Victoria Albert Museum (England). 'You could spend your entire London trip in this huge museum and still be astounded at its variety and depth. Located in stylish South Kensington, the world’s leading collection of decorative arts has something for everyone, from imposing 19th-century architecture to antique Chinese ceramics, Japanese armour, Islamic textiles, works by Raphael.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/london/sights/museum/victoria-albert-museum
Egyptian Museum, Cairo (Egypt). 'The scale of the Egyptian Museum is simply overwhelming. More than a hundred rooms are packed to the rafters with some of the most fascinating treasures excavated in Egypt: glittering gold jewellery, King Tut’s socks and mummies of the greatest pharaohs, plus their favourite pets. On top of it all, very few of the objects are labelled.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/cairo/sights/museum/egyptian-museum
'Thomas Jefferson groused it was ‘big enough for two emperors, one Pope and the grand Lama,’ but when you tour the White House you get the feeling – despite all the spectacle – that it really is just a house, where a family lives.
San Francisco (USA). 'Drink with artists and hipsters in the Mission, sip absinthe in Barbary Coast saloons or party with the rainbowflag nation in the Castro.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/san-francisco
Notting Hill Carnival (England). 'Every August, trendy Notting Hill throws a big, long and loud party. Europe’s leading street festival is a vibrantly colourful three-day celebration of Afro-Caribbean music, culture and food. Over a million people visit every year, taking part in the celebrations, thronging the streets and letting their hair down.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/london/travel-tips-and-articles/77316
La Rambla - Barcelona 'Few pedestrian thoroughfares can rival La Rambla as it cuts a swath through old Barcelona and down to the shores of the Mediterranean. It’s a canvas, a catwalk and a stage all in one.