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Palau

The Republic of Palau is inimitable. Most tourists who come here like to spend their time underwater, Palau is one of the most spectacular in the world of diving. It has coral reefs, blue holes, wrecks in war, hidden caves and tunnels, steep vertical over 60 to play with, and a surprising range of corals, fish and rare creatures of the sea. There are also some direct miracles of evolution, giant clams that weigh a quarter ton, for example, and a lake full of 21 million softly pulsating, stingless jellyfish.

But you do not have to get wet to enjoy Palau. In the land of the republic includes the richest flora and fauna of Micronesia: exotic birds want around the islands, crocodiles glide through mangroves and orchids sprout profusely in the backyards. The archipelago of Palau is diverse, encompassing the polyglot state of Koror, the beautiful rocky islands, the second largest island of Micronesia, Babeldaob (land that PT forgot?), Peleliu, once ravaged by war, now just stunning, quiet, small Angaur, coral atolls and Kayangel Ngeruangel, and the remote islands of the South-West.

Stir in some of the most sociable of Micronesia (and responsible) people, and it is not surprising that parts of the palace known as the “principle of everything,” a template of the rest of the world would do well to follow.
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On this responsibility: Palacio love a good acronym, socially conscious, and can be seen everywhere on signs and billboards, as “WAVE – all kinds of customers with enthusiasm” or “STARS – Initiate treatment of symptoms associated with alcohol. ” You could find yourself in this game, too. And maybe get to the same conclusion as us, that the name of this country itself is an acronym: “Palau Islands: Lovely and unique.”

Benin

Benin. This country club-shaped, on the western edge of Nigeria, was one of the most powerful empires of Africa – the kingdom of Dahomey. The ruins of palaces and temples of Dahomeyans can be seen in Abomey, while Ouidah is a painful reminder that their wealth came from: the slave trade. The Slave Route of Ouidah was the last walk on African soil of slaves to Brazil and the Caribbean. Museums, here and in Porto Novo, near the capital of Benin lagoon, examine the resulting Afro-Brazilian culture and society. Cotonou, however, Africa is mostly urban and polluted frazzling – shopping, but not without its own charm, a lively nightlife and well a couple of them.

Despite the ill-gotten gains Dahomeyan bright at the Historical Museum of Abomey, there are plenty of treasures in the dusty streets of Benin and palm-fringed beaches. This is the birthplace of voodoo, the national religion of the country, exported by slaves and distorted by Hollywood. Voodoo is an important part of everyday life and most of the cities show signs of it, such as markets served fetish with the heads and skins of every animal imaginable.

Elephants, lions and crocodiles can be seen in animated form to the northern parks, including Pendjari, one of the best in West Africa. Then there are the stilt villages, home to thousands of people to the lakes of southern and northern Tata Sombre (fortlike mud huts) built by the Shadow insular people. Not only is a country rich historical and cultural Benin, this nation is politically stable one of the easiest parts of West Africa to travel in.

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