Saint Thomas in the Caribbean

17 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Lindquist Beach - Smith Bay Beach Park © Gruepig/cc-by-sa-4.0

Lindquist Beach – Smith Bay Beach Park © Gruepig/cc-by-sa-4.0

Saint Thomas (Danish: Sankt Thomas, Spanish: Santo Tomás, French: Saint-Thomas) is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea, and a constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. Along with surrounding minor islands, it is one of three county-equivalents in the USVI. Together with Saint John, it forms one of the districts of the USVI. The territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie is located on the island.   read more…

Clam Chowder

16 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

New England Clam Chowder © Jon Sullivan

New England Clam Chowder © Jon Sullivan

Clam chowder is any of several chowder soups in American cuisine containing clams. In addition to clams, common ingredients include diced potatoes, salt pork, and onions. Other vegetables are not typically used. It is believed that clams were used in chowder because of the relative ease of harvesting them. Clam chowder is usually served with saltine crackers or small, hexagonal oyster crackers.   read more…

UEFA Euro 2024: The venues

15 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Berlin, Hamburg, Sport Reading Time:  16 minutes

© UEFA

© UEFA

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2024 (stylised as UEFA EURO 2024) or simply Euro 2024, is the the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the European men’s national teams of its member associations. Germany hosts the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 14 June 2024 to 14 July 2024, and the winner will later compete in the 2025 CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions against the 2024 Copa América winner. The tournament comprises 24 teams, with Georgia the only team making their European Championship finals debut.   read more…

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

14 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© C.Stadler/Bwag/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

The Museumsquartier (MQ) is a 90,000 m² large area in the 7th district of the city of Vienna, Austria. The Museumsquartier station of line U2 of the Vienna U-Bahn, as well as the metro station “Volkstheater” is located next to the premises.   read more…

Castres in Occitania

13 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Vanbasten 23/cc-by-sa-3.0

Castres (Castras in the Languedocian dialect of Occitan) is the sole subprefecture of the Tarn department in the Occitanie region in Southern France. It lies in the former province of Languedoc, although not in the former region of Languedoc-Roussillon. In 2018, the commune had a population of 41,795.   read more…

French Hill in East Jerusalem

12 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  4 minutes

© Hagai Agmon-Snir/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Hagai Agmon-Snir/cc-by-sa-4.0

French Hill, is an Israeli settlement in northern East Jerusalem. It is located on territory that has been occupied since the Six-Day War in 1967 and later unilaterally annexed by Israel under the Jerusalem Law, in a move internationally condemned as illegal, “null and void” under international law, in 1980. The international community considers Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, such as French Hill, illegal under international law, which the Israeli government disputes.   read more…

Monte Carlo Casino

11 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  10 minutes

© flickr.com - Laura Caillebot/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Laura Caillebot/cc-by-2.0

The Monte Carlo Casino, officially named Casino de Monte-Carlo, is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monaco. It includes a casino, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.   read more…

Eurosatory

10 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  4 minutes

Caiman TTH NHIndustries NH90 © Copyleft/cc-by-sa-3.0

Caiman TTH NHIndustries NH90 © Copyleft/cc-by-sa-3.0

Eurosatory is the largest international exhibition for land and air-land defence and security. It is held every two years in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France. In 2022, it gathered over 1,700 exhibitors and approximately 62,000 visitors from 150 countries. It is organized by COGES. Attendance and participation at the exhibition is reserved for professionals only. This year it will take place from 17-21 June 2024.   read more…

Fruit salad

9 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Mạnh An/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Mạnh An/cc-by-sa-4.0

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either their juices or a syrup. In different forms, fruit salad can be served as an appetizer or a side as a salad. A fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail (often connoting a canned product), or fruit cup (when served in a small container).   read more…

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