Travel to Iran

Travel to Iran

Population: 81 million Capital: Tehran Language: Persian Iran is the world’s second largest producer of pistachios (the country’s second largest export) and is considered the capital of pistachios? Iran was once a pioneer in renewable energy and actually built the earliest known wind turbines? Iran’s history The academic king Cyrus II ruled Persia from the middle of the sixth century BC, and it is also from this time that the…

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Cayman Islands Geography

Traveling in Cayman Islands

The three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are located below Cuba and belong to an underground limestone mountain range protected by coral reefs Cuba extends to the Gulf of Honduras. According to COLLEGETOPPICKS.COM, the Cayman Islands are a paradise for divers. Comparably beautiful Coral reef does not exist in the whole of the Caribbean. Especially at Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman you can reach the…

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Thailand Economy and History

Thailand Economy and History

ECONOMY: AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHING With an active population in agriculture of approx. two-fifths of the total (compared to 67.7% of non-urban population), Thailand can no longer be defined as a country with essentially rural connotations: the primary sector contributes just over a tenth of GDP. The main product, literally vital for the Thai economy as it represents both the staple food of the population and the largest item of…

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Travel to Vietnam

Travel to Vietnam

Area: 331,690 km² Residents: 95,415,000 (2017 estimate) Population density: 288 E / km² Form of Government: Socialist republic System of Government: Socialist one-party system Neighboring countries: China, Cambodia, Laos Capital: Hanoi National language: Vietnamese Religions: 21% Buddhists 7% Christians 2% Hoa Hao 1% Cao Dai 0.05% Islam Currency: Đồng (VND) 10 Hào = 100 Xu Exchange rates: 1 EUR = 27,225.30 VND 10,000 VND = 0.37 EUR 1 CHF = 24,606.90 VND 10,000 VND = 0.40 CHF (rate from…

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Japan Geography

Japan Geography

Official name: Japan Form of government: Constitutional monarchy Capital: Tokyo Geographical details: Japan consists of an island chain on the east coast of the Asian continent. The island chain consists of the main islands Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and 6,848 other islands. Population: approx. 128.0 million area approx. 377,835 km² Languages: Japanese (official language), English (in tourism) Religion: approx. 84% Shintoism and Buddhism, approx. 15% other religions, thereof approx. 0.7%…

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Guadeloupe Geography

Guadeloupe Geography

Guadeloupe – island paradise of the Antilles Guadeloupe is the largest island in the Lesser Antilles. The cultural and economic center is Point-a-Pitre. Tourists can find many architecturally attractive structures in the city. The main attraction in the south of the island is a large Hindu temple. With a little luck you can also see ancient sacrificial ceremonies here. The main tourist attraction of the island is undoubtedly the national…

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Facts of Germany

Facts of Germany

Below you will find practical information in connection with trips to Germany Language: German Capital: Berlin Population: 80, 5 million. Religion: Roman Catholic and Protestant Currency: Euro Surface: 357 022 km2 Worth knowing Time difference There is no time difference between Germany and Sweden. Transport in Germany The buses in Germany are of a good standard and are usually equipped with air conditioning. The public transport system is well developed…

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Best Time to Visit Guadeloupe

Best Time to Visit Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe climate According to ANSWERRESUME.COM, the Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe is a French overseas department and belongs to the Lesser Antilles. Guadeloupe has a tropical climate. This means that temperatures hardly change over the course of the year. Like all islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Guadeloupe receives fairly evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year, with a wetter period between July and November coinciding with the hurricane season. In the mountainous regions,…

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Facts Vietnam

Facts Vietnam

Read more about time difference, transport, price levels and more in connection with your trip to Vietnam. Language: Vietnamese Capital: Hanoi Population: 94, 5 million Religion: Taoism, Buddhism and Roman Catholicism Currency: Dong Surface: 331,210 km2 Worth knowing Time difference The time difference between Sweden and Vietnam varies, depending on whether it is summer or winter time. Summer time +5 hours Winter time +6 hours Transport in Vietnam Bus The…

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Netherlands Human Geography

Netherlands Country and People

The Dutch territory has attracted man since very remote times, as evidenced by the numerous remains of human activity dating back to the Upper Paleolithic (in Drenthe, Overijssel, etc.). Starting from the second millennium a. C., due to its position of convergence within Europe, the cultural contributions that the country received were different: they came both from Celtic peoples from S, and from Germanic populations (Frisoni, Batavi) from N and…

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Traveling in Guadeloupe

Traveling in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe: how to get there Airplane: the national airline in Guadeloupe is Air Caraibes. It flies between Guadeloupe and Cayenne (French Guyana), Fort-de-France (Martinique), Panama City (Panama), Paris (France), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Saint-Barthélemy and Sint Maarten. From Europe there are flights with Air France (departure airport Paris, also connections to Miami, Fort-de-France and Cayenne) and Corsair (Paris, Lyon, Brest and Nantes). Air Antilles Express flies from Guadeloupe to St. Barthélemy and Sint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles),…

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Travel to Germany

Travel to Germany

It’s hard to hear anything under the beautifully decorated arches: high-waisted waitresses slam heavy glasses and mugs on the long tables and men in lederhosen suddenly put the alpha horn in front of their mouths and make the guests sing along in common singing. The old historic brewery Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in the heart of the million-dollar city of Munich is cozy with a big G. It is no less…

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Sierra Leone Overview

Sierra Leone Overview

Sierra Leone, officially English Republic of Sierra Leone [r ɪ p ʌ bl ɪ k əv s ɪ erə l ɪ ə ʊ n (ɪ)], German Republic of Sierra Leone country in West Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, with (2019) 7.8 million residents – see threergroup; The capital is Freetown. Politics Since 1961, an independent state within the Commonwealth, Sierra Leone is a republic. According to the 1991 Constitution, executive…

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USA Visa and Entry Requirements

USA Visa and Entry Requirements

Transfer of accommodation and flight details Before entering the USA, the first address in the USA must be given, which is normally a hotel. If you fail to provide this address, you may be refused entry. Airlines flying to the USA are required by law to give the US border protection authorities access to all passenger data. Shortly after departure, the airlines transmit data such as street, house number, zip…

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Traveling in the USA

Traveling in the USA

Airplane: When time is tight, air connections are your best bet. The domestic flight system is extensive and reliable, dozens of companies compete with each other, there are hundreds of airports and thousands of flights. Flying is usually more expensive than traveling by bus, train, or car, but it is much faster. The main airports are the international airports, but other large cities are also important for domestic air traffic.…

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USA Landmarks

USA Landmarks

The United States is a country that attracts millions of tourists annually. There are a large number of different sights and attractions here. Since there are such a large number here, you would have to write a whole book to list all the sights in the country. So just a brief top ten of the country’s most popular attractions: According to TRANSPORTHINT.COM, Las Vegas is a special city. There is…

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USA Geography

USA Geography

According to TIMEDICTIONARY.COM, the USA is divided into several natural regions: Atlantic coastal plain On the Atlantic coast, especially on the Florida peninsula and on the Gulf of Mexico, there is a flat plain with numerous large cities: on the Atlantic New York City and Boston, on the Chesapeake Bay Washington, in the southern states Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta as well Houston. The south of Florida is shaped by the…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo History

Democratic Republic of the Congo History

In March 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC) found former Vice President Bemba guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced him to 18 years in prison in June 2016. In the same year a domestic political conflict escalated over the scheduling of the constitutional parliamentary and presidential elections. In September 2016, the electoral commission announced that it would not be able to hold the elections due to…

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Afghanistan under the Taliban

Afghanistan under the Taliban

In 1994 the radical Islamic Pashtun Taliban (“religion students”), supported mainly by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, intervened as a new military and political force in the Afghan civil war. The expansion of the Taliban also accommodated the strategic interests of various oil companies (e.g. the American Union Oil Company of California [Unocal], the Argentine Bridas Corporation), which were competing for the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to…

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Algeria – Mali: Conflict and Terror Part III

Algeria in red, Mali in green

6: The French intervention According to THEMEPARKTOUR.COM, ECOWA’s intervention in Mali was scheduled to take place in early September 2013 – for several reasons. They wanted to secure international financial support. They wanted a political process with Ansar to split them from AQIM and MOJWA , and they also needed a government partner in Bamako with a popular mandate and a reorganized Malian army as a military partner. None of…

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Algeria – Mali: Conflict and Terror Part II

The Great Mosque in Djenne, Mali

For a period, a security vacuum arose with looting, murder, rape of residents on mass flight. Three different Islamist groups therefore moved into this space of power and created a certain form of order, but also a strictly Islamic rule without roots in local religious traditions. This was the situation until the rebels again moved south (January 2013), and panicked leaders in the capital begged France for help. France intervened,…

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Algeria – Mali: Conflict and Terror Part I

The Tuaregs are often referred to as the blue people

The terrorist attack on the gas plant in In Aménas in Algeria ended in tragedy. The plant was operated by the Norwegian company Statoil and British BP together with the state-owned Algerian company Sonatrach. 800−900 people worked at the plant, and they came from a number of countries. Among the hostages killed, we find people from 8 countries – including Norwegians. Where is the line between pure crime and politically…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part III

Russia and Central Asia 3

8: Central Asian IS fighters About. 4,000 Central Asian foreign fighters are in Syria. Many are part of IS, but most will be with the Nusra Front (now: Al Sham, which seems to distance itself somewhat from Al Qaeda ). A few Central Asians are also in Chechen groups. Although the tendency is to cut all the Central Asian countries into one comb, these countries deal with foreign fighters very…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part II

Russia and Central Asia 2

5: Radicalization of Chechen separatists Most Russian foreign fighters in Syria come from Chechnya and Dagestan in the North Caucasus. Rebels in Chechnya have been aiming for independence from Russia since 1991, much to the concern of the central government in Moscow. The first Chechen war (1994–1996) ended with the Russian authorities withdrawing troops and postponing the fate of the republics. Already during and after the first Chechen war, the…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

Russia and Central Asia 1

In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport in 2016 came from the Russian republic of Dagestan and the Central Asian…

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Italy – the Art of Twisting Part II

Italy - the Art of Twisting 2

The art of arranging ” L’arte di arrangiarsi ” – the art of twisting – is a key concept for understanding Italian society. Although the differences are great between the rich north and the poor south of Italy, there is a widespread tendency for a lot to go “on acquaintances” . 50 percent of Italians get a job after a personal recommendation, 39 percent through a personal contact and only…

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Italy – the Art of Twisting Part III

Italy - the Art of Twisting 3

In the 1994 parliamentary elections, Forza Italia went to the polls on a promise to change Italy. The charismatic Berlusconi promised tax cuts, the fight against bureaucracy and the abuse of power, and he claimed that his own success would become a model for the whole of Italy. And Italian voters were convinced. Berlusconi became Italy’s new prime minister, and not only that: he was to be the longest-serving prime…

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EU Neighborhood Policy Part II

EU Neighborhood Policy 2

6: Ukraine and Russia To date, the neighborhood policy has not contributed to peace and stability in the eastern neighborhood of the EU. In recent times, developments have been particularly negative in Ukraine. This is mainly due to an aggressive and reprehensible Russian policy towards the country. However, some believe that the EU is not entirely without responsibility. These will mean, among other things, that the EU has paid too…

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EU Neighborhood Policy Part I

EU Neighborhood Policy 1

The EU Neighborhood Policy (ENP) was established in 2004, the same year that the European Union (EU) was enlarged by 10 new countries, mainly in Eastern Europe. The purpose of the policy was to create a “ring of veins” around the EU’s new external borders and thus prevent new dividing lines in Europe. The desire was to continue the EU as a peace project, based on an idea that closer…

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