Category Archives: Travel & Abroad

My Hometown – Võru

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Well, before you can hear about my hometown, try to pronounce it.  It is pretty tough, I know. Only real Estonian will cope with it. So take your time and visit Võru. The town is located in south-eastern Estonia. With its 13 000 inhabitatnts it is the 10th biggest town of the country. Võru was founded in 1784 according to the wish of Catherine II. If I should say out why I love the place then probably because it is the

Toletum-Toledo

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Spain is very well known thanks to many of its historical cities, but there is one in which people can feel the presence of many different cultures in just a couple of km2. Toledo is a city located in the center of Spain, 73,2 km from Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile- La Mancha, land of the famous book Don Quixote of La Mancha In spite of its long history

Galicia: A warm and natural paradise

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During the last European Youth Voice Seminar which took place in Madrid, we had several interesting presentations about the hometowns of each European participant. I would like to write this article about my hometown: Galicia, concretely the Galician area called Boiro, a seaside town located in The Rias Baixas (Lower Rias) a kind of sea inlet situated in the southwestern coast. GALICIA: LOCATION AND HISTORY *Country: Spain *Capital (Political): Santiago de Compostela *Provinces: A Coruña, Lugo; Ourense and Pontevedra *Area

Santarém – The Portuguese Gothic Capital

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FACTS AND NUMBERS Area – 552.54 km2 Population – 63,563 Parishes – 18 Region – Ribatejo President – Ricardo Gonçalves (Social Democratic Party) Municipal Holiday – 19th March       SANTARÉM AND ITS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Santarém has 3 000 years of History embedded in its hills. The town has had various names through the ages, such as: Scallabis, when it was founded, Presidium Julium, under the Roman domination, Sancta Irene (or Iria), with Receswinto and the Visigoths, Shantarin, during the

The Many Faces of Indonesia

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Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. The Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands and 8,844 that have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia. Indonesia is the fourth populous country on earth (behind just China, India, and the United States). Indonesia’s 2014 population is over 250 million people. Indonesian is the official language but there are many different languages native to Indonesia. Almost every island has its own dialect or another regional language (for example

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