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[caption id="attachment_152764" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © ulsteinlab.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The unique and environmentally-friendly X-BOW® hull line design offers significantly higher transit speed in adverse weather conditions, as well as enhanced fuel economics. The bow shape ensures soft entry into waves, thus reducing speed loss, pitch and heave accelerations, as well as eliminating slamming and vibration problems associated with conventional bow flare. [gallery size="medium" gss="1" ids="179573,17957...

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Memphis in Tennessee

Memphis in Tennessee

[caption id="attachment_171632" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Christopher Boyd Jr/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Memphis had a population of 653,000, making it the second largest city in the state of Tennessee. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, has a ...

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Roskilde, vikings and festivals

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Theme Week Taiwan - Kaohsiung

Theme Week Taiwan - Kaohsiung

[caption id="attachment_192042" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Liuhe Night Market © WikiLaurent/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kaohsiung is a special municipality located in southern-western Taiwan and facing the Taiwan Strait. Kaohsiung has a population of approximately 2.77 million people and has been officially ranked as Taiwan's third most populous city since July 2017. It is Taiwan's largest municipality by area at 2,951.85 km² (1,139.72 sq mi), stretching from Mount Yu to Taiping Island. Since its start in the ...

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Theme Week Algarve - Portimão

Theme Week Algarve - Portimão

[caption id="attachment_152691" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Praia da Rocha Beach, near Portimão © Husond - GFDL[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Portimão is a located in the District of Faro in the Region of Algarve, the southern coast of Portugal. It was formerly known as Vila Nova de Portimão. In 1924, it was incorporated as a cidade and became known merely as Portimão. The town has 41,000 inhabitants and the Portimão Municipality has 50,454. Portimão is known for its sporting events. In the summer, a beach soccer...

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Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

[caption id="attachment_151207" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dhow seen off the coast of Dar es Salaam © SajjadF/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dar es Salaam, formerly Mzizima, is Tanzania's largest and richest city, the largest city in eastern Africa by population, and a regionally important economic centre. It is the capital of the Dar es Salaam Region administrative province and consists of three local government areas or administrative districts: northern Kinondoni, central Ilala, and southern Temeke. The region ...

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Theme Week Normandy - Honfleur

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[caption id="attachment_152731" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Yves Remedios/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from Le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. Its inhabitants are called Honfleurais. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by a...

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Theme Week Ukraine - Mariupol on the shore of the Azov Sea

Theme Week Ukraine - Mariupol on the shore of the Azov Sea

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