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Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Hout Bay is basically Eden. This ecological utopia has everything a nature lover could want, from imposing mountains and miraculous views (check out the Twelve Apostles range) to World of Birds, the largest bird park in Africa, home to 3,000 birds...
Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This is the view that you'll be treated to while climbing to the summit of Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa. The ever-stunning Table Mountain is just to the left of this perspective and as you head up the climb, you'll soon be facing Robben...
Place du Molard 5, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
One of my favorite's restaurant is Café du Centre on Place du Molard, just below the Old Town. This place is great if you like seafood, they have great platters, as well as oysters, all very fresh. In the summer, their terrasse is also a great...
Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
If you visit St-Pierre's cathedral, be sure to take the stairs of one of the towers. You will not regret the efforts of climbing the stairs, as on a clear and sunny day you can have a 360 view of Lake Geneva (up to Lausanne), the Alps, the Rhone...
Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 9, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
Most tourists never see this beautiful Russian Orthodox Church, just beyond Geneva's Old Town. It was built in the late XIXth century and rumors say that Dostoievsky, during his stay here, was a frequent visitor.
Place de Neuve, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
From Place Neuve, have a look at the Grand Théatre where the opera is located, together with the Conservatoire de Musique and the Musée Rath which hosts local exhibitions. Up the remaining fortified walls you will notice old houses which belong to...
Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Geneva's cathedral (St-Pierre) is seen from a distance as it sits on a hill overlooking the city. The cathedral was built on the premises of a much older cathedral, dating from the early Middle Ages (which you can visit by going down on a special...
Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
The Palais des Nations is the UN's European headquarters. This huge building complex, second only in size (Versailles' castle is bigger) was build just before World War II in 1937-38 for the former League of Nations. If you can get a visit there,...
Rue de la Corraterie, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Rue de la Corraterie is Geneva's street for old money. Here you will find mostly old-fashioned shops, such as a well established sports shop, a florist and a pen shop. However, be sure to also check a sneakers shop where young and not-so-young...
Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland
We were only in Geneva for a day, but we were told to take a unique photo with this fountain by our friends and this is what we came up with! While Geneva was overwhelmingly expensive for 2 college students backpacking, it was worth the trip to...
2490 Ave Royale, Quebec City, QC G1C 1S1, Canada
Just outside of Quebec city, the Montmorency Falls are higher than the Niagara ones. In winter, a magic show of ice, snow and water intermixing is a highlight of the visit of this beautiful natural landscape.
Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, UK
Eilean Donan Castle sits in a remote loch in the Scottish Highlands. Dating back many centuries, it is the seat of the MacLean clan. The scenery around and the location of the castle makes it the perfect picture postcard.
Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has been experiencing internal conflict since 1991. Most of the city's building have been hit or destroyed by the on-going warfare and suicide attacks, yet the location of the city among the Indian ocean pristine...
Route du Village 11, 1807 Blonay, Switzerland
Restaurant Les Fougères in Ondallaz up from the village of Blonay is a hidden gem for those who want to taste local specialties. I highly recommend visiting during hunting season where the menu reflects a variety of game. Similarly, during winter...
Lavaux in Vaud, Switzerland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 830 hectares of vineyards just 20 minutes by train from Lausanne. Slanted dramatically, these fields stretch about 30 km along the banks of Lake Geneva producing mostly Chasselas...
Rue de Bourg, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Rue de Bourg in Lausanne is the city's premier shopping location where high-end brands have set up shops. Home of Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and co, you will find everything to satisfy your desires. If not, try the Bon Genie department store...
Place Saint-François, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Place St-François in Lausanne is located at the end of rue de Bourg and on top of the Flon neighbourhood. The church dates back from the XVIth century and has been converted to Protestantism during Reformation. The square is also home to the big...
Le Flon, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland
Le Flon is Lausanne's hype neighbourhood. It sits on the bed of a now underground river, which created an urban "canyon" which now houses trendy shops, bars and restaurants. And during the weekend the dance floors of the clubs keep the area lively...
Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Given the different levels the city is build on, bridges were constructed to link different parts of the city. With the recent construction of the subway, this has added another layer of metallical structures all interconnected one another.
Expect to be transported back to medieval times during your visit to Château de Chillon. More than 1,000 years old, the beguiling castle has inspired many poetic greats, none more so than Lord Byron, whose poem The Prisoner of Chillon was...
Col de la Faucille, 01170 Gex, France
The ride to the col de la Faucille at 1300 mts on the Jura mountains is worth it, if only for the view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. On a clear day like this, one can see the Mt-Blanc, and the rest of the French and Swiss Alps.
Place du Petit-Mont, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
This communal restaurant features typical regional delicacies and wines and specializes in foie gras. During the fall, be sure to try game such as feasant or boar. Auberge communale Place du Petit-Mont, Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland...
2000 Chemin Remembrance, Montréal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
The terrasse pavillion on top of Mt-Royal provides an unique viewpoint of downtown Montreal and the St-Lawrence river. On a clear day, one can see as far as the US border or the Appalachian mountains which are located in Quebec's Eastern...
575 Rue Hovey, North Hatley, QC J0B 2C0, Canada
From Montreal, it's only an hour and a half drive up to picturesque Lake Massawippi. We send clients to the Manoir Hovey, an inn which was built as a home in 1900 and is based, loosely, on the design for Mount Vernon. The inspiration is perhaps...
57 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
The Hotel Matignon on Paris' left bank is the official office and residence of France' Prime Minister. This hôtel particulier dates back from before the French Revolution and boast an impressive and well-manicured garden. It is only second in...
Jirón Lampa, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
Centuries-old catacombs decorated with human bones pepper the crypts at this Franciscan monastery dating to 1774. Decked out in impressive Spanish Baroque architecture, the canary-yellow church and monastery also house a remarkable library with...
Grant Hall, Kingston, ON K7L 3N5, Canada
Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario was granted a Royal Charter in 1841. Now a world-famous university, it consistently ranks amongst Canada's best. Yet it still retains a sense of community, as the numbers of students attending remains on a...
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
We had the fabulous opportunity to spend a week at the Venetian and here are my findings. I loved it the minute I got out of the taxi. It has an opulent front entrance, with a massive ceiling adorned with frescoes. Inside you are greeted with more...
The St Saphorin vineyards of Lavaux in Switzerland's riviera produce a more fruity wine than neighbouring Dezaley. The dramatic view of the lake and the Alps makes it a very popular destination for wine-tasting, eating out on a terrasse or just...
Route du Lac 2, 1071 Rivaz, Switzerland
The Dézaley wineyards in the Lavaux region boasts this beautiful Château which domaine produces a well-renowned wine. Recently the whole Lavaux region was placed under the protection of UNESCO as a world heritage site.
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