Bristol is a large English city and an unitary authority where live around 400, one million people respectively.
My work brought me to Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, about 30 kilometers from Tokyo on the west coast of Tokyo Bay. The place of my work duties was located in Red Brick Wirehouse (Yokohama Akarenga Sōko), a beautiful historical building on a shore right next to the harbor.
Once I got an opportunity in my work to travel to a dream land, to Japan. Dream land because it has been already eleven years since I started practicing aikido and thus learning about its culture. And it fascinates me.
It was already evening and when we left our accommodation and set out to the Labrang monastery. It is one of the six main monasteries of the Gelugpa sect, a Tibet Buddhist sect, known also as “the yellow caps sect.”
Around 350 BC the Marseille Greeks founded the town of Nice that quickly became a busy port. In the 7th century AD the town repulsed first Saracen raid. A century later the Saracens raided the town twice and both time they conquered it and pillaged it.
„Waky, waky! We are in Pingliang!“ It takes a while for one to realize that this is not just a dream but that a Chinese conductor tries to tell you that it is about time to leave your warm bed in the carriage for you arrived in your destination.
After our short excursion in the last part today we return to this city located in south France.
Marseille belongs to the Mediterranean cities in Europe, thus it is one of the most popular summer resorts. Local temperatures rise above 30 degrees Celsius in summer and in winter they barely get below zero degrees.
The last part of our visit of the islands we spent on Mainland and neighboring island on the south. These islands are interconnected with the so-called Churchill barriers.
Name Dijon is notorious. We know it as a popular type of mustard, however, we might not know about the city and the commune which gave it its name.
We continued along the coastline to east and we were amazed with a beautiful road without holes and patches. There are just three main roads on Mainland, however, unlike ours they were in splendid condition.
The Rickshaw Capital is a nickname for the metropolis of the country with the highest population density on the world. More in our article.
Near the village is Yesnaby, perhaps the most popular cliffs we just had to visit. A look from above on wild waves made took one’s breath. After we explored the surroundings we headed to mysterious stones.
When you walk around in downtown you would definitely notice City Hall built in an Empire style, on the top there is a statue of the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. There is also Independence Hall in the center, the building is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage lists and also the already-mentioned Declaration of Independence was signed there.
So what next you should miss when in Edinburg? For example Royal Yacht Britannia that traveled astonishing 1 million naval miles in its existence, it is as if the yacht traveled around the world for 40 times. In 1997 it was put out of service and today it is opened to the public.
The meaning of Baku is “God’s city.” Is it? You may learn it in the article today.
The Orkney Islands are located on massive cliffs north of Scottish shore. There are 70 islands and only on about 20 there is some permanent settlement.
I decided to spent part of Christmas in the former capital of the State of Pennsylvania and the whole United States. During my introductory au-pair course I met a Czech with whom I still stay in touch, she invited me to her home in Philadelphia.
When one is in Scotland he/she should’t miss Edinburgh, its capital. This city located near the sea is worth at least several day stay. Still, you should bear on mind that you wouldn’t see everything.
Cochabamba is the capital of the Cochabamba Department that cover the area approximately of Slovakia. This department is well-known in the country for its fertile soil thus its nickname is “granary of Bolivia”. Among agriculture products cultivated there are grains, tobacco, sugar cane, potatoes or cocoa beans.
As it has been already said in the previous article, Yinchuan is the capital of Ningxia, an autonomous region of the Hui people. Long story short, the Hui people are Chinese Muslims and you may recognize them at first glance for men as well as women wear typical hats.
Next day morning we set out to explore Lombard Street, a street that is world famous for its zigzag character. And really, houses are built to allow everyone who live there to drive in or out on this steep hill.
The Heart of Pakistan or the Cultural Capital are probably the two most common nicknames for this huge city.
The visitor will feel at home in the Patio de los Leones whose fountain, surrounded by a slim gallery of 124 columns, provides a humane architectonic space put to the service of men, in a miraculous mixture of geometry, light and rhythm.
I gave myself a four-day vacation in San Francisco in the middle of my two-year au-pair stay in the US. Everyone, who ever was there, never said anything except superlatives and mentioned the difference between east coast and west coast cities.
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