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Germany — Overview and Intro

Located in the heart of Europe Germany is located in Central Europe, bordered by 9 other countries which are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,...

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Architecture Highlights in Chicago

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Chicago Cultural Center

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The influential Architects of Chicago

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Chicago’s Architecture

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Millennium Park and Buckingham Fountain at Grant Park

Millennium Park, Chicago Opened in July 2004 and destined to become a Chicago landmark and a major visitor attraction, Millennium Park occupies 24.5 acres in...

New Zealand — Overview and Intro

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New Zealand Time Zone / Daylight Saving Time

New Zealand is in the GMT+12 (same as UTC+12) hrs time zone, that's where the International Date Line happens to be. E.g. New York City...

Welcome & Overview: New Zealand in a nutshell

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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

Violent foot-stamping, lizard-like tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping - so heavy it induces a bright red skin glow - are just one side...

Australia — Overview and Intro

Australia Australia, location-wise, belongs to Oceania, the continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. Australia is the world's smallest continent but sixth-largest...

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    Getting around by car (in Germany)

    Germany has an excellent road system and getting around by car is an easy undertaking. Rules and Street Signs Germany deploys an international set of road...

    Arriving in Germany – Entry Requirements / Customs

    European Union or not? Upon arrival in Germany the visitor has to pass the immigration control (passport control). There are two types of lines: a) for...

    Electricity and Voltage in Germany — you need a travel adapter

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    New Mexico, USA — visiting The Land of Enchantment

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    Australia — Climate and Temperatures

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    Chicago’s Architecture

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    <– back to CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE main page, including more information about the Chicago Architecture Center, a non-profit organization that offers tours and insight information. Overview list We'd like to...

    The influential Architects of Chicago

    <-- back to CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE main page, including more information about the Chicago Architecture Center, a non-profit organization that offers tours and insight information. Overview In...

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    <– back to CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE main page, including more information about the Chicago Architecture Center, a non-profit organization that offers tours and insight information. Chicago Cultural Center Address: 78...

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    James R. Thompson Center

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