We often think of a country as a sprawling landmass that contains numerous distinct regions and administrative centers. However, as we will shortly see, some countries are no more than a small dot on a map. The smallest countries in the world range from tiny island nations to ancient microstates within western Europe.
Although it's difficult to determine how many islands exist throughout the world, we do have a lot of information about the largest ones. Some of the largest islands in the world are a single country/territory whereas others are home to more than one country.
The 7 Wonders of the Modern World, also known as the New 7 Wonders of the World, are a series of monuments that have been recognized as the greatest man-made structures still in existence.
In 2000, a campaign was undertaken to vote on new world wonders that would serve as an alternative to the already established list of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. After more than 100 million total votes, the winners were finally announced in 2007.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Heidi Giancola, a 24 year old Anthropology graduate who teaches English in Japan. Over the course of our conversation, we learned what it's like to teach language abroad and to integrate into a foreign culture. On top of this, we learned many interesting facts about Japan itself!
Most people love to travel but an overwhelming majority would rather leave the logistics to someone else. If you could close your eyes when you step into the airport and then open them back up once you've arrived at a tropical beach, would you?
When people think about the Maya civilization, most probably remember the 2012 doomsday scenario that the Maya supposedly predicted through their long count calendar. While there is no actual evidence to suggest the Maya...