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Destination in Focus – Istanbul

Istanbul is located on both sides of the Bosporus. With a sky full of domes and minarets, Istanbul is one of the truly romantic cities. Its history goes back to the past, from Byzantium and its leading position in the Ottoman Empire to today, when it is the largest city in Turkey and its cultural center. In this huge city, you can stroll through the same streets where the sultans walked, admire the mosques, look into the Sultan’s harem or shop at the Grand Bazaar.

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Destination in Focus – Sofia

Sofia is one of the oldest European capitals. The history of Sofia can be traced back to Neolithic times. In the 7th century BC, the Serdi came to the edge of the Vitosha Mountains in the west of present-day Bulgaria. They settled here and founded Serdika. For almost 400 years the Thracians determined the history of the Balkans, then the Romans came, conquered Thrace and developed the city into a Roman provincial capital. The Roman and Thracian traces have buried under modern buildings, e.g. the old town hall is located under the Sheraton Hotel, under the National Historical Museum, there are remains of an early Christian basilica. The usual Roman thermal baths can be visited under the Rila Hotel.

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Destination in Focus – Shenzhen

The Destination in Focus this week is Shenzhen. Shenzhen is a city in South China, located in the Pearl River Delta, in Guangdong province. It has a population of about 23,3 million inhabitants (2018) and an area of 2 050 km². Located north of Hong Kong, it has the second largest container port in China after Shanghai.

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Destination in Focus – Sapporo

Probably best known for its eponymous beer, skiing and annual Sapporo Snow Festival featuring ice sculptures, Sapporo boasts rich human resources, a high educational standard, and low office rental costs.

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Destination in Focus – Tallinn

Estonia has been called the “most advanced digital society in the world”. The country established e-Governance as early as 1997, allowing citizens to access many public services online, and in 2000 the country declared access to the Internet a basic human right. In 2001 it created the Digital Identity Card, which allows all citizens to access everything from transportation to their medical records. And in 2005, Estonia became the first country in the world to allow citizens to vote online.

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Le Grand-Saconnex – Aryxe Destination in Focus

Der dieswöchige Zielort von Aryxe im Fokus ist Le Grand-Saconnex, eine schweizerische Gemeinde am Stadtrand von Genf.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Aryxe Destination in Focus

Plovdiv, situated in south-central Bulgaria is an important cultural, economic and transportation center for the Balkan Peninsula.....

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Daejeon, South Korea – Aryxe Destination in Focus

The Destination in Focus today is Daejeon in South Korea. Daejeon is the 5th largest city in South Korea, with a population of approximately 1.5 million. Located in the central region of South Korea, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major transport routes.

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Almaty – Aryxe Destination in Focus

The Destination in Focus today is Almaty in  Kazakhstan. Almaty is the largest city in the country with a population of 1.7 million making it a major trading and cultural centre in the region of Central Asia. A lot of businesses in the service industry, as well as big media companies, are situated in the city.