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directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Small, lovely medieval village just up the hill from Tivat in the Vrmac range. Do Buy Eat Drink Sleep * WikiPedia:Tivat Commons:Category:Tivat




. *'''Sabes Bar''' Bar, music, pizza, pool table on balcony over-looking the sea, fresh coffee, open every night 8PM. Sabes? (large green neon question mark outside) is located on the main strip of Huanchaco. Owned by a friendly Peruvian - English couple. Popular spot for tourists. Sleep The hotel prices are generally much more economical than a similar room in a similar hotel in nearby Trujillo. This makes Huanchaco a good place to stay, particularly if you plan to stay a few days


spring is drinkable and made available to visitors using cups made from large green leaves. The “witches” of Catemaco thumb 300px Grounds where the annual "brujo" reunion is held in Catemaco (File:ShamanReunionCatemaco4.JPG) Catemaco is known in Mexico for its community of “brujos,” which can be translated as “witches” or “sorcerers” as most are men. The history of magical practices here extends back

Staraya Russa

The Dostoevsky family spent their summers in the healthy country climate of Staraya Russa from 1872 through 1914—well past the writer's death in 1881. His time here saw some of his most prolific work, most importantly his masterpiece ''The Brothers Karamazov''. The large, green, wooden dacha on the riverbank is today a carefully curated shrine to the great nineteenth century writer, having survived the revolutions and wars of the twentieth century unscathed. The first floor hosts exhibits

West Island

for the significant Francophone cultural influence in what was arguably the 'most English' part of Québec. The West Island has a multicultural feel and an at times eclectic design (with modern buildings and classic Québécois country homes side by side), given the history of the area and its complex inter-related development with the City of Montreal. The region boasts large green spaces bordering rivers and lakes, bike trails, nature parks, museums, cross-country ski trails, ecological farms, golf courses


along with construction lots. These lots shifted with a construction lot alternating with a spice garden lot. The garden lots are no longer existent since they too have been constructed upon. Many of the fences that separated each lot from another with trees and verdure were left intact. The large green areas are still present, with parks such as ''Kyrkparken'', ''Österängsparken'' and ''Badhusparken'' being the most prominent. Badhusparken was once the location of a large bath house (Public bathing) (hence the name ''Badhus''-) though it was torn down in 1881 when the railway was constructed. A new larger two-storey pompous bath house was later built on poles a few metres from the shore, enabling the population to bathe in the waters of Storsjön during summers. This house was also torn down, when a new bath house with heated water was founded in 1938. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 368. thumb 250px The national romantic Sparbanken building illuminated during the Winter Festival. (File:Östersund winter festival.jpg) When Östersund started to grow as a city in the late 19th century the houses consisted predominantly of wood, though stone had become popular in the central parts. These houses were heavily characterized by Neo-Gothicism (Gothic Revival architecture) and Neo-Renaissance. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 360. A very common feature of these houses were towers, some even resembling those on old castles like the one on Hotell Grand at the main square. In the early 20th century a new age had come and in the main road, Prästgatan, the new age came fiercely. The wooden houses were replaced by stone buildings, because a city's well being was measured in how many stone buildings it had. At the same time military barracks were constructed in connection to the older settlement. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 371. Jugendstil became popular too as an addition to the National Romantic style architecture. left 250px thumb Storgatan in Östersund with an alley, a window to the west, down towards Storsjön. (File:Storgatan in Östersund.jpg) In the 1930s, the functionalistic style (Functionalism (architecture)) made itself apparent in Östersund's outskirts, which were growing. In the 1940s, the city was made more car-friendly and the city was first and foremost planned for cars. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 407. Later the sanitarian issues was brought up, which resulted in the construction of a sewage treatment works and the waste water was no longer flushed directly into Storsjön. Östersund was also affected by the Million Programme, though to a lesser extent than other cities. During the same period older buildings such as Hotell Grand (to make room for ''Storsjöteatern''), Cellfängelset (a jail located at the beginning of Prästgatan), Flickskolan (the girl school next to the city hall, where the current county library is located) and Västra stationen (at Badhusparken) were torn down. The local media described it all as e.g. "demolishing madness". Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 422. When the Good Templar house was threatened in order to widen Rådhusgatan the city's inhabitants had had enough and the building was saved. thumb Storgatan with a "spice garden lot" to the left. (File:Storgatan Östersund.jpg) The buildings along ''Storgatan'' (literally: "the great road") with entire segments intact since the 1880s are considered one of the best preserved city settlements in Sweden. The wooden façades are rich with details and the house are relatively low, short and slim. A great amount of work was put down on creating a balance between details and entirety. Parallel with Storgatan lies ''Prästgatan'' — "the priest road", Östersund's main shopping street. The buildings between the two roads are often connected and the roads create small rooms mostly inaccessible for keen winds. These so-called rooms also stimulate the social life on the streets. ''Stortorget'' — the main town square in central Östersund is one of six "closed squares" built in Sweden, the others being the ones in Uppsala, Karlstad, Vimmerby, Piteå and Haparanda. It was created through indentation in four different blocks to deliberately create an open air room with openings to every direction. A style deriving from how cities were planned during the Renaissance. However the town square lost its original shape when it was "opened up" and expanded towards the lake. Stortorget has long been the city's main market place and core, it is also here that the thousand year old market ''Gregorie market'' is held each year in March. The city festival ''Storsjöyran'' has Stortorget as its main centre. Districts and housing estates Before Östersund was established the population in the area was very scarce. In Odensala and Torvalla older settlements existed, the name Odensala can be derived from the Viking age and the Halls of Odin (though Torvalla means "dry wealds" with no reference to Thor). These two villages were later incorporated into Östersund and are today two major urban districts. Besides them the urban districts of Odenskog, Odensvik, Odenslund, Karlslund, Erikslund, Lugnvik, Lillänge and Söder (Söder, Östersund) along with the new district Stadsdel Norr are found on the mainland. On Frösön, recently included into the city are the three urban districts Hornsberg, Mjälle and Valla (Valla, Östersund). The central parts of Östersund are a part of the urban district ''Staden (Staden, Östersund)'' — "the city", which has become synonymous with Östersund for many people living in the nearby villages and towns. As Östersund is the only city in the area and nearest city for many it is common to call it ''Stan'', though the dative form (dative case) ''Staa'' has increasingly grown unusual. The residents of Östersunds are referred to as ''östersundare'', though local ruralists call them ''stassbon'' "towners", and ''stassbo'' "towner", in singular (grammatical number). commons:Östersund


. The central southern areas of Etobicoke, such as Markland Wood, The Kingsway, New Toronto, Mimico and Long Branch, consist of large green spaces, numerous parks, and main street shopping areas. Kingsway South (The Kingsway) neighbourhood has attracted many affluent individuals and families (as of 2001, over 50% of households have an income in excess of C$ (Canadian dollar)100,000 year). Kingsway South (15): Social Profile #3 – Neighbourhoods Households & Income


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KMF6,000-10,000 (€12-20) per day for food and lodging. Eat Visitors are advised not to eat any of the local food unless it has been cooked through. One speciality available on the island is the jackfruit, a large, green fruit (about 50 cm in length) with a taste resembling lychee. Drink Alcohol is readily available in Moroni from Indian and Chinese merchants near Volo Volo. Castle beer from South Africa and cheap boxed wine from France are common. Most merchants will supply black plastic

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