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Estonia is a nation in Northern Europe, lapped by the waters of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. It includes more than 1500 islands and its varied territory ranges from rocky beaches to ancient forests to a large amount of lakes. Once part of the Soviet Union, it is characterized by the presence of castles, churches and fortresses perched on the hills. The capital, Tallinn, is famous for its perfectly preserved historic center, museums and the 314 m high television tower with a panoramic viewpoint.

Easter Island, belonging to Chile, is a remote volcanic island of Polynesia. Its indigenous name is Rapa Nui. The island is famous for archaeological sites which include almost 900 monumental statues called moai, carved by the inhabitants between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. The moai are human figures characterized by very large heads, often resting on imposing stone pedestals called ahus. In Ahu Tongariki there is the largest group of moai in an upright position.

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator which is located on the west coast of South America. Its varied territory includes the Amazon jungle, the Andean highlands and the Galápagos islands, rich in wild animals. At the foot of the Andes, at a height of 2850 m, is Quito, the capital, famous for its Spanish colonial-style city center, almost completely intact, which houses decorated palaces and religious sites dating back to the 16th-17th century, including the baroque church of the Society of Jesus.

El Salvador is a small Central American country famous for its beaches on the Pacific Ocean, areas suitable for surfing and mountain views. La Ruta de Las Flores is a winding road that runs alongside coffee plantations, forests with waterfalls and cities like Juayúa, where a gastronomic festival takes place on weekends, and Ataco, characterized by lively murals. The capital San Salvador, surrounded by spectacular volcanoes, offers numerous museums and the National Theater.

England, the birthplace of Shakespeare and the Beatles, is a British Isles country bordering on Scotland and Wales. The capital London, crossed by the Thames, is home to the 11th century Parliament, Big Ben and the Tower of London. This city is also a modern and multicultural artistic and business center. Other major English cities are Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and the university centers of Oxford and Cambridge.

Tourism in Eritrea made up 2% of Eritrea’s economy up to 1997. After 1998, revenues from tourism fell to one quarter of 1997 levels. In 2006 it made up less than 1% of the country’s GDP. … However, the development of tourism is hampered by drought, political totalitarianism, and war.

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.