Around our home the earth

Ten days around our own planet to discover homes of other friends we haven't met


this is London( England's capital )

England has a famous building called the house of commons that is connected to big ben which is known to be 96 metres. 3 metres taller then the statue of liberty!!!In London there is a lot of things you can go on the London eye, you can go to Buckingham palace, saint James park, tower of London, saint Paul's, east end and many more but too many... In London the most used transport is the underground trains which are used from all around England!


Poland is a nice country as you can see it is peace full.

Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe and in Poland the name day is considered more important than the birthday! Amongst all the members of the European Union, the residents of Poland marry the youngest. Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature. 90% of the polish have at least completed secondary school. Marie Curie (born Maria Sklodowska ; 1867-1934), the first and only Nobel laureate in two different sciences and first female professor at the Sorbonne University. Polish born astronomer Nicolas Copernicus was the first person to propose that the earth was not the centre of the universe. Another Polish astronomer, Johannes Helvetius (1611-1687) published the earliest exact maps of the moon. Saint John’s Cupola is a popular holiday in which people jump over fires, a tradition that predates Christianity. In Wroclaw there is an annual city-wide medieval festival, including jousts, horse archery, medieval dances and other activities. Marzenna is a tradition where people weave straw dolls and decorate them with ribbons. These represent the end of winter, and the beginning of spring. When the snow starts to melt, they proclaim the beginning of spring and chuck the Marzennas into the river or stream, symbolically ‘killing’ the winter. During Wianki people go to the riverbanks and float wreaths with candles on them on the water. If it floats to a woman on the other side, she’ll find love. If it circles three times, she’ll be unlucky with her love life. Natural resources include: coal, sulphur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt, amber, arable land. Przystanek Woodstock is the biggest open-air festival in Europe–an annual free rock music festival in Poland, inspired by and named for the Woodstock Festival. Pizza in Poland does not contain tomato sauce. The waiters bring sauce to the table in a pitcher, and you pour it on top. Sometimes the sauce is just ketchup. There is a Pope channel on TV.


turkey is a nice place to eat turkey and get a suntan

The official name of Turkey is the Republic of Turkey.  There are eight countries that share a border with Turkey including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Bulgaria, Greece, and Georgia. Just over 80 million people live in Turkey (80,694,485) as of July 2013. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is the third most populous urban area in Europe. But it is not the capital, Ankara is in fact the capital of Turkey. The highest point in Turkey is Mount Ararat 5137 m (16,854 feet). Modern day Turkey was formed in 1923 following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The most famous of Turks is Mustafa Kemal who was adorned with the title 'Ataturk' or 'Father of the Turks' after his contributions to the country's independence. Turkey's warm climate is good for growing crops. Livestock and forestry are also important industries. Turkey has a strong manufacturing sector, it makes and exports cars, planes, electronics, clothing and textiles. The currency used in the country is called the Turkish Lira. Many famous ethnic foods come from Turkey such as manti, kebab, Lokum (Turkish delight), baklava, kadayif and more. The ancient city of Troy was located in modern day Turkey.The most popular sport in Turkey is football (soccer), the Turkish national team came third in the 2002 World Cup Finals. Basketball and volleyball are also popular sports in Turkey. Because of its location on top of a number plate boundaries Turkey is prone to earthquakes especially in the north of the country. Turkey is a popular tourist destination and home to over ten World Heritage Sites.


this is a water park in Spain.

The Spanish name for Spain is España. The Spanish language is spoken in many areas of the world due to the early influence of the Spanish Empire. Spain is located in Europe. It is a developed country with a high quality of life. The largest city and capital of Spain is Madrid. The second largest city is Barcelona, which is located in Catalonia. The population of Spain in 2012 was around 47 million. The currency used in Spain is the Euro. In Spain they drive on the right-hand side of the road. It is believed that modern humans first arrived in Spain around 32000 years ago. Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Spain (3718 m, 12198 ft) and an active volcano. The Pyrenees is a mountain range that divides Spain and France. Spain includes a number of islands including Mallorca, Tenerife, Ibiza and Gran Canaria. Many can be found in the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. The Spanish tourism industry is one of the largest in the world, bringing in billions of Euros into the Spanish economy. Spain produces a large amount of renewable energy, including wind power and solar power. Spain has a variety of foods and unique dishes such as paella (a type of rice dish) and tapas (a range of small snacks or appetizers). Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Spain. The 1992 Summer Olympic Games were held in Barcelona. This is an amazing place to have fun and go on holiday!


Saint basils cathedral is one of Russia's most famous landmarks!

Russia is the largest country in the world it is twice the size of the second largest country which is Canada.It spans 11 time zones.  When traveling in Russia, you should know that it is important to know at least a little Russian, as that is the official language of the country. It would be useful to know some of the common courtesy phrases, and things like that. In the business centre's and for many young people, English is sometimes spoken enough for understanding, but do not expect to be able to get by without learning any Russian.

In order to get into the country, you will need to get a Visa except for citizens of very few countries, like those on the Western boarder of the country. You also need an “invitation” or to show that you have booked and paid for your sleeping accommodations beforehand. You should keep your tourist Visa and passport with you at all times. This is due to the ID checks commonly done in major cities by police officials, who can keep you up to three hours for identification authentications. You will probably arrive by plane and while in the country, might use smaller airlines to travel around. You will find that Russia has an extensive railway network that expands across the country. It is usually reliable, and reached almost all cities and towns. It is pretty comfortable and generally safe. In order to pay for your expenses while in Russia, you will have to use Rubles, they are the official currency of the country, and is generally the only tender accepted.


Perhaps the most ancient dessert known to the Slavs. During the 9th to 10th centuries, kissels are prepared from oats by carefully baking them over time, just so the natural malts are released for a strong sweet taste. The dessert is then sweetened further by the addition of honey.


This is the great wall of china...

The great wall of china is known to be the longest and tallest wall in history! It is also the biggest ancient architecture! Contrary to common belief, the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space without aid. As early as the Qin Dynasty (221-207BC) when building the Great Wall, glutinous rice flour was used in making the binding material to bind the bricks. The labour force to build the Great Wall includes soldiers, forcibly recruited peasants, convicts and war prisoners. Although the official number of the length of the Great Wall is 8851.8 kilometres (5500 miles), the length of all the Great Wall built over thousands of years is estimated at 21,196.18 kilometres (13,170 miles). The circumference of the Equator is 40,075 kilometres (24,901 miles). There is a popular legend about Meng Jiangnv whose husband died building the wall. Her weeping was so bitter that a section of the wall collapsed, revealing her husband's bones so she could bury them. Gubeikou section of the Great Wall, with bullet holes still can be seen in the wall, was the venue where the last battle fought at the Great Wall. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), many bricks of the Great Wall were taken away to use in building homes, farms or reservoirs. The north western sections (e.g. in Gansu and Ningxia provinces) of the Great Wall are likely to disappear in 20 years, due to demolishment by nature and human. Jiankou section of the Great Wall, known for being steep and winding, enjoys the most frequent appearance on picture books and post cards of the Great Wall. The most famous section of the Great Wall-Badaling, had been visited by over 300 heads of state and VIPs from around the world, the first of which was Soviet statesman Klim Voroshilov in 1957.

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