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Civitavecchia, the port of Rome

Civitavecchia, the port of Rome

[caption id="attachment_152967" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Luca Aless/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. A sea port on the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is located 80 kilometres (50 miles) west-north-west of Rome, across the Mignone river. The harbour is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse. The name Civitavecchia means "ancient town". The modern city was built over a pre-existing Etruscan settlement. Th...

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Theme Week Alsace - Mulhouse

Theme Week Alsace - Mulhouse

[caption id="attachment_150580" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old town hall on Place de la Réunion © Wladyslaw/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mulhouse is a city and commune in eastern France, close to the Swiss and German borders. With a population of 111,000 and 278,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area, it is the largest city in the Haut-Rhin département, and the second largest in the Alsace region after Strasbourg. Mulhouse is the chief city of an arrondissement of the Haut-Rhin département, of which it i...

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Roatán in the Caribbean

Roatán in the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_151803" align="aligncenter" width="590"] West Bay © Roatanavi/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands. The island was formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan. It is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, and less than 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) across at its widest point. The most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole, capital of Roatán municipality, located in the southwest. Other important towns include F...

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The Disney Magic

The Disney Magic

[caption id="attachment_152377" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Disney Magic at Cozumel, Yucatan © Altairisfar[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Disney Magic is a cruise ship operated by the Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Magic is over 80 feet longer than the RMS Titanic. Scattered throughout the ship, there are Mickey Impressions, known as "Hidden Mickeys". People like to search for them. Onboard shows (just about one each night) are very well done. Some of these shows have been nominated,...

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Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland

Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland

[caption id="attachment_154236" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Helsinki © Tpienonen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is 596,233, making it by far the most populous municipality in Finland. Helsinki is located some 400 kilometres (250 mi) east of Stockholm (Sweden), 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of St. Petersburg ...

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Gifhorn, the goat city

Gifhorn, the goat city

[caption id="attachment_160510" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Goat Memorial © Thomas Hermes[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="Deutsch Female" buttontext="Diesen Beitrag vorlesen"]Gifhorn is a town and capital of the district Gifhorn, in Lower Saxony. It is situated at the confluence of the River Ise and River Aller, near the cities of Hanover, Celle, and Wolfsburg. Gifhorn is home to the International Wind- and Watermill Museum which contains a comprehensive collection and working replicas of the world's most common windmills. Gifhorn was first mentioned in 1196, when it was ...

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Kufstein in Tyrol

Kufstein in Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_160592" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Anual cattle drive down from the Alp © Perconte[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kufstein is a city in Tyrol, Austria, located along the river Inn, in the lower Inn valley, near the border with Bavaria, Germany, and is the site of a post World War II French sector United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Displaced Persons camp. Kufstein is the second largest city in Tyrol and capital of the district Kufstein. The greatest landmark of Kufstein is th...

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Theme Week Indonesia - Sumatra

Theme Week Indonesia - Sumatra

[caption id="attachment_196230" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Berbak National Park © cifor.org - James Maiden/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sumatra is a large island in western Indonesia that is part of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island that is located entirely in Indonesia (after Borneo, which is shared between Indonesia and other countries) and the sixth-largest island in the world at 473,481 km² (not including adjacent islands such as the Riau Islands and Bangka Belitung Islands). The Tropical Rainfore...

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