WEST FLANDERS _ 0632

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West Flanders is the most western province of the Flemish Region, also named Flanders, in Belgium. It borders (clockwise from the North) on the Netherlands, the Flemish province of East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) and the Walloon province of Hainaut (Henegouwen) in Belgium, on France, and the North Sea. Its capital is Bruges (Brugge). Other important cities are Kortrijk in the south and Ostend along the coastline, Roeselare and Ypres. The province has an area of 3,125 km² which is divided into eight administrative districts (arrondissementen) containing 64 municipalities.
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The region has a very distinct dialect of Dutch called West Flemish. This distinctive dialect is a part of the strong sense of identity of the inhabitants of the region.

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From Belgium
Travel from Dec 21 to Jan 6
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ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GRANADA (NICARAGUA) _ 0631

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Granada (erected 2 December 1913) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Managua.
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From Nicaragua
Travel from Dec 11 to Jan 3
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TOWER OF BUDDHIST INCENSE (Foxiangge_in summer palace) _ 0630

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 The Tower of Buddhist Incense is the symbolic structure in the Summer Palace. It was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. The tower is 41 meters high. It faces Kunming Lake southward,thus tourists can have a bird’s eye view of the lake.
A nine-level pagoda was originally planned for the tower’s location but Emperor QianLong (1711-1799) ordered it to be dismantled during the construction of the eighth level.
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From P.R.China
Travel from Nov 25 to Jan 3
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THE SOUTHERN LIGHTS _ 0629

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The Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are the counterpart of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Auroras most commonly occur above a band of high latitudes in each hemisphere, known as the auroral zones.

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From Australia
Travel from Dec 12 to Dec 22
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