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Introducing: China's Xishuangbanna Prefecture

Introducing: China’s Xishuangbanna Region Though part of Yunnan, one of China’s most beautiful and interesting provinces for travelers, the Xishuangbanna prefecture in the south of the province sees nowhere close to the number of visitors of favorites like Lijiang and Tiger Leaping Gorge. There are wild rainforests, abandoned tourist towns, delicious food, and enough cultural mixing …

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Spotlight On: Travel to Macau

Spotlight On: Travel to Macau   Official name: Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China Location: On the southern edge of the mouth of the Pearl River Delta, on the Chinese border from the city of Zhuhai and just across the Delta from Hong Kong. Noteworthy facts: According to 2014 statistics Macau is the most densely-populated …

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Singapore Hawker Center

Introducing: the Singapore Hawker Center

Introducing: the Singapore Hawker Center Let’s take it back to the mid 1800’s. Singapore was a scrappy, busy, port with loads of laborers from China called coolies. They mostly loaded and unload ships at the docks. No surprise these men were here alone, either single or far away from their families. Many of them lived …

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Spotlight on: Travel to Ukraine

Spotlight on: Travel to Ukraine Official country name: Ukraine Location: Eastern Europe bordering Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. The coastline of the Black Sea forms the border at the south. Noteworthy facts: The origins of modern Russia, Belarus, Ukraine actually trace back to Kiev. During the middle ages this was the center …

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Travel to the Perhentian Islands

Spotlight on: Travel to the Perhentian Islands

Spotlight on: Travel to the Perhentian Islands   Destination: The Perhentian Islands Location: The Perhentian Islands are located in Malaysia, about 10 miles off the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula, 40 miles south of the border with Thailand. Noteworthy facts: The Perhentian Islands are protected as part of a national marine park. This means …

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travel to San Marino

Spotlight on: Travel to San Marino

Spotlight on: Travel to San Marino Official country name: Republic of San Marino (sometimes called the Most Serene Republic of San Marino) Location: San Marino is an enclave entirely surrounded by Italy. It’s located on the Italian peninsula, on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It’s only 10 kilometers from the Adriatic sea, but …

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