Turkmenistan Media and Media Policy

Turkmenistan Media and Media Policy

Asia
The country's media are all controlled by the state, and the country is considered to be the most repressive country in the world when it comes to dealing with journalists as well as freedom of the media and freedom of expression. According to Thedressexplorer.com, the main goal of Turkmen media coverage is above all to convey a completely positive image of the present. Much space is also devoted to reporting on the President's achievements. Reports on processes abroad are only published if they are directly related to the President's actions; negative reports do not appear. Material from foreign news agencies is not used. Foreign print media are not legally available in Turkmenistan. In a sometimes called " war on satellite dishes bezeichnetne" approach President Berdimuhamedov has banned new installations of…
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Bahia, Brazil Geography

Bahia, Brazil Geography

America
Called “the good land”, Bahia was the birthplace of the Brazilian nation, because there, in Porto Seguro, today Cabrália bay, the Portuguese of the Cabral fleet arrived, on April 22, 1500. And the city of Salvador was the first capital of Brazil. According to Sunglasseswill, the state of Bahia, in the Northeast region, where it occupies an area of ​​567,295 km2, opens to the Atlantic Ocean in an extension of 932 km. It is limited to the northeast by Sergipe and Alagoas, to the north by Pernambuco and Piauí, to the west by Goiás and Tocantins and to the south by Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. The capital is Salvador. Physical geography Geology and relief Approximately seventy percent of the state's territory is between 300 and 900m and 23% below…
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The 5 Most Beautiful Airbnbs in Cancun

The 5 Most Beautiful Airbnbs in Cancun

America
Snow-white beaches, azure blue water and legendary parties - these are the ingredients that make Cancun a popular travel destination. Have you always wanted to go on vacation there? Then take a look at the following accommodations, because I have selected the 5 most beautiful Airbnbs in Cancún for you. With its endless beaches and exciting nightlife, Cancún is an absolute hotspot on the Mexican coast. In the exciting city on the Yucatán peninsula you get the perfect mix of relaxation and party - so nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable vacation. In order for your stay to be perfect, you need the right accommodation, of course, and Cancun offers a wide range of options. In addition to numerous hotels, there are also many private accommodations that promise…
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Before the trip to Curaçao

Before the trip to Curaçao

America
Passport and Visa Nordic citizens do not need a visa if you stay in Curaçao for less than 30 days. Check that your passport is valid until the day after the return trip from Curaçao. The passport must not be cracked or broken. Vaccinations and health Make sure you have good comprehensive travel insurance that applies to healthcare in Curaçao. See what your home insurance covers. Additional travel insurance can be ordered through Phoenix. Remember to bring documentation of current travel / health insurance when you travel to Curaçao. If you have medicines with you, they should be stored in their packaging where it is clear what the medicine is. For prescription medicines, you should also have a certificate from your doctor in English and pack it together with the…
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Sightseeing in Barbados

Sightseeing in Barbados

America
Barbados is one of the easternmost Caribbean island states, which lies off the northern Atlantic coast of South America. Once a British colony, the island became independent in 1966, but is still part of the Commonwealth to this day. Thus, the head of state is still Queen Elisabeth II, who is represented on the island by the current governor. The official language of the approximately 430 square kilometer island is English. Almost a third of the total of approx. 278,000 inhabitants live in the capital Bridgetown. The rest of the population lives in 11 parishes (comparable to German municipalities or districts). The climate in Barbados is warm all year round with an average annual temperature of around 26 degrees. The main economic sector of the island is the tourism industry.…
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Sights in Egypt

Sights in Egypt

Africa
Egypt - land of the pharaohs and always a popular travel destination. The country on the Mediterranean is best known for its relics and buildings from the time of the Egyptian rulers. This unique culture can still be admired today at many sights in the form of temples, tombs or pyramids. Apart from that, the country also offers wonderful bathing beaches, diving areas and of course the River Nile with all its natural beauty. Arabic is the country's official language, but there are various dialects. The capital is Cairo, important tourist centers are in Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alam. In the following we present you the most exciting tours, the most beautiful attractions and the best sights in Egypt. 1. Giza pyramids No visit to Egypt would be perfect…
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Sights in Andalusia

Sights in Andalusia

Europe
Andalusia is not just a popular seaside resort. The southernmost region of Spain can look back on a long and eventful history. The remains of the Moorish rule and also the influences of Christian Spain can be found here. In addition to interesting buildings, Andalusia also offers impressive natural landscapes, excellent cuisine and funny festivals. It is not far from the capital Seville to Portugal and Morocco can be reached by ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar. In Andalusia, people speak Andalusian, a Spanish dialect that can be difficult to understand even for Spaniards. In the following we present you the most exciting tours, the most beautiful attractions and the best sights in Andalusia. 1. Mezquita Cathedral Cordoba Cordoba is worth visiting for many reasons. One of them is the…
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ATTRACTIONS IN GDANSK

ATTRACTIONS IN GDANSK

Europe
FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN POLAND Gdańsk’s scenic spots guarantee successful holiday photos. Direct flights to Gdansk Traveling from Finland to Gdansk is quite convenient with direct flights. Unlike many other foreign destinations, Gdansk offers direct flights not only from Helsinki but also from Turku. Finnair operates direct flights from Helsinki to Gdansk during the summer season. The travel time is about two hours, and the flights cost the cheapest in the light class of the airline, ie with hand luggage alone, about 150 euros. Wizz Air, a low-cost airline operating from Turku, transports passengers on direct flights to Gdansk in about an hour and a half. Return flights can be obtained for up to 40 euros if you only have a small hand luggage bag. Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport…
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SIGHTS OF ST. PETERSBURG

SIGHTS OF ST. PETERSBURG

Europe
It took 40 years to build St. Isaac's Church, which is also rooted in the Finnish saying. Palace Square and Winter Palace The heart of St. Petersburg is Palace Square, built to express the power of tsarist rule. The square is dominated by the Winter Palace, completed in 1762, which served as the official residence of the Russian tsarist family until the 1917 revolution. Today, the Winter Palace is part of the Hermitage Art Museum, which is a must-visit for every visitor to St. Petersburg. Opposite the Winter Palace are two yellow-and-white buildings, the General Staff and the Ministries, between which is the Arc de Triomphe celebrating Russia’s victory over Napoleon. In the center of the square, on the other hand, rises the 47-meter Alexander's Column, which is also dedicated…
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Sri Lanka – Refreshingly Diverse!

Sri Lanka – Refreshingly Diverse!

Asia
Leopards, elephants, buffalo, crocodiles ... Sounds like Africa, but we are in Sri Lanka! Here you go on one day jeep safaris in one of the species-rich national parks, and the next day you are already on one of the blossom-white beaches, on a green hill with lush tea plantations, or with elephants, who refresh themselves in the quiet lakes. For many years Sri Lanka was considered a restless region, but now the people's longing for a harmonious everyday life has gained the upper hand and the residents are happy about every guest who visits their diverse country. The infrastructure of the island in the Indian Ocean is improving from year to year and although they are well on the way to modernization, the country and its people appreciate their…
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Major Cities in Latvia

Major Cities in Latvia

Europe
Jurmala Jurmala (German: Rigastrand) is located in the west of the capital Riga and has always been known for spa tourism. The aristocracy came here as early as the time of the Tsar and enjoyed the beautiful beaches, the fresh air and the healing properties of the sulfur springs. Jurmala actually consists of several villages that have grown together. Majori is the main town of the seaside resort. In Jurmala, the delightful spa architecture can be admired in all its splendor: neatly furnished wooden villas line the streets, with mighty pine trees enthroned in between - a pretty picture. The relaxed atmosphere in the seaside resort - it can only be a bit turbulent on the beach in midsummer - complements this impression. The spa architecture is interspersed with large…
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Top 10 Sights in Denmark

Top 10 Sights in Denmark

Europe
Our neighbors from Denmark have repeatedly been voted the happiest people in the world. Perhaps it is due to the wide and calming Danish coastal landscape, the many charming palaces and castles or simply the hygge lifestyle that the Danes almost celebrate. We don't really know, but we do know that the Danish sights of our neighbors in the north are always worth visiting. Note: According to Countryaah, Denmark is a country located in north part of Europe. Here are our top 10: 10TH PLACE: ROSENBORG CASTLE In our opinion, Rosenborg Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Copenhagen. Not only the fairytale-like castle itself, but also the huge royal gardens give the castle something imaginative. The former summer residence of Christian IV. Is over 400 years old…
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Brief Information About Denmark

Brief Information About Denmark

Europe
Denmark is a diverse travel destination, as small as it may be. In terms of nature, our neighbors in the north of course boast the wonderful coastline, the Wadden Sea National Park, the dune landscapes and the chalk cliffs. Friendly towns like Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Aalborg or Aarhus and castles and palaces like Koldinghus or Kronborg Castle are also worth a visit. And then there is the capital Copenhagen with the Little Mermaid and the pretty gabled houses of Nyhavn ... Entry requirements According to Countryaah, Denmark is a member of the EU and the Schengen area. German citizens need an identity card or passport with sufficient validity to enter the country. Children need their own identification document, entry in their parents' passport is no longer accepted. Other citizens please inquire at…
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Brief Information About Norway

Brief Information About Norway

Europe
The land of the fjords, the waterfalls, the spectacular serpentine roads. Although the capital Oslo offers a number of sights with the Vigeland Park, the castle, the brick town hall and the striking opera, the main motive for many people to travel to Norway is the breathtaking nature in the truest sense of the word. The famous Geiranger Fjord and the deep Sogne Fjord, the Pulpit Rock on the Lyse Fjord, the thundering waterfalls and, last but not least, the North Cape are at the top of the travel programs. And for those traveling by car or motorcycle, the trips on the Trollstigen or the Adlerstraße not only provide exceptional views, but certainly also give you one or the other adrenaline rush. Entry requirements As a country located in northern…
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Death Railway, Thailand

Death Railway, Thailand

Asia
Death Railway is one of Thailand’s most popular attractions, and no wonder. The history of the railway is long and tragic, and in addition to an interesting past, visitors are fascinated by its scenic location along the River Kwai. Take a look at the history of the railroad and see where it got its scary nickname. History of the railway of death During World War II, it was considered necessary to build a railway that would form a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand, to Rangoon, the capital of Myanmar, or Burma, more than 400 kilometers away. How the railway got its name More than 60,000 prisoners of war and more than 200,000 Asian workers and forced laborers participated in the construction of the railway. The builders were forced to scrape…
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Winter vacation in Asia

Winter vacation in Asia

Asia
Where are you going to travel on your next winter vacation? As a continent consisting of 48 countries according to Countryaah, Asia offers many great destinations for a winter trip, whether you are looking for sun and warmth, culture and history or something completely different. We put together Asian travel destinations that are perfect for a winter vacation in January or February. Cambodia in January and February During a winter trip in Cambodia, the sun shines from a cloudless sky and the temperatures are pleasant. In January and February, the country has a dry season. Cambodia, like its neighbors, is quite compact in size. However, the country holds larger experiences. The most famous attraction in Cambodia is the Angkor Wat Temple, located in Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angkor…
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When is the best time to travel to Maldives?

When is the best time to travel to Maldives?

Asia
Located in Southern Asia according to Countryaah, the Maldives is a great destination. On the islands you can enjoy a holiday in a luxurious setting, relax on the white sandy beaches and swim in the crystal clear waters all year round. But when is the best time to travel to the Maldives? Read more about the climate of the Maldives below and see when is the best time for you to travel to the Maldives. NOTE: This guide is for guidance only. The climate of the Maldives The Maldives are located at the equator about a thousand kilometers off the coast of Sri Lanka, so the islands have a tropical climate. The average daytime temperature is 28-30 degrees all year round, and even at night the mercury drops by only a couple of…
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10 traditional foods to taste in China

10 traditional foods to taste in China

Asia
China is known for its very diverse food culture, which includes many classic dishes such as Peking duck and dumplings. Chinese cuisine is full of interesting and delicious dishes made from fresh ingredients, often using a variety of tasty marinades. We’ve put together less than 10 traditional dishes that are definitely worth a try during your trip to China, a country located in east part of Asia defined by Countryaah. Peking Duck (Běijīng kǎoyā - 北京 烤鸭) Peking duck is a popular dish that has gained almost the status of a national symbol in China. The dish has a long history, as already during the Ming Dynasty in the 15th century, the Beijing duck was one of the standard servings on the court menu. The duck is made so that its meat…
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City Break in Singapore and Indonesia

City Break in Singapore and Indonesia

Asia
This trip will take you to four Indonesian paradise islands. The days are free and you can decide the program yourself, so you can choose the activities that are best for you or just focus 100% on relaxation. Additional paid tours offer things to do and see for those who want not only relaxation but also experiences. Island hopping begins in the popular resort town of Sanur, Bali, known for its relaxed cozy atmosphere and miles of golden sandy beach. After a day at the beach, you can relax in one of the city’s many cozy cafés or enjoy the atmosphere in the lounge bars. From Bali, the journey continues by speedboat to the scenic and peaceful island of Lombok. The unspoilt natural landscapes of Lombok are very similar to…
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Western Africa Economy

Western Africa Economy

Africa
MAURITANIA Since independence from France in 1960, Mauritania has been largely ruled by the military. Slave labor still occurs. There are major differences between the Arab and black populations. The economy is undeveloped and trade union rights are severely curtailed. Four central trade union organizations are members of the World Trade Union Confederation, ITUC. Country Facts State condition: Republic, unitary state Surface: 1 030 700 km² Capital: Nouackchott Language: Arabic, Wolof official language Labor market and economy: The basis for the country's economy is the fishing and mining industry, mainly consisting of iron and copper, and the extraction of oil. The waters off the coast belong to the earth's richest fishing waters, but are overexploited by foreign fishing fleets. Fisheries still contribute 15 percent of GDP and 45 percent of…
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