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Rio de Janeiro

Is the second largest city in Brazil, located on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid-back beach culture and its annual carnival.

The harbor of Rio de Janeiro is comprised of a unique entry from the ocean that makes it appear to be the mouth of a river. Additionally, the harbor is surrounded by spectacular geographic features including Sugar Loaf mountain at (1,296 feet), Corcovado Peak at (2,310 feet), and the hills of Tijuca at (3,350 feet). These features work together to collectively make the harbor one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's primary tourist attraction and resort. It receives the most visitors per year of any city in South America with 2.82 million international tourists a year. The city sports world-class hotels, shopping, and restaurants. There are alot of beaches for walking and enjoying the outdoors if your looking for some exercise.

Besides being the host city for the 2014 world cup, the International Olympic committee selected Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.


 
 
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Located in Central America

San Salvador is the capital city of El Salvador, and the capital of the San Salvador department. It is the country's most populated municipality as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center.

The city is located in the Boquerón Volcano Valley, a region of high seismic activity.  El Boquerón Volcano was dormant since its last eruption in 1917, but has been active recently.  San Salvador is rich in Spanish heritage, and its historical center contains architecture that is not found elsewhere in Latin America.

San Salvador has a  tropical wet and dry climate, people enjoy warm weather all year round, with daily temp of (80°F). Its weather cools from the months of November through February due to seasonal winds of the dry season. The hottest months of the year are April and May, during the transition from the dry season (October–April), to the rainy season (May–September). In April and May temperatures may reach in the 90s. The highest reading ever recorded was (101.3 °F),

 
 
 

Sakhalin

06/07/2014

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Looking For Some Wildlife?

Sakhalin is a large and very sparsely populated island which was the center of a long power struggle between Russia/USSR and Japan for control of its large oil and gas natural resources.  Sakhalin is beautiful, but has an undeveloped tourist sector. Its largest city is Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The Lake Tunaycharegion is only a short distance south east of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. This string of shallow lakes, including the islands largest fresh water lake, runs along Sakhalin's western coast line, and is a favorite with bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The island of Moneron off Sakhalin's southwestern coast is popular for divers, snorkelers, and bird watchers.  The scenery is just beautiful with dramatic rock formations, waterfalls, rocky canyons and alpine meadows. The island has numerous bird colonies and is also a breeding ground for sea lions.

Sakhalin is connected by regular flights to Moscow, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, and other cities of Russia. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport has regularly scheduled international flights to Hakodate, Japan and Seoul and Busan, Korea. There are also charter flights to the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Niigata, and Sapporo and the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Dalian, and Harbin.


 

Phuket

06/03/2014

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Island Paradise 

Phuket, which is somewhat smaller than the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism. 

Patong and Phuket Town, along with the surrounding magical Phi Phi Islands bring visitors from around the globe to Phuket, giving them a tropical taste of life in paradise. Shimmering white crescent beaches, sparkling blue water, and indulgences of every kind cater to young, old, families and the elite alike.

Shopping, eating, swimming, world-class diving, or simply relaxing at the bar with an exotic, refreshing beverage - no matter what your definition of paradise, Phuket’s sure to come close.


 
 
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Dont Miss this one when going West

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge, and major attraction in Arizona near the Colorado river on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand canyon West area of the main canyon.

Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, it was opened to the general public on March 28, 2007. It is accessed via the Grand canyon West Airport terminal, or a 120-mile drive from Las Vegas, which includes a 10-mile stretch of dirt road.  

The walkway could support 822 people weighing 200 pounds each, operators only allow 120 visitors on it at a time. So you'll be fine if you step out onto the bridge's 2.8-inch thick, five-layer glass floor.

But if you've still got some butterflies in your stomach and decide to skip the thrill, they won't judge you.  Just know that even if any cracks appear, you likely won't go plummeting to the bottom of the canyon.