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The Marsh of Pinsk

July 29, 2015 |

Pinsk is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia region. The region was known as the Marsh of Pinsk. It is a fertile agricultural center. The city is a small industrial center producing boats sailing the local rivers. The historic city has a restored city centre full of two-story buildings dating from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Three main sights of the town are lined along the river, these are:Read More

Explore The Proud Local Culture of the Frisians in Leeuwarden

July 28, 2015 |

Leeuwarden is the capital of the Dutch province Friesland. For those willing to make the trip, the city has lots of history to offer and gives an insight in the proud local culture of the Frisians. With no less than 617 buildings listed as national monuments, the city has no lack of heritage to see. The old town is small enough to easily explore on foot, with plenty of time to take in the many historic buildings. Among the most notable ones are:Read More

Exploring The Harbourfront Neighbourhood in Toronto

July 28, 2015 |

The Harbourfront neighbourhood in Toronto encompasses the area from the lakeshore corridor railway line in the north down to Lake Ontario in the south and from Exhibition Place in the west to Parliament Street in the east. Queen’s Quay acts as the main street for the neighbourhood, containing an abundance of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. Here are the highlights:Read More

Fez, A Great City of High Islamic Civilization

July 28, 2015 |

Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco, and a great city of high Islamic civilization. Fez is a city in Morocco famous for being home to the world’s oldest university, the Qarawiyyin University. It has an ancient World heritage listed walled city, which many compare to the walled city of Jerusalem. Here are the highlights:Read More

Franeker, Home Of the Oldest Operating Orreries

July 28, 2015 |

Franeker is one of the eleven historical cities of Friesland and capital of the municipality of Franekeradeel. The old centre is still surrounded by a canal, but most of the associated defensive structures have been demolished in the 19th century. The city is famous for the Eisinga Planetarium from around the year 1800. Built in Eisinga’s own living room, it is one of the oldest operating orreries in the world. Other highlights includes:Read More

Frisia, One of the Most Sparsely Populated Provinces in the Netherlands

July 28, 2015 |

Friesland is a province of the Netherlands. Nowadays, Frisia is one of the most sparsely populated provinces in the Netherlands and is mostly known for its lakes, wide open spaces, and general peace and quiet, as well as for its population. It is known for its unique language and culture. Here are the highlights:Read More

The Modern Center of Rome, The City’s Hub of Activity

July 26, 2015 |

The Modern Center of Rome is the city’s hub of activity, especially shopping and nightlife. It’s also home to a huge assortment of hotels, and it’s likely that you’ll be staying here, despite the fact that most of Rome’s historic attractions are elsewhere. The Modern Center of Rome is not hard to find as the Termini Station brings you into the west edge of it. Here are the highlights:Read More

The Noticeable Contours of Island in Kökar

July 26, 2015 |

Kökar is an island municipality to the south-east of the Åland archipelago, Finland. Kökar is one of the few islands in Åland with noticeable contours, showing picturesque cliffs to the east, now set a bit back from the coast. There is a very attractive little church, technically on a separate island but easily reached on foot from the ferry port by turning east. Here are the highlights:Read More

The Seafaring History in Rauma

July 26, 2015 |

Rauma is a town in Western Finland. The wooden houses in the center of the old town are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rauma is the third oldest town in Finland and it has a lot of seafaring history. Combined with the wood industry and other metal industry companies, Rauma really has a blue-collar history. Most of Rauma’s sights are conveniently located within a walking distance of the centre. Here are the highlights:Read More

The Russian Heritage in Mariehamn

July 26, 2015 |

Mariehamn is the largest town on the Åland islands. A youthful town, Mariehamn was founded in 1861 while Åland and Finland formed part of the mighty Russian Empire. The Russian heritage is mainly responsible for the layout of the town. Apart from that, the only Russian signs left from that era is the multitude of tombstones in the graveyards in Åland. Here are the highlights:Read More