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Covid-19 - your unique chance

[caption id="attachment_221800" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Covid-19 © Colin D. Funk, Craig Laferriere, and Ali Ardakani/cc-by-4.0[/caption]"If someone thinks that the corona vaccinations could alter his or her genes, then he/she/it should take advantage of this unique opportunity, because it will not repeat itself that quickly. This is their big chance, as things are looking pretty unpleasant for them so far." - Twitter Of course, it is important to get information from reliable sources in order to avoid fake news or to drive yourself nuts, because those who die of fear or panic ...

Canterbury in England

Canterbury in England

[caption id="attachment_149000" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Canterbury Cathedral © Hans Musil[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Canterbury is an English city which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a district of Kent in South East England. It lies on the River Stour. Many historical structures remain in the city, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and a Norman castle, and perhaps the oldest school in England, The King's School. Modern additions...

Ostrava in the Czech Republic

Ostrava in the Czech Republic

[caption id="attachment_161060" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square © Pudelek[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the second largest urban agglomeration after Prague. Located close to the Polish border, it is also the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region and of the Municipality with Extended Competence. Ostrava was candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2015. Ostrava is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder, Lučina and Opav...

Carlsbad in California

Carlsbad in California

[caption id="attachment_152258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old Santa Fe Depot © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carlsbad is an affluent seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile (11 km) stretch of Pacific coastline in North San Diego County, California. The city is located 87 miles (140 km) south of Los Angeles and 35 miles (56 km) north of downtown San Diego and is part of the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Referred to as "The Village by the Sea" by locals, the city is a tourist desti...

The German Federal Election 2017

The German Federal Election 2017

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The electoral participation in the Bundestag election in 2017 was 76.2%, and again increased by just under 5% compared to 2013 with 71.5%. The electoral participation has now risen for the third time in a row, which in principle is a very good signal. People are more and more interested in politics and realize that it is "about something". Parties who could reach the 5% hurdle to enter the Bundestag are: Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) / Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) (32,9%) Social Demo...

Huacachina Oasis in Peru

Huacachina Oasis in Peru

[caption id="attachment_214320" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Havardtl/cc-by-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Huacachina is a village built around a small oasis and surrounded by sand dunes in southwestern Peru. It is about five kilometers from the city of Ica in the Ica District of Ica Province. The oasis was introduced as a feature on the back of the 50 nuevo sol note in 1991. Huacachina has a permanent population of around 100 people, although it hosts many tens of thousands of tourists each year. Huacachina is a resort g...

Theme Week Bahrain - Sitra Island

Theme Week Bahrain - Sitra Island

[caption id="attachment_164200" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bahrain Petroleum Company - First Oil Well plaque © flickr.com - David Brossard/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sitra, also known as Sitrah, is an island in Bahrain. It has a distance of 5 km (3.1 mi) south of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island. Sitra Island had a mixed Shia and Sunni Arab population. The Sunni inhabitants (including the Al Buainain) tribe which inhabited the now deserted village of Salba, west of Sitra eradicated during the early 1920s...

The HMS Warrior 1860

The HMS Warrior 1860

[caption id="attachment_153010" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Portsmouth Historic Dockyard © geograph.org.uk - Steve Daniels[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]HMS Warrior was the first armour-plated, iron-hulled warship, built for the Royal Navy in response to the first ironclad warship, the French Gloire, launched a year earlier. When completed in October 1861, Warrior was the largest, fastest, most heavily armed and most heavily armoured warship the world had seen. She was almost twice the size of Gloire and thoroughly outclassed ...

The Jetboat

The Jetboat

[caption id="attachment_151281" align="aligncenter" width="443"] Shotover River Canyons, Queenstown, New Zealand © Alex Proimos[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water ejected from the back of the craft. Unlike a powerboat or motorboat that uses a propeller in the water below or behind the boat, a jetboat draws the water from under the boat into a pump inside the boat, then expels it through a nozzle at the stern. Jetboats were originally designed by Sir William Hamilton (who developed ...

Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015

Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015

[caption id="attachment_160474" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grand'Place © Jean-Pol GRANDMONT[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mons is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. The Mons municipality includes the old communes of Cuesmes, Flénu, Ghlin, Hyon, Nimy, Obourg, Baudour (partly), Jemappes, Ciply, Harmignies, Harveng, Havré, Maisières, Mesvin, Nouvelles, Saint-Denis, Saint-Symphorien, Spiennes, Villers-Saint-Ghislain, Casteau (partly), Masnuy-Saint-Jean (partl...

Theme Week Brunei - Kuala Belait

Theme Week Brunei - Kuala Belait

[caption id="attachment_219943" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - IQRemix/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kuala Belait, officially known in Malay as Pekan Kuala Belait (literally 'Kuala Belait Town'), is a town located in the westernmost part of Brunei, in Belait District. It is the second largest settlement in the country after Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, and functions as the capital for the district. Kuala Belait is officially a municipality (Malay: bandaran), as well as a village-level su...

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