Thursday, 13 May 2010

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)

Rio de Janeiro is a city located in Brasil, it have a population of 11.400.000 inhabitants.Is the second city more populated in Brasil. It was the capital of Brasil from 1763 to 1822.

Things to see: Yoy can visit the famous Cristo Redentor that is located 709 metres above the sea level, and it has a total heigh of 38 metres. Other thing that you can visit is their great beaches like the beach of Ipanema or the beach of Copacabana.

Things to do: You can go to the carnavals of Rio de Janeiro, this carnavals are the most famous carnavals of the world, or to the big mountain Pan de Azúcar to climb, do hicking or jogging.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Light of September



My favourite book are:Luces the Septiembre:


This history deals of 3 children to they trying to solve the mysteries of the wife of the fabricant of toys.

Each solved a mystery that again puts them ahead,but the childrens solve the misteries.In the middle of the history one of the three children protagonist died and the two other children solve who kill.

Finaly solve all the misteries,discovered than the wife haved died and a curse have down to is husband and to the people love of the fabricant of toys.

The child with the pyjamas of parting




My favorite book is the child with the pyjamas of parting.




There was a family that moved to a other house out of the city becouse of the work of the father, near the house there was an concentration camp.


Bruno like to explore and he decided to find something in the fence of the concentration camp.


When he found the fence there was a boy called Shmuel and he makes friends.One day the father of Shmuel dissapear and Bruno decided to help Shmuel to found his father instead of found his father Bruno and Shmuel enter in a gas chamber.

LONDON

London is the capital of Eangland,is situated in the south of the United Kingdom in the banks of river Tamesis.Was fundated by the Romans during the year 43 with the name of Londinium, with the time it change it name into London. The people in London is very varied, it also have people people of differents cultures, religions, etc. The populatin is about 12 or 14 millions of inhabitants; they speak english is their native lenguage .River Tamesis divided London in two parts. It has a temperate marine climate in this city rains most of the days and this city dont have low or high temperatures.

THINGS TO SEE:

You can see the Buckingham Palace, the Big Beng, the Tower of London, the Hyde Park, London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral .


THINGS TO DO:

You can see a Chelsea match , you can go to Opera House , eat and visit Chinatown ,the shop Hamleys, go shopping to Harrods, visit the Natural Science museum or the British museum, the Notinhill, etc..

Quito

Quito:

History:

It is the capital city of Ecuador in northwestern South America. Ecuador is located in the north-central Guayllabamba in the watersheds, in the eastern slopes of the Pichincha [1], an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. With a population of 1,397,698 according to the latest census (2001), and, according to city estimates, about 1,504,991 in 2005, [2] Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the headquarters of the Metropolitan District of Quito. The county recorded a population of 1,842,201 inhabitants in the 2001 national census. In 2008 the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations [3].

The elevation of the city's main square (Plaza de la Independencia and Plaza Grande [4]) is 2.800 m (about 9186 feet), so Quito the second highest administrative capital city of the world (after La Paz, Bolivia), and the highest legal capital (ahead of Sucre, also in Bolivia, and Bogota, Colombia).

The central plaza of Quito is 25 km (15 miles) south of Ecuador, the city lies within about 1 km (0.6 miles) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of Ecuador is known locally as La Mitad del Mundo (Half of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word is Spanish for Ecuador Ecuador.

Quito, along with Krakow, was the first Cultural World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1978 [5].
Quito origins date back to the first millennium, when the Quito tribe occupied the area and eventually formed a commercial center. According to Juan de Velasco's 1767 book History of the Kingdom of Quito, the Quito were conquered by the Caras tribe, who founded the Kingdom of Quito about 980 CE.


Places to visit:

Because Quito is about 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) long and 5 km (3.1 miles) at its widest, most major city roads run from north to south. The two major highways that go from the northern part of the city to the south are the Eastern Avenue (Eastern Peripheral Corridor) in the hills bordering the east of the city, Western Avenue on the west side of town in the volcano Pichincha. August 10th Street is also extended from north to south through most of the city, running through the middle of it. Due to the hills and the curved shape of the city, a grid pattern is very difficult to understand. The historic city center is based on a grid pattern, despite the hills, the streets Venezuela, Chile, García Moreno, and Guayaquil are the most important.

Some of the most important avenues in Quito are:

Avenida Rio Amazonas
Avenida de la Prensa
December 6th Avenue
Shyris Avenue
Avenida Nations, United
August 10th Ave
Avenida Diego Vazquez
Avenida Eloy Alfaro
Avenue of the Republic
Avenida República del Salvador
Avenida de América
Avenida Patria
Avenida Francisco de Orellana
General Av Rumiñahui
Interoceanic Avenue
Avenida Gonzalez Suarez
Avenida Real Audiencia
Galo Plaza Avenue
Avenida El Inca
Napo Avenue
Avenida Vicente Maldonado
and some parks such as:

Metropolitan
La Carolina
El Ejido
The Alameda

Things to do:

you can go to see professional soccer teams train the teams are:

Deportivo Quito
El Nacional
Espoli
Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito
Catholic University
Equator Technological University
or you can also go to museums such as:

Tulipe Museum
Interactive Science Museum, MIC
Ecological and archaeological park Rumipamba

Monday, 10 May 2010

LAS VEGAS


Las Vegas is a city located in USA. Its a city in whic are located many casinos and places in wich you can play with money. In Las Vegas are more or less about 1.950.000 of people. This city was founded in the state of Nevada in the XX century.


You can visit some casinos like Casino Royal or many places in wich you can play or visit. You can visit Planet Hollywood, Tropicana, Treasure Island and many more. It is located in a deset zone wich mountains around them.


You can play in casinos, see many entertaiments and many more things very fun. You can spend many money and with good look you can won many more. You can visit mountains and the territory of Nevada.


Colombia






Colombia is a country located in the northwestern zone of south America organized constitutionally as an unitary decentralized republic his capital is bogota .Colombia is the only nation of south America that has coasts in the ocean Pacific-Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea in that it possesse diverse islands as San Andre´s archipelago and Decision.El pais newspaper is the fourth nation in territorial extension in south America and with about 45 million inhabitants the third one in population in latin America after Brazil and Mexico. Colombia is recognized worldwide by the production of soft coffe,flowers,esmeraldas,coal and oil his cultural diversity and for being the second one of the richest countries in biodiversity of the world .It is one of the principal economic centers of the quarter snd in 2009 the economy number 27 to planetary level.

Toronto

Toronto (Canada)

Toronto is a city located in Canada. It is the capital of Ontario and having around 2.500.200 inhabitants it's the most populated city in Canada. It is also the financial center of this country: Canada. Toronto's population is varied; there are people from a lot of counties.

Things to see:
You can visit the CN tower, that is very famous because of its height: 553 metres.
Toronto city hall, the city council's building, it's an arquitectonic attraction.
Toronto is also famous due to the number of buildings that passes the 12 plants: skyscrapers. It has 1,623!

Things to do:
In Toronto you can do a lot of things; from going shopping to watch a basketball match from the Toronto raptors, the most important basketball team from Canada.


Sunday, 9 May 2010

Moscow

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia, with a population of over 10,500,000 inhabitants. It is located by the Moskva river in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Historically, it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, Russian Empire, Tsardom of Russia.

Things to do:
You can visit in Moscow the Red Square-Art and History in the Tretiakov Gallery-Follow the Writers’ Trail-Tour the Parks... This are important things to do in Moscow.

Sports:
In Moscow are important sports teams like, football (Dynamo Moscu), ice hockey (HC CSKA Moscow), basketball (PBC CSKA Moscow), volleyball (VC CSKA Moscow) ,etc.


Thursday, 6 May 2010

New York


It is known as The city that never sleeps, The Big Apple or The Capital of the World.
It is located on the Northeastern United States and consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Statern Island. The city ´s population on 2008 was 8.3 million.
It is the most populous city in the United States and one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
New York was founded as trading post by the Dutch in 1624 and was called New Amsterdam until 1664 when the colony came under English control. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. As many as 800 lenguages are spoken in the city, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.


PLACES TO GO:

You can go to Manhattan ´s Central Park which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Veaux. Ellis Island, where the Statue of Liberty is located is a good election as well as the Empire State Building, Madame Tussaud´ s wax museum, Brooklyn Bridge, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, China Town, Little Italy, Rockerfeller Center, Soho, St. Patrik´ s Cathedral, Times Square, Tribeca,The MoMa



THINGS TO DO:

New York is a very big city with so many things to do, but probably the most popular activities are go shopping to the 5th avenue, have a walk in Central Park, go to China Town, go to the Apple Store, visit the MoMa or go to a Broadway show. A good idea is to go to watch one match on the Yankees Stadium. It is also famous for its parties, fashion shows and events like the New York Fashion week.
If you ever go to this amazing city you must try the famous cheese cakes and don´t forget to eat a fantastic NY hot dog!

And here I leave a song and its refrain about New York by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys called Empire State of Mind, hope you like it :)
"In New York, 
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, 
Theres nothing you can’t do,
 Now you’re in New York, 
these streets will make you feel brand new,
 the lights will inspire you,
 lets here it for New York, New York, New York "

TASCHEN's New York


This is my favourite book. It is a guide about New York best hotels, restaurants and shops. The book it is written by Daisann Mclane, but is about Angelica Taschen experiences in The Big Apple. Photographs are by Poul Ober.
It contains lots of cool hotels like The Pod Hotel; places to eat like the Waverly Inn and places for shopping like the Apple Store.
It also comes with a pocket-sized map of Manhattan which lists all the shops, restaurants and hotels in the book.
I´ve liked it so much because its very fun, useful and because it contains especial and unusual information about New York that you wouldn´t find in other books. I recommended it to everyone, but especially to people that love or want to go to New York.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Buenos Aires



Buenos Aires is located in south america,
Buenos aires is de capital of Argentina
is in de Atlantic ocean and banks of
the
Río de la Plata.In buenos Aires has over
3.000.000 of habitants actually.

History :
Buenos Aires were funded in 1536.
the original name of Buenos Aires
come of Nuestra Señora del Buen Ayre
Buenos aires has a lot of teathers is one
of the city which most teathers of the world.

You can go to:
In Buenos Aires you can play some sports like:
footbal,tennis,basketball....If you like to see
monuments or touristic things you can go to :
the historic city center,
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires,
Obelisco, to the stadium of Boca go to the
teathers, the place of mayo and more fovoulous
things to do

Brasilia



Brasilia is the capital of , the city is located in the Central-West region of the country, it has a population of 2.455.903 inhabitants. The construction of the city began in 1956 and in 1960 officially became the capital of Brazil . In 1987 Unesco declared the city Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Things to see:

We can see the Brasilia Art Museum which has an exhibition devoted to art, and the Museum of Central Bank Securites. In the northern sector is the main theater of the city, which is shaped like a pyramid and you can also visit some palaces like the Palace of the Alvorada and the Palace of the Planalto or some cathedrals like the Cathedral of Brasilia.

Things to do:

You can do a lot of things like play some sports like the football, wakeboard and windsurfing. And you can also go to parties and to large festivals celebrating to the Catholic Saints in July who are called juninas festas.



Washington DC


Washington DC (Washington District Columbia) is the capital of the United State of America.The city is located in the bank of the river Potomac and is surrond by the state of Virginia and Maryland.
More or less the population of Washington DC is about 607000 habitant.


PLACES TO SEE:

In Washington DC are a lot of interesting monument like Whitehouse,The Capitol,the monument to Washington that is a big obelisk made of marble her high is about 170 metres,and the monument to Linconl that is a big statue of Abraham Linconl made of marble.
The more importants museums of Washington are:
The nacional museum of air and space
The nacional museum of the history of United State.

nd espace. THINGS TO DO:

You can practise rugby the more important team is the Washington slayers,you can practise bascketball the more important team is the Washington wizard,you can practise football the more important team is the DC United,you can practise tennis one of the 4 more important tournament of tennis is located in Washington DC and called US open series.

If you want you can go to the Ancostia Park,and another important thing to do is that Theodore Roosevelt have a isle in his honor.

Cairo



HISTORY:
Is a capital of Egypt,have a population of 24.285.000 habitants.
Are the more big city of the Africa.Egyptians call it the mother of all cities.Is ubicate in the islands of the river Nilo.Is created in 116 A.C in this days call old Cairo.
The city has the nickname of "The city that never sleeps".

PLACES TO VISITED:
Haved many places to visited,for example:
The piramids of Giza(Jufu,Jafra,Menkaura);Mezquita-Madraza of Sultán Hasán;Dam of Asuan;Lighthouse of Alexandria;Cairo museum;The Temples of Luxor and Karnak;The Pyramids of Giza;Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,iver Nilo...

YOU CAN DO:
Do sports like futball.
Know the culture of Cairo,eat traditional food...
Do turisms to the ten wonders:Las piramides de Gizeh,Los templos de Luxor y Karnak,El Templo de Ramses II,El Museo de El Cairo,El Valle de los Reyes,El Templo de Horus,La Piramide Escalonada,Los Colosos de Memnon,El Templo de Isis.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Venice


Venice is a city that is a set of islands located on the northwest of Italy. The set of islands is composed by 211 islands that are joined each other by 455 bridges. You can get to Venecia from land passing through a bridge which is called, The Bridge of the Liberty. It has a population of 271.000 habitants.
In the past, Venice was inhabited by the Veneto village, but when the germans started to attack some cities of Italy in the V century, most of the people took refuge in this islands. Later, Venice took power over economy and expanded through Italy, growing its population.
Venice is famous all aver the world because of the way they use the move to one place to another, which is by gondolas. This are special boats that people in Venice use to sail in the channels. Venice has 150 channels that are borned form the Gran Channel which is a large avenue where a lot of embarcations take place, and it is the most important channel because it crosses the main island of Venice.

Places ti visit in Venice:

In Venice there are a lot of interesting places that you can visit like for example:
The Ducal Palace or the St. Mark’s Basilica. You can also visit the different bridges that unit the islands, some of them are: The Academy Bridge or The Constitution Bridge.
But if you want to visit more places, you can also visit the St. Mark’s Library , The Fenice Theatre or The Gran Channel which is 3.800 m. long.

Venice's situation:
This is city formed by various islands, and because of that it has a lot of problems because it suffers a lot of floods along the year. In fact, in autum and spring there are two inundations each day in which the St. Mark’s Square floods completely. Venice is sinking 1 cm per year.

Paris


*Paris


It is located in France.It is the capital and the largest city in France.The city of Paris did not change since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,203,817 ( this was the population in 2006), but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,769,433.This is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.


Paris was founded when Julio Cesar arrived to those lands. At first paris was called Lutecia. Napoleon III (1852-1870)transformed Paris into the actual Paris.


Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.


It is one of the most important cities of the world, and is one of the most popular tourist areas on the world.


The city has 360 sports installations, 172 tennis courts, 131 municipals gyms, 36 swimmingpools, 32 estadiums , 2 aquatic sports.Paris' most popular sport clubs are the football club Paris Saint-Germain FC, the basketball team Paris-Levallois Basket, and the rugby union club Stade Français.


The Eiffel Tower is a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris.The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.The tower stands 324 metres.


I think this City is very beautiful, I like it a lot, I think is a very interesting city, and if you haven´t visit it yet, I recommend you to visit.

Swizterland (Bern)

History

Bern is the capital of swizterland, located in the northeast of he country.
In the city, in the year 2004 the population is about 178.526 habitants and so far has been increasing.
The city is a fundation of the dukes of Zaringia, in 13th century.
The centr of the city was convered on a zone of trade. On 1798 the french invasion ended the bern hegemony (Supremacy wich a state exercises over others) .
In 1848 was designed the permanent capital of the swizterland estate.
Things to see:

In Bern there are a lot of thing to visit, someones are:



Bundeshaus: The palace of bern is the swizterland parliament. It has a beautiful tower that can be seen by the houses of the city. It is located in front of the Bärenplatz.










Zytgloggeturm: Is a big tower with a big clock. It was the entry of Bern until 13th century. Located on a good zone of trade.






Käfigturm: It is a prison tower, located next to the Zyglogeturm.





Things to do:
You can visit the city and see many beautiful and interesting things. Also you can take a boat trip.. or travel by tram to moves to different sites.

Antananarivo


Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar. It has a population of 1.403.449 inhabitants and it's the major city of the country. The city is placed in the center of Madagascar to approximately 145km from the oriental coast. The city was founded about the year 1625. in the year 1710 the king of the city divided it in four parts that him will give one of them to his sons after her death.

The walk Andohalo's neighborhood take to Rova;where you can see a set palaces, Tsimbazaza's
zoological garden;to begin in the flora and fauna. Also you have to see the Ethnological museum
and the Paleontological museum. Imerina's hills is agood beginnig to visit the island.

In Antananarivo we can do differents things, one of them is to go to his historical center, and to enjoy his colonial architecture. In the low part of city we can visit Lastelle's stairs, a stairs of stone that rises for Ambatonakanga's rock.
The most popular sport in the city is the football. The city has some football teams that played in the THB Champions League but the most importants are the AS Adema, the FC BVF, the BTM
Antananarivo, the Dinamo Fima, the DSA Antananarivo, COSFAP, the SOE Antananarivo, the USCA Foot, the USJF Ravinala, the US Fonctionnaires and the Ajesaia.

Tokyo


HISTORY

Tokyo is considered the capital and largest metropolitan area of Japan. It is located on the eastern side of the main island, Honshü, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.
Its population is about 12,989,000,000 people.
Tokyo was originally a small fishing village called Edo. In 1603, the town became the centre of his nationwide military goverment. Edo grew into one of the largest and most populated cities in the world by the 18th century. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo. Tokyo was already the nation's political and cultural centre and being the emperor's residence made it a facto imperial capital as well with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace. The City of Tokyo was established and continued to be the capital until it was abolished as a municipality in 1943. Central Tokyo has been designed since about 1900 to be centered major train stations in a high-density fashion.
Tokyo suffered two major catastrophes in the 20th century, but it recovered from both of them. One was the 1923 Great Kantö earthquake and the other was the World War II. The bombing of Tokyo in 1944 and 1945 was almost as devasting as the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The 1970s brought new high-rise development such as Sunshine 60, which made the population increase 11,000,000 people.
Tokyo's subway and computer network became one of the busiest in the world as more and more people moved to the area. In the 1980s real estate prices increased a lot during a real estate and debt bubble. The bubble burst in 1990s and many companies, banks, etc., were caught with mortage backed debts. A major recession followed, making the 1990s Japan's lost decade from which it is now slowly recovering.
Tokyo still sees new urban developments like the Ebisu Great Palace or Tennozu Isle.


PLACES YOU CAN VISIT

In Tokyo, you can visit many places like:

The National Science Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum, The Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-national park.
Tokyo's current urban landscape is one of the modern and contemporary architecture. Older buildings are scarce due to the two catastrophes mentioned before.


THINGS TO DO

Tokyo is home to two professional baseball clubs, the Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The Japan Sumo Association is also headquatered in Tokyo at the Ryögoku Kokugikan. Tokyo also has football teams like F.C. Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy 1969. In Tokyo, you can visit The Shinjuku, The Shibuya, The Yoyogi Park, The Meiji Jingu Park, The Haraj Uku, Ginza and other interesting places.

The Doomspell


The Doomspell is the first book of The Doomspell Trilogy. It was written by Cliff McNish. One Saturday, Rachel and Eric are removed to a cool planet called Ithrea through a hidden passage in Rachel's basement. There are a lot of children like Rachel and Eric that were removed from the Earth in this planet and were enslaved by an evil witch called Dragwena. But Rachel is a great rival for Dragwena because she finds out that she has magic powers. She can transform herself in anything she wants even a dust speck or she can fly on an owl's back. For the enslaved children, Rachel is the only person who is able to help them. If you like science-fiction, intrigue, and and magic powers this is the perfect book for you.

El Ultimo Trabajo Del Señor Luna


My favourite book is '' El Ultimo Trabajo Del Señor Luna'' by César Mallorquí

This book,is a book of adventures,it is about a professional assassin,that it is contracted by Coronado,a drug-trafficker to assessinate Flor Hunaco,a woman,that still Coronado's money,after the death of her husband .Luna pursue Flor Hunaco untill Madrid,at the end of the book Luna doesn't assassin Flor Hunaco,and they escape.

I recommend this book for teenagers between 12-15 years old