Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Great Britain

         Great Britain

Great Britain also known as Britain, is an island situated to the north-west of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world and the largest island in Europe. With a population of about 62 million people in mid-2010, it is the third most populous island in the world, after Java (Indonesia) and Honshū (Japan). It is surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands and islets. The island of Ireland lies to its west. Politically, Great Britain also refers to the island itself together with a number of surrounding islands, which constitute the territory of England, Scotland and Wales All of the island is territory of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and most of the United Kingdom's territory is in Great Britain. Most of England, Scotland, and Wales are on the island of Great Britain, as are their respective capital cities: London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.

The Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the political union of the kingdoms of Englandand Scotland with the Acts of Union 1707 on 1 May 1707 under Queen Anne. In 1801, under a new Act of Union, this kingdom merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. After the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) most of Ireland seceded from the Union, which then became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


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White sand beach lined with palm trees along a turquoise sea
Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar  and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90 percent ofits wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population.Initial human settlement of Madagascar occurred between 350 BCE and 550 CE byAustronesian peoples arriving on outrigger canoes from Borneo. These were joined around 1000 CE by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel. Other groups continued to settle on Madagascar over time, each one making lasting contributions to Malagasy cultural life. The Malagasy ethnic group is often divided into eighteen or moresub-groups of which the largest are the Merina of the central highlands.
Until the late 18th century, the island of Madagascar was ruled by a fragmented assortment of shifting socio-political alliances. Beginning in the early 19th century, most of the island was united and ruled as the Kingdom of Madagascar by a series of Merinanobles. The monarchy collapsed in 1897 when the island was absorbed into the French colonial empire, from which the island regained independence in 1960. The autonomous state of Madagascar has since undergone four major constitutional periods, termed Republics. Since 1992 the nation has officially been governed as a constitutional democracy from its capital at Antananarivo. However, in a popular uprising in 2009 the last elected president Marc Ravalomanana was made to resign and presidential power was transferred in March 2009 to Andry Rajoelina in a move widely viewed by the international community as a coup d'état.
In 2012, the population of Madagascar was estimated at just over 22 million, 90 percent of whom live on less than two dollars per day. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, Christianity, or an amalgamation of both. Ecotourism and agriculture, paired with greater investments in education, health and private enterprise, are key elements of Madagascar's development strategy. Under Ravalomanana these investments produced substantial economic growth but the benefits were not evenly spread throughout the population, producing tensions over the increasing cost of living and declining living standards among the poor and some segments of the middle class.
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Pizzeria ''Jean''

    Pizzeria Jean 

Most of us in Heraklion have eaten at the Pizzeria ''Jean''. Some of us have been going there regularly for years! The owner Giannis Mathioudakis is a very friendly person. I went along to find out the Pizzeria.
        There is a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Giannis is dedicated and hospitable.There is always a smile on his face!!! The restaurant is beautifully decorated, clean, tidy and It fells like a place you want to eat in.
         The food is delicious, very tasty and smells great. The service is very fast and the staff is enthusiastic!!! The prices are cheap, reasonable and good value for money !!!
         I would thoroughly recommend the Pizzeria ''Jean'' to anyone who wants healthy, excellent food in very good prices with vegeterian dishes!!! Congratulations Giannis!!! 


If you are in Crete,you should visit the beautiful Heraklion.It is a city and it is near Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos.It is easy to get to,and it has everything you want from a city.
  You can come to Heraklion by plane or boat.It is a good idea to book tickets in advance,because Heraklion is a popular city and many tourists want to visit it for its peaceful beaches and the hot sun.
  The main attractions of the city are the Koules Castle,Historical Museum,Cretan Aquarium,Knossos etc.Heraklion has great hotels to stay,a lot of shops to buy souvenirs and reastaurants to taste the traditional cretan foods.Heraklion can be a little noisy sometimes,but you can avoid those crowded places and enjoy yourself.
  Heraklion is the capital of Crete.It is a peaceful,picturesque city and everybody wants to come!It's worth visiting.If you visit Heraklion you will not regret it.It will be the experience of a lifetime!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hotel Transylvania

       If I could visit< Hotel Transylvania> and the monsters was behave me so good as Jonathan I would        
     keep their secret .However,I think that people if know the secret of the monsters they don't touch a hair 
     of the monsters.Nevertheless,if the monsters didn't want their secret to be known ,I wouldn't betray them.

Antartica and Madagascar

Did you know that...?

  • Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth.
  • The South Pole is found in Antarctica.
  • Antarctica is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.
  • Antarctica is bigger than Europe and almost double the size of Australia.
  • Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1.6 kilometres thick (1 mile).
  • Because it experiences such little rain, Antarctica is considered a desert.
  • The coldest recorded temperature on Earth occurred in 1983 at Vostok Station, Antarctica, measuring a rather chilly −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
  • While humans don’t permanently reside in Antarctica, several thousand people live and work at various research facilities found on the continent.
  • Well known animals that live in Antarctica include penguins and seals.
  • The name ‘Antarctica’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘opposite to the north’.
  • Around 90% of the ice on Earth is found in Antarctica.
  • Sea levels would rise around 60m (200ft) if all the ice in Antarctica were to melt.

  • Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, approximately 226,656 square miles (587,040 square kilometers). 
  • Madagascar has two seasons, a hot rainy season which starts in November and last until April and a cooler dry season which starts in May and last until October.
  • One of the most interesting Madagascar facts listed here is that almost all OF the animal and plant species found on the island are unique to the island.
  • The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo. It is also the islands most populated city.
  • The islands highest mountain is Maromokotro. It is 2,876 meters high (9,435 feet).
  • The island has two official languages, Malagasy and French.
  • Madagascar has gone by many names. Upon gaining its freedom in 1958 it named itself the Malagasy Republic, it renamed itself the Democratic Republic of Madagascar in 1975, and changed its name again in 1993 to the Republic of Madagascar.Madagascar was home to the largest bird in the world, the elephant bird, until it became extinct in the 17th century. It is believed to have been over ten feet tall (3 meters).

Pioneer Summer Camp

To:Miss Christina Markoulaki
From:Eva Chrisostomaki
Subject:Pioneer Summer Camp

I visited the Pioneer Summer Camp in order to learn how suitable it would be for a school trip.I spoke to the staff and to the children.This report presents my findings.

Facilities,Location and Accommodation
The Pioneer Summer Camp has excellent facilities and children can do a large number of sports and play many games.Children can choose from over 25 different activities,including swimming, karate, windsurfing, football,tennis and more.They can also play fully-equipped games such as table tennis and pool.It has great rooms to stay and it is near a beautiful forest and a peaceful sea.

Staff and Cost
The staff here is very friendly and welcoming.The instructors and the supervisors are fully qualified and they have lots of experience,so children can find a friendly ear when they have problems.The price for a school trip is reasonable.The manager informed me that the camp has a special offer for school groups.It will cost £5 per pupil.

Suggestions and Recommendations
In conclusion,I would like to suggest a school trip to the Pioneer Summer Camp.It has excellent activities and I am sure the pupils will have fun.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Amazing places