The Historic London, England by Ray Raposo

After traveling all around the USA during the 70s and 80s, our first trip to Europe in the early fall of 1994 started in London, England. In subsequent visits, I’ve come to appreciate London’s cultural treasures more and more. London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the curvy River Thames in the south...

The Marvelous Italian Riviera and Cinque Terre by Ray Raposo

The Italian Riviera, synonymous with Italy's Liguria region, is a crescent-shaped strip of Mediterranean coastline straddling between the south of France and Tuscany. South of Genoa, its eastern half, the Riviera di Levante, is defined by its rugged cliffs, turquoise coves and pastel seaside towns, including the colorful Cinque Terre fishing villages. It also includes stylish resort areas such...

Visiting the fabulous Lake Como area in Italy by Ray Raposo

Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, located in the northern Lombardy region. The upscale resort area is located about an hour north of Milan. The rather thin lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with towns dotting the winding shoreline and the surrounding steep hillsides at the foothills of the Italian Alps. You’ll find the popular city of Como at the...

Visiting the marvelous Buenos Aires, Argentina by Ray Raposo

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. It is the most visited city in South America and one to include when discovering dream locations.   As a top tourist destination, it is known for its preserved Spanish and European style architecture and quite rich cultural life. The city is divided into numerous neighborhoods or barrios. Some of the most popular...

Cosmopolitan Shanghai, China. by Ray Raposo

Shanghai, China (officially The People’s Republic of China) is the country’s biggest city, while not the capital, it is a global financial hub. The city is located on China’s east coast about halfway between the Chinese capital of Beijing (Peking) and Guangzhou (Canton). Shanghai’s urban center is crossed by the Huangpu River, where the Yangtze river empties into the...