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Allan Martin
Allan Martin

Kurdistan is beautiful. I've been there. There are some of the oldest places in Kurdistan and many beautiful places 👍🏼👌🏼

Keiko Sigmund
Keiko Sigmund

This picture in Shikoku Island makes me think taking my students there. We would walk a part of pilgrimage route and enjoy the Dogo Onsen, one of the oldest Onsen in Japan. It could be a unique, historical, and enoyable trip.

Rose Nickelson
Rose Nickelson

Oh my goodness these picture are so gorgeous. These photos really show how beautiful the world is. I picture of the bears in Kodiak, Alaska  is just awesome. My father loves nature and animals, it seems like Alaska might be a good place for him to go vacation at.

http://www.kodiakislandair.com/remote-locations.html

schultzy beckett
schultzy beckett

Part of my job is to help plan large events at places that don't have the facilities to do large events, like a field, or a park, or a city corner. This takes lots of planning, from auto and pedestrian traffic, to power generators and high tides, to porta-pottys and staging emergency vehicles (not to mention the artist(or event) and a stage).

schultzy @  http://www.remeorealty.com/

Regina G.
Regina G.

Tasmania is my home and it is the most magic place. 

Maria Malu
Maria Malu

Wish l could go to all of these places but looking at these wonderful pictures I feel that have taken part of them too.

Khurram Tayab
Khurram Tayab

Wonderful clicks of various spots of the world.

hanlie malan
hanlie malan

thank you for sharing these beautiful experiences 

Winston Bacon
Winston Bacon

Wonderful pictures, sure would be nice to visit a few of these countries

MORTIN M
MORTIN M

Beautiful places, I like it very much.

Suzan M, Ellis
Suzan M, Ellis

places and people are just wonderfull,like to go back again.

brian doyle
brian doyle

its a god thing for pictures and the write ups as I am not wealthy as there is so many of these places to go ,I do not think I could make up my mind

Vargas Tomas Anibal
Vargas Tomas Anibal

beautiful, seria importante una version en español, para la gente latina. todo es muy completo y realmente hermoso, felicitaciones.

Leonora Sadia
Leonora Sadia

nice place to visit,wish i could be there SOMEDAY!!!

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Uruguay seemed fairly expensive for relocation several years ago but a little bit of Europe with hotsprings, beaches and great beef steaks. Drinking yerba mate through a silver straw.  Perhaps consider Ecuador.


- from a guy living in a volcano in Central America

Robert Cunningham
Robert Cunningham

After the financial global  reset  We will move to Uruguay.

Louise Manelia
Louise Manelia

Too cool. I wonder if you have to be tarzan or if anyon can do this raoel.

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