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Kobe on Osaka Bay. Kobe is located in central Japan on Osaka Bay.

Kobe on Osaka Bay

The city is known for its signature marbled beef and scenic mountain setting framing the harbor. A great way to see the city is from top of Mount Rokko, offering panoramic views. Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum is found at Hakutsuru which is the dominant sake brewer Kobe’s Nada-ku, one of Japan’s major sake-brewing centers. Visitors take a self-guided tour through its historic, wood-built former brewery building. The present, giant concrete factory sits behind it. There is a natural beauty to Nunobiki Falls. Some of the poems that have been inspired by the waterfalls have been reproduced on stone slabs at the site. Kitano Tenman-jinja is a beautiful little shrine found up a steep hill. Take a walk in the lovely, hilly neighborhood Kitano-cho where you can see the well-preserved homes of Western trading families and diplomats who settled here during the Meiji Period.

Ikuta Shrine dates back to 201 AD. Google images Like this: Like Loading... Darjeeling, India. The beauty of armchair travels is that at any moment you can be any place in the world and discover new and wonderful things.

Darjeeling, India

Naypyidaw Myanmar. The capital of Myanmar is Naypyitaw, also known as Naypyidaw and is administered as the Naypyidaw Union Territory, according to the Constitution.

Naypyidaw Myanmar

The capital city was built on scrub ground among rice paddies. villages and small towns. Naypyidaw translates as “Royal City of the Sun”. Today it is a most modern city. Near the hotel zone in Zabutin Township you’ll find the Capital Shopping Center. The Planned City Putrajaya. Before our armchair travels take us away from Malaysia we have one more stop to make.

The Planned City Putrajaya

I usually write about the capital city of a country as the last place to visit before moving on however in this case I left Putrajaya as the last stop because it is a planned city. It is located 25km south of the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and serves as the federal administrative center of the country. The Putrajaya Wetland is in the heart of Putrajaya. It is a natural landscape that is dominated by Putrajaya Lake. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The capital of Malysia, Kuala Lumpur is known by locals as KL.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It has an amazing modern skyline that is dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers. The city has impressive British colonial-era landmarks. There are many interesting things to do and see in this lovely city. Visitors are in awe of the impressive Petronas Twin Towers that stand like silver rockets rising up to the sky. They were designed by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli and are the headquarters of the national oil and gas company, Petronas. Visit the lovely multi-story Chinese Thean Hou Temple, sitting atop of leafy Robson Heights. Amazing Singapore. The best thing about armchair travels is that you can choose to go anywhere fascinating in a matter of minutes.

Amazing Singapore

We were just traveling in Thailand and now I thought it would be interesting to head over to Singapore. Singapore is an island city-state located off southern Malaysia. It is a global financial center with a wonderful tropical climate and has a multicultural population. Bangkok Thailand. The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis with many decorative shrines and a most vibrant street life.

Bangkok Thailand

The Chao Phraya River has a network of channels and is full of boats. You can take a cruise on the river and see many interesting places such as the Grand Palace. Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the largest markets in the world where you can buy most everything from vintage sneakers to baby squirrels. In order to get to see it all plan on spending a whole day here. There is an information center and you’ll find schematic maps and toilets all through the market as well as ATMs. Pattaya, Thailand. In our armchair travels we were just visiting The Philippines.

Pattaya, Thailand

Traveling this way it is so simple and easy to decide where to go next by simply looking at a map. While we’re on this side of the world I decided it might be interesting to take a look at some of the other countries nearby. So today we’re going to take a look at an interesting and vibrant city in Thailand. Manila on Manila Bay. The capital of the Philippines, Manila is a densely populated city on the island of Luzon.

Manila on Manila Bay

The city is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and has the moniker, the “Pearl of the Orient”. It is an incredible city with lots to see, explore and admire. An amazing place to explore is the huge Chinese Cemetery, where the wealthy Chinese citizens of Manila had found their forever home. Instead of being just an ordinary cemetery it seems to be like a residential suburb, where the streets are lined with mausoleums. Some of these mausoleums have crystal chandeliers, air-conditioning, hot and cold running water, kitchens and even flushing toilets. Quezon City, the Philippines. We just finished exploring in Indonesia and now our armchair travels will take us to the Philippines.

Quezon City, the Philippines

As you see we can explore most any part of the world and it is great fun to do. So get comfortable, strap on your armchair safety belt and off we go. Yogyakarta Java. The best thing about an armchair travel blog is that you can pop over to most anywhere in the world and discover amazing things. So just sit back as we leave New Zealand behind and take a look at Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation. Out first stop is Yogyakarta, a city on the Indonesian island of Java. This city is often called Jogja and is known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Our first stop is at the temple Candi Prambanan which is also known as Candi Rara Jonggrang. This is a well-known ancient Hindu Temple, built during the 9th century for Trimurti. Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand’s capital Wellington, sits close to North Island’s southernmost point on Cook Strait. This is a compact city that has a mix of different things such as a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbor and colorful houses made with timber sitting on the surrounding hills.

The weather is usually sunny and mild but strong winter winds have been known to blow through Cook Strait, giving the city the nickname “Windy Wellington”. Visitors delight in visiting Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. There are many interactive displays. Dunedin, New Zealand. Located at the head of Otago Harbor, Dunedin is a city on the southeast coast of South Island in New Zealand. The city is known for its Scottish and Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and a large student population. There are hiking and cycling trails to explore on the adjoining Otago Peninsula, where you can see colonies of albatrosses, sea lions and rare yellow-eyed penguins. In the early 1900s when Dunedin was the commercial center of New Zealand, an impressive railway station was opened in 1906.

The Dunedin Railway Station has ornate Flemish Renaissance-style architecture with white Oamaru limestone facings on black basalt rock. It is large and grandiose and it earned architect George Troup the nickname of Gingerbread George. English architect Sir Ernest George designed the Olveston Historic Home. Christchurch New Zealand. Christchurch is a lovely garden city located on South Island in New Zealand. Paihai, New Zealand. Our armchair travels have taken us through Australia and now we’re going to hop on over to New Zealand. After all if we can travel sitting in an armchair enjoying information about different countries then it is really simple to just move from one place to another. New Zealand consists of two islands – North Island and South Island. Our first stop is Paihai. Hobart on the Derwent River. George Town on the Tamar River.

Stanley in North West Tasmania. Fabulous Kings Island. Our armchair travels have taken us from the European continent to Australia where we began exploring from Western Australia and have now left the mainland to begin taking a look at Tasmania. First we begin with Kings Island which offers many interesting things to see and do for tourists. Canberra, Australia. Sydney, Australia. Melbourne on the Yarra River. When it was Gold Rush time in the 1850s this wonderful city was referred to as “Marvelous Melbourne”. Newcastle, New South Wales. Exploring Awesome National Parks.

In our armchair travels we’ve been exploring the wonders of Australia. The Gold Coast. South of Brisbane on the east coast of Australia you’ll find the Gold Coast. This is an incredible area with surfing, diving, many different beaches, ways to get up close to nature and even plenty of amusement parks for entertainment. There is so much to do and see that I have chosen just some samples to tempt you. Brisbane on the Brisbane River. Townsville. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Adelaide on the Torrens River. Opal Capital of the World. The Beauty of the Red Center and Darwin. Alice Springs a Most Amazing Town. Exploring the Northern Territory. The Amazing Warlu Way. Touring Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton. The Wonder of Hyden and Kondinin. On the Road to Esperance. An Adventure Heading for Albany, Western Australia. The National Parks of Western Australia. Perth, Australia. Berlin, Germany.

Potsdam, Germany. Hannover on the Leine River. Bremen, Germany. Magdeburg, Germany. Dusseldorf, Germany. Munster, Germany. Essen, Germany. Cologne, Germany. Bonn, Germany. Leipzig, Germany. Erfurt, Germany. Weisbaden, Germany. Frankfurt on the Main River. Kassel on the Fulda River. Mainz, Germany. Saarbrucken Germany. Stuttgart, Germany. Heidelberg, Germany. Ulm, Germany. Nuremberg, Germany. Vienna, Austria. Salzburg, Austria. Graz, Austria. Innsbruck, Austria. Linz, Austria. Bern, Switzerland. Geneva, Switzerland. Zurich, Switzerland. Basel, Switzerland. Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rotterdam the Netherlands. Brussels, Belgium. Antwerp on the Scheldt River. Ghent, Belgium. Bruges, Belgium. Monaco. Paris, France. Chantilly, France. Strasbourg, France. Nice, France. Marseille, France. Andorra. Madrid, Spain. Seville, Spain. Amazing Venice. Exploring Genoa. Bologna, Italy. The Unspoiled Charm of Capri. Messina, Italy. Chania, Crete. Skopje, Macedonia. Sophia, Bulgaria. Tangoing - Google meklēšana. Sighisoara on the Tarnava Mare River.