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The Children’s Railway of Budapest

Listen here Click to listen // There is a railway in the Hungarian capital that is unlike any other you may have seen. The Children’s Railway in Budapest is operated by kids from ages 10 to 14. Children conduct, sell tickets and pull switches and signals. The children’s railway was started during the Communist period as a way to introduce young…
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Tokyo Is the World’s Most Expensive City

Listen here Click to listen // Bloomberg Businessweek has listed 30 cities where your money will not go very far, and Tokyo came out on top of the list. According to the report, a quick lunch in the Japanese capital costs almost $21.00, a movie ticket is nearly $24, and a beer at a bar is over $10. Oslo, Norway finished second on the list. Three…
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The Spanish Island of Ibiza

Listen here With its wonderful weather, beaches and spectacular views, it is easy to understand why Ibiza is one of the world's most popular tourist locations. Ibiza is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea. The island used to be famous for its nightlife. However, the Spanish Ministry of Tourism is trying to make Ibiza a more popular tourist…
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Quebec

Listen here Quebec is unlike any other place in North America. It is the largest Canadian province by area and the only province in Canada where most people…
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Savonlinna, Finland

Listen here Savonlinna is a small city in southeastern Finland which is surrounded by water. Its name in Finnish means "Savo's Castle". Its Swedish name is Nyslott, which means "new castle". The city is well known to fans of classical music for its annual opera festival. The special food of the area is a meat pasty called "lörtsy". Words annual:…
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The Big Apple

Listen here New York City is often called "the city that never sleeps." It is the business and cultural capital of the United States. New York is also referred…
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The Castle of Zvolen

Listen here There are not many towns in which the main square ends at a chateau or castle. However, it would almost be impossible not to notice "Zvolensky zamok" when strolling in the main square of the Slovakian town of Zvolen. The chateau was used in the Middle Ages as a place for the Austro-Hungarian nobility to celebrate or just take a rest…
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Halong Bay

Listen here Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site that is situated on the northeast coast of Vietnam. There are thousands of small limestone islands,…
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