A paradise in Latin America. Quite the opposite to the rise in violence in several countries in the American continent, such as Brazil, Costa Rica is a reference in security. Especially its capital, San José, which has one of the best quality-of-life indices, thanks to the public security conducted by the San José Police Department and the Public Force of Costa Rica, organs that have received over US$150 million in investments for the implantation of improvements in the security sector, besides a large donation from the Chinese government, which provided 150 patrols for the city. All of this to reduce the criminality rate, to allow citizens and tourists to walk safely in the streets of San José.
Founded in the 15th century, Mexico City, the oldest metropolis in the Americas, has undergone many transformations throughout the centuries. From capital of the Aztec Empire to capital of Mexico, from Mexico Tenochtitlán to its contemporary name, it was colonized and destroyed by the Spaniards in 1524, was rebuilt according to the standards of the European explorers, and was finally freed by the Mexican Revolution and reached incredible numbers. Even with so many transformations, Mexico City is still the country’s most developed urban center, its political, economic and cultural reference, and one of the most important cities in North America. Currently, it’s considered a global alpha city, that is, a strategic territory for the functioning of the global financial and commercial system.
The capital of Egypt, Cairo means “conqueror”, which explains why it’s the biggest city in the Arab world and in the African continent. Situated on the margins and islands of the River Nile, Cairo is the largest metropolis in Africa, with 19.5 million inhabitants (20.5, if we include the metropolitan area). Its dry climate produces very hot summers, while its winters are mild. In general, Cairo is very pleasant for tourist trips, both in the summer, when the weather is very dry and it hardly ever rains, and in the winter, when some heavier rainfalls sometimes occur.
Anyone who has been to Buenos Aires surely wants to return there. One of the most charming destinations in the world, Argentina’s capital and largest city is considered the most European city in America, thanks to its climate, preservation of colonial architecture, urbanization, clean streets, and also the way Argentineans dress.
Canada’s capital and fourth largest city, Ottawa is situated south of the Ottawa River, at 190 kilometers from Montreal and 400 kilometers from Toronto, two better known cities. Having the highest standard of living in the country, and the lowest unemployment rate, Ottawa has the highest educational level in Canada, being home to important teaching institutions. With a little over 930 thousand inhabitants, the Canadian capital has a temperate climate, with temperatures ranging from -46.1⁰C to 39.5⁰C. While the summers are quite hot and humid, in the autumn and winter the city is covered in ice and snow, being the world’s seventh coldest capital city. But this doesn’t make it less welcoming and attractive to Brazilians.