PARIS, France — For a big city–12 million people and counting–Paris doesn’t have the kinds of skyscrapers you might expect. Aside from a few carefully segregated clusters, most of Paris’s buildings aren’t more than five or six stories tall. But the things that do stand out are world class landmarks.
LONDON, United Kingdom — It’s a bit like London’s version of the Eiffel Tower–a towering landmark that the city’s locals initially greeted with skepticism, relying on some extraordinary engineering, and becoming a iconic fixture of the city’s skyline. And both offer unparalleled views of their cities.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prague (or Praha, if you’re Czech), the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the continent’s most charming historical cities and one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations.
CAPRI, Italy — From the winding walkways through the village and along the tops of stunning cliffs over the Mediterranean (there are virtually no cars in the main village of Capri), the traditional wooden fishing boats in the harbor, the scrumptious seafood, the Roman ruins, and the role it has played in more modern history, Capri is somewhere I can’t wait to get back to.
BERLIN, Germany — Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is Germany’s most recognizable landmark and a powerful symbol of Germany history and the Cold War.