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cwieq
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13 Feb 2018 12:28

PirriAND wrote:
13 Feb 2018 11:23
^ I bet that little kids like to explore those tunnels and play there.
I don't think kids would want to play in the dark and cold, knowing it's underground, but you never know :). Nowadays, there's not much left from those unofficial entries (houses demolished, entrances closed down with concrete slabs, etc due to safety regulations). In 1920s these entries were used to dig chalk and trade it, hence it's called 'the labyrinth' :) There's a documented story, that in 1940s whole old town main carriage collapsed over 10meters down once a heavy army truck passed over it. There are quite few stories told by elderly, that many people gone missing due to home-made tunnel entries hence local government banned making them (huge fines that made chalk trade unprofitable). There is 1 official entry, where visitors can book a tour with a guide, with special branch that ends up in a restaurant :). There is a plan to open up a new (old but not used for ages) entrance in different place, just to get the tour more interesting and probably longer.

Also, some historical sources say that these tunnels can go as far as to Zamość (City in ProMods), and Stołpie (ca. 8-10km from Chełm, where mysterious 13th century tower is located and believed to be connected to the city via those tunnels).

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PirriAND
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Location: ANDORRA

17 Feb 2018 12:25

The most followed football club in Andorra:

1. FC Barcelona [ESP]
2. Benfica [POR]
3. Sporting Club [POR]
4. Real Madrid [ESP]
5. Olympique Marseille [FRA]
6. Futbol Club Santa Coloma [AND]

The most followed National Football teams in Andorra:

1. Spain
2. Portugal
3. France
4. Andorra
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Tanksome
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Location: Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA

17 Feb 2018 14:30

So the Andorra clubs watched less then the other or.....

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Vlax
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Location: Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

19 Feb 2018 02:00

Hello guys a great topic really :) My name is Vlado, i'm a native of Sveti Stefan which is located in Budva municipality in Montenegro. Here are some facts about my country.

1. The name Montenegro means Black Mountain as this is the name of my country, transliterated in Serbo/Croatian/Montenegrin as Crna Gora. We got our name from the dark forests which cover almost 90% of our territory.
2. We have more than 170 very very cool beaches [its a bit too much for a small country, with a relatively short coastline]
3. The legendary English romantic poet Lord Byron once described the country this way: ‘At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast’. This is a testament to the country’s striking beauty, which is no doubt one of the primary reasons why it attracts millions of visitors.
4. Podgorica is the capital and the largest city, and well the most boring city in Europe, by far :D
5. About 63% of our territory is 1000m above the sea level
6. The monastery of Ostrog, located above the Bjelopavlic valley, is one of the most visited shrines in the Christian world. It is carved in rocks and was founded in the 17th century by Saint Basil.
7. The country was feature in the movie "Casino Royale" in 2006 starring Daniel Craig as James Bond
8. The country was the first in the world to have a national printing house.
9. As a national currency we use the Euro. We adopted in back in 2002 when Germany, France and few other EU members adopted it. We don't mint, issue, or print the Euro but we do import it from the countries of Eurozone.
10. The Boka bay is the southernmost fjord in the world.
11. Canyon of the river Tara (82 kilometre long) is the deepest canyon in Europe with it’s 1300 meters.
12. In the village of Mitrovica in Bar municipality there stands the worlds oldest olive tree. It is more than 2.000 years old....

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20 Feb 2018 06:29

I'm from Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia with about 4.7 million people. It's been voted as the world's most liveable city for 7 years in a row. :) Some cool facts include:
- Melbourne is a whopping 9,992km2 in size
- Melbourne has the longest tram system in the world at about 250km
- The world's first feature film was filmed and made in Melbourne in 1906
- Melbourne became the first host of the Olympic Games outside of Europe and North America in 1956
- The person who founded Melbourne is called John Batman :P
- 38% of the population was born overseas as of 2013
- Melbourne is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with large populations of Italian, Greek, Maltese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese people especially. All of my grandparents migrated from Italy in the 1950's :)
- Leading on from the last point, English is the official language, but over 100 other languages are spoken around the city
- Between 1901 and 1927 Melbourne was the capital of Australia until Sydney had a bit of a sook :lol: Jokes aside, there were large debates about which city should be the capital, so they built a new one inbetween
- The hottest temperature recorded in Melbourne was 46.4 degrees Celcius in 2009
- Melbourne has the highest number of cafes and restaurants per number of people than any other city in the world

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And why not throw in a cool freeway junction :lol:
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PirriAND
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20 Feb 2018 20:05

Tanksome wrote:
17 Feb 2018 14:30
So the Andorra clubs watched less then the other or.....
That's because our league would not be considered professional football in many European countries.
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Tanksome
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20 Feb 2018 22:30

Ahhh..... Ok

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28 Feb 2018 16:41

Hi RealDeal,

I was vacationing in Australia/New Zealand about 10 years ago. Went to Sydney, Brisbane, Fraser Island, surrounding areas. One of my most favorite trips, beautiful countries! Didn't make it to Melbourne, unfortunately. Based on your photos, I wish I had! :)

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28 Feb 2018 20:09

Have you ever had snow in Melbourne? :) I reckon the weather would have to be very very extraordinary for that to happen, am I right? But you know..over here in Europe even Rome just recently experienced snow..
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28 Feb 2018 21:43

Pfc. Leyden wrote:
28 Feb 2018 20:09
Have you ever had snow in Melbourne? :) I reckon the weather would have to be very very extraordinary for that to happen, am I right? But you know..over here in Europe even Rome just recently experienced snow..
I hear even Jerusalem had snow a few years back, it just takes the right mix of weather patterns to make snow happen anywhere in the globe
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