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Middle East

Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The location of Saudi Arabia is a western Asian country bordered by Jordan and Iraq on the north and northeast and the red sea is to the west. The population of Saudi Arabia is about 28,686,633 people in a land area of about 1,071,000 square miles. The GDP per capita is $18,855. There is a law in Saudi Arabia that states if you are caught stealing the punishment is cutting off your hands. The language is Arabic so you should probably learn the language before you go.
Some places that you can visit in Saudi Arabia are Riyadh. Riyadh is the capital and the largest city of Saudi Arabia. Some architectural landmarks are Burj Al Mamlakah or Kingdom Centre. This building is the 36th tallest building in the world. Kingdom Centre is 311 meters tall or 1000 feet tall and has 47 floors. It is owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal who is the prince of the Saudi royal family.
Another city you can visit is Abha. If you get there during the summer there is a festival you can go to called the Abha Festival. It is for sporting events, shows, exhibitions, and musical performances. It was started for tourists to visit and get to know the surroundings and the city.

Posted by ddougherty 08:30 Archived in Saudi Arabia Comments (0)



Two thirds of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. The GDP per capita is $468 There are three official languages and they are French, English, and Malagasy. The population of Madagascar is 20,653,556 people in a land area of 226,597 square miles. In Madagascar there are four religions that are practiced and those are traditional religion, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism.

Madagascar split from Africa approximately 160 million years ago. The first settlement in Madagascar was in about 200 and 500 A.D. from Asia. The settlers came by canoe. While in this green place i strongly suggest that you go to see the wildlife. But remember don't get to close it could end fatal.

Posted by ddougherty 08:00 Archived in Madagascar Comments (0)

Central America

Costa Rica

The original reason why i went to Costa Rica was to visit my cousin. Then i say how beautiful it is. Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the east and south. The population is 4,509,290 people in a land area of 19,652 square miles. The official language is, of course, spanish. The GDP per capita is about $6,543.
The Church of Our Lady of the Angels is a good christian church. This church was founded on August 18, 1814. It was designated one of the first three Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in 1962. It has also been designated as a California Historical Landmark.
Another place you can visit is Poás Volcano National Park. The parks name in spanish is Parque Nacional Volcán Poás. The great thing about the crater is that you can get all the way to the edge of the crater. The main crater is 950 feet deep and is quire active. It has frequent small geysers and lava eruptions. The last major eruptions were during 1952-54.

Posted by ddougherty 08:18 Archived in Costa Rica Comments (0)



Thailand is a wonderful place to visit! They speak thai and are thai. They have a population of 63,723,953 people in a land area of 198,115 square miles. The GDP per capita is approximately $4,116. Thailand is 3/4 surrounded by the ocean and is on the end of China. In thailand you should go visit the ruins of Wat Chaiwatthanaram. It is a buddist temple in the city of Ayutthaya. You can also visit the Grand Palace which was built in 1782. While in Thailand you could go see the sports that they have. One of those sports is Thai boxing which is a form of hard martial arts.

Posted by ddougherty 08:03 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)


Antarctica is also known as the South Pole. The Southern Ocean surrounds Antarctica. There are about 0 people in a land area of 5.4 million square miles. There is no language on this continent. Antarctica has many animals on it though, such as, penguins, seals, nematodes, and Tardigrades.

Posted by ddougherty 08:33 Archived in Antarctica Comments (0)

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