Counting Down the Largest Lake Islands in the World, Part I: #10-#6

Lists of the world’s largest islands can be found in pretty well any encyclopedia, world atlas, desktop reference book, or geography website. Lists of the world’s largest islands inside lakes, however, aren’t nearly as common in reference guides, generally being relegated to Wikipedia, WorldAtlas.com, or geo-oddity websites. Even if you’re a geo-oddity hunter, you probably…

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Google Sightseeing: Unguja, Zanzibar

It’s Google Sightseeing‘s sixth annual Island Week this week.  So far, the team has written stories on Ireland’s Skellig Islands (which you may remember from my article here on Skellig Michael earlier this year) and on Greenland’s Uunartoq Qeqertaq, the island which made headlines in 2005 when it was revealed to be not a part of the mainland but…

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Language Isolates That Still Remain Strong

Every year around this time, one of the world’s most unique languages gets an extra bit of exposure. Since 1994, the Euskaltel-Euskadi team has been a fixture of international cycling, essentially serving as the Basque national cycling team. During the Tour de France each July, it’s very common to see Basque flags waving in the…

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