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Chinese Buildings

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Shanghai. It is hard to imagine how this modest fishing village of Yangzte River mouth has grown into the largest city in China and the eighth largest in the world. And it has also become the pride of China for many other reasons: to be a great and progressive city with a proud and glorious past. It is an epicenter for art and culture as well as for trade. Moreover, this cosmopolitan city has much to offer the curious tourists and has become a popular destination among travelers from the East. For those unfamiliar with this city, And why not take a chronological approach to sample sites with the history of Shanghai? Part One: Empire Period – Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD.) In the area of Puxi (west of river), visit Yuyuan, a private garden of Ming traditional style built in 1559 and opened in 1961. You will find rock gardens, cloisters, pavilions, corridors, ponds and many scenic spots.

Second part: thirties Visit the Bund (Wai Tan), whose streets are dominated by European architecture. This area was the commercial and financial district of Shanghai and in it were placed government buildings and foreign companies. Scroll through the French Concession, a neighborhood full of houses shikumen, art-deco buildings, cafes and shops. The city's hedonistic past is evident in the many colonial-style buildings. If you really want to know what is going shopping in Shanghai, nothing beats the Nanjing Road. Part Three: XXI Century Cross Huangpu River to reach Pudong and find the Wall Street of China. If you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the city from above, climb the Tower of Oriental Pearl, one of the tallest buildings in the world. There is an extensive choice of hotels in Shanghai, as well as an endless array of dining options from the rich food from street stalls of Wujiang Road to the elite and expensive restaurants in Xintiandi. In China many traditional festivals are held and, if those who prefer to get the heart of Chinese culture, it might be a good idea to plan your trip to coincide with any of these events. However, avoid the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), held in February, as most of the sites close. For more information, visit the official website of Shanghai.

Colombian Caribbean

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The Caribbean summit Maicao rarely the University of La Guajira in Maicao headquarters had housed so many illustrious visitors in a single day. That February 19 the people had the opportunity to get close to characters whose faces were familiar to him only by what they had heard of them, or pictures from newspapers or television appearances. Senators, governors, constitutional, judges and experts in the field, spent a whole day to talk about the Caribbean and on the chances of becoming an autonomous region in the light of Article 306 of the Constitution. In their speeches the president of Congress, Javier Caceres and Governor of the Atlantic, Eduardo Verano De la Rosa, explained that a road has been very difficult, because in the 19-year life of the Magna Carta, the initiative has sunk 18 times for various reasons, which is almost to have been tripped each year. However, the background, away from those who have been cowed in the autonomy a solution to the backwardness of the region, the motivation to continue in a struggle whose next move is embodied in the query without binding to be held March 14, on the same date of the elections to elect representatives and senators to the chamber of the republic. The site chosen for the summit was Maicao, a cosmopolitan city but with deep indigenous roots.

Why Maicao, asked someone and rightly so, because in the Caribbean there are eight departmental capitals (Maicao not) and most populated municipalities and probably better able to host an event of this category. The reason is simple: Maicao has a strategic geographical position po9r its proximity to the border and the North Sea and west of the Guajira Peninsula, but also for what it represents to be the first point of the Colombian Caribbean in the north-eastern area . In this land of stone, dust and cactus begins the geography of the country and starts to pound the Caribbean. The Caribbean is also a territory, a set cultural and linguistic concepts that enable you to identity around values that are common in eight departments united in a way of being, feeling and acting. The people united in their costenol Caribbean is a kind of dialect derived from Spanish but spoken in the style of the inhabitants of each of the subregions within the triangle whose vertices are the corners of Cordoba and Antioquia limits with a runner on Cesar near Santander, in addition to the perennial romance Guajira in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of San Andres and Providencia where the Caribs feel for the four cardinal points and is on the face of each of its inhabitants and in each of the letters that make up the large book in its history. The summit ended with a task: adding a million votes or more to strike a blow your mind and create a political history that can not be unknown. One million votes to realize a region where the accordion, cumbia, Junior, Indian blood, the African roots and cassava as the unifying element in their food, make up a people with indissoluble bonds of affection and closeness. Rutto Alejandro Martinez is a renowned Colombian journalist and writer, a teacher linked to several Colombian universities.

He is the author of four books and co-author of three others that address the topic of leadership, ethics and Human Development. It is often invitadocomo speaker at conferences, forums and other academic events.

Tallinn, The Medieval Jewel

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Until 1991, Tallinn was subject to Soviet rule, but since independence in the same year, the capital has quickly recovered the five decades of Communism and opened its arms to Western capitalist system. On the outskirts of the old, new neighborhoods are emerging with gleaming hotels and office buildings that celebrate the country's accession to the European Union in 2004. The visitor who arrives in Tallinn with a preconceived idea of how it should be a city with a history of belonging to the Soviet bloc will be as surprised by the new neighborhoods and the beautiful old town. One of the most pleasurable experiences when visiting Tallinn is walking the streets of the old town, between the Russian-orthodox-church – News ResultsAstronauts Ring In New Year With Some Time Off SPACE.com via Yahoo! News – 6 hours agoCLIPBOARD The Scranton Times-Tribune – Dec 30 08:47pmMasha Krajcirik December 28, 2010 The Pottsville Republican & Herald – Dec 30 08:08pmRussian-orthodox-church – Image Results’>Russian Orthodox Church and Dominican monasteries, witnesses of the historical past of the city. Culture lovers will also find much of interest in Tallinn, a city that is serious art and culture but who also knows how to have fun, as evidenced by its lively nightlife. Tallinn has a value only thing is its perfectly preserved old town. Data from the Middle Ages and unlike in other European cities has been preserved.

The city that played a key role in trade during the medieval period is shown in the old town. The Old Town of Tallinn is one of the most attractive and complete in Europe and has earned the city the nickname of "Prague in miniature." It has a small size, making it easy to move it. Most buildings have been restored and an abundance of cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops in turistas.Ubicada oriented Toompea Hill Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is impressive Orthodox cathedral dominates the city with its domes, black .