BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA (MAP) _ 0408

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Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe. Its capital and largest city is Sarajevo. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for 20 kilometres (12 miles) of coastline on the Adriatic Sea surrounding the city of Neum. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and the northeast is predominantly flatland. The inland is a geographically larger region and has a moderate continental climate, bookended by hot summers and cold and snowy winters. The southern tip of the country has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography.
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From Bosnia and Herzegovina
Travel from Mar 26 to April 4
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NORTH SHORE, O’AHU _ 0407

Footprints in paradise

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From USA
Travel from Mar 27 to April 3
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Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east and north. Its area is just over 160 square kilometres (62 square miles), and it has an estimated population of 35,000. Its capital is Vaduz. The biggest town is Schaan. Liechtenstein has the highest gross domestic product per person in the world when adjusted by purchasing power parity. Liechtenstein also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world at 1.5%.
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From Liechtenstein
Travel from Mar 20 to April 3
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NAPLES (italy) _ 0405

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. As of 2012, around 960,000 people live within the city’s administrative limits. The Naples urban area has a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million, and is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union. Around 4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.
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From Naples, Italy
Travel from Mar 18 to Mar 27
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POIPU BEACH (KAUAI) _ 0404

Poipu Beach is a smile of sand where the sunsets are a sacrament, holding the world in a chalice of color while the sea and sky melt into golds, pinks and sometimes a flash of emerald. Dr. Beach, a noted authority on beaches, recently ranked Poipu Beach number one in the U.S.
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From USA
Travel from Mar 27 to April 3
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KUKERI-THE BULGARIAN CARNIVALS _ 0403

Kukeri is a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits, with costumed men performing the ritual. Closely related traditions are found throughout the Balkans and Greece (including Romania and the Pontus). The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals (sometimes double-faced) and large bells attached to the belt. Around New Year and before Lent, the kukeri walk and dance through the village to scare evil spirits away with the costumes and the sound of the bells, as well as to provide a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village during the year.

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The kukeri traditionally visit the peoples’ houses at night so that “the sun would not catch them on the road.” After going around the village they gather at the square to dance wildly and amuse the people. The ritual varies by region but its essence remains largely the same.
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From Bulgaria
Travel from Mar 2 to Mar 27
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ABORIGINAL MARKING FIRE _ 0402

Australian Aborigines performing the ancient art of fire – marking

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From Australia
Travel from Jan 25 to April 7
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