Da Nang

Da Nang is a major port and city situated on the South Central Coast, on the coast of the South China Sea of Vietnam. It’s one of the five independent municipalities in Vietnam. It used to be called “Tourane”  during the French colonization of Vietnam. Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. As of latest measurement Da Nang has a population of 790 thousand people.

Arriving in Da Nang you will most likely land at the smallest international airport in Vietnam, Da Nang International Airport. There’s frequent domestic flights to Da Nang from all over Vietnam. Once arrived, it’s a 2 miles taxi ride to downtown Da Nang, it’s recommended to make use of the regular taxi companies Mai Linh, Taxi Xanh, or Song Han rather than a unscrupulous taxi driver who has a fast meter or tries to haggle you for the jackpot.

The city of Da Nang does not have the ever going hustle from Ho Chi Minh City, yet shares the same sights, and is close to the atmosphere and charms of Hoi An and the imperial capital of Hue. The possible downsides of the laid back, less serious aspects of Da Nang is that even locals complain that there isn’t much to do else than drinking. Though, this is untrue. The city offers plenty sightseeing that can be accessed by tourists as well locals like a zoo, soccer stadium, several spacious parks, plenty pool halls and a water park. Besides the fact, that locals and tourists don’t have to be drinking at home but can go have fun in the many nightclubs, bars and pubs throughout the town. Also, Da Nang offers a beach named Son Tra peninsul which is a popular travel destination in town.

Travelers to Da Nang need a valid passport and visa. US passport holders must have a valid passport and a visa is required. Travel in Vietnam is generally safe and violent crime is uncommon. Pick-pocketing is rife, and drive-by purse snatching is a common trick. The summer months are between June, July, and August though some rain may be expected.


Kraljevo (Краљево) is a city and municipality in the Republic of Serbia. The city is located on the river banks of Ibar about 4.5 miles from its confluence with the Zapadna Morava, and in the middle of an valley with the Kotlenik Mountains to the north, and Stolovi Mountains in the south. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 100 thousand people.

In the last decade Kraljevo has become a remarkable travel destination for lovers of Serbian culture and history. For example the city has several famous museums and art galleries like the National Museum, founded in 1950 which collects and features exhibits documents and archaeological, ethnological and art collections. As well the New Gallery, which was the former grammar school that has become a prominent space for exhibitions and scientific meetings. Another valuable sightseeing is the Institute for Protection of Cultural Heritage where numerous medieval Serbian buildings are gathered together in between venerable monuments.

Besides culture and history sightseeing, the city of Kraljevo also offers several areas for relaxing like the local beach at the banks of the Ibar, aside the beach there’s a boulevard with sporting areas filled with restaurants offering brilliant local cuisine and a nice view over the beach and river.

American and European citizens aren’t required a Visa to enter Kraljevo when the duration of the stay does not exceed 90 days. A valid passport is that’s valid for at least 6 months needs to be shown upon arrival to the immigration officers at the international airport. Tourists are required by law to register with the Serbian police within 24 hours after entering the Serbian border.


The city of Odense is the third largest city in Demark, after Copenhagen and Århus. It’s the main city and “unofficial” capital of the island Funen and is seat of the Odense Municipality. The city is more than a thousand years old. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 160 thousand people.

Odense is one of the oldest cities throughout Denmark and therefore offers a lot of cultural sightseeing and history. One of the most famous sightseeing in Odense is the Odin Tower (Odinstårnet) which was constructed in the year 1935, and used to be the second tallest tower in Europe after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The tower was once blown up by a Danish Nazi group in the second world war and never got rebuilt, what’s left is a miniature model in the spacious park of Odinsparken where the original tower was situated.

Because a rich culture and history the city of Odense also offers several sightseeing interesting for family and couples like the Odense Zoo, Funen Village the Danish Railway Museum and the H.C Andersens House. Besides the fact that these are also, the top 4 most visited attractions by travelers. Downtown Odense has many narrow pedestrian streets with stores and shops, small pubs and cafes, local restaurants where you can feel, taste and enjoy the life of Denmark locals.

Travelers to Odense need a valid passport and visa. American Citizens will receive a 90 days visa upon arrival. Odense suggests travelers to use their public transportation network to get round which has perfect time schedules, routes and is reasonable priced. The best period to visit Odense is in the summer months from June till August with average temperatures of 68 degree Fahrenheit.


Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, as well the second largest urban agglomeration after Prague. The city of Ostrava is situated on the confluence of the Opava, Oder, Ostravice and Lučina rivers. The city has benefit from the largest exploitation of high quality black coal through the Czech Republic which has given the city the nickname “steel heart of the republic” (ocelové srdce republiky). As of latest measurement the city of Ostrava has a population of 337 thousand people.

In the recent years the industrial face of Ostrava has been changed rapidly into a travel destination that can offers history, culture and sightseeing. Downtown Ostrava shows a historical city center where most the buildings, churches, old apartment buildings and shops have been restored. One of the main sightseeing in the city is Stodolni street which offers more than 70 nightclubs, pubs, cafes and bars. Each settlement has a unique atmosphere, music and style which makes Stodline street special. Visitors can either relax at one of the lounge bars or dance the night away in the discotheques. The street is a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

As earlier mentioned Ostrava is home to a rich cultural life all year round, it offers five permanent theater where opera’s, drama and ballet and operetta is being played in multiple languages, as well local as international. In addition, there’s a range of cultural centers which often have musical events featuring international artists with all sorts of music. For museums lovers the OKD Mining Museum is recommended showing the historical coal mining throughout the city with large collections of mining lamps and equipment. Also there’s a reconstructed coal mine beneath the museum.

United States and European citizens do not require a valid visa in order to enter the Czech Republic when the total length of the stay does not exceed 90 days. Though, if you’re planning to visit for longer than 30 days you have to register with Alien and Border police. Always make sure you have your travel documents, return ticket and hotel reservation ready to present to the immigration officers.


Osaka (大阪市) is Japanese city situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on the Osaka Bay. Osaka is also referred to as “nation’s kitchen” as well “Mecca of gourmet food”. It’s designated city under the Local Autonomy Law and the capital of Osaka Prefecture. In the history, Osaka was the commercial capital of Japan. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 3,7 million people.

When arriving in Osaka, through the Kensai International Airport you should understand the city of Osaka is the complete opposite of Japan’s capital Tokyo. Its a much commercial centric city, also please mind to stand on the right at the escalators instead of left in Tokyo. Also you’re recommended to try to eastern Japanese cuisine when looking for a restaurant to have lunch or dinner. The more you navigate downtown Osaka the more you discover and learn about the city’s history, culture and sightseeing.

The city is known to be friendly and easy going, perhaps Osaka owes most visitors to the city because of its vibrant nightlife and the excellent shopping facilities. The variety of the restaurants is considered best throughout the country. A trip to Osaka is easily combined with nearby areas of Kyoto and Kobe. Kobe for example is a international city with a Chinatown and ethnic restaurants which is defiantly worth a view, while Tokyo is an ancient capital full of historical sightseeing.

Visitors to Osaka need a valid passport and visa. European and American citizens will receive a 90 days visa upon arrival. Generally seen the city is safe for tourists, regular travel rules apply so have a close look after your belongings. The best period to visit Osaka is in the summer months from June till August.


Haapsalu is a seaside resort town situated on the west coast of Estonia. Haapsalu is situated about 63 miles north west from the capital city Tallinn. Tourists and locals refer to the city as “Venice of the North” due to the plenitude of water. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 15 thousand people.

The city of Haapsalu has been known by travelers for centuries due to its pleasantly warm seawater and peaceful atmosphere. Almost any of the narrow streets with early twentieth century wooden houses lead you towards the sea. It’s being most visited by traveling families and romantic couples due to the sightseeing and activities that include, picnics and long walks along the shore or visiting one of the many spa’s throughout the city offering mud baths, sauna’s and massages. Also sea activities are popular in Haapsalu doing sailing and swimming.

Haapsalu also has an cultural side, many of the main sightseeing age mid centuries. Including the Episcopal Palace, Promenad and the Assembly Hall which was built in 1898, when visiting these sightseeing don’t forget your camera especially in the summer months. Every year the town is heart to many travelers that love classic music visiting several festivals like the Old Music Festival and August Blues Festival. For more information about the town of Haapsalu there’s a tourist information center located in downtown.

If you are from the United States or Europe, you need only a valid passport to enter Estonia. You will not be asked for a visa or a return ticket if you are staying in the country for 90 days or less. Still, it’s advised to carry your travel documents safely with you.


Nagoya (名古屋市) is the third largest incorporated city after Yokohama and Osaka in Japan. The city is situated on the Pacific coast in the Chūbu region on central Honshū. It’s also one of Japan’s main ports along with those from Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Yokohama. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 2,3 million people.

Unlike other big Japanese cities the skyline of Nagoya isn’t that filled up yet with big sky scrapers and office buildings, all though the current plans are that in 2012 it’ll look like any other massive Japanese city like Tokyo or Yokohama. That the city doesn’t have a skyline yet doesn’t bother at all, Nagoya has interesting and historical sightseeing available for tourists and locals. One of the main sights include the in 1612 constructed Nagoya Castle, which is famous for the golden dolphins on the rooftop. Nagoya is active building in downtown adding culture and technology together to create a harmonious environment to its locals and visitors.

In the center of the city, downtown Nagoya it’s full of people, bustling and busy yet its enjoyable with good markets and malls for shopping. Look for the Osu and Sakae area’s as they are both great for shopping, you can find many big shopping malls here that provide quality stores, restaurants and facilities as well several history museums. For some relaxation the nearby Hisaya Odori Park which consists of series of parks is often the “secret hideout” where many go to sit, eat and find peace.

Visitors to Nagoya need a valid passport and visa. European and American citizens will receive a 90 days visa upon arrival. Generally seen the city is safe for tourists, regular travel rules apply so have a close look after your belongings. The best period to visit Nagoya is in the summer months from June till August.

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