Tomintoul, Scotland

Tomintoul is a village in the Moray council area of Scotland and the village is said to be the highest elevation village in the Scottish Highlands. Maybe so, but at just about 350m it is hardly the highest village in …

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Hydra, Greece

Hydra Island is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece. It’s located in the Aegean Sea, between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It’s separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was …

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Algeria

Algeria is officially “The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria”, but for all intense and purposes here on the Vagabond Travel website the country will be call just Algeria. Algeria is bordered by Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Morocco …

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South Africa

Officially the Republic of South Africa, but generally referred to as just South Africa, the country is located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. South Africa has 2,798 km of coastline running along the South Atlantic and …

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Portugal

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It’s the most western country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and …

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Estonia

Estonia is officially the Republic of Estonia. I don’t think even Estonians refer to their country by it’s official name, but it must be important. If it wasn’t important, why have an official name? Anyway, the Republic of Estonia will …

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Harare, Zimbabwe

The capital city of Zimbabwe, or as it is know officially, the Republic of Zimbabwe, is Harare. It’s also the country’s largest city, with a population of about 1,610,000, with 2,800,000 in its greater metropolitan area. The University of Zimbabwe …

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Rotterdam

Rotterdam is one of the largest sea ports in the world, and is the largest port in Europe. From 1962 to 2004 the port of Rotterdam was the busiest port in the world. After 2004 Rotterdam was surpassed by Shanghai …

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Indonesia

Officially the Republic of Indonesia, but rarely ever referred to as anything but Indonesia, this nation of over 238 million people is the world’s fourth most populous country. Indonesia is an archipelago comprised of 17,508 islands, located in Southeast Asia …

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The Cyclades Islands

The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea is the Cyclades. The name Cyclades in English means “circular islands”. As the name suggests, the islands encircle the sacred island of Delos. According to the Greek mythology, the God Of …

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