international cities

Countries + their capital cities in Dutch


Afghanistan: Kaboel
Albanië: Tirana
Algerije: Algiers
Andorra: Andorra la Vella
Angola: Luanda
Antigua en Barbuda: Saint John’s
Argentinië: Buenos Aires
Armenië: Jerevan
Australië: Canberra
Azerbeidzjan: Bakoe 


Bahama’s: Nassau
Bahrein: Manama
Bangladesh: Dhaka
Barbados: Bridgetown
België: Brussel
Belize: Belmopan
Benin: Porto-Novo
Butan: Thimphu
Bolivia: Sucre
Bosnië en Herzegovina: Sarajevo
Botswana: Gaborone
Brazilië: Brasilia
Brunei: Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgarije: Sofia
Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou 
Burundi: Bujumbura


Cambodja: Phnom Penh
Canada: Ottawa
Centraal-Afrikaanse Republiek: Bangui
Chili: Santiago
China: Beijing/Peking
Colombia: Bogota
Comoren: Moroni
Congo: Kinshasa
Congo-Brazzaville: Brazzaville
Costa Rica: San José
Cuba: Havana
Cyprus: Nicosia


Denemarken: Kopenhagen
Djibouti: Djibouti
Dominica: Roseau
Dominicaanse Republiek: Santo Domingo
Duitsland: Berlijn


Ecuador: Quito
Egypte: Caïro
El Salvador: San Salvador
Equatoriaal Guinea: Malabo
Eritrea: Asmara
Estland: Tallinn
Ethiopië: Addis Abeba


Fiji: Suva
Filipijnen: Manilla
Finland: Helsinki
Frankrijk: Parijs


Gabon: Libreville
Gambia: Banjul
Georgië: Tbilisi
Ghana: Accra
Grenada: Saint George’s
Griekenland: Athene
Guatemala: Guatemala-Stad
Guinee: Conakry
Guinee-Bissau: Bissau
Guyana: Georgetown


Honduras:  Tegucigalpa
Hongarije: Boedapest


Ierland: Dublin
IJsland: Reykjavik
India: New Delhi
Indonesië: Jakarta
Irak: Bagdad
Iran: Teheran
Israël: Jeruzalem
Italië: Rome
Ivoorkust: Yamoussoukro


Jamaica: Kingston
Japan: Tokio
Jemen: Sanaa
Jordanië: Amman


Kaapverdië: Praia
Kameroen: Yaoundé
Kazachstan: Astana
Kenia: Nairobi
Kirgizië: Bisjkek
Kiribati: Zuid-Tarawa
Koeweit: Koeweit
Kosovo: Pristina
Kroatië: Zagreb


Laos: Vientiane
Lesotho: Maseru
Letland: Riga
Libanon: Beiroet
Liberia: Monrovia
Libië: Tripoli
Liechtenstein: Vaduz
Litouwen: Vilnius
Luxemburg: Luxemburg


Macedonië: Skopje
Madagaskar: Antananarivo
Malawi: Lilongwe
Maldiven: Malé
Maleisië: Kuala Lumpur
Mali: Bamako
Malta: Valletta
Marokko: Rabat
Marshalleilanden: Majuro
Mauritanië: Nouakchott
Mauritius: Port Louis
Mexico: Mexico-Stad
Micronesië: Palikir
Moldavië: Chisinau
Monaco: Monaco
Mongolië: Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro: Podgorica
Mozambique: Maputo
Myanmar: Naypyidaw


Namibië: Windhoek
Nederland: Amsterdam
Nepal: Kathmandu
Nicaragua: Managua
Nieuw-Zeeland: Wellington
Niger: Niamey
Nigeria: Abuja
Noord-Korea: Pyongyang
Noorwegen: Oslo


Oeganda: Kampala
Oekraïne: Kiev
Oezbekistan: Tasjkent
Oman: Masqat
Oostenrijk: Wenen
Oost-Timor: Dili


Pakistan: Islamabad
Palau: Ngerulmud
Palestina: Oost-Jeruzalem
Panama: Panama-Stad
Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea: Port Moresby
Paraguay: Asuncion
Peru: Lima
Polen: Warschau
Portugal: Lissabon


Qatar: Doha


Roemenië: Boekarest
Rusland: Moskou
Rwanda: Kigali


Saint Kitts en Nevis: Basseterre
Saint Lucia: Castries
Saint Vincent en de Grenadines: Kingstown
Salomonseilanden: Honiara
Samoa: Apia
San Marino: San Marino
Sao Tomé en Principe: Sao Tomé
Saoedi-Arabië: Riyad
Senegal: Dakar
Servië: Belgrado
Seychellen: Victoria
Sierra Leone: Freetown
Singapore: Singapore
Slovenië: Ljubljana
Slowakije: Bratislava
Soedan: Khartoem
Somalië: Mogadishu
Spanje: Madrid
Sri Lanka: Sri Jayewardenapura Kotte
Suriname: Paramaribo 
Swaziland: Mbanane/Lobamba
Syrië: Damascus


Tadzjikistan: Doesjanbe
Tanzania: Dodoma
Thailand: Bangkok
Togo: Lomé
Tonga: Nuku’alofa
Trinidad en Tobago: Port of Spain
Tsjaad: Ndjamena
Tsjechië: Praag
Tunesië: Tunis
Turkije: Ankara
Turkmenistan: Asjchabad
Tuvalu: Funafuti


Uruguay: Montevideo


Vanuatu: Port Vila
Vaticaanstad: Vaticaanstad
Venezuela: Caracas
Verenigd Koninkrijk: Londen
Verenigde Arabische Emiraten: Abu Dhabi
Verenigde Staten (VS): Washington D.C.
Vietnam: Hanoi


Wit-Rusland: Minsk


Zambia: Lusaka
Zimbabwe: Harare
Zuid-Afrika: Pretoria/Kaapstad/Bloemfontein
Zuid-Korea: Seoul
Zuid-Soedan: Djoeba
Zweden: Stockholm
Zwitserland: Bern

Aerial view looking southwest of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District, in Spring, 1971. 

The Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki & Associates-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973) under construction are visible at far right, with the U.S. Steel Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1972) under construction and Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert, 1913) surrounding them. The Cities Service’s Art Deco tower (Clinton & Russell, 1932) are on left, and One Chase Manhattan Plaza (Skimdore, Owings & Merrill, 1961) and Marine Midland Building (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1967) are on the center.

Photo: Unknown.

Advice For Travelling (Read: Navigating Airports) In A Wheelchair
  • If you’re alone, check your luggage. It’ll be much easier, but never check your meds or medical supplies, just in case the bag gets lost
  • Make sure everybody knows what you need. Tell the person who prints your boarding pass if you need an aisle chair. No matter what, make sure you get priority boarding. Tell the gate agent, and make sure you’re the first one on the plane. Tell the flight attendants if you need help with a bag or transfers or anything. Be aggressive in advocating for yourself
  • Sometimes, planes will have a closet on board where they can store your chair. Most of the time, you’ll have to gate check it. Take everything off it- side guards, cushion, etc. or it’ll get lost
  • Go to the bathroom before the flight, because unless you can walk a bit, you won’t be able to go on the plane
  • Security is a hassle. You’ll still have to take off your shoes and take out your toiletries, etc. but instead of going through the metal detector, you’ll get patted down and they’ll test your chair
  • Don’t use any scented products like lotion or perfume, because something it can trigger the product they use to test for explosive residue. 
  • Tell the TSA agent if you have any metal surgical implants, because they’ll make the wand beep
  • Not all airports are created equal. Some are much more accessible than others. With the exception of LAX and Laguardia, most international airports in major cities in the US are pretty accessible
  • Southwest is the best airline to fly. They are always the most accommodating, and because they don’t have assigned seating (and since you’ll be the first one on the plane,) you can take the bulk-head. The nice thing about that is you won’t need the aisle chair, since it’s the first row
  • Never fly JetBlue, Delta, or US Airways. They’re horrible, and known for breaking people’s chairs. American, United, and Air Canada are okay, but not ideal
  • You’re going to be the last one off the plane. Sorry

2/2/16 | 11:45 I enrolled in uni courses today and I’m stressing massively over whether I’ve done it correctly or not and whether I need to go to the enrollment advice session tomorrow even though I’ve already enrolled. I was not mentally prepared for the amount of stress I’m currently experiencing. 

insta: @ rewritign

Vaginal Davis on representing ‘like a black diva’

The Queen of Berlin talks drag, diversity and why she would never even dream of driving.

Vaginal Davis is an American intersex-born, genderqueer performing artist, painter, independent curator, composer, and writer. Davis’ name is a homage to activist Angela Davis.Vaginal Davis wears dress by Rick Owens; earrings and necklaces by Iosselliani; bracelets (worn on hands) by PradaPhotography by Matt Lambert, Hair and make up by Servullo, Styling by Sebastiano Ragus

Queercore pioneer Vaginal Davis appeared in Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro’s cult classic Hustler White, made headlines kissing Gwyneth Paltrow at a Fluxus-inspired happening and babysat for Rick Owens. She’s also run notorious riot grrrl and neo-burlesque LA club nights and championed outsider art through zines and home-run galleries. We met the underground drag icon at the Berlin opening of her pal John Waters’ exhibition Bad Director’s Chair to discuss her punk roots and why Germany’s capital is one of the few bastions left for the creative non-moneyed.

What inspired your move from LA to Berlin?

Vaginal Davis: I’d never live in a boutique city like London or Paris, which are only about the rich. I already had an infrastructure here from 2001 when I did the first Cheap Collective project, a salute to Carmen Miranda. LA was traditionally the most inexpensive of all the international cities. Not any more! 

Skyrocketing costs pushed you out?

Vaginal Davis: I lived in Koreatown in this beautiful 1920s apartment building. The owner only rented this building out to artists and she liked queens. She kept the rents way below market value. Then her husband got Alzheimer’s and she sold it to a carpetbagger. I even had a garage. But I never learnt how to drive a car, even though LA’s the city of cars. I used my bicycle. That’s why I feel so at home in Berlin. Even when I’m on a bicycle, if I see a cute boy I turn towards him and stare. Can you imagine if I had a car? Horrors! You could take a person’s life in a car.

You came out of the LA punk scene. How did that influence your take on drag?

Vaginal Davis: My form of drag doesn’t placate mainstream sensibilities. I’ve always had this unease with the wealthy and privileged and do digs at them in my work. Now drag’s on television. RuPaul has a regular mainstream show, but she came out of the same underground scene I did. My cousin Karla Duplantier got me into punk. She was the black lesbian drummer of one of the earliest LA punk bands, The Controllers. It was the only scene that allowed me to get on to stages. 

The gay scene didn’t?

Vaginal Davis: If you were a black drag queen you had to represent like a black diva and sing the songs of a black diva, but I was writing original songs and my persona was a sexualising of political activist Angela Davis. The original punk scene was very female-centred and art-driven. But by the advent of hardcore it had became all suburban testosterone and conventional. Punk lost its drive, and that’s when people like me and Bruce LaBruce and GB Jones in Toronto were doing our own little things that later became known as the queercore scene. We became close through these 15-page letters with photos, drawings, ephemera

anonymous asked:

ljdfkj I've seen several commentaries on it being like the Muslim ban, including a comment on a fic saying they couldn't deal with anything positive to Tony's side because they felt it was like the Muslim ban that would impact them/their friends and like... I try to be understanding since it won't impact me but there's a huge difference in the UN/world asking a US organization to not cross their borders/accept accountability vs the xenophobia/racism of the US and its Islamophobia.

unless you/your friend/your family member is a superpowered/heavily armed member of a vigilante justice group called “the avengers” who are illegally crossing international borders, trashing cities, and then leaving, with no oversight or consequences for your actions, the accords would probably not apply to you/your friend/your family member. like, the “came here illegally” thing isn’t the issue here. it’s the destruction and loss of life. wanda was living in the states (probably without a visa? it’s never discussed?) since aou and no one had an issue with it until she killed 11 people in a paramilitary operation in a another country that she also wasn’t supposed to be in because she couldn’t control her powers as well as she thought.


this is a specific group of like 4-6 specific people who have actively chosen to threaten lives and livelihoods on a regular basis because They Know What’s Good For The World and everyone needs to be Grateful to them for coming into their country illegally and trashing it. everywhere they go, it’s the end of the world. this isn’t even Kind Of the same thing as banning entire countries of civilians from crossing your border because of islamaphobia, xenophobia, and racism. this is a direct response to one american paramilitary group. this is countries saying “hey so you’ve proven that you can’t actually be trusted to not endanger lives when left to your own devices, so we’d like something to be done about that, maybe, before you kill more people and have no consequences because one of you could probably take out an army” 

the team’s reactions to the accords aren’t “wow but we would have to do all of these really invasive things that we aren’t comfortable with that threaten our free will and our rights in our day-to-day lives and might be locked up and it seems kind of scary what are our options”, it’s “yeah but what if we WANT to go to a country to fight someone (and maybe wreck some stuff and kill some people in the process, but hey, can’t save everybody), and they don’t want us there? what if we know better than the UN council? what then? we don’t need to answer to anybody but ourselves” and i think that’s really telling, especially because we’re, like, assuming that they’ve all read it at this point (or at the very least, that vision’s used his sweet sweet android skills to skim it and give a summary or something). 

like nobody’s yelling “hey okay but fuck the team, i’m concerned about Going To Prison Under The Sea or having some kind of sketchy superhero registration thing or a tracking collar or some shit like what if i just want to retire on a farm with my family and friends like clint or something would they let me do that”

the accords are a fairly complicated issue and the russos didn’t really go into quite enough depth with it or commit to the idea well enough for us to have serious in-depth discussions of tiny details re: what the actual plans were for the avengers, but like. it wasn’t “join or die”, and doing the “let’s compare this thing to a Really Awful thing affecting lives in recent history to trigger an automatic emotional reaction” thing to bring people onto your side of a debate regarding a fictional law imposing regulations on a team of superheroes is really fucking gross? 

Yakitori Nonchan, Kobe, Japan

Friend of ours are traveling to Kobe for Thanksgiving and commented how they couldn’t find many posts about my adopted hometown here on Eataku! At first I didn’t believe them, till I checked, and discovered they were right; I’ve spent a large part of the last 25 years of my life in Kobe but there have been a minimal mentions on this blog. Time to fix that, starting with a post about my favorite yakitori joint, Nonchan…

More of a “locals only” eatery located up a small alley near Sannomiya Station, Yakitori Nonchan specializes in grilled chicken and regional sakes, mostly from the nearby Nada region of Hyogo. However, they do from time to time serve raw chicken as well, sashimi style…

For those who prefer their meat grilled, I suggest starting simpler with the “tsukune”, or chicken meatball…

“Kawa”, or skin, with salt not sauce, and “nankotsu”, or chicken cartilage…

I prefer my tsukune with “shichimi”, or hot pepper, on the left in red, and the rest with “sansho”, Japanese mountain pepper, on the right…

Gizzards (zuri)…

Liver (kimo)…

Heart (hatsu)…

Ice cold mugs of Asahi always help…

Some pork belly to break up the chicken parade as we get into some funkier cuts…

Like the chicken’s digestive tract…

Or its reproductive parts (hina)…

Local sake and housemade pickles as we move on…

Japanese “karaage”, or fried chicken…

Grilled thighs (momo yaki)…

And my favorite part of poultry, the “bonjiri”, or chicken butt…

…where here at Nonchan, they leave it still attached to the rest of the tail!

Some “ginnan”, or gingko nuts, to help some cut of the fat at the end of your meal…

And I highly recommend closing out your meal with Nonchan’s “tori zosui” or chicken & rice porridge…

Kobe is one of the most international cities in all Japan with a vastly underrated dining scene, except when it comes to beef. I definitely recommend you spend a few days in town sampling more than just yakiniku and steak, and would start at Nonchan, where they treat their chicken with the same respect!

Reservations recommended.


1-8-2 Kita-Nagasadori

Chuo-ku, Kobe




Most-visited cities in Germany based on overnight stays in 2012. Travel to the 12 largest cities in Germany more than doubled between 1995 and 2005, the largest increase of any travel destination. This increase mainly arises from growth of cultural tourism, often in conjunction with educational or business travel. Consequently, the provision and supply of more and higher standards of cultural, entertainment, hospitality, gastronomic, and retail services also attract more international guests. Other cities with over 1 million nights per year are Hannover, Rostock, Bremen, Cuxhaven, Bonn, Freiburg im Breisgau, Münster, Lübeck, Wiesbaden, and Essen.

14:07 | 4/1/16 I got my IB exam results today, and while I’m not particularly happy with them I still did well and got well above the guaranteed entry score for my first uni preference. I also managed to come out on top of the competitive ATAR score competition between my cousin and I, so that’s a plus! To make ourselves feel better, a group of friends and myself went shopping after and this book cover makes me happier tbh

As I’ve been reminded, Londoners aren’t the only Brits who defied national stupidity and actually voted with their heads last night. Love you Scotland.

SKYFALL (2012)

This film upheld the franchise tradition of featuring architectural icons and international cities, by including sequences on Japan’s abandoned Hashima Island, and in both central Istanbul and Shanghai. But for once it was the British locations that were the stars. There were extended sequences in London, and, when it became necessary to escape modern technology and go “back in time” :-), the world’s most stylish and atmospheric Scottish roadtrip.

SKYFALL (2012)

This film upheld the franchise tradition of featuring architectural icons and international cities, with sequences on Japan’s abandoned Hashima Island and in both central Istanbul and Shanghai. But for once it was the British locations that were the stars. There were extended sequences in London, and, when it became necessary to escape modern technology and go “back in time” :-), the world’s most stylish and atmospheric Scottish roadtrip.  The Skyfall Lodge, however, was not one of the many Scottish locations featured. It was a set, custom built on a site in Surrey.

When Jackie Kennedy came out with this fur coat designed by Olag Cassini in 1962, it caused such a huge fashion buzz. Spotted coats became so fashionable that there was a significant decline in all species of cats, specially jaguars (it was thought that Jackie’s coat was a jaguar, even though it really was a leopard). In 1975, an international convention (CITIES) resolved to ban the trade of spotted cat fur coats.