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Congo

Often confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), on the opposite side of the river Congo, Congo (known officially as the Republic of Congo and also sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville) offers a more friendly and less threatening entirely on expanding its neighbor.

Noted for its lowland gorillas and wild chimpanzees (the country has more than 80% of the population), the Congo is characterized by dense rainforest and impenetrable jungle, juxtaposed to a narrow coastal strip that houses a 169 km nascent oil industry. Outside the French capital Brazzaville flavored, attractions include the surf beaches of Pointe-Noire, the whitewater rapids of the Congo River and – at 13, 600 square kilometers, Odzala National Park – one of the most largest and least known of tropical Africa.

Band Wildlife in Congo remains a largely unknown quantity for most foreigners, with little tourist infrastructure and a recent six years of civil conflict, scaring all but the most intrepid travelers. But with a pathway to peace in progress and old feuds and disagreements temporarily – or permanently – forgotten, change flashing tantalizingly on the horizon.
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The greatest asset of the Congo is the Congo. Musicians, cooks, philosophers and table soccer lovers, the inhabitants of this former French colony, without doubt, one of its national exports more attractive. Ignoring adversity and always curious visitors, this is a nation of people eager for a good laugh. Be open and friendly and could be invited to share the joke.

Venezuela

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While other South American countries are romanticized for the tango, Machu Picchu or Carnaval, Venezuela’s international swirls the reputation of all the oil, the brash political style of President Hugo Chavez and the occasional international beauty contest winner. However, there is much more to Venezuela than these typical questions headliner. As a matter of fact, Venezuela is a country of astonishing range and remains a land that is very undervisited by international travelers.

The country claims Andean peaks, the longest stretch of Caribbean coast in a single nation, islands amid tranquil turquoise waters, wetlands filled with caimans, capybaras, piranhas and anacondas, the vapor of the Amazon, and savanna dotted with rolled capped mountains called tepuis. The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls (Salto Angel), collapses 979m from the top of a tepui in Canaima National Park. Those seeking adventure will find hiking, snorkeling, diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paragliding and more. Even better, most of these sites are within a bus ride one day or a short flight from the other. People interested in culture can revel in the pulsating salsa clubs the capital, Caracas, explore various regional festivals, look for arts and crafts in the bucolic towns of the interior, or make a hit look at some of the world’s best up-and-coming baseball players hit some entries in a local stadium. Chavez himself, and his socialist “Bolivarian revolution” has become a national attraction and have begun to draw spectators, aspiring documentarians and volunteers for the country.

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Kazakhstan

The world’s ninth largest country is one of his last trips to large uncertainties. Although the outside world is becoming aware of Kazakhstan, largely thanks to its oil and the antics of the pseudo-Kazakh Borat Sagdiyev, few have really explored this land of varied attractions.

Easily the most economically advanced of the ‘stans’, post-Soviet Kazakhstan is reinventing itself as a Eurasian nation prosperous and modern one. The commercial and social center of leaf, Almaty, has an almost European, with first class hotels, boutiques, cafes and elegant smooth streets thick with BMW and Mercedes. Astana in the north, is transforming rapidly into a capital Quickfire Century 21 with a unique blend of Islamic architecture, futuristic West, the Soviet Union and crazy. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ruled Kazakhstan since the Soviet era, does not encourage political opposition, but getting to forge a peaceful and multiethnic nation – making it generally quite popular.

Around the periphery of the great steppes, where people of Kazakhstan, once nomadic, being famous for his skills with horses and equestrian sports only – used to walk, Kazakhstan presents a series of amazing adventures. You can walk on foot or horseback in the spectacular Tian Shan and Altay mountains, watch the flamingos on steppe lakes or discover mysterious underground mosques near the Caspian Sea. Community ecotourism programs in some of the most beautiful areas allow travelers to stay with village families at an affordable cost.
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With passengers still rare here, a foreign guest is usually treated not as a tourist, but with true hospitality and townspeople will be out of their way to help. Enjoy while it lasts!

Singapore

Get rid of the image of Singapore as a dull and sterile utopia – scratch the surface and discover a strange mix of cultures Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western, a rich stew social is anything but boring. Sure, graffiti-free trains run on time, traffic jams do not exist and everyone looks clean cut and healthy, but who needs pollution, poverty and chaos?

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Singapore Food mouthwatering is the number one drawcard. Pull up a bench in a downtown street vendors, open a beer Tiger and dive into a wide range of Asian delicacies generous, heavy on flavor, light on the wallet. Do not waste? Singapore offers the best shopping and restaurants in Southeast Asia innovative and stylish, plus a range of first class hotels. Top of the tree is Raffles, a timeless symbol of colonial opulence.

Of course, not all about shopping, food and G & T on the terrace. Please outdoor activities – Sports of the street, bicycle and water – or draw out the contemporary art scene, thriving on government promotion of Singapore as an arts center. If you want a break from the city limits, the center of the island has reserves of bright green forest tract which is all you’ll hear monkeys clattering through the branches.

The city of Leon is more than I expected – the dust of the credit card, the first of her stomach and dive right in.

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