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Theme Week Indonesia - Bali

Theme Week Indonesia - Bali

[caption id="attachment_196217" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nusa Lembongan - Mushroom Beach © San Andreas/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Located east of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second largest, after Makass...

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The spa town of Carlsbad in Czech Republic

The spa town of Carlsbad in Czech Republic

[caption id="attachment_152264" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Vlahos Vaggelis[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Karlovy Vary (English: Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá, approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Prague (Praha). It is named after King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, who founded the city in 1370. It is historically famous for its hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River). ...

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Grunewald in Berlin

Grunewald in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_163684" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Villa Konschewski am Hundekehlesee by Oskar Kaufmann © Lienhard Schulz/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Grunewald is a locality within the Berliner borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Famous for the homonymous forest, until 2001 administrative reform it was part of the former district of Wilmersdorf. The locality is situated in the western side of the city and is separated from Spandau by the river Havel. The Grunewald forest is 10 km away from Berlin. Th...

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Theme Week Galicia - Pontevedra

Theme Week Galicia - Pontevedra

[caption id="attachment_153059" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]In the beginning of the 19th century Pontevedra was little more than a small backward town. Fishing, arts and crafts kept the economy going. Yet, with the establishment of new provincial divisions in 1833 Pontevedra suddenly saw itself transformed into a provincial capital. Pontevedra then grew and slowly became an administrative centre. The introduction of the railway also reconnected the city ...

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Theme Week Champagne

Theme Week Champagne

[caption id="attachment_153544" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Phillip Capper/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Champagne-Ardenne is one of the 27 regions of France. It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering Belgium, and consists of four departments: Aube, Ardennes, Haute-Marne, and Marne. The region is famous for its sparkling white wine (champagne). Its rivers, most of which flow west, include the Seine, the Marne, and the Aisne. The Meuse flows north. The capital is Châlons-en-Champagne. Th...

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Richerenches, the truffle village

Richerenches, the truffle village

[caption id="attachment_151110" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Black Richerenches Truffle © Véronique PAGNIER/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Richerenches (Richarencha in Occitan) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France with a populaton of 670. In 1136, a local lord, Hugh of Bourbouton, gave the Knights Templar land at Richerenches. Two years later he gave even more, and the next day he took his vows as a Templar. He eventually became the Commander of th...

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Hohenzollern Castle

Hohenzollern Castle

[caption id="attachment_24001" align="alignleft" width="590"] Corona Prusia - Prussian King's Crown (Hohenzollern Castle Collection) © Mirko Junge/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hohenzollern Castle is a castle about 50 kilometers (31 mi) south of Stuttgart. It is considered the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, which emerged in the Middle Ages and eventually became German Emperors. The castle is located on top of Mount Hohenzollern at an elevation of 855 meters (2,805 ft) above sea level, 234 m (768 ft) above s...

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Eminönü in Istanbul

Eminönü in Istanbul

[caption id="attachment_185613" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Omer Unlu/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eminönü is a former district of Istanbul, currently a quarter of Fatih, the province's capital district. This is the heart of the walled city of Constantine, the focus of a history of incredible richness. Eminönü covers roughly the area on which the ancient Byzantium was built. The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn into Eminönü and the mouth of the Bosphorus opens into the Marmara Sea. And up o...

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