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literal meaning of every country's name
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This Map Shows the Literal Meaning of Every Country’s Name

Have you ever thought about the meaning behind a countries name? This map by Credit Card Compare gives us a bit of a history and geography lesson. Learning etymology – the origin of words – of countries around the world offers us fascinating insight into the origins of some of our favourite travel destinations and […]

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Macau, The World’s Premier Gambling City

Everyone has heard of Las Vegas, but how many of us are familiar with its distant, South-East Asian counterpart, Macau? Separated from Hong Kong by the Pearl River Delta to the east, stands an island with an immense gambling industry. The annual casino revenue here is seven times that of Las Vegas. The region was […]