Just 12 days before the official arrival of Summer (in some places the weater is already invinting), My Design Week gives you the 10 places to visit this time of year. Whether you are a Futball fan or are just looking for a relaxing holiday away from your stressful work, here is the list of places to be:
The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks of June 12 and continues through July 13. The tournament happens to be held in the country that has won the most titles in history. The Brazilian national football team has taken the Cup home five times and its home country will be hosting matches in 12 different cities from São Paulo to Bahia and Salvador. Between matches enjoy the amazing brazilian coffee and, of couse, the astonishing beaches facing the Atlantic.
Home of the Aspen Ideas Festival (June 24-July 3) and Aspen Music Festival (June 26-August 17). The Ideas Festival is n open exchange among the best and brightest journalists, politicians, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians and many more leaders. As for the Music Festival, you will be enjoying performances such as Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin to Philip Glass’s The American Four Seasons. Aspen will also be the home of a brand new Museum (Aspen Art Museum) designed by Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate.
Prepare for one long Summer Festival, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival from July 10-August 25. The Festival is just 10 Miles away from Cavtat, offering easy access to the Dalmatian hub along with an under-the-radar art scene, waterfront restaurants, beaches, and boating activities.
The openning of both the Zorlu Center and Raffles Hotel, will bring a fresh new face to the banks of the river Bosphorus. The opening concert at the annual Istanbul Music Festival (May 31-June 27) will take place at the Zorlu, while the harmony continues into the summer, with the Istanbul Jazz Festival following quickly on its heels starting July 1st.
Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador
Embark in the maiden journey of the revamped Tren Crucero, estored 100 year-old locomotive. It will cross the Andes from Quito to Guayaquil along the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes.
A busy summer begins with the Melaka River Invitational Festival, a celebration of water sports that includes a Float Parade and the Melaka Parade Competition. On July 7, the city celebrates its anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a food and culture festival, right in the center of the city. Melaka also celebrates its Portuguese heritage during the San Pedro Festival, June 23-29.
Known for the music scene, this Summer Nashville is a hot food destination too, as celebrity chefs are swooping in: Sean Brock, Maneet Chauhan and Jonathan Waxman.
Voted world’s most livable city for five years in a row, Vienna celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Sisi Museum within the Imperial Palace. Celebrations continue with the Vienna Jazz Festival in various venues all over the city, with headliners such as Sinead O’Connor, Dr. John, and Al Jarreau. The city will also by the stage for the open-air Vienna Film Festival Rathausplatz, that doubles as a food festival.
Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games, the third largest multi-sport event in the world, which includes competitors from the entire Commonwealth of Nations from July 23- August 3. You can also visit the Glasgow Science Centre and the Riverside Museum, named the 2013 European Museum of the Year.
You have to try the just-opened Glacier Skywalk smack in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. The nearby Glacier Discovery Centre shows off its new renovation and is the starting point for the Glacier Adventure, which leads visitors right onto the Athabasca Glacier.
Source: Huffinton Post