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Dimple 😈

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go ✨.

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Vasileios Papapetrou 🇬🇷 🇨🇾

🐡🐟🐠🌊🌴 what else to ask for? . . . . . . . . . . . .

🐡🐟🐠🌊🌴 what else to ask for? . . . . . . . . . . . . #philippines #philippine more...

Diogenes Verlag

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Der Roman "Kalmann" von Joachim B. Schmidt hat mich verzaubert. Durch den besonderen Helden Kalmann und den Schauplatz Island habe ich eine Geschichte gelesen, die sich schwer mit anderen Krimis, Heldengeschichten oder was auch immer vergleichen lässt. "Kalmann" ist einzigartig - sowohl der Held als auch der Roman.

Hier sind ein paar Auszüge aus meiner Rezension:

Kalmann ist ein ganz besonderer Mensch, mit dem Herz auf dem rechten Fleck. Er lebt in Raufarhövn, einem kleinen Ort irgendwo an der Küste Islands, kurz vor dem Nordpol (Luftlinie ca. 2.619 km). Hier ist er aufgewachsen, mittlerweile ist er 33 Jahre alt und lebt allein. …
... Und Kalmanns Gedankenwelt ist herzerfrischend einfach. Das liegt daran, dass seine geistige Entwicklung irgendwo kurz vor der Pubertät stehen geblieben ist. ..
.. Leider hat er Schwierigkeiten, seine Gedanken in Worte zu fassen. Denn seine Gedanken wollen schneller ausgesprochen werden, als Kalmann dazu in der Lage ist…
… Und eines Tages passiert genau das, was nicht passieren darf. Ein wichtiges Mitglied der Dorfgemeinschaft wird vermisst. Die Blutlache, über die Kalmann stolpert, ist zunächst die einzige Spur, die es gibt. Und damit wird das Leben von Kalmann auf den Kopf gestellt.
… Der Roman "Kalmann" scheint ein Krimi mit einem ganz besonderen Ermittler zu sein. ….
… Denn der Reiz dieses Buches liegt in dem Schauplatz der Handlung. …
… In Island scheinen die Uhren anders zu schlagen als für den Rest der Welt. …
.. Unser Held, mit der Seele eines Kindes, wächst am Ende über sich hinaus und überrascht alle. …

Wem das nicht reicht, kann die komplette Rezi auf meinem Blog lesen. Besser noch: Lest "Kalmann"!!!! 😉

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Diogenes Verlag

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We were looking for this beautiful house quite a while cause it’s on the cover of one of my favorite books… 📔 

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Unbezahlte Werbung.

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STM Geoschool

Kunta Kinteh Island, Juffureh, Republic of The Gambia 🇬🇲…Kunta Kinteh Island, formerly called James Island and St Andrew's Island, is an island in the Gambia River, 30 km (19 mi) from the river mouth, near Juffureh in the Republic of the Gambia. Fort James is located on the island. The first European settlers came from the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a vassal state of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1651, the settlers built a fort that they named Jacob Fort after Jacob Kettler, Duke of Courland, and used it as a trade base. The Dutch briefly held the fort from 1659 until the English captured it in 1661. The English renamed the island James Island and the fort Fort James after James, the Duke of York, later King James II of England. The chartered Royal Adventurers in Africa Company administered the territory, which used it first for the gold and ivory trade, and later in the slave trade. 

The Six-Gun Battery (1816) and Fort Bullen (1826), now included in the James Island UNESCO World Heritage Site and located on both sides of the mouth of the River Gambia, were built with the specific intent of thwarting the slave trade once it had become illegal in the British Empire after the passing of the Slave Trade Act in 1807. These sites along with the island itself were abandoned in 1870. In 2011, it was renamed to Kunta Kinteh Island. As an important historical site in the West African slave trade, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, together with related sites including Albreda, Juffureh and Fort Bullen. Kunta Kinte, a character described in Alex Haley's book and TV series Roots, has become associated with James Island 🤩🇬🇲📸: @visitthegambia

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Stanley, The Falkland Islands 🇫🇰 / UK 🇬🇧…The Falkland Islands, also called the Islas Malvinas, is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are 300 miles (483 kms) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast and about 752 miles (1,210 kms) from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 sq. mil (12,000 sq. kms), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland, and 776 smaller islands. As a British Overseas Territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The capital and largest settlement is Stanley on East Falkland. At various times, the islands have had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine settlements. Britain reasserted its rule in 1833, but Argentina maintains its claim to the islands. In April 1982, Argentine military forces invaded the islands. British administration was restored two months later at the end of the Falklands War. Almost all Falklanders favour the archipelago remaining a UK overseas territory. Its sovereignty status is an ongoing dispute between Argentina and the UK.

The population (3,398 inhabitants in 2016) consists primarily of native-born Falkland Islanders, the majority of British descent. The predominant (and official) language is English. Under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, Falkland Islanders are British citizens. The islands lie on the boundary of the subantarctic oceanic and tundra climate zones, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching 2,300 ft (700 m). They are home to large bird populations 🤩🇫🇰🇬🇧🐧📸: @falklands_gov

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British Isles Subdivisions, Great Britain / UK 🇬🇧…The British Isles are a group of islands in the North Atlantic off the north-western coast of continental Europe, consisting of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Hebrides and over six thousand smaller islands. They have a total area of 315,159 km2 (121,684 sq mi) and a combined population of almost 72 million, and include two sovereign states, the Republic of Ireland (which covers roughly five-sixths of Ireland), and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Channel Islands, off the north coast of France, are sometimes included as part of the British Isles, even though they do not form part of the archipelago.

Great Britain, with an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. The term "Great Britain" is often used to refer to England, Scotland and Wales, including their component adjoining islands. Great Britain and Northern Ireland constitute the United Kingdom. The single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the 1707 Acts of Union between the kingdoms of England (which at the time incorporated Wales) and Scotland. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK), includes the island of Great Britain, the north-­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Otherwise, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The total area of the UK is 93,628 sq mil (242,500 km2) 🤩🇬🇧

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Valletta, Malta 🇲🇹…Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta and formerly Melita, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. With a population of about 515,000 over an area of 316 km2 (122 sq mi), Malta is the world's tenth smallest country in area and fourth most densely populated sovereign country. 

Valletta is the capital city of Malta. Located in the South Eastern Region of the main island, between Marsamxett Harbour to the west and the Grand Harbour to the east, its population in 2014 was 6,444, while the metropolitan area around it has a population of 393,938. Valletta is second only to Nicosia as the southernmost capital of Europe, and at just 0.61 square kilometres (61 ha), it is the European Union's smallest capital city. Valletta's 16th-century buildings were constructed by the Knights Hospitaller. The city was named after Jean Parisot de Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of Malta. The city is Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture, though the Second World War left major scars on the city, particularly the destruction of the Royal Opera House. The city was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. The city is noted for its fortifications, consisting of bastions, curtains and cavaliers, along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches 🤩🇲🇹🏛📸: @perfect_countries @diversetravel_ @above.europe @_igeuropa @lova_lux

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Brb, virtually transporting ourselves to this gorgeous Grecian island 🇬🇷🏝 via @travelandleisure

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Tourist Norway

Not everyone is familiar with the possibilities for surfing in Norway. But indeed, in Lofoten anyone who wants to experience the waves in Arctic surroundings is most welcome - all year round!

Lofoten Beach Camp is a surf camp with accommodation and camping opportunities in the middle of idyllic Lofoten. Go there and experience the midnight sun from the surfboard during summer, or the northern lights during winter!
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Tourist Norway

Onakaia is located in the ocean gap on the island of Ona, at the far end of the Romsdal coast. The island was the southernmost fishing village in Norway and in the past the fishermen moved out to the fishermen's cabins here during the fishing seasons, due to the short distance to the rich fishing grounds.
Surrounded by island-rich fjords, mighty mountains, lush fishing lakes and with the open sea just outside - Hustadvika Adventure offers a rich variety of activities for the adventurous.
Mountain hikes, boat excursions, fishing, culinary experiences at local food producers, cave hiking and eagle safaris are all on the menu. Hustadvika Adventure owns and operates Onakaia, and offers accommodation in these historic surroundings.
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Visit www.opplevnorge.no to get inspiration for your travels to Norway!

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Tourist Norway

Stavang in Kinn municipality is located south of the charming coastal town of Florø. Here you can rent fisherman's cabins in a cozy sea house environment at Stavang Rorbuer, surrounded by beautiful archipelagos, with great sun conditions and fantastic sea views between massive mountains.

Here are the ideal conditions to combine a successful fishing holiday with exciting mountain hikes, where the view extends far out to sea. There are beaches for swimming and good conditions for kayaking and SUP boards.
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