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Theme Week Burgenland - Neusiedl am See

Theme Week Burgenland - Neusiedl am See

[caption id="attachment_222011" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kalvarieberg © Peter Szuchomelli/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Neusiedl am See is a town with 8,600 inhabitants in Burgenland in the Neusiedl am See district in Austria. The shopping and school town of Neusiedl am See is also a district suburb (Burgenland name for district capital). The only town in the district is Neusiedl am See, which also includes the districts Refugium, Seemuseum and Segelhafen West. Neusiedl am See, located at 133 m above sea level, is...

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The Albanian Riviera

The Albanian Riviera

[caption id="attachment_160969" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Beach at the village of Dhërmi © Dori/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Albanian Riviera is a coastal area in the County of Vlorë running along the Ionian Sea under the Ceraunian Mountains in Southern Albania. It should not be confused with the Albanian coastline as a whole which includes both the Riviera and the mostly flat coastline of central and north Albania. Traditionally, the region begins south of Llogara National Park, continues down along the coast t...

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Ivry-sur-Seine in the Île-de-France region

Ivry-sur-Seine in the Île-de-France region

[caption id="attachment_227247" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town hall © flickr.com - Guilhem Vellut/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ivry-sur-Seine is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3 kilometres (4 mi) from the centre of Paris. Paris's main Asian district, the Quartier Asiatique in the 13th arrondissement, borders the commune and now extends into the northern parts of Ivry. Asian commercial activity, especially Chinese and Vietnamese, has greatly in...

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Theme Week Indonesia - Sulawesi

Theme Week Indonesia - Sulawesi

[caption id="attachment_196258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] West Beach in Bira © Kondephy/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes, is one of the four Greater Sunda Islands, and the world's eleventh-largest island, situated east of Borneo, west of the Maluku Islands, and south of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. Within Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo and Papua are larger in territory, and only Java and Sumatra have larger populations. The landmass of Sulawesi includes four penins...

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Theme Week Sylt - Keitum

Theme Week Sylt - Keitum

[caption id="attachment_154292" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Friesenhaus from 1784 © Hajotthu/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Keitum is located on the Wadden Sea side of the island. The village fronts on the sea at what is called the Grünes Kliff (green cliff), a mostly vegetation-covered (hence green) escarpment. It stretches along the coast for around 3 kilometres from the eastern edge of the village to the church of St. Severin, north of the village. In 2013, Keitum had a permanent population of around 880. Anoth...

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Parc Astérix in Plailly

Parc Astérix in Plailly

[caption id="attachment_209899" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Loïc Corbasson/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Parc Astérix is a theme amusement park in France, based on the comic book series Asterix by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. With more than two million visitors yearly, Parc Astérix is the country's second biggest theme park after Disneyland Paris and its 14 million annual visitors. It is especially well known in France for its large variety of roller coasters (including a bobsled one); it has beg...

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Pensacola, the first European settlement in the USA

Pensacola, the first European settlement in the USA

[caption id="attachment_152275" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcanofires a 21-gun salute in honor of Pensacola's 450th anniversary in 2009 © U.S. Navy[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 52,000. Pensacola is the principal city of the Pensacola metropolitan area, which had an estimated 461,227 residents in 2012. Pensacola is a sea p...

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Eberbach Abbey in the Rheingau

Eberbach Abbey in the Rheingau

[caption id="attachment_161276" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Fritz Geller-Grimm[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eberbach Abbey (German: Kloster Eberbach) is a former Cistercian monastery near Eltville am Rhein in the Rheingau. On account of its impressive Romanesque and early Gothic buildings it is considered one of the most significant architectural heritage sites in Hesse. In the winter of 1985/86 the interior scenes of the film The Name of the Rose were filmed here. The vineyards of Eberbach Abbey were, at 300 hectar...

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Theme Week Venezuela - Barquisimeto

Theme Week Venezuela - Barquisimeto

[caption id="attachment_172211" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Flor de Venezuela © Miguel Ahiezer Salcedo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Barquisimeto is the capital of the state of Lara and head of Iribarren Municipality. It is an important urban, industrial, commercial and transportation center of the country, recognized as the fourth-largest city by population and area in Venezuela after Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia. It is known as the Dusk City due to its beautiful sunsets. Barquisimeto is located on the...

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Theme Week North Korea - Wonsan

Theme Week North Korea - Wonsan

[caption id="attachment_218551" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - stngiam/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wŏnsan, previously known as Wŏnsanjin, Port Lazarev, and Genzan, is a port city and naval base located in Kangwŏn Province, North Korea, along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, on Sea of Japan and the provincial capital. The port was opened by occupying Japanese forces in 1880. Before the 1950–1953 Korean War, it fell within the jurisdiction of the then South Hamgyŏng province, and dur...

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