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Bolivia
Bolivia sits right in the middle of South America, yet it is still one of the most remote countries on the continent. Its magnificent nature and mysterious ancient civilizations draws many visitors.
Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni Flamingos



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Iran
Axes schmaxes... Forget everything you've been told about this country. It might well be the nicest place you ever visited, with a history which almost surpasses the dawn of time.
Iran: Shiraz

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South Korea
South Korea is the quiet neighbor of China and Japan. Even its multi-million cities sometimes make you feel like you've just stepped into a highrise village.
South Korea: Namdaemun in Seoul by night

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Brazil: Sambalicious

It's the fifth largest country in the world, and home to perhaps the world's happiest people. Many know Brazil best for its samba, carnival and soccer, but this is only the beginning of it. Among its highlights include metropolis Rio de Janeiro, old gold capital of Ouro Prêto, the amazing Foz de Iguaçu falls, its white-sand beaches scattered along the more than 7000 km long coastline, not to forget the wildlife and wilderness of the Amazon and Pantanal.
Brazil: View from Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

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North Korea: Kim Il-Sung in bronze on Mansudae (Mansu Hill) Pyongyang: Showcase Capital

The North Korean capital Pyongyang is the regime's showcase to the world. The propaganda machinery portrays it as paradise on earth, a spotless city where the population enjoys the fruits of the Korean revolution. The truth is somewhat different. North Korea is a bankrupt country, just barely surviving. Even the privileged in the capital don't have enough food to eat, or electricity to heat their apartments during the ice cold winters. The grand revolutionary monuments of the capital stand as an ironic reminder of the leadership's true priorities.

Pakistan: Frontier Land

Surrounded by India, China, Afghanistan and Iran, Pakistan is truly a blend of east, west and anything between. Some of its highlights include cultural capital Lahore, the artificial capital Islamabad and its twin city Rawalpindi, frontier city Pesahwar, and the Balochi capital Quetta (the closest you can get to Afghanistan without crossing the border). Pakistan has a bad reputation abroad, and sees few tourists. It's a shame, for this is a fun place to travel!
Pakistan: Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

Denmark: Copenhagen Rundetårn Copenhagen: Cool Capital

A bustling city of 1.1 million people and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is the link between continental Europe and Scandinavia. It sits on the island of Zealand, just across Øresund strait from Sweden. Its charming streets surrounded by century old buildings as well as its canals provide for a cozy backdrop, and its many bars and cafés give it a lively atmosphere on almost any night of the week. Adding the fairy tale like Tivoli to all of this, and it's the kind of city which makes you want to come back again for more.

Indonesia: Island Smiles

See sunrise over Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Nearby is the Hindu temple of Prambanan. Both are within easy reach of cultural city Yogyakarta. Then cross the island of Java to see Jakarta, capital of 240 million Indonesians. Don't forget to drop by Jakarta's port to see the schooners of the Bugis people, one of the world's last commercial sailboat-fleets. By size Java is not Indonesia's biggest island, but with 130 million inhabitants you'll have ample opportunity to meet the smiling Javanese.
Indonesia: Sunrise at Borobudur in Java

Tokyo: Neon lights of Shinjuku by night Tokyo: Endless City

With 35 million people in the metropolitan area, Tokyo (capital of Japan) can rightfully be called one of the world's great megacities. It is an endless expanse of buldings and overground highways and railroads, lit by the ever-present neon signs. History and the old has definitly had to take the backseat, with future pushing ahead at full speed. The size and density of Tokyo can be intimidating at first, but with patience and curiosity the many small treasures of the city reveal themselves.



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China
It's not a country but a continent. China is a-changing, and you're invited.
China: Qixia Temple

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Balkans
The Balkan's rich history, dramatic nature of mountains and coastal sandy beaches, as well as its delightful cuisine, begs to be explored.
Sri Lanka
A mixture of stunning natural beaty, a wide variety of wildlife and ancient historical landmarks, topped of with world class beaches.
Baltic States
For fairyland skylines of medieval fortresses and churches, it's hard to beat any of the capitals of the Baltic States.
United Arab Emirates
A crossover between the traditions of the Bedouin lifestyle and the fast pace of the 21st century modern life.
Peru
Under the Inca empire most of the Andes mountain range was ruled from Peru.

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