It is called the "coolest" destination on earth but the
chilliest thing about Iceland is really its name. In January the
temperature is usually warmer than in New York and apart from a few
blizzards, the rest of the year is temperate and relatively mild.
Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital and the centre of
Iceland's thriving cultural and economic life. Although not a large
city, it offers everything that a cosmopolitan capital prides
itself in. There are a wide variety of restaurants in Reykjavik,
and no doubt everyone can find something to suit his/her taste. The
assortment of cafés and pubs is tremendous, and Reykjavik has
become famous for its extreme nightlife.
Nicknamed "The Gateway to the South" and well-known for its
hospitality and diversity, Atlanta brings the arts and industry
both to new heights. Cultural and performance centers in Atlanta
range from some of the world's greatest museums and amphitheatres
to the nation's most vibrant nightlife. The people of Atlanta are
equally diverse, with countless cultures and traditions celebrated
and enjoyed throughout the city. Technologically, Atlanta is the
business capital of the Southeast and the fourth most wired
broadband city in the United States. Atlanta has attracted many
major communication and entertainment businesses, and currently
leads the nation in attracting the talented college graduates and
skilled professionals that companies want to hire.
Affectionately called "Paris of the East" and "Asia's Fun
Capital" by its visitors, Shanghai is a beautiful combination of
the ancient and the avante garde. The Jade Temple, a 125-year old
sanctuary for Buddhist Monks, is one of many pockets of living
history that can be found within the city's limits. A world of
technology has risen around the historical buildings, resulting in
a thriving metropolis decorated with some of China's most unique
architectural legacies. Shanghai is China's key industrial city,
being the largest economic and transportation center in the
country. There's a reason that seven out of every ten visitors to
China come to Shanghai. The Queen of the Orient awaits you!
Known affectionately to its locals as "The Toon", the city of
Newcastle is steeped in 2000 years of rich history.
The industrial roots of the city lie in heavy industry and ship
building. Today the city is largely recognised as a major business
and cultural centre, and the region as a whole has developed into a
major hub for games development in the UK.
The city and surrounding areas boast some of the most
inspirational and iconic architecture in the North East, such as
The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Millennium Bridge, The
Angel of the North and the Sage Gateshead, which plays host to the
GameHorizon Conference. The eclectic mix of both historical and
modern landmarks and architecture in this vibrant cosmopolitan
city, mean that visitors will always find something to see or