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Traveling around the world can be very expensive, but don’t worry – at ESLnewscast.com, you don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to visit different places in the world!

That’s because this is the first of a new kind of article, called “Stamp Your Passport”.

If you want to travel to different countries, you must have a passport. Usually, when you leave your country and arrive in a new country, the immigration officials (the people in the airport who check your passport) will stamp, or put a colored mark, inside your passport.

So, let’s stamp our passports and travel to our first location: Rio de Janeiro!

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Here’s some information about Rio de Janeiro:

  • Rio de Janeiro is an old city, founded (started) in 1565.
  • The name “Rio de Janeiro” means “River of January” in English, because the first European explorers (people who travel to new and different places) thought it was the mouth, or opening, of a river.
  • It is the second largest city in Brazil, with about six million residents (people living there).
  • The official language is Portuguese, although some people can also speak Spanish or English.

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Traveling around the world can be very expensive, but don’t worry – at ESLnewscast.com, you don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to visit different places in the world!

That’s because this is our third Stamp Your Passport post (previous Stamp Your Passport posts: Rio de Janeiro & Moscow).

Let’s stamp our passports and travel to Germany’s capital, Berlin!

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Berlin is located in the northeastern corner of Germany, a country in the middle of Europe. Based on its history and current events, it’s fitting, or appropriate, that Berlin is in the center of Europe.

If you travel to this city, there will be plenty of historical sites, or places, for you to visit. But Berlin isn’t just a city of the past; it’s an important city in today’s world, and in many ways, it’s a city of the future!

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Here’s some information about Berlin:

  • Berlin is Germany’s largest city, with 3.5 million residents, and has been Germany’s capital since 1990.
  • Germany’s unemployment rate is under 7%, but as of February 2012, Berlin’s was over 13%.
  • Berlin has been called the “atheist capital of Europe”, because more than half of its residents are atheists, meaning they do not believe in any gods.
  • From the end of World War II until 1989, a large wall divided the city into communist East Berlin and democratic West Berlin.

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Traveling around the world can be very expensive, but don’t worry – at ESLnewscast.com, you don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to visit different places in the world!

That’s because this is the second of a new kind of article, called “Stamp Your Passport” (read the first one, about Rio de Janeiro, here).

Let’s stamp our passports and travel to Moscow, the capital of Russia!

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Here is some information about Moscow:

  • Moscow is the sixth largest city in the world, with 11.5 million residents.
  • As of 2011, Moscow had 79 billionaires, the most of any city in the world.
  • Nine million people ride on Moscow’s huge subway system, which has 182 stations, every day. Only Tokyo’s subway system has more daily riders.
  • Moscow’s winters are extremely cold. In fact, in January of 1940, the temperature went down to -42°C!

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Traveling around the world can be very expensive, but don’t worry – at ESLnewscast.com, you don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to visit different places in the world!

That’s because this is the first of a new kind of article, called “Stamp Your Passport”.

If you want to travel to different countries, you must have a passport. Usually, when you leave your country and arrive in a new country, the immigration officials (the people in the airport who check your passport) will stamp, or put a colored mark, inside your passport.

So, let’s stamp our passports and travel to our first location: Rio de Janeiro!

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Here’s some information about Rio de Janeiro:

  • Rio de Janeiro is an old city, founded (started) in 1565.
  • The name “Rio de Janeiro” means “River of January” in English, because the first European explorers (people who travel to new and different places) thought it was the mouth, or opening, of a river.
  • It is the second largest city in Brazil, with about six million residents (people living there).
  • The official language is Portuguese, although some people can also speak Spanish or English.

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If you want to see a slideshow, you can click the “SL” button. If you want to see the full-screen pictures, you can click the “FS” button.

Continue Reading…