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Taj Mahal will always hol

Taj Mahal will always hold a special place in my heart. A spectacular monument built by a king for his favourite wife.... Beautiful as to what love can make us do Have you visited the Taj Mahal? #Tajmahal #Agra #discoverindia #India #kiwisoffcourse

We spent an unforgettable

We spent an unforgettable night in the desert, riding camels, eating traditional food, singing away with the locals and watching a beautiful sunset... Nothing could be more perfect Missing my fianc today.... Brett has gone back home to NZ and I'm traveling Thailand for 2 weeks on a girls trip. Does anyone have any tips or places for us to visit in Thailand? #Rajasthan #Jaisalmer #discoverindia #desert #sunsets #kiwisoffcourse

In the right place at the

In the right place at the right time, we took the most magic shot To really experience a place you have to understand the culture and the people. We loved everything Myanmar had to offer and one day we hope to come back #Bagan #Myanmar #Burma #pagoda #Buddha #kiwisoffcourse

Our last adventure with @

Our last adventure with @busaboutasia has finally arrived, Ho Chi Minh City. We have spent the last two weeks traveling from the North to South, with some really awesome people, meeting the most lovely locals, enjoying the Vietnamese cuisine and learning about both the history and proud culture in Vietnam. It has truly been a experience we will never forget #busabout #Hue #HoChiMinh #Vietnam #kiwisoffcourse

With @busaboutasia yester

With @busaboutasia yesterday we were cave explorers! We delved deep into the underworld inside Phong Na's Paradise and dark caves. Stalactites formed images of ghoulish fangs and deep in the dark cave hides a wonderful mud bath! #busabout #phongna #cave #Vietnam #nationalpark #kiwisoffcourse

We've been lucky enough t

We've been lucky enough to jump on with @busaboutasia for the next two weeks traveling to some of the top and hidden places of Vietnam Yesterday we rode around the rural village of Mai Chau, a quiet town full of agricultural rice farmers. It was the perfect first stop after the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. That evening we spent the night in a traditional stilt house sipping on bottles of "happy water" (rice wine) It was a great way to finish day 1 of our Vietnam Adventure tour #busabout #maichau #paddyfields #Vietnam #bikeride #kiwisoffcourse

- - H E L L O  V I E T N

- - H E L L O V I E T N A M - - The past few days have been a blur of travel & adventures. Today we woke up in Vietnam and took the drone for a flight through the beautiful Ha Long bay. It had rained all day on the mainland, but someone was smiling down on us today as the clouds parted just as we arrived Thanks for this unforgettable opportunity on such short notice @urbanadventures #halongbay #hanoi #Vietnam #urbanadventure #boatcruise #kiwisoffcourse

Happy birthday to my Husb

Happy birthday to my Husband-to-be We have been through some incredible adventures the last few years and now I'm so excited to start the next chapter of our lives together! Cannot wait to celebrate properly in just a few days... Love you fianc x #Tajmahal #Agra #discoverindia #India #birthdayboy #kiwisoffcourse

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#Repost @kiwisoffcourse with @instatoolsapp Sri Lanka is a country where we heard so many amazing things and when we arrived it did not disappoint us. Stunning beaches all along the coastline where we spent most of our days swimming, surfing and sunbathing.... Where we would rather be! #Hiriketiya #Beach #srilanka #travelcouple #kiwisoffcourse

Dubbed the "most scenic"

Dubbed the "most scenic" train ride in the world We rode from Ella to Kandy 3rd class mixing it with the locals & the views did not disappoint . . . . . . . . @kiwisoffcourse . . . . . . . . . Hashtag pictures with #AwakenTravel or Simply Tag us @Awaken_to in your pictures to get featured on Awaken to a Different World . . . . . #AwakenTravel #AwakenWeekend #Awaken #bleachmyfilm #travelingindia #india #filmphotography #filmpalette #modeling #photographerfeature #fordmodelscout #India #wildernessbabes #wildernessbabes #anmscoutme #nextmodel #plutinomodels #nationalgeography #elitemodels #bossmodels #willyscouts #WLYG#train #scenic #srilanka #travelsrilanka #Ella #Kandy #GLTlove #kiwisoffcourse

Sri Lanka is a country wh

Sri Lanka is a country where we heard so many amazing things and when we arrived it did not disappoint us. Stunning beaches all along the coastline where we spent most of our days swimming, surfing and sunbathing.... Where we would rather be! #Hiriketiya #Beach #srilanka #travelcouple #kiwisoffcourse

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Photo by @kiwisoffcourse - One magical week in Tokyo has left a travel imprint. I loved discovering new sights and learning about the Japanese culture. There are many more places to visit, giving me a great excuse to come back. Amongst the bustling streets, Vibe 25 anti theft backpack @pacsafeofficial is the perfect city bag to keep my belongings protected. Check out more styles on pacsafe.com #PacsafeTravels #SafeTravels #Vibe25 #backpacker #Japan #Shibuya #travelblogger #kiwisoffcourse . . . . . . . . . #Asia #Asiatrip #travelAsia #discoverJapan #Shibuyacrossing #citylife #traveller #crowds #Pacsafe #explore #discover #girlstravel #solotravel #Tokyo #Japanese #Tokyodrift #asianbeauty #citywalk #adventure #travelphotography #nikon #multipleexposure

One magical week in Tokyo

One magical week in Tokyo has left a travel imprint. I loved discovering new sights and learning about the Japanese culture. There are many more places to visit, giving me a great excuse to come back. Amongst the bustling streets, Vibe 25 anti theft backpack @pacsafeofficial is the perfect city bag to keep my belongings protected. Check out more styles on pacsafe.com #PacsafeTravels #SafeTravels #Vibe25 #backpacker #Japan #Shibuya #travelblogger #kiwisoffcourse . . . . . . . . . #Asia #Asiatrip #travelAsia #discoverJapan #Shibuyacrossing #citylife #traveller #crowds #Pacsafe #explore #discover #girlstravel #solotravel #Tokyo #Japanese #Tokyodrift #asianbeauty #citywalk #adventure #travelphotography #nikon #multipleexposure

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The film was shown at festivals in Italy, the US and Canada in September, and originally released in Ireland and the UK in October 1992, where it failed at the box office. Director Neil Jordan, in later interviews, attributed this failure to the film's heavily political undertone, particularly its sympathetic portrayal of an IRA fighter. The bombing of a pub in London is specifically mentioned as turning the English press against the film. (See List of terrorist incidents in London, 12 October 1992.) The then-fledgling film company Miramax decided to promote the film in the United States where it became a sleeper hit, earning over $60 million at the box office. A memorable advertising campaign generated intense public curiosity by asking audiences not to reveal the film's "secret" to their friends. Jordan also believed the film's success was a result of the film's British/Irish political issues being either lesser-known or completely unknown to American audiences, who thus flocked to the film for what Jordan called "the sexual politics." The film earned critical acclaim and went on to be nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Actor (Rea), Best Supporting Actor (Davidson), and Best Director. Writer-director Jordan finally won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film went on to success around the world, including re-releases in Britain and Ireland.

Peace following the Imperial victory at Stadtlohn (1623) proved short-lived, with conflict resuming at the initiation of Denmark-Norway. Danish involvement, referred to as the Low Saxon War or Kejserkrigen ("the Emperor's War"), began when Christian IV of Denmark, a Lutheran who also ruled as Duke of Holstein, a duchy within the Holy Roman Empire, helped the Lutheran rulers of neighbouring Lower Saxony by leading an army against the Imperial forces in 1625. Denmark-Norway had feared that the recent Catholic successes threatened its sovereignty as a Protestant nation. Christian IV had also profited greatly from his policies in northern Germany. For instance, in 1621, Hamburg had been forced to accept Danish sovereignty. Denmark-Norway's King Christian IV had obtained for his kingdom a level of stability and wealth that was virtually unmatched elsewhere in Europe. Denmark-Norway was funded by tolls on the Oresund and also by extensive war reparations from Sweden. Denmark-Norway's cause was aided by France, which together with Charles I, had agreed to help subsidize the war, not the least because Christian was a blood uncle to both the Stuart king and his sister Elizabeth of Bohemia through their mother, Anne of Denmark. Some 13,700 Scottish soldiers were sent as allies to help Christian IV under the command of General Robert Maxwell, 1st Earl of Nithsdale. Moreover, some 6,000 English troops under Charles Morgan also eventually arrived to bolster the defence of Denmark-Norway, though it took longer for these to arrive than Christian hoped, not the least due to the ongoing British campaigns against France and Spain. Thus, Christian, as war-leader of the Lower Saxon Circle, entered the war with an army of only 20,000 mercenaries, some of his allies from England and Scotland and a national army 15,000 strong, leading them as Duke of Holstein rather than as King of Denmark-Norway. To fight Christian, Ferdinand II employed the military help of Albrecht von Wallenstein, a Bohemian nobleman who had made himself rich from the confiscated estates of his Protestant countrymen. Wallenstein pledged his army, which numbered between 30,000 and 100,000 soldiers, to Ferdinand II in return for the right to plunder the captured territories. Christian, who knew nothing of Wallenstein's forces when he invaded, was forced to retire before the combined forces of Wallenstein and Tilly. Christian's mishaps continued when all of the allies he thought he had were forced aside: France was in the midst of a civil war, Sweden was at war with the PolishLithuanian Commonwealth, and neither Brandenburg nor Saxony was interested in changes to the tenuous peace in eastern Germany. Moreover, neither of the substantial British contingents arrived in time to prevent Wallenstein defeating Mansfeld's army at the Battle of Dessau Bridge (1626) or Tilly's victory at the Battle of Lutter (1626). Mansfeld died some months later of illness, apparently tuberculosis, in Dalmatia. Wallenstein's army marched north, occupying Mecklenburg, Pomerania, and Jutland itself, but proved unable to take the Dano-Norwegian capital Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. Wallenstein lacked a fleet, and neither the Hanseatic ports nor the Poles would allow the building of an imperial fleet on the Baltic coast. He then laid siege to Stralsund, the only belligerent Baltic port with sufficient facilities to build a large fleet; it soon became clear, however, that the cost of continuing the war would far outweigh any gains from conquering the rest of Denmark. Wallenstein feared losing his northern German gains to a Danish-Swedish alliance, while Christian IV had suffered another defeat in the Battle of Wolgast (1628); both were ready to negotiate. Negotiations concluded with the Treaty of Lbeck in 1629, which stated that Christian IV could retain control over Denmark-Norway (including the duchies of Sleswick and Holstein) if he would abandon his support for the Protestant German states. Thus, in the following two years, the Catholic powers subjugated more land. At this point, the Catholic League persuaded Ferdinand II to take back the Lutheran holdings that were, according to the Peace of Augsburg, rightfully the possession of the Catholic Church. Enumerated in the Edict of Restitution (1629), these possessions included two archbishoprics, 16 bishoprics, and hundreds of monasteries. In the same year, Gabriel Bethlen, the Calvinist prince of Transylvania, died. Only the port of Stralsund continued to hold out against Wallenstein and the emperor, having been bolstered by Scottish 'volunteers' who arrived from the Swedish army to support their countrymen already there in the service of Denmark-Norway. These men were led by Colonel Alexander Leslie, who became governor of the city. As Colonel Robert Monro recorded: Sir Alexander Leslie being made Governour, he resolved for the credit of his Country-men, to make an out-fall upon the Enemy, and desirous to conferre the credit on his own Nation alone, being his first Essay in that Citie. Leslie held Stralsund until 1630, using the port as a base to capture the surrounding towns and ports to provide a secure beach-head for a full-scale Swedish landing under Gustavus Adolphus.

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