AMSTERDAM AIRPORT _ 0588

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 20 minutes (4.9 NM (9.1 km; 5.6 mi)) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. It is the fourth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers.
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From Nederlands
Travel from July 11 to July 28
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HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS _ 0587

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The headquarters of the United Nations is a complex in New York City. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River. Its borders are First Avenue on the west, East 42nd Street to the south, East 48th Street on the north and the East River to the east. The term “Turtle Bay” is occasionally used as a metonym for the UN headquarters or for the United Nations as a whole
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From New York
Travel from July 21 to July 29
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ARUBA _ 0586

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Aruba is an island 33 kilometres long (20 mi); it is located about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea and 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Netherlands Antilles or the Dutch Caribbean.
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From Aruba
Travel from July 9 to July 29
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PASEO HERENCIA _ 0585

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The Paseo Herencia shopping & entertainment center in Aruba is an old style plaza surrounded by excellent shopping and dining options. Paseo Herencia, the second largest shopping mall and entertainment center in Aruba, houses a state of the art Cinemas movie theater.
http://www.aruba.com/

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From Aruba
Travel from July 3 to July 23
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ARUBA COSTUME _ 0584

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A delicious recipe for Caribbean Madras, with dark rum, orange juice and cranberry juice. Also lists similar drink recipes.

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From Aruba
Travel from July 3 to July 23
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CASIBARI ROCK _ 0583

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Ayo Rock Formations are monolithic rock boulders located on the island of Aruba in the Caribbean. They are located near Ayo village, about 3.2 km from the natural bridge towards Casibari. Casibari Boulders are about 3.2 km inland between Natural Bridge (now defunct) and Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, west of Boac Andicuri.
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From Aruba
Travel from july 3 to July 23
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THE FOX GLACIER _ 0582

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Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier falls 2,600 m (8,500 ft) on its 13 km journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, with it having the distinction of being one of the few glaciers to end among lush rainforest only 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level. Although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985. In 2006 the average rate of advance was about a metre a week. In January 2009, the terminal face of the glacier was still advancing and had vertical or overhanging faces which were continually collapsing.
The outflow of the glacier forms the Fox River. During the last ice age, its ice reached beyond the present coastline, and the glacier left behind many moraines during its retreat. Lake Matheson formed as a kettle lake within one of these.
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From New Zealand
Travel from June 13 to July 11
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MAYOTTE FOOD _ 0581

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Mayotte is an overseas department and region of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Maore), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, namely between northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. Mayotte’s area is 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi) and, with its 212,645 people, is very densely populated at 569 per km² (1,473 per sq mi).
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From Mayotte
Travel from July 1 to July 11
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SHERATON HOTEL (DOHA) _ 0580

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Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel run by the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts overlooking the Persian Gulf in the West Bay area of Doha, Qatar.Located approximately 2 miles northwest of the port area, it reportedly covers an area of around 10,000 square metres. The hotel reportedly cost around $100 million to build, and although built by an American company, it was subsidized by the Qatari government.
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From Doha, Qatar
Travel from may 22 to July 11
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NIGHT VIEW OF TOKYO TOWER _ 0579

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From Nara, Japan
Travel from June 25 to June 30
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KAMUIWAKKA WATERFALL, SHIRETOKO PENINSULA _ 0578

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The Kamuiwakka Waterfall was a pretty well-known rotemburo (hot springs waterfall) deep in the wild Shiretoko National Park. The fact that it was a thermal springs-fed waterfall made it stand out from the rest of the waterfalls we had seen in Japan so far. Unfortunately for us, we couldn’t experience the onsen aspect of this rotemburo as the only way we were able to experience this waterfall was by boat. Had we been able to do this waterfall both ways, we would’ve bumped up the rating score of this waterfall for sure.
http://www.world-of-waterfalls.com/

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From Nara, Japan
Travel from June 25 to June 30
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FLAG OF JAPAN (INCLUDE MAP) _ 0577

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The national flag of Japan is a white rectangular flag with a large red disc (representing the sun) in the center. This flag is officially called Nisshōki (日章旗?, “sun-mark flag”) in Japanese, but is more commonly known as Hinomaru (日の丸?, “circle of the sun”).
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From Nara, Japan
Travel from June 25 to June 30
Thanks Noriko !