Islands

Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island, a remote coral atoll, is a place of mysterious geography with a disturbing history.

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Thursday, 9th April 2009

The Best Job in the World

Yesterday1 was Australia Day, when each January 26th, Australians crack open some beers and toss another shrimp on the barbie to celebrate their arrival on the world’s smallest continent all the way back in 1788. Australia has many wonderful things…

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Tuesday, 27th January 2009

Boblo Island

This huge pavilion and dance hall is the only remaining structure from Boblo Island Amusement Park in Ontario. The Amusement Park was open to the public from 1898 until 1993 and through the years it was home to a number…

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Wednesday, 12th November 2008

Taal (Volcano Week 3)

Taal Volcano is another active stratovolcano, this time on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, and at only 406 metres, it is known as the world’s smallest volcano. Actually Taal’s crater has a lake in it… sadly the high-res…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Mount Tambora (Volcano Week 3)

It’s Volcano Week 3 here at GSS, which explains why all of our posts over the course of the week are very likely to be volcano related. Mount Tambora is an active volcano on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia,…

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Monday, 13th October 2008

The Sapphire Mines of Madagascar

In 1998, the tiny truck-stop village of Ilakaka in Madagascar was transformed into a bustling mining town, and one of the most dangerous places in the country. The reason for this dramatic change was the discovery of massive sapphire deposits…

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Thursday, 2nd October 2008
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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