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Theme Week Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

Theme Week Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

[caption id="attachment_4758" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Yas Viceroy Hotel © yasisland.ae"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Yas Marina Island is an artificial island in Abu Dhabi near natural Sir Bani Yas island. The island is the site of a US$36 billion development project by Aldar Properties. It occupies a total land area of 2,500 hectares, of which 1,700 hectares will be claimed for development. The island holds the Yas Island Circuit, which hosts the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. It will also ...

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Theme Week La Rioja - Calahorra

Theme Week La Rioja - Calahorra

[caption id="attachment_153260" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Parque de las Víctimas del Terrorismo © Zarteman/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Calahorra is a municipality in the comarca of Rioja Baja, near the border with Navarre on the right bank of the Ebro. The city is located on a hill at an altitude of 358 metres at the confluence of the Ebro and Cidacos rivers. Calahorra is the second-largest city in La Rioja in population and importance, after the capital, Logroño. Its population is at 24,000 inhabitants. ...

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Prague, the golden city

Prague, the golden city

[caption id="attachment_150181" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Prague Castle © Karelj[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Prague is situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia. Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The city proper is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 2.3 million. Prague has been a political, cultural and economic center of Europe and particularly central Europe for the over 1,100 years of its existence. For centuries, duri...

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Theme Week Oman - Salalah

Theme Week Oman - Salalah

[caption id="attachment_161721" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Salalah © StellarD/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salalah, is the capital and seat of the wali (governor) of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. Its population is at around 200,000. Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Province. Salalah is the birthplace of the Sultan, Qaboos bin Said al Said. Salalah attracts lots of people from other parts of Oman and GCC during the Khareef se...

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Čakovec in Northern Croatia

Čakovec in Northern Croatia

[caption id="attachment_160801" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Republic Square © Silverije/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Čakovec is a city in northern Croatia, located around 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Zagreb, the Croatian capital. Čakovec is both the county seat and the largest city of Međimurje County, the northernmost, smallest and most densely populated Croatian county. Most of the historical buildings in the city of Čakovec are located in its center or nearby park. The city's historical core has been ...

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Theme Week Algarve

Theme Week Algarve

[caption id="attachment_152685" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Beach of Carvoeiro © Haloorange[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It has an area of 5,412 square kilometres (2,090 sq mi) with approximately 450,484 permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities. The region coincides with the Faro District, and has as its administrative centre the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport at Faro (FAO) and public university (the University of the Al...

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Faro, gate to the Algarve

Faro, gate to the Algarve

[caption id="attachment_160488" align="aligncenter" width="525"] City Hall © Osvaldo Gago[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Faro is a city in the Faro Municipality in southern Portugal. The city proper has 41,934 inhabitants and the entire municipality has 58,305. It is the seat of the Faro District and capital of the Algarve region. The Algarve and Faro district cover the same territory. Vilamoura is one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe, covering an area of almost 2.000 ha of land and only 15 km from Faro Airp...

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Avranches in the Basse-Normandie

Avranches in the Basse-Normandie

[caption id="attachment_153748" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Man vyi[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in north-western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. The inhabitants are called Avranchinais. Avranches is situated at the southern end of the Cotentin Peninsula on the E40 road connecting Saint-Lô with Brittany and on the rail line between Lison (linking to Caen) and Dol (linking to Rennes). The town was founded on high groun...

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