Netherlands Attractions

Netherlands Attractions

Europe
The Hague The Hague (officially »'s-Gravenhage«) (Internet: www.denhaag.com ) is the seat of government of the Netherlands as well as the residence of the royal family and the provincial capital of Zuid-Holland. The International Court of Justice is also based here. The center of the old town is the Binnenhof, the government square from the Middle Ages. Parks and boulevards invite you to take a walk. A suburb of The Hague is the North Sea resort of Scheveningen with its famous casino and extensive sandy beaches. Haarlem The city of Haarlem is about 20 km west of Amsterdam and is the largest tulip center in Holland. The historic city center is very well preserved. In the center of the old town is the Grote Kerk, a magnificent Gothic church. The…
Read More
Saint Martin (France)

Saint Martin (France)

Europe
Demography The San Martín Collective has an area of 53.2 km². In the French census of January 2006, the population in the French part of the island was 35,263 residents (only 8,072 residents more than in the 1982 census). The population density was 663 residents / km² in 2006. Population history 1885 1961 1967 1974 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 3,400 4,502 5,061 6,191 8,072 28,518 29,078 35,263 36,392 Official figures from French censuses. Population Out of a total of 66,000 residents. 32,000 in San Martín and 34,000 in Sint-Marteen. 80% of French and Dutch citizens have African origins. 10% of the population is French European, 4% are Europeans of different nationalities, 3% are Chinese and 3% are Indian. 60% of the total population is foreign. There are 82 nationalities represented on the island: 40%…
Read More
Geography of Austria

Geography of Austria

Europe
The coordinates of the extreme points of the country: northern -15 ° 1 ' east longitude and 49 ° 1 ' north latitude; eastern - 17 ° 10 ' east longitude and 48 ° 0 ' north latitude; southern - 14 ° 34 ' east longitude and 46 ° 22 ' north latitude; western - 9 ° 32 ' east longitude and 47 ° 16 ' north latitude. The greatest length from north to south is 294 km, from west to east - 573 km. Austria has no access to the sea. The total length of the borders is 2706 km. Austria borders 8 countries: Germany (466 km) and the Czech Republic (816 km) in the north, Slovakia (107 km) and Hungary (354 km) in the east, Slovenia (330 km)…
Read More
Geography of Angola

Geography of Angola

Africa
General information about Angola The official name is the Republic of Angola (Republica de Angola, Republic of Angola). Located in southwest Africa. The area is 1246.7 thousand km2, the population is 10.593 million people. (2002 estimate). The official language is Portuguese. The capital is Luanda (3.6 million people, 2003). Public holiday - Independence Day November 11 (since 1975). The monetary unit is the kwanza. Member of 36 international organizations, incl. UN (since 1975), AU (since 2000), SADC (since 1992). Geography of Angola Located between 13° and 23°36' E, 4°21' and 18°02' S; in the west it is washed by the Atlantic Ocean, its cold Benguela Current. The coast is slightly indented, there are few harbors convenient for ships. It borders Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic…
Read More
Travel Guide to the Philippines

Travel Guide to the Philippines

Asia
Customs regulations The following can be imported duty-free to the Philippines: alcoholic beverages - 2 bottles, cigarettes - 400 pcs, or cigars - 50 pcs, or tobacco - 250 g, food, household items and items - within the limits of personal needs. It is forbidden to import: firearms and objects that imitate them, explosives, ammunition, written or printed materials of an anti-state or inhuman nature, materials, photographs, engravings and other images of a pornographic nature, any drugs and their components, antiques, paintings, products made of gold, wood, ivory bones. Export is allowed: cigarettes - 200 pcs, or cigars - 50 pcs, or tobacco - 500 g of alcoholic beverages - 0.95 l. General information An island state, the second largest archipelago, consisting of 7107 islands, of which only 2000 are…
Read More
Visa to Belgium

Visa to Belgium

Europe
Attention!!! In connection with the introduction of the procedure for taking biometric data, the submission of documents to the Belgian visa center is carried out ONLY with the personal presence of the applicant. Submission by appointment, processing time from 10 working days. Foreign passport valid for at least 3.5 months after the end of the trip (please pay attention to the presence of a signature and free pages in the passport). If available, the originals of all parallel valid foreign passports are additionally provided. We also ask you to provide originals of previous foreign passports or copies of their visa pages, if you had them before. Important information regarding auto-read visas and passports. An auto-read visa cannot be pasted on a page of a passport whose back side is occupied…
Read More
What to See in Hong Kong

What to See in Hong Kong

Asia
Hong Kong is filled with amazing places from Victoria Peak with a stunning view of the harbor to the quiet sedate Big Buddha on Lantau Island. In addition to modern attractions, Hong Kong is brimming with a wealth of culture where East meets West and old temples can be found among the endless modern skyscrapers. Deciding where to go and what to see will also depend on how long your Hong Kong trip is. In order to leisurely visit only the most popular attractions, it will take about 5-7 days. Seeing all the sights of Hong Kong in 2 or 3 days is not a good idea because you won't be able to enjoy them as much as you should, and in the end you will be completely exhausted. If…
Read More
Cervinia, Italy

Cervinia, Italy

Europe
In the beautiful Alpine valley of Aosta, at an altitude of 2050 m, there is one of the most popular European ski resorts - Cervinia, which got its name from the Italian "Monte Cervino" (Matterhorn). The resort has excellent opportunities for skiing not only in winter, but also in summer - there are picturesque slopes of varying difficulty, including dizzying slopes for experienced skiers. In addition to skiing, Cervinia has many other attractions: a large selection of winter sports, the highest golf course in Europe, one of the best snow parks in Italy, as well as numerous restaurants with excellent cuisine, cozy bars and lively nightclubs. History The history of the resort of Cervinia began more than 200 years ago, when the Breuil Valley, lying at the foot of Mount…
Read More
Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

America
SAVANNAH - THE COLONY'S FIRST SETTLEMENT In Savannah everything is a bit cuddly and cuddly, more urban in the sense of the typical Old South and less focused on self-expression. The proportion of colored people in the population is high. Henry Miller's description is still justified today: " Savannah is like a living monument, around which a sensual aura hovers like around ancient Corinth ." According to ask4beauty, Charleston and Savannah are considered the cities of the Old South, New Orleans occupies a special position as an entertainment metropolis. Charleston in South Carolina is dressed up and has a European feel. The "competitor" Savannah in Georgia is very different. In 1733 General James Oglethorpe arrived here with other English settlers and laid the foundation stone for the city. Its aim…
Read More
Serbia in the 1940’s

Serbia in the 1940’s

Europe
After the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, in 1941 (see below and Yugoslavia: History, in this App.), On 7 June 1941 its borders with Croatia were established and on the following 29 August the appointment of the Serbian Prime Minister took place. Serbia in the period 1941-45 broadly included the territory of Serbia prior to the Balkan wars, therefore without an outlet to the sea; towards Bulgaria it possessed a section of the Morava valley in less, while it also had a part of the former sangiaccato of Novi Bazar. The Banat, wedged between Hungary and Romania, remained attached to Serbia, but dependent on the German military command, and was granted a certain autonomy, given the presence of a large German ethnic group (200,000 residents 640,000). Including Banat, Serbia extended over 59,000…
Read More
Estonia Geography

Estonia Geography

Europe
Climate. - The climate of Estonia is generally mild and cool, and therefore belongs to the category of temperate climates in Central Europe. Situated on the Baltic Sea, Estonia is right where the maritime climate of the North Sea is in constant struggle with the continental climate of Russia; Estonia is naturally affected by the two climatic influences, although they are attenuated by the water mass of the Baltic Sea. According to their position, the climate of the coastal regions varies from that of the interior. On the coasts the oceanic influence is more evident: the average annual temperature of the western islands is 5 °, 7, while on the west coast of the Estonian mainland the average is 4 °, 9, and that of the northern coastal regions is…
Read More
Switzerland Prehistory

Switzerland Prehistory

Europe
The first traces of human life in Switzerland lead us back to the Ice Age. In an intermediate ice age, probably in that of Riss-Würm, hordes of hunters searched the caves of the high Alps to hunt their main prey, the Ursus spelaeus. The Wildkirchli caves in the Santis region, the Drachenloch above Vättis, the Wildenmannlisloch in the Kurfirsten, the Steigelfadbalm above Vitznau, then the Schnurenloch and Ranggiloch in the Simmental are known as such; and finally the Cotencher cave near Boudry in the southwestern Jura. In most of the caves the archaeological layer is interposed between two layers of clay from the glacial period; it is recognized by the dark color and the presence of bones of the cave bear, the arctic fox, the chamois and other animals of the…
Read More

Switzerland Arts

Europe
Paleochristian era. - Christianity had first penetrated western Switzerland and Rezia (altar reliefs of China Germano in Geneva around 400); then the Alemanni, immigrants in the northern and eastern regions of today's Switzerland (the occupation of the plateau was completed around 470), only slowly merged their own culture with the already existing one permeated with Roman elements. Remains of buildings remain in the church of St. Peter in Geneva, Romainmôtier and St. Moritz. The representation of the good shepherd, an ambo barrier (7th century) in St. Moritz and another in Romainmôtier are the first examples of Christian sculptures in Switzerland, as well as a reliquary and a sardonic vase in St. Moritz from the goldsmith's art. the reliquary of Bishop Altheus in Sion. The relations with the contemporary culture of…
Read More
Italy Medieval History

Italy Medieval History

Europe
493-553 Ostrogothic kingdom: the Eastern emperor Zeno, worried about the expansion of Odoacer in Illyricum, pushes the king of the Ostrogoths, Theodoric, to replace Odoacer with the title of magister militum. However, Theodoric's formal dependence on the Eastern emperor does not prevent him from becoming independent of any Roman authority; the Ostrogoths, settled in Italy with a colonization that reaches a line that roughly goes from lands immediately N of Rome to an area north of the Gargano, respect the Roman civil administration, keeping their military government structure intact. It is therefore a sort of juxtaposition, which guarantees for a few years a coexistence between Goths and Romans, also thanks to Theodoric's ability to choose Roman collaborators of considerable social and cultural level, such as Cassiodorus, Boethius, Fausto, and to maintain…
Read More

The Neo-Greek Literature – From the 18th Century to the Early 19th Century

Europe
A new secularization of culture was promoted in the centers where the Greeks, aggregated in more prosperous and numerous communities, were able to come into direct contact with the ideas of the Enlightenment. Compared with the new that was urgent in the various fields of knowledge, the Greek tradition was limited and in need of updating: hence the proliferation of translations, the impulse given to an embryonic dramaturgical activity, the elaboration of pedagogical proposals, the foundation of magazines (among them, Ermìs or Lòghios, published in Vienna from 1811 to 1821), the search for a suitable linguistic form. Well determined in proposing a compromise between ancient and recent forms was the philologist A. Koraìs (18th-19th century), publisher of ancient texts, but also the author of a fictional text in Demotic. In the same period, more problematic and yet…
Read More
Greece Arts and Music

Greece Arts and Music

Europe
ARTS The Middle Ages In the overall picture of Byzantine art, the center of fundamental importance was Thessaloniki, with continuity of works and a constant level of quality up to the 15th century. In the 4th-6th century. the type of the Hellenistic basilica was used (Eski Gium'ae S. Demetrio in Thessaloniki; basilicas in Athens, Nicopolis, Lesbos etc.). The church of the Dormition of the Virgin in Skripù in Boeotia (874) is an example of the transition from the basilica to the cruciform plan with a dome; this type, with a cross inscribed in a rectangle, spread in the 11th-12th century; frequent the octagonal constructions, of oriental influence (Sotèra Lykodìmu in Athens, mid 11th century; S. Luca in Phocis, 10th century; S. Teodoro in Mistrà, 15th century). To Mount Àthos the trichoric type appears, frequent…
Read More
Germany Cinematography – The Rise and Fall of Auteur Cinema (1962-1989)

Germany Cinematography – The Rise and Fall of Auteur Cinema (1962-1989)

Europe
At the beginning of the Sixties, the signs of a profound crisis in the film industry multiplied in the BRD due to the effect of television competition and at the same time the gradual disaffection of the public from fashion genres. This was accompanied by an increasingly pronounced decline in the average quality of commercial cinema, which sought new strands to exploit: the 'krauti-western' - a short cycle of films based on the volumes of the 'German Salgari', K. May, which was direct antecedent of the much more significant 'spaghetti-western' - and then the yellow. However, despite some box-office successes, the economic meltdown was upon us and by the mid-1960s the German film industry would have entered a coma if to lengthen its duration. agony had not intervened the birth…
Read More
Mexico Literature Part 2

Mexico Literature Part 2

America
For other authors of narrative works we will limit ourselves to mentioning A. Azuela (b. 1938), writer of robust vocation, with memories of the more famous grandfather Mexico Azuela; H. Hiriart (b. 1942), from the corrosive and paradoxical writing; B. Jacobs (b. 1947), who has surprising re-enactment skills and good elegiac-type narrative skills; D. Medina (b. 1954), experimental author with an unbridled invention; and J. Villoro (b. 1956), the most lively exponent of the young generation. As happens in other Latin American countries, the poetic panorama of Mexico is very sumptuous, varied and impressive, almost as if the nearby tradition of the early twentieth century (the one marked and traced by the poets of the Contemporáneosmagazine, which corresponds to the thirties, for up to the forties) has always guided and supported,…
Read More
Mexico Literature

Mexico Literature

America
The death in 1986 of J. Rulfo (see in this Appendix), master of the Hispano-American novel of the sixties and seventies and whom everyone now recognizes as one of the greatest narrators of the 20th century not only in Mexico but in all of 'Spanish-speaking America, and the awarding of the Nobel Prize in 1990 to the great poet and essayist O. Paz (see this Appendix), mark the boundaries between the near twentieth-century past and the new achievements and achievements of Mexican literature. Alongside Rulfo and Paz, it is necessary to remember a writer, author mostly of short stories and novels, who had already revealed himself since the end of the 1950s and who had and still has a fairly attentive audience in Italy: C. Fuentes (see in this Appendix).…
Read More
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua, New Zealand

Australia and Oceania
Rotorua - the health resort of the South Seas Huge geysers, hot springs and a breathtaking landscape: anyone visiting the North Island of New Zealand simply cannot avoid the small town of Rotorua. The city of 60,000 on the shores of Lake Rotorua has made a name for itself as a health resort in recent decades due to its volcanic origins and has long been more than an insider tip for locals and tourists from all over the world. Rotorua is just as much a paradise for those seeking relaxation as it is for adventurers. The city has a large regional airport, Rotorua International Airport. "South Seas health resort" Due to its special location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the city of Rotorua has great geothermal activities that are…
Read More