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The city of a thousand colours – this is Almaty, the cultural capital and largest metropolitan area in Kazakhstan.
Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today
Warsaw, Poland’s capital is a city of energy. It vibrates to the rhythm of the economic boom which has accelerated since joining the European Union
Varya Kozhevnikova is a blogger and photographer from Saint Petersburg. She first came to the city as a tourist but liked it so much that she moved
Monaco is a mere mountainside sliver of 2 square kilometres. Its 36,000 people make it the most densely-populated place in the world. The
Choosing the right speed for exploring Moscow is vital because according to architects, the city is best seen on the move.
The underground is the
Moscow is full of surprises and even one year is not enough to get to know all its treasures. And there are many perspectives from which to see the
The story of the impact of Italian architecture in Russia has been well documented. For Russian and Italian speakers, I strongly recommend the book
Several centuries ago, the Renaissance changed the face of Moscow forever.
Having built up a prestigious and powerful state, Prince Ivan
The city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands is Europe’s largest port, strategically located at the mouth of the Rhine and the Maas rivers.
It’s the monument in front of which everyone wants to have their photo taken: Skopje’s largest statue features Alexander the Great, who is considered
Poznan rises early. The city of just over half a million has with Warsaw the lowest unemployment rate in Poland and getting to work on time and in
The city of Łódź in the middle of Poland is something of a paradox.
Unlike many other major cities, it did not spring up around a major
Last May in Lorca, in the Spanish region of Murcia, a double earthquake left nine people dead and 300 injured, out of a population of 90,000. It also
Dunkirk, an industrial port in northern France, is reshaping its urban centre to cement the city firmly in the 21st century.
They are trying to
Malmö, Scandinavia’s bridge to Europe, is Sweden’s third largest city with 300,000 inhabitants. About a third of them are immigrants.
Malmö is a
Thirteen years since the rebirth of Astana, in Kazakhstan, the administrative capital is also becoming a regional business and cultural fulcrum