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The AIDAprima

The AIDAprima

[caption id="attachment_162730" align="aligncenter" width="590"] AIDAprima in Rotterdam © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]AIDAprima is the flagship of AIDA Cruises, built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding at their shipyard in Nagasaki in Japan. The cruise ship entered service on April 25, 2016. The ship was christened on 7 May 2016 in Hamburg in Germany as part of the 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary (Hafengeburtstag). Like the other AIDA ships she sails under the Italian flag. For the cruise operations Cos...

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Inverness and Loch Ness in Scotland

Inverness and Loch Ness in Scotland

[caption id="attachment_152529" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Inverness Castle © Mlm42[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Inverness is a city in northern Scotland. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. It lies near the site of the 18th century Battle of Culloden and at the northeastern extremity of the Great Glen (An Gleann Mòr), where the River Ness enters the Inverness/Moray Firth making it a natural hub for various transport links. It is the nor...

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The island town of Ratzeburg

The island town of Ratzeburg

[caption id="attachment_151694" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Flugbuch[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ratzeburg is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 14,000. It is surrounded by four lakes—the resulting isthmuses between the lakes form the access lanes to the town. Ratzeburg is the capital of the district of Lauenburg. Ratzeburg briefly was part of the First French Empire during the Napoleonic Wars, afterwards the Duchy of (Saxe-)Lauenburg was awarded in personal union to the Danish crown in the Congre...

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The European Union: Common Trade and Economic Policy

The European Union: Common Trade and Economic Policy

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Common and Economic Policy The European Single Market is the single market of the European Union, which has officially existed under that name since 1 January 1993. Today, the European single market is the largest common market in the world. The four fundamental freedoms (free movement of goods, free movement of persons, freedom to provide services and free movement of capital and payments) form the basis of the internal market of the European Union. The creation of the European Single Market led to a new econo...

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San Francisco Cable Cars

San Francisco Cable Cars

[caption id="attachment_201110" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Runner1928/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system. An icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Of the 23 lines established between 1873 and 1890, only three remain (one of which combines parts of two earlier lines): two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman...

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Cavalaire-sur-Mer on the Côte d’Azur

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[caption id="attachment_152662" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bay of Cavalaire © Starus/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cavalaire-sur-Mer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Cavalaire has a marina with 1200 berths. Cavalaire is located on the French Riviera between Saint-Tropez and Le Lavandou on the Mediterranean coast in the Bay of Cavalaire. In the hinterland rises the Massif des Maures. Nice to the east and Marseille to the west are both a...

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Genuine winter adventures in the Lillehammer region

Genuine winter adventures in the Lillehammer region

[caption id="attachment_152766" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lillehammer © Hasse A[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lillehammer (literally "Little Hammer") is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Lillehammer. As of May 2011, the population of the town of Lillehammer was 26,639 . The city centre is a late 19th century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the nort...

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Theme Week Iceland - Ísafjörður

Theme Week Iceland - Ísafjörður

[caption id="attachment_163719" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fishery Museum © TommyBee[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ísafjörður (meaning ice fjord or fjord of ice) is a town in the northwest of Iceland. It is the seat of Ísafjarðarbær municipality. With a population of about 2,600, Ísafjörður is the largest town in the peninsula of Vestfirðir (Westfjords) and the seat of the Ísafjarðarbær municipality, which includes the nearby Hnífsdalur, Flateyri, Suðureyri, and Þingeyri. It is located on a spit of sand, or ey...

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