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1. Switzerland

1. Switzerland: With more than 8.6 million people living across, 41,285 square kilometers, Switzerland is the 95th most populated country in the world, and the 135th largest country in terms of the total landmass. Switzerland has a number of beautiful cities to live in, like it’s capital, Bern, and it’s the largest city, Zurich. Bern has approximately 133,000 people living there and accommodation for a month in Bern, for one person, will cost in the region of $1,366, or $86 a night in an Airbnb. A meal out will cost you approximately $15-$20, with an additional beer costing around $6.00 and coffee costing around $5.00 a cup.

2. Norway

2. Norway: Located in Northern Europe, Norway is a Scandinavian country with a total population of 5.3 million people. Norway shares its borders with Sweden, Russia and Finland, and has a total landmass of 385,203 km². It’s only the 171st most densely populated country on earth, with roughly 14 people for every square kilometer Rent is expensive in Norway’s capital, so renting a one-bedroom studio apartment in Oslo, will set you back around $1,193 a month, or $85 a night in an Airbnb. You won’t have much change left from $15 when buying a meal out, and a beer will set you back around $9.11.

3. Iceland

3. Iceland is located between the North and Atlantic Oceans and has a total surface area of 103,001 square kilometres. However, Iceland’s population of 339,949 people, remains relatively low in comparison to others on our list as its harsh geographical landscape proves difficult to live in for many, at times. As a result, Iceland has the lowest population density of any European country, at just 3 people per kilometre. Staying in Iceland will cost you approximately $1,236 a month for a one-bedroom studio apartment in the capital city of Reykjavik, or $128 a night in an Airbnb. Whilst you’re there, eating out will cost you around $12 for a basic meal, $8 for a beer and $2.15 for a cup of coffee.

4. Japan

4. Japan is an archipelago island nation in South-East Asia, made up of 6,852 islands, with a current total population of 126.8 million people. Of the 6,582 islands, the four largest islands account for the majority of inhabitants, as roughly 97% Japans population live on the four islands. Japan has many major cities, like Osaka, Yokohoma, Nagoya and Sapporo, which are all populated by more than 2 million people. However, Tokyo, Japans Capital City and the largest city in Japan, has an approximate population of 37 million people. To rent a one-bedroom studio apartment in Tokyo, you’re looking at spending in the region of $1,370 a month, or $111 a night in an Airbnb. Eating out varies in price, but as an average for one person, you should be looking at spending around $15.00 for a basic meal and around $6.00 for a beer. Coffee is also pretty reasonable, considering how expensive Tokyo is, at $2.81 a cup.

5. Denmark

5. Denmark, bordered by Germany, Sweden and Norway has a total current population of 5.7 million people. The Scandinavian countries capital city is Copenhagen, which has an urban population of 1.2 million people, and a metropolitan population of 1.99 million. Known as one of the happiest places to live on earth, Copenhagen is also a very expensive city to live in. For a one-bedroom studio apartment, you’re looking at $1,917 a month, or $96 a night in an Airbnb. Eating out will cost you approximately $18 per person and beers and coffee are anyway between $5.50-$6.50 a pop!

6. Bahamas

6. Bahamas: Made up of over 700 islands, the Bahamas has an approximate population of 389,482 million people living across its 13,943km² landmass. The largest city in the Bahamas is Nassau, with a total population of 255,000. If you’re thinking about visiting the Bahamas, then you should budget approximately $950 a month for a one-bedroom studio apartment in the city, or $149 a night for an Airbnb. You’ll need to take at least $50-$100 with you when you go out for a meal and some drinks, as a basic meal costs around $15-$20 and a beer will cost you around $2.50. Coffee is a little on the expensive side, at around $5 each.

7. Luxembourg

7. Luxembourg is a landlocked country, located in western Europe, and has an estimated population of 620,319 people. Its population is small compared to other countries on the list, however, it has roughly 207 people per square kilometre, making it the 67th most densely populated country on earth. When you arrive in Luxembourg City, you can expect to pay around $1,322 per month for a one-bedroom studio apartment, or $80 a night in an Airbnb. Luxembourg seems like it’s slightly more expensive than the Bahamas when it comes to luxuries like beer and coffee, as one beer will cost you around $9 and coffee will set you back $6. Eating a basic meal out will cost between $17-$25 for one person depending on what you order.

1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Iceland
4. Japan
5. Denmark
6. Bahamas
7. Luxembourg
1. Syrian Pavilion

1. The Syrian Pavilion: The pavilion reflects the country’s traditional friendliness to visitors. Its design retells the story of the evolution of Islamic architecture. with a wide range of products such as cereals, beans, hummus, corn, fresh juice, sahlab, and tamer Hindi. along with famous Syrian Labneh, Cheese, Zaatar, olives, and Jam are part of the Syrian cuisine and tasting is also part of the pavilion tour.

2. Lebanese Pavilion

2. The Lebanese Pavilion: This pavilion showcases a large variety of homemade Lebanese food products for visitors to taste and select. Lebanon is famous for its designers, locally manufactured soaps and fashion accessories, cosmetics, personal care products, and many other items that dominate the pavilion. An all-new cultural experience zone allows you to indulge in the Lebanese culture and witness live Dabkeh dance shows performed by a folk group.

3. Japanese Pavilion

3. The Japan Pavilion: Enter the Japan Pavilion and get to witness traditional Japanese culture. New to Season 24, the pavilion has its own cultural experience area, which highlights live performances, festivities and live craft making. Japanese massage, Koto players, Kimono clad hostesses, Anime themed ice creams, gifts and chocolates and collagen containing soft drinks, you’ll find them all here.

4. Moroccan Pavilion

4. The Moroccan Pavilion: The pavilion retains its quintessential characteristics with products that represent the country’s geographic location and art. Known for its Islamic architecture and mosaic art, Morocco’s rich history has thrived on reinforcing its own architectural identity. The traditional garment and accessories exhibited at the Moroccan Pavilion confirm the country’s antique heritage.

5. Saudi Arabia Pavilion

5. The Saudi Pavilion: The pavilion hosts the most authentic products that reflect the country’s popular produce. Topping the list are the traditional Saudi Abayas, Niqab, Gashwa, Shaila, perfumes, oud, Dkhon, dates, coffee, and Mamoul. This year, the pavilion features an all-new experiential zone where you can learn about Saudi culture.

6. Turkey Pavilion

6. The Turkish Pavilion: The pavilion is known for glass and ceramic ware with fine Anatolian designs in lively colors, the pavilion reflects the country’s key epochs and is a great exhibit of its calligraphy and design traditions. It’s a bustling hive for visitors who flock to sample Turkish delicacies and shop to satisfy their aesthetic inclinations.

7. Palestinian and Jordanian Pavilion

7. Palestinian and Jordanian Pavilion: This pavilion gives you a real feel of traveling through its famous and beautiful cities in both countries, visit traditional street markets and sample authentic products, souvenirs, fresh juices. A wide range of traditional food at the pavilion helps satiate the palate of guests. This year, the pavilion features an all-new cultural experience zone where you can learn about Jordanian and Palestinian cultures together and also witness live folk group shows.

8. The South Korean Pavilion

8. The South Korean Pavilion: The pavilion showcases a wide range of products unique to Korea such as ladies' shoes and bags, assorted beauty products, accessories, and gifts.

9. The Chinese Pavilion

9. The Chinese Pavilion: Prominent for its wide variety of products offered, the China pavilion presents them in all shapes. top the list of in-demand the women’s Dress and Clothes, Baby Dress , Bags, toys and stationery. along with Key chains, caps, sunglasses, watches, men accessories. One of the largest pavilions at Global Village, its stage features daily cultural shows, folk dances, and epics of the populous country of 1.2 billion people and a history traced to a million years ago.

10. The Bosnia & Balkans Pavilion

10. The Bosnia & Balkans Pavilion: This is the third consecutive season that the Bosnia & Balkans pavilion has graced Global Village with its wide range of authentic products, foods and glimpses of its culture. The pavilion hosts live performances and is a destination for meat, cheese, spinach and sweet delights along with traditional Organic and herbal Bosnian products .

1. Syrian Pavilion
2. Lebanese Pavilion
3. Japanese Pavilion
4. Moroccan Pavilion
5. Saudi Arabia Pavilion
6. Turkey Pavilion
7. Palestinian and Jordanian Pavilion
8. The South Korean Pavilion
9. The Chinese Pavilion
10. The Bosnia & Balkans Pavilion
Bangkok, Thailand

#1 Bangkok: Your time in this city will be exciting and full of adventure as you have the chance to visit temples, food vendors and shopping markets. Many people love visiting Bangkok because it can be relaxing even if you are continuously exploring the city and the sites.

Rome, Italy

#2 Rome: Rome is famous for having a country inside the city. Vatican city is the smallest country in the world capturing the attention of 7-10 million tourists every year. The Eternal City is bursting with history, art, and delicious food.

British Virgin Islands

#3 British Virgin Islands: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are territories of Her Majesty's land, but aside from scattered offerings of fish and chips, there's little that's overtly British. Most travelers come to hoist a jib and dawdle among the 50-plus isles. With steady trade winds, calm currents, protected bays and pirate-ship bars, this is one of the world's sailing hot spots.

Dubai, UAE

#4 Dubai: Dubai is one of the many cities in the Middle East that are very open to welcoming tourists. However, it must be noted that with the allowance comes the responsibility to be sensitive to the Islamic ways that are dominant and respected in Dubai. It is one of the seven emirates comprising the United Arab Emirates. Situated in the east of the Arabian Peninsula and southwest of the Arabian Gulf, the city is most celebrated for its constant sunshine, stunning coastline, and vast deserts, among others.

Monterey, California

#5 Monterey: With so many magical destinations along the California coast, it’s quite easy to overlook some of the smaller ones for big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. But in the middle of these two metropolises, sitting alongside a bay on the rugged central coast, there’s Monterey. There’s more to the little beach town than the famous Cannery Row, and whether you’re looking for a good place to stop on your road trip along Highway 1, or a quick getaway from not-too-far-away, you’ll find the right experience for you here.

Nashville, Tennessee

#6 Nashville: To say that Nashville is eclectic is putting it lightly. A mishmash of American culture, music, art and food, the Music City – as it’s called – is worth visiting for quite a number of reasons. If you’re looking for some place new and exciting to go to, then be sure to add this city to your list.

Jamaica

# 7 Jamaica: Imagine a Caribbean Island with blue ocean water, white sand beaches, waterfalls all over and green lush rainforest in the mountains. Jamaica offers a wide variety of nature, culture, lively cities and authentic fishing villages, with a high level of relaxation. Land of wood and water, party and relaxation: there is so much to discover and explore you will need a full month at least to visit Jamaica.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

#8 San Miguel de Allende: High in the cool hills, this colonial gem of cobblestone streets and picturesque churches inspires artists with its color, character and light. Baroque, neoclassical and neogothic mix in the city's buildings, notably at the pink stone 18th-century church on the Plaza Principal. Founded in 1542, the city is a mix of Hispanic and Mesoamerican influences.

Maldives

#9 Maldives: Maldives are the cream of the crop when it comes to beach holidays. The waters are their own brand of blue, the sands are white as the smiles of the locals, The rows of palm trees stand to attention along the shoreline. The fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and the deep rays of the sun wait to engulf you in their arms.

St. Petersburg, Russia

#10 St. Petersburg: If the great cities of Europe competed for the title of ‘Most Beautiful’, St Petersburg would be right up there. The history, the contemporary, and the diversity of 5 million people –those are the elements that make the city compelling. In the midst of a new era of cultural expression, majestic historical buildings and classical artistic traditions are still preserved and valued by the locals.

Bangkok, Thailand
Rome, Italy
British Virgin Islands
Dubai, UAE
Monterey, California
Nashville, Tennessee
Jamaica
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Maldives
St. Petersburg, Russia
HubSpot

#1 HubSpot: HubSpot is a developer and marketer of software products for inbound marketing and sales. It was founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006. Its products and services aim to provide tools for social media marketing, content management, web analytics, and search engine optimization.

Bain & Company

#2 Bain & Company: Bain & Company is an American management consultancy headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the "Big Three" management consultancies, it is seen as one of the most prestigious employers in the industry. The firm provides advice to public, private, and non-profit organizations.

DocuSign

#3 DocuSign: DocuSign is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California that allows organizations to manage electronic agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature, a way to sign electronically on different devices.

In-N-Out Burger

#4 In-N-Out Burger: In-N-Out Burger is an American regional chain of fast food restaurants with locations primarily in the Southwest and the Pacific coast. It was founded in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948 by Harry Snyder and Esther Snyder.

Sammons Financial Group

#5 Sammons Financial Group: A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, it is a group of financial companies, including some of the most enduring and stable businesses in the industry.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

#6 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a federal research facility in Livermore, California, United States, founded by the University of California, Berkeley in 1952 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering.

Intuitive Surgical

#7 Intuitive Surgical: Intuitive Surgical is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, and markets robotic products designed to improve clinical outcomes of patients through minimally invasive surgery, most notably with the da Vinci Surgical System. The company is part of the NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500.

Ultimate Software

#8 Ultimate Software : Ultimate Software is an American technology company that develops and sells UltiPro, a cloud-based human capital management software system for businesses. Headquartered in Weston, Florida, the company was founded in 1990 by current president and CEO, Scott Scherr, and released its first version of software in 1993.

VIPKid

#9 VIPKid: VIPKid provides an international learning experience to children between the ages 4-12. The company offers fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction provided online by highly qualified teachers. The curriculum is based on the U.S. Common Core State Standards and uses a flipped-classroom approach to foster creativity and critical thinking skills

Southwest Airlines

#10 Southwest Airlines: Southwest Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and is the world's largest low-cost carrier. The airline was established on March 15, 1967 by Herb Kelleher as Air Southwest Co. and adopted its current name, Southwest Airlines Co., in 1971, when it began operating as an intrastate airline wholly within the state of Texas, first flying between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The airline has more than 60,000 employees as of September 2019 and operates about 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.

HubSpot
Bain & Company
DocuSign
In-N-Out Burger
Sammons Financial Group
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Intuitive Surgical
Ultimate Software
VIPKid
Southwest Airlines
Angela Merkel

1. Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and is serving her fourth term. In November 2018, Merkel stepped down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union and announced she wouldn't seek another term as chancellor in 2021. Merkel remains the de facto leader of Europe, leading the region's largest economy after steering Germany through financial crisis and back to growth. Her leadership is marked by her steely reserve, from standing up to Donald Trump to allowing more than a million Syrian refugees into Germany. For now, she leads a coalition government unpopular with voters, facing continuing storms from Brexit and growing anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe. The big question that the public is now asking is who and what will come after Merkel's time in office comes to an end.

Christine Lagarde

2. Christine Lagarde became the first woman to head the European Central Bank on November 1, 2019. The election puts her in charge of European monetary policy during a time of geopolitical uncertainty and slowing economic growth in the region. In her debut speech as ECB president, she spoke of the need to focus on multilateral trade while also growing domestic opportunities. From 2011 until mid-2019, Lagarde ran the International Monetary Fund that works to ensure the stability of the global monetary system. She was the first woman to hold that position. On the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 bank collapse, Lagarde pointed to "groupthink" in the male-dominated industry and called for gender reform.

Nancy Pelosi

3. Nancy Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The role makes her the highest-ranking elected woman in the country and the second-in-line for the presidency. She started her third term as Speaker in 2019; she previously held the position from 2007 to 2011. In 2019, she initiated the fourth-ever impeachment proceedings in U.S. history against President Donald Trump. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Seneca Falls.

Ursula von der Leyen

4. Ursula von der Leyen was appointed president of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, in July 2019. She is the first woman to serve in the role, which is responsible for legislation affecting more than 700 million Europeans. From 2005 until 2019, von der Leyen served in Angela Merkel's cabinet--the longest tenure of any cabinet member. For the last six years of her time in the cabinet, she was Germany's defense minister. Under von der Leyen, the Commission is now comprised of 11 female commissioners and 15 male.

Mary Barra

5. Mary Barra GM's CEO since 2014, Barra has invested billions in electric vehicles, self-driving cars and a ride-share service called Maven. In November 2019, GM sued Fiat Chrysler over an alleged bribery scheme in bargaining with autoworker unions. Having earned $21.9 million in 2018, Barra has the highest compensation of any leader of a Detroit Big Three automaker. GM ranked No. 1 on the 2018 Global Report on Gender Equality. It was one of only two global businesses that have no gender pay gap.

Melinda Gates

6. Melinda Gates maintains her position as most powerful woman in philanthropy as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Founded in 2000, it's the world's largest private charitable foundation with a $40 billion trust endowment. She's increasingly visible in shaping foundation strategy, solving tough global challenges from education and poverty to contraception and sanitation. As part of the foundation's mission to help all people lead healthy, productive lives, she has devoted much of her work to women's and girls' rights In her next chapter, Gates' mission is to close the funding gap for female founders, through her investment and incubation company, Pivotal Ventures.

Abigail Johnson

7. Abigail Johnson has served as CEO of Fidelity Investments since 2014, when she took over for her father, and has been chairman since 2016. Her grandfather, Edward Johnson II, founded the Boston-based mutual fund giant in 1946. She owns an estimated 24.5% stake of the firm, which has nearly $2.7 trillion in managed assets. Johnson has embraced cryptocurrencies and, in 2018, Fidelity launched a platform that allows institutional investors to trade bitcoin and ether. She worked summers at Fidelity through college and joined full-time as an analyst in 1988 after receiving a Harvard M.B.A.

Ana Patricia Botín

8. Ana Patricia Botín became chair of the company in 2014, after the sudden death of her father, Emilio. She pulled off a coup in 2017 when Banco Santander acquired failing Banco Popular (BP) for 1 euro to become Spain's largest bank. In the face of political unrest, she has championed fintech and focused on entrepreneurs, backing small enterprise and women-owned businesses. She launched Santander X to support university entrepreneurship and helped create the country's first multi-sector blockchain-based platform. The bank's $200 million InnoVentures private equity fund has seeded disruptors such as Digital Asset Holdings, Ripple and Kabbage.

Ginni Rometty

9. Ginni Rometty A 36-year veteran of the iconic tech company, Rometty has led IBM's transition to a data company. Today, half of IBM's $79.1 billion 2017 revenue comes from the emerging, high-value segments of IT vs its legacy software products. She has put cognitive computing at the center of its strategy for the future and made massive bets on blockchain and quantum computing. In October 2018, IBM purchased Red Hat for $34 billion, placing the company in a position to compete with Amazon and Microsoft in cloud computing. But despite this high-priced deal, IBM's stock has fallen 20% in 2018 and posted weak third-quarter results. Ongoing efforts to keep women in the workforce include extended parental leave, a breastmilk delivery program and returnships.

Marillyn Hewson

10. Marillyn Hewson CEO of Lockheed Martin since 2013, Hewson has deftly steered the defense company's position at the forefront of security, aerospace and technology. The F-35 fighter jet program and other development that address modern military needs have helped increase market value to nearly $100 billion. In 2017, the company pulled in $53 billion in sales, a majority from the U.S. government. Under Hewson's watch, Lockheed's stock has surged more than 300%. To remain on the forefront of innovation, Lockheed Martin is developing a supersonic aircraft that breaks the sound barrier without a sonic boom.

Angela Merkel
Christine Lagarde
Nancy Pelosi
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Mary Barra
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