Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand

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Koh Samui ranks third among islands in Thailand in terms of size. Phuket and Koh Chang are the two largest islands. Due to the international airport at Samui, one can reach the island in an hour’s flight from Bangkok. Samui has a lot to offer. The white sand beaches and awesome jungles gel well with hip nightlife. Each beach is unique with differing landscapes. Some of the most popular beaches include Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam, and Bophut. Continue reading “Koh Samui, Thailand” »

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Maldives

Maldives

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The Maldives islands are located between the trading routes of the Indian Ocean. Therefore, early settlers and travelers from neighboring areas have come in touch with the islands since ancient times. The Maldives have inhabitants who have a rich culture and history. The language, belief, and art of the indigenous people are unique. Continue reading “Maldives” »

Osceola County Courthouse, Kissimmee

Osceola County Courthouse, Kissimmee

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The Osceola County Courthouse is the most established courthouse that still functions as a courthouse in Florida.

It opened in 1890 (although construction was completed a decade earlier) but had quite a political-historic tale of how it came in to being. It wasn’t easy but by two votes in a special referendum conducted in 1889, the sale of bonds to construct the courthouse and jail came through. The following year, part of the tower collapsed as some of the supporting timbers were removed. So this delayed the construction but on May 6, 1890 the new courthouse was completed. It wasn’t cheap however. The total cost was $25,031.70. Continue reading “Osceola County Courthouse, Kissimmee” »

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