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Sheffield, The Steel City of UK

May 27, 2015 |

Sheffield is one of the United Kingdom’s biggest cities. Nicknamed the “Steel City”, Sheffield is a major industrial, cosmopolitan and cultural centre renowned for its green open spaces, creative talents, galleries, sport facilities and cutlery. Sheffield has a very large amount of public greenery, with trees outnumbering the human population approximately three-to-one. Sheffield city centre has plenty to offer for the visitor. Here are the highlights:Read More

Salvador, The Birthplaces of Brazilian Culture

May 26, 2015 |

Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil. Founded in 1549, Salvador was the capital in the heyday of the slave trade. The legacy remains today in its large black population, and the resulting culture in many ways outshines the rest of Brazil. With a charming Old Town (a World Heritage Site), a vibrant musical scene and popular Carnaval celebrations, it is considered one of the birthplaces of Brazilian culture. Here are the highlights:Read More

Saint-Denis, A Cultural Center with Many Museums in Reunion Island

May 26, 2015 |

Saint-Denis is the capital of Réunion Island, and the city with the most inhabitants on the island. It hosts all the important administrative offices, and is also a cultural center with numerous museums. The important sights all lie along the axis of Avenue de La Victoire and Rue de Paris and are very compact to one another, so it is recommend to go on foot. Here are the highlights:Read More

Sark, Europe’s Last Remaining Feudal Fiefdom

May 26, 2015 |

Sark is one of the small Channel Islands of Guernsey. It is the world’s first Dark Sky Island. Sark is often said to be Europe’s last remaining feudal fiefdom. Sark has its own dialect of the Norman language, Sarkese, Sercquiais or Sark-French (Lé Sèrtchais in the original). In practice though, the visitor will only encounter it in place names. For historical reasons, French was until very recently the law used for legal matters, and still is sometimes used in official matters, as the Bailwick still follows some aspects of Norman law. Here are the highlights:Read More

Samut Prakan, The Sea Fortress in Thailand

May 26, 2015 |

Samut Prakan is one of the central provinces of Thailand. In Thai the word samut is from Sanskrit, samudra, meaning ocean or sea, and the word prakan is from Sanskrit, prākāra, meaning fortress, walls or stronghold. The province was created during the Ayutthaya period, with its administrative centre at Prapadaeng. It was the sea port of Siam, and was secured with forts, town moats, and town walls. Here are the highlights:Read More

Scarborough, The Largest Town Of the Island of Tobago

May 26, 2015 |

Scarborough is the largest town and capital of the island of Tobago, part of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Its population is around 17,000, almost one-third of the population of the island. The town of Scarborough serves as the main seat of the Tobago House of Assembly, which is responsible for local governance in Tobago. Here are the highlights:Read More

Piton de la Fournaise, One of the Most Active Volcanoes In the World

May 23, 2015 |

Piton de la Fournaise is a shield volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean. The volcano is located within Réunion National Park, a World Heritage site. Piton de la Fournaise is often known locally as le Volcan; it is a major tourist attraction on Réunion island. It is currently one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Many craters and spatter cones can be found inside the caldera and the outer flanks of the volcano. Check out the mount here:Read More

Rabat, An Easy Going City by Moroccan Standards

May 23, 2015 |

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. It is an easy going city by Moroccan standards. The city of Rabat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many things to do here, as with most Moroccan cities it is enough just to wander around and adventure where something takes your fancy. Here are the highlights:Read More

Remnants of Vast Gold Dredges in Papua New Guinea

May 23, 2015 |

Papua New Guinea comprises the eastern part of the world’s largest and highest tropical island, New Guinea, together with many smaller offshore islands. Gold had been discovered in several places and was rapidly exploited. Remnants of vast gold dredges can still be seen in the Bulolo and Wau area. Here are the highlights:Read More

Sacramento, The Most Diverse City in the USA

May 23, 2015 |

Sacramento is the state capital of California in the United States. Sacramento is the oldest incorporated city in California, settled between the confluences of the Sacramento and American rivers. The pace of life is somewhat slower than in other large Californian cities, and the people are generally warm and friendly. According to Time magazine Sacramento is the most diverse city in the USA. Here are the highlights:Read More