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Visiting Chinese World Heritage Sites

China has many more World Heritage sites than does Australia. Most, like the Forbidden City, Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, are cultural sites. However, it also has a number of outstanding natural World Heritage sites. 604 more words

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Freiblick - The Rooftop Café in the Center of the Old Town

The Freiblick is a Tagescafé and part of Kastner & Öhler, the oldest and most prestigious department store (established in 1873) in the Old Town of Graz. 418 more words

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Entrance Tickets, Wroclaw - Three Church Towers

In a survey in 2010 75% of the population of Poland said that they were practising Catholics.  Nearby Italy (where the Pope lives) only registered 74%.   944 more words

History

The Struggle Against Communist Oppression in Poland

In my previous post I wrote about oppression in Poland after World-War-Two and the struggle for freedom and this reminded me of a visit to the capital city of Warsaw the year before. 462 more words

History

Alentejo, stories behind the history

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Ferran El Valent (Ferdinand, The Brave) was having a rest under a Cork Oak. It was August in the old Castile, and Ferran had to stop in the midday in the only shadow he found before crossing towards the Kingdom of Portugal. 1,177 more words

Travel

Wroclaw, Communism, Martial Law and Freedom

“When Pope John Paul II kissed the ground at the Warsaw airport he began the process by which Communism in Poland – and ultimately elsewhere in Europe – would come to an end.”  –  863 more words

History