Monthly Archives: February 2014

Waterfalls

WATERFALLS – SIZE BY FLOW RATE This is a list of waterfalls of the world by mean annual flow rate, height and width. This list excludes rapids, such as Inga Falls or Livingstone Falls, which have a greater flow rate. … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Cities

This is a controversial category as the boundaries of many cities are difficult to determine. There are actually seven different lists depending on how the area of the “city” is determined. Is it the formal municipal boundaries or the general … Continue reading

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World’s Tallest Buildings

*indicates buildings I have been in. 1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai*. 163 stories, 829.8m high Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m or 2,063 ft) Tallest structure ever built: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Warsaw … Continue reading

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Taiwan – The Trip

Taiwan Feb 26 – March 4 It was a nice 3 hour flight to Taiwan with great views of the entire island and its large central mountain range. After landing I caught the city bus 40km into Taipei (pop 2.6 … Continue reading

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Taiwan – Travel Facts

Capital Taipei Government Multiparty democratic republic with a popularly elected president and unicameral legislature Currency New Taiwan dollar (TWD) Area total: 35,980 km2 – water: 3,720 km2 – land: 32,260 km2 Population 23,354,061 (August 2013 est.) Language Mandarin Chinese (official), … Continue reading

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Sabah, Malaysia – The Trip

Sabah, Malaysia – Feb 14 – 25 I caught the 6:30 AM bus from the bus depot in Brunei to the Serasa Ferry Terminal and then the ferry to Pulau Labuan, Sabah Malaysia at 8:45. It was then a few … Continue reading

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Sabah, Malaysia

Capital Kuala Lumpur Government Constitutional Monarchy Area total: 329,750 km2 – land: 328,550 km2, water: 1,200 km2 Population 28,334,135 (January 2010) Language Malay (official), English (official for some purposes), Chinese dialects. Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Thai; in addition, several … Continue reading

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Brunei – The Trip

Brunei Feb 12-15, 2014 After getting through immigration and collecting my bags, it was 1:45 AM. I was unable to reserve a room at either the only two ‘backpacker hostels’ in Bandar Seri Begawan (pop 100,000), there was no cheap … Continue reading

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Brunei – Travel Facts

The Sultanate of Brunei (Full name: Negara Brunei Darussalam) is a small but – thanks to natural gas and petroleum resources – very rich country located in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by Malaysia and has two parts physically separated … Continue reading

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