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Tourists visiting Europe are often advised to travel by train rather than plane or car. Trains are considered reliable, fast and relatively cheap. But as a new research project shows, there are major differences within Europe: Whereas you can travel from London to Paris in less than four hours, traveling the same distance can last more than 22 hours in eastern Europe.

This model of Portus (Rome's ancient port) takes three elements into account: the depth of the various parts of the harbor with a two-entrance configuration, average current speeds and the inflow of water from the Tiber.

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The map of Manhattan that involves a lot of suit and tie references. | 8 Maps That Show Each City By Stereotype

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Blarney Castle.. The present Blarney Castle is the third castle to be builton the site. The first, in the 10th century, was wooden.About 1210, this was replaced by a stone structure. In 1446, another stone structure was built by Cormac MacCarthy giving today's castle.

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Abraham Ortelius 1570 from the Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The famous Carta Marina map. Not only featuring wonderful sea monsters but also humungous whales poised to attack old sailing ships.

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What'd you say? . . . just you & me. . .let's discover the world together!

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Around 5000 years old, Scara Brae represents pre-Celtic Scotland and is one of the best preserved Mesolithic villages in Scotland.

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