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Lamu

Marine National Park s form a continuous protected coastal area south of Malindi. The area shows classic examples of Swahili architecture. Other non-Muslim countries noted for its Mawlid festivities are Kenya and Tanzania where it is known as "Maulidi". In Kenya, the most famous place is the coastal island of Lamu Boyd A.W. (1981). ''To Praise the Prophet: A processual symbolic analysis of 'Maulidi', a Muslim ritual in Lamu, Kenya''. (PhD thesis). University of Indiana. Maulidi Celebrations, Lamu World Heritage Site, accessed 22 June 2010 Maulidi: Heart and Soul of Lamu, Kenya Ministry of Tourism website, accessed 22 June 2010 and Malindi. In Tanzania the largest celebrations are on the island of Zanzibar. Poems for the Prophet in Zanzibar, BBC News Online, 14 October 2008 Fuji, Chiaki, Ritual Activities of Tariqas in Zanzibar, African Study Monographs, Suppl.41: 91–100, March 2010 Other important towns on the coastal strip include Diani in the South, and Kilifi, Malindi, Watamu and Lamu in the North. Part of coastal population located in such popular resort and beach settlements as Kiongwe, Kipini, etc. As of January 2005 Regional Air operated the following services : *Domestic scheduled destinations: Amboseli (Amboseli Reserve), Kiwayu, Lamu, Malindi, Mara Lodges, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nanyuli and Samburu (Samburu National Reserve). *International scheduled destinations: Asmara, Djibouti, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro), Lilongwe and Lusaka. thumb right 200px Mohamoud Ali Shire (File:Sultan Mohamoud Ali Shire 2.jpg), a prominent Somali anti-imperialist leader and the 20th Sultan of the Warsangali Sultanate. In the Middle Ages, several powerful Somali empires dominated the regional trade including the Ajuuraan State, which excelled in hydraulic engineering and fortress building, Shaping of Somali society Lee Cassanelli pg.92 the Sultanate of Adal, whose general Ahmed Gurey was the first commander to use cannon warfare on the continent during Adal's conquest of the Ethiopian Empire, Futuh Al Habash Shibab ad Din and the Gobroon Dynasty, whose military dominance forced governors of the Omani empire (Oman) north of the city of Lamu to pay tribute to the Somali Sultan Ahmed Yusuf (Ahmed Yusuf (Gobroon)). Sudan Notes and Records - Page 147 thumb left 220px Yusuf Ali Kenadid (File:Sultan Yusuf Ali Kenadid.jpg), another prominent Somali anti-imperialist leader and the founder of the Sultanate of Hobyo. *Amboseli (Amboseli Reserve) (Amboseli Airport) *Lamu (Manda Airport) *Lewa Downs (Lewa Airport) right 300px thumb Map showing the location of Witu on the Indian Ocean coast (Image:Witu1890.png) '''Wituland''' (also '''Witu''', '''Vitu''', '''Witu Protectorate''' or '''Swahililand''') was an approximately Wikipedia:Lamu Commons:Category:Lamu


Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt

The name Frankfurt first appears in writing in the year 793, but it seems to have already been a considerable city. In 794 a letter from the Emperor to the bishop of Toledo (Toledo, Spain) contained "''in loco celebri, qui dicitur '''Franconofurd'''''", which reads "that famous place, which is called Frankfurt." date_event1 1789 event2 Part-mediatised (German Mediatisation) to     Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt); granted     Cty Lindau am Bodensee (County of Lindau am Bodensee) date_event2     1803 '''Bretzenheim''' was a minor Principality in pre-Napoleonic (Napoleon Bonaparte) Germany. It was created in 1790 for Charles Augustus of the line of Wittelsbach-Bretzenheim. Its territory in central Germany was mediatised (German Mediatisation) to Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt) in 1803, and its territory north of Lake Constance was mediatised to Austria in 1804. Biography He was born at Gießen, in Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt), Germany, to Christoph Follen (1759-1833) and Rosine Follen (1766-1799). His father was a counselor-at-law and judge. During the Napoleonic period (Napoleonic Wars) Brilon passed to Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt), in 1802. After the Congress of Vienna of 1816 it was transferred to Prussia, which made it the centre of the Prussian ''Kreis (Districts of Prussia)'' or district. In this way, as the seat of government offices and schools, Brilon regained significance. The construction of traffic connections and various municipal measures brought about a strong development of crafts and trade. Hesse-Darmstadt and Prussia Ownership of the domain remained under this line until Philip the Magnanimous's (Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse) death in 1567, at which time the landgravate was divided among four lines, and the Dautphetal area then belonged to Hesse-Marburg. After its line also died out, Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) and Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt) then fought over the territory, with the latter under its own landgrave eventually winning out, taking the so-called ''Hinterland'' in 1648. As a result of the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, the Biedenkopf district, formed in 1832 and in which lies what is today Dautphetal, was ceded to Prussia. This district was for a short time (1932–33) united with the Dillenburg district before the districts of Biedenkopf and Marburg were made to form the still functioning Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse's 1974 municipal reform. * Hohenstein-Ernstthal, in Saxony * Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, a county of the Holy Roman Empire (1657–1806), situated between Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt) and Westphalia * Hohenstein (Reutlingen), a municipality in Reutlingen district, Baden-Württemberg '''Louis IX of Hesse-Darmstadt''' ( ) (December 15, 1719 – April 6, 1790) was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt) from 1768 - 1790. He was a son of Louis VIII (Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt), Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg and Müntzenberg (Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg). In 1709 Graupner accepted a post at the court of Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt) and in 1711 became the court orchestra’s ''Hofkapellmeister'' (court chapel master). Graupner spent the rest of his career at the court in Hesse-Darmstadt, where his primary responsibilities were to provide music for the court chapel. He wrote music for nearly half a century, from 1709 to 1754, when he became blind (Blindness). He died six years later. Life in Europe He was born '''Karl Theodor Christian Friedrich Follen''' at Romrod, in Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt), Germany, to Christoph Follen (1759–1833) and Rosine Follen (1766–1799). His father was a counselor-at-law and judge in Giessen, in Hesse-Darmstadt. His mother had retired to Romrod to avoid the French revolutionary troops that had occupied Gießen. He was the brother of August Ludwig Follen and Paul Follen, and the uncle of the biologist (biology) Karl Vogt. thumb Nassau Kronenthaler, 1817 (Image:Nassau Kronenthaler 70200.jpg) The '''Kronenthaler''' was a silver coin first issued in the Austrian Netherlands (see Austrian Netherlands Kronenthaler (Austrian Netherlands kronenthaler)). It contained one ninth of a Cologne mark of silver and was thus equal to the Reichsthaler of the Leipzig convention. Most examples show the bust of the Austrian ruler on the obverse and four crowns on the reverse, hence the name which means "crown thaler". After the Austrian Netherlands was occupied by France, several German states (e.g., Bavaria, Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt), Württemberg) issued Kronenthaler, as it had become a popular trade coin. Already Imperial Knights, on April 26, 1660, the family were created imperial (Holy Roman Empire) barons (''Reichsfreiherren (Freiherr)''). Matriculation to the baronial class in the Kingdom of Bavaria occurred on August 22, 1891 for Friedrich Freiherr von Fürstenberg, ''Rittmeister à la suite'' in the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt and Freeholder of Egenburg by Würzburg. Since 1247 Alsfeld has been part of Hesse and in 1254 the town joined the ''Rheinischer Städtebund''. Hermann II (Hermann II, Landgrave of Hesse) built himself a castle here in 1395 and for a time turned the town into his official residence. From 1567 Alsfeld belonged to Hesse-Marburg and from 1604 on to Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt). Until 1972 it was the seat of Alsfeld district until the district was merged with neighboring Lauterbach district (Lauterbach (district)) and the Schotten region into the present-day Vogelsberg district (Vogelsbergkreis). At that time, the decision to designate Lauterbach (Lauterbach (Hesse)) as seat of the new district led to bitterness in Alsfeld that put a damper on the relationship between the two towns for years. This went so far that because of protests in and around Alsfeld the motor vehicle registration office in Alsfeld, for instance, would not issue licence plates with the code "LAT" (for Lauterbach) and instead continued to issue plates sporting the code "ALS" for Alsfeld until 1978 when the licence plate code "VB" was agreed on for the entire district of Vogelsberg. He was born at Gießen, in Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt), Germany, to Christoph Follen (1759-1833) and Rosine Follen (1766–1799). His father was a counselor-at-law and judge. He was the brother of August Ludwig Follen and Charles Follen, and the uncle of the biologist (biology) Karl Vogt. During his studies at the University of Gießen (University of Giessen) he became friends with Friedrich Muench and in 1825 married his sister Maria. Origins The Bundesstraße 3 is the latest incarnation of a trade route that has been in use since the Middle Ages. The stretch between Frankfurt and Heidelberg belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz until 1461. Thereafter it was a part of the Palatinate (Electoral Palatinate) until 1651. In 1661 the Archbishophric of Mainz and Hesse-Darmstadt (Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt) agreed to divide the toll revenue: the Archbishophric controlled the road between Frankfurt and Heppenheim when the Frankfurt Fair took place, and Hesse-Darmstadt controlled the route at all other times.


Malindi

As of January 2005 Regional Air operated the following services : *Domestic scheduled destinations: Amboseli (Amboseli Reserve), Kiwayu, Lamu, Malindi, Mara Lodges, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nanyuli and Samburu (Samburu National Reserve). *International scheduled destinations: Asmara, Djibouti, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro), Lilongwe and Lusaka. Architecture Previously thought by many scholars to be essentially of Arabic or Persian style and origin; archaeological, written, linguistic, and cultural evidence instead suggests a predominantly African genesis and sustainment. This would be accompanied later by an enduring Arabic and Islamic influence in the form of trade, inter-marriage, and an exchange of ideas. East African Coastal Historical Towns: Asiatic or African? - by Jacob L. Kimaryo (2000) Mark Horton, Shanga: a Muslim Trading Community on the East African Coast (Nairobi: 1996) Upon visiting Kilwa (Kilwa Kisiwani) in 1331, the great Berber (Berber people) explorer Ibn Battuta was impressed by the substantial beauty that he encountered there. He describes its inhabitants as "''Zanj, jet-black in colour, and with tattoo marks on their faces''", and notes that "''Kilwa is a very fine and substantially built town, and all its buildings are of wood''" (his description of Mombasa was essentially the same). Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354 - Medieval Sourcebook, Retrieved on 2007-08-28. Kimaryo points out that the distinctive tattoo marks are common among the Makonde. Architecture included arches, courtyards, isolated women's quarters, the mihrab, towers, and decorative elements on the buildings themselves. Many ruins may still be observed near the southern Kenyan port of Malindi in the Gede ruins (''the lost city of Gede Gedi''). Ruins of the walled city of Gedi, Kenya *Lewa Downs (Lewa Airport) *Malindi (Malindi Airport) *Maasai Mara (Keekorok, Kichwa, Musiara, Ngerende, Olekiombo, Serena (Mara Serena Airport), Shikar and Siana airstrips.) Prominent settlements of the Zanj coast included Shungwaya (Bur Gao), as well as Malindi, Gedi, and Mombasa. By the late medieval period, the area included at least 37 substantial Swahili trading towns, many of them quite wealthy. However, these communities never consolidated into a single political entity (the "Zanj Empire" being a late nineteenth century fiction). In 1613, Susenyos sent a mission heading for Madrid and Rome, led by Fr. António Fernandes (António Fernandes (Jesuit)). The plan was to head south, in an attempt to reach Malindi, a port on the Indian Ocean in what is Kenya today, hoping to break through the effective blockade that the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) conquests had created around the Ethiopian empire by sailing all the way around the southern tip of Africa. However, they failed to reach Malindi, due to delays caused by local Christians hostile to the mission. thumb right Dhows in Kilifi Creek (Image:Dhows in Kilifi Creek.JPG) '''Kilifi''' is a town on the Kenyan coast, home to many resorts. It sits on the estuary of the Rare River in Kenya. The beach itself is known as Bofa Beach and is said to be one of the best beaches in Kenya. The town lies on the Kilifi Creek between Malindi and Mombasa. Kilifi is capital of the Kilifi District. The town has an urban population of 30,394 (1999 census Image with unknown copyright status removed: Image:Vasco da Gama.jpg thumb right Vasco da Gama opened the route to India -- Finally, in the years 1497 to 1498, Vasco da Gama, again with Alenquer as pilot, took a direct route to Cape of Good Hope, via St. Helena. He went beyond the farthest point reached by Dias and named the country Natal (Birth). Then he sailed northward, making land at Quelimane (Mozambique) and Mombasa, where he found Chinese (China) traders, and Malindi (both in modern Kenya). In this town, he recruited an Arab pilot and set sail directly to Calicut (History of Kozhikode). On August 28, 1498, King Manuel of Portugal (Manuel I of Portugal) informed the Pope of the good news that Portugal had reached India. For a year and a half he acted as Portuguese factor at Kochi (Kochi (India)), and on the 6th of December 1507 he finally left India for Europe by the Cape route. Sailing from Cannanore, Varthema apparently struck Africa about Malindi, and (probably) coasting by Mombasa and Kilwa (Kilwa (district)) arrived at Mozambique, where he noticed the Portuguese fortress then building, and described with his usual accuracy the Negroes of the mainland. Swahili States Farther south, increased trade (namely with Arab merchants) and the development of ports saw the birth of Swahili architecture. Developed from an outgrowth of indigenous Bantu settlements, African Archaeological Review, Volume 15, Number 3, September 1998 , pp. 199-218(20) one of the earliest examples is the Palace of Husuni Kubwa lying west of Kilwa (Kilwa (district)), built about 1245. As with many other early Swahili buildings, coral (coral rag) was the main construction material, and even the roof was constructed by attaching coral to timbers. Contrastingly, the palace at Kilwa (Kilwa Kisiwani) was a two-story tower, in a walled enclosure. Other notable structures from the period include the pillar tombs as Malindi and Mnarani in Kenya, and elsewhere, originally built from coral (coral rag) but later from stone. Later examples include Zanzibar's Stone Town, with its famous carved doors, and the Great Mosque of Kilwa. In 1614, Father António Fernandes (António Fernandes (Jesuit)) visited the kingdom while looking for a southern route to Malindi on the Indian Ocean. Father Fernandes met the king of Janjero, and found him according to Custom in a fort of rail'd Tower, about six Yards high, liittle more or less, 7 Yards and a half over, as we shall see anon, and the Stairs up to it in the back Part. All the courtiers stood below, and he on the top of the Elevation, which was not unlike a Cart Wheel, sitting on a Carpet, and there it is he gives Audience, decides Controversies, and dispatches all Business. He was clad in a white Silk ''Indian'' Garment, and was himself as black as Cole, but had not the Features of a ''Cafre''. Téllez, ''Travels'', p. 194 ''sic''; the page number should properly be 195 Father António Fernandes (António Fernandes (Jesuit)) was the first European recorded to have seen the Hanger, crossing the river in 1613 as he sought a way south from Ethiopia to Malindi. Herbert Weld-Blundell, "Exploration in the Abai Basin, Abyssinia", ''Geographical Journal'', 27 (1906), p. 538 On orders of Manuel I of Portugal, four vessels under the command of navigator Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope, continuing to the eastern coast of Africa to Malindi to sail across the Indian Ocean to Calicut. The wealth of the Indies was now open for the Europeans to explore. The Portuguese Empire was one of the early European empires to grow from spice trade. On the orders of Manuel I of Portugal, four vessels under the command of navigator Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope In 1497, continuing to the eastern coast of Africa to Malindi to sail across the Indian Ocean to Calicut. "Gama, Vasco da". ''The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition''. Columbia University Press. The first Dutch (Netherlands) expedition left from Amsterdam (April 1595) for South East Asia. Donkin, 169 Another Dutch convoy sailed in 1598 and returned one year later with 600, 000 pounds of spices and other Indian products. ref name


Antakya

Nuri and Restaurant Abdo (both in Saray Caddesi) are the most famous ones for ''Et Döner'' (beef döner) whereas Kebo, a tiny place located in Atatürk Caddesi, is the most famous place for Tavuk Döner (chicken döner). Note that Harbiye, a touristic municipality which is 10 km away from Antakya, has many restaurants as well and people frequently go from Antakya to Harbiye for long dinners. *


Bandung

''' is a mixed boiled vegetables, served with peanut paste and some chillies, similar to gado gado. The hotter the better. The famous place is '''Lotek Kalipah Apo''', Jl. Kalipah Apo, every day 9AM-16PM. Have been selling this food for already 48 years. One plate is around Rp 4,500. * '''Mie Kocok''' is a noodle soup, served with beef foot, beef skin and ''tauge'' or mung bean sprout. If you don't fancy with these parts of beef, then you can ask not to have it and you can still taste its appetite

. The famous place is a street vendor, '''Mie Kocok SKM''', at Jl. Sunda. * '''Mie Ayam''' is a noodle soup served with chicken and it comes with a variety of toppings. The famous place is at '''Mie Naripan''' in Jl. Naripan, they serve varieties of good noodles there. Another good place is at '''Bakmi Mangkok Mas''' in Jl. Setiabudhi. * '''Nasi Timbel''' is the famous Sundanese dish. It is a tube-shaped rice that has a distinguish flavour, because it is cooked inside a banana leaf. It is usually served with ''lalapan'' (raw vegetables), fried tofu & tempe, fried chicken and chili paste. You can find this type of dish in most of Sundanese restaurants. The well-known timbel food stall is located '''nearby Istiqomah mosque'''. Another good place is at '''Nasi Timbel Dago''' at Jl. Dago for around Rp 20,000. * '''Laksa Bandung''' is the famous old traditional dish. This dish is kind of chicken soup using coconut milk with turmeric for the stock, and in side it contains sliced rice cake (cooked inside a banana leaf), bean sprout, vermicelli, shredded chicken and for the finishing is garnished with holly basil and '''Oncom Bandung''' the traditional fermented soy bean cake. The well-known laksa vendor is located at the junction of Jl. Pungkur and Lengkong '''Pondok Laksa''' is very appetising and one plate costs around Rp 7,000 Legendary eateries * '''Sate Kardjan''', Jl. Pasirkaliki, open 24 hr daily . Lamb satay speciality, since 1970. Try '''sate buntel''' (a grilled minced lamb meat), '''tongseng''' (lamb meat in a coconut milk soup), '''nasi goreng kambing''' (fried rice with lamb) or '''sate cempe''' (satay from 10 month old lamb). We visited this place after much trouble to find it, and found that the sate is average and the ambience wanting. Not worth the trip to find this place. * Commons:Category:Bandung Wikipedia:Bandung


Veszprém

bishop's tomb (red marble, 14th century) . The chapel was a famous place of pilgrimage. At the entrance's the second step engraved (Latin) message can be read today: In limie no sedeto! Correctly written: In limine no sedeto! Meaning: Do not sit on the doorstep! *


Suwon

of the mountain. There are plenty of options for vegetarians here, and the tofu and dong-dong ju are as fresh as you can get it. Buy You can find many cloth and jewellery retail outlets near Paldalmun (Nammun), which is a part of Hwaseong Fortress and is a famous place in Suwon for buying winter clothes, apparels and cosmetics. You can shop for brands like Chanel, Boss, Diesel and other international fashion chains at Galleria or the Suwon station mall. Eat The food court in the mall


Bahawalpur

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Kaifeng

tollfree fax hours price content A famous place to get the Kaifeng specialty, baozi, in best quality. These baozi contains soup, so be careful when eating them. *


Islamabad

with some nationally famous restaurant names having outlets there. Plenty of BBQ and traditional Pakistani food with a variety of fresh fruit juices to choose from. *'''Rakaposhi''', pastry shop at the Serena, has some of the best coffee and pastries in Pakistan. Worth a visit if you just want to relax or get some work done. The Serena also offers wireless internet, so, it is an ideal place to sit and get some work done if you like. *'''Kamran Restaurant''' In Aabpara, G-6 1 is also a famous place

. *'''Subway''' is a franchise of the international Subway and has two branches, one in Blue Area, and the other one in F11-Markaz. It offers subs and salad. * *'''Usmania Restaurant''' In Blue Area is also a famous place for traditional Pakistani cuisine


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