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The Orient Express

The Orient Express

[caption id="attachment_169245" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Orient Express Restaurant car © Epistola8/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL). The route and rolling stock of the Orient Express changed many times. Several routes in the past concurrently used the Orient Express name, or slight variations. Although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway service, the na...

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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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Cagliari, capital of Sardinia

Cagliari, capital of Sardinia

[caption id="attachment_154223" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Flamingoes at Cagliari © Stefano Marrocu/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cagliari is an Italian municipality and the capital of the island of Sardinia, an Autonomous Region of Italy. Cagliari's Sardinian name Casteddu literally means castle. It has nearly 150,000 inhabitants, while its metropolitan area has more than 480,000 inhabitants. It is also the seat of the University of Cagliari. An ancient city with a long history, Cagliari has seen the rul...

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Worcester in the West Midlands

Worcester in the West Midlands

[caption id="attachment_150700" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Guildhall in High Street © Richard Nicholls/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Worcester is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England. Worcester is situated some 17 miles (27 km) southwest of the southern suburbs of Birmingham and 23 miles (37 km) north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 100,000 people. The River Severn flanks the western side of the city centre, overlooked by the 12th-century Wor...

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Theme Week Ireland - Ennis

Theme Week Ireland - Ennis

[caption id="attachment_171175" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Diamond Bar © geograph.org.uk - C O'Flanagan/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ennis (Irish: Inis, meaning "island") is the county town of Clare in Munster. The Irish name is short for Inis Cluain Ramh Fhada ("island of the long rowing meadow"). The town is on the River Fergus, north of where it enters the Shannon Estuary, 19 km (12 mi) from Shannon Airport. Ennis has a population of 25,000, making it the largest town in Clare and the 12th largest in Irel...

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Carcassonne is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe

Carcassonne is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe

[caption id="attachment_146369" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panorama Carcassonne © Benh LIEU SONG[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]La Cité, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the beautiful old part of the City of Carcassonne with its medieval walls on the banks of the Aude. Many restaurants, shops, domes and towers are located in the winding cobblestone streets. At the other bank of the Aude the La Bastide district offers the charm of an old French country town. Every Saturday a market is held here. You can explore La Bastide perf...

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Theme Week Sylt

Theme Week Sylt

[caption id="attachment_154272" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Tobias Mandt/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sylt is an island in northern Germany, part of Nordfriesland district, Schleswig-Holstein, and well known for the distinctive shape of its shoreline. It belongs to the North Frisian Islands and is the largest island in North Frisia. The northernmost island of Germany, it is known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40-kilometre-long (25-mil...

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Tarutao National Park in Thailand

Tarutao National Park in Thailand

[caption id="attachment_219822" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Toey19863/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tarutao National Park consists of 51 islands in the Strait of Malacca, off the coast of Satun Province of southern Thailand. The Tarutao National Park consists of two island groups: Tarutao and Adang-Rawi, which are scattered from 20 to 70 kilometres' distance from the south-westernmost point of mainland Thailand. The park covers an area of 1,490 square kilometres (1,260 ocean, 230 island). The southernmost end of...

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Theme Week Estonia - Pärnu

Theme Week Estonia - Pärnu

[caption id="attachment_227152" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Kristian Pikner/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pärnu is the fourth largest city in Estonia. Situated in southwest Estonia, Pärnu is located 128 kilometres (80 mi) south of the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and 176 kilometres (109 mi) west of Estonia's second largest city, Tartu. The city sits off the coast of Pärnu Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Riga, which is a part of the Baltic Sea. In the city, the Pärnu River drains into the Gulf of Riga. Pärnu is a...

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The Hackesche Höfe in Berlin

The Hackesche Höfe in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_161239" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Times[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Berlin’s Hackesche Höfe (Hof means courtyard) - just off S-Bahn Station Hackescher Markt, is a heritage site consisting of eight communicating, restored rear courtyards accessible through Rosenthalerstrasse 40’s main arched entrance. The area, also known as the Scheunenviertel is one of Berlin’s top entertainment hubs, popular with Berliners and visitors alike and a magnet for club-goers since the 1990’s. The rest...

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