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The solar cities

All winter I dream of warmth and summer. At the time of the winter-spring Blues almost all of us imagine myself in a warm country, where all year round the sun is shining and the sky is always blue. Where there are such places? Today we will visit the most Sunny cities in the world.

Contrary to popular belief, these places are not only on the equator in Africa, they are on all continents. But, before proceeding to their review, it should be noted that there are two methods of counting the number of Sunny days per year.

The first percentage. Scientists have calculated the maximum number of daytime hours when the sun can illuminate a particular area. This figure is 4456 hours per year. Accordingly, subtracting from this figure the number of cloudy hours, we get the exact number of solar. For example, if in a particular city, the sun shines 2228 hours per year, the percentage of his “sunshine” is 50%.

The second method is less accurate, it is measured by the number of days in a year, which was mainly Sunny and not cloudy. The concept is quite vague, as you know…

Given the existence of two methods, as well as the ever-changing climate, it is not surprising that the most Sunny cities in the world constantly change places in the rankings. Continue reading

Christmas in Germany

Contrary to popular perception about the Germans-the workaholics, ready for a year of work, breaks his back, in Germany quite a lot of public holidays marked in work calendars in red rest. Most certainly religious, but many are quite secular – from Mayday to established not so long ago, the day of unification of the country. However, the main and most beloved is undoubtedly Weinacht, Holy Evening, and Russian Christmas.

Thorough the Germans are preparing for it long and carefully, not less than one month. For four Sundays before Holy Night about the upcoming holiday recalls everyone: is celebrated the first Sunday of advent.

In many German homes on this day, lit the first of four candles on the prepared gaily decorated wreath. Closest friends sit at a festive table, to taste the pride of the hostess – Stollen is a yeast cake with fragrant spices, raisins, candied fruit and other Goodies.

December in Germany is a month of purchases. Eager, hurrying, Laden with bags crowd the morning fills the giant Department stores and small souvenir stores. Everyone knows that after the New year to start the sale, all dramatically cheaper, but spoon the road for dinner and a gift for the holiday.

Statistics say that for this month the Germans despise almost more money than the rest Continue reading

The Golden gate of Colombia

Barranquilla ( Spanish Barranquilla ), the local name of Curramba-La-Lingerie — the largest industrial and industrial center of Colombia. one of the main ports of the Caribbean, the capital of the Department of atlántico  a municipality located in the Northwest of the country, 80 km East of Cartagena. Cartagena). Lying 13 km up from the mouth of the Magdalena river (Spanish Rio Madalena), which flows into the Caribbean sea. the city is a sea and river port.

Barranquilla became the first port in the country, resulting in the nickname of the “Colombian Golden gate” (Spanish La Puerta de Oro de Colombia).

With a population of 1.88 million people, the city is the 4th largest in the country (after Bogota. Medellin and Cali ). The city is reputed to be the cradle of Colombian aviation (in Barranquilla was constructed first on the South American continent airport) and colorful Colombian Carnival. It is from here that the famous Colombian coffee is exported by sea anywhere in the world. In addition to coffee, the main products of exports are cement, chemicals and textile industries.

To date, there is no exact information about the date of Foundation of Barranquilla, but the first mention of the city dates back to 1620 year, as a small trading Continue reading

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