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Mexicali in Baja California

Mexicali in Baja California

[caption id="attachment_163565" align="aligncenter" width="590"] House of Culture © Thelmadatter[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. The City of Mexicali has a population of 690,00, according to the 2010 census, while the population of the entire metropolitan area reaches 1,000,000; making the city and metropolitan area the second most populous in Baja California. The city maintains a highly educated and skilled population, as i...

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Halifax on the Atlantic

Halifax on the Atlantic

[caption id="attachment_153867" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Thorfinn/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Halifax, formally the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. The metropolitan area had a population of 390,000 in 2011 with 300,000 in the urban area. Formed by the 1996 amalgamation of Halifax County, the municipality is divided into 18 community planning areas, which are, in turn, divided into over 200 named communities and neighbourhoods, such as the former cities of ...

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Starnberg in Five-Lake-Land

Starnberg in Five-Lake-Land

[caption id="attachment_160812" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lake Starnberg © Ascea[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The city of Starnberg is in Bavaria, Germany, some 30 km south-west of Munich. It lies at the north end of Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Lakes Country", and serves as capital of the district of Starnberg. Recording a disposable per-capita income of € 26,120 in 2007, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt suburb of Hochtaunus. The town was first mentio...

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Amiens on the Somme river

Amiens on the Somme river

[caption id="attachment_160723" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Quai Belu © Emmanuel LEGRAND[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, 120 km (75 mi) north of Paris and 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It is the capital of the Somme department in Picardy. The city had a population of 134,000. The Somme canal runs through the town to the English Channel. This canal is linked to the Canal du Nord (Paris to Lille metropolitan area). St-Leu is a part of Amiens north of the town centre. I...

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Hotel Habana Riviera on Cuba

Hotel Habana Riviera on Cuba

[caption id="attachment_186036" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Leandro Neumann Ciuffo/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hotel Habana Riviera by Iberostar, originally known as the Havana Rivera, is a historic resort hotel located on the Malecón waterfront boulevard in the Vedado district of Havana on Cuba. The hotel, which is managed by the Spanish Iberostar chain, was built in 1957 and still maintains its original 1950s style. It has twenty-one floors containing 352 rooms all of which feature views of th...

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The city of Lugano

The city of Lugano

[caption id="attachment_160608" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View on Lake Lugano and Monte San Salvatore © Valser[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lugano is a city of 54,667 inhabitants in the city proper and a total of over 145,000 people in the agglomeration/city region, in the south of Switzerland, in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, which borders Italy. The city lies on Lake Lugano, and its warm summers and the fact that in recent years it has attracted an ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful a...

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Porto, capital of the north

Porto, capital of the north

[caption id="attachment_150998" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ribeira © Georges Jansoone[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Porto, also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula. Its administrative limits includes a population of 237,559 inhabitants distributed within 15 civil parishes. The urbanized area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 1.2 million in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi), making it th...

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Copenhagen, much more than just the Little Mermaid

Copenhagen, much more than just the Little Mermaid

[caption id="attachment_146354" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Danish Parliament - Christiansborg Palace © tour-report.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Copenhagen (in Danish København) is the most visited northern European city, located on the largest Danish island of Zealand (Sjælland), home to Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid and Tivoli Gardens. Copenhagen is not only the capital of Denmark, but also the most diverse city in Scandinavia. A quarter of all Danes live in the greater Copenhagen area. With the huge bri...

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