Planning the weekend around the globe (16)Nalynn Dolan Caine ▼ | Wednesday September 26, 2007 12:45PM ET
Washington, DC is the home of International Spy Museum, the only spy museum in the United States, and probably in the world. The museum showcases more than 200 gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles, and technologies used for espionage throughout the world.
You can learn about invisible ink, buttonhole cameras and submarine recording systems, bugs of all sizes and kinds. Find out why and how these artifacts were developed. And please, when you are there, playing a spy, don't push the wrong button.
To the end of the October
If you have never been in Kenya, now is the time. To the end of October you can join the group of big game sport fishing in the Pemba Channel in Africa. When you get there try a night trip trolling for Broadbill and experience the challenge of night feeder. Broadbill is known as the 'Gladiator of the Sea' due to its reputation of being the toughest of all the billfish with a violent mood and it is the ultimate challenge in big game fishing.
But, if you don't catch that crazy fish, well... I'll say it polite, remember: It's not about destination; it's just the journey that counts.
When ever you decide
South America, Rio de Janeiro
Did you ever step into a bank just to look it and probably drink something? Now you probably think: This is not the first though that crossed my mind. Well, today is your lucky day. When you are in Rio don't miss the opportunity to visit Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil like a tourist. Once the headquarter of Brazil's national bank, this gorgeous neoclassical building was converted into one of the city's premier cultural spaces in 1989.
Inside you will find a pleasant cafe that serves a wonderful afternoon tea, a small bookstore with the excellent selection of art and architecture books, several small galleries and three theaters.
If you want to trade
Asia, Abu Dhabi
Strangers who live in Abu Dhabi say that Abu Dhabi is the most friendly business city in Asia. If you are willing to try some other type of business like real estate business Abu Dhabi is still your city. Although Abu Dhabi is a much wealthier city than Dubai, prices of real estates are almost equal, around $3,060 per square meter and $3.371 per square meter, respectively. The regression equation suggests that housing prices in Abu Dhabi should stand at around $9,385 per square meter, while in Dubai they should stand at around $7,772 per square meter, says HSBC. So, make your move.
When you arrive in Reykjavik inevitable visit Hallgrimskirkja Church. You can't miss it because its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Hallgrimskirkja church is Reykjavik's main landmark. The church was built over 40 years and opened in 1986 and it is the largest church in Iceland. The concrete building was designed by former state architect Gudjon Samuelson and is meant to resemble volcanic basalt rock formations. Also, don't miss excellent views all over the city from the church tower, but have money prepared because you will pay for the view. ■