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Wolfsburg, Germany — visiting the Volkswagen City

Wolfsburg, Germany, in a nutshell The Volkswagen City Wolfsburg was founded in 1938 with the purpose to house the Volkswagen workers, however, during war times other...

The German Autobahn

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Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

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Black Hills region in South Dakota, USA — from Custer State Park to Mount Rushmore

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United States Weather Phenomena: Hurricanes and up-to-date forecasts

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Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA

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In more than 130 countries, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is revered for its individual character, a character shared by the mysterious man who pioneered...

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New Zealand Time Zone / Daylight Saving Time

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The history of ‘haka’ and the All Blacks rugby team of New Zealand

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Kapa haka – traditional Māori performances

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Australia Time Zone / Daylight Saving Time

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    Mail and Postage in Germany

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    Travel Tips AUSTRALIA

    Electricity in Australia

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    Australia – arriving, visa, customs

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    Australia — Climate and Temperatures

    Australia's climate can vary greatly from one year to the next. The schematic below, and links on the right, present the main - but...

    New Zealand Tips

    Climate & Temperatures in New Zealand

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