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Among its hundreds of islands, Palau still has 70 small uninhabited rock islands.  
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Although only 100 miles off the Florida Keys, without permit, unauthorized U.S. travelers who step foot on Cuba face a $7,500 fine.  
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Japan's length from north to south allows cherry blossoms—hana—to bloom at different times throughout the Spring.  
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Iceland has some of Europe's largest glaciers curled right up against some of the continent's hottest volcanic springs.  
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Mauritius lies just above the Tropic of Capricorn, 1500 miles from the southeast corner of Africa.  
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The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with its neighbor, Haiti.  
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New Zealand's South Island alone boasts a range of geography that countries three times its size don't come close to: beaches, glaciers, fjords, mountains, volcanoes, lakes, and lush green farm land.  
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Even today, pirates roam the Indonesian waters. Vessels recently attacked include bulk carriers, container vessels, and a chemical tanker.  
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During the 17th and 18th centuries, shipwrecked sailors who washed up on Fiji's shores faced the threat of being eaten by the natives. Today, thankfully, Fiji is much more hospitable.  
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