Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean

12 July 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© flickr.com - dronepicr/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – dronepicr/cc-by-2.0

Isla Mujeres (“Women Island”) is an island in the Gulf of Mexico, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) off the Yucatán Peninsula coast. The island is approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and 650 metres (2,130 ft) wide. To the east is the Caribbean Sea with a strong surf and rocky coast, and to the west the skyline of Cancún can be seen across the clear waters. The namesake town on the island has a population of 13,000 inhabitants. The island is part of the Isla Mujeres Municipality in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.   read more…

Lake Chiemsee in the Chiemgau region

29 July 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

View from Herrenchiemsee Island to Frauenchiemsee Island © Rufus46/cc-by-sa-3.0

View from Herrenchiemsee Island to Frauenchiemsee Island © Rufus46/cc-by-sa-3.0

Chiemsee is a freshwater lake in Bavaria, between Rosenheim in Germany, and Salzburg in Austria. It is often called the Bavarian Sea. The rivers Tiroler Achen and Prien flow into the lake; the river Alz, out of it. The Chiemsee is divided into the bigger, north section, in the northeast, called Weitsee, and the Inselsee, in the southwest.   read more…

Frauen- and Herrenchiemsee islands

16 October 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

Herrenchiemsee Palace © Zairon/cc-by-sa-3.0

Herrenchiemsee Palace © Zairon/cc-by-sa-3.0

HERRENCHIEMSEE

The island Herreninsel, with an area of 238 hectares, is the biggest of the three main islands of the Chiemsee, a lake in Upper Bavaria. Together with the islands of Fraueninsel and Krautinsel it forms the municipality of Chiemsee.   read more…

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