The US capital city with it's national monuments, memorials and huge and iconic buildings, means that Washington, DC is unlike any city anywhere in the world.
The bustling city of New York includes brought skyscrapers to the world, and the iconic architecture still attracts people from around the world - the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge included.
Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post for the East India Company, Singapore is now a vibrant multi-cutural city and a global commerce, financial and transportation hub.
The largest city in Canada, Toronto is a vibrant modern city and is home to the CN Tower, arguably one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in the world.
French speaking Montréal is the largest city outside of Paris where the first language is French. The Basilique Notre-Dane is one of the finest churches in North America.
The historic city hall (Stadhuis) stands at the end of the Grote Markt in the centre of the capital of the province of North Holland, Haarlem; which gave it's name to Harlem in New York.
Boxing Day dips are traditional for seaside communities across the country, the annual charity event in Paignton is one of several in South Devon, and attracts large crowds and numerous participants willing to brave the very cold water of the Channel.