Month: May 2004

  • Iraq

    Much of early history centers itself around an area known as the “Fertile Crescent,” referring to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in present-day Iraq. Many ancient kingdoms were borne out of this region, including the Assyrians, Sumerians, and Babylonians–whose legendary King Hammurabi penned the enormously important Code of Hammurabi, one of the most significant legal doctrines of all time.

  • Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea MapPapua New Guinea has vast natural resources, but exploitation of them is difficult due to rugged terrain and the high cost of developing an infrastructure. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for most of the population, while mineral deposits, such as oil, copper, and gold, account for a large part of export earnings.

  • Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

    Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

    Rock Sound, Eleuthera, BahamasThe settlement of Rock Sound on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas was originally called New Portsmouth.

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Costa Rica has long been seen as an “eye of the hurricane”–a peaceful nation situated in the center of an often turbulent region. The rich history and well-preserved and diverse environment attracts tourists from around the globe. From its beautiful beaches to its massive rain forest, teaming with wildlife, the Costa Rican government has long been committed to preserve the country’s reputation as a environmentally and user-friendly place to visit.

  • Black Point, Exuma

    Black Point, Exuma

    Black Point, ExumaTake a look at some of the beautiful sites of Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas.