On Saturday afternoon, Tatiana, Celine and Helen enjoyed a guitar and ukulele lesson given by Costanza. New Portena is becoming a very musical house. The music group will continue in two weeks when the girls will learn new songs.
Did you know that “Thai” means free? It is appropriate, because Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized by a foreign power.
And did you know that It is the world’s most visited city, according to the Global Destinations Cities Index, ahead of London?. It will welcome 16 million international arrivals this year.
Did you know that Longbearbyen in Norway is also both the brightest and darkest place on the planet?
Here’s a look at one of its brighter day:
And did you know that Norway allows any student from anywhere in the world to study at their universities for free? (This allowance has no limits, either: undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D.s included.)
Did you know that Peru is one of the most diverse countries in the world? — And that’s a fact. Home to 84 out of the 117 ‘life zones’ existing on earth and 28 of the 32 different types of weather there is no better place to experience the wonders Mother Nature has thrown our way.
The city of Machu Picchu, one of the most famous landmarks in Peru, was voted in 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
And did you know that Lake Titicaca located along Peru’s border with Bolivia is the largest lake in South America? It is also the highest navigable lake in the world with a surface elevation of 3,812 meters.
Did you know that…
…English is the official language of Nigeria and is extensively used for education, business transactions and for official purposes? Despite being the first language, English is not spoken at all in some rural areas. Because the majority of the population of the country stays in rural areas, indigenous languages such as the Yoruba and Igbo are spoken by the majority. A derived language called the Nigerian Pidgin English, also called the ‘Pidgin’ or Broken English is also a popular lingua-franca in the country.
And did you know that the Niger Delta covers 20,000 km² within wetlands of 70,000 km² formed primarily by sediment deposition (which makes it the second largest delta on the planet), and has the highest concentration of monotypic (sole member of biological group) fish families in the world?
And did you know that in 2008, TripAdvisor named Milford Sound (pictured below) the world’s top travel destination?