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Australia

Ayers Rock

Ayers is a large sandstone in the center of Australia. most people would say its just a huge rock but it pretty amazing. I also visited the Sydney Opera House, People come from all over the world to see possibly Australasia's most famous structure. If possible i would recommend on trying catch a performance here.

Australia's Capital is Canberra with a Population of 21,000,00 it pretty big, so weather conditions vary greatly from one side to the other in general, summers are warm to hot and winters are mild. Snow falls only on high ground. so way different from Denver Co. when it comes to winter.

GDP per capita $38,100 (2008 est.)

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China

Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, some say its looking much more into the future than into the past. Nowadays, it is a city crowded with tourists from China and all over the world. Beijing's neighborhoods are quite confusing and informal. In general everything inside the 2nd ring road is considered the city center.

China has a population of 1,307,560,000 and many languages are spoken.

While in Beijing I visited The Forbidden City. It was the home of the Emperor and the Imperial Chinese government for almost five centuries. Orginally built in the Yuan dynasty by the Mongolians it had a major face lift during the Ming dynasty to look like the palaces it does today. "This is one of the most amazing palaces in the word" is what been said, with thousands of rooms facing dozens of major courtyards. This place is amazing. If traveling remember to take some time to relax and enjoy the nice gardens, explore the side chambers that few visitors go to see and walk on the royal highway down the center of the Forbidden City.

GDP per capita $6,000 (2008 est.)

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Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza

While in Egypt I seen the great pyramids. These mega-structures were built thousands of years ago to protect the remains of long dead kings. The construction of these pyramids cost countless lives and tons of gold. These large structures easily attracted the attention of tomb robbers and were raided thousands of years ago. Today the Pyramids of Giza are one of the most popular sights in the world are next to Cairo.

Cairo has a Population of 74,720,000, A Republic Government, the official language of Egypt is Arabic, although English is widely spoken, the most popular food in Egypt is "Taamia and Fool" it's cheap and most people say delicious, and most important If you go out during the day, be sure to take plenty of water, to ensure you are well hydrated.

GDP per capita $5,400 (2008 est.)

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Monaco

A "little pin-prick" on France's Mediterranean coast, Monaco really only measures up to be 2 sq km. But, with its primary industry being tourism, this has proven to have hardly any effect on the hordes of tourists who charge to Monaco's beaches and cultured night life. With a Population of 32,000 four common Languages of French, English, Italian, and Monegasque are spoken. As for weather dry, sunny and warm summers and mild but wetter winters. Temperatures during summer is average around 28 °C with pleasantly warm nights.

GDP per capita $30,000 (2006 est.)

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brazil

The birth place of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the sports all star Royce Gracie. Brazil has one of the largest Carnaval celebrations in the world. It is held the 4 days before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. The celebrations happens in almost every city and town and is a mixture of Christian, Pagan and Native Brazilian traditions. Just be ready to dance and have a crazy time!

Sights in Brazil and Argentina, comprise of 275 waterfalls which flow along the cliff edges for some 2700 metres, falling from heights of up to 80 metres.

With Federal Republic government and around 184,000,000 Population

GDP per capita $10,200 (2008 est.)

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Jamaica

The birthplace of reggae and Bob Marley. Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, 234 kilometres in length and as much as 80 kilometres in width. A narrow coastal plain surrounds the Blue Mountains inland.

With a Population of 2,696,000 only 2 main Languages English and Jamaican Patois.English is the official language of Jamaica. Informally Jamaican Creole, or patois, is commonly spoken by a majority of the population.

Well traveling in Jamaica, Renting a car is a good way to cover a lot of ground, and although most roads are NOT in a good condition, the main ones are. Still, another hazard are the Jamaicans who you'll share the road with. Just stay calm no matter what happens.

An another way to travel is by the bus, its system in Jamaica is rather chaotic, but it's a cheap way to get around and meet the locals. Buses go to almost all cities, towns and even small villages throughout the island.

GDP per capita $7,400 (2008 est.)

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Guatemala

Population 13,300,000 Guatemala is a land of great natural beauty, marked by highland lakes, exotic wildlife and some of the highest volcanoes in Central America. Its Mayan ruins, especially those at Tikal, are breathtaking remains of one of the world’s most ancient civilizations.

The city is divided into 21 zones, Zona 1 is the old historic center. Here you'll find the national palace, the presidential palace, the cathedral, the main plaza and the Central Market. South of Zona 1 is Zona 4 where many of the official buildings are situated.

The common way to get around in Guatemala City is by bus or taxi. The buses run from early morning till about eight in the evening. It is not advisable to take the bus after dark. Also, robbery on the buses is quite common.

In Guatemala City, there tend to be a lot of pickpockets, so make sure you aren't packing any documents and other important stuff while you're sightseeing. It is recommended that visitors limit their sightseeing to the major destinations and travel with a reputable tour group.

Well i was in guatemala i went to Tikal. It is the largest ruined ancient Mayan city. This city rests in lowland rainforests and several large animals are known to wonder the ruins, including jaguars and cougars. At its height Tikal was one of the most populous and important cultural centers in the Mayan world. The area was originally settled in the 4th century BC and slowly grew in power

GDP per capita $5,300 (2008 est.)

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Mexico City

first stop....

sunny

Mexico City, also called the De Fa or just Mexico, its the capital of Mexico and is a huge metropolitan area with around 20 million people living within its boundaries, one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world.

Mexico city is massive! This one of the largest cities in the world and after looking at a map it is easy to see. Luckily most of the areas tourists are interested are located in a few neighborhoods that are easy to reach by the convenient metro system. Some neighborhoods are littered with famous sites while some are just worth going to for a quick stop.

People have been living here since the early 14th century, when the Aztecs settled on an island in lake that no longer exists. This has had the added benefit of making the city sink.

GDP capita $14,200 (2008 est.)

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