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Theme Week Iceland - Ísafjörður

Theme Week Iceland - Ísafjörður

[caption id="attachment_163719" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fishery Museum © TommyBee[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ísafjörður (meaning ice fjord or fjord of ice) is a town in the northwest of Iceland. It is the seat of Ísafjarðarbær municipality. With a population of about 2,600, Ísafjörður is the largest town in the peninsula of Vestfirðir (Westfjords) and the seat of the Ísafjarðarbær municipality, which includes the nearby Hnífsdalur, Flateyri, Suðureyri, and Þingeyri. It is located on a spit of sand, or ey...

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2018 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics

2018 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics

[caption id="attachment_172056" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © pyeongchang2018.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Winter Olympics The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. These will be South Korea's second Olympic Games and its first Winter Games; Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988. Pyeongchang will be the third Asian cit...

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Coria in Extremadura

Coria in Extremadura

[caption id="attachment_224670" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plaza de San Pedro © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coria is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, formed by the city of the same name and the towns of Puebla de Argeme and Rincón del Obispo. The whole municipality has 12,500 inhabitants and a population density of 120 inhabitants/km², which makes this city the capital of Vegas de Alagón and the fourth largest city in the province of Cáceres. The largest mun...

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The AIDAnova

The AIDAnova

[caption id="attachment_209506" align="aligncenter" width="590"] at Meyer Werft © Dickelbers/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]AIDAnova is a cruise ship built by Meyer Werft GmbH in Papenburg, Germany under contract from Carnival Corporation for AIDA Cruises. The first of the new Excellence-class ships, she was launched on 21 August 2018 and delivered on 12 December 2018. She has two sister ships scheduled for delivery in 2021 and 2023. ...

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Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace

Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace

[caption id="attachment_153678" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ady Gil in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia © www.noodlesnacks.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MY Ady Gil (formerly Earthrace) was a 78-foot (24 m), wave-piercing trimaran, which was originally created as part of a project to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat. The vessel was powered by biodiesel fuel, but was also capable of running on regular diesel fuel. It used other eco-friendly materials, such as vegetable oil lubricants, hemp comp...

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Besarabsky Market in Kiev

Besarabsky Market in Kiev

[caption id="attachment_185639" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Besarabsky Market, also referred to as the Besarabka, is an indoor market located in the center of Kiev on the Bessarabska Square at the southwest end of the city's main thoroughfare, the Khreshchatyk. Its name originates from Bessarabia, a region conquered by the Russian Empire during the Russo-Turkish Wars and now partially located in southwestern Ukraine on the territory of the Odessa Oblast (provi...

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The seaside resort of Arcachon on the Atlantic coast

The seaside resort of Arcachon on the Atlantic coast

[caption id="attachment_149011" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bassin d'Arcachon - Cabanes tchanquées © Karine Deydier[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Arcachon is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is a popular bathing location on the Atlantic coast 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of Bordeaux in the Landes forest. It has a fine beach and a mild climate said to be favourable for invalids suffering from pulmonary complaints. Arcachon is known for the "Arcachonnaise", the local name for an Arcachon...

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Košice in Slovakia

Košice in Slovakia

[caption id="attachment_150391" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © kosice2013.sk[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Košice is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. With a population of approximately 240,000, Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia after the capital Bratislava. Being the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the seat of the Košice Region and Košice Self-governing Region, the...

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Theme Week Uruguay - Rivera

Theme Week Uruguay - Rivera

[caption id="attachment_184150" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View of Rivera, as seen from Cerro Marconi © Mx. Granger[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rivera is the capital of Rivera Department of Uruguay. The border with Brazil joins it with the Brazilian city of Santana do Livramento, which is only a street away from it, at the north end of Route 5. Together, they form an urban area of around 200,000 inhabitants. As of the census of 2011, it is the sixth most populated city of Uruguay. On 21 March 1860 a pueblo (village)...

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2013 will be the European Year of Citizens

2013 will be the European Year of Citizens

[caption id="attachment_6832" align="aligncenter" width="172"] © europa.eu[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The better the men and women of Europe understand their rights as EU citizens, the more informed the decisions they can take in their personal lives, and the more vibrant democratic life in Europe can be at all levels. This is the vision for the European Year of Citizens 2013, which will provide an opportunity for people throughout Europe to: learn about the rights and opportunities open to them thanks to EU citizenship...

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