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Destination of the Month
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive, thriving and making its mark in today’s Europe.
Off the Beaten Path
Bakkhali is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across southern Bengal. Most of the islands are part of the Sunderbans, barring a few at the fringes. Some of these are joined together with bridges over narrow creeks.
Landmark of the Month
The Taj is constructed in white marble. It took 20 years to construct, and is now universally known as a monument of love.
Language of the Month
Arabic is the fourth most widely-spoken language in the world and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is spoken in many popular destinations in North Africa and the Middle East, the latter with the notable exception of Iran and Turkey.
Cuisine of the Month
Cuisine in India varies greatly from region to region. The “Indian food” served by many so-called Indian restaurants in the Western hemisphere is inspired by North Indian cooking, specifically Mughlai cuisine, a style developed by the royal kitchens of the historical Mughal Empire, and the regional cuisine of the Punjab.
Drink of the Month
The two most popular domestic Cambodian beers are the pilsner Anchor to differentiate it from the more popular lager — Angkor. Recent upstart Cambodia Beer is another popular low price lager beer. Beer Lao and Tiger are popular beers with foreigners.
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Mongolian Gobi is one of the most remote and least trodden deserts in the world. The third in the world after the Sahara, and Arabian Desert, it covers nearly one-third of Mongolia. Also it is one of the worlds the most beautiful, with mountain peaks, grasslands, desert steppes, sand dunes and oases.
Lake Urnersee is a lake located in Central Switzerland.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania consisting of Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island and many smaller islands. Zanzibar island itself is approximately 90km long and 40km wide. A view over Stone Town from the sea In 1896, Zanzibar was the location of the world’s shortest war, surrendering to Britain after 38 minutes of naval bombardment
The Balkans is a region that includes countries on the Balkan Peninsula in the southeast of Europe, including most of the former Yugoslavia.
A city in Mexico’s Puebla Valley surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains. It is slightly over 110 kilometers (68 miles) south-east of Mexico City. In 2005, the city proper had a population of 1.5 million people, while the metropolitan area had a population of 2.1 million.