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The Best Cities to Visit in India (India - Destinations)

Varanasi -  The City of Life and Death Varanasi - The City of Life and Death
When the first rays of the morning sun rose on the banks of the River Ganges, an old man holding out his hands towards the ball of fire slowly rises and says "namaste" (adoration and glorification of God). Such scenes are repeated every day for more than three thousand years in Varanasi, the holy city of India. Watching the scene on the banks of the River Ganges, the impression of the city freezes in time. Varanasi is an important religious site in th...
Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India
In the epic poem by the English writer John Milton " Paradise Lost", Agra describes the life of Adam. The protagonist saw the great city of Mughal Agra, which struck him as one of the wonders of God's creation. It is unlikely that this view was an exaggeration: in the 17th century the city was more than Constantinople, London and Paris seemed to be dwarfed by the large population of Agra. A number of magnificent palaces and "fragrant gardens with sweet flowers" stretched on both sides of the ...
Mumbai - A City of Contrasts Mumbai - A City of Contrasts
The contrasts of Mumbai strike. More than any other metropolis of the world - except, perhaps, Sao Paulo - it is a world of contrasts. It adjoins the antiquity and modernity, poverty to luxury. The city has many night clubs and churches, lay people and religious fanatics. In Mumbai, is the biggest slum and the most expensive real estate in Asia. Dressed in a sari (traditional clothes), women wear expensive clothes sported by young designers Western indiykami. This is the most populous metropolis in the world is ...

The Poorest Countries in the World (Destinations)

Somalia Somalia
Somalia's GDP per capital is of 600 dollars. Inflation in the country exceeds 100% for several years now. The industry employs only 6% of the population and it is suitable for agricultural use. Only 12% of the country is cultivated and even less - 5%. The financial system collapsed. By the way, the currency was devalued several times. Most kids dream of becoming pirates: this is the only way to get a lot of money.   ...
Nigeria Nigeria
Developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa include all countries located in the south of the Sahara, excluding South Africa, the total area of 47 developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa covers  just over 17% of the earth's surface. The population in 1995 was over 540 million people, less than 10% of the world. The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are mostly small in the territory and the population of the state. Only 15 countries of the population exceeds 10 million. Sub-Saharan Africa was accounted for...
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a very poor country. The gross domestic product was amounted to approx. $ 2.5 billion, less than $ 500 per capital. Below the poverty line there is more than 70% of the population. Approximately two thirds of the population lives exclusively on subsistence agriculture. Agriculture provides 49% of GDP, industry - 31% (and manufacturing - only 4%), services - 20%. Deposits of diamonds, chromite, bauxite, gold, iron, platinum, as well as some of the world's largest re...

The Best Places to Visit in Indonesia (World Tourism)

Bali Bali
General information about Bali   East never ceases to amaze even the most experienced travelers, and, of course, it's a pleasant surprise. Here you will find unforgettable encounters: exotic nature, a kind of architecture, ancient monuments, unique culture and extremely friendly people. These were the first impressions of managers on the islands of the Southeast Asia. And the most amazing thought is that the islands are so close to...
Jakarta Jakarta
The capital of Indonesia is a huge metropolis that is home to more than 10 million people. It is located on the island of Java . Jakarta is a city of contrasts. This city has a special charm, despite its dirty, noisy streets and the poorest neighborhoods adjacent to the huge skyscrapers. The people build their own homes here, in totally unsuitable places. The stifling heat and the chaotic traffic on the streets spoils the charms of the city. In...
The Moyo Island The Moyo Island
Warm sea washes the shores of Flores… this wonderful, small island appeared from a volcanic eruption. Moyo is situated between the better-known island resort island of Bali and the island of Lombok .   Moyo National Park   Moyo is not very popular among tourists as it is needed to get to...

The best countries in Africa (Destinations)

Nigeria Nigeria
Total area: 923,768 km2 Population: 152,217,341 (2010 estimate) Density: 164.8/km2 Currency: Naira (₦) Official language: English Capital: Abuja Government: Presidential Federal republic Internet TLD: .ng Calling code: +234     Nigeria is a country situated in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and is bordered by Niger to the north, the Republic of Benin to the west, and Chad and Cameroon...
Kenya Kenya
Total area: 580,367 km2 Population: 40,046,566 (2010 estimate) Density: 67.2/km2 Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES) Official language(s): Swahili, English Capital: Nairobi Government: Semi-presidential Republic Internet TLD: .ke Calling code: +254       Kenya is a country situated in East Africa and shares borders with Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, Tanzania to the...
Ghana Ghana
Total area: 238,535 km2 Population: 24,233,431 (2010 estimate) Density: 101.5/km2 Currency: Ghana cedi (GH₵) Official language: English Capital: Accra Government: Constitutional presidential republic Internet TLD: .gh Calling code: 233       Ghana is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Gulf of Guinea to the south ...

The best countries in Asia (Destinations)

Philippines Philippines
Total area: 299,764 Population: 91,983,000 (2009 estimate) Density: 306.6/km2 Currency: Peso Official language(s): Filipino Capital: Manila Governement: Unitary presidential constitutional republic Internet TLD: .ph Calling code: +63     Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia and comprises about 7,100 islands. The country shares borders with the Luzon Strait to the north, the South ...
India India
Total area: 3,287,263 km2 Population: 1,193,121,000 (2011 estimate)Density: 363/km2 Currency: Indian rupee Official language(s): Hindi, EnglishCapital: New DelhiGovernement: Federal parliamentary constitutional republicInternet TLD: .inCalling code: +91   India is a country located in South Asia and it shares borders with Pakistan and the Arabian Sea to the west, Bhutan, China and Nepal to the nor...
South Korea South Korea
Total area: 100,210 km2 Population: 48,875,000 (2010 estimate) Density: 491/km2 Currency: South Korean won (₩) Official language: Korean Capital: Seoul Governement: Presidential republic Internet TLD: .kr Calling code: +82   South Korea is a country located in Eastern Asia and occupies the second half of the Korean Peninsula. It is bound by China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to ...

The best countries of South America (Destinations)

Chile Chile
Total area: 756,950 km2 Population: 17,094,270(2010 estimate) Density: 22/km2 Currency : Peso (CLP) Official language(s): Spanish Capital: Santiago de Chile Governement: Unitary Presidential Republic Internet TLD: .cl Calling code: +56      A landscape as diverse as in Chile is described in folklore sources: "When God gave a glance to the world he had created in seven days, he decided...
Colombia Colombia
Total area: 1,141,748 km2 Population: 45,586,233(2010 estimate) Density: 40/km2 Currency: Peso (COP) Official language: Spanish Capital: Bogotá, D.C. Governement: Unitary presidential republic Internet TLD: .co Calling code: +57      Columbia is situated in the north-western part of South America, sharing borders with Venezuela and Brazil to the east, Ecuador and Peru to the south...
Brazil Brazil
Total area: 8,514,877 km2 Population: 190,732,694 Density: 22/km2 Currency: Real (R$) Official language(s): Portuguese Capital: Brasília Governement: Federal presidential constitutional republic Internet TLD: .br Calling code: +55      Brazil is a country located in the Eastern part of South America. It is bordered to the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French oversea...

The best countries of Europe (Destinations)

Greece Greece
Total area: 131,990 km2 Population: 11,305,118(2010 estimate) Density: 85.3/km2 Currency: Euro (€) Official language: Greek Capital: Athens Governement: Parliamentary republic, Unitary state Internet TLD: .gr Calling code: +30      Greece is a country located in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the East. Greece has acc...
Spain Spain
Total area: 504,030 km2 Population: 46,030,109(2010 estimate) Density: 93/km2 Currency: Euro (€) Official language(s): Spanish Capital: Madrid Governement: Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy Internet TLD: .es Calling code: +34     Spain is a country located in Western Europe. It shares borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, Gibraltar and Morocco. Spain has access to the...
Austria Austria
Total area: 83,872 km2 Population: 8,356,707(2009 estimate) Density: 99/km2 Currency: Euro (€) Official language(s): German (Standard: Austrian German) Capital: Vienna Governement: Federal Parliamentary republic Internet TLD: .at Calling code: +43       Austria is located in Central Europe. It is bordered by: Germany and the Czech Republic to the North; Slovakia and Hungary to the E...

Best countries to live in the world (Destinations)

France France
France has an unsurpassable quality of life. Healthy lifestyle in the cities, picturesque landscapes, splendid ancient architecture, great culture, fine cuisine and last but not least, the best health care in the world make it one of the world’s best country to live. But what cannot be measured in real terms is the soul of this place.   "How can you lead a country that has two hundred and forty six different kinds of cheese?" (Charles de Gaulle, French president, 1oct 1962). If he were alive today, the General de Gaulle would have had to revise his statement - France now boasts over 400 varieties of cheese, this suggesting to a large extent the country's cultural diversity. Much of its originallity comes from the fact that its territories are found in all major regions of the continent, each with its own personality. Both the diversity of landscape and...
Austria Austria
Amazing landscapes, eco-friendly initiatives, the 4th country in the EU with the highest GDP/capita and some of the best ski resorts in the world are few of the reasons why this country deserves to be in the list.    Austria is a country rich in traditions, music and contrasts, from the Western Alps to the Danube basin in the east. The country of Johann Strauss and Mozart, it is also remarkable for the historic buildings, museums and world-class alpine landscape that takes your breath away. In a cafe, in a ballroom or church, Austrians seem to have something from the charm and romanticism of Italians combined with the discipline of Germans. Austria's glorious architectural wonders are inherited from the powerful Habsburgi, who dominated...
Switzerland Switzerland
Turning its natural disadvantages into its own advantage, Switzerland is now a super-efficient, high-tech society, where everything functions perfectly. For centuries already peaceful neutral, here you will find reliability, quality, discretion, punctuality, safety and tranquility. Furthermore, the swiss speak five languages, so that any foreigner can easily accommodate here.    Small, rich and with only 7.5 million people, Switzerland is renowned for its enviable quality of living and clocks indicating the time perfectly. Domestic products such as cheese, chocolate, precision watches and multi-functional penknives are popular worldwide. Reputed political neutrality, financial power, isolated location and wonderful mountains have enabled Switzerland to have a central role in European affairs. The central location makes it a great centre for conventions and international conferences.  ...