The climate of Venezuela: when to go to Venezuela

The climate of Venezuela varies greatly in relation to altitude, the country has a series of climates that vary from humid tropical to alpine. Temperatures do not vary much, but the factor that causes the difference between the types of ...

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Venezuela: Andes, waterfalls, llanos and beaches

Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela/Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) is a federal presidential republic located north of the equator in the northern part of South America. It is washed to the north by the Caribbean Sea and it borders to the ...

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Savaii: island with a genuine Polynesian atmosphere

The island of Savaii (1,709 sq km) is the largest island in the archipelago of the Samoa islands. This island is located just 20 km north-west of Upolu beyond the Apolima strait in the Pacific Ocean. The island is of ...

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Upolu: waterfalls, beaches and tropical vegetation

Upolu Island (1,125 km²) is the most important island of Samoa, although the largest island in the archipelago is Savaii. Upolu is also the most populated island with 140,000 inhabitants. Along the north coast of the island is the capital ...

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Samoa tourist attractions: what to see in Samoa

The Samoa islands have been an independent state since 1962. These islands have managed to proudly preserve their ancient Polynesian culture and their lifestyle based on the village and its inhabitants. Like a living history book, Samoa opens up in ...

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The climate of Samoa: when to go to Samoa

The islands of Samoa are located a few degrees south of the equator so their climate is tropical equatorial. The main features of the climate of the Samoa islands is the little difference in the temperatures of the various seasons, ...

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Samoa: where Polynesia is more authentic

The Samoa Islands (Malo Sa’oloto Tuto’atasi or Samoa), known in the past as Western Samoa, are located in the Southern Pacific Ocean (Polynesia) between the Tonga islands, American Samoa, Tokelau and the islands of Wallis and Futuna. The islands which ...

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Pitcairn: the island of the Bounty mutineers

Pitcairn flag

The British colony of Pitcairn is made up of 4 islands: Pitcairn (4.6 sq km), Ducie (0.7 sq km), Henderson (37.3 sq km) and Oeno (0.65 sq km) of which only one, Pitcairn, is inhabited. Pitcairn Island is one of ...

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Tokelau islands: three atolls in the seas of Samoa

Tokelau Islands, formerly known as Union Islands, are a group of three coral atolls located north of Samoa and south of Kiribati. These islands are located about 10 ° south of the equator. Tokelau is is a dependent territory of ...

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Solomon Islands: equatorial forests and volcanoes

The Solomon Islands are a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean located a few degrees south of the equator. The islands are part of the so-called Melanesia. Made up of a dozen major islands, all of volcanic origin, ...

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The climate of the Tonga Islands: when to go to Tonga

The climate of the Tonga islands is tropical maritime. The climate of the islands can easily be divided into two distinct seasons: a cooler and less rainy season between May and November, and a warmer and rainier season between December ...

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Tonga: the Friendly islands of Captain Cook

The Tonga Islands (Pule’anga Tonga) are a group of tropical islands located in the southern Pacific Ocean (Polynesia) between Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands. These islands are a constitutional monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. The islands – inhabited ...

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Tuvalu: traditional customs and traditions of Polynesia

The Tuvalu Islands, known in colonial times as the Ellice Islands, are a very small parliamentary monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. Tuvalu is among the smallest state entities in the world, it is in fact in fourth place for ...

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Papua New Guinea: forests, islands and tribal traditions

Papua New Guinea (Papua Niugini) is a parliamentary monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. This nation is located south of the equator, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country is located east of Indonesia and north of Australia from which ...

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Palau: the spectacular Rock Islands

The Palau Islands (Republic of Palau, Beluu er a Belau) are a small island republic located in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are located just north of the equator, about 800 km east of the Philippines. The Republic of Palau ...

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Vanuatu: volcanic islands with primitive populations

The Vanuatu Islands (Ripablik blong Vanuatu; Republic of Vanuatu; République de Vanuatu), formerly known as the New Hebrides, are a republic located in the western Pacific Ocean (Melanesia), south of the equator. The islands are located between the Fiji Islands, ...

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Wallis and Futuna: islands with authentic Polynesian folklore

The islands of Wallis and Futuna (Wallis-et-Futuna; Uvea mo Futuna) are a French overseas collectivity, located in the southern Pacific Ocean west of Samoa and north-east of Fiji. The territory consists of two groups of volcanic islands (Wallis and Horne) ...

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Niue: a raised coral atoll in the Pacific

Niue, is a raised coral atoll, among the largest in the world (260 sq km), located in the southern Pacific Ocean east of the Tonga islands, south of Samoa and west of the Cook Islands. Niue is a territory freely ...

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New Zealand power plugs and sockets, telephones

NEW ZEALAND: DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry into New Zealand you must be in possession of a passport valid for three months beyond the date of return, a return air ticket and a sufficient amount of currency or a credit card.  ...

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The climate of New Zealand: when to go to New Zealand

The climate of New Zealand is maritime and varies between the sub-tropical climate of the far north and the cold temperate climate of the far south of the country. The climate is influenced by the sea and the mountains and ...

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New Zealand: a spectacular nature and millions of sheep

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a parliamentary monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. New Zealand is located in the southern Pacific Ocean, about 1,600 km south-east of Australia. It is an archipelago consisting mainly of two large islands. The North Island ...

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Isle of Pines: the closest island to Paradise

Kanumera, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Isle of Pines (1,840 inhabitants) is a small island (130 sq km) located 150 km south-west of the Grande Terre in New Caledonia. The main center of the island is the village of Vao which is located in the ...

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How to get to New Caledonia: flights to New Caledonia

INTERNATIONAL AIR CONNECTIONS International Flights: Arriving in New Caledonia is a long journey from Europe are about 20,000 km, which generally requires, included flights and airports stops, about 22-25 hours by plane. From the west coast of the United States ...

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Climate of New Caledonia: when to go to New Caledonia

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

New Caledonia is a French territory made up of a group of islands located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Due to its position, New Caledonia benefits from a relatively temperate climate affected by the blowing of the trade ...

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New Caledonia: mines and pristine beaches

Bac de l'Ouaieme, Grande Terre, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie) is a French “sui generis” community, located in the region of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, about 1 500 km from the coast of Australia and 2,000 km northeast of ...

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Nauru: the smallest independent island state in the world

Nauru (Republic of Nauru; Naoero), is an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, located in Micronesia, in the central Pacific ocean. The island is located almost at the equator, west of the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) and north-east of the Solomon Islands. ...

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Micronesia: remains of ancient civilizations and atolls

The Federated States of Micronesia are a federal republic located in the Pacific Ocean north of the equator. The islands that are part of it are located north-east of Papua New Guinea. The Federated States of Micronesia are located in ...

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Marshall Islands: atolls in the Pacific Ocean

The Marshall Islands (Republic of the Marshall Islands) are an archipelago in the north-central Pacific Ocean located north of the equator. This oceanic archipelago is part of the vast area of islands known as Micronesia. This island state is made ...

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Northern Mariana Islands: islands north of the Equator

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands form a Commonwealth united with the United States of America. The islands have as their capital the town of Garapan, on the island of Saipan. The state of the Northern Mariana Islands includes ...

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Kiribati: groups of atolls along the Equator

The Kiribati Islands (Republic of Kiribati) are a republic associated with the British Commonwealth, made up of three different archipelagos that straddle the equator line. This includes the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands and the Line Islands or Equatorial Islands. ...

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