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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 ...

Dachau in Upper Bavaria

Dachau in Upper Bavaria

[caption id="attachment_153420" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Historic District - Konrad Adenauer Street © Schlaier/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dachau is a major district town of the administrative region of Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) north-west of Munich. It is now a popular residential area for people working in Munich with roughly 40,000 inhabitants. The historic centre of town with its 18th-century castle is situated on an elevation and visible over a great dist...

Theme Week Israel - Acre, the Crusaders City

Theme Week Israel - Acre, the Crusaders City

[caption id="attachment_151258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Acre Sea Wall © Almog[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. The population is at 46,000. Acre is a mixed city. Jewish Israelis live in the New City quarter, while Arab Israelis live in the Old City quarter. Acre is the most "oriental" city in Israel. In 2001, Acre's Old City has been designated by U...

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...

Portrait: Ayn Rand, the voice of libertarian Objectivism

Portrait: Ayn Rand, the voice of libertarian Objectivism

[caption id="attachment_209867" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ayn Rand quote - American Adventure - Epcot Center - Walt Disney World © flickr.com - Cory Doctorow/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ayn Rand< was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. Rand was born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905, to a Russian-Jewish bourgeois family living in Saint Petersburg. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivis...

Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong

[caption id="attachment_193004" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from International Commerce Centre © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour separating Hong Kong Island in the south from the mainland to the north. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading centre. The harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kon...

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

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Theme Week Vietnam - Can Tho

Theme Week Vietnam - Can Tho

[caption id="attachment_207687" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cần Thơ is the fourth-largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is noted for its floating markets, rice paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals. It had a population of 1.2 million as of 2011, and is located on the south bank of the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong River. In 2007, about 50 people died when the Cần Thơ Bridge collapsed, causing Vietna...

Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer

[caption id="attachment_159831" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Anton Bielousov/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. It shares the same etymology as the other Colleville in Normandy, today Colleville-sur-Mer and Colleville-Montgomery. During the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror or following it, Gilbert...

Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre

Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre

[caption id="attachment_193057" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Maurice07/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, also known as Şişli Kültür ve Ticaret Merkezi (Şişli Culture and Trade Centre) is a modern shopping mall located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the Şişli district of Istanbul. Opened on 15 October 2005, Istanbul Cevahir was the largest shopping mall in Europe in terms of gross leasable area between 2005 and 2011, and is one of the largest in the world. ...

Große Freiheit in Hamburg

Große Freiheit in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_196634" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - IKs World Trip/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Große Freiheit (German for: "Great Freedom") is a cross street on the North Side to Hamburg's Reeperbahn road in the St. Pauli quarter. It is part of the red-light district. The street was named in 1610 after the fact that Count Ernest of Schaumburg and Holstein-Pinneberg had granted religious freedom to non-Lutherans such as Mennonites and Roman Catholics to practise their faith here and comme...

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