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Moldova is a state located in southern Europe, between Romania (west) and Ukraine (east).

Border with
Romania is almost entirely River Prut and Danube short distance. Republic of Moldova has access to the Danube on a stretch of 1500 m at its southern extreme (Giurgiulesti). Republic of Moldova under Russian occupation during 1812-1918 and on March 27, 1918 was united with Romania. Between 1940-1941 and 1944-1991 was again occupied and incorporated into the USSR. With the Soviet Union, Moldova became an independent state member of the UN. Republic of Moldova and currently covers a territory on the left bank (Transnistria), mostly inhabited by Moldovans (40% according to the census of 1989 and 31.9% after the one in 2004), and in relatively equal proportions of Russians and Ukrainians. It is a remnant of the Moldavian ASSR in the interwar period. In 1990, when the conflict in Transnistria, Chisinau authorities lost control of the region, which declared independence as the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. History In ancient times, the territory was inhabited by Dacian Moldova. Situated on a strategic route between Asia and Europe, Moldova was invaded by various peoples throughout history, among them residents Kievan Rus and the Mongols. In the Middle Ages future Bessarabia province (which included current southern Bessarabia originally known as Bugeac), then part of the Prut and Dniester Moldovan and Herta) was the eastern part of Moldavia. In the sixteenth century, the Principality of Moldavia came under Ottoman suzerainty. Subsequently, the Treaty of Bucharest of 1812, Bessarabia became part of the Russian Empire. The Treaty of Paris in 1856, to remove Russia from the mouth of the Danube, the major European powers have repaid southern Bessarabia to Moldavia only three counties: Cahul Bolgrad and Ismail. On 24 January 1859, they founded the Romanian national state, the unification of Moldova with Romanian Land sole reign of Alexandru Ioan Cuza. The new state included the southern Bessarabia. The Treaty of Berlin (1878), the Great Powers forced Romania to cede southern Bessarabia to Russia in exchange Dobrogea and recognition de jure independence of Romania from the Ottoman Empire. This has deepened Romanian resentment against Russia. In January 1918, after the Russian Revolution, Bessarabia proclaimed independence on 9 April and united with the Kingdom of Romania. Subsequently, in June 1940, in the context Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the USSR was forced Romania to yield Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina. 2 august 1940 Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic was established, which included most of the historic province of Bessarabia and Transnistria a territory. On 27 august 1991 during the process of decomposition of the USSR, Moldova declared its independence, becoming a UN member state. Geography Western border of Moldova is formed by the Prut River, which flows into the Danube before making contact with the Black Sea. In the north-east, the Dniester is the most important river, which crosses the country from north to south. While the northern part is hilly, the highest peaks do not exceed 430 m (the highest point of the hill Balanesti). Moldova has a temperate continental climate with warm summers and mild winters. Rainfall varies from 400 to 600 mm per year, the lowest being in the Lower Dniester and the highest central hills and higher areas of the Northwest. Moldova is frequently affected by droughts and suffer from limited water resources. Main cities are the capital Chiinu, Tiraspol, Balti (in the north) and Bender (in the east). Demography Decline in Moldova has an average annual rate of 0.5% in the period between the two censuses of 1989 and 2004, Moldova's population declined by 350,000 people, including those declared as gone abroad more than 1 year. Thus, the average annual population decline of 0.5%. On 1 January 2007 the number of population of the country was 3.95 million people. Female population continues to be prevalent (51.9% of total population in 2004 and 52.3% in 1989). Number of women registered at the last census was 1755643 persons, exceeding by 128 000 the number of men. Thus, female 1,000 people came back 927 males, compared to 912 in 1989. Despite the fact that fewer female population during this period was higher than that of the male population, gender digital divide is preserved. Women are more numerous after the age of 30 years. In the total population, the share of persons under age 15 years was 21%, decreasing by 8.6 percentage points compared to 1989. Working age population (men 16-61 years, women 16 to 56 years) had a 63.9% share of the total population of the country, increasing by 8.8 percentage points compared to 1989. This increase was due to the completion of this population of people born in the eighties, characterized by a high birth rate and increasing the retirement age by two years both for women and for men. In Moldova is obvious demographic aging increased, primarily by reducing the number of young people aged under 15 and, simultaneously, by increasing elderly population (60 years and over). In 1989 these populations accounted for 29.6% and 12.6% respectively of the total population, and in 2004 - 21.0% and 14.3%. At the 2004 census there were 97 people aged over 100 years, 85 of which were women, and 79 people lived in the countryside.

Chisinau,
Chisinau, capital of Moldova, the main political centruladministrativ and the Prut and Dniester, also concentrating resources most important economic, scientific, cultural and tourist. Is recorded in historical documents on 17 July 1436. The last census shows that it has a population of 750 thousand inhabitants. Patron city is celebrated on 14 October and coincides with that of Iasi, where Pious Saint Paraskeva honest. The most important museums: the National Museum of History, Archaeology Museum, the Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Museum of Fine Arts. Other tourist attractions: the National Palace, the National Theatre "Mihai Eminescu" Theater "Star" Theatre of Opera and Ballet Theatre "Fireflies" Organ Hall, National Library, Railway Station. Deserve to know: Archaeological Museum has nearly 1 million pieces, representing the Paleolithic period, Mesolithic, and period brass and stone, bronze, iron in the space between the Prut and Dniester. Collection is particularly rich on Cucuteni Culture, Tripoli. Ethnography and Natural History Museum is the oldest museum in Moldova, founded in 1889. The museum building is distinguished by Oriental architectural style and was built in the last years of Tsarist rule in Bessarabia (1905). Throughout its history the museum was concerned with the study of nature and culture Bessarabia, calling themselves the National Museum of Natural History, Regional Museum of Bessarabia, Republican Museum of Regional Studies Natal. It features a collection of tens of thousands of pieces, including a skeleton Dinoterium whole Gigantisimus, famous archaeological treasures, Bessarabian rugs century. XIX etc. National Museum of History has in its collections exhibits 263 000, of which over 165 thousand original pieces of national heritage. The museum was inaugurated in 1987 in the restored building of the former Regional High School. It is located in the center of Chisinau. In front stands the monument "Latin wolf" with Romulus and Remus - an exact copy of the one in Rome. The museum is divided into exhibition halls of Archaeology and Ancient History, Medieval History, History of Bessarabia, Contemporary History, Treasures. The museum has five branches: Exhibition of Military Equipment, ciusev memorial house (in Chisinau ), Memorial House "C.Stamati" (Ocnita) mansion Lazo (Stone) House and Museum "Charles XII" (Varna).

Underground wine town of Cricova


Wines "Cricova" is an analog, smaller size, the Milesti Small and was in the Soviet Moldova MSSR real fame throughout the former USSR. Cricova was famous in the party elite in Moscow and elsewhere, the vintage wines of exceptional quality kept here, but also for its vast underground galleries, with a length of over 60 km. Party in Chisinau Protocol provide that all official delegations to end banquet program and tasting rooms here. Located a few kilometers north of the capital, Cricova is a real underground city with streets and avenues bearing the names of wines: Cabernet, Pinot, Feteasca, Aligote ... Its deposits contain about 30 million liters of red and white wines of high quality, including 15 brands of sparkling wines. Vinoteca has over a million bottles of different wines. Here we retain heritage collection Moldovan wine consisting of French, Italian, Spanish. The oldest are from 1902. Note: The combination of Cricova produce classic French Champagne method of fermentation with maturity of up to three years. Awards: over 60 gold and silver medals at international exhibitions and competitions. Since 1966 Factory is a member of the European Trade Leaders Club, which awarded him first prize in the business and Golden Star Quality.

Complex "Orhei"
Orhei is an open air museum and is, by its exceptional value, a true gem of National Heritage of the Republic of Moldova. Currently, UNESCO will review the Orhei be taken under protection. It is found in a rocky gorge, over 200 m deep, Raut river, at a distance of 60 km from Chisinau. Contains traces of different civilizations: the caves of stone is certified the first human settlement dating back several hundred thousand years, the V-III centuries p.Hr. there was a strong Dacian fortification. Among the ruins of ancient fortification was found Dacian sanctuary. On another side of the canyon are the ruins "New Town" of the Golden Horde, called Sheihr-of Gedid (XIII-XIV), considered by scholars as one of the capitals Tatars during their expansion into Europe. After the recapture of these places Moldovan soldiers, there is a strong fortress built of stone (XV), Orhei. Its ruins are still visible today. Also from this period preserved and operated cave Orthodox monastery "Assumption", the previous century. XII. It is currently nunnery. At mid-century. XVII Orhei of Vasile Lupu command is displaced by 18 km to the north, into the keys Raut. Other area attractions built: museum "farmyard" (XIX century), Landscape Reserve "Trebujeni".

The largest cave monastery, pova

The biggest Orthodox cave monastery in Moldova is at pova, which is carved into the rocky bank of the Dniester. Situated about 100 km north of Chisinau, this is a strong attraction for local and foreign tourists because it is unique not only for Moldova, but also for Europe. It is considered that rock is very old hermitage. Some cells were dug into the steep cliffs of the Nistru at least the XIV-XII. Since 1776, the monastery extends south. Inestimable value is given by the church of the monastery cave, divided into large, separated by massive stone columns. During the Soviet occupation the monastery was closed, the monks - banished, and the Church and cells - devastated. It reopened in 1994. A local legend says that this monastery Prince Stephen the Great was married to his wife Maria Voichia. According to another, here and spent the last years mythological poet Orpheus, who would be buried in the recess of a waterfall.

Soroca fortress
Soroca fortress is at the center of the fortress, the river Dniester. In medieval castle Soroca was part of a vast Moldovan defensive system, which included fortresses on the Nistru 4, 2 and 3 cities on the Danube in northern cities. Soroca fortress was built to pass over the river, on the site of ancient fortifications. In 1499, the order of Stefan cel Mare, a city is exalted ranks square wooden Olihonia Genoese fortress (Alciona). Between 1543-1546, during the reign of Petru Rares, the city is rebuilt in stone foundation, as we see it today - round, with a diameter of 37.5 m and five bastions. Fortress is unique among the samples of military architecture in Europe. Soroca city is known as the place where they met Moldovan armies led by Prince Dimitrie Cantemir and led by Peter the Russian army during the Prut campaign of 1711.

Royal forest
Scientific reserve "Royal Forest" appeared on the map of Moldova in 1993 and has the largest area (6032 ha) of all state protected areas. Is a true national treasure with a rich biodiversity, has a "Country of herons' first bison reserve in Moldova and one of the oldest and valuable floodplain forests in Europe. Reserve "Royal Forest" is in the Middle Prut basin and extends over a length of 40 km, from "The Hundred Knolls" to Pruteni village.

Cave "Emil Racovita"


Gypsum cave "Emil Racovita" next Criva Briceni border with Ukraine, is a true wonder of nature and a huge complex of underground galleries very little known and studied. After long galleries mapped - 89,000 m - cave "Emil Racovita" 3rd place between the gypsum caves in Europe and 6th in the world. Is taken under state protection. The cave was discovered in 1959 after an explosion at Criva gypsum quarry.

Christmas

Christmas began to be celebrated in England in 596 AD with the arrival of St. Augustine on its land, accompanied by monks in order Christianization of Anglo. The custom of decorating homes with evergreens (evergreen) plants that remain green all year (holly, ivy, mistletoe, laurel, boxwood), is said to have originated in an attempt to domesticate the image of the first British Christian churches built in evergreen. Tradition tree limbs but it seems to have started during Druids, when people decorate their houses with plants "evergreen" Silvan Spirit to give shelter there during winter.A ancient superstition, under which you carry bad luck throw perennials Christmas decorations before "Twelfth Night" . Regarding the custom of kissing underneath mistletoe branches, it seems that this plant was endowed with miraculous powers, considered sacred by druizi. In Romanian period, mistletoe was a symbol of peace, it is said that when enemies met under a branch of mistletoe, they let weapons aside and declared a truce. One of the Christmas traditions transmitted and the United States, is to send the friends and knowledge of Christmas greeting cards or postcards. The first Christmas card was sent to England in 1840.In years now, every year in the UK are shipped over a million postcards for Christmas, many of them being sold for charity. The Christmas tree was popularized by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, who introduced the royal house, for the first time in 1947 1840.Din every Christmas, Norway, Great Britain sent a huge Christmas tree that guards the Market Trafalgar in memory of Anglo-Norwegian cooperation during the Second World War. Throughout the holidays, carolers go from house to house, sounds of bells and Christmas songs bless people. Hosts favorites carols carol singers with cakes, pies stuffed with nuts and dried fruits. During previous Christmas flower poinsettia dedicate known as the "Christmas Star", because as plant layout and the way they remember leaf symbol of Bethlehem Star which led the Wise Men to baby white flower symbolizes blood Isus. Leaves Christ, and the white purity. In primary schools, children relive the story of the birth of Jesus, staging events of that period, dressed as Mary and Joseph, like angels or wise magicians. Christmas Eve is a day full of bustle English families: the gift wrap, put in baking cakes, clinging stockings or pillow in front of the home, or preparing traditioanal of prunes pudding. There superstition according to which the pudding should be prepared in the twenty-day Saturday after Trinity, was required to be made up of 13 ingredients to represent Christ and the 12 apostles, each member of the family must mix the pudding with a wooden spoon, for from east to west in honor of the Kings Trees. Always pudding was thrown a silver coin, which was supposed to bring health, happiness and wealth lucky you will find the port to. Towards the end of the day, family members gather near a bonfire to hear the same pleasure, for the umpteenth time, classic Dickens story "A Christmas Carol". They throw letters in fire, because their desires to reach the chimney to Father Christmas . Before going to bed, children leave some snacks for our living room over night: pork pie and a glass of beer for "Father Nicholas" and a carrot for the his reindeer. After the kids fall asleep, Santa Christmas, dressed in a long coat, red, carrying on his back a bag full of gifts, visiting their homes, carried by a sleigh pulled by reindeer. He fill the stockings hung by the fireplace with sweets and little bulkier toys. Gifts are placed under the tree The Christmas. According legend, Father Christmas, Santa Claus called lately, or Santa, lives in Lapland children have been naughty during the year instead of gifts they bring a bag full of ashes. Christmas Day begins by undoing gifts to children and attending Christmas church ministry. Christmas gift tradition is believed to be associated with gifts brought by the Magi to Jesus. Christmas lunch, seated around a table abundant family members take to receive firecrackers hidden under plates. A Christmas cracker consists of a tube coated paper that produces a loud noise when the ends are pulled them out, in that now come up a helmet to be worn during meals, small decorative items, and a map with a riddle to be shared aloud to others. Traditional Christmas meal consists of roast turkey stuffed with chestnuts, raisins goose, or pudding Yorkshire sprouts with Bruxelles. Thus favorites is plum pudding garnished with a sprig of holly, washed pudding with brandy is a spectacularly flamed, and then enjoyed looking ominous silver coin of luck next year for Finder lui.Vasul with Christmas hot drink (Wassail), consisting of wine mixed with spices, is the culmination table Christmas. It said quarrels disappear Wassail when glasses are savurate. After lunch, the family gathers in the living room to listen to the Christmas message of the Queen of England. Queen's Christmas message occurs at 15 and is transmitted by radio, television and internet. First televised Christmas message of the Queen was released in 1957, but the tradition began in 1932, by King George V. On Christmas afternoon, it enjoyed a cake made of fruit, marzipan, ice cream and frozen sugar. The day of Christmas is called Boxing Day, "on box" .A long time ago, on this day, people from church charity boxes filled with money poor. In the present, are provides small amounts of money Cadore or postman, seller of newspapers, and other persons who perform services for the whole year.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Oxford is an historic and unique institution. Oxford University in English University of Oxford, the oldest university in the Anglophone world, is located in the city of Oxford in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Although a precise date can not be determined, while dating can go back to the 11th century, but certainly the year 1167 can be regarded as a pivotal year in its spectacular growth, as is the year when Henry II of England, in an attempt to boost higher education in England forbade English students to study abroad, especially in Paris. University and colleges The oldest institution of higher education in the United Kingdom and the Anglophone world, is the federation of 39 independent colleges that have leadership, and faculty status separate.Colegiile are financially independent institutions, while the university is funded from State funds . Students of all colleges have the right to use labs, museums and libraries belonging to the university. Oxford teaches approximately 17,000 students. Most university buildings are located in the city center, in a relatively small area. Most specializations education lasts 3 years. Philosophy studies last four years, while medicine 6. There are many titles are conferred at graduation, depending on the specialization followed, and the type of education (undergraduate, master or doctoral). As a difference from other universities, the PhD graduation is awarded the title DPhil (Doctor of Philosphy) and not PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).

Cambridge University
University consists of several semi-independent colleges, some at 6km from the city center. Popular attractions include King's College and King's College Chapel. Architecture chapel high above the city, and the choir and has a worldwide reputation. Queens College was founded by two queens - Margaret of Anjou in 1448 and Elizabeth Woodville in 1465. Mathematical Bridge legend says was created by Isaac Newton without using nails, screws or rivets, but it was disassembled, students and colleagues were not able to figure out how to rebuild it. Unfortunately this is not true, bridge dating from 1749, 22 years after Newton's death. Trinity College has an attractive patio and a library designed by Sir Christopher Wren. St. Johns College functioned as hospital before being college. Saint Catharines College was founded in 1473 by Robert Wodelarke and although relatively small in size, has a single main courtyard among other colleagues. Corpus Christi College was founded by the locals, and the courtyard dating back in 1350, is the oldest in Cambridge.

Harvard University
Harvard University (English Harvard University) is a private university, located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded on September 8, 1636, by a vote of the High Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony British, Province of Massachusetts Bay, is the oldest university in the United States. The institution was named Harvard College on March 13, 1639, after having invested the most money in college, a young clergyman named John Harvard. A graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, John Harvard bequeathed several hundred books that form the basis of the university library book and a few hundred pounds. Harvard on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered his speech about Europe's economic recovery program (European Recovery Program (ERP)) known as the "Marshall Plan". 75 Nobel laureates are associated in some way with the university. Since 1974, 19 Nobel Prize winners and 15 Pulitzer Prize winners were the famous university teachers. Today, Harvard has a bigger budget than any other school in the world. One of the most important institutions are Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the Astrophysics Data System database that stores ele most important astronomical data in the world.

HogarthWilliam

Nationality: English Date of birth Location: London Area / Region: London Country: England Continent: Western Europe Year: 1697 Date: Nov. 10 Sign: Scorpio Date of death Location: London Area / Region: London Country: England Continent: Western Europe Year: 1764 Date: October 26 He lived 67 years. Activity: English artist. At first he wanted to be engraver rocco tradition, but in 1720 decided to open their own business in the illustration. He began his series of paintings known as "conversation pieces" ("A scene from the Beggar's Opera" - 1720, a version of it exists at the Tate Gallery in London). By 1730 he painted several portraits, most of which were made in direct manner ("Captain Coram" - 1740). Why not become a famous portrait is that not wished to flatter models. During this time he began to produce a series of six to eight paintings tablets, all followed by sequential narratives in the style of a painting of a play. The painting is known as "Mariage a la Mode" (1742-1744). Remarks: He wrote a treatise on the principles of beauty, entitled "The analysis of breaty" (1753). Hogarth was an influential figure in painting, and his contribution to the development of satirical art is immeasurable.

Charlie CHAPLIN
Nationality: American Date of birth Location: London Area / Region: London Country: England Continent: Western Europe Year: 1889 Date: 16 April Zodiac: Aries Date of death Location: Vevey Area / Region: Vaud Country: Switzerlandm Continent: Western Europe Year: 1977 Date: Dec. 25 He lived 88 years. Activity: Charles (Charlie) Spencer Chaplin, actor and director. In 1908 he joined Fred Karno's theater company, which was part of Stan Laurel. In 1912 the band embarked on a U.S. tour, and Chaplin decided to stay there. After a year, producer Mack Sennett took the Keystone Studio, which already boasted the likes of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Mack Swain. But Chaplin and beat on them and managed to make 35 films in one year. His first movie was Making a Living (1914), but the next film, Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914), he had to change his entire career. In this film wear baggy pants borrowed from Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, some huge shoes to you by Ford Sterling, a tiny jacket, bowler hat and a mustache the size of a toothbrush. Since 1915, Chaplin wrote, directed, produced and of course played all his films. He joined Essanay Company, and in 1917 were launched The Immigrant (1917) and Easy Street (1917). In 1918, with his brother, they opened their own studio in Los Angeles and in 1919 was associated with Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and DW Griffith and formed United Artists to produce his own films. But first film Chaplin made by this company was A Woman of Paris (1923). Follow The Gold Rush (1925) and The Circus (1928), for which he received an Oscar. City Lights 1931 launch and was next film was Modern Times (1936), which proved to be one of his greatest successes. The film The Great Dictator (1940), accused the Nazi regime. Chaplin played a dual role, as u barber Jew who fought in World War I and the evil Adenoid Hynkel, dictator Tomania. In 1945 he began working for Monsieur Verdoux (1947), and in 1952 he released the Best Picture and Sound, Limelight starring his longtime friend, Buster Keaton. That same year, he found himself dragged into anti-communist hysteria that engulfed the U.S., accused by the authorities that he had communist tendencies. Outraged and depressed, Chaplin left the United States, starting in Switzerland. During his stay in Europe, he made two films: A King in New York (1957), released in America 20 years later and his final film, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), what was the starring Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren. Ironically, this was the only failure of Chaplin. In 1969, Chaplin began work on other films, including "The Kid" and "The Circus". Was going to make a movie called "The Freak" with his daughter Victoria Chaplin in the lead role, in which she was wearing wings he himself had worn 50 years ago in The Kid. But, when Chaplin was already 80 years and retired to live in Vevey, Switzerland. In 1975 he was knighted by the Queen. He died in his sleep, on Christmas night 1977.

San Francisco

San Francisco, with an area of 122 sq. km. of which 121 sq km of land and 480 km . Water is the 4th largest city in California and the 14th century the number of population (about 800,000 in the city and over 4 million in the metropolitan area) in the United States. City climate is mild all year, do you mean by that any resemblance to sunny Southern California. As a testament to the pleasant climate, many homes do not have central heating and most of the year to dine outdoors, thanks heating systems on terraces. For cold days we advise you to consult a jacket that will protect the wind and rain. One of the largest cities in the U.S., San Francisco is a tourist center, which offers many special attractions and symbol of the city Golden Gate Bridge, crowded street Market, shopping, Fisherman's Wharf (Pier Fisherman) with restaurants serving seafood , Chinatown (the largest cluster of ethnic Chinese outside China). Formerly, San Francisco called Yerba Buena (Good Grass), was a Spanish fishing village with 400 inhabitants, situated on a natural harbor. About 75 years later, when in 1849 the west coast region became American territory, the town was named San Francisco after the old Franciscan mission nearby. The city expanded rapidly and the gold rush of 1849 triggered a migration so rapid that almost fell into the Pacific seekers in desperate search of a new life. They came from the west, and the east, thousands of people fled from China to work hard on the railroad, which was built to link the isolated town and the rest of the country, a project completed in 1869. They arrived immigrants from Japan, but they have established a separate colony, opening his own business in the Western Addition neighborhood, later known as Japantown. Chinatown and Japantown is today the largest Asian enclaves outside Asia, and today the city is proud of population diversity and political tolerance. Japanese and other Asian investors prefer but Los Angeles, which provides wider spaces, a favorable attitude can develop and most importantly, a massive wave of immigrants from Asia, all these add people, climate and market. Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have taken most of the commercial traffic immense Pacific, replacing cities San Francisco and Oakland. The modern city preserves the relationship between materialism and money on the one hand and, on the other hand, revolutionary ideas and policies to progress. Bohemian movement appeared in the 1950s Little Italy neighborhood of North Beach, has helped increase the city's cultural importance. Against the cultural current rules flourished in Haight Ashbury district (now just called Haight) during the 1967 Summer of Love and the gay community fought for their place, finding it in the streets Castro and Pelk, where they managed to lead a open and peaceful life. San Francisco is the financial capital of the west coast, is a gateway to the Pacific importance, although vessels now prefer to move to Oakland. Tourism is an industry of mind that brings the city billions of dollars each year. Bay, which is right between the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from east hosts 14 small islands, including Alcatraz, Angel, Yerba Buena and Treasure. The devastating earthquake of 1906 changed the city horizon, consuming fires wooden Victorian houses, only a few survive today being famous "Painted Dame" of Alamo Square. San Francisco was rebuilt, replacing horse-drawn wagons crossing Nob and Russian hills, the cable cars that changed the way people travel the late nineteenth century. Inauguration of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937 opened new horizons of connection between man and nature, it soon became the symbol of the city. Hills in the city is illegal to park your car without leave her speed or handbrake. Some streets ending in large, otherwise, San Francisco is Golden Gates, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, China Town, Cable Car, gay life, power, municipal council and hills.

Miami

Miami is a city with a population of about 400,000 inhabitants, located in the U.S. state of Florida, in the southeastern United States. Located near the Pacific Ocean, the city with a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and dry winters, grew continuously due to tourism opportunities they offer him as one of the largest and most important financial centers and tourism in the region and country. Part of town and the resort world famous Miami Beach, with a population of approximately 90,000 inhabitants, and is located near the Florida Keys. The town was named after the Miami River Miami River, which in the past was called by the natives "large water". The most important branch of the economy is tourism, Miami viztatori with over 10 million every year, but also cultural, because many colleges and University of Miami, Florida International University, St. Thomas University. Sports practiced here are:-Miami Dolphins football, Miami Heat basketball, baseball and hockey Florida Marlins The Florida Panthers. The most important and most visited tourist destinations at the same time are the beaches of Miami Beach, Key Biscayne's Crandon Park, MetroZoo, and Tropical Park. Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and not even, the perfect place for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon. Miami - the third largest city in the top destinations in the U.S, after Los Angeles and New York, a cosmopolitan metropolis, exotic and multicultural, in which Spanish is used almost as much as engeleza language. Sandy beaches, incredibly blue sky, ocean, palm trees swaying in the wind, sun, shopping, walks along the waterfront, restaurants, clubs and dance until dawn, all waiting for fun, relaxation and excitement! Places in Miami, worth visiting are: Downtown's complex Bayside, American Airlines Arena Gusman Center, Florida Grand Opera, Jackie Gleason Theatre, Coral Gables residential area - remarkable for its elegant architecture, including Biltmore Hotel here, Fairchild Tropical Garden and unique in her style, Venetian Pool, Little Havana - where Calle Ocho Festival is held annually, but there are stores where Cuban cigars - South Beach Art Deco district famous for its buildings legendary Ocean Drive or the luxury shops of leading fashion houses with bars and restaurants frequented by celebrities such as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira and Donatella Versace. Beach and relaxing places most famous are: "American Riviera" Miami Beach or Key Biscane Park Bill Baggs Cape Florida Crandon or Reacreation State Area and Fisher Island, and a day cruise to the Bahamas or trips to Cape Canaveral, Orlando or Everglades.