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Öland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 20:35

Öland is the second largest Swedish island and is located in the Baltic Sea. With a length of 137 km and a maximum width of 16 km, it has an area of ​​about 1347 km². The island has been six kilometers long since 1972 with the mainland town of Kalmar
 Connected to Öland Bridge, which is also the longest bridge in Sweden.

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Dolmen in Jejudo

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/17/2022 - 13:36

The burial of people in dolmens is not unique to Europeans. Similar constructions can be found around the world, built or used from the Early Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The building types presented in this article come from the island of Jejudo, which lies between Korea and Japan and belongs to South Korea.

The dolmens shown can be viewed at Jeju Stone Park. A visit to this museum guarantees a well-documented journey into the past.

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Nagasaki after the World War

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 02/24/2022 - 18:05

Originally an insignificant fishing village, Nagasaki experienced a sustained boom with the arrival of the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. This is considered to be the first contact between Europeans and Japanese ever. The missionary F. Xavier founded the basis for the Jesuit missionary work there and soon Christian churches and nursing homes were established. This went hand-in-hand with the growing prosperity of the small town, which did not go unnoticed by the mighty of Japan, and thus not without consequences for the peaceful community of Nagasaki.

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Col du Taïbit

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 14:43

From Marla you can reach the town Cilaos in the heart of Reunion via the Col du Taïbit (2081 m). The reward for the steep ascents (you should have a head for heights) are great views of the distance between La Nouvelle and Marla.

Once you have mastered the ascent to the Col du Taïbit, you can see two mighty calderas - the Cirque de Cilaos on one side and the Cirque de Mafate on the other.

Then from the Col du Taïbit it's mostly downhill to Cilaos, a town in the heart of Reunion.

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