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Como in Lombardy

Como in Lombardy

[caption id="attachment_160469" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Como Panorama © Nicolago[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como. Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a popular tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo (seat of Diocese of Como), the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Volti...

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Theme Week Channel Islands - Sark

Theme Week Channel Islands - Sark

[caption id="attachment_151204" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Phillip Capper[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sark is a small island in the Channel Islands in southwestern English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. It is a Royal Fief, geographically located in the Channel Islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. It has a population of about 600. Sark's economy depends primarily on tourism. Sark has an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2). Sercquiais...

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Theme Week South Korea - Daejeon

Theme Week South Korea - Daejeon

[caption id="attachment_193257" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dunsan prehistoric settlement site © Yoo Chung/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Daejeon is South Korea's fifth-largest metropolis. Daejeon had a population of over 1.5 million in 2010. Located in the central region of South Korea, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major transport routes. The capital Seoul is about 50 minutes away by KTX high-speed train. Daejeon is one of South Korea's administration hubs with the ...

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Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba

Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba

[caption id="attachment_27017" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Toni Castillo Quero/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Mosque-cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita–catedral de Córdoba), also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita de Córdoba), whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción), is the Catholic Christian cathedral of the Diocese of Córdoba dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and...

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The four-masted barque Sedov

The four-masted barque Sedov

[caption id="attachment_153616" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Żeglarz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The STS Sedov, formerly the Magdalene Vinnen II (1921–1936) and the Kommodore Johnsen (–1948), is a 4-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation. Today, it's the second larges after Royal Clipper. Originally built as a German cargo ship, the Sedov is today a sail training vessel. She participates regularly in the big maritime international events as a privileged host a...

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Country overview

Country overview

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]In addition to the regular search function, a country overview is available here. Click on the country name to see all currently available blog entries. | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | A Albania Algeria Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan B Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria C Cam...

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Canterbury in England

Canterbury in England

[caption id="attachment_149000" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Canterbury Cathedral © Hans Musil[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Canterbury is an English city which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a district of Kent in South East England. It lies on the River Stour. Many historical structures remain in the city, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and a Norman castle, and perhaps the oldest school in England, The King's School. Modern additions...

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Čakovec in Northern Croatia

Čakovec in Northern Croatia

[caption id="attachment_160801" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Republic Square © Silverije/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Čakovec is a city in northern Croatia, located around 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Zagreb, the Croatian capital. Čakovec is both the county seat and the largest city of Međimurje County, the northernmost, smallest and most densely populated Croatian county. Most of the historical buildings in the city of Čakovec are located in its center or nearby park. The city's historical core has been ...

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