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The Village Inn and Spa - Formerly The Rainbow Hotel, Saint Lucia

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Village Inn and Spa - Formerly The Rainbow Hotel.

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. Its size is 620 km² with an estimated population of 160,000. Its capital is Castries.

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Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, Martinique

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (Aéroport international Martinique Aimé Césaire) (IATA: FDF, ICAO: TFFF) is the international airport of Martinique in the French West Indies. Located in Le Lamentin, a suburb of the capital Fort-de-France, it was opened in 1950 and renamed in 2007 after author and politician Aimé Césaire.

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Parque Indepdencia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Often referred as the center of the city, this popular location hosts the Altar de la Patria, a mausoleum where the remains of the patriots Duarte , Sánchez and Mella lie. The Puerta del Conde, another historic site, is located at the entrance of this park.

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Dominican Republic’s National Palace, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dominican Republic's National Palace in Santo Domingo.

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The Columbus Lighthouse (the Faro a Colón), Santo Domingo

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

the Faro a Colón , a cross-shaped lighthouse built in honor of Christopher Columbus

The Columbus Lighthouse – Faro a Colón – with an approximate cost of 400 million Dominican pesos and amidst great controversy,[citation needed] was erected in Santo Domingo in honor of this occasion.

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Wake Island (also known as Wake Atoll), United States Minor Outlying Islands

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Wake Island (also known as Wake Atoll, pronounced /ˈweɪk/) is a coral atoll having a coastline of 12 miles (19 kilometers) in the North Pacific Ocean, located about two-thirds of the way from Honolulu (2,300 statute miles or 3,700 km west) to Guam (1,510 miles or 2,430 km east). It is an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States, administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior. Access to the island is restricted, and all current activities on the island are managed by the United States Air Force. There is also a missile facility operated by the United States Army. The largest island (Wake Island) is the center of activity on the atoll and has a 9,800 foot (3,000 m) runway.

For statistical purposes, Wake is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

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Santa Maria, Cape Verde

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Santa Maria (Portuguese for Saint Mary) is a fishing town situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal, Cape Verde. The town is the third largest in Cape Verde and is one of the few that it is larger than the the municipal capital. Santa Maria is located about 15 km south of the Amílcar Cabral International Airport, and it is the southernmost point of the road linking north to Espargos. The GDP and the living standards are one of the highest in Cape Verde.

The streets follow mostly a grid system. The urban area is near the beach. Much of the area around Santa Maria is flat, dry and sandy with no vegetation. In the 1990s the population boomed owing to tourism. Hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops are within its main streets.

South of Santa Maria is a cape featuring a lighthouse in the island's southernmost point and is accessed with an unpaved road. Another road east links to the southeasternmost point.

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Sal International Airport, Cape Verde

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Amílcar Cabral International Airport (IATA: SID, ICAO: GVAC), also known as Sal International Airport or Amílcar Cabral Airport, is the principal international airport of Cape Verde. The airport is named after the revolutionary leader Amílcar Cabral.

It is located 2 km (1.3 miles) west-southwest from Espargos on Sal Island. Until September 2005, it was the only airport in Cape Verde to serve international flights. (Cape Verde's other international airports are near Praia on Santiago Island and on Boavista.) Another international airport is to open on the island of Sao Vicente, near the capital of Mindelo.

The airport's main runway (01/19) is 3,272m (10,734 ft) and is the longest in Cape Verde. It is used for long-haul flights. It is also one of the designated emergency landing strips for the U.S. Space Shuttle. The second runway (07/25) is 1,500m (4,921 ft) and is used by small planes. Sal is the main hub for the national airline, TACV Cabo Verde Airlines.

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