Social Studies 3: Plage Toulon, Ashgabat, and Arches National Park
We promise these aren't foods, or pokemon...or pokemon foods. Today we're taking a look at three awesome places places around the world.
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Ah… the French Riviera.
C'est magnifique, non? [Picture of Plage Toulon]
A famous vacation spot for the rich and famous.
There’s Nice, Cannes, Saint-Tropez… [Pictures of the locations]
And then there’s Toulon.
While technically still part of the French Riviera, it’s kinda the budget beach of
Thats where we're gonna be... [Woman looking out at the view]
But Toulon’s claim to fame is its Naval Port.
It’s the main hub for the French Navy and home to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gualle. [Man falls off the side of the boat and someone chucks a croissant into the water]
The climate in Toulon is mild, with hot summers and cool winters that don’t get much below
Alright, as soon as you're done soaking in the sun, we'll head inland to… [Chicken on a beach in a deck chair]
Which is not a Pokemon character –
-- but the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan. [Picutre of Ashgabat]
Because of Ashgabat’s location –
-- summers here are hot and dry, with temperatures regularly climbing to the 100s, while the
winters get cold, down in the 30s. [Man in a deckchair wearing winter clothes]
So, uh…if you're gonna visit, pack…literally everything in your closet. [Man stood with lots of suitcases]
Filled with high rise buildings, Ashgabat is a hub of government, business and education. [Dino pointing at a blackboard]
If you’re looking for a cool spot to visit in Turkmenistan – and who isn’t – Ashgabat’s
Unfortunately, we can’t stay as we’ve got some hiking to do in…
…Arches National Park! [Dino and Coop look excited]
It’s located here, in the beautiful state of Utah.
If you're wondering how Arches got its name, just take a look around…
It's famous for its natural stone arches and balanced rocks.
Arches is also known for the clever names of its sights. [Rock falls and lands on a woman]
For example, there’s Elephant Butte…
… the North and South Windows…
… Pothole Arch…
… and this one named Double Arch.
Double Arches all the way, oh my god [Rainbow appears on the stone arches and man takes a picture]
Unlike the golden Arches, you won't be rewarded with a cheeseburger and fries if you hike [Boy looks annoyed he doesn't have a happy meal]
around these parts.
But you will be rewarded with some pretty breath-taking views and a general awe of nature,
which we'd take over a Happy Meal any day. [Boy doesn't look impressed]
Arches is a tourist spot, attracting hikers, campers and even some rock climbers. [Girl climbing up a steep rock face]
But if the outdoors isn’t really your thing…
… You’re in luck.
Because Arches has a lovely scenic drive just for people who like to take in their nature [Girls get into a limo]
from an air-conditioned car.
And that wraps up our tale of three of cities!
We certainly saw a little bit of everything, didn’t we?
Now if only all this video-based traveling got us frequent flier miles…we'd be halfway [Guy at the airport]
to the Bahamas right now… [People on a beach]