Cuba Recent History

The five In the 1990s, the FBI prioritized its counter intelligence work against a vast and alleged Cuban espionage in Miami. One of the reasons is the embarrassment suffered by the complaints of agents Orión, Fraile, Olga, Félix and Julito, about the increase in anti-Cuban terrorist activities from Miami, which involved the CANF, the Ex Club, the CID and… Read More »

Slovakia History

The territory of present-day Slovakia was occupied over centuries by different peoples and cultures. The first references to be made are the Celts, around 450 BC. n. and., who built “oppida” in Bratislava and Liptov. [1] The oldest written record of Slovakia is a series of silver coins with the names of the Celtic kings. From year 6 n. and., [2] the Roman Empire established and… Read More »

Sri Lanka Independence

On February 4, 1948, the Ceylon Independence Act (issued in 1947) came into force; he gave the island the status of a Dominion, d. H. within the Commonwealth of Nations. The UNP government under Senanayake (1947-52), his son Dudley Shelton Senanayake (* 1911, † 1973 ; 1952-53) and Sir John Lionel Kotelawala (* 1897, †… Read More »

Netherlands Geography

Netherlands – key data Area: 41,543 km² (of which land: 33,893 km², water: 7,650 km²) Population: 16.8 million (July 2011 estimate, CIA). Composition: Dutch 80.7%, EU citizens 5%, Indonesians 2.4%, Turks 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccans 2%, citizens of the Netherlands Antilles andAruba 0.8%, other 4.8% (2008 estimate) Population density: 406 people per km² Population growth:… Read More »

Turks and Caicos Islands Geography

The Turks and Caicos Islands are in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas. Turks and Caicos is an archipelago with more than 30 islands. There are two main groups of islands, each by a coral reef are surrounded. Caicos, the larger archipelago, includes the islands of Providenciales, Middle Caicos, North Caicos and many small cays,… Read More »

Edinburgh in Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. The city inspires its visitors above all with its wonderful location and the beautiful city ​​center. Edinburgh is often referred to as the most beautiful city in Great Britain. The Edinburgh Festival is held here every year. The centuries-old royal tradition of the Scottish city is what gives the… Read More »

Hamburg Recent History

In 1815, Hamburg joined the German Confederation as a Free and Hanseatic City, but stayed away from the German Customs Union for the time being. The Rauhe Haus was built in Hamburg-Horn in 1833 by J. H. Wichern founded. Hamburg adopted a new constitution in 1860. Two years after the German War (1866), in which Hamburg had… Read More »

Paraguay Population and Culture

Population The approximately 7 million residents of Paraguay are made up of mestizos, Europeans and Indians. Most of them, almost 90 percent of the population, are the mestizos (Paraguayans, the majority of whom arose from the union of Guaraní Indians with Spanish immigrants). There are only a few indigenous people left. Around 17 ethnic groups,… Read More »

With The Family in The Faroe Islands

Lots of child-friendly experiences await among the Faroe Islands’ fresh air and lush nature. Here it is easy to adapt the trip to the families’ needs for flexibility and the excursions can easily be experienced at child height. The whole family will love this “road trip” in the Faroe Islands! The tour starts with you taking… Read More »

Malaysia in a Nutshell

Experience the fascinating capital Kuala Lumpur, which is constantly growing and changing. In the Taman Negara National Park you get close to nature – live in the middle of Malaysia’s unique flora and fauna. Then end with lazy days on one of Langkawi’s beautiful beaches. Malaysia is still one of us Scandinavians undiscovered country. There… Read More »

Glamping at River Kwai, Jungle Rafting and Koh Kood

Experience Bangkok’s big city noise and then on for glamping and raft accommodation in Kwai. Ride a mountain bike and listen to the guides who tell the story of River Kwai. Finish on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Kood. After a couple of days in the metropolis of Bangkok, the journey continues north to… Read More »

Russia Morphology

The region extending from eastern Europe to the Urals is essentially formed by a single large plain (Russian or Sarmatic plain) which, from a geological point of view, rests on a rigid, Precambrian crystalline substrate. However, this basement is not intact, but fractured, faulted and therefore divided into blocks which are at the origin of… Read More »

Poland Politics

According to the new constitution approved by referendum on May 25, 1997 (in force since October 17, 1997), Poland is a democratic constitutional state; the social market economy is constitutionally guaranteed. The catalog of fundamental rights, which also includes the protection of minorities, corresponds to international human rights standards. A citizens ’rights ombudsman (elected by… Read More »

Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape (World Heritage)

The cultural landscape of the Orkhon Valley lies in the Changai Mountains on both sides of the Orkhon River. The river is the lifeline of the region and has been nomadic land since time immemorial. The world heritage also includes archaeological sites such as Karakoram. The city was built by Genghis Khan in 1220 and… Read More »

Bordeaux, France Overview

Bordeaux – The wine town in the French west Bordeaux is what you would call a polyglot city. Especially in the St. Michel quarter, many people from the south, such as Spaniards and Portuguese, or from further afield, such as black Africans and Arabs, have found their new home here. Abbreviated as BDX by Abbreviationfinder,… Read More »

Budapest, Hungary City History

The area around Budapest was already inhabited around 2000 BC. At 10 BC The area west of the Danube, today’s Óbuda district, was settled by the Romans, who built the Aquincum fortress there in 19 BC. The new province was named Pannonia Inferior. The fortress became the seat of the Roman governor. After the fall… Read More »

Beijing – The “Forbidden City”

It is the two syllables “běi” and “jīng” that make up the name of the Chinese capital. They mean “northern capital” and are part of the East Asian tradition of calling capital cities what they are. But Beijing is just one of the many names the city was known by. It also had names such… Read More »

Nepal Travel Warning

Bandhs / strikes Basically, “bandhs” (forced strikes of any kind) called at short notice in Nepal at any time, including in the Kathmandu Valley, and blockades / roadblocks must be expected; sometimes these are also enforced by force. The latter also applies to so-called transport strikes these protest actions seriously disrupt or paralyze public life… Read More »

Pakistan Travel Warning

Current information The Pakistani security forces have stepped up their crackdown on terrorist and extremist forces in the country. In particular, operations against terrorists and extremists in North Waziristan are continuing. As revenge attacks by terrorist elements can be expected across the country against this background, particular attention should be paid to security aspects when… Read More »

Transportation in Chile

GETTING THERE Arriving by plane According to youremailverifier, Chile’s national airline is called LAN Airlines (LA) (Internet: It flies daily from Frankfurt via Madrid to Santiago de Chile. Lufthansa (LH) offers feeder flights from all cities in Germany and from Austria to LAN long-haul flights. Swiss International (LX) serves as a feeder from Switzerland.… Read More »

Transportation in China

ON THE GO Traveling by plane The airplane is indispensable for long distances in domestic traffic. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is the umbrella organization of the three main airlines Air China (CA) (Internet:, China Southern Airlines (CZ) (Internet: / en) and China Eastern (MU) (Internet:, which connect over 150… Read More »

Bolivia Everyday Life

Life in the highlands Many Indians live in the Andes highlands. They have partly retained their traditional way of life. They still prefer to wear their colorful clothes rather than t-shirts or suits. It is woven from the wool of alpacas or llamas. The clothes have geometric patterns. Sometimes they depict animals or figures. The… Read More »

Great Britain Overview

Great Britain – Queen, Beatles and Big Ben England is often equated with Great Britain, but this is fundamentally wrong: Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales. Together with Northern Ireland it is then the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK = United Kingdom)”. Great Britain’s cultural heritage is indisputably great.… Read More »

Madeira Entry and Exit Regulations

Formalities, visas German nationals can enter Portugal and therefore Madeira with a valid passport or identity card. German child ID cards are recognized without restriction; Children under the age of 16 can also enter if they are entered in the passport of an accompanying parent. Since Portugal is part of the Schengen area, there are… Read More »

Pemberton, Northcliffe & D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Pemberton & Northcliffe are located in D’Entrecasteaux National Park in the south-west of Western Australia . Both Pemberton and Northcliff are in the center of the Southern Forests , where one dense eucalyptus forest joins the other. The D’Entrecasteaux National Park and Windy Harbor, on the other hand, enjoy the refreshing proximity to the coast… Read More »

Kuwait History and Politics

The early history of what is now Kuwait Great discoveries have been made on Failaka, the only still inhabited island in today’s Kuwait state. Based on archaeological finds, it is assumed that people lived there many thousands of years ago and that the island was an important port of call for sea trade in the… Read More »

Eating in Brazil

What do you eat in Brazil? Brazil is a very large country, after all the fifth largest in the world. What Brazilians like to eat is therefore not the same everywhere. Even in a much smaller country like Germany, there are many differences from region to region. Brazil’s cuisine is influenced by its long history… Read More »

Richmond Virginia Travel Guide

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is no longer known only for its eventful history. Modern museums and cultural institutions, festivals, trendy shops and boutiques, culinary delights, numerous breweries, first-class restaurants, beautiful gardens and outdoor adventures on the James River make Richmond particularly interesting for young people. With a total population of 197,790, the city combines… Read More »

Travel to French Polynesia

FRENCH ELEGANCE MEETS THE RELAXED LIFESTYLE OF THE SOUTH SEAS French Polynesia, the French overseas territory in the South Pacific, lies pretty much in the middle between South America and Australia . The archipelago of volcanic origin consists of 118 islands such as Bora Bora , Tahiti and Moorea . Typical are the coral-lined lagoons… Read More »

Travel to Vanuatu

VOLCANOES, BEACHES, UNDERWATER WORLDS Like almost all islands in the South Pacific, the Vanuatu Group is a dream destination for nature lovers . Colorful coral reefs , the active Yasur volcano and pristine rainforest await you on the island of Tanna , which is the perfect starting point for your South Sea adventure. The main… Read More »