Christmas Islands Around the World

It’s June, which means it’s halfway to Christmas. Halfway, that is, unless you live in one of the numerous places around the world named for the holiday. Geody lists 171 places in its gazetteer with the word ‘Christmas’ in their name, including such places as Christmas Vlei, Namibia (a dry lake in the western portion…

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The Largest Cities With the Shortest Names

We’ve talked before on this site about the eight Scandinavian villages named Å, and there are a few other places in the world with just one letter for a name, but what one-letter town can actually claim to be the largest?  Not too many people can claim to live in such uniquely-named locales. The former…

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What Would a Bering Strait Bridge Cost?

Having written posts during the past month on gaps in intercontinental travel (the Darién Gap separating the North and South American highway networks) and on fixed-link bridge-tunnel combinations (the bridge-tunnels of Hampton Roads, Virginia), I thought it only appropriate to write an article concerning both topics at once: the feasibility of a fixed-link between Asia…

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Google Sightseeing: Yukon Ho! Part 1: The Top of the World Highway

My latest post at Google Sightseeing is the first of a two-part trek across the top half of Canada’s Yukon territory. The first part takes viewers from Chicken, Alaska (yes, Chicken, Alaska) to the Klondike gold rush town of Dawson City, Yukon along the remote, breathtaking Top of the World Highway. This is one of…

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