World charm. The attractive...

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo

As you explore Sarajevo, you may find yourself wondering how a people who have suffered so much created such a vibrant, vivacious city...

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Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina

A bustling capital with an international vibe, Pristina is filled with personnel from foreign agencies. The capital of Kosovo accommodates...

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of the coolest, most exciting and most cosmopolitan cities in Scandinavia, and the Danish capital is truly blossoming...

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb

Zagreb combines a vibrant, modern energy with plenty of old-world charm and graciousness. The town center is full of elegant Austro-Hungarian...

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Luxembourg city, Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Exploring Luxembourg City is like walking through a storybook. The capital is a dramatically beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site...

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia

One of Europe's oldest cities, Sofia is where the Middle East and Asia meet Central and Western Europe. Red Army monuments, domed cathedrals...

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik

Reykjavik romances visitors with its bewitching mixture of big-city excitement and village vibe. During the summer, sunlight shines on the...

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Riga, Latvia

Riga

Riga's big-city vibe makes it the shining metropolitan star of the Baltics. The Latvian capital is vibrant and funky, pulsating with a magnetic...

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague

Prague really has something for everyone. It's beauty rivals even Paris, its history spans a millennium and its home to some of the best...

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein, the sixth-smallest country in the world. At just 6 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers long, the principality...

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Ljubljana Slovenia

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a true gem of a city, crowned by a hilltop castle and sitting on the banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River. The small...

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Dublin Irland

Dublin

Dublin is a small capital has a big personality. The perfectly landscaped parks and elegant Georgian architecture will make your head turn...

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Douglas, Isle of Man

Douglas

The Isle of Man has long been a haven for wealthy Brits and fans of Tourist Trophy (TT) motorbike racing, but its capital city of Douglas offers...

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana

A conglomeration of communist, Ottoman and Italian influences, the Albanian capital of Tirana is always evolving. Once dull and grey, the...

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen is the capital and sole city in Svalbard, a wondrous archipelago and one of the world's most spectacular places.

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London United kingdom

London

Rich with history, culture and spectacular architecture, there’s really no other place in the world quite like London. The capital city of the...

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Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

Saint Peter Port

Saint Peter Port is one of the most beautiful harbor towns in all of Europe. The capital of Guernsey has been a busy port since...

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Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje

Skopje is the epitome of an Eastern European city. The skyline is largely made by housing blocks from the Communist era, the city's palette...

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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Tórshavn

Tórshavn's story began centuries ago, when the Faroe Islands were first discovered by Vikings from Western Norway.

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn

Tallinn is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe thanks to its blend of modern and medieval. In the Estonian capital, carved stone walls...

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Saint Helier, Jersey

Saint Helier

Saint Helier treats visitors to an interesting blend of French and English influences, a lovely coastal landscape and a mild climate.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan

Many visitors come to Bandar Seri Begawan expecting an extravagant mini-Dubai, but the capital city of Brunei is actually quite unassuming.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Once dominated by rudimentary huts, coral buildings and desert. Today, city has grown to one of the world's richest cities travel destinations.

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Singapore Singapore

Singapore

Once dismissed as bland and tasteless, Singapore has evolved into one of Southeast Asia's most enjoyable cities. From its past as a colonial...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

Once nothing more than a dusty, desert outpost, Riyadh has blossomed into one of the most influential and intriguing cities in the Middle...

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Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana

Astana is a new capital with a long history. Although the city was founded in 1830, it did not become the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997...

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Bangkok,  Thailand

Bangkok

The close quarters of Bangkok mean that most of life is conducted right out in the open, on the streets. This makes the Thai capital a...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo

The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo combines a dizzying array of cultures and colors, creating an exhilarating atmosphere that charms even...

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Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad

Modern Iraq was born from ancient Mesopotamia, nestled in the fertile valleys created by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The country's...

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Amman, Jordan

Amman

Amman is a city with split personalities. In Eastern Amman, conservative and Islamic ideals rule over locals living just steps away from...

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat

Ashgabat is Turkmenistan's showcase city, where shimmering gold domes top extravagant marble palaces and manicured gardens burst into...

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Ankara, Turkey

Ankara

Once a small, unassuming capital, Ankara has since blossomed to become a truly international city with an air of sophistication that...

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut

What Beirut is depends mostly on where you are within the Lebanese capital. If you are exploring the vibrant, hip and young neighborhoods...

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Dili, East Timor

Dili

Amid the crowded refugee camps and burnt-old buildings in Dili lie charming neighborhoods where frangipani trees shed colorful flowers...

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei

Taipei went from one of Asia's ugliest ducklings to one of its most loveable, dynamic and exciting cities in just a short period. Once overly...

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat

Muscat is unlike any other capital in the region. There are only a few high-rise blocks, and the streets are spotlessly clean. The whimsically...

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Male, Maldives

Male

Malé is both a city and an island, combining cosmopolitan style with laid-back islander roots. Candy-colored skyscrapers dominate the...

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo

Tokyo is a fast-paced city with an almost manic energy. The city is constantly changing, as the local obsession with newness makes fashions...

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta

Jakarta is a sprawling city of surprises. The facade is made of shabby slums, glass towers and concrete slabs, but underneath that is a sizzling...

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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an intoxicating, exhilarating city. Traffic buzzes around the narrow winding streets next to rickshaws, rice and chili are laid...

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Beijing, China

Beijing

Beijing is both one of China's most modern, aspiring cities and a true ancient citadel. The architecture of the capital reflects every major...

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka

Dhaka is a frenzied city that bubbles over with energy. A true melting pot, the diverse capital throbs with culture, color and art. No matter...

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe

One of the most attractive cities in all of Central Asia, Dushanbe sits against a backdrop of mountains and is dotted with candy-colored...

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Damascus, Syria

Damascus

Damascus is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and legend say that the Prophet Mohammed refused to enter the Syrian capital...

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Kuwai, City Kuwait

Kuwait City

Sophisticated and interesting, Kuwait City is marked by excellent museums, eclectic souqs and malls, a world-class aquarium and stunning...

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul

Kabul was left on life-support when the Taliban fled after the post-911 bombing campaign led by the United States. Reduced to rubble, the Afghani...

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek

Bishkek is a young capital, but it makes up for what it lacks in historical sites with plenty of parks, museums and monuments. The walkable...

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Manila, Philippines

Manila

The jovial, laid-back energy of the Philippines is alive and well in Manila. The capital is a teeming metropolis that seems to always be growing...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh

When most travelers think of Phnom Penh, their minds instantly fill with images of the exotic. They think of monks adorned in fluttering...

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama

Manama literally means “Sleeping Place,” but the Bahraini capital is always lively. Visitors flock to the city on the weekends for off-duty...

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi

New Delhi is a multidimensional metropolis sprinkled with glittering gems. The city's sometimes gritty surface gives way to magnificent...

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Hong-Kong, China

Hong Kong

Navigating the tightly-packed sidewalks of Hong Kong, you will be met at each turn with steam-filled canteens, bright neon signage...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is not just an amazing capital city; the modern metropolis is a thriving monument to the determination and ingenuity that...

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Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi

Hanoi effortlessly blends new Asia's dynamic face with the exotic vibe of old Asia. The modern and the medieval co-exist beautifully on...

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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan

Yerevan is a laid-back capital that sometimes feels like it is on a permanent holiday. Locals saunter down the main boulevards in the latest...

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran

Tehran is where the past and present collide. A dynamic, loud, chaotic and cutting edge city, the Iranian capital is home to 15 million people...

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Doha, Qatar

Doha

If you ask Qataris which area of their homeland they are most proud of, the answer will be unanimous. The capital of Doha is a source of...

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Sana'a, Yemen

Sana'a

Mystical, romantic and endlessly enchanting, Sana'a is one of the greatest treasures of Arabia. It is also one of the world's oldest cities...

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Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad

A proud showcase of planning and government, Islamabad is laid out in a grid pattern marked by broad avenues, green open spaces, amazing...

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang

Thanks to the persistent efforts of the Korean Workers' Party, Pyongyang is one of the world's strangest capitals. A thick mist often covers...

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Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw is a new capital; so young, in fact that you will not find much information about it in any travel guides. Built from scratch in...

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

For more than 3,000 years, Jerusalem has dazzled and inspired visitors. You will leave the city speechless whether it is your first visit...

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar is an enormous city characterized by a bohemian counter-culture, pulsating commerce and thriving nightlife. New buildings are...

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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku

Baku is easily the most cosmopolitan city in the Caucasus. There are few cities that are evolving as quickly as the Azeri capital, where East...

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the economic, cultural, political and social heart of Georgia. It is where Georgians gravitate when they seek excitement and action...

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent

Tashkent is a charmer, but visitors must penetrate its outer skin to uncover its true personality. On the surface, the capital of Uzbekistan...

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Macau region  of China

Macau

Macau is a city with a split personality. One is defined by churches, fortresses, Chinese culture and Portuguese influences; the other is the...

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul

Called the “miracle on the Han River,” Seoul has emerged like a phoenix from the destruction of the Korean War. The 600-year-old capital has...

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Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu

Visitors approach Thimphu from a single-lane road that winds around bending curves, each one delivering a glimpse of the capital. The...

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Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane

Delightfully friendly and abundantly beautiful, Vientiane is somewhere between a diminutive city and a large town. Crumbling French mansions...

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Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire

Yamoussoukro

Yamoussoukro is one of the most bizarre modern cities on the planet. The capital of Cote d'Ivoire is a sprawling grid of paved streets, but...

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Brazzaville, Congo

Brazzaville

Low-key and unassuming, Brazzaville was founded in 1880 by a Franco-Italian explorer named Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, and the city still...

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Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja

Abuja is quickly becoming one of Africa's most exuberant cities. The purpose-built capital is in the heart of the Nigeria, a neutral location...

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Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara

Asmara is a diamond of a city. The sun shines down on its peaceful neighborhoods for eight straight months of the year, and the streets are...

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Conakry, Guinea

Conakry

Conakry is a spirited city. Friendly, musical, colorful and a bit wild, the capital is the epitome of African flavor. Subtle charms enchant visitors...

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Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, known to locals as just “Addis,” is a quickly-evolving city whose recent economic growth is one of Africa's greatest success stories

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Bamako, Mali

Bamako

There are plenty of reasons to love Bamako. The capital of Mali is always buzzing with activity. Colorful markets spill into the streets, great...

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Accra, capital city of Ghana

Accra

Since its founding in the 17th century, Accra has grown into a buzzing capital city known for its rich Western-style buildings and friendly...

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Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown

For many visitors, Freetown feels more welcoming than other large cities in West Africa, perhaps due to its beautiful setting and welcoming...

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Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaounde

Yaoundé stands out from other West African capitals because of its lush green and hilly setting. The air is also cooler in the city because it...

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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar

Dakar is brimming with life, from its exuberant markets to its bustling streets and festive cultural scene. The Senegalese capital is home to...

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Lomé, Togo

Lomé

Once known as the Paris of West Africa, Lomé is one of the continent's most charming cities. Attractive and safe, the capital of Togo is...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania's and the country's capital, but it feels more like a quaint village. The down-to-earth city is...

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N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena

N'Djamena is a city of contrasts. The capital of Chad is quickly growing, and estimates project the population to double to over two...

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Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia

Sprawled over the narrow peninsula formed by the sea and the Mesurado River, the Liberian capital of Monrovia is recovering from the...

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Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo

Nearly every corner of Antananarivo seems to bustle with activity. Motorcycles whiz down the crowded streets, slicing through a sea of bodies...

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Moroni, Comoros

Moroni

Moroni makes visitors feel like they are in an entirely different world. A romanticised Arabia where the air is heavy, the capital of...

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Niamey, Niger

Niamey

Niamey lies on the lush shores of the Niger River. The capital is refreshing, and visitors can immerse themselves in the busy markets, take...

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Porto Novo, Benin

Porto Novo

Porto-Novo was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and the capital still retains much of that influence. It is the second largest...

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Luanda, Angola

Luanda

Perched on the Atlantic coastline, Luanda's spectacular setting matches its exotic atmosphere. Since Angola gained independence over...

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Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka

The small Zambian capital of Lusaka is a delightful mix of traditional African style and modern influences. Although the city does...

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Banjul, Gambia

Banjul

Banjul is one of the best examples of urban Africa. The sand-blown streets play host to colorful markets and fading colonial buildings, and...

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Algiers, Algeria

Algiers

The whitewashed city of Algiers is a big, bustling destination on the dazzling Mediterranean coast. The thousand-year old city was a thriving...

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Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare

In many ways, Harare is an atypical African capital, influenced more by its Western history than by its West African roots. You will find...

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Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui

Founded by the French in 1880, Bangui is reminiscent of its founders' aesthetics. A bustling central market is the heart of the city, and all the...

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Kampala, Uganda

Kampala

Confident and compelling, Kampala is Uganda's center of intellectual excellence, commercial activity and political intrigue. Although deeply...

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Praia, Cape Verde

Praia

Praia is the busiest city in Cape Verde and has been its capital since 1770. Located on Santiago Island’s southern end, the city has good...

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa

Kinshasa is a sprawling city home to more than six million people. Built on the Congo River's banks, the city is a huge metropolis defined...

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Maseru, Lesotho

Maseru

Maseru has always been one of Africa's quieter cities, but the capital of Lesotho has rapidly expanded in recent years. Today, the city is...

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Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura

Bujumbura is as exotic as its name sounds. The Burundian capital sits on the shores of Lake Tanganyika surrounded by looming mountains...

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Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo

Maputo is undeniably one of the most attractive capitals in all of Africa. Trees line the avenues, cafes spill out onto the sidewalks and...

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Guine Bissau, Bissau

Bissau

In comparison to many other African cities, Bissau is a quiet capital. The city lacks the chaotic hustle and bustle of other capitals, offering a...

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Jamestown, Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Jamestown

If you are looking for isolation, there are few better places to go than Jamestown, the capital of St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension. The...

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat

Rabat has all the cosmopolitan chic of Casablanca minus the frantic pace and gritty atmosphere. Well-kept and quite European, the city is...

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo

The choreographed chaos of Cairo often hits first-time visitors like a ton of bricks. The capital is vibrant jumble of sounds, sights and smells...

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Mbabane, Swaziland

Mbabane

Relaxing but nondescript, Mbabane is a great place to recharge and unwind against the picturesque setting in the Diangeni Hills...

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Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe

Lilongwe is a pleasant little city with a vibe that is more sleepy than spectacular, making it a nice break from exploring other larger cities...

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Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti

The city of Djibouti is little more than a ramshackle port village, where the paint is peeling off colonial buildings and modern structures...

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Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali

Rwanda's nickname is the “Land of Eternal Spring,” and the capital city of Kigali fits the bill. The small but attractive city sprawls over...

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Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum

Khartoum is one of Central Africa's most modern cities. Built where the Blue and White Niles join, the city boasts high-rise buildings, paved...

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Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria

For such a young city, Pretoria has a remarkable amount of history. The administrative capital of South Africa was once the headquarters...

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou, or as the locals simply call it, Ouaga, is a truly African capital. Although it is the political center of one of the world's poorest...

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Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria

Victoria is the main commercial, economic, cultural and political hub of the Seychelles, but the capital retains a charming provincial...

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Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone

Fifty years ago, Gaborone was a dusty one-horse town with little character. Today, it is a continually-growing city that is home to over...

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Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu

Since its founding in the 17th century, Accra has grown into a buzzing capital city known for its rich Western-style buildings and friendly...

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Libreville, Gabon

Libreville

A city of contrasts, Libreville is glitzy in some areas and ramshackle in others. The beaches are lined with high-rise hotels, expats from...

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Nouackhott, Mauritania

Nouakchott

Founded after independence in 1960, Nouakchott is the sprawling capital of Mauritania. The intriguing city is short on traditional tourist...

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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Malabo

The first things visitors see when they fly into Malabo are the coastal refineries, tankers and oil platforms that surround the capital's...

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Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis

In the shadows of the Pieter Both and Le Pouce mountain peaks lies Port Louis, the capital, economic hub and largest city in Mauritius...

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Hargaisa, Somaliland

Hargeisa

More than 1.2 million people call Hargeisa home. The capital of Somaliland is safe, peaceful and growing rapidly since Somalia's collapse...

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi

Long a jumping-off point for safaris for adventurers like Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt, Nairobi remains the first stop for...

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Juba, Sudan

Juba

Juba is the capital of South Sudan and one of the world's most quickly growing cities. South Sudan is rapidly developing thanks to an abundance of...

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São Tomé, São Tomé e Principe

São Tomé

São Tomé Town is the capital of the second smallest nation in Africa, but the paradisiacal town has a big personality. Surrounded by...

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Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli

From its setting on one of the best natural harbors in North Africa, Tripoli exuded an exotic Arabic-Islamic flavor peppered with Mediterranean...

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Mamoudzou, Mayotte

Mamoudzou

The Mayotte Islands are known for their breathtaking natural splendor and unique plant and animal life. The capital of Mamoudzou lies on the...

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Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis

Tunis is the best introduction to Tunisia, where Eastern and Western influences collide to create one of the region's most interesting cities...

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Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek

The German-influenced city of Windhoek is the capital and commercial nerve center of Namibia. Set in the Central Highlands, the city's...

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Nuku'Alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa

Nuku'alofa is where old and new Tonga meet. The city challenges all preconceptions of a South Pacific idyll. It is the first place most...

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South Tarawa, Kiribati

South Tarawa

South Tarawa is the capital of Kiribati, a scattered group of islands in Micronesia. The capital's island, Tarawa, lacks the luxury of...

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Saipan Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan

Saipan is an inexpensive slice of exotica, known for its indigenous charm, affordable accommodations and intensely beautiful beaches...

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Ngerulmud, Palau

Ngerulmud

Ngerulmud is the young capital of Palau, established in 2006 when the government moved its offices from Koror, the former capital. Located...

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Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua

The Cook Islands are a dream come true for any traveler who has fantasized about escaping from the modern world's hustle and bustle.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila

The beauty of Port Vila puts other Oceanic capitals to shame. The city was built around Vila Bay, and the French atmosphere provided by...

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Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro

Once called “the pearl of the Pacific” by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Majuro Atoll is one of the greatest treasures of the Marshall Islands...

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Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island

Flying Fish Cove

Christmas Island is an impressive feat of nature full of natural wonders including red crab migrations, exotic birds and wonderfully deserted...

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Yaren, Nauru

Yaren

The South Pacific island of Nauru is the smallest independent republic in the world, and it takes under an hour to...

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Palikir, Micronesia

Palikir

Palikir is the relatively understated capital of the Federal States of Micronesia. Located on the island of Pohnpei, the city is short on traditional...

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby

Port Moresby greets visitors to Papua New Guinea with interesting cultural displays, impressive buildings, charming gardens and a...

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara

Honiara is a city looking optimistically toward the future. Ethnic tensions and civil unrest rocked the capital of the Solomon Islands between...

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Canberra, Australia

Canberra

Cradled by mountains and bushland hills, Canberra is more than just the political heart of Australia. The liberal city is also where national...

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Apia, Samoa

Apia

Apia is a small capital surrounded with tropical grandeur. Hugged by sublime beaches, craggy lava cliffs and verdant conservation areas...

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Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands

Adamstown

If your idea of a perfect vacation is truly “getting away from it all,” there is probably no destination on Earth better than Adamstown...

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Hagåtña, Guam

Hagåtña

Once somewhat a Pacific theme park for tourists from Japan, Guam and its capital of Hagåtña are in the middle of a tourism overhaul. The...

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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti

Funafuti is an atoll that contains the capital of Tuvalu, a group of South Pacific islands known not for their spectacular cities, but instead...

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Suva, Fiji

Suva

Suva is an urban milieu of cultures and ethnicities. In the downtown district, modern shopping plazas sit side by side with colonial...

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Papeete, French Polynesia - Tahiti‎

Papeete

Apia is a small capital surrounded with tropical grandeur. Hugged by sublime beaches, craggy lava cliffs and verdant conservation areas...

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Alofi, Niue

Alofi

The most important thing to pack for a trip to Alofi is a sense of adventure. The capital is the gateway to Niue, where the rocky coast is dotted...

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Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna

Mata-Utu

Traveling to Mata-Utu, the capital of the Polynesian islands of Wallis and Futuna, is like traveling to an entirely different world

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Kingston, Norfolk-Island

Kingston

Norfolk Island is where you can really immerse yourself in rich layers of history, culture, creative expression and nature. The tiny island is only...

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago

Pago Pago is the stunningly beautiful capital of American Samoa, a chain of seven islands in the South Pacific. The city...

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington

Hugged by picturesque hillsides and a magnificent harbor, Wellington is New Zealand's most appealing city. Although its rival, Auckland, has...

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Nouméa, New Caledonia

Nouméa

New Caledonia is a little slice of France in the Pacific. The capital city of Nouméa has the atmosphere of the French Riviera but also...

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West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands

West Island

West Island is one of the only two inhabited Cocos Keeling Islands. The remaining 27 islands are some of the last unspoilt paradises...

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