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TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Transcript of TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
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TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Travel is something we all love to do. Whether you are young or old, looking for adventure or relaxation, or just want to experience what the big wide world has to offer, there are endless possibilities and something for everyone.
In this Prezi, we will be taking you to four of the top world travel destinations and providing an insight into each location.
Throughout history things change all the time. It is these changes that make these cities what they are today. They are a feast for our eyes and senses. With wonderful stories of how they became what they are today, amazing cuisine to tempt our taste buds and fabulous attractions to see and experience. When you combine all of these attributes, it is no wonder that these cities have such rich cultures for tourists to experience.
We hope you have enjoyed our Prezi, happy travelling.
Legend states that Remus and Romulus (twin sons of Mars, God of War) founded Rome back in 753 B.C. It was Romulus who became the very first King of this new city, after he killed his brother. This legendary place remained a Monarchy until 509 B.C. when it finally converted to a Republic.
A memorable historic figure is Julius Caesar, who became Dictator in 45 B.C. after making his way to the top through politics and battles. ("Ancient rome," 2013)
Rome's culture is filled with history, the Arts, language, politics, religion, libraries, architecture and fashion. It also reflects the diverse people who have passed through the city through out history. ("Culture and tradition in Rome, Italy," 2013). Rome is where history co exists with modern living. Some cultural icons of Rome are St Peters Basilica, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Palatine and Forum museum and Catacombs.("Culture in Rome," 2013)
Romans originally settled in what was then known as Londinium back in 47 A.D. The city was initially a hub for trade for many years due to its ideal location and became the capital of Britannia in the middle of the second century ("History of london,"n.d.).
A memorable historic figure is Charles Darwin who is famous for his Theory of Evolution and many works surrounding it ("Charles Darwin," 2013).
New Amsterdam was seized by the British in 1664 and renamed New York. This city was one of the most important ports in the US by 1810; and by 1825 it became the trading capital of the country once The Erie Canal was completed. The world renowned NYPD was established in 1845; this was the first public organization created ("New york city," 2013).
A memorable historic figure is Franklin D Roosevelt who was the 32nd President during the peak of the Great Depression (Freidel & Sidey, 2006).
London has a rich culture filled with history that you can see while walking around the city, and also at the many museums and galleries in London. London's culture has been built around the royal family, the Arts, music, festivals, and sport. Some of London's cultural icons include Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, red telephone box, black taxi. ("Culture of London," 2013)
Parisians are very proud of their history, culture, language and way of life. Paris' culture includes French history, architecture, art, cuisine, diplomacy, fashion, literature, music and sculpture. Parisians have high expectations of etiquette from their own people as well as tourists. Paris also has a rich and diverse ethnic community. Some cultural icons are the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and Versailles. ("Paris culture," 2013).
New York City or “The Big Apple” is known as the city that never sleeps. It is a city that reflects all of the different cultures that contributed to building the city and now call it home. New York's rich history has made the culture what it is today through art, food, music, film, dance and theatre. Some of New York's cultural icons include the Empire State Building, yellow taxi cab, and the Statue of Liberty. ("wikipedia," 2013).
("New York Taxi No. 1," n.d)
("London icons poster," n.d.)
("Places to visit," n.d.)
("London eyean evening," n.d.)
("Eifelle tower_200x266.jpg ," n.d.)
Paris has been the capital of France since 508 A.D. ("Paris facts,"n.d.). The Parisii (a group of Celtic Gauls) settled in Paris in the 3rd century and this is where the name Paris originated from; however it was some time before the city was known as this ("History,"n.d.).
A memorable historic figure is Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) who had an incredible influence on the Hundred Years’ War as a warrior, leader and ‘messenger from God’ ("Harrison," 2012).
Hermann Anton Stilke (1843)
("Statue of liberity." n.d.)
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