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Berlin, the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany, was first mentioned in the 13th century. It has been the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, but was divided after World War II. This lasted from 1961 until 9 November 1989, when the Berlin wall came down, and the communist regime was ousted. A year later, Germany was reunited and Berlin was once again the nation’s capital.
Read more in our guide to Berlin
Situated at the northern end of Central America and owning stretches of coast on both the Caribbean and the Pacific, Guatemala is a land of great natural beauty, marked by highland lakes, exotic wildlife and some of the highest volcanoes in Central America. Its Mayan ruins, especially those at Tikal, are breathtaking remains of one of the world’s most ancient civilizations.
Read more in our guide to Guatemala
Marrakech (Marrakesh in English) is a popular travel destination in Morocco. Famous for ochre stucco buildings, the city is surrounded by the Atlas mountains, making for a spectacular setting. Capital of the south and known as the "red city", the atmosphere is decidedly more African than that of Fez, Rabat and Meknes, other Imperial cities.
Read more in our guide to Marrakech
Bordered on the north by the ever-popular Caribbean Sea, Venezuela offers travellers the best of two worlds: beautiful sandy beaches along the warm blue waters of the Caribbean; and the stunning diversity of South America's inland. Indeed, if you care to venture beyond the beaches, Venezuela has a wealth of fantastic destinations.
Read more in our guide to Venezuela
Cologne, built along the Rhine river, is Germany's 4th largest city with a population of approximately 1 million. Famous for the Cologne Cathedral and other historic monuments and sights, you might be led into believing there isn't more to the city than "old". You would be wrong; Cologne is renowned for it's lively nightlife. Germany's party city has plenty of pubs, cafés and restaurants to attract younger travellers every year.
Read more in our guide to Cologne
Tokyo, a bustling metropolis aglow with neon lights, is an image of the thoroughly modern Japan. With 31 million people living in Tokyo and the surrounding towns, the Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan areas in the world. While these large number of inhabitants can be overwhelming for the traveller at first, especially if trying to take a train at rush hour, Tokyo is one of the safest large cities to travel in.
Read more in our guide to Tokyo
Lisbon, Portugal's capital and largest city (about 550,000 inhabitants in the city, around 3 million in the total urban area), is a fascinating city of charming architecture, art and tradition. Set on the Portuguese west coast where the river Tagus meets the Atlantic, Lisbon claims the title of mainland Europe's westernmost capital.
Read more in our guide to Lisbon
In Thai, Bangkok is known as the "City of Angels", a name which may be a little misguided. Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand, a magnetic and impressive city with many attractions for travellers.
Bangkok offers a snap-shot of the cultural makeup of Thailand, since it is inhabited by people from throughout the country.
Read more in our guide to Bangkok
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city in Nepal. Set on an elevation of 1,337 metres above sea level, with a population of over around 800,000, Kathmandu is the the most modern city in the country - which isn't necessarily saying much. In Kathmandu, modern development encounters a laid-back, devoutly Hindu society.
Read more in our guide to Kathmandu
Montreal, the largest city in the French-speaking province of Quebec, provides a bridge between the cultures of Europe and the cultures of North America. It is a vibrant mix of French, English and immigrant cultures. Montreal is the party capital of Canada, and has the most fashionable and hip population. It also offers amazing historical and cultural sites, as well as the famous Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches.
Read more in our guide to Montreal
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The week before Easter is packed with a series of processions. This happens in many towns and cities in Spain, but the most famous Semana Santa takes place in Seville.
Start Date: 30 March 2012 Wiki Title: Seville
It's not easy being green, is what Kermit used to say, but boy was he wrong. (well, at least for 1 day a year.)
Start Date: 17 March 2014 Wiki Title: Ireland