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Relics of the Old World -- grand cathedrals, imposing castles and lost-in-time medieval villages -- mingle with the modern across Europe. The Continent's celebrated cities offer endless cultural pursuits for the traveler looking to get lost in the arts, from peering at paintings by the Great Masters to dining on cuisine cooked by decidedly contemporary chefs. Beyond the cities, rural landscapes tempt travelers to flee the urban scene and breathe fresh air in Swiss mountains, rolling Irish hills or sun-soaked Tuscan valleys.
Africa has 54 sovereign countries—the most on any continent—and is the second largest continent in terms of both land area and population. Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Red Sea to the northeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Africa is a vast continent spanning over 8,000km north to south and 7,500km east to west (not including islands).
Africa contains the world's longest river—the 6,650km long Nile River and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free-standing mountain at 5,890m.
Asia offers very diverse travel options. There are ultra modern, largely democratic countries like Japan and that of Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea which are very prosperous and in which people enjoy very high standards of living. On the other hand, Afghanistan, Laos and East Timor are extremely poor countries where people struggle even to get a few grains of rice each day. Of course, there are also many countries lying somewhere in the middle, such as the emerging powerhouses of China and India which make wonderful travel destinations in themselves due to their long history, size and diversity. Thailand is a magnet for travelers, with great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture, and great beaches.
Australia has a multicultural population practising almost every religion and lifestyle. Over one-quarter of Australians were born outside Australia, and another quarter have at least one foreign-born parent. Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are centers of the multicultural. All three cities are renowned for the variety and quality of global arts, intellectual endeavors, and cuisine available in their many restaurants. Sydney is a hub of art, culture, and history containing the world class architectural gem, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Melbourne especially promotes itself as a centre for the arts, while Brisbane promotes itself through various multicultural urban villages. Adelaide must be mentioned in addition, as it is known for being a centre for festivals as well as Germanic cultural influences. Perth, also, is known for its food and wine culture, pearls, gems and precious metals as well as the international fringe arts festival. There are quite a few more that deserve mention, but this gives an idea via introduction.
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Canada is a land of vast distances and rich natural beauty. Economically and technologically, and in many other ways she closely resembles her neighbour to the south, the United States, although there are significant differences between the two countries. Canada is perfectly happy with its British heritage and many Canadians are proud of this.Visiting Canada all in one trip is a massive undertaking. Over 5000 kilometres separate St. John's, Newfoundland from Victoria, British Columbia (about the same distance separates London and Riyadh, or Tokyo and Kolkata). To drive from one end of the country could take 7-10 days or more (and that assumes you're not stopping to sight see on the way). A flight from Toronto to Vancouver takes over 4 hours.