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My 4 years trip around the world ,part 22 Kaushiung Taiwan

Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s second largest city and its largest port. Although the ranking has declined steadily over the last few years, Kaohsiung is still the world’s sixth largest cargo-container seaport. The city has high concentrations of heavy industry, including steel production, shipbuilding, and other exports that have led to Kaohsiung’s relatively high levels of air pollution (though the situation has improved substantially in recent years). Unlike Taipei, Kaohsiung is a planned city with wide streets and slightly less traffic congestion than the capital. In recent years the city has made great strides in transforming itself from a primarily industrial city into a modern Asian metropolis, and several areas of the city, such as along the banks of the Love River ,have benefited from major beautification projects under the tenure of former mayor Frank Hsieh. The city is often known as Taiwan’s “Harbor Capital” because of its close connection and heavy reliance on the ocean and maritime transportation.

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My 4 years trip around the world ,part 20 .Port Blair and Andaman Islands

Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. Located at 11° 40′ N and 92° 46′ E, Port Blair is the municipal council in the southern part of Andaman, a part of India’s Union Territory.
Port Blair is mainly famous for the Cellular Jail. Being located on the coastal line of Bay of Bengal, the town has got palm-lined beaches with spectacular view of marine life and rare corals. A drive on the bumping roads amidst the lush green forests will make you fall for the place.

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Andaman Islands, island group, Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory, India, lying in the Indian Ocean about 850 miles (1,370 km) east of the Indian subcontinent. The Andamans have an area of 2,474 square miles (6,408 square km). They are one of the two major groups of islands in the union territory, the other being the Nicobar Islands to the south; together they constitute an archipelago that forms the boundary between the southeastern Bay of Bengal (west) and the Andaman Sea (east). The Andamans extend north-south for about 225 miles (360 km) and include more than 300 islands, some two dozen of them inhabited. The three major islands are North Andaman, Middle Andaman, and South Andaman—closely positioned and collectively known as Great Andaman. Also prominent is Little Andaman, to the south. Of the still-extant original inhabitants—including the Sentinalese, the Jarawa, the Onge, and a group of peoples collectively known as the Great Andamese—only the first three retain a traditional hunting-and-gathering way of life. The Andamans, situated on the ancient trade route between India and Myanmar (Burma), were visited by Lieut. Archibald Blair of the Bombay Marine (the East India Company’s navy) in 1789. The first European settlement on the islands was at Port Blair, situated along the eastern coast of South Andaman. It is now the union territory capital.

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La Braye – Recreation and Adventure in Pays d’Enhaut Château-d’Oex

From Dorf Château-d’Oex (Château-d’Oex Village) the aerial cable car glides over the Saane Valley. A chair lift then takes you to the foot of Rochers du Midi. The gentle landscape of Pays d’Enhaut as well as attractive packages make La Braye a family-friendly excursion destination.
The mountain became famous due to the treasure hunt that followed in the footsteps of the adventurer Mike Horn. The Ant Trail gives insights into the fascinating world of the little six-legged insects. A visit to a farm acquaints visitors with donkeys, cows, chickens and ducks.

A 248-meter Tyrolienne near the valley station located at 1625 meters offers adventurers an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for more adventure, test the downhill scooters (Trottinherbe) on an exciting descent into the valley, or ride a mountain bike and retrace the tracks of the Mountainbike World Cup.

In winter Château-d’Oex / La Braye is a family-friendly, small snow sports area near Gstaad. Children up to age 9 ski for free everywhere in the Vaudois Alps.

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