Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Category: Humanities

The World’s Only Floating National Park

The World’s Only Floating National Park

Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at various stages of decomposition) floating over it. The lake is located near Moirang in Manipur state. The largest of all the phumdis covers an area of 40 km2 (15 sq mi) and is situated on

Continue reading
France’s Dordogne Holiday Guide

France’s Dordogne Holiday Guide

Dordogne is a department in southwestern France, with its prefecture in Périgueux. The department is located in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees and is named after the Dordogne river that runs through it. It corresponds roughly with the ancient county of Périgord. The county of Périgord dates back to when the area was inhabited by the Gauls. There are

Continue reading
The Rise Of Taiwan

The Rise Of Taiwan: An Overlooked Corner Of Asia

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a de facto independent entity in East Asia. Its neighbours include the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. The PRC has consistently

Continue reading
Three Perfect Days On Kauai

Three Perfect Days On Kauai

Chances are when you picture “Hawaii”, and the standard array of clichés crowds your mind’s eye—rainforests, waterfalls, blinding white-sand beaches—you are thinking of Kauai, the lushest and oldest of the main Hawaiian islands. Predictably enough, Hollywood chose Kauai as the backdrop for “Jurassic World” and the coming “Jungle Cruise,” in which Dwayne

Continue reading
Land Of The Midnight Sun

Land Of The Midnight Sun

Flatøy is an island in the municipality of Meland in Hordaland county, Norway. The 2.2-square-kilometre (0.85 sq mi) island is one of the two main islands (the other being Holsnøy) that make up the municipality of Meland. The island lies in the district of Nordhordland, just north of the city of Bergen. The main village on the island is Krossneset on the southern part of the

Continue reading
A Local's Guide To Porto, Portugal

A Local’s Guide To Porto, Portugal

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 2.4 million (2011) in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi). It is recognised as a gamma+ level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study

Continue reading
Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of the park’s hundred square miles (64,700 acres) are submerged beneath crystalline waters. Stunning coral reefs ring Garden

Continue reading
Elena Ferrante’s Brilliant City, Naples

Elena Ferrante’s Brilliant City, Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city’s administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Naples’ historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700

Continue reading
Dongguan: Hi-Tech Comeback Fro Factory Of The World?

Dongguan: Hi-Tech Comeback For Factory Of The World?

Dongguan is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong Province of South China. An important industrial city in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north, Huizhou to the northeast, Shenzhen to the south, and the Pearl River to the west. It is part of the Pearl River Delta megacity with more than 44.78 million inhabitants at the 2010 census spread over

Continue reading
What Income Around The World Looks Like

What Income Around The World Looks Like

Gapminder Foundation is a non-profit venture registered in Stockholm, Sweden, that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels. They are a modern “museum” that helps make

Continue reading
Bible verses brought to you by bVerse Convert and BibleGateway.com