City of Petra
Petra (Arabic. البتراء read "al-Batra") is an ancient city located in the South — West of Jordan, the former capital of Idumea, and later of the Nabataean Kingdom. It is…

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Tunnel of love
Tunnel of love (Ukr. The tunnel of love) is a natural monument of local importance. It is located near the village of Klevan, in the Rivne district of the Rivne…

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Glowing beach
The luminous beach or Sea of Stars is located on the coast of Vaadhoo island in RAA Atoll, Maldives. The glow is explained by the bioluminescence of plankton-chemical processes in…

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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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

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…

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Antelope canyon
Antelope canyon (Antelope Canyon)in the state of Arizona, we dreamed of seeing Antelope Canyon (Antelope Canyon) in the state of Arizona, USA, long before our trip to the States, so…

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Luminous caves of Waitomo
Waitomo Caves are considered one of the main attractions of New Zealand. They are located on the North island of New Zealand, 12 km Northwest of the town of Te…

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Lady Knox
Lady Knox (eng. Lady Knox Geyser) is a geyser located in the Wai-O-Tapu region, the Taupo volcanic zone of the North island of New Zealand. It is named after Lady…

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