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Theme Week La Rioja - Haro

Theme Week La Rioja - Haro

[caption id="attachment_153264" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Wine barrels of the famous wine of Haro in the City Hall, waiting for the beginning of the Haro Wine Festival © Bigsus/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. It is known for its fine red wine and every year the Haro Wine Festival (Batalla de Vino) is held where locals hold a wine battle. There are several theories about the founding of Haro, though the most realistic t...

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Theme Week Sylt - Kampen

Theme Week Sylt - Kampen

[caption id="attachment_154318" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rotes Kliff Beach © Bin im Garten/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kampen is located north of the island's main town, Westerland. The municipality is part of the Amt Landschaft Sylt. The local economy is dominated by tourism. The name Kaamp means "a marked out field". The first mention of Kampen occurs in a tax registry from 1543. The village is considered to have been founded quite late, possibly as a result of people moving there from an earlier se...

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Galtür in Tyrol

Galtür in Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_218306" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panoramic overview of the beginners ski slope at Galtür-Wirl © panoramio.com - Henk Monster/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Galtür is a village and ski resort in the upper Paznaun valley in Austrian state of Tyrol located in the Central Eastern Alps 35 km southwest of Landeck near the border of Vorarlberg and Switzerland. Galtür was settled by the Engadinern from the south, the Walsern and Vorarlbergern from the west, and Tyroleans from the east. Today the ...

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Theme Week Paraguay - Ciudad del Este

Theme Week Paraguay - Ciudad del Este

[caption id="attachment_184017" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Ciudad del Este © Ekem/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ciudad del Este (Spanish for City of the East) initialed CDE is the second largest city in Paraguay and capital of the Alto Paraná Department, situated on the Paraná River. Its population is at 294,000. The city consists of a large population of Lebanese immigrants, as well as Taiwanese. The city annually attracts thousands of tourists for Black Friday. On a daily basis, many tourists from Br...

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The Europa

The Europa

[caption id="attachment_152636" align="aligncenter" width="590"] MS Europa at Sylt © Elbe1[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The MS Europa is a cruise ship owned and operated by the German company Hapag-Lloyd. It is the 4th ship to be named Europa in the company's history. For twelve years in row, the MS Europa was awarded the title "best cruise ship in the world" by Ward-Ranking and Berlitz. Being designed as a luxury ship, all of her cabins are described as suites. There are 204 suites. Out of the 204 suites, 168 have their own priva...

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Theme Week Channel Islands - Sark

Theme Week Channel Islands - Sark

[caption id="attachment_151204" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Phillip Capper[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sark is a small island in the Channel Islands in southwestern English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. It is a Royal Fief, geographically located in the Channel Islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. It has a population of about 600. Sark's economy depends primarily on tourism. Sark has an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2). Sercquiais...

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Tower of London

Tower of London

[caption id="attachment_191699" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bob Collowân/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conqu...

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The barquentine Peacemaker

The barquentine Peacemaker

[caption id="attachment_200623" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Yat12t/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Peacemaker is an American barquentine owned by the Twelve Tribes religious group. Her homeport is Brunswick in Georgia. Peacemaker is used to travel between the communities of the Twelve Tribes while providing an apprenticeship program for their youth in sailing, seamanship, navigation, and boat maintenance. The ship has a United States Coast Guard attraction vessel permit and is available for festivals and dockside ...

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The port city of Livorno

The port city of Livorno

[caption id="attachment_160610" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Teatro Goldoni © Lucarelli[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Livorno is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno, having a population of approximately 160,000 residents in 2009. The Venice district retains much of its original town planning and architectural features such as the bridges, narrow lanes, the noblemen's houses and a dense network of canals which once linked the port to its storehouse...

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Theme Week Georgia - Batumi

Theme Week Georgia - Batumi

[caption id="attachment_216012" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Coastline with Batumi on the horizon © flickr.com - Jagermesh/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Batumi is the second largest city of Georgia and the capital of the Adjara, located on the coast of the Black Sea in Georgia's southwest. It is situated in a subtropical zone at the foot of the Caucasus. Much of Batumi's economy revolves around tourism and gambling (it is nicknamed "The Las Vegas of the Black Sea"), but the city is also an important sea port and in...

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