Category: Gate 1 Connections

India: Land of Beauty and Contradiction

India is a great, unfathomable land of contradictions. For every vestige of the British Raj, you will witness deeply held traditions. For every Mercedes standing idle in gridlocked city streets, you will a sacred cow […]

China’s Epic Cultural Treasures

When it comes to sheer size, China tips the scales. Just think of it: In all the world, it boasts the longest manmade structure, the greatest concentration of skyscrapers, the largest hydroelectric dam, the vastest […]

Dreaming in Italian

It’s been said that Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. Indeed, the glorious panoramas, exquisite cuisine and wine, elegant architectural treasures, magnificent art, and smiling Italian people unfold […]

Spain: A Soaring and Splendid Symphony

Fiery passion. The fine wines of Rioja. Architecture that ranges from traditional Moorish arches and soaring Gothic spires to the surreal works of Gaudi. Cuisine with deep roots in the sea and on land. Wide […]

Unravel the Mysteries of Japan with Gate 1

Today’s Japan is a self-styled contradiction. Here, the citizens who fuel a fast-paced economic juggernaut embrace traditions of tranquility and harmony. The most technologically advanced bullet train jettisons passengers to a slow-paced nature preserve. Vending […]

Europe’s Show Stopper

Scandinavia has it all. Relaxed and welcoming people, fascinating mercantile and maritime past dating to the Viking Age, vibrant cities where long-held traditions and modern design combine into an intriguing portrait, breathtaking natural vistas where […]

Peru’s Natural and Cultural Splendor

There are few places where nature, culture and history converge as seamlessly as Peru. The past was shaped by geography here and lost cultures are literally etched in the massive carved stones of the ancients. […]

The Irresistible Allure of Greece

The Cradle of Civilization Is as Magnificent as Ever It is no secret that Greece has long danced to its own rhythm. One would expect nothing less from the place where western civilization itself was […]

From Cornwall to the Highlands: The Best of Britain

This is one of the most interesting times to visit England and Scotland. As the former turns its gaze toward Brexit and the latter grapples with the implications of the shift, both nations are inevitably […]

Croatia: Where Culture Runs Deep and Coastal Beauty Reigns

Red-roofed medieval cities huddle on Adriatic shores. A thousand emerald islands unfurl along a sparkling coast like a shining necklace. A forested mountainside is awash in a mesmerizing network of lakes and waterfalls. Croatia is […]