MONTREAL (CANADA) – 0678

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Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province, the second-largest in Canada and the 9th-largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary”, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard.
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From Canada
Travel from Jan 10 to Mar 27
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FORT ZEELANDIA (PARAMARIBO) – 0677

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Fort Zeelandia is a fortress in Paramaribo, Suriname, that was built in 1640 French as a wooden structure
The British took the fort and called it Fort Willoughby).
In 1651 a small trading postwas created by the Dutch. The Dutch presence increased and strengthened. In 1667 the Dutch Admiral Abraham Crynnsen  took Paramaribo and recaptured the Essequibo-Pomeroon Colony. Byam, the British commander of Fort Willoughby defended the fort against Dutch Navy officer, Admiral Abraham Crynnsen  renamed the fort to Zeelandia.
The battle which ensued between William Byam and Abraham Crynnsen lasted only three hours as British munitions were exhausted.
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From Paramaribo, Suriname
Travel from Jan 01 to Mar 27
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HIGHLAND CATTLE IN SCOLAND – 0676

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Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow or dun.
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From Scotland
Travel from Jan 19 to Jan 27
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PORT OF ROTTERDAM – 0675

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The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. From 1962 until 2002 it was the world’s busiest port, now overtaken by first Singapore and then Shanghai. In 2011, Rotterdam was the world’s eleventh-largest container port in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) handled. In 2012 Rotterdam was the world’s sixth-largest port in terms of annual cargo tonnage.
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From Nederlands
Travel from Jan 19 to Jan 27
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MAROKOPA FALLS – 0674

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The falls are another 2 km further down from the Piripiri Cave. The 35 m high falls are often described as the most beautiful in the country. Here the Marokopa River cascades over the undercut greywacke basement rock. Take the short track through tawa and nikau forest down to the viewing platform.
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From New Zealand
Travel from …. to Jan 27
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KELLY TARLTON’S TUI – 0673

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Kelly Tarlton’s Shipwreck Museum in Paihia, the good ship Tui has been converted into an authentic maritime museum and houses over 1000 bits and pieces that the late Kelly Tarlton dragged up from wrecks.

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From New Zealand
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MT EGMONT NEW ZEALAND – 0672

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Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Although the mountain is more commonly referred to as Taranaki, it has two official names under the alternative names policy of the New Zealand Geographic Board. The 2518-metre-high mountain is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. There is a secondary cone, Fanthams Peak , 1,966 metres (6,450 ft), on the south side. Because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji, Taranaki provided the backdrop for the movie The Last Samurai.
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From New Zealand
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AMSTEDAM – 0671

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Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands though it is not the seat of the Dutch government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 813,562 within the city-proper, 1,112,165 in the urban region and 1,575,263 in the greater metropolitan area. The city region has a population of 2,332,773. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.
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From Nederlands
Travel from …. to Jan 27
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ALAND ISLANDS 2 – 0671

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Åland’s original name was in Proto-Norse language *Ahvaland which means “Land of Water”. In Swedish, this first developed into Áland and eventually into Åland, literally “river land”—even though rivers are not a prominent feature of Åland’s geography. The Finnish name of the island, Ahvenanmaa (“perch land”), is seen to preserve another form of the old name.
Another theory suggests that the Finnish Ahvenanmaa would be the original name of the archipelago, from which the Swedish Åland derives.
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From Aland Islands
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BALI MAP – 0671

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital of Denpasar is located at the southern part of the island.
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From Indonesia
Travel from Jan 05 to Jan 27
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SANHURFA – 0670

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Şanlıurfa , often simply known as Urfa in daily language, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 1,845,667 inhabitants (2015 estimate) in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. It is a city with a primarily Kurdish and Arabic population. Urfa is situated on a plain about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. Urfa’s climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.
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From Turkey
Travel from Jan 09 to Jan 22
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MANHATTAN _ 0669

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Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coterminous with New York County, founded on November 1, 1683 as an original county of the U.S. state of New York. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the East, Hudson, and Harlem Rivers, but also includes several small adjacent islands, as well as Marble Hill, a small neighborhood on the U.S. mainland.
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From New York
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