Cities of the World: Philadelphia, Oslo, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Incheon
PHILADELPHIA: It is considered a consolidated city-county, with a mix of history and culture to offer and a top study destination. The declaration of independence was signed here, as well as the constitution. The city was actually the nation's capital for 10 years, when D. C. was under construction. In Philly, you get to sample the best of Italy and America's culinary worlds. The city's experience of the Renaissance in the 1970s brought about some of America's most iconic foods. One of the most popular ones is the cheesesteak. The city is also hailed for it's baseball culture. OSLO: One of the world's largest capital cities, only 20 percent of the area has been developed, and the rest of it are parks, protected forests, hills, and lakes! Parks and open spaces are essential in Oslo's landscape, and they can easily be accessed from almost any point from the city. The center is very convenient, with trails and passages that connect to the public spaces and pedestrian-friendly areas. Just the same, amid it's natural attractions, Oslo likewise boasts a rich cultural scene you should see. Among it's famous landmarks are the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. You can stroll through the town center to witness many of it's historical structures. One of the popular attractions is the thousand-year-old Viking Ship. MONTREAL: It's name originated from Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. It was first called Ville-Marie or city of Mary. Montreal is the most populous city in Quebec, and second most populous city in Canada, with about 1. 65 million residents. The city's official language is French, spoken by more than 60 percent of the population. Montreal is conveniently nestled between the shores of the St. Lawrence river. One of it's great outdoor escapes is of course Mount Royal. Aside from hiking the mountain during the summer, try cross country skiing in the winter, you can also try biking or skating. CHICAGO: Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, the city has become a destination known for it's vibrant art scene, cultural attractions, excellent shopping, and majestic architecture! The city's art and architecture takes cues from 20th century design. Architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright and artists like Picasso, Miro, Dubuffet. BOSTON: The capital city of the commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is a city for those with a knack for history. The city is filled with historical sites that are quite easy to discover. There's the Freedom Trail. There's Paul Revere's home. These sights are all reflective of the great Revolution, where one will be reminded of America's incredible history. There's the famous Charles River just near the Science Museum, as well as the Boston Public Library and Copley square, among others. WASHINGTON DC: The city is considered one of the most popular tourists' destinations in the United States. It's got historical landmarks, parks and neighborhoods, each with a mix of attractions and activities to offer. The national monuments are definitely must-sees in DC Popular ones are the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and the World War II Memorial. INCHEON: A city with a lot to offer-Incheon in South Korea. The city is known for it's majestic natural landscape, from white sand beaches to unique rock formations. One of the most popular is the Eurwangni Beach, offering pristine waters and great sand. The beach is also surrounded by a grove of pine trees, completing the picturesque view Aside from Incheon's beaches being a sight to see.