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Theme Week Tunisia - Monastir

Theme Week Tunisia - Monastir

[caption id="attachment_168262" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Al Qurayyah beach © Tabkram[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Monastir is a city on the central coast, in the Sahel area, It is 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Sousse and 162 kilometres (101 miles) south of Tunis. Traditionally a fishing port, Monastir is now a major tourist resort. Its population is about 93,000. It is the capital of Monastir Governorate. Monastir enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate with hot summers, extremely mild winters, lots of sunshine and low rain...

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San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland

San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland

[caption id="attachment_225579" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © LittleJoe/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]San Bernardino Pass (Italian: Passo del San Bernardino, German: Bernhardinpass, 2,066 metres (6,778 ft)) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (canton of Graubünden) and Bellinzona (canton of Ticino). Located in the far eastern side of the Western Alps it is not to be confused with the Great St Bernard Pass and the Little St Bernard ...

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Holmby Hills in Los Angeles

Holmby Hills in Los Angeles

[caption id="attachment_171547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View of Holmby Park © Zigzig20s/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Holmby Hills is a neighborhood in the district of Westwood in western Los Angeles. The neighborhood was developed in the early twentieth century by the Janss Investment Company, which developed the rest of Westwood as well as other Los Angeles neighborhoods. With the expansion of Sunset Boulevard, Holmby Hills was split into two northern and southern sections, each lying within a different comm...

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Madagascar in the Indian Ocean

Madagascar in the Indian Ocean

[caption id="attachment_151035" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ankify Lodge (Dauphin Bleu) © Rvdb2[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative...

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Jardins du Trocadéro in Paris

Jardins du Trocadéro in Paris

[caption id="attachment_27332" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panorama from the Eiffel Tower at the sunset © flickr.com - Alexander Kachkaev/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jardins du Trocadéro (Gardens of the Trocadero) is an open space in Paris, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, bounded to the northwest by the wings of the Palais de Chaillot and to the southeast by the Seine and the Pont d'Iéna, with the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine. The main feature, called the Fountain of Warsaw,...

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Cricket

Cricket

[caption id="attachment_164841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Pulkit Sinha/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) sited at each end. One team, designated the batting team, attempts to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have ...

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Hyères in Southern France

Hyères in Southern France

[caption id="attachment_160879" align="aligncenter" width="590"] La Tour des Templiers © RudolfSimon/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hyères is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Its position facing the Mediterranean to the south makes it a popular location for tourism in the winter, and facilitates the cultivation of palm trees; about 100,000 trees are exported from the area each year. As a result, the town is frequently referred to as Hyères-les-Palmiers (...

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The Lake Starnberg

The Lake Starnberg

[caption id="attachment_153424" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rose Island in Lake Starnberg © Petermann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lake Starnberg — called Lake Würm until 1962, and also known as Prince's Lake — is Germany's fifth largest freshwater lake in terms of area and, due to its great average depth, the second largest in terms of water volume. The lake and its surroundings are an unincorporated area within the rural district of Starnberg; the lake itself is the property of the state of Bavaria and is ...

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Theme Week Ulster - Donegal Town

Theme Week Ulster - Donegal Town

[caption id="attachment_152547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Diamond - Main Square © Kanchelskis/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Donegal or Donegal Town (Irish: Dún na nGall, English: fort of the foreigners) is a town in County Donegal. The name was historically written in English as Dunnagall or Dunagall. Donegal gave its name to County Donegal, although Lifford is now the county town. Until the early 1600s, Donegal was the 'capital' of Tír Chonaill, a Gaelic kingdom controlled by the O'Donnell Clan of...

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Kitzbühel in Tyrol

Kitzbühel in Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_161074" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 2010 World Cup Hahnenkamm Race © Anonymous[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kitzbühel is a small medieval town in Tyrol and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. It has a population of 8,100. The town is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the state capital of Innsbruck. It is a ski resort of international renown. In summer there are 120 km (75 mi) of mountain bike paths and 500 km (311 mi) of hiking trails. Other...

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