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Tainan in Taiwan

Tainan in Taiwan

[caption id="attachment_171664" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Confucius Temple © David Bronski[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tainan, officially Tainan City, is a special municipality of Taiwan, facing the Formosan Strait or Taiwan Strait in the west and south. Tainan is the oldest city on the island of Taiwan and also commonly known as the "Capital City" for its over 200 years of history as the capital of Taiwan under Koxinga and later Qing dynasty rule. Tainan's complex history of comebacks, redefinitions and renewals inspired ...

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Peacock Island in Berlin

Peacock Island in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_25755" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Frigate Royal Louise in front of Peacock Island © Susanne Heldt/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pfaueninsel ("Peacock Island") is an island in the River Havel situated in Berlin-Wannsee, in southwestern Berlin, near the border with Potsdam and Brandenburg. The island is part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for day-trippers. Pfaueninsel is also a nature reserve in accordance with the EU Habit...

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Theme Week Myanmar - Naypyidaw

Theme Week Myanmar - Naypyidaw

[caption id="attachment_196276" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Parliament of Myanmar © panoramio.com - mohigan/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Naypyidaw, officially spelled Nay Pyi Taw, is the capital city of Myanmar and seat of the government of Myanmar. It is administered as the Naypyidaw Union Territory, as per the Constitution. It is unusual among Myanmar's cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state or region, similar to Canberra in Australia, Brasília in Brazil, Washington, D.C. in the United Sta...

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Theme Week West Jerusalem - The King David Hotel

Theme Week West Jerusalem - The King David Hotel

[caption id="attachment_185682" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Michael Plutchok/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The King David Hotel is a hotel in West Jerusalem. Opened in 1931, the hotel was built with locally quarried pink limestone and was founded by Ezra Mosseri, a wealthy Egyptian Jewish banker. It is located on King David Street in the centre of West Jerusalem, overlooking the Old City in East Jerusalem and Mount Zion. Today it is one of Israel's leading 5-star hotels and member of The Leading Hotels of the Wo...

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The Mediterranean island of Elba

The Mediterranean island of Elba

[caption id="attachment_153269" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Porto Ferraio © Nova77/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Elba is a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the coastal town of Piombino. The largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba is also part of the Arcipelago Toscano National Park, and the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia. It is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 50 kilometres (30 mi) east of the French island of Corsica. The island is div...

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Cabo San Lucas in Mexico

Cabo San Lucas in Mexico

[caption id="attachment_164402" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Marina © Cristo Vlahos/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo in American English, is a city at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Cabo San Lucas together with San José del Cabo is known as Los Cabos. Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico's top 5 tourist destinations; it is known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, balnearios, the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Luc...

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Hatta in Dubai

Hatta in Dubai

[caption id="attachment_206103" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hatta Fort Hotel © Alexandermcnabb/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hatta is the inland exclave of the emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It lies to the south-east of Dubai's main territory and is about 134 km (83 mi) east of Dubai. It is located relatively high in the Hajar Mountains. It borders Oman to the east and the south, the Ajmani exclave of Masfout to the west, and Ras al-Khaimah to the north. Since it is located in the mountains,...

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The Norwegian Sky

The Norwegian Sky

[caption id="attachment_168186" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Norwegian Sky in Freeport, Bahamas © Blackfist/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Norwegian Sky is a Sun-class cruise ship owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. She was originally ordered by Costa Cruises as Costa Olympia from the Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Germany, but she was completed in 1999 by the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany for the Norwegian Cruise Line under the name Norwegian Sky. Between 2004 and 2008 she sailed as Pride of Aloh...

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