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Melbourne: the cultural capital of Australia

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is a city full of contrasts. This city is the most important center of the country in terms of culture, and with almost five million inhabitants in 2019 it is second only ...

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Great Ocean Road: a spectacular coast of Australia

Melbourne and the bay of Port Phillip mark the division between the western and eastern coasts of the Australian state of Victoria. The two coasts, although only a few hundred kilometers apart, seem to belong to two completely different worlds. ...

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Victoria: Australia with very different landscapes

The state of Victoria (237,629 km², 6,600,000 inhabitants (2019)) is located in the southern part of Australia and after Tasmania it is the smallest Australian state but it is also the most densely populated state in the country. Melbourne (over ...

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New South Wales: a beautiful natural landscape

The state of New South Wales (809.444 km², 8 million inhabitants (2020)) is located in the southeastern part of Australia and is the most populous state in the country. In fact, a third of the Australian population lives there. This ...

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Lord Howe: an island off eastern Australia

Lord Howe Island (56 km²) is a small volcanic island located 600 km off the east coast of Australia, around 31 ° south latitude and 159 ° east longitude. The island, which is part of the Australian state of New ...

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Guide to Australia Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts

The hotel accommodations in Australia are of an excellent standard and can satisfy all the needs of economic availability. You can choose from luxury hotels and facilities, comfortable hotels, apartments and farms, bed and breakfasts and hostels. Where possible, reservations ...

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The beaches and islands of the South Pacific

Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Fiji The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It extends over a third of the earth’s surface. The Pacific contains around 25,000 islands, most of which are located ...

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Cyclones and hurricanes in the South Pacific

What is the period of cyclones and hurricanes in Polynesia? What is the hurricanes and cyclones season and which are the islands most at risk of tropical cyclones in the South Pacific? Cyclones and tropical hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean ...

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The climate of American Samoa: when to go

The American Samoa islands are located in the southern Pacific Ocean between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn at about 14 ° South latitude. Due to their position, the climate of American Samoa is tropical, with high temperatures and ...

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American Samoa power plugs and sockets, telephones

Here we report a series of useful information for those who make the trip to American Samoa. You will find information regarding the documents needed to enter the country (always check before leaving the official sites). There will also be ...

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A photographic tour to New Zealand

Wild lupins, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

This time I decide to try a new type of tour that is starting to be very fashionable among enthusiasts: the photographic journey. The country I choose is one of the most interesting from the point of view of landscape ...

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The National Parks of New Zealand

Mount Cook, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

New Zealand is a nation famous for the beauty of its natural landscapes. Over 20 percent of New Zealand’s territory is protected by national parks, forest reserves and nature reserves. There are 13 national parks in New Zealand. Originally there ...

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Practical advice for a travel to French Polynesia

The islands of French Polynesia, as well as all the beautiful islands of the South Pacific, are one of the favorite travel destinations for honeymooners. In this article I try to give some indications for those who want to make ...

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Maupiti: experience Polynesia in contact with the population

Maupiti is a small island in French Polynesia in the Society Islands archipelago. The island is located 40 km west of Bora Bora and is served by a small airport located on a “motu” which has air connections to the ...

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Fijian cuisine: mix of Melanesian and Indian flavors

Fijian vegetarian lunch. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Fiji is a multicultural country where the Melanesian inhabitants of the islands and the descendants of Indian workers imported here in the nineteenth century by the British to work in the sugar cane fields live together. In addition to these ...

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Cruise to the Yasawa Islands: Captain Cook Cruises

Reef Endevour, Captain Cook Cruises, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Yasawa islands extend from southwest to northeast over an arc of about 100 kilometers west of the two main islands of Fiji: Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Consisting of about fifteen main islands and countless smaller islands, the Yasawa ...

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The Mamanuca islands: islands along the coast of Viti Levu

Monuriki Island, Mamanuca, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Almost all tourists arriving in Fiji do so from Nadi international airport. This airport is located along the west coast of the large island of Viti Levu. Right in front of the coast where Nadi stands is the archipelago of ...

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Cruise to Mamanuca and Yasawa: Captain Cook Cruises

Monuriki Island, Mamanuca, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

After taking the first part of the cruise, the one that allowed us to visit the spectacular northern Yasawa islands, today we leave from Port Denarau to continue our cruise to the Mamanuca islands and the southern Yasawa. For those ...

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Monuriki: the island of the film “Cast Away”

Monuriki Island, Mamanuca, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

In Fiji, at the western end of the archipelago of the Mamanuca islands is the small uninhabited island of Monuriki. The island is volcanic in nature and measures approximately 1 km in length and 600 meters in width. The highest ...

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The Yasawa islands: an example of eco-sustainable tourism

Narara seen from Naukacuvu, Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Fiji is an archipelago of Oceania made up of over 330 islands of all shapes and sizes. The two largest islands are those of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu which alone account for almost 90% of the nation’s total area. ...

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Easter Island: the Moai of Easter Island

Easter Island immediately connects to one word: MOAI. The Moai are human figures carved in volcanic rock, unique works of Easter Island. According to the most recent studies, the Rapa Nui people sculpted these statues between the years 1250 and ...

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Easter Island: the coasts of Easter Island

Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Lost in the South Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is a fascinating place from all points of view. Easter Island is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Its isolation makes it difficult to reach. In fact, it ...

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Easter Island: the volcanoes of Easter Island

Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini ...

Easter Island is dotted with volcanic cones. Three are the most important Easter Island volcanoes: Terevaka volcano (altitude 507 meters, the highest point on the island), Poike volcano (altitude 370 meters) and Rano Kau volcano (altitude 324 meters). The fascinating ...

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Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The most spectacular waterfalls in the world

Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The waterfalls are among the most exciting spectacles of nature. Almost every nation on Earth has waterfalls. There are waterfalls of a few meters high up to waterfalls that approach the kilometer in height. A waterfall is formed when the ...

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Anakena: the most beautiful beach on Easter Island

Anakena, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Easter Island is famous for its mysterious civilization, the one that built the huge volcanic stone statues called “moai”. The island is located in the so-called southern seas, in the waters of the southern Pacific ocean and is part of ...

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History of Easter Island: many questions, few certainties

Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Every place on Easter Island has something to discover if you look carefully. Because here the story speaks of an ancient civilization of which we know very little. This island gives the feeling of a place with infinite spaces, but ...

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Easter Island: a fascinating island full of mysteries

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located just under 6 hours flight from Santiago de Chile and at more or less the same flight hours from Tahiti in French Polynesia, Easter Island is one of the most isolated places in the world. To get an idea ...

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Travel to Fiji Islands archipelago with children

Andrea and Mattia with a friend, Ratu Namasi Memorial School, Yasawa Island, Fiji. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located approximately 2,000 kilometers north of New Zealand, Fiji is an archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean made up of several hundred islands. These islands are located just south of the equator, between the Vanuatu islands, the Tonga islands and ...

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Tasmania: the great Australian island

Tasmania is a large island located in the southern part of the Australian continent. This island lost along the southeastern coast of Australia – from which is separated by the waters of the Bass Strait, an arm of the ocean ...

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