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Detroit

Better known as ‘Motor City’, Detroit is popular worldwide for its cars, Motown history and as an important center of African-American culture in the US. Birthplace of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit received its nickname of ‘Motor City’ thanks to its mass production of motor vehicles on an assembly line. The city has thrived despite its somewhat negative reputation in recent times, developing into a dynamic metropolis with heaps to offer visitors. Artists and singers have celebrated Motortown for its charm: the city is a landmark in the history of the music and it has to be thanked for discovering some of the most talented artists of all time.

Haugesund

The small town of Haugesund offers a broad spectrum of natural beauty ranging from a vast and wild coastline to snow-capped mountains with cascading waterfalls flowing into the fjords. It is known as the Homeland of the Vikings, as the area used to hold the royal seat of ancient Viking Kings. Today it is a prime travel destination that encapsulates everything Norway has to offer: fjords, waterfalls, mountains, rugged coasts and an eclectic city culture full of both fascinating history and a forward-thinking spirit.

Food & Fun

The Food & Fun festival combines extraordinary culinary talent with a selection of fine Icelandic ingredients, add to that Reykjavik's world famous nightlife and countless adventures in the great outdoors and you have the ultimate recipe for fun! The essential component of the festival involves world-renowned chefs collaborating with Reykjavik's finest restaurants, and as an extra serving of food and fun, chefs compete to create a three-course meal using exclusively Icelandic ingredients. The Food & Fun Festival will take place for the 13th time between February 26th and March 2nd 2014. www.foodandfun.is

Life in Helsinki

Helsinki is one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Manila

The Philippine capital is Asia’s best-kept secret. The capital of the Orient’s only catholic country seems somehow out of place, vibrant with Latin American or Caribbean undertones. Music and dancing are everywhere, and the smiles and laughter rival Bangkok’s in their warmth and enthusiasm. Manila’s intense historical influences – Spanish religion and American consumerism – have led to the saying that the capital has spent “400 years in a convent and 50 in Hollywood.” The result is a city of extremes ready to delight the unsuspecting traveller.

A taste of Skåne (English version)

A taste of Skåne (English version)

Bahrain

It is easy to overlook this small island-nation, having, as it does, such powerful and flashy neighbours as Qatar and the Emirates, but to ignore Bahrain would be a huge mistake. It is an emerging power in the region, with all the luxury and worldliness of a cosmopolitan destination and all the charm and personality of a small island. Add to this the growing arts scene and burgeoning international cuisine in the country, and you have the newest prime travel destination in the region, and the most socially liberal one, to boot.

Bruges - World Heritage City

Bruges - World Heritage City

Surabaya

Founded nearly eight centuries ago, Indonesia’s second largest city has seen empires come and go. The founders of the Hindu Majapahit Empire arrived in late 13th century and remained till the 17th, being shortly followed by Muslim rulers of Mataram. Later came the colonialists of the Dutch East India Company. In recent decades, Surabaya has grown into a cosmopolitan seaport and conurbation where 21st century hotels, apartment towers and shopping malls stand next to historic mosques and palaces.

Guangzhou

Known formerly as Canton, Guangzhou is the third biggest city in China and due to its position, on the Pearl River, it has long been one of China´s main commercial and trading centres. This giant metropolis is today a famous cultural city with a history of more than 2,200 years and is home to old temples and gleaming steel towers. As one of the fastest growing cities in Asia, Guangzhou has also seen a quick growth on tourism, attracting visitors with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, Cantonese cuisine and with its vibrant nightlife. The vast array of shopping options and the close proximity to other major Asian cities are also some of the major reasons why visitors are attracted to this dynamic city.

Houston, Texas

Located in Texas, the fourth largest city in the U.S. is known for NASA, its annual rodeo and the massive cluster of hospitals known as the Texas Medical Center. However, Houston has matured into a complete and downright hip vacation destination for the savvy traveler. The city is a diverse metropolis where no ethnicity comprises a majority of the population. This mix of cultures has contributed in making Houston a city of superb cuisine and world-class culture, entertainment and shopping. It is no surprise that Houston is attracting visitors from all over the world.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a young, vibrant city bursting with energy. This is obvious to anyone standing on the pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, looking out over Hong Kong’s impressive skyline of skyscrapers. Furthermore, this is a city that has managed to make an art of squeezing seven million people together in an area of 1.000 square kilometers. With its tropical climate, beautiful landscapes, energetic nightlife and fantastic food, Hong Kong is a traveler's paradise. 25 million people come here each year to experience a city unlike any other in the world.