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Slovakia

Bratislava

Even though Slovakia is not very popular among tourists. It’s prominent stability and accepting community makes it an attractive destination. Slovakia’s landscape is composed of Europes highest landscaping mountain ranges. Increases in tourism suggest that Slovakia is primed for hiking and skiing. While studying Slovakia I learned several important facts about this country. Slovakia’s capital city is Bratislava and the main language is slovak. Slovakia is 18,859 sq.miles and has a population of 659,578 thousand people and has a $22,200 GDP per capita. Slovakia’s main religion is roman catholic and the main ethnicity is slovakian. The Brigach and Breg which are two of the rivers that join forming the Danube river. The Danube river is 1,785 miles long and also an international waterway meaning it goes through multiple countries. One of the famous places you pass through while sailing the Danube river is the Black Forest in Germany.slovakian government is a parliamentary republic.

The first place I’m going to visit is called Spissky Hrad it has one of the largest collections of the 13th and 14th Century of military, political, and religious buildings. The buildings have artwork made of gothic and roman architecture which is still intact today.

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Posted by kjarman 11:48 Archived in Slovakia Comments (0)

Greece

Athens, Greece

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Athens was where the 1st olympic games were held in 2004 with a population of 4 million. It’s the largest city in Greece and also the capital, this city has all the famous historical monuments such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis, the temple of olympian Zeus, the temple of Hephaestus, and Agora landmark dating back to 3000 BC. Now the population is 9,903,268 with a GDP per capita of $30,200.

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The Temple of Athena Nike is located in Athens in the country Greece which is on the Acropolis of Athens. The word Nike means victory in the greek language. Athena was worshiped as the goddess of victory in war and wisdom by the citizens of Greece because they thought she would protect them from the spartans in the war of the spartans and greeks. It was opened in 425 BC It’s type of architecture is classical with artwork that is in ionic order.

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Posted by kjarman 11.09.2012 11:55 Archived in Greece Comments (0)

kayliegh"s Europe Trip

Spain

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On my trip I am travelling to Spain for a wonderful trip. The major reason for this is my heritage, since my family is originally from there. When I get there I would like to see the Capital of Spain, which is Madrid. As I go through Spain I realize that all; The Celts, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks had a foot hold on this country and played a role in its history, but the Roman Empire was the first empire to extend into the Romans & then the Visigoths had a part in this country at one point in time. Even though these were once empires of Spain their main language is Spanish. Spain is located on the western side of Europe off the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean right next to the Mediterranean Sea and is 195, 364 Sq. miles wide. Their government is the constitutional monarchy with a population of 47,190,493 and GDP per Capita is $30,625 meaning everything they make all together divided by the number of people. The main religion of the people of Spain is Roman Catholic.
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One of the two places that I visited is called Cathedral La Almudena. It was first built in 1883 & took 110 years to finish because of the Spanish Civil war taking place during that time. It was blessed by Pope John the second on June 15th, 1993 which earned him a statue on the city side of the building. Later in 2004 prince Felipe & princess Letizia were joined in marriage inside the cathedral. The second place I picked would have to be Madrid the capital of Spain, which has history, dated back to when Napoleon was ruler of Spain in the middle of the Peninsula war.

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Posted by kjarman 12:18 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

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