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JAVIER – San Francisco de Javier – 1506-2006
Born in Javier, Kingdom of Navarre (in present day Spain), he was a companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris, in 1534. He led an extensive mission into [...]

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KOCĒNU – Kocēnu Novands – Mazulītis
Kocēnu Municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Bērzaine Parish, Dikļi Parish, Kocēni Parish, Vaidava Parish and Zilākalns Parish; the administrative centre being Kocēni. Until 28 Januar [...]

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ARNHEM – Koninklijke Burgers’ Zoo – Butterfly
Hundreds of butterflies are flying in the Mangrove, Burgers Zoo Arnhem. There are over 18 different species in total. Most butterfly species of the Mangrove mainly show their striking colors when they fly around. At rest, when they eat fruit o [...]

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TBILISI – Sameba Cathedral – Holy Trinity
The walls of Sameba Cathedral are decorated with numerous icons, some of which were painted by Patriarch Catholicos Ilya II himself, who, by the way, consecrated the Cathedral. Ilya II is the author of up to 20 paintings and icons, which are v [...]

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ALLEX – DRÔME – Aquarium des Tropiques – Discus
The Aquarium des Tropiques presents several hundred species of freshwater tropical fish with shimmering colors and amazing behaviors, divided into 27 aquariums up to 50,000 liters. The Tropical Aquarium in Allex, in the Drôme Valley, invites y [...]

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BRUGGE – Minnewater
Tucked away at the southern end of Bruges is the beautiful area known as "Minnewater". The centre piece is the "Lake of Love" and" Lovers bridge" . It’s a great place to be with someone you love! A very tranquil location within the confines of [...]