Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam at 9 million people. It is an enticing mix of the old and new, with European architecture due to French colonization to towering skyscrapers and modern shopping malls.
A Russian jewel on the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great, but named after the Saint. There's plenty to fascinate visitors to this most cultured and European of Russian destinations, from the expansive Hermitage Museum to spectacular palaces and cathedrals.
Hong Kong offers the best of both worlds, a thriving exciting city filled with culinary delights with mountains and sprawling parks for when you need an escape into nature. As you wander the Street Market to score bargains on local goods, make sure to indulge in a bowl of wanton noodles or freshly steamed dim sum.