Oxford- A City Guide

Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England,
with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). It is home to the
University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking
world. It is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by
Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of the
university buildings. The Oxford suburb of Cowley has a long history of
carmaking, and still produces BMW MINIs.


Oxford was first occupied in Saxon times, and was initially known as
“Oxenaforda”. It began with the foundations of St Frideswide’s nunnery
in the 8th century. The University of Oxford is first mentioned in 12th
century records. Oxford’s earliest colleges were University College
(1249), Balliol (1263) and Merton (1264).

During the English Civil War, Oxford housed the court of Charles I in
1642, after the

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Fun Facts About Geneva

Switzerland. Known for chocolates, watches, and being neutral in most armed conflicts, this charming little tri-lingual country also houses two of Europe’s main capitals, Zurich and Geneva. The former, in particular, is known for being home to the European branch of the United Nations, but that is far from all there is to her. This article clues you in on a few fun facts about this Swiss city that will no doubt leave you wanting to visit!

  1. It has peculiar traffic. Don’t be surprised if your Geneva airport taxi driver chooses to take the long way round rather than turn right at a red light. He is not trying to rip you off; it’s just that he can’t. Turning right at red lights is forbidden in this Swiss city, which, despite this handicap, still manages to have the lowest commuting time in Europe.
  2. Famous faces. A lot of famous personalities are associated with Geneva. Freddie Mercury and Charlie
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Enjoy San Francisco Without Budget-Busters Following These Tips on Money-Saving

Visiting the USA, may make you leave your heart, not your life savings. Here, you can have fun and also keep a check on your spending. Heading downtown San Francisco featuring easy-to-use multiple transit options. Nevertheless, the hilly, windy streets makes driving around San Francisco involve pricy parking.

San Francisco driving around is recommended only if you have plans to travel outside the city. The rail system in the region is accessible and affordable, an appropriate alternative to driving.

Consider the sightseeing deals when you are on budget vacation. Consider the Free stuff such as go to see the top attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate Bridge. The Park has entrance free; while there may be admission charge to use parks attractions may charge admission

San Francisco CityPass allows visiting multi-attraction. This is a Muni Pass for seven- days allowing unlimited cable car, other public transport and

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Walking Through Paltinis

We must start this article by saying that Paltinis is the first mountainside city from the Carpatians, opened in 1894, but also the highest situated upland – 1442m high. Impressive, right?

It is also interesting to know that the architecture of the first cabins built in this area was inspired by the one of the alpine cabins from Tirol, Austria. It is amazing to see how such a beautiful place by its nature, can annually attract thousands of foreign tourists, delighted by the possibility of hiking in Paltinis.

No matter the season, Paltinis is always showing mountain lovers a great time through lots of different activities. Only 32 km away from Sibiu, the cultural capital of Romania, Paltinis is skulked in the heart of the mountains. Cindrel is surrounded by cool thickets, spectacular crests and wide fields.

Paltinis is the ideal destination for those who love hiking, because it offers numberless routes and activities. You can take a walk up to the Batrana p

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Expat Guide: Postal Services in Portugal

The postal service in Portugal was introduced in 1533 by King Manuel I. Today CTT (Correios e Telecomunicações) is the national postal service. Many expats claim that the postal service in Portugal is better than that in the UK. CTT stands for Correios, Telégrafos e Telefones. There are over 1,000 post offices (correios) in the country. Most of them are open on weekdays from 08:30-18:00 and on Saturday mornings until 12:30. People who live in rural areas prefer to rent an apartado (post office box) and collect mail themselves.

Portugal’s state-owned monopoly postal service offers a number of services, including:

• Collection and delivery of letters
• Economy, Normal, Priority or Express postal services
• Money transfer
• Stationery
• Payment of bills
• Sending and receipt of faxes
• Public phone booths
• Insurance packages
• Mail forwarding
• Advertising mail

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5 Interesting Facts About Lovina Beach in North Bali

Not as widely visited as south Bali, north Bali has a distinct and unique character of its own. Lovina, a sparsely populated stretch of pristine black sand beach, has become the destination of choice for tourists wishing to escape the Bali’s busy south. Lovina Beach is home to quaint hotels, secluded resorts and vacation villas all built on or near the beach. Visitors to north Bali will discover that the region offers a much more rewarding vacation experience than the cookie cutter package tours found in south Bali.

Here are five facts that you probably don’t know about Lovina:

1. The name “Lovina” is a relatively recent development started by a forward thinking government official in the 1950’s. Lovina is essentially the name given to a 10 kilometre stretch of beach located west of Bali’s historic capital Singaraja. This area was once made up of seven tiny fishing villages: Temukus, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Banyua

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You Would NEVER Guess – A Windy City Where East Meets West

Baku Boulevard… hugs the breezy seafront

Constructed in the beginning of 20th Century the Baku Boulevard is one of the most modern western features of the city. This wide stretch of side path is flocked with people from all around the world. Visitors frequent the kiosks and small sea facing cafeterias along the Sunset Boulevard of the city. This sidewalk is so breezy that the wind whirls through the hail locks even while jogging and cycling. It is popular amongst Couples who visit here to celebrate their anniversary on cable cars along the boulevard. Playground and other entertainment are also available here, in case you have a kid or two in the tow!

Old City Baku… the hub of culture, history, and tradition

This spot ranks first in World heritage sites under the UNESCO. Explore the cinematic streets of the Old Baku City that is abundant with age-old architectural buildings that are being redesigned. The old city is e

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Thirteen Little Known Facts About the City of Pomona, California

While it is the fifth largest city in Los Angeles County, not a lot of attention is paid to the city of Pomona, California. Pomona has a little over 150,000 people living there and though it was founded in the late 1800s as a primarily agricultural community, it has grown to become more and more industrial over time. Here is a look at thirteen little known facts about the city of Pomona, California.

1. The Los Angeles County Fair, or L.A. County Fair, is held yearly in Pomona and is the largest county fair in the entire United States.

2. Western University of Health Sciences is located within the city and was founded somewhat recently in 1977, during its first year it had a total enrollment of 36.

3. In 1887, Pomona College was founded in the city of Pomona only to relocate to the city of Claremont, California two years later when an unused hotel building was donated for the school’s use.

4. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (known as

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A Tourist Guide to Pensacola, Florida

Located in northwest Florida, ten miles from the Alabama state line on its panhandle, Pensacola is rich in historic, military aviation, and natural sights, all with Florida’s signature sun, sand, seafood, and water aspects.


Although St. Augustine, on Florida’s east or Atlantic coast, is considered the oldest US city and took root after Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles sailed to it and established a colony, Pensacola, on the state’s west or Gulf of Mexico side, could have claimed the title if its own settlement had lasted.

Six years earlier, in August of 1559, Spanish explorer Tristan de Luna dropped his own anchor in an area local tribes named “Panzacola,” for “long-haired people,” with the intention of carrying out Luis de Velasco, the Mexican viceroy of Spain’s order of establishing a settlement on the bay.

Well provisioned and prepared, he was equipped with 11 ships and brought 1,500 would-be c

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Springfield Missouri Fun Facts

The state of Missouri joined the union in 1821 as the 24th state. Springfield is the states third largest city and is the county seat of Greene County. Here are some fun facts that you may have not heard before about the Springfield area.

  • The highest temperature ever recorded was 113 degrees.
  • The coldest temperature was -17 degrees on a February day.
  • Bob Barker attended High School in Springfield.
  • The area known as North Springfield was once called Moon City.
  • Springfield is sometimes called “The Birthplace of Route 66,” due to its early part with the designation of U.S. Route 66. A sign in Park Central Square was given to the city of Springfield by the Route 66 Association of Missouri for its prominent role in the beginnings of Route 66.
  • Famous politicians from Springfield are John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General, and Roy Blunt, U.S. House Minority Whi
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