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Santorini, also known as Thera is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name.
Venice is a city in northern Italy known both for tourism and for industry, and is the capital of the region Veneto, with a population of about 272,000. Together with Padua, the city is included in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area (population 1,600,000). The name is derived from the ancient tribe of Veneti that inhabited the region in Roman times. The city historically was the capital of an independent city-state.
The Amalfi Coast Italy
The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. During the 10th–11th centuries, the Duchy of Amalfi existed on the territory of the Amalfi Coast, centered in the town of Amalfi, until it was sacked by the Republic of Pisa in 1137.
Kerala or Keralam /'k?r?l?/ is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was formed on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions. The state has an area of 38,863 km (15,005 sq mi) and is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Arabian Sea on the west. Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital. Kochi and Kozhikode are other major cities.
The British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, the remaining islands constitute the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Torres del Paine Chile
Torres del Paine is a Chilean commune located in the inland of Última Esperanza Province and Magallanes Region. The commune is administered by the municipality in Cerro Castillo, the major settlement in the commune. Torres del Paine National Park lies within the commune.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy
The Uffizi Gallery, is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world. It is housed in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, a palazzo in Florence, Italy.
The Yangtze River China
The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia, and the third-longest in the world. It flows for 6,300 kilometres (3,915 mi) from the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze drains one-fifth of China's land area and its river basin is home to one-third of China's population.
Pompeii is a partly buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 AD.
Colonial Quito Ecuador
The temperatures in Quito can plummet for much of the year long so take advantage of the summer respite and plan your trip for July or August. From centuries-old cathedrals to traditional restaurants and local crafts markets, you can really embrace the local cultures with a visit to Ecuador's capital city."
Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park Grenada
The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Taylor's aim was to engage local people with the underwater environment that surrounds them using his works which are derived from life casts of the local community."
Bora Bora French Polynesia
No amount of words come even close to describing the beauty of the Bora Bora Island beaches. We could mention the emerald waters embracing the flawless white sand, the hibiscus valleys, the over-water bungalows, and the towering mountains, mirrored on the waters surface. Or, you could just judge for yourself."
Chittorgarh Fort India
Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, sprawls majestically over a hill above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries."
Socotra Island Yemen
Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago and a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. A mix of ancient granite massifs, limestone cliffs and red sandstone plateaus. The island is situated 250 miles off the coast of Yemen."
The Lost Coast California
Somewhere along the 80 miles (129 kilometers) of glorious northern California wilderness coastline between Fort Bragg and Eureka is a secret surf break as perfect in form as in setting. The Lost Coast wave is the stuff of American legend: a big, consistent, year-round swell that washes onto a rocky shore with high energy and perfect curvature—fast, clean, with long, long sweeps."
Pigeon's Rock, Beirut Lebanon
Also known as the Rock of Raouché, the Pigeon`s Rock in Beirut, Lebanon is a stellar destination for locals and tourists alike. This photo was taken from the popular seaside walkway called the Corniche. With so many folks on cell phones and roller blades, the Corniche reminded me more of Miami than the Middle East."
Ngondo Festival Cameroon
The Ngondo Festival is a way to connect with the spirits of “water Gods” and has been celebrated as an annual religious/traditional festival for countless years now. Ngondo festival begins with a number of rituals and feasts performed to celebrate and rejoice the unity of various African tribesmen who gather there for further celebrations of the event."
Paddle 340 Miles of the Mighty Missouri—Nonstop Missouri
No self-respecting river rat should resist the challenge of paddling the world’s longest nonstop river race, which traverses an entire state in three and a half days. The Missouri River 340, from Kansas City to St. Louis (technically, St. Charles) is something of a Wild West race, with few restrictions other than reasonable safety regulations (nav lights, no jousting with barges) and the need to finish within 88 hours."