Of First Importance In Foreign Countries

For the information of the inexperienced traveler, the following pages suggest the outstanding features of various countries, the places under no circumstances to be missed. In this and the later sections on “Things Not to Miss in the Most Important Cities” nothing but a list is attempted. For detailed information the traveler should consult Baedeker, Terry, or one or more of the many other reliable formal guidebooks on the specific countries.

If in doubt on this point, consult your local book seller as to the most suitable volumes in each case.

ENGLAND

London and Vicinity; Shakespeare Country, University Cities, Cornish Coast, Devon Coast, West Country, Wye Valley, North Wales, Lake District.

SCOTLAND

Edinburgh, Sterling, Glasgow, Burns Country, Scott Country, Lochs Country, Highland, Crinan and Caledonian Canals.

IRELAND

Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Cobh (Queenstown), Lake Killarney, Blarney Castle, Glengariff, South Coast, Antrim Coast, Giant’s Causeway.

SCANDINAVIA

Denmark: Copenhagen and Helsingor (Hamlet’s Castle) ; Norway: the Fjords, Bergen, Oslo (Christiania), North Cape, Hammerfest, Spitzbergen; Sweden.: Stockholm, Visby, Gothenburg, Darecarlia, Gota Canal.

HOLLAND

Amsterdam, Marken, Friesland, The Hague, Zeeland.

BELGIUM

Brussels, Belgian Battlefields, Flanders, Seaside Resorts.

FRANCE

Paris, Chateau Country, Battlefields; Normandy, Brittany, Coast Resorts, Alsace-Lorraine, French Alps, Midi or Provence, Pyrenees, Riviera.

SWITZERLAND

High Alps, Lake Geneva, Lake Lucerne, Rhone Valley, Engadine, Bernese Oberland, Alpine Passes, Great Glaciers.

GERMANY

Berlin, Rhine, Cologne, Heidelberg, Black Forest, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Dresden, Munich, Nuremberg, Bavarian Highlands.

AUSTRIA

(Old Empire, including present Hungary, Czecho-Slovakia, and Poland) : Vienna, Danube, Tyrol, Carlsbad, Buda-Pesth, Warsaw, Prague, Marienbad.

ITALY

Italian Riviera, Genoa, Milan, Florence, Venice, Hill Towns, Italian Lakes, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Sicily, Sardinia, Dolomites. (In Sicily see especially Taormina, which some call the most beautiful spot on earth.)

SPAIN

Madrid, Aragon, Castille, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Gibraltar, Catelonia, the mountainous unspoiled north-west; Portugal: Lisbon and Coimbra.

(Do not neglect this picturesque and romantic country, which outdoes in many ways the more traveled routes of Europe. Spain’s highways, roads, trains, hotels, and general comfort for travelers have greatly improved of late years.)

GREECE

Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Mounts Olmpus and Athos, Hanging Monasteries.

PALESTINE AND SYRIA

Damascus, Baalbeck, Acre, Sidon, Tyre, Haifa, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Nablous, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Jaffa.

EGYPT

Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx, Nile, Temples, Royal Tombs, Cataracts.

NORTH AFRICA

Morocco, Algeria, Algerian Riviera, Algiers, Sahara Desert, Tunisia, Sacred Cities.

MExICo

Mexico City, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Lake Chapala, Orizaba.

SOUTH AMERICA

Panama Canal.

Colombia: Bogota, Valley of Cauca, Cartagena, Santa Marta.

Ecuador: Guayaquil, Chimborazo and “Volcano Avenue,” Quito, Cuenca.

Peru: Lima, Cerro de Pasco, Huancayo, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cuzco, Titicaca.

Bolivia: Titicaca, Tiahuanaco, La Paz, Cochabamba, Potosi, Sucre.

Chile: Valparaiso, Santiago, Central Valley, Temuco, Valdivia, Southern Lakes, Southern Islands, Trans-Andean Railway.

Argentine: Buenos Aires, La Plata, the Pampas, Cordoba, Mendoza, Tucuman, Rosario.

Uruguay and Paraguay : Montevideo and Asuncion, the big rivers, Iguazu Falls, Pampas, Jungle.

Brazil: Southern States, Santos, Sao Paulo and coffee district, Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis, the Plateau, Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceara, Para, Amazon, Manaos.

The Three Guianas: Georgetown, Paramaribo, Cayenne, sugar plantations, Bush Negroes, Indians. Venezuela: Caracas, the Llanos, pitch lake.

WEST INDIES

Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and Santo Domingo, Porto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao.

JAPAN

Tokyo, Nikko, Hokkaido, Kamakura, Miyajima, Kyoto, Nara, Koya-san, Fujiyama, Osaka, Nagasaki.

CHINA

Peking, Canton, Tai-shan, Yangtze Gorges (overland by rail from Shanghai to Peking or Peking to Hankow, or both), Nanking.

INDIA

Bombay, Agra, Delhi, Darjeeling, Vale of Kashmir, Benares, Lucknow, Calcutta.

PACIFIC ASIA

Formosa, Philippines, French Indo-China (Angkor), Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore, Malay Peninsula, Siam.

SOUTH SEAS

Hawaii, Tahiti, Marquesas, Samoa.

ANTIPODES

Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, northern forests. New Zealand : Aukland, mountain lakes; Tasmania.

AFRICA

South Africa, Madagascar, hunting grounds, Lake Nyanza.

THINGS NOT TO MISS IN THE MOST IMPORTANT CITIES

LONDON

Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls, Tower of London, Thames bridges, St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, National Gallery, British Museum, South Kensington Museum, Strand, Fleet Street, High Holborn, theatres, Trafalgar Square, Temple Bar, Ludgate Hill, Old Curiosity Shop.

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh Palace, Haymarket, Princess Street, Holy-rood Palace.

DUBLIN

Trinity College, Cathedral, Government House. PARIS

Boulevards, Opera, Montmartre, Rive Gauche, Seine, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Bois de Boulogne, Place Bastille, Napoleon’s Tomb (Les Invalides), Madeleine, Luxembourg Gallery, Louvre, etc.

BRUSSELS

Palais de Justice, Wiertz Museum, Palais des Beaux Arts.

BERLIN

Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Thor, University, Opera, Cathedral, Sieges-Alee, theatres, National Gallery, Old Museum, New Museum, Arsenal, Zoo, Pots-dam.

DRESDEN

Picture galleries, Historical Museum, Town Hall.

MUNICH

Museums, former Royal Residence, Schack Gallery, Hofbrauhaus, excursions into Bavarian Alps (1 1/2 hours) castles of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Hochenschwangau.

AMSTERDAM AND THE HAGUE

Ryks Museum, the Exchange (excursions to Island of Marken, Vollandam, Edam), Hague Town Hall, Biennenhof, Maruitshuis, Steengracht Gallery, Municipal Museum, Mesdag Museum (Scheveningen and Peace Palace).

GENEVA

River Rhone, Lake Geneva, League of Nations meeting place, parks and gardens.

VIENNA

Rathaus, Opera House, Belvedere, Schonbrunn Pal-aces, street life, cafe life, night life.

FLORENCE

Pitti and Uffizzi Palaces, Duomo, Campanile, Old Bridge over the Arno, Fiesole, Villa Palmieri.

ROME

Colosseum, Appian Way, Forums, Palace of Caesars, Baths of Caracalla, St. Peters, Vatican (see collections), Capitoline collection, Catacombs, National Gallery, Castel San Angelo, Borghese Gardens, the Pincio, the Spanish Stairs, St. John Lateran, excursion to Tivoli and Villa d’Este.

MILAN

Cathedral, San Lorenzo church, monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie (picture of Last Supper), Brera Gallery, Carthusian monastery.

NAPLES

Museum, Aquarium, Cathedral of St. Genero, Amalfi, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Blue Grotto, Villa Nazionale, Herculaneum, Sorrento.

VENICE

Doges Palace, Piazza of San Marco, Campanile, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Rialto, Bridge of Sighs, canals, Lido.

MADRID

Prado Museum, Puerto del Col, Royal Palace, Royal Armory, Bullring, street life, especially at night.

ATHENS

Acropolis, Stadium, Temple of Jupiter, Gate of Hadrian, Theater of Dionysius, Mars Hill, Odeion, National Museum, Colonnada of Hadrian, Tower of Winds, Temple of Theseus, Socrates’ Prison, Temple of Athena, Nike, Parthenon.

CONSTANTINOPLE

(European quarter), Stamboul (Turkish quarter), Galata, (view of Golden Horn, city, harbor and Bosphorus), Mosque of St. Sophia, Museum of Antiquities, St. Irene, Military Museum, Bazaars, Temple of Diana.

Mt. Zion, Palace of Caiaphas, Place of Last Supper, Wailing-place of the Jews, Mosque of Omar, Solomon’s Quarries, Tombs of Kings, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Calvary, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Tomb of the Virgin, Bethlehem, Dead Sea.

CAIRO

Mosques of Sultan Hassan, El Azhar, Alabaster Mosque in Citadel, Tombs of the Mamelukes, Egyptian Museum, Bazaars, Old Cairo, outskirts, pyramids, Shepherd’s Hotel.

BOMBAY

Tower of Silence, harbor, Hindu temples, bazaars.

COLOMBO

Cinnamon Gardens, bazaars, temples, outskirts, excursion to Kandy.

DELHI AND AGRA

Rimes of older Delhis, new government buildings, Taj Mahal, Pearl Mosque.

PEKING

Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Legation Quarter, street life, Tartar City Wall, Western Hills, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Hsi-ling.

TOKYO

Emperor’s Palace, Mitsucoshi Department store, Temples, Cherryblossom Park, street life, restaurants, theatres, geisha dances.

BUENOS AIRES

Jockey Club, Calle Florida, Capitol, PalerMo, races, parks, subways,, Avenida de Mayo.

RIo DE JANEIRO

Ouvidor, up Corcovado, up Sugarloaf, Avenida Rio Branco (or Central), Mangue Canal, slum hills, excursion on Guanabara Bay (at least across to Nictheroy), up to Petropolis, Orgoes mountains.