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ARMENIA

Yerevan, Zvartnots (archeological site, airport), Amberd (fort), Ashtrak, Echmiadzin, Metsamor (archeological site, nuclear plant), Sevan Lake, Noratus cemetery, Yeghishe Charents Arch, Garni (temple), Alaverdi, Spitak, Mount Ararat
Monasteries: Areni, Ashtrak, Geghard, Goshavank, Haghartsin, Haghpat, Hovhannavank, Khor Virap, Mughi, Noravank, Odzun, Saghmosavank, Sanain, Sevan, Shoghakat, St. Gayane, Tegher
Ancient manuscripts, cuisine, katchar crosses, lavash bread, handicrafts

BELIZE

Belize City, Caye Caulker

BRAZIL

BAHIA: Salvador de Bahia: Cidade Alta, Praça Municipal, Praça da Sé, Pelourinho, Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado, Convent-Hotel do Carmo, Terreiro de Jesus, Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Santo Antônio, Praça Castro Alves, Rua Chile, Avenida 7 de Setembro, Campo Grande, Cidade Baixa, Elevador Lacerda, Mercado Modelo, Forte de São Marcelo, Mercado de São Joaquim, Monserrat, Praia da Boa Viagem, Praia da Barra, Itapuã, Lagoa do Abaeté, Igreja do Bonfim; cuisine, Dadá; festivals: Dia da Baiana, Santa Barbara, Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia, Lavagem do Bonfim, Lavagem de São Lázaro, Festa de Reis, Iemanjá, Senhor Morto, Paixão de Cristo, Carnival; Province: Praia do Forte, Arembepe, Costa do Sauípe, Itaparica, Morro de São Paulo, Porto Seguro, Arraial d’Ajuda, Trancoso, Caraíva (and Pataxó people), Ilhêus (and CEPLAC cocoa plantations), Chapada Diamantina, Sítio do Conde, Recôncavo Baiano (Cachoeira, São Félix, cigars manufactory), Juazeiro, Mangue Seco

Brasília and the Vale do Amanhecer (Distrito Federal): The spiritual community founded by Tia Neiva

Ceará: Fortaleza, Canoa Quebrada, Jericoacoara, Gijoca, Tatajuba, Cumbuco, Canindé (and the festival of São Francisco de Assis in the Sertão region, September), Juazeiro do Norte (and the Padre Cícero cult), Ubajara National Park

Goiás: Goiânia, Pirenópolis, Goiás Velho, Caldas Novas, Corumbá de Goiás (and the Cavalhadas, September), Cidade Eclética (religious community)

Manaus and the Rio Amazonas; Hotel Ariaú; Carnival and Carna-Boi; indigenous people

Maranhão: São Luís, Alcântara, São José do Ribamar, Raposa, Lençois Maranhenses, Bumba-meu-Boi festival (July)

Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Mariana, Congonhas; the Aleijadinho’s Baroque

Pantanal: Corumbá, Cuiabá, Chapada dos Guimarães

Pernambuco: Recife, Olinda (and the Carnival), Igarassu, Itamaracá, Fernando de Noronha, Gaibu and Calhetas, Caruaru (Carnival), Porto de Galinhas; figurinhas (ceramics)

Piauí: Teresina, Parnaíba (and the Parnaíba river delta), Luís Correia, Sete Cidades

RIO DE JANEIRO: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme, Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar, Santa Teresa, Lapa, bondinho, Escadaria Selarón, Catete, Largo do Machado, Glória, Praia do Flamengo, World War II Memorial, Botafogo, Cinelândia, Avenida Rio Branco, Largo da Carioca, Confeitaria Colombo, Sambódromo, Edifício Petrobras, Catedral Metropolitana, procession of São Sebastião (January), Catedral Evangélica, Feira de São Cristóvão, Maracanã, Praça XV antiques market, Praça Tiradentes, Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Igreja da Candelária, Jardim Botânico, Carnival, favelas; Province: Angra dos Reis, Búzios, Cabo Frio, fazenda Ponte Alta, Ilha Grande, Niterói, Paraty

Rio Grande do Sul: Porto Alegre, Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi, Pinto Bandeira, Caxias do Sul, Nova Milano, Antônio Prado, Serafina Corrêa, Carlos Barbosa, Veranópolis, Monte Belo do Sul; the Italian communities

SÃO PAULO: Anhangabaú, Avenida Paulista, MASP, Casa das Rosas, Parque Trianon, Avenida São João, Largo do Paiçandú, Avenida São Luis, Edifício Itália, Edifício Copan, Igreja da Conceição, Barra Funda, Memorial da América Latina, Bexiga, Igreja da Achiropita, A Italianinha bakery, Estação da Luz, Museu da Língua Portuguesa, Estadio do Pacaembu, Museu do Futebol, Hotel Unique, Hotel Sofitel, Instituto Butantan, Largo and Basílica de São Bento, Largo de São Francisco, Liberdade, Memorial do Imigrante, Mercado Central, Rua 25 de Março, Morumbi cemetery (Ayrton Senna and Elis Regina graves), Paraíso, Orthodox Cathedral, Parque do Ibirapuera, Monumento as Bandeiras, Art Biennial, Praça da República, Praça da Sé, Catedral Metropolitana, Praça do Patriarca, Praça Pátio do Colégio, Praça Roosevelt, Rua 7 de Abril, Rua Direita, Rua Augusta, Teatro Municipal, Vergueiro, Viaduto do Chá, Viaduto Santa Efigênia, Vila Madalena, Beco dos Graffiti; Festivals and events: São Vito (Brás, June-July), Bunka Matsuri (Japanese Culture, May), Tanabata Matsuri (Stars Festival, July; sumo), Festival do Japão (July), Cherry Blossom Festival (São Roque, July), Anime Friends (July), Salão do Turismo (July), Bread Feast (October); Province: Aparecida, Cubatão (in the past the most polluted town in the world), Guarujá, Ilha Bela, Itú, Santos, São Vicente, Ubatuba

Other States: Rio Branco and the Holy Daime cult (Acre); Maceió, Praia do Francês, Marechal Deodoro, Penedo, Barra de São Miguel (Alagoas); Macapá (Amapá); Belém, Marajó, Santarém, Alter do Chão (Pará); João Pessoa, Campina Grande (Paraíba); Foz do Iguaçú, Curitiba (and The Grape Festival of the Italian community, February), Paranaguá, Ilha do Mel (Paraná); Natal, Genipabu, Pipa (Rio Grande do Norte); Rio Madeira, garimpo of Palmeral (Rondônia); Boa Vista (Roraima); Florianópolis, Blumenau and the Oktoberfest (Santa Catarina); Aracajú, São Cristóvão, Laranjeiras (Sergipe)

Lampião and the Cangaceiros: The ‘Robin Hood’ of the sertão region (early 20th century)

Lines of Chaos: Madness and creativity in Brazilian architecture

Macumba and Candomblé: the Orixás of the Afro-Brazilian religion

Pracinhas: The Brazilian soldiers who fought in Italy during the Second World War in Montese (Modena) and Monte Castello (Bologna)

Politicians: Lula, Cardoso, Collor, Freire

Singers: Adriana Calcanhotto, Alceu Valença, Belchior, Caetano Veloso, Chico César, Djavan, Gilberto Gil, Elba Ramalho, Ivete Sangalo, Jorge Ben, Lenine, Maria Bethânia, Marisa Monte, Milton Nascimento, Tetê Espíndola, Toquinho, Vinicius Cantuaria, Zeca Baleiro, Zé Ramalho

Writers: Jorge Amado (interview) and Zelia Gattái, Paulo Coelho

Cachaça, carrancas, capoeira, coffee, cuisine, music and dances (axé, batucada, samba, forró, frevo, lambaerobica, lambada, MPB, pagode, sertaneja), fazendas, fitas, frescobol (beach tennis), futebol, guaraná, handicrafts, Havaianas, jangadas, literatura de cordel, Movimento Sem Terra, Sertão, theater, wine

CAMBODIA

Phnom Penh (Killing Field of Choeng Ek, Tuol Sleng Museum S-21; the Chinese New Year)

Angkor, Siem Reap, Tonlé Sap Lake, Kampong Khleang

Sihanoukville

Buddhism, handicraft, Khmer art, Khmer Rouge, ladyboys, massages, Mekong River, monarchy, tro khmae (fiddles)

CANADA

TORONTO: Downtown (Spadina, King, Queen, Yonge, Dundas, College, Bay and Bloor Streets), Yonge-Dundas Square, Eaton Centre, University Avenue, University of Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square, Old and New City Hall, Queen’s Park and Parliament, Union Station, CN Tower, Metropolitan United Church, Hockey Hall of Fame, BCE Place, Financial District, Harbourfront, Ontario Place, Chinatown, Kensington Market, Little Italy, Little Portugal, Church Street and Gay neighborhood, Terroni restaurant, Osgoode Hall, Canada’s Day (July 3rd)

Niagara Falls

CHINA

Beijing: airport, Chaoyang (Dongyue Temple, Fairmont Hotel Beijing, Sanlitum, Soho), Chongwen (China Railway Museum façade, Chongwenmen, Tienammen Square, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Qian Gate, Quianmen Dajie, Temple of Heaven Park, Tiantan Lu, train station), Dongcheng (Beihai Park, Ditan Park, Bell Tower and Drum Tower, Forbidden City, Gulou Dajie, Jingshan Park, Qianhai Lake, Yonghegong), Dongsi, Haidian (Beijing Exhibition Centre and Moscow Restaurant, zoo), Nanlishliu (and White Cloud Temple); Spring Festival (Chinese New Lunar Year, February)

Shanghai: French Concession, Expo (outdoor), Huangpu (East Nanjing Road, Peace Hotel, People's Square, Renmin Park, Radisson Hotel, The Bund and Zhongshan Road), Old Town (Temple of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Bazaar, Yuyuan Gardens), Pudong, Qibao

Guangzhou (Canton): airport, Changshoulu, Guangxiao Temple, Huangsha, Orchid Garden, Shiamian Island, Tianhe, Ximenkou, Yuexiu and Yuexiu Park

Dongguan

Guangxi: Guilin, Li River, Yangshou

Art, cuisine, handicrafts, hutong, pandas, religion

COSTA RICA

SAN JOSÉ

Limón and the Carnival (Dia de la Raza, October)

Cartago and the orchids of the Lankaster Gardens

Cahuita, Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Playa Chiquita

Santiago de Puriscal (Vegas de Santiago cigars manufactory)

Arenal and The Springs Hotel

Guanacaste: Hacienda Buena Vista, El Viejo, Rio Tempisque, Tamarindo

Puntarenas and Nicoya: Montezuma, Refugio Curu, Santa Teresa, Hotel Tango Mar, Hotel Barceló, Isla Bejuco, Isla Caballo, Isla San Lucas, Isla Tortugas, Isla Venado

Rain Forest Adventure

Sarapiqui

Catholicism, coffee, cuisine, handicrafts, José Maria Figueres Olsen, murales, pre-Colombian ceramics, sodas, traditional music and dances, cocoa, chocolate

CROATIA

KRK: Krk (main town), Baška, Njivice, Stara Baška, Vrbnik

CUBA

LA HABANA: La Habana Vieja (Bodeguita del Medio, El Floridita, Calle Obispo, Plaza de Armas, Palacio del Conde de Santovenia-Hotel Santa Isabel, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Giraldilla, Palacio del Segundo Cabo, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Catedral, Calle Oficios, Plaza San Francisco, Fuente de los Leones, Plaza Vieja, Calle Mercaderes, Calle Brasil), Centro Habana (Capitolio, Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagás, Prado-Paseo de Martí, Gran Teatro de La Habana, Barrio Chino, Museo de la Revolución-Memorial Granma), Vedado (Hotel Habana Libre, Universidad, Plaza de la Revolución, José Martí statue), Hotel Nacional, Malecón, monument to the USS Maine, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, Bahia de La Habana

Casablanca, Playas del Este (Santa Maria del Mar), Baracoa, Bartolomé Masó, Bayamo, Camagüey, Cárdenas, Cayo Guillermo, Ciego de Ávila, Cienfuegos, El Cobre, Guantánamo, Holguín, Isla de la Juventud, Las Terrazas, Las Tunas, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Morón, Parque Baconao, Pinar del Río (and the guayabita production), Playa Siboney, Sancti Spíritus, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Soroa, Trinidad, Varadero, Viñales

Aleida and Camilo Guevara, camelos, handicrafts, jineteras, máquinas (vintage American cars from the '50s), music and dances, orishas, pelota (baseball), political murales, ron, tobacco plantations and cigars production

CZECH REPUBLIC

PRAGUE: Staré Město (Staroměstské náměstí, Jan Hus statue, Sv. Mikuláš, Kinských palác, dům U kamenného zvonu, Týn church, Štorch building, Staroměstské radnice, orloj, Křiž building, dům U minuty, Celetná, U černé Matky Boží, Cubism Museum, náměstí Republiky, Prašná braná, Obecní dům, Hotel Paříž, Sv. Josef, Na Poříčí, Hotel Imperial, Sv. Petra, Legiobanka, Sv. Jakub, Ungelt, Stavovské divadlo, Karolinum, Havelská, Sv. Havel, Uhelný trh, Sv. Martin ve Zdí, Betlémské náměstí, Betlémská kaple, Náprstkovo Muzeum, Sv. Jiljí, Malé náměstí, dům U Rotta, Franze Kafky náměstí, Mariánské náměstí, Nová radnice, rabbi Löw and Iron Knight statues, Městská knihovna, Clam-Gallasův palác, Karlova, Keplero house, Klementinum, Křižovnické náměstí, Charles IV statue, Sv. František Serafinský u Křižovníků, Smetanovo nábřeží, Novotného lávka, Muzeum Bedřicha Smetany), Muzeum hlavního města Prahy, Josefov (Starý židovský hřbitov, Obřadní síň, Pařižská, synagogues, Kostel Svatého Salvátora, Kafka statue, Vězeňská, Sv. Haštala, Uměleckoprůmyslové Muzeum), Kláster sv. Anežky České, Sv. Šimon a Juda, Rudolfinum, Malá Strana (Mostecká Brána, Karlův most, Charles Bridge statues, Malostranské mostecké věže, U tří pštrosů, Malostranské náměstí, Sv. Mikuláš, Morový sloup, dům U zlatého melena, Sv. Tomáš, Valdštejnký palác, Panna Maria pod Řetězem, Velkopřevorské náměstí, palác Maltézského Velkopřevora, Buquoyský palác, John Lennon’s wall, Kampa, Maltézské náměstí, Karmelitská, Panna Maria Vítězná e Jezulátko, Petřín Hill, Vlašská, Lobkovický palác), Hradčany (Nerudova, Úvoz, Strahovský klášter, Černinský palác, Loreta, kostel Panny Marie Andělské, Nový Svět, Vojenský Sv. Jana Nepomuckého, Hradčanské náměstí, the Virgin Column, Toskánský palác, Schwarzenberský palác, Martinický palác, Národní Galerie, Arcibiscupský palác, Pražslý Hrad, Katedrála Sv. Víta, zlatá Ulička), Letná, Národní Techniché Muzeum, Nové Město (Mucha Museum, Jindřišská, Na Příkopě, Slovanský dům, dům U černá růže, Savarin palác, Muzeum Komunismu, dům Koruna, 28. října, Václavské náměstí, Jan Palach plaque, Narodní Muzeum, pasáž Lucerna, Grand Hotel Evropa, Panny Marie a Slovanský patronů, Karlovo náměstí, Sv. Štěpán, Tančící dům, Žofín, Masarykovo nábřeží, Národní Divadlo, Vyšehrad, Televizní vez Praha, Nový Židovský Hřbitov (Kafka’s grave), the Vlatva River

Art (David Černý), beer, Bohemia crystals, cuisine, Liberty and Cubism, Království dýmek’s pipes, puppets

ECUADOR

Quito, Baños, Guayaquil, Otavalo, San Lorenzo, Machala (the bananas plantations and the Banana Festival, September), Tena, El Puyo, Puerto Francisco De Orellana, Saraguro (and the topes brooches), Puerto Lopez (fishing), Santo Domingo de Los Colorados (indios), Atacames (and shrimps), Yangana (Christ of the Good Death Festival, October; cockfights), Mitad del Mundo (Equator line), Jambelí, Cuenca (and the Panama hats), Esmeraldas, Bahia De Caraquéz

Ancient People: The old people of Vilcabamba

Catholicism, cuisine, handicrafts, mielconcha, music and dances, pre-Colombian ceramics

EGYPT

Cairo (old town, Muhammad Ali and Muhammad El-Nasir Mosques, Midan El-Tahir Square, Archeological Museum, Corniche, Khan El-Khalili bazaar, Giza pyramids, Sphinx), Memphis, Saqqara

The Nile River: Luxor (Valley of Kings and Queens, Karnak, Temple of the Sun, Hatshepsut Temple, Memnon Colossuses), Edfu (Temple of Horus), Kom Ombo, Aswan (dams, Temple of Phile, markets, feluccas), Abu Simbel; cruises along the river

Archaeology, handicrafts, hieroglyphs, Islam, sarcophaguses

EAST TIMOR

DILI: Arte Moris, Hotel Timor, Cathedral, Evangelical Church (Assembléia de Deus), Xanana Gusmão library, CAVR (Balide’s former prison), Resistance Museum, port, Lecidere, Motael Church, Santa Cruz cemetery, Cristo Rei beach and statue, Areia Branca, stadium, Palácio do Governo, Palácio Presidencial, Casa Europa, lighthouse, Tais Market

Art, handicrafts, Ataúro island’s dolls, futu manu (cockfighting), UN, fishing, tais

Independence Day (May 20th), military parades and cheerleaders

José Ramos-Horta

GREECE

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, Eretteo, Odéion, Monastiraki, Presidential Palace and Parliament, Licabetto, Roman Agora (wind tower, Propilon), Ancient Agora, Ceramico Cemetery, Olimpieion, Omonia Square, Iliu Melathron, Penepistimio, Akadimia, Zappio, National Garden, Archeological Museum, Sindagma Square, central market, Olympic Stadium, Plaka, handicrafts

Tinos (Cyclades Islands): The Panaghia Evangelistria procession (August 15th) and the meeting of the Rom people

Andros, Chios, Corinto, Delos, Ios, Mikonos, Paros

Archaeology, cuisine, Evzoni, handicrafts, Orthodox Church

GUATEMALA

Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango, Flores, Lake Atitlán (Panajacel, Sololá, Santiago, San Pedro, San Antonio), Livingstone, Monterrico, Puerto Barrios, Río Dulce, Tikal

Handicrafts

HOLLAND

UTRECHT: Oude Gracht, Cathedral and Tower, Church of Willibrord, National Museum of Musical Clocks and Street Organs, Museum of Modern Art, Pieterskirche, ‘T Wed

Amsterdam

HONDURAS

Copán, La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, Tela, Utila

HONG KONG

Hong Kong Island (Aberdeen, Causeway Bay, Central - Bank of China Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Dragon-i bar, Tazmania Ballroom, Landmark Hotel and Amber Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Krug Room Restaurant, Soho, Statue Square, Legislative Council Chamber -, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Repulse Bay, The Repulse Bay Hotel, Tin Hau Temple, Sheung Wan, Man Mo Temple, Cat Street Market, Stanley, Victoria Peak, Wan Chai), Kowloon (Diamond Hill, Chi Lin Nunnery, Lotus Garden, Mong Kok, Jade Market, Portland Street, Temple Street, Prince Edwards, Flowers Market, Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Tsim Sha Tsui, Avenue of Stars, Bruce Lee Statue, Busy Suzie, Clock Tower, HK Cultural Centre, HK Space Museum, Nathan Road, Chungking Mansions, St. Andrew's Church, The Peninsula Hotel, Xian Nan Guo Restaurant), Victoria Harbour, Lantau Island (Po Lin, Tai O, Tung Chung)

Art, architecture, cuisine, religion

HUNGARY

BUDAPEST: Buda, Pest, Danube, thermal baths, Hotel Gellért, Parliament, synagogue and Hebraic Museum, Cave Church, Marxìm Pizzeria, Heroes Square, Fine Arts Museum, Városliget, Vajdahunyad Castle, Ják Chapel, Gundel restaurant, zoo, Szobor Park, Gerbeaud confectionery, Mattew’s Church and Museum of Religious Art, Saint Stephen’s, the Fishermen’s Wall, Royal Palace, Chains Bridge, Szabadság Bridge, Váci utca, central market

Handicrafts

INDIA

DELHI: Appu Ghar, Garhi studio, Lalit Kala Akademi, Baha’I temple, Bangla Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh temple), Khan Market (and Bahri Sons bookstore), Chandni Chowk (Mirza Ghalib, Ghantewala bakery), Connaught Place (and Palika Bazaar), Cottage Industries Emporium, Delhi Golf Club, St Stephen’s College (university), Dilli Haat, Chanakyapuri, Holy Heart Church, Saint James Church, Gol Dak Khana, Hauz Khas, Humayun’s Grave, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Kalkaji temple, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Lal Qila (Red Fort), Lodi Garden (and Bara Gumbad), Talkatora Garden, Raisina Hill, Mahatma Gandhi’s Raj Ghat, National Museum, National Rail Museum, Nizam-ud-din Mausoleum, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Secretariat Buildings, Pragati Maidan, Purana Qila (Old Fort) and Sher Mandal, Qutb Minar, Forte Siri, Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, Ansal Plaza, Swaminarayan Akshardham temple, Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti House, Yamuna river

GOA: Panjim, Old Goa, Chorao island, Divar island, Forte Aguada, Forte Reis Magos, Goa Velha, Assagao (and the Animal Rescue Centre), Betim, Mapusa, Margao, Ponda, Saligao (and the Ayurveda & Yoga Centre), Siolim, Vasco da Gama, Maem Lake, Arpora (Saturday night market); beaches: Anjuna (and the Flea market), Arambol, Ashvem, Baga, Benaulim, Calangute, Candolim, Chapora, Arambol, Ashvem, Baga, Benaulim, Calangute, Candolim, Colva, Dona Paula, Mandrem, Miramar, Morjim, Palolem, Sinquerim, Vagator; events: Republic Day (January 26th), Carnival, Maruti Zatra (Hanuman commemoration, February), Easter and the Holy Week, Jashn-Eid-Milad Un Nabi (Mohammed commemoration, March), Holi (March) and Shigmotsav (March-April), Janamashtami (or Gokulashtami, Krishna commemoration, September), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Durga Puja (or Navratri, October), Diwali (November), Christmas

MUMBAI: Colaba, Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Causeway, Leopold Café, Kala Ghoda, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Fort, Khyber restaurant, Flora Fountain, Horniman Circle, Town Hall, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Victoria Terminus, University, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Malabar Hill, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhavan (Gandhi’s home), Haji Ali Mosque, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market, Falkland Road, Elephanta Caves

Life in the Ashram: The international community of Osho Bhagwan Rajneesh in Pune; acupuncture, massages, meditation

Madhya Pradesh: Khajuraho and the erotic sculptures, Orchha

Rajasthan: Jaipur, Udaipur

Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Varanasi (Benares) and the holy Ganges

Trimurti: The Hindu gods

Autorickshaws and Ambassador taxis, Ayurvedic massages and medicines, Bollywood, dance, music, cuisine, cremations, cricket, handicrafts, Hinduism, Indian wine, Islam, Jainism, sari, sherwwani, Sikhism, paan, beedies, yoga

INDONESIA

BALI: Kuta, Ubud, Denpasar (and Bali Arts Festival Opening Parade, June), Jimbaran; the B.A.R.C., a local volunteers association that helps street dog

SUMATRA: Lake Toba, Bukittinggi, Berastagi

The Karo wedding: The Karos, a northern Sumatra’s tribe, and their pre-wedding banquet

Ticket to the Moon: Magic mushrooms

Batak people, batik, cuisine, handicrafts, Hinduism, puppets, traditional dance, surfing, Australian tourists

ITALY

BOLOGNA (Emilia Romagna): churches (Baraccano, chiesa dei Salesiani, Chiesa Nuova, Madonna della Pioggia, Madonna di Galliera, Oratorio dello Spirito Santo, Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, S. Maria dei Servi, S. Procolo, Sant’Antonio, San Bartolomeo, San Domenico, San Donato, San Francesco, San Giacomo Maggiore, San Luca and Aula Magna, San Martino, San Nicolò degli Albari, San Petronio, San Pietro, Santa Lucia, Santa Maria della Vita, San Michele in Bosco, SS. Giuseppe e Ignazio, SS. Salvatore, SS. Vitale e Agricola), Certosa, Polish War Cemetery (San Lazzaro), Cineteca, Atti e Bassi, Bar Ortica, Roxy Bar, Bar Otello, Caffè Zanarini, Cantina Bentivoglio, Ristorante Diana, Eataly, Majani, Osteria Bottega, Osteria Il Moretto, Osteria del Sole, Tamburini, Trattoria Fantoni, Trattoria Lambertini, Gelatauro, Gelateria delle Moline, Gelateria Gianni, Gelateria Grom, Sorbetteria Castiglione, Asinelli and Garisenda Towers, Torre Coronata, Fiera District, Galleria Acquaderni, Galleria Cavour, markets (Mercato Centrale, Mercato della Terra, Mercato delle Erbe, Piazzola and Montagnola), Meloncello, Museums (MAMbo, Museo delle Cere Anatomiche, Museo Civico, Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Museo di Scienze Naturali, Palazzo Fava), Navile neighborhood, palaces (Archiginnasio and Sala Anatomica, Arena del Sole, Casa Majani, Casa Marconi, Corte Isolani, Nuovo Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo d'Accursio and Sala Rossa, Palazzo della Mercanzia, Palazzo Re Enzo, Questura, Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo dei Banchi, ex Sala Borsa, Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo Francia, Palazzo Davia Bargellini, Palazzo Hercolani, Hotel Baglioni, Collegio di Spagna, Palazzo Bargellini, Palazzo della Cassa di Risparmio, Palazzo Pepoli, Villa Mazzacorati), Teatro Comunale, parks and gardens (Giardini Margherita, Lunetta Gamberini, Giardino del Guasto), squares (piazza Aldrovandi, piazza Carducci, piazza Cavour, piazza de' Celestini, piazza dei Martiri, piazza di Porta Ravegnana, piazza Galvani, piazza Maggiore and Nettuno, piazza Malpighi, piazza Minghetti, piazza Otto Agosto, piazza Roosevelt, piazza San Martino, piazza Santo Stefano, piazza Verdi), old city gates (Porta Castiglione, Porta Galliera, Porta Lame, Porta San Felice, Porta San Vitale, Porta Santo Stefano), Salara, train station, airport, university, streets (Corte de' Galluzzi, Pavaglione, Strada Maggiore, via Altabella, via Azzo Gardino, via Caprarie, via Castellata, via Castiglione, via Clavature, via D'Azeglio, via de' Toschi, via de’ Foscherari, via dei Falegnami, via dei Musei and Libreria Nanni, via Farini, via Guerrazzi, via Indipendenza, via Irnerio, via IV Novembre, via Marconi, via Mascarella, via Murri, via Orefici, via Pescherie, via Petroni, via Piella and Canale delle Moline, via Riva di Reno, via Rizzoli, via San Vitale, via Santa Caterina, via Sant'Isaia, via Santo Stefano, via Ugo Bassi, via Zamboni, Viale Gozzadini, viale Masini), Tombe dei Glossatori, Bonfiglioli pipes-maker; cinema, cuisine, fairs and events (procession of the Madonna of San Luca - May -, Mille Miglia, Gay Pride parade - June -, commemoration of August 2nd, Hiroshima’s anniversary - August 6th -, San Petronio Feast - October 4th -, Motor Show), graffiti, porticoes, traditional masks and puppets, people

Bologna’s Province: Bazzano, Bentivoglio, Budrio, Castel del Rio, Castello di Serravalle, Castel San Pietro Terme, Crespellano, Dozza (and the Graffiti Biennial - September; the Regional Winery), Imola (and the racing track; Carnival in a mental hospital), Madonna del Faggio, Minerbio, Monte San Pietro, Monteveglio, Oliveto (and the Anchovy Funeral feast, April), Ponte Ronca (volunteers at a kennel), Porretta Terme, Savigno, Sasso Marconi, Tolè, Vado, Zapponino, Zola Predosa

Parks of Appennini of Bologna and Modena: Corno alle Scale, Monte Sole, Montovolo, Abbazia di Monte Veglio, La Martina, Monte Bibele, Gessi, Suviana, Alto Appennino Modenese, Sassi di Rocca Malatina, Salse di Mirano

Modena and Province: Vignola (and the Cherry Blossom Festival, April), Spilamberto (and San Giovanni’s fair and old trades, June), Marano, Fanano, Savignano sul Panaro, Guiglia, Castelvetro, Montese, Sestola, Zocca, Maranello (Ferrari museum), Castelnuovo Rangone; Lambrusco and aceto balsamico

Ferrara and Province: The Palio of San Giorgio (May/June) and the Buskers Festival of the street singers (August), Cento (and the Carnival, featuring Brazilian samba schools)

Po river delta: Comacchio, Lido di Volano, Abbazia di Pomposa, Ostellato, Codigoro, Mesola, Goro, Gorino, Punte Alberete, Porto Garibaldi

Emilia: Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and the production of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Forlì-Cesena and Province: Forlimpopoli, Modigliana, Predappio, Tredozio (the Eggs Festival, April), Longiano

Ravenna and Province: Brisighella, Cesenatico, Cervia, Faenza (ceramics), Lugo (and the Baracca Museum), Marina di Ravenna, Marina Romea; mosaics

Rimini and Province: Montebello (and Honey Feast, September), Montecolombo, Montefiore Conca, Pennabilli, Riccione, San Leo, Santarcangelo di Romagna (and the Theatre Festival - July; the Mutoid Waste Company, a post-punk community specialized in repairing discarded mechanical parts; the underground caves and La Sangiovesa wine-bar), Torriana, Verucchio; piadina

Campania: Naples, Procida, Ischia, Pompei

Lazio: Roma, Ponza

Lombardy: Milan, Mantua

Marche: Gabicce, Gradara, Senigallia

Molise: Termoli

Piedmont: Turin, Cuneo

Sicily: Palermo, Sciacca, Stromboli

Trentino-Alto Adige: Bolzano

Tuscany: Florence, Pisa, Siena (and the Palio), Lucca, Pistoia, Prato

Umbria: Perugia (and Umbria Jazz Festival), Assisi, Città di Castello, Gubbio, Todi

Veneto: Padua, Venice (and the Carnival), Murano, Verona, Vicenza (and the Chocolate feast, October), Asiago (and the Asiago cheese production), Bassano del Grappa, Marostica

San Marino Republic and the Capitani Reggenti’s parade (April 1st and October 1st)

JAPAN

Kyoto: Arashiyama, Nijo-jo Castle, Chion-in Temple, Daigoji Temple, Fushimi Inari shrine, Imperial Garden, Gion (and Shinbashi Street), Goou Jinja, Heian Shrine, Higashi-Honganji Temple, Honen-in Temple, Kamigamo Shrine and flea market, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Tenjin flea market, Kiyomizudera Temple and Seiryu Dragon Dance, Kumano Shrine, Kyoto Tower, Lake Biwa Canal, Manga Museum, National Museum of Modern Art (outdoor), Nanzenji Temple, Nishi-Honganji Temple, Pontocho, Rokkaku-do Temple, Teramachi Shopping Arcade and Nishiki Market, Tetsugaku No Michi (‘Philosopher’s Path’), train station, Yasaka Pagoda, Yasaka Shrine and Maruyama Park; cherry blossoming

Okinawa: Naha (Makishi, Kokusai-dori, Heiwa-dori, Daichi Makishi Kosetsu Ichiba, Okiei-dori, Naminoue Beach and Shrine, Onoyama Park, Shikinaen Royal Garden, Shikina Cemetery, Shuri Castle and Kinjo-cho, University of Arts, Conan Dog zen temple, , Sogen-ji, Miebashi, Tomari Port and International Cemetery, Shinko Wharf, Tsuboya, Akamine, Akebono, Asato, Fukusyu-en Garden, Manko Lake and Park, Minato, Omoromachi, port, Naha Harbor Diner, Route 58, Shintoshin, Art Museum, Sueyoshi Park, Uchima-nishi Park and Aja river, Yorimiya, airport); EVENTS: Tidanowa Festival, Dragon Boat Festival (May), Eisa, Obon, Tomari Friend Ship Festival (September), Naha Festival and Oo-Tsunahiki Matsuri/Tug of War (October); Urasoe, Ginowan, Okinawa City and Koza, Onna, Yomitan, Nago, Henoko, Nakagusuku, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Yambaru and Takae, Ta Waterfall, Motobu, Yachimun Café Shisa-en, Bise, Nakijin-jo, Azama Sunsun Beach, Cape Kyan, Gushikawa Castle, Peace Memorial, Himeyuri Peace Museum, Sefa-utaki, Kitanashiro Beach, Mibaru Beach, Hamabe no Chaya Café; ISLANDS: Hamahiga, Kudaka, Kerama, Yaeyama (Iriomote, Ishigaki, Taketomi); cuisine, handicrafts, glass making, pottery, shisa, sanshin, taiko, Anti-Americans protests, water buffalo, butterflies, traditional architecture, sumo, wrestling, music, cats, sake bars, Hula dance, whales, baseball, karate, monorail

Kamakura, Ōfuna (Kanagawa)

Osaka: Nijo-jo Castle, Hanazonocho, Matsuyamachi (dolls shops), Minami (and J-pop band Fanta Peace), Shin-Sekai, Umeda

Fukuoka and Hakata

Hiroshima and Miyajima

Kobe

Nara (Kohfukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, Sanjodori street)

Anti-nuclear protest march, art, cosplay, cuisine, dance, geishas, hanami, handicrafts, karate, katana, kimono, kites, manga, martial arts, music, origami, religion, sake, sakura, sumo, taiko, tea ceremony, wrestling

LAOS

Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Bolaven Plateau (Paksong, coffee plantations), Champasak (Wat Phu), Pakse, Si Phan Don (‘4000 islands’: Don Det, Don Khon), Vang Vieng

The Pha That Luang Festival: The Full Moon Festival (November)

Buddhism, cuisine (including bugs), French bowls, handicrafts, kataw, Mekong river

MACAO

MADAGASCAR

Antananarivo (Zoma, Rova, Tsimbazaza zoological garden, Anosy Lake, Ivato), Perinét (natural reserve, chameleons), Tamatave, Foulpointe, Antsirabe (and the pousse-pousse), Betafo (rice paddies), Andraikiba Lake, Ambositra, Fianarantsoa (and the Lazan’i Betsileo wine), Ambalavao (and the Antaimoro paper), Manakara, Tulear, Anakao, Nosy Ve, Ampanihy, Fort Dauphin

The Mahafaly Graves: The funerary art of the South

Aloalo, baobabs, cuisine, handicrafts, lamba, lemurs, Merina people, Ravenala madascarensis, taxi-brousse, Salavaka people, zebus

MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur

Penang and Georgetown

Cameron Highlands (tea plantations, strawberries)

Malacca

Tioman (Salang Beach and its cats), Mersing

Johor Bahru

Chinese commemoration of the ancestors (Ching Ming festival, March-April), handicrafts, Islam, kataw, Nyonya cuisine, Peranakan culture

MAURITIUS

Port Louis, Flacq, Grand Bassin, Pamplemousses (Royal Botanical Gardens), Château Labourdonnais, Vallée de Ferney, Domaine de L’Etoile, Chamarel, Belle Mare, The Residence Hotel, Ambre Hotel, Le Table du Château Restaurant

Cuisine, dodo, deers, flora, litchi, political elections, Indians, Hinduism, resorts, rum, séga

MEXICO

Mexico City (and the feast of the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, December 12th), Teotihuacán, Puebla, Catorce (peyote), Acapulco (and the Clavadistas), Taxco, Oaxaca, Monte Albán, Mitla, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel, Zipolite, Mazunte, Tuxla Gutiérrez (Sumidero canyon), San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantán, Agua Azul, Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Frontera Corozal, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Merida, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal

Archeology, Catholicism, cuisine, Dia de los Muertos masks and sweets, Frida Kalho’s paintings imitations, handicrafts, guayaberas shirts, mariachi, music and traditional dances, pre-Colombian ceramics, saguaros, voladores, Volkswagen taxis, wrestling masks

MOROCCO

Rabat, Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes, Volubilis, Ait Ben Haddou, Erfoud, Merzouga dunes, El Madida, Essaouira, Gorges du Todra, Ifrane, Midelt, Tineghir, Dades Valley

Architecture, belly dance, cuisine, desert, fishing, handicrafts, henna, knights, Islam, tea

MYANMAR

YANGON: Pansodan, Sule Paya, Shwedagon Paya, The Strand Hotel, Yangon River, Bogyoke Market, Maha Wizaya (Vijaya) Paya, Kaba Aye Paya, Botataung Paya, Maha Pasan Paya, Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Kandawgyi Lake and Hotel, Inya Lake

Mandalay, Bagan, Mount Popa, Kalaw, Amarapura (and The Festival of Spirits, August-September), Mingun, Sagaing, Ava, Inle Lake (and the ‘jumping cats’ at the Nga Phe Monastery), Tachileik

Buddhism, cheroots, cuisine, handicrafts, Padaung women, Palaung people, Shan people, thanaka powder, Yokthe Pwe (puppets theatre)

NEPAL

Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur (and the Gai Jatra), Dakshinkali (animals sacrifices), Nagarkot, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park

Maha Shivaratri: A Hindu festival in honor of Shiva’s birth (February-March) at Pashupatinath temple (Kathmandu), cremations

Buddhism, cinema, handicrafts, Hinduism, sadhus, Tibetan refugees, traditional music and dances, trucks (Tata)

NICARAGUA

Managua, Masaya (and the volcano), León, León Viejo, Montelimar, Pochomil, Masachapa, Poneloya-Las Peñitas, Granada (and the Lago de Nicaragua), Puerto Asese and Las Isletas, Ometepe (and the petroglífos), Solentiname (Mancarrón, San Fernando), San Carlos, Rivas, San Juan del Sur, San Juan River, Matagalpa and the Hacienda Serra Negra (coffee, flowers), Bluefields, Corn Island

Cuisine, handicrafts, political murales, Sandinismo, turtles killing

OMAN

Muscat (and the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, Muscat Inter-Continental Hotel), Mutrah, Nizwa, Bahla, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands, Fanjah, Al Hamra

Architecture, desert, handicrafts, Islam

PANAMA

Panama City, Panama Canal (Balboa, Miraflores, Pedro Miguel, Gamboa), Playa Coronado, David, Boquete (and the Orchids and Coffee Fair, April), Penonomé, La Pintada (Joyas de Panamá cigars manufactory), Bocas del Toro, San Blas

Buses, Catholicism, coffee, cuisine, handicrafts, hats, Kuna people, polleras, soccer

PAKISTAN

Karachi and the Chaukandi graves

Buses, handicrafts

PERU

Lima’s museums: Rafael Larco Herrera, Anthropology and Archaeology (erotic ceramics), San Francisco catacombs

Huancayo

Huaráz and the Cordillera Blanca: Caráz, Chavín, Yungay

Cuisine, handicrafts, Inca Kola, pre-Colombian ceramics

PHILIPPINES

MANILA: the Manila Hotel, the Malacañang Palace, the Coconut Palace, Makati, Benigno Aquino Monument, Chinatown, Binondo, Chinese Cemetery, U.S. Cemetery, Forbes Park, Intramuros (Fort Santiago), Rizal Park, Divisoria Market, Ermita, Malate, Pistang Pilipino, Nayong Pilipino, Philippines Cultural Center, Quiapo, Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue, Rosie’s Diner, Smoky Mountain

Boracay

Puerto Galera (Mindoro)

Pakil and Pagsanjan (Luzon)

Angeles City and Olongapo (former U.S. military bases, Luzon)

Banawe’s rice paddies, Sagada and Bontoc (Luzon); Ifugao people

Flagellants and Crucifixions: San Fernando Pampanga (Luzon) during the Holy Week

Bowlersabong, carabao, Catholicism, cinema, faith healers (Alex Orbito), handicrafts, Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival (Carnival), Mindanao dances, prostitution, Sampaguita flower, sungka, Freddie Aguilar, Santo Niño de Cebu holy image, jeepneys

PORTUGAL

LISBON: Tejo, São Jorge Castle, Bairro Alto, elétrico and elevadór, Café A Brasileira and Pessoa statue, Chiado, Igreja do Carmo, Cidade Baixa (Rossio: squares dos Restauradores, Dom Pedro IV, da Figueira, do Comércio, Marqués de Pombal), Eduardo VII Park, Estufa Fria, Alfama (and Mercado da Ladra), Teatro Nacional, zoo, Águas Livres Aqueduct, Amoreiras mall, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Belém Tower, Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Cascais, Fatima, Óbidos, Peniche, Nazaré

Azulejos, fishing, handicrafts

SENEGAL

Dakar, N’Gor, Île de Gorée, Saint Louis, Kaolack, Saly, Ziguinchor, Djilapao, Affiniam, Oussouye, Cap Skiring, Île de Carabane, Elinkine, Kafountine, Abené

Awalé, boubou, handicrafts, music, pirogues, taxi-brousse

SINGAPORE

Singapore River, Anderson Bridge, Raffles’ statue, Esplanade Park, Clarke Quay, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum, Fort Canning Park (and Spice Garden), Bugis Street, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Kampong Glam (Arab Street), Sultan Mosque, Chinatown, Sri Mariamman Temple, Sri Krishnan Temple, Little India, Tekka Market, Orchard Road, Orchard Towers, Fulton Center (Funan DigitaLife Mall), Botanic Garden, Sentosa (Universal Studios, Siloso Beach), InterContinental Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel, Marina Bay, Flyer, National Library, Peranakan Museum, Kim Chou

Cuisine, Hinduism, Islam, Peranakan culture, restaurants, shops

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul: Cheongwadae, Deoksugung Palace, Itaewon, Jongo (Anguk, Bosing-Gak Bell, Bukchon, Changdeokgung Palace, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Children Museum, Dongsipjagak Guard Tower, Gwanghwamun Square and Gate, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sejong Center, Dongah Media Center and religious protest, Insadong and ‘tea museum’, Jogyesa Temple, Jongo bars, Jongo Tower, financial area, National Folk Museum, Samcheong-dong, Tapgol Park, Unhyeongung and Tea Festival), Mapo-gu, Myeong-dong - shopping area and Cathedral -, Namdaemun Market, Namsangol Hanok Village, Sea Gum Jung, Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Seoul Square, Seoul Station, War Memorial of Korea; Students protest

DMZ

Busan: ‘40 Stairs’, Bosu-dong, Bujeon, Dong-gu, Busan Station, Chinatown and ‘Texas Street’ bars, Gukje Market, Gwangbok, Haeundae Beach, Jagalchi, Nam-gu, PIFF Square, Samgwangsa Temple, UN Memorial Cemetery, Yongdusan Park

Art, baduk (‘go’ game), cuisine, dance, handicrafts, kimchi, music, religion, taekwondo, traditional dresses

SPAIN

Valencia: Casco Antiguo, Jardí del Túria, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (CAC : Oceanogràfic, Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe), Plaza de la Virgen, Rio Túria Fountain, Tribunal de las Aguas, Cathedral (San Vicente’s arm, Madonna del Pilar, Holy Graal, Miguelete), Plaza de la Reina, Ruzafa (and Ubik Café, Gnomo, Vinz Feel), Marina Reale Juan Carlos I, Edificio Veles e Vents, Formula One Circuit, Playa de las Arenas, La Pepica, Paseo Neptuno, Malvarrosa, Las Añadas de España, Lladró, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, El Siglo, Hair up, Lonja de la Seda, Cagón, Restaurant L’Eriçò, Restaurant Alma del Temple, Caro Hotel, IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern), Sala de la Muralla, Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí, Estación del Norte, Mercado Central, Plaza Poeta Llorente

Cuisine, paella, jamón serrano, wine, ceramics, horciata, chufas, fartóns, azulejos, oranges, handicrafts, Picasso, Julio González

SRI LANKA

Colombo, Negombo, Kandy (and the Royal Botanical Garden), Dambulla, Sigiriya, Galle, Unawatuna (and The Dream House guest-house/restaurant), Ahangama (stilt fishermen)

Art, batik, cigars, cuisine, fishermen, handicrafts, precious stones, tea plantations, traditional dances, trains, tsunami ruins, vanilla

SWITZERLAND

Appenzell, Baden, Bern, Sankt Gallen, Zurich (and the Street Parade, August)

THAILAND

BANGKOK: Khao San Road, Democracy Monument, Royal Palace, Wat Phra Keo (Kaew), Wat Pho (Phra Chetuphon), Wat Arun, Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha), Wat Saket and Golden Mount, San Phra Phrom (Erewan Shrine), Wat Hualamphong, Wat Benchamabophit, the amulets market, Weekend Market, Lumphini Stadium and Lumphini Park, Chao Phraya river, Royal Barges, State Tower’s panoramic bar, Sukhumvit Road, Nana Plaza, ‘Soi Arab’, Soi Cowboy, Pat Pong, Chit Lom, Phloen Chit, Silom Road, Chinatown, Little India, Jim Thompson’s house, Siam Center, Central World Plaza, Rama V and Rama VI’s monuments; the King’s birthday

Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chaing Saen (and Anantara Golden Triangle Hotel), Mae Sai, Chong Mek, Ban Theuat Thai (and Khun Sa museum), Baw Sang (umbrellas and silk making), Mae Salong (and tea production), San Kamphaeng (thermal baths), Kanchanaburi (Kwai River bridge), Nakhon Pathom, Damnoen Saduak (floating market), Ko Samet, Krabi, Phuket

A monk’s life: A day in the life of a Buddhist monk

The Opium People: The Golden Triangle hills tribes (Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Yao); opium production

Architecture, Buddhism, canals, cockfighting, cuisine (including fried bugs), elephants, handicrafts, Islam, kataw, Khon traditional dance, ladyboys, massages, monarchy, Muay Thai, music and hip-hop, orchids, prostitution, silk, theater, tuk-tuk, vintage Vespa, water festival

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Abu Dhabi: Emirates Palace, Corniche, Breakwater, Marina Mall, Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Cultural District, Beach Rotana, Ferrari World, Emirates Heritage Club, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Cipriani Restaurant, Monte Carlo Beach Club, Park Hyatt Hotel, The Souk Central Market, Viceroy Hotel, Zayed Mosque, Qasr Al Sarab

Desert, Islam, dates, camels, handicrafts, gold, dhow, cuisine, Azza Al Qubaisi

USA

New York City

MANHATTAN

UPTOWN: Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue, Amsterdam Avenue, American Folk Art Museum, Dakota Residence, Harlem, Apollo Theater, Sylvia’s restaurant, New Mount Zion Baptist Church, East Harlem, Morningside Heights, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Columbia University, Washington Heights, Hudson River, Fort Tyron Park, The Cloisters, Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Whitney Museum of American Art, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York, Unitarian Church (animals blessing)

MIDTOWN: Central Park (and Strawberry Fields), Grand Army Plaza, Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, Apple Center, Fifth Avenue, Walt Disney Store, Trump Tower, Tiffany, Rockefeller Center, Christie’s, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, Saint Thomas Church, 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lexington Avenue, Park Avenue, Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Waldorf-Astoria, Broadway Avenue and theaters, Avenue of the Americas, Grand Central Terminal, UN Building, Trump World Tower, East River, Chrysler Building, Bryant Park, The New York Public Library, International Center of Photography, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Madison Square Garden, General Post Office, Javits Center, American Kennel Club, The Peninsula Hotel, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Hall, Empire State Building, Macy’s, Love sculpture, MoMA, Russian Tea Room, Times Square, Planet Hollywood, Dog Spa (hotel for dogs), Bloomingdale’s

DOWNTOWN: Battery Park, Chelsea (and art galleries), Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, Hotel Chelsea, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Chinatown, Manhattan Bridge, City Hall, SoHo, Fashion Walk, Fashion Institute of Technology, TriBeCa, East Village (Saint Mark’s Place, Astor Place), West (Greenwich) Village, Washington Square, Grace Church, Lower East Side, Little Italy, Italian American Museum, Museum of Sex, Financial District, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Saint Paul’s Chapel, Ground Zero, South Street Seaport, National Museum of the American Indian, Madison Square Park, Flatiron Building, Union Square

BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst (Little Italy), Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum, DUMBO

QUEENS: Jackson Heights, Astoria (and Punta Dura restaurant), Corona, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Flushing, old Shea Stadium, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, New York Hall of Science, JFK airport, La Guardia airport, Queens Center, Jamaica, P.S.1 MoMA, Queens Museum of Art, Queensboro Bridge, Woodside

THE BRONX: old Yankee Stadium, Belmont (Little Italy), zoo

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

Roosevelt Island

Staten Island: Meucci and Garibaldi’s house, Verrazano Bridge

Long Island: Port Washington, Long Beach, Montauk

NYC events: Three Kings Day (East Harlem, January); Lunar New Year (Chinatown, January/February); The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (February); Artexpo (art fair, March); Robotics Competition (March); GLBT Expo (gay and lesbian fair, March); Saint Patrick’s Parade (March); Cherry Blossom Festival (April); Easter Parade (April); Dia del Niño (Children Day in the Latin-American community in Corona, Queens, April); Drums Along the Hudson (Native Americans Festival, April); Auto Show (April); Greek Parade (April); Bark (pets fashion show at the FIT, April); International Beauty Show (April /May); Philippines Parade (June); Puerto-Rican Parade (June); Midsummer Swedish Festival (June); Mermaid Parade (June); Gay Pride March (June); July 4th; Colombian Parade (July); Dragon Boat Festival (Queens, August); Indian Parade (August); Harlem Week (August); San Gennaro (September); Santa Rosalia (September); Ground Zero commemoration (9/11); West Indian American Carnival (Brooklyn, September); Brazil Day (September); Comic Con (comics and super-heroes fair, October); Veterans Day (November 11th); Thanksgiving and Macy’s Parade (November); Posadas y Pastorelas (Christmas Mexican feast); Hanukka (December); Kwanzaa (December); the Polar Bears and the 1st January swim at Coney Island

Arizona: Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Holbrook, Route 66, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, Sedona, Montezuma Castle

California: San Francisco, Sausalito, Yosemite, Death Valley

Massachusetts: Boston, Cambridge (Harvard’s campus e Mayfair, May)

Nevada: Las Vegas

New Jersey: Atlantic City

New York State: Hudson Valley (Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollows), Niagara Falls

Utah: Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion

Washington D.C.: The Cherry Blossom Festival (April); Barak Obama’s swearing-in ceremony (January 20th, 2009)

VIPs: Dennis Hopper, Matthew Modine, Tim Robbins, Kiefer Sutherland; Harvey Keitel; Stephen King; Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed; Michael Bloomberg

Music: jazz, gospel

Sport: baseball, basketball, wrestling

UZBEKISTAN

Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva, Samarcanda, Shakrisabz

Architecture, cuisine, handicrafts, Islam, traditional dances

VIETNAM

Hanoi (and Christmas), Halong Bay, Cat Ba, Sapa and Bac Ha, Ninh Binh and Tam Coc, Hué and the DMZ Zone, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Min City (Saigon), the Mekong Delta (Can Tho, Rach Gia), Phu Quoc

Áo dài, casual fashion, communism, cuisine (including dogs), fishing, handicrafts, imitators painters, massages, motor-bikes, paddies, pearls, the North ethnics, snake liquor, traditional dresses and hats (nón cối, nón quai thao, nón la), Trung Nguyen coffee, tai cuc quyen (tai chi)

YEMEN

Sana’a, Tawila, Thula, Hababa, Al-Mahwit, Shibam (Al-Mahwit), Shibam (Hadramaut), Kawkaban, Amran, Kholan, Bani Maymoon, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Marawrah, Zebid, Bayt al-Faqih, Al Khokha, Ta’izz, Jibla, Ibb, Al Hajarah, Manakha, Hoteip, Ma’rib, Seyun, Tarim, Wadi Do’an, Al Hajarain, Rashid, Mukalla, Burum, Wadi Dhahar

Architecture, djambia, handicrafts, Islam