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Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island
Ancient Hindu myths and stories are filled with images of horrible monsters, demons and fierce animals. The god Shiva has eight arms and is sometimes depicted as half man, half woman. Parvati, Shiva’s wife rides on a

Elephanta Island

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Slovenia

Slovenia
Slovenia sits in Central Europe, flanked on the north by the Alps and on the south by the Adriatic Sea. This ancient country was ruled for almost 1,000 years by Austria. Later, it became...

Slovenia

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Poland

Poland
Poland is the largest country in Central Europe. For centuries, it has endured invasions and wars, but the Polish people have kept their language and their culture. During World War II, Hitler’s armies invaded Poland. They built a concentration camp here where many people were...

Poland

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Ukraine

Ukraine
In Eastern Europe, along the Russian border, sits Ukraine, the largest country in the region. The Carpathian Mountains to the west protect Ukraine from fierce northern winds. The Ukraine has some of the richest farm land in Europe – over 1,000 miles of flat plains known as steppes. It also has...

Ukraine

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Since the beginning of time, people have told stories and legends to explain natural, but mysterious, occurrences. The Northern Lights is one example. The Vikings thought the Northern Lights were caused by the shining weaponry of immortal warriors. The Alaskan Inuit people believed the lights...

Northern Lights

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New England

New England
Although native tribes lived in North America for thousands of years before European colonists settled here, the country of America is a young one. We don’t have a lot of old...

New England

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Montenegro

Montenegro
Montenegro was part of Yugoslavia, until the country collapsed in 1991. The country's name in modern Italian (Monte Nero) means "black mountain". Montenegro united with Serbia after the...

Montenegro

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Jamaica

Jamaica
600 miles south of Miami, Florida lies Jamaica, an island country full of contrasts. Tourists love to visit Jamaica for its beautiful, white beaches, lush

Jamaica

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Macedonia

Macedonia
Situated in Southeast Europe, Macedonia was previously a part of Yugoslavia. The country is still the poorest of the former Yugoslav countries. This mountainous, landlocked country has few resources and almost 30 percent of adults are unemployed. It has more than 50

Macedonia

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France – Largest Country in Western Europe

France – Largest Country in Western Europe
France is the largest country in Western Europe and one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is the third most-populous European country. It is also the largest country in the EU. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone or The Hexagon. Their rich...

France – Largest Country in Western Europe

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Chile

Chile
Along the western side of South America runs Chile, a long narrow country that borders the Pacific Ocean. The coastline is over 4,000 miles long, but less than 70 miles wide. You can drive across the entire country of Chile in a few hours. The Andes Mountains border Chile on the east, and most...

Chile

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New Zealand

New Zealand
Alone in the South Pacific Ocean lies New Zealand. Its nearest neighbor, Australia, is 1,000 miles away. New Zealand is a group of islands formed from

New Zealand

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia
Situated 700 miles east of Australia, New Caledonia is an archipelago, or cluster of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The main island is 250 miles long and 30 miles wide. It is...

New Caledonia

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