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Dahab on the Red Sea

Dahab on the Red Sea

[caption id="attachment_151185" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dahab © B. Simpson/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dahab is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, located approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai's most treasured diving destinations. The arrival of international hotel chains and the establishment of other ancillary facilities has since made the town a popular destination wit...

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai

[caption id="attachment_168856" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jumeirah Beach Hotel © flickr.com - ADTeasdale/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a hotel in the coastal residential area Jumeirah of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel, which opened in 1997, is operated by the Dubai-based hotelier Jumeirah. The hotel contains 598 rooms and suites, 19 beachfront villas, and 20 restaurants and bars. This wave-shaped hotel complements the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, which is adjacent to the Jumeirah Beach ...

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Dana Point in Orange County

Dana Point in Orange County

[caption id="attachment_150758" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © D Ramey Logan/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. The population is at 34,000. It has one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast, and with ready access via State Route 1, it is a popular local destination for surfing. The city was named after the headland of Dana Point, which was in turn named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast, which included a descr...

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The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

[caption id="attachment_152790" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Pete/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east, Palestine to the west and north-west, and Israel to the south-west and south. Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of...

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Theme Week Munich - Oktoberfest

Theme Week Munich - Oktoberfest

[caption id="attachment_153429" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bavaria Statue © Hullbr3ach[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oktoberfest is a 16-18 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the ...

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Erbil in Iraq

Erbil in Iraq

[caption id="attachment_25172" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Park © Myararat83/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Erbil, with a population of approximately 1.3 million (2009), the fourth largest city in Iraq after Baghdad, Basra and Mosul. The city is located in Iraqi Kurdistan. It lies 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Mosul, and is the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The city officially has been appointed Arab Tourism Capital 2014 by the Arab Council of Tourism. Urban life at Erbil (Hewlêr) can be...

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The Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg

The Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_23649" align="alignleft" width="590"] Las Vegas © FloSch/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg and the largest of its kind in the world, built by the twins Gerrit and Frederik Braun. As of January 2011, the railway consists of 12,000 metres (39,370 ft) of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland...

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Fort Myers on the Gulf of Mexico

Fort Myers on the Gulf of Mexico

[caption id="attachment_167363" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fort Myers Beach sign © Sanibel sun[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County in Florida, with a population of 74,000. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The city is located 125 miles (200 km) southwest of Tampa and 137 miles (220 km) northwest of Miami. The winter homes of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Ford ("The Mangoes") are a prim...

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