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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 ...

Brickell City Centre in Miami

Brickell City Centre in Miami

[caption id="attachment_206257" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © B137[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brickell City Centre is a $1.05 billion shopping and mixed-use project in Miami, Florida. When finished, it will span up to five blocks to the west of Brickell Avenue and to the south of the Miami River, in the Brickell district of Greater Downtown. It will be anchored by a 107,000 square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue, Cinemex, and Italian food hall. The project is located between 7th and 8th Streets on both sides of South Miami Avenue an...

The Hanseatic city of Lüneburg

The Hanseatic city of Lüneburg

[caption id="attachment_161048" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Am Sande Street © Frank Vincentz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lüneburg is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. It is located about 45 km (28 mi) southeast of fellow Hanseatic city Hamburg. It is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, and one of Hamburg's inner suburbs. Lüneburg has a population of around 72 000. The district of Lüneburg, which includes the surrounding communities like Adendorf, Bardowick, and Reppenstedt, has a population of around 103 00...

Noah's Ark with plastic animals

Noah's Ark with plastic animals

[caption id="attachment_152971" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © arkvannoach.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]In 2008 Johan Huibers decided to realize his dream, which he had in 1992, and built Noah's Ark real size. This Ark is 10 times bigger than the smaller replica, which he built earlier. On board of the Ark will be several biblical theme attractions, exhibitions and activities for all ages. In the restaurant visitors find delicious sandwiches and snacks. An experience for the whole family and a fun day out on board of a shi...

Theme Week Israel - Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba

Theme Week Israel - Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba

[caption id="attachment_150764" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Marina of Eilat © Mickeyh/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort located for domestic tourists at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba. The city's port is Israels only port on the Read Sea, with a coast line of about 12 km. Home to about 47,700 people, Eilat is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arabah, adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the sou...

Stockholm Public Library

Stockholm Public Library

[caption id="attachment_163692" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rotunda © Andrea Serio/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Stockholm Public Library (Swedish: Stockholms stadsbibliotek or Stadsbiblioteket) is a library building in Stockholm, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, and one of the city's most notable structures. The name is today used for both the main library itself as well as the municipal library system of Stockholm. Discussed by a committee of which Asplund himself was a member from 1918, a design sc...

Nahariya in the North District of Israel

Nahariya in the North District of Israel

[caption id="attachment_152017" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Beach at Nahariya Promenade © Maor X/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nahariya is the northernmost coastal city in the Northern District of Israel, with an estimated population of 51,200. Nahariya takes its name from the stream of Ga'aton Rriver, that bisects it. Nahariya is home to some of Israel's leading entrepreneurs: the Strauss, Soglowek and Wertheimer families. Successful private sector industrial enterprises founded in Nahariya are the Strauss dairy ...

The European Free Trade Association: Bon appétit!

The European Free Trade Association: Bon appétit!

[caption id="attachment_193940" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © efta.int[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a regional trade organization and free trade area consisting of four European states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. The organization operates in parallel with the European Union (EU), and all four member states participate in the European Single Market and are part of the Schengen Area. They are not, however, party to the European Union Customs Union. EFTA was his...

Theme Week Thailand - Hat Yai

Theme Week Thailand - Hat Yai

[caption id="attachment_204499" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Klong Hae floating market © Fisher - viewology.net/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hat Yai is a city in southern Thailand near the Malaysian border. It is 946 km (588 mi) south of Bangkok, and has a population of 159,000 in the city itself and about 800,000 in the greater Hat Yai area. Hat Yai is the largest city of Songkhla Province, the largest metropolitan area in the south, and the third largest metropolitan area of the country. It is often mistaken for...

Romantic Road, from the river Main to the Alps

Romantic Road, from the river Main to the Alps

[caption id="attachment_1968" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Romantic Road map - Photo: mario"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Romantic Road (German: Romantische Straße) is the term for a theme route coined by travel agents in the 1950s to describe the 350 kilometres (220 mi) of highway in southern Germany (in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), between Würzburg and Füssen. In medieval times it used to be a trade route, connecting the center of Germany with the South. Today this region is thought by many international t...

Bourg-en-Bresse in eastern France

Bourg-en-Bresse in eastern France

[caption id="attachment_160819" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © FRED/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France with a population of 40,000, capital of the Ain department, and was capital of the former province of Bresse (Brêsse). It is located 70 km (43 mi) north-northeast of Lyon and at 50 kilometres (31 mi) of Lons-le-Saunier. The inhabitants of Bourg-en-Bresse are known as Burgiens. The city is located at the western base of the Jura mountains, on the left bank of the Reyssouze...

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