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Nigeria’s made-to-measure capital, Abuja was founded during the boom years of the 1970s. After the divisive Biafran War, the decision was made to move the capital from Lagos to the ethnically neutral centre of the country. Clean, quiet and with a good electricity supply, sometimes Abuja hardly feels like Nigeria at all. There’s not much to do, but it’s a good place to catch your breath and do some visa shopping.
France is a master of culinary arts and Lyon is the gastronomy capital of France. France’s most celebrated chef, Paul Bocuse, hails from Lyon, and the city’s bouchons — homey restaurants serving rustic, traditional cuisine — are famous countrywide. During your layover, explore the delightful culinary experience that Lyon has to offer.
The capital of Brazil easily dwarfs New York City both in population and sheer size—it covers nearly 3,000 square miles. When you visit São Paulo, you’ll find a huge range of experiences, from cutting-edge art galleries to fabulous shopping and some of the best dining and nightlife in the world. It’s also pretty unusual, when you travel to São Paulo, not to come across some major public event. This is a carnival city through and through, with events ranging from the world’s largest Gay Pride Parade to the Festival of Economic Art and a March for Jesus, by way of a Pancake Cook-off that attracts chefs from all over the city.
Kiev is a place of big statements – a city of glittering golden church spires and gargantuan Soviet-era tower blocks, set along the banks of the Dnipro River. It has a fair few must-sees, mostly related to the glorious Kyivan Rus past, as well as both charming and disturbingly eclectic architecture. But its main asset is its residents – a merry, tongue-in-cheek and perfectly bilingual lot, who act as one when their freedoms are threatened.