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Theme Week Panama - Yaviza

[caption id="attachment_168496" align="aligncenter" width="428"] Pan-American Highway © Seaweege[/caption][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Yaviza is a town and corregimiento in Pinogana District, Darién Province, with a population of 4,500. The town marks the southeastern end of the northern half of the Pan-American Highway, at the north end of the Darién Gap. Two major national parks exist in the Darién Gap: Darién National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Darién) in Panama and Los Katíos National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional ...

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Theme Week Indonesia - Sulawesi

Theme Week Indonesia - Sulawesi

[caption id="attachment_196258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] West Beach in Bira © Kondephy/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes, is one of the four Greater Sunda Islands, and the world's eleventh-largest island, situated east of Borneo, west of the Maluku Islands, and south of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. Within Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo and Papua are larger in territory, and only Java and Sumatra have larger populations. The landmass of Sulawesi includes four penins...

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Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

[caption id="attachment_24494" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Muhammad/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Built in Beaux-Arts style, Grand Central Terminal (GCT) is a railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it is the largest such facility in the world by number of platforms with 44 serving 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below gro...

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Theme Week Algarve - Évora

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[caption id="attachment_152688" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Joananv22[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Évora is ranked number two in the Portuguese most livable cities survey of living conditions published yearly by Expresso. It was ra...

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Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

[caption id="attachment_26524" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Catania - Cathedral Sant' Agata © Berthold Werner/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Val di Noto is a geographical area of south east Sicily; it is dominated by the limestone Iblean plateau. The Val di Noto owes its fame to the reconstruction which underwent after the year 1693, when the entire area was decimated by an enormous earthquake. Following the earthquake, many towns were rebuilt on entirely new sites, such as Noto and Grammichele. The rulers of the ti...

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Beverley in East Yorkshire

Beverley in East Yorkshire

[caption id="attachment_151134" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Day © geograph.org.uk - Paul Allison/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beverley is a market town, civil parish and the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire in England. The town is noted for Beverley Minster, Beverley Westwood, North Bar (a 15th-century gate), Beverley Racecourse and the oldest grammar school in the country, Beverley Grammar School. The town was originally known as Inderawuda and was founded around 700 AD by Saint John of...

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Therme Erding, the largest thermal bath complex in Europe

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[caption id="attachment_27443" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Therme Erding/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Therme Erding is the largest thermal bath complex in Europe at 145,000 square metres (36 acres). It is 30 minutes northeast of Munich by car and is visited by around 4000 people every day. On 12 February 1983, the American oil company Texaco drilled 2,350 metres (7,710 ft) below ground, just outside the town of Erding, Bavaria, Germany. Instead of oil, they discovered sulphorous water. Initially a 'mini thermal...

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Bayonne in Basque Country

Bayonne in Basque Country

[caption id="attachment_160844" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Quay of the Admiral Jauréguiberry and the Cathedral © Daniel Villafruela[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bayonne is a city and commune in south-western France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, of which it is a sub-prefecture. It belongs to both vernacular cultural regions of Basque Country and Gascony. Together with nearby Anglet, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and several smaller communes, Bayonne forms an urba...

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