segunda-feira, 10 de setembro de 2007

The World and I...

There's no such thing as noncommunication.
It seems my «universal Babylon» here has been proving this motto of mine with more and better evidence each and every day.
It does feel great to know you're an inherent part of something that's happening simultaneously everywhere in the world.
Is this blog cosmopolitan or what?
Check out the following list and try to find the nearest name to your home place. Enjoy this quick journey around the world!


Africa

Morocco: Casablanca
Algeria: I-n-Salah
Tunisia: Tunis
Egypt: Alexandria, Asyut
Cape Verde: Praia
Senegal: Dakar
Ghana: Kumasi
Nigeria: Lagos
Kenya: Nairobi
Angola: Luanda
Mozambique: Maputo, Nampula
South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria
Mauritius: Port-Louis

Americas

Canada: Calgary, Gaspé, Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Port au Port/Stephenville, Québec, Regina, Saint John, Sault Sainte Marie, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg…

USA: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Wyoming…

Mexico: Guadalajara, Hermosillo, La Paz, Mazatlán, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Villahermosa

Bermudas: Hamilton
Puerto Rico: San Juan
Bahamas: Nassau
Jamaica: Kingston
Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo
Martinique: Fort-de-France
Aruba: Oranjestad
Guatemala: Guatemala
Costa Rica: S. Jose
El Salvador: San Salvador
Nicaragua: Managua
Panama: Colon, Panama City
Colombia: Antioquia, Bogotá
Venezuela: Caracas, Maracaíbo
Ecuador: Quito
Peru: Arequipa, Chiclayo, Lima
Bolivia: La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Paraguay: Asunción
Uruguay: Montevideo
Chile: Antofagasta, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar

Argentina: Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Mercedes, Rawson, San Miguel de Tucuman…

Brazil: Acre, Amazónia, Bahia, Brasília, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins…

Asia

Russia: Yekaterinburg
Turkey: Ankara, Burdur, Istanbul
Cyprus: Nicosia
Israel: Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
Iraq: Basra
Iran: Isphahan, Teheran
Saudi Arabia: Jeddah, Riyadh
Dubai
Muscat
Qatar/Bahrain
India: Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Cuttack, Indore, Madras, Mumbai
Thailand: Krung Thep
Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Singapore
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Sibu
Brunei: Bandar Seri Begawan
Indonesia: Bali, Jakarta, Ujung Pandang
Philippines: Cebu, Davao, Manila
Taiwan: Taipei
China: Beijing, Chunking, Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai, Zhenzhou
South Korea: Seoul
Japan: Kobe, Kyoto, Naha, Osaka, Tokyo

Europe

Austria: Vienna
Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Gent, Laarne, Liege, Mechelen, Namur…
Bulgaria: Sophia, Burgas
Czech Republic: Prague
Denmark: Arhus
Finland: Helsinki, Oulu
France: Avignon, Dijon, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Paris/Île-de-France, Reims, Rennes, Toulon…
Germany: Berlin, Halle, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Münster, Stuttgart…
Greece: Athens
Hungary: Budapest
Iceland: Reykjavík
Ireland: Dublin, Limerick
Italy: Bari, Cagliari, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Turin, Venice…
Latvia: Riga
Lithuania: Vilnius
Luxembourg: Dudelange
Macedonia: Skopje
Malta: Valetta
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Lelystad, Utrecht, Zutphen…
Norway: Oslo, Stavanger, Tromsø
Poland: Gdansk, Katowice, Warsaw
Portugal, Azores & Madeira
Romania: Bucharest, Cluj, Pitesti, Timisoara
Russia: Moscow, Saint Petersburg
Slovenia: Ljubljana
Spain & Canary Islands
Sweden: Gothenburg, Stockholm, Uppsala
Switzerland: Aargau, Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Vaud, Zurich…
Ukraine: Dniepropetrovsk
United Kingdom: Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Portsmouth, Southampton…

Oceania/Australasia

Australia: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch
New Caledonia: Nouméa

… Have you found it? I do hope so! If not, I'm entirely to blame. I may have overlooked one of those red spots, you know… Lol!
I thank each and every one of you so very much for being an inherent part of this too!

RIC

18 comentários:

Minge disse...

International Ric!

Shadow disse...

Deve ser um orgulho ter uma «babilónia» tão Internacional. Parabéns! Tu mereces :-)

Beijinho! :-)

M disse...

Me - I found Cape Town, LOL... that's me!!!

r.porter disse...

PARABÉNS!
Meu querido Ric,
fico muito satisfeita por o teu bom trabalho ser reconhecido em todo o mundo.
Já te referi uma vez na conversa sobre as maravilhas da blogosfera e volto a afirmar, para mim o teu blog é uma verdadeira MARAVILHA.
Fico contente por tanta gente escolher a melhor fonte para beber.
:)
Beijinhos

RIC disse...

Hello dear Minge!
I guess I should turn «International RIC» into a Trade Mark... With logo and all it takes! What do you think? Lol!
Greetings! :-)

RIC disse...

Olá querida Susana!
Sabe muito bem, sim! A maioria, porém, passa «ao largo»... E talvez seja melhor assim!
Muito obrigado! Quanto a merecimentos, será outra conversa...
Um beijinho! :-)

RIC disse...

Hello dear M.!
Well, I just couldn't overlook any single red spot where a blogger friend lives, could I?... Lol! Moreover, I waited until «ClustrMaps» registered your «arrival»...
Have a great day in Cape Town, dear friend!
Greetings from Lisbon! :-)

RIC disse...

Olá minha querida Yo!
Bem! Mas o que é que te deu, hem? Tantos encómios também não! Rsrsrs! Como diz o outro: «Menos, menos!...»
Muito obrigado! É a bela luz desses teus raros olhos que te fazem ver assim aqui esta «Babilónia»! Confesso que me dá muito prazer verificar que certos éditos que passaram despercebidos são regularmente consultados por gente de todo o lado como fontes de informação. O que significa de algum modo que isto não é apenas entretenimento; é também trabalho.
Quanto a maravilhas, deixemos isso para um dos nossos «tête-à-tête», está bem?...
Beijinhos muitos para ti também!
(Gostaste da velhinha Donna Summer?... Rsrs!)
:-)

Minge disse...

Yes! Copyright and patent yourself. I'd pay loads to get a slice of you. oh!

RIC disse...

... You are incredible, dear Minge!
I'll give some thought to the matter... Promise!
Thanks! :-)

Minge disse...

Always keep your promises - as you keep us entertained, informed and educated. You are delicious!

Bernardo Moura disse...

Bolas!

RIC disse...

Hello dear Minge!
Don't you worry about that! I most certainly shall! Perhaps even sooner than you may reckon...
You are delicious too!
Greetings! :-)

RIC disse...

Olá Bernardo!
São muitas, não são? As bolas vermelhinhas? Rsrsrs!!!
É bem divertido um ano e pouco de blogosfera, «apesar dos pesares»!
Abraço, meu caro!

Professor Benjamin Levi Marks disse...

i am very happy and proud of you. you represent where humanity needs to be: we are one world, and one human family. But hateful tribal shitheads want to keep the world divided into "us versus them" camps. Irrational nationalism and religion together account for a huge share of the shitheads, but there are other causes of such prehistoric behavior.

Yes, I see my two homes on your list!

RIC disse...

Hello dear Will!
Thanks a lot! As far as the USA are concerned, it's not that difficult to find each one's home place, is it?
I do agree with you: the more this world of ours seems to grow smaller and smaller, the more some unforgivable morons try to keep us apart... I'm sure they fear they'll be out of business sooner or later... That's what makes them so nervous... And so dangerous too... Beware of those raging dogs!
Hugs! :-)

Michael in Norfolk disse...

Yes, it is amazing to be part of a network of great people around the globe, sharing thoughts and ideas and becoming friends long distance. I am glad that you are part of my blog family.

RIC disse...

Hello dear Michael!
Thank you so very much for your kind words! I totally agree with you: it is amazing indeed to make part of such a worldwide community!
I believe you'll be hearing of me more often!
Greetings! :-)