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Williamsburg in Virginia

Williamsburg in Virginia

[caption id="attachment_160864" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Governor's Palace © Larry Pieniazek/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Williamsburg is an independent city in Virginia, with a population of 15,000. Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is bordered by James City County and York County. Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation as a fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York rivers. The city served as the ...

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Theme Week Sardinia

Theme Week Sardinia

[caption id="attachment_151610" align="aligncenter" width="590"] High-speed ferry in the Gulf of Olbia © BetacommandBot/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus) and an autonomous region of Italy, which goes by the official name of Regione Autonoma della Sardegna / Regione Autònoma de Sardigna (Autonomous Region of Sardinia). Taken as a whole, Sardinia's economic conditions are such that the island is in the best position among Italian...

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Pattonville in Baden-Württemberg

Pattonville in Baden-Württemberg

[caption id="attachment_153841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pattonville © Pluds/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pattonville is a German neighborhood with the unusual distinction of being a former US Military installation, as few US installations returned to German control have been maintained in their former form. Pattonville was a large housing area built and maintained by the United States Army north of Stuttgart during the Cold War as part of the Stuttgart Military Community. The community was named for W...

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The port city of Constanța on the Black Sea

The port city of Constanța on the Black Sea

[caption id="attachment_160725" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Constanţa Casino © Zlatko Krastev[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Constanța is the oldest extant city in Romania, founded around 600 BC. The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of Constanța County and the largest city in the region. The city of Constanța is one of the most important in Romania, one of four roughly equal-size cities which rank after Bucharest. The Constanța metropolitan area, founded in...

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Edinburgh - Books, beer and cookies

Edinburgh - Books, beer and cookies

[caption id="attachment_152534" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hopetoun House © George Gastin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University ...

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Zurich, the city with the highest quality of life and the highest cost of living

Zurich, the city with the highest quality of life and the highest cost of living

[caption id="attachment_160424" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fraumuenster and St. Peter's Church © Ikiwaner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. While the municipality itself has approximately 380,500 inhabitants, the Zurich metropolitan area is an urbanised area of international importance constituted by a population of nearly 2 million inhabitants. Zurich is a mixed hub for r...

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Recommended reading: "Managing Your Boss: Specifications"

Recommended reading:

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]This book provides valuable insight and practical tips through case studies and examples based on real life experiences of middle and senior managers. While endless material (books, training workshops, seminars and studies) is churned out on leaderships skills, followership, the art of working effectively and harmoniously with superiors is underestimated. Valuable time and energy are spent (at the office water-cooler or family dinner-table) in crying, "Why can't my boss be like me/like my ex-boss - more apprecia...

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Chinatown in New York

Chinatown in New York

[caption id="attachment_171407" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Manhattan's Chinatown is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, bordering the Lower East Side to its east, Little Italy to its north, Civic Center to its south, and Tribeca to its west. Chinatown is home to the highest concentration of Chinese people in the West. With an estimated population of 90,000 to 100,000 people, Manhattan's Chinatown is also one of the oldest Chinese ethnic enclaves. The Manhat...

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Agia Napa on Cyprus

Agia Napa on Cyprus

[caption id="attachment_159837" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ayia Napa beach © Vitaly Lischenko/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption] [responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ayia Napa is a resort at the far eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus. In recent years, it has become less known as a family holiday destination, and more for its bustling nightlife. The name Ayia Napa is derived from a Venetian-era monastery of the same name, located in the centre of the town, next to the square that today is the clubbing centre. The word "Ayia" (Agia) means "holy"...

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The Preussen

The Preussen

[caption id="attachment_200652" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Deutsches Museum in München - Fünfmast-Vollschiff Preußen Modell © Mattes[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Preußen (usually Preussen in English) was a German steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer built in 1902 for the F. Laeisz shipping company and named after the German state and kingdom of Prussia. It was the world's only ship of this class with five masts carrying six square sails on each mast. Until the 2000 launch of the Royal Clipper, a sail cruise li...

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