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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital, commercial and cultural centre of the Dominican Republic situated in the Caribbean. The city is the oldest European-established city in the Americas, founded by Columbus in 1496, Santo Domingo is often called the first city of the Americas. Tall skyscrapers and mega-projects dot the skyline and the city has the highest population of any city in the Caribbean. The Avenida Winston Churchill has many large Plazas and is the banking centre of the city. The Zona Colonial is the old quarters of Santo Domingo and has many magnificent historical buildings and some excellent museums. Fine beaches are to be found outside the city that offer wonderful watersport opportunities.

The Cathedral Saint Pierre

Sightseeing

The Cathedral of Saint Pierre

Geneva found in Switzerland

"The Cathedral of Saint Pierre dominates the Old City" and contains archaeological treasures from prehistoric to medieval times and is a center of the Reformation. The first phase of construction on the cathedral was built in 1160 and was begun in Romanesque style. The construction took almost a century and was completed in Gothic style. It was restored and rebuilt several times, especially after a fire in the 18th Century, a main facade in classical style was built. Inside the building there are many sculptural decorations to see.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Nightlife

The Green Dolphin

Cape Town found in South Africa

This is a great venue for dining and enjoying Jazz music. The food is superb and the location, situated on the waterfront, is stunning with mountain and harbour views. The Green Dolphin also has a lively pub where you can enjoy a drink and listen to great music, highly recommended.

Boutique Hotel Trevi

Hotels

Boutique Hotel Trevi 4****

Rome found in Italy

Impressive boutique hotel in a restored historic building. The Trevi Fountain is just steps away. The main attractions are within easy walking distance. Boutiques, restaurants and charming cafés are found here and in the neighborhood. The 33 rooms are elegantly furnished, with Sat.TV, minibar, telephone and air conditioning. $$$ Highly recommended.

Restaurants

Arbutus Restaurant

London found in United Kingdom

Restaurant Arbutus exists since 2006. Arbutus does not waive style and elegance. A unique feature of the restaurant is that all the wines on the wine list, can be purchased as a 250 ml carafe, thus making it possible to try different wines for dinner. Arbutus got a Michelin star in 2007.

Annual Events

Helsinki Festival

Helsinki found in Finland

This is Finlands biggest cultural festival and is famous for music, theatre, arts, film and dance. The event is a last chance to have a great time at the end of summer before the long cold winter nights begin. Helsinki Festival caters for everyone young and old and is best for an eclectic mix of music, arts and drama.

Entertainment

Wyndham's Theater

London found in United Kingdom

Wyndham's Theater is one of two famous theaters that were built for actor-manager Charles Wyndham. The theater is used for musicals and shows and many famous world premier shows have taken place here. At the minute Abigail's Party is playing, a classic comedy. For more info, visit the Theater Land Website.

Karsiyaka ferry quay

Shopping

Karsiyaka

Izmir found in Turkey

Karsiyaka is situated across the bay and can be reached by bus, car or by ferry.
There is a wide bulevard with restaurants and shopping possibilites and a wonderful promenade that is inviting for a stroll.  

Dessert Recipes

Crème Catalan

Barcelona found in Spain

Konak Pier from the sea side

Highlights

Konak Pier

Izmir found in Turkey

Konak Pier has many high quality shops and restaurants, and it is a must see in Izmir.