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- A quiet Sunday visiting Eygalières and Chapel St. Sixte Woke and all managed to shower without problems. We had ghosts slamming doors last night so no one got much sleep. Drove to G Posted by Beausoleil in Provence in September | Feb 19, 2017
- Volkstrauertag - Mourning the Victims of War
German postage stamp, 1965: 20th anniversary of flight and expulsion
Volkstrauertag, the day of mourning the victims of war and persecution, is celebrated on the second Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 14, 2017
- November 9: Fateful Date in German History
German postage stamp
If there is a day in the calendar that should be a national memorial day, it is November 9. In the 20th century, four events that made history happe Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 14, 2017
- October 31: Reformation Day and Halloween
Luther monument in Wittenberg, and the so-called Thesentür at the palace church (which is a memorial, not the original door)
Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 14, 2017
- October 3: Day of German Unity
German postage stamp of 1990, ceelebrating the reunification
October 3 is Tag der deutschen Einheit, Germany's national holiday, a rather young one. It has only been cel Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 13, 2017
- 20. Juli 1944
German postage stamp
July 20 is a memorial day to commemorate the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944. The day is not a public holiday but gets quite some Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 13, 2017
- 17. Juni – June 17, old Day of German UnityJune 17 used to be a public holiday in the pre-1990 Federal Republic of Germany as Day of German Unity, a distant utopia in cold war times.
West Germany was probably the only country in the world that had a Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 13, 2017
- May 8 - End of World War IIMay 8, 1945 marks the end of World War II with the capitulation of the German Empire. A fewe days earlier Hitler had committed suicide. His successor, Admiral Karl Dönitz, had no other option but accept the unconditional surrender of Posted by Kathrin_E in Germany's Calendar | Feb 13, 2017
- Of moai and more==Exploring Rapa Nui==
On our second full day on Rapa Nui we took a whole day tour which concentrated on the main sights on the south-east and nor Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels (both past and present) | Feb 8, 2017
- An introduction to the moai, and the cult of the Birdman==Exploring Rapa Nui==
===What’s in a name?===
So here we are on Rapa Nui – and I use that name with deliberation. Most people refer to this remote Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels (both past and present) | Feb 6, 2017
- The navel of the earth==To Rapa Nui==
One of the main reasons we had come to Chile was to combine time on the mainland, visiting the Atacama Desert and To Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels (both past and present) | Feb 5, 2017
- Lisbon, Portugal - The Second Oldest City in EuropeLisbon is situated on seven hills beside the Tagus River. It has been inhabited by Neolithic people, Celts, Phonoecians, Visigoths, Greeks, Romans, Moors..... Only Athens, in Europe, is older.
Lisbon is definitely older than Rome and London but Posted by CherylGypsyRose in The Iberian Penninsula in December | Dec 21, 2016
- Ankake SpaghettiAnkake Spaghetti is a well-known comfort food of Nagoya. If you go to one of these restaurants during lunch time you will find it filled up with salarymen. This dish is very affordable and filling and good for Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jan 9, 2017
- Tour by car around Western Canada[code][sup][/sup][/code][float=right][/float]British Columbia, and what a beautiful part of the world it is!
We came from Australia, hiring a car at Vancouver and then hit the road to see the fantastic scenery, flora and fauna.
Some times we stayed 2 Posted by balhannahrise in Time to hit the road | Jan 8, 2017
- Discovering history - windows into the pastAfter more time than planned, it was time to leave Denham and its nice playground again. We suspect that it was probably just installed a couple of weeks earlier for the 400-year celebration of the first documented European landing in Posted by dreiumdiewelt in Our travel stories from around the world | Dec 31, 2016
- The Hong Kong StoryMy schedule is pretty off so I woke up pretty early today and was super hungry for some classic Chinese macaroni soup. So we went to Cafe de Coral which is a huge chain that sells food in like Posted by E.M.N in Adventure Is Out There! | Nov 28, 2016
- Gardens in SuzhouThere is always a lot of lesson to be learnt from ancient heritage. The beautiful ancient gardens in suzhou is just one of the many examples. In modern times, where nature has become one of the commodities and the pursuit Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Nov 20, 2016
- The Hidden Place in HyogoWhenever asked what prefecture is beside Osaka, most people will say Kyoto to the right and Kobe to the left. That's what most travelers refer to Hyogo prefecture, they call it Kobe because that's what most if not all Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Kanazawa, The City of Gold. | Oct 24, 2016
- Mosques, museums and towersWe walked toward the National Mosque and the Islamic Arts and Culture Museum. The museum, which we didn't know much about before visiting, had an impressive collection of intricate dioramas of mosques from around the world, including the Middle East, Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Oct 19, 2016
- Exploring Muzium Negara and surroundingsAfter getting to sleep in courtesy of the time difference and exhaustion, we inquired about laundry. We hoped that KL, being a large and modern enough city, would have a laundromat. Sure enough it did, according the woman at the Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Oct 18, 2016
- Blood and tears on Culloden MoorHaving watched the sunrise from the ferry, we arrived in the port of Scrabster at 8:00. Time to head south towards Inverness, but not before a visit to the most northerly point of the British mainland. It's a common misconception Posted by apostrophewoman in Oh My Giddy Aunt | Sep 25, 2016
- The more you look, the more you seeThe night we arrived in Fes was a whirl wind. Mohammed first dropped us at the bus station so we could pop in and buy our tickets for the remaining portions of our trip and then transported us Posted by tszeitli in Continental Drift | Aug 31, 2016
- Frederiksborg CastleThis entry will document a day trip to Frederiksborg Castle, the castle is the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia and is situated at the northern end of Copenhagen, at Hillerod. This is an interesting castle due to several aspect. It Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Aug 21, 2016
- Yaki CurryYaki Curry or bAked curry in English is a specialty dish in Kitakyushu city, especially the Mojiko region (Fukuoka prefecture). In Chinese culture, we have a lot of baked rice dishes and curry is one of them but however Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 17, 2016
- KaramenBefore I talk about Karamen, can you take the heat? Are you a spicy food lover like me? If you are then this is a great dish for you! If you're not, they have a level system Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 13, 2016