WRANGEL ISLANDS (Russia) – 0641

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Wrangel Island is an island in the Arctic Ocean, between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea. It lies astride the 180° meridian, displacing the International Date Line eastwards at this latitude to avoid the island as well as the Chukchi Peninsula on the Russian mainland. The closest land to Wrangel Island is tiny and rocky Herald Island located 60 km to the east. Wrangle Island has the highest density of polar bear dens as well as Pacific walrus population in the world. Gray whales migrating from Mexico use Wrangel Island as a major feeding ground. Over 100 species of birds, many of them endangered, migrate to the island during the summer time. Over 400 plants have been identified, more than any other Arctic island.
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/

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From Russia
Travel from Dec 25 to jan 15
Thanks Olga !

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ĐẢO PHÚ QUỐC (PHU QUOC ISLAND) _ 0609

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Phú Quốc, còn được mệnh danh là Đảo Ngọc, là hòn đảo lớn nhất của Việt Nam, cũng là đảo lớn nhất trong quần thể 22 đảo tại đây, nằm trong vịnh Thái Lan. Đảo Phú Quốc cùng với các đảo khác tạo thành huyện đảo Phú Quốc trực thuộc tỉnh Kiên Giang.

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Bưu thiếp gửi từ đảo Phú Quốc  trong chuyến du lịch
5 ngày cho quá trình lưu chuyển (14-11 đến 19-11)
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PUNTARENAS _ 0608

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Puntarenas (Pointsands, from “punta arenas”, or “sand point” in Spanish) is the capital and largest city in the Province of Puntarenas, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The eponymous and oddly shaped province has its largest section in the South, far from the capital.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Costa Rica
Travel from Oct 23 to Nov 14
Thanks Marco !

FIJI ISLANDS _ 0499

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The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji, which was a Crown Colony until 1970, this administration lasting almost a century. During World War II, thousands of Fijians volunteered to aid in Allied efforts via their attachment to the New Zealand and Australian army units. The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) consist of land and naval units.
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From Fiji
Travel from May 6 to May 16
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ST.THOMAS (U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS) _ 0495

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Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and, together with St. John and Water Island, forms a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie.
The island was originally settled around 1500 BC by the Ciboney people. They were later replaced by the Arawaks and then the Caribs. Christopher Columbus sighted the island in 1493 on his second voyage to the “New World”. The Caribs barely survived the first decades of contact with Europeans, either due to disease, deportation into slavery or being killed
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From U.S Virgin Islands
Travel from April 26 to May 9
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SAINT JOHN U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS _ 0480

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St. John was first settled by the Arawak Indians who had migrated north from coastal Colombia and Venezuela around AD 300. The Arawaks inhabited the island until around the year AD 1300, when they were driven off by the more aggressive and warlike Carib Indians. Extensive archaeological work has been undertaken from 1996 to the present at Cinnamon Bay. The artifacts from this dig are being studied and should yield more detailed information on pre-Columbus civilization in the US Virgin Islands
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From U.S Virgin Islands
Travel from April 26 to May 9
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LAGOON OF RANGIROA _ 0438

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Rangiroa is an atoll in the archipelago of the Eastern Tuamotu. The atoll is located 350 km northeast of Tahiti. This is the second largest atoll in the world, Tahiti fit on the inside. Every day Air Tahiti serves the atoll several times. The airport is located on the main island, 2,000 people live there.
http://www.rangiroa-atoll.com/

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From  French Polynesia
Travel from April 3 to April 14
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BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII _ 0433

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Hawaiʻi is said to have been named for Hawaiʻiloa, the legendary Polynesian navigator who first discovered it. Other accounts attribute the name to the legendary realm of Hawaiki, a place from which the Polynesian people are said to have originated (see also Manua), the place where they go in the afterlife, the realm of the gods and goddesses. Captain James Cook, the English explorer and navigator who discovered the Hawaiian Islands called them the “Sandwich Islands” and was killed on the Big Island at Kealakekua Bay following the theft of a ship’s boat.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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From USA
Travel from Mar 27 to April 8
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MARQUISES _ 0429

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The Marquesas Islands form one of the five administrative divisions (subdivisions administratives) of French Polynesia. The capital of the Marquesas Islands administrative subdivision is the settlement of Taiohae on the island of Nuku Hiva. The population of the Marquesas Islands was 9,264 inhabitants at the August 2012 census.
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From  French Polynesia
Travel from April 3 to April 14
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