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How it all started New Zealand, in particular, the North Island is famous for its rich and unique nature: lush vegetation and pastoral landscapes are almost not spoiled by modern…

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Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef glacier (New Zealand) - description, history, location. Exact address, phone number, website. Tourist reviews, photos and videos. Every year, the Franz Josef glacier is visited by more than…

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Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city in Peru
Machu Picchu (in Quechua, machu pikchu means " Old Mountain”) is a mysterious Inca city built in the middle of the XV century, and the main attraction for which travelers…

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Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef glacier (New Zealand) – description, history, location. Exact address, phone number, website. Tourist reviews, photos and videos.

Every year, the Franz Josef glacier is visited by more than 250 thousand tourists. What is it so famous for, and what interesting things can be seen in this place? The Franz Josef glacier is located in the Westland national Park, which belongs to the Te Wahipunamu region. By the way, this area is sacred to the local population-Maori. It is also a UNESCO heritage site.

The Franz Josef glacier is the fastest glacier in the world. During the day, the ice passes a decent distance, about 2 m per hour. Continue reading

Amsterdam

Amsterdam (Netherlands) Amsterdam [mmstərˈdɑm]) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands. It has been the capital of the Kingdom since 1814. It is located in the province of North Holland in the West of the country at the mouth of the Amstel and EY rivers. Amsterdam is connected to the Nordsee canal with the North sea.

As of July 2018, the population of the municipality of Amsterdam is 857,713 people[3], together with the suburbs (city district) – 2.3 million inhabitants. Amsterdam is part of the Randstad agglomeration, which is the 6th largest in Europe.

The name of the city comes from two words: “Amstel” – the name of the river and “dam” – “dam”. In the 12th century, it was a small fishing village, but during the Golden age of the Netherlands, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world and a major trading center. Continue reading

St. John’s

St. John’s (eng. St. John’s, MFA: [seseɪntˈdʒɒnz]) is a city in Canada, the capital and largest city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Population-106,172 people (2011) , with suburbs-about 200 thousand. It is the second most populated city on the Atlantic coast of Canada after Halifax.

The city has a monument to the Portuguese Navigator Gaspar Cortereal.

History
Legends say that this city got its name in honor of the baptized Jew from Italy, Giovanni Caboto (ital. Giovanni Caboto, CA. 1450, Genoa-1499), who became the first European to sail to the Harbor, on June 24, 1497 — the day of the feast of St. John the Baptist. Continue reading

Swing the End of the World
Deep in the wilds of Ecuador is a seismic monitoring station known as Casa del Arbol (in the original Casa del Arbol). Its purpose is to observe the activity of…

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Victoria Falls, Zambia-Zimbabwe
"Victoria" is one of the outstanding attractions in Africa and one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world. It is created by the Zambezi river, plunging sharply into a…

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10 best places to see the Northern lights-in Russia and abroad
Do you dream of seeing the Northern lights live? We have compiled a guide to help you realize your dream. Choose your route, follow the simple tips and be ready…

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St. John's
St. John's (eng. St. John's, MFA: [seseɪntˈdʒɒnz]) is a city in Canada, the capital and largest city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Population-106,172 people (2011) , with suburbs-about…

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