Los Angeles has littered the world with its paraphernalia. LA may be a figment of its own imagination, but if you long to stand in the footsteps of stars and breathe their hallowed air, you’ve come to the right place. Starlit and moonstruck, LA beguiles scores of curious tourists, hopeful starlets and wannabe rock musicians each day.
Chicago is a city that wears its American heart proudly on its sleeve. The city’s diverse ethnic mix has built a city with an unrivalled tradition of jazz and blues, an astonishing architecture, an appetite for hearty food, award-winning newspapers, universities full of Nobel laureates and some of the most die-hard sports fans you’ll ever meet.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo shares borders with Chiba prefecture to the east along the Edogawa River, Yamanashi to the west along a mountain range, Kanagawa in the south along the Tamagawa River, and Saitama in the north.
London is the capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, and the largest city in Western Europe. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of roughly 7.5 million people although the figure of over 14 million for the city’s total metropolitan area more accurately reflects London’s size and importance.
Milan, located in the northernmost Lombardy region, has had an eclectic history of rulers (Roman, Spanish, Austrian, etc.) due to its proximity to the rest of Europe and is therefore far more independently spirited and multicultural than the southern Italian peninsula.
Hong Kong is home to over 7 million people. It is a major trading and banking center and has the most liberal economy on the planet. Hong Kong is also a great tourist destination for there are many things to do and see.
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People’s Republic of China. It was also the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911.
Frankfurt, Germany enjoys the prestige of being known as a major business and economic hub not only for Germany but for Europe as a whole. Frankfurt houses the second largest commercial airport in Europe and is a major hub for train rails.
Compared with other cities in the West, Las Vegas is a relatively recent arrival. It was founded in 1905, and for many years it was merely a small settlement in the middle of the desert.
Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is – with 2.2 million people living in zone 1 (Central Paris) and another 9.9 million people in the suburbs (la banlieue) – one of the largest cities in Europe.