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Zuid-Holland

Zuid-Holland. Article #43 Vol 12, pg 940. Zuid-Holland (South Holland) can effectively argue for my attention in a number of different ways.  It’s home to the 4th largest port in the world (Rotterdam).  It includes some of the famous “flower fields“, … Continue reading

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Carbet Mountains

Carbet Mountains. Article #40 Vol 2, pg 846. There are a handful of things that we need to know before understanding exactly where (and what) the Carbet Mountains are. For starters, we need to find the Caribbean Sea. (Hint–it’s near Florida). … Continue reading

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Zuiderzee

Zuiderzee. Article #29. Vol 12, pg 940. With 20% of their country being below sea level, the Dutch have always had to fight to keep the North Sea out. In the 13th century, a large marshy area in the north part … Continue reading

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Muscat

Muscat. Article #25. Vol. 8, pg 438. Muscat, with a metropolitan population of over 700,000, is the capital of Oman, at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula.  Muscat was a Portuguese colony from 1508 to 1650 and there are two 16th-century … Continue reading

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Pasig River

Pasig River. Article #19. Vol. 9, pg 182. The Pasig River runs from Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines, to Manila Bay, bisecting Manila.  The river isn’t much to write home about, described as shallow and sluggish, although … Continue reading

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Nāgercoil

Nāgercoil. Article #11. Vol 8, pg 483. Nāgercoil is a city at the southernmost tip of India whose name means “snake temple”, deriving from “Nagaraja”, which is Sanskrit for “king of snakes”.  Nagaraja is apparently a five-headed serpent deity.  Or possibly it’s … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf (city)

Düsseldorf (city). Article #5. Vol. 4, pg 299. Although I don’t speak German, it just seems like Düsseldorf is the funnest German city to say out loud.  (Didn’t Col. Klink talk about being from Düsseldorf)?  I also appreciate that I now know how … Continue reading

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