Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. With 200,000 inhabitants in 1328, Paris, then already the capital of France, was the most populous city of Europe. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, music, and painting.

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Sintra

Sintra is a city located on the Portuguese Riviera. Sintra is a major tourist destination in Portugal, famed for its picturesqueness and for its numerous historic palaces and castles. Sintra is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest and most expensive municipalities in both Portugal.

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Bali

Bali is an island on the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found.

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Sa Pa

Sa Pa is a frontier township in Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It was first inhabited by people about whom nothing is known. They left in the entire valley hundreds of petroglyphs, mostly composed of lines, which experts think date from the 15th century and represent local cadastres.

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Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city by population. The French built a modern administrative city south of Old Hanoi, creating broad, perpendicular tree-lined avenues of opera, churches, public buildings, and luxury villas.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a special administrative region in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre territory, Hong Kong is the world’s fourth-most-densely-populated region.

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Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo.

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Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman encompasses 76% of the territory’s entire land mass. The island is approximately 35 km long with its widest point being 13 km wide.

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Panama

The Panama Canal is an artificial 77 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to…

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Cartagena

Cartagena was founded on June 1, 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain, which in turn was named after Carthage in Tunisia. Settlement in the region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. It is the fifth-largest city in Colombia and the second largest in the region.

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Oranjestad

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Blair Atholl

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Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in Scotland. The traditional Gaelic name is An t-Eilean Sgitheanach.

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Glencoe

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Loch Lomond & Glen Etive

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New York

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Niagara Falls

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Barcelona

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Everglades

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Miami

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Grand Turk

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San Juan

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St. Thomas

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Half Moon Cay

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Mývatn

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland. The name of the lake (English: the lake of midges) comes from the huge numbers of midges to be found there in the summer.

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Reynisfjara

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall. Dyrhólaey is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible –…

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Vatnajokull

Vatnajokull (officially with a diaeresis: Vatnajökull) is pronounced as vat’najö’küdll. It literally means Glacier of Lakes. Vatnajökull is also known as the Vatna Glacier. Vatnajokull is the largest ice cap in Iceland. It is also one of the largest in area in Europe. The ice cap has around 30 outlet glaciers flowing from the ice…

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Thingvellir

Þingvellir lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Parliament or Alþingi (“Althing” in English) was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. The nearby Öxarárfoss is a waterfall that flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá.

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Laufskálavarda

In Iceland, cairns were often used as markers along the numerous single-file roads or paths that crisscrossed the island; many of these ancient cairns are still standing, although the paths have disappeared.

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Reykjavik

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude, at 64°08′ N, makes it the world’s northernmost capital.

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Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. The geothermal area Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields. Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed.

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Mahahual

Mahahual is a village on the Costa Maya. Previously a fishing village, it is now a rapidly developing tourist center. The village of Mahahual is only about 3 kilometers away from the Costa Maya cruise port, and cruise ships can easily be seen from the village. Mahahual has soft sand beaches, grass thatched palapas, and…

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Roatán

Roatán is the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands. The island was formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan. It is approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi) long, and less than 8 kilometres across at its widest point.

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Belize

Belize is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken. With 22,800 square kilometres of land and as of 2014 a population of 340,844, Belize has the lowest population density in Central America. The country’s population growth rate of 1.97% per year…

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Cozumel

The name Cozumel was derived from the Mayan “Cuzamil” or “Ah Cuzamil Peten” in full, which means the Island of Swallows. The economy of Cozumel is based on tourism. There are a number of visitors to the islands balnearios, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.

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